New Music – Georgia, Algiers, Goodbye Tomorrow
New music hurrahs including leftfield pop, a massive band in the making from Atlanta and mysterious Windy City hip-hop
Every week, we highlight a couple of new acts from around the globe. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.
Georgia Barnes has already featured in these pages as the drummer with London pop sparks Juce (she’s also drummed with Kate Tempest’s band), but her own material is what’s set to cause even more wows in the coming months. Her “Come In” EP from last year for Kaya Kaya highlights a musician with an instinctive feeling for tough, robust grooves and a noggin full of sharp wonky leftfield pop notions and ideas. Check out her new single “Move Systems” below too.
Algiers will remind you of a lot of fascinating acts who’ve passed this way before, from TV On the Radio to The Make-Up, but there’s also a clatter of intriguing new angles to the mix. Formed by Atlanta musicians Franklin James Fisher, Ryan Mahan and Lee Tesche, they sought to merge a collective fondness for post-punk angles and Fisher’s gospel background into something groundbreaking. Now signed to Matador, their debut album is due for release in the summer so check out new single “Black Eunuch” and previous boom tune “But She Was Not Flying” below in the meantime.
We’ve had two tracks from Chicago dude(s) Goodbye Tomorrow and we’re well and truly smitten by the act who’ve dropped out of that clear blue sky. Both “Jay Z” and “100K” are gritty nuggets with a bang of Clppnng here and Shabazz Palaces there to them. As you can see from the website and videos, he/they are also canny players when it comes to the visual side of the fence too.