The Music Feeds team is ready to wax lyrical about tunes we’re digging and show how ~cool~ we are when dropping that new music knowledge. Here we’ve wrangled together the fresh new songs that made an impact on us, for the ultimate new music playlist. It’s Music Feeds Faves!
Radiohead – ‘Man Of War’
A new old (new old?) Radiohead song dropped today, as part of the 20th-anniversary reissue of the band’s 1997 album OK Computer.
The rereleased version of the record is titled OKNOTOK and contains the previously unreleased song ‘Man Of War’, which bounces around on weighty piano chords and feels kinda similar to the unused theme song the band wrote for the James Bond film Spectre.
‘Man Of War’ has been given its own paranoia-inducing video that’s straight out of Black Mirror and the lyrics are timeless too, despite the song being recorded two decades ago.
“You’re my man of war / Yeah, the worms will come for you, big boots,” Thom Yorke sings, backed by a piano and strings combo that almost foreshadows what Radiohead would achieve on the icier sections of their latest album A Moon Shaped Pool.
OKNOTOK is out today and is dedicated to Thom Yorke’s former partner Rachel Owen, who died late last year at the age of 48. / Tom Williams, News Editor
Noire – ‘Real Cool’
The days are getting shorter, the mornings and evenings decidedly cooler and my mood is following suit. When wallowing listelessly in winter-induced languor, I find it’s always nice to indulge in some dreamy, lush, well crafted indie pop and, on this, Sydney duo Noire have delivered the goods with ‘Real Cool’.
“Real Cool is a tribute to Air,” one half of the duo, Jessica Mincher, says of the track. By that she means the Parisian band renown for their downtempo ‘trip hop’ electronica, but you could also mistake the track as a tribute to the air we breathe too. Mincher’s vocals float effortlessly into the ether over tenderly sculptured production and ever so lightly reverberating instrumentation.
“It’s about the things you tell yourself when you think the one you love doesn’t feel the same anymore,” Mincher says of the track. Winter is coming, it seems.
Noire’s debut album Some Kind of Blue is due to be released in September. / Nastassia Baroni, Managing Editor
Molly & The Krells – ‘Relationshit’
Sydney punk rats Molly & The Krells have announced themselves upon the world with their give-no-fucks debut single ‘Relationshit’ (possibly the most punk rock name ever). The awesome foursome have their roots planted firmly in ’70s punk but their ripping new tune has the catchier melodic hallmarks of more modern punk acts like Sum 41. Their rollicking tongue-in-cheek breakup anthem is the sound of ejecting that special someone from your life with a big fat smile on your face and two middle fingers raised in their general direction. / Emmy Mack, Senior Staff Writer
HAIM – ‘Want You Back’ (video)
For the last few weeks, I’ve been strutting down streets with HAIM’s ‘Want You Back’ stuck in my head in a beautiful loop, and now, courtesy of its new video, I have a few new moves to throw in. HAIM just can’t help but make struttable music. / Nastassia Baroni, Managing Editor