Best of 3: Songs This Week May I

Here are this weeks trio of new songs you HAVE to listen to!

Spring King – ‘The Summer’

Spring King have been one of the key band’s to watch over the last year, especially with their stand out moment of Zane Lowe launching Beats1 Radio with their single. Now, their debut is announced for June and The Summer is released, a track which captures every essence of the season. Upbeat melodies, vocals that are going to become anthem-like with drunken sing alongs across festival season and a general vibe that highlights them being one of the most exciting indie bands in the UK right now. “The Summer’s here…” they sing, but it looks like we could be anticipating the debut more if this single is anything to go by.

– Connor Willis

Ardyn – ‘Over The River’

Twins Katy and Rob are making something quite magical down in Gloucestershire. After a faultless self titled EP released late last year which combined brooding melodic piano with beautifully layered acoustic guitar they have not disappointed with this latest release. ‘Over The River’ gives me subtle reminders of early Florence + the Machine releases, a voice that can one moment be cradling you like a baby and the next erupting with an ethereal quality that could come straight out of an artsy play set in the woods. Katy howls “In your heart don’t take offence” and quite frankly I do take offence if you haven’t checked out this band already.

– Alex Walker

Radiohead – ‘Burn The Witch’

Radiohead’s return was more than worth the wait. ‘Burn The Witch’ a terrifically haunting piece, with staccato strings and orchestral wails to accompany Thom Yorke’s typically high-reaching vocals. The songs origins lie way back in 2003, which may go some way to explain why it’s eerie sound is comparable to that heard on 2003s ‘Hail To The Thief’ or even on 1997s ‘OK Computer’, sharing similarities in particular with the gloom-ridden ‘Climbing Up The Walls’.

– Ben Robinson

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Josh Shreeve

Director of VLM and radio man at Forge Radio. Studies journalism at the University of Sheffield.

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