Need new music to pop on this week’s playlist? Allow our music blogmaster, Flick Heath, to guide the way. Here are the new bands she’s loving right now…
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Willgoose ESQ, and Wrigglesworth. No, these aren’t mythical creatures, or a rip off chewing gum. In fact, these two bizarrely named musicians create an incredible sound by combining banjo, guitar, drums, snippets of audio and electronics. Visuals are an essential part of their performance – the alluring atmospheric build up of their tracks are truly emphasised alongside. This is one band you need to make space in your diary for.
Sasha Siem has a stunning, Norah Jones-esque voice. She mixes her vocals with an eerie, attractive beat. Interestingly, she was one of the youngest people to win a British Composer Award. You can really feel her love of classical music coming through in her songs, as she places her own new magical twist on classical music. As well as supporting King Charles, Siem will be releasing her new album Most of the Boys on 2 March.
Wolf Alice are the perfect mix between a band that make you want to take a relaxing step backwards (Bros), whilst also tempting you to get into the depths of the crowd and spend some time moshing (Storms). Sometimes you just need to feel a strong beat of drums, alongside the atmospheric rhythm of a guitar running through your body – their recent support slot with Alt-J was the perfect pairing.