The Getintothis Jukebox is an eclectic selection of the best new tracks released into the ether from around the globe, lovingly compiled by Getintothis’ Jake Marley.
Another wet and wild British musical summer has passed, now we’re officially in post-festival meltdown. Whether you’re spending the first moments of autumn picking glitter out your hair, frantically scrubbing mud off your best pair of trainers or trying to get your car back on the road (we hear you Festival No.6 goers, in fact Getintothis were there enjoying the mud with you, you can read our thoughts here), we’ve got just the gin for your tonic as you fight that impending summer comedown, say hello to your new friend with serious benefits, Getintothis Jukebox.
We kick things off this week with a real gem. Portland born, LA based Alexandra Savior is a true artist in every sense. Hands on in every form; from writing and performing, to painting her own artwork and directing music videos for her releases too. Her as yet un-released debut album is causing quite a stir already, co-written and produced by Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and featuring co-production and musical wizardry from James Ford and Mini Mansions‘ Zach Dawes among others, it’s quite the masterpiece in the making. Early cuts are now available online in the form of Shades and M.T.M.E. (Music To My Ears), the latter of which premiered on Radio 1 last week. Her sound really bites you on the ears, dusky, slinky exuberance and plenty of Lana-risms, each as charmingly lovely and wildly addictive as the last. Ms. Savior visits our English shores for a one-off show at London’s Courtyard Theatre on September 29, don’t miss out.
Hazel English is a relative newcomer, she’s recently signed to London’s Marathon Artists label and has a debut EP up for pre-order. If lead release I’m Fine is anything to go by, she should be inundated with pre-orders by release day, it’s stunning, mesmerising, enchating and above all else painfully honest. Words penned amongst gentle-riffage and sparkly synths tell a harrowing tale of hiding true emotions and holding things in to the darkest of hours. “Every time you ask me how I’m feeling, I just smile and tell you that I’m Fine.”
Previously offering us sounds in the tokens of Priestess and Cecile, Pumarosa are back with a third teaser of their debut album, in the form of their catchiest pulse yet, Honey. Orchestrating this sharply-honed charge, Isabel Munoz-Newsome opens with the chant: “God gave us honey, oh he gave us honey…oh you stupid son of a bitch,” rather setting the tone for their most attitude-filled pocket of endlessly kicking chiming gears yet. If you want to be stuck inside this dance forever, can it be arranged?
You don’t really have to look far for a remix, there’s normally plenty doing the rounds on a weekly basis, each varying in quality and actual diversity from the original track. Every so often though a remix comes along and blows your mind, and TVAM did just that very thing with his remix of FEWS tracks 10 Things, so it just had to go in. It’s a static-filled, glitchy throbber-whopper. Give it a whirl.
Meanwhile Nachtbraker offers up a dubbed out, swirling, transnational trip in the form of extremely fresh and innovative new mix Intermezzlow.
Vividly dark and refreshingly forward-thinking are the instant thoughts when airing 22-year-old Belgian Tsar B’s progressive debut. The latest release from the EP Swim is a thoroughly hypnotising, deeply trippy banger of bold proportions, it’s impossible to not be completely in awe at what she’s creating.
Genre-bending new slice Hallucinating, marks a new direction for LA artist Elohim. The vibrantly synth-backed pop banger moulds classical influences with a beautiful synth-pop background, constantly bending and evolving throughout, synths, violins, spoken word and mariachi all in one, works for us.
A few months ago Radio 1’s Phil Taggart guested on our Jukebox and selected Jadu Heart, a total fresh one on us. Now we’re hooked and you should be too. Annie Mac Presents has put out new Jadu Heart track Ocra as a free download. An extremely progressive and endlessly winding jaunt from their new EP.
Can I Be taken from Florida rapper and producer Quavius’ fresh debut EP on Lustwerk Music teams spanish guitar loops with hazy, restrained production, un-complicated lyrics and minimalist beats to great effect.
Enigmatic Danish producer GOSS may only have a Soundcloud account but it’s a bloody good one. New cut Waterfall is a deliriously infectious, hugely uplifting electro-pop pulser that’s single-handedly keeping summer alive for a few weeks yet.
Reading-based indie-poppers Sundara Karma have unearthed their slickest slice of dance-worthy rhythm yet with new vibey foot propeller She Said. They’re off on tour this autumn in support of soon to be released debut album Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect, including a date at Liverpool’s Arts Club, September 21.
We’re staying in Reading for our next selection too with Fiction Records newbies The Amazons and their riff-heavy In My Mind. It’s not surprising the radio is loving this one. It’s also gone down a storm at festivals up and down the country this summer. Anthemic, bass-groove driven, commercial-friendly soars, The Amazons are set for a huge end to the year and an even bigger 2017.
Birmingham outfit Juice certainly embody the motto “quality over quantity” with new track Angel of the Azure, recorded in Liverpool’s Motor Museum by Al Groves, only their third release since 2014. However, when they do churn one out, it fits the bill. Their debut oozed the indie-pop buoyancy of the Birmingham scene at the time, boasting the likes of JAWS, Peace and Swim Deep. 2016’s cut has it’s own flavours. Sparkling with britpop-like rhythm, it’s repetitive charm gets right under your skin and enjoys every last moment of doing so. It’s anthemic, youthful and the real deal from the get go.
A collective of killer talent from Northern England, VULTURES are a band that sound as sharp as they look. Evocative vocals and dark nostalgia run deep on new release When The Cats Come Home as hints of deeper dimensions and big futures further linger from fantastic debut Medusa.
Now for a bit of Liverpool Psych Fest royalty, Virginia Wing. Duo Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay have shared the latest track from their upcoming LP Forward Constant Motion. Swirling synth-psych groover ESP Offline is the track in question, a fresh but still extremely chaotic storm of fascinating wizardry.
Swedish label Woah Dad! have become famous throughout their short existence to date for reeling out wild, wacked-out rhythms. Our eclectic selection Outer Spaced by Hashish, recently put on the label, was probably whipped up approximately on Jupiter’s doorstep.
New track Strange from Bristol-post-punkers Scarlet Rascal taken from their debut self-titled LP is very reminiscent of The Fall and Television – that’s a very good thing by the way. While creating soundscapes in their own moody, low-lit corner of the musical universe, they’ve made a fan out of Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, a testament to not only their nuanced tastes but their driving attitude as a band.
Psych infused post-punk ambiance from Bonfire Nights next with their new number, Easy Touch. Shoegaze guitars, laser fired synths powered by radar layered over soft vocals; our very own cosmic wonderland baby.
Julia Jacklin has shared a new sample of her debut LP Don’t Let The Kids Win, in the form of Coming Of Age. A louder, fuzzier cut about the need for a new muse. Her debut album is out on Transgressive Records on October 7.
This month’s guest pick comes from Cupids’ Jake Fletcher who’s picked 60s flavour I’ll Put You In My Pocket by Cardiff band Tibet, who’ve been busy storming the festival circuit this summer.