New Music Friday 24/3/23

Words: Andrea Naess

It’s LDN’s breakdown of New Music Friday again, with the best new music that you can feast your eyes and ears on today. Stand by for Tanichikan, Tame Impala, NOAHFINNCE & Bears in Trees, Of All Things and Firetoken

#1 Tanukichan – Don’t Give Up

The SF-based singer/songwriter just released her second album ‘GIZMO’ 3rd of March. The chillwave/dadrock artist is self-taught, she learned how to play the guitar by replicating riffs and chords from bands like The Beatles and Incubus. We think ‘Don’t Give Up’, is catchy and has very easy-going guitar riffs. The subtle and distorted sound makes this one a perfect tune to play when you’re by yourself, strolling on the street and want to forget about boring duties… 

#2 Tame Impala – Wings of Time

From Perth, Australia Kevin Parker aka Tame Impala, is a well-known name within the modern psychedelia genre, but his latest release ‘Wings of Time’, sounds a bit more pop-y than what the 37-year-old usually produces. However, we think it’s a good track if you’re in a mood for a classic-sounding 80’s rock song. The song is a part of the movie “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves”. Out now via Universal Music Group.

#3 NOAHFINNCE & Bears in Trees – No Point of Pretending

NOAHFINNCE and Bears in Trees collaborated for an up-tempo emo banger ‘No Point Pretending’. The song reminds of the golden emo era and has a playful and childish sound to it. In the video we see the boys having fun and joking around with a grocery store trolley, in what looks like an empty parking lot. About the release, Noah says: “No Point Pretending (Song For Tour) is about feeling a bit lost in life and trying to unpack the fear of having to choose a path to follow. It’s about understanding the existential dizziness of freedom when you feel the clock ticking”.  Out via Hopeless Records.

#4 Of All Things – Disco Biscuits

Hailing from the Hanseatic capital of Norway; Bergen, the young alt-rock band have rebranded from ‘Julie and the Peckers’ to the alt-rock sound they represent today. At the Eggstock-festival, a festival dedicated to the youth of Bergen they won “audience favourite”, and it all sparked from there. ‘Disco Biscuits’ is the type of song that drags you into a state of euphoria. Perfect choice on this rainy Friday. 

#5 Foretoken – His Riastard

Last song we want to recommend this Friday is from the heavy metal band Foretoken, and their newest ‘His Riastard’. The band takes inspiration from myths, folklores and legends and in the visualizer, we see Viking swords and shields laying around on field – it reminds about a battle that has just been taken place. A battle we want to see! We love this tune and think you will too. Out now via Prosthetic Records.