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Listen To The Five Best Songs This Week

07 March 2014, 15:56 | Written by Charlotte Krol

Well, another week’s shot by. Here’s our pick of the best new tunes from the last seven days.

San Fran duo CATHEDRALS were added to our list of “impossible bands to Google”, but quickly forgiven nonetheless. “Harlem” is a fine trap-clap of Sleigh Bells-inspired beats stacked upon layers of off-beat harmonies and slugged-out guitar riffs.

At the other end of the spectrum was the rock ‘n’ roll snarl of “Shoe Prints In The Dust” by Midlands pair, God Damn. Growling guitar crunches and deafening drums run at full pelt on this new single, preceding the boys’ long-awaited studio time to file their debut LP. There’s too much yearning to imagine what this might sound like live, so while we wait for their Camden Rocks Festival appearance in May, let’s just turn the speakers up loud.

It’s been a short while since London’s Kaleida were on tastemakers’ lips, and the duo were back with their first 2014 offering in “Picture You”. This is a no-show-er, but a surefire grower, with its prickly xylophone-like kisses, witchy vocal chases and fickle electronic beats that claw at you from the darkness. Their debut EP can’t come quickly enough.

The next one-man showstopper came in the form of Cork’s Eoin French (aka Talos), propelling the type of glitchy RnB itch that Vienna-based artist SOHN makes. Balmy piano hugs, swirling electronic rhythms and French’s sensual falsetto on the ups and downs of love make for a completely encapsulating and promising listen.

Last up, step forward Atlanta’s prodigious new son, Raury. “God’s Whisper” is about as perfect a debut as you could wish for, riddled with spiritual call-and-response vocals, afropop beats and omnipotent lead vocals for a no-frills take on gutsy, world music. We’re very excited for what awaits this 17-year-old rapper/singer/producer – keep your eyes peeled.

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

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