Winter – ‘Healing’

Winter is LA by way of Brazil artist Samira Winter, who’s love for guitar music and nostalgic imagery inspires gorgeous dreamy cuts of pop perfection.

To date, Winter has provided an abundance of woozy, glimmering and wistful dream-pop songs – as evidenced by 2018 album Ethereality – and with new album Endless Space (Between You & I), rescheduled for July 24, we’ve been afforded a second glimpse from the LP, with a fourth single, ‘Healing’. 

The track is typical Winter brilliance, drifting by in a daydream like state, as we are sated by delicate melodies and twinkling pop tones. It is touching and tender as Winter’s light and ethereal vocals glide through a wash of woozy arrangements, shimmering synth and glistening guitars – and we are mesmerised by the hypnotic and hazy allure that is ‘Healing’. Like previous releases have demonstrated, Winter posses a penchant for nostalgic psych-tinged dream-pop and a flair for pushing the limits to explore the outer realms and edges of experimentalism.

‘Healing’ is out now and Endless Space (Between You & I) will release on 24 July via Bar/None Records.

Party Hardly – ‘Rats in the Kitchen’

Following a string of singles and last autumn’s debut EP, Leeds-based outfit Party Hardly are readying the release of their second EP Modern Strife is Snobbish.

Ahead of the new EP, primed for release before the summer is out, the quartet already shared bright, upbeat and breezy indie-pop jangle ‘The Hopskotch Man’. Now, zoning in on the July 26th release date, they have shared another cut in ‘Rats in the Kitchen’. It is much more muscular than its predecessor as they unleash a feverish onslaught of aggressive punk-laced indie, propelled by the combined rhythmic power of their exhilarating bass and drum combo. The groove is quite danceable, in a skittish kind of way as its dosed with a healthy blast of meaty and sometimes jangly guitars, jerky riffs, and topped off by rowdy and raucous vocals. ‘Rats in the Kitchen’ is a feverish onslaught of aggressive punk laced with jangly guitars and jerky riffs. Loud, aggressive and highly charged – ‘Rats in the Kitchen’ leaves nothing in the tank

Tune into ‘Rats in the Kitchen’ below, and their Blur referencing EP Modern Strife is Snobbish is out on July 26.