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Listen To The Five Best Songs This Week

14 March 2014, 14:10 | Written by Charlotte Krol

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Well look, it’s that time of the week again. Here’s our pick of the best new tunes by emerging artists from the last seven days.

London/Berlin indie Greco-Roman has arguably one of the finest dance rosters around, and this week they had something well worth boasting about. As many eyes were on SXSW, it was all ears on Tirzah’s new song, “No Romance”. Paired up with childhood pal and music maestro Mica Levi (Micachu and the Shapes), the track is simply too exciting to hear following the duo’s sensational 2013 EP, Don’t Watch Me Dancing. A homage to the detriment of love, “No Romance” is all coiled up in a trippy beat bashes, RnB vocal flutters and silky hip-hop loops. On repeat.

London five-piece Jarbird showed us they are masters of fumbling around with downtempo chop-pop for maximum impact on “Such Is The House”. This is the kind of music that rewards a patient ear; constructed slowly with motif synths, spiralling guitars and cuddly harmonies. It’s very promising stuff for a band who have only recently flown onto our radar.

Rising from the ashes of Best Fit Recordings‘ Fanzine, Polterghost unleashed a perfect example of how to balance scuzz-rock with infectious pop melodies in “Brain Freeze”. Distorted guitars, thunder-bolt drums, and harmonised slacker vocals at the choruses are more than enough to keep us hooked.

Power-ballad revivalist Molly Beanland returned with her second cut, “Real Life”, and proved she is more than capable of churning addictive pop gems. The song takes off from where January’s “Night Dreams” left us: all jaws ajar at her uncanny ability to mix 80s-inspired balladry with darker, dream-pop atmospherics. Expect the starry-eyed synths of her previous effort, this time laced with sexy vocal springs and snug acoustics.

Lastly, Dublin duo Ships dropped an indelible disco-jam, “Space Inside”. We defy you to not lift a toe or shake your hips to this one; this is unfeasibly catchy funk that works only to conjure up fantasy A-list celeb house parties. Let the weekend commence.

Listen to our selection of the week’s best new music below:

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