What I’m Listening To – 16/7/14

Here are my favourite picks of the week in music…

Leon T. Pearl – ‘Came Here For You’ (Fyfe Remix)
Fyfe has reworked Leon T. Pearl’s ‘Came Here For You’, swapping out the original house inspired electronics for his intricate loops and scattered beats – adding a new soundscape to the emotional equation. This week, it was announced London producer Fyfe has signed to Believe Recordings. On this track, you can tell it’s Fyfe’s work – a marker of how just how much originality he is conjuring up for himself.

Becky Hill – ‘Caution To The Wind’
One time contestant on The Voice, Becky Hill is starting to make a name for herself through lending her soulful tones to some big chart players like Wilkinson, Oliver Heldens and Rudimental. Following these massive tracks, she’s releasing her own material, following the well-concreted path of Sam Smith, Ella Eyre and Jess Glynn. ‘Caution To The Wind’ has a hell of a lot of potential and with Two Inch Punch heading up the production, who can really fault it?

Pale Seas – ‘Wicked Dreams’
Pale Seas have shared a cut from their forthcoming EP ‘Places To Haunt’. ‘Wicked Dreams’ presents their woozy pop flourished with the somewhat saddening words – “Underwater trying to break on through, you’re still alone but that’s nothing new”. Though some ‘oohs’ and the summer roadtrip vibes from the Southampton outfit lend it some unexpected punch. Pale Seas are playing their EP launch on a boat next month at Tamesis Dock, how apt.

Jamie T – ‘Don’t You Find?’
So Jamie T has put out his first track in four years and it’s a sure grower. Sultry and laden with strums, ‘Don’t You Find’ isn’t your average massive comeback track. But, it has a similar feel to ‘Emily’s Heart’ and in a similar way to La Roux’s slower comeback ‘Lay Me Down Gently’ and Lana Del Rey’s ‘West Coast’ it draws you in good. I wanna hear more from you Jamie T.

Eagulls – ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ (The Stone Roses cover)
Is covering one of the hits of a band that have been described as ‘defining an era’ a good idea? Yes, yes it is. Leeds outfit Eagulls has stamped their garage-y mark on The Stone Roses classic for the AV Club and it sounds pretty good.


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