BarryGruff Playlist August 2015


A now regular monthly feature, whereby we round up all the blog action with a nice, neat and handy playlist of tracks featured during the month.

August was pretty damn good! We had new tunes from Anderson, The Foetals, The Annulments and DRINKS ahead of their respective, forthcoming new albums. There were excellent new singles from SALES, Cornershop, Imploded View, Foreign/National and Silverbacks, and EPs from Mr Huw & Dog Legs. Oh, and Johnny Feeney shared his albums of the year so far too.

Also featured on this month’s playlist are great tracks from Martha Ffion, Sh-Shakes, SQRD, BUCK, and Ghost Culture’s, Ghostpoet remix . So, August, pretty good alright.

Listen to BarryGruff’s August 2015 playlist below.

SQRD – ‘Beast’


SQRD is a musical collaboration project between two long time friends from Sweden, based in Berlin and Stockholm respectively.

Influenced by the likes of Caribou and Weval, The electronic duo’s debut single ‘Beast’ displays a similarly impressive style to their foregoing influential luminaries. Unfolding with a slowly developing atmosphere, this is broody electronica with a exploratory tenor, that swells across four minutes of captivating, pulsating ebbs and flows. Propelled by a relentless rhythm, it moves with fast-paced fluidity through melody, hypnotic build-ups and dank drifts of chilling distorted vocal. In addition, the advent of electro chimes and fluttering keys lend a ray of light, culminating in a compelling and stylish track, that navigates nicely between contrasting claustrophobic gloom and sheer beauty. An altogether impressive introduction to SQRD and hopefully there’s more where that came from, sooner rather than later.

For now though, you can listen to ‘Beast’ below.