Woah, it’s been a while. Festival season is well and truly booming and summer is here so what better time to re-boot our favourite new music feature; Best of 3. Here’s three sizzling new tracks that we’re sinking our teeth into quicker than a juicy barbecue skewer.
Wolf Alice – ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’
All the best Wolf Alice songs are tinted by summer’s amber glow, turning the long city evenings into a playground for young lovers. ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ has Ellie Rowsell drunk on a butterfly-rush, finding delight in the details of a new relationship yet dogged by self-doubt. The most satisfying carryover from ‘My Love Is Cool’ is the way in which Wolf Alice extrovert these nerves, making even the smallest success over such fears sound like a triumph: “I’m losing self control and it’s you/It really is.”
By piling on flushed synths and chugging basslines, Wolf Alice strip away these worries and channel them into a magnificent warm buzz, expanding into the corners of every room and moment shared by two romantics. – Ethan Weatherby
Confidence Man – Boyfriend (Repeat)
The new rave and dance-punk scene may be firmly rooted in noughties bands like The Klaxons, CSS and The Ting Tings but Brisbane’s Confidence Man are doing what they say on the tin and bravely bringing back bonkers synths and sickly sweet vocals. Originally released last year, ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’ has been given a retro video shake-up after the success of bursting pop banger ‘Bubblegum’. It screams Skins and might be the saviour to WKD loving teens playing Stormzy at house parties. – Josh Shreeve
Mellah – Nada
Peckham artist Liam Ramsden, aka Mellah, goes deep in latest track ‘Nada’. The singer says it’s about his father who passed away a couple of years ago but the simple sliding chord structure makes it an upbeat and warm number, filled with hazy vocals. There’s hints of Beck and Mac Demarco, the type of track we imagine the latter getting down to after one of his crazy shows. If that’s not an indicator of Mellah’s talent then we don’t know what is. – Josh Shreeve