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Listen To The Five Best Songs This Week

18 October 2014, 12:00 | Written by Charlotte Krol

By jove, it's that time of the week again! Here's our pick of the best new music from the last seven days.

What a pleasure it was to hear new material from London's Shura. Ever since she dropped "Touch" she's been the hot word on tipsters' lips and a hot water bottle for fragmented relationships. It's an enviable trait to pen both great music and great lyrics, and Shura has been very consistent with this so far. "Touch", "Just Once", and now "Indecision", while all admittedly similar with their 80s drum machines and funky guitar frills, succintly explore themes of love and desire in a remarkably universal manner. "Indecision" is another fantastic addition to Shura's handbook on heartbreak, and we're willing to peruse it. Danish trio Mont Oliver had their first foray into the new music world with debut track, "19". Set on a bed of old school hip-hop beats, elementary piano, nonchalant vocals and haughty bass, "19" gives no clues as to the pop chorus it soars into. We half-expected it to just continue chugging along, the sounds content with chasing tails. The chorus, while amplifying the song's repetitive nature, somehow stands with its chest puffed out. Bravo.
We've been following Cash+David like hawks since the elusive duo shared "Funn" and "Pulse" earlier this year. Up until this week we had no idea who they were beyond the rather silly monikers of "Cash" and "David" but Tim Ross and Liz Lawrence have finally revealed themselves. New song "Bones", a departure from their worldly, upbeat electro-pop, is a downbeat exhale of hushed electronics about falling out of love. "Bones" proves Cash+David are no one-tricky pony as they step out into the light. Soul twosome Honne are really starting to pick up some speed since releasing their first song "Warm On A Cold Night" this summer. And rightly so, too. Listen to their latest creation, "All In The Value" - padded with charming vocals and grade A groove - and challenge yourself to find a smoother cut.

Finally, former Daniel Avery collaborator Kelly Lee Owens launched her solo career this week with the haunting, "Lucid". The result of a recording session with Ghost Culture, "Lucid" is eerie minimalism at its best: at once comforting and discomforting, hollow and full.

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