the soundtrack to your weekend ft. four tet, murlo and king krule
Press play on the brand-new songs from British artists we've had on repeat this week.
Murlo, "Tired of You"
In the market for some vide-game inspired aesthetics paired with sci-fi noir visuals? Than the work of UK producer Murlo is what you're looking for. "Tired of You" is the lead track from his third EP, Club Coil, and it's a trip into the imagination of a properly unique artist.
Sporting Life x Sampha, "Plastic"
Are you okay? Actually, though? Because if not, this song will make things better. Ratking producer Sporting Life has sampled Sampha's Process opener "Plastic 100°C".. Looped, layered, and overlaid with an industrial production that sits at almost five minutes long, Sporting Life's creation is both beautiful and danceable. We're going to fall asleep to this tonight and see what we dream of.
King Krule, "Untitled/When And Why"
King Krule songs are a bit like buses, aren't they? You wait for ages for one and then two come along at once. Debuted as part of that NTS residency thing Mount Kimbie are doing, these two songs said to be taken from two different Archy Marshall projects — Hypnodisc and Edgar the Beatmaker — but at the end of the day they both just sound like King Krule, don't they? Which is not a bad thing at all.
Laurel Halo, "Jelly"
Given that it's a Friday and we've all been eagerly awaiting new music from Laurel Halo, we think you're ready for this jelly. Taken from her forthcoming Dust LP on Hyperdub, it's all about the rambly poetic vocals from Klein and Lafawndah about drinking too much paired with a funky beat and visuals.
Hurts, "Beautiful Ones"
Hurts are back! Fresh from their co-write on The Courteeners' criminally underrated song "Modern Love", Messers Hutchcraft and Anderson do what they do better than, well, anyone else actually. Which is to make a song that is as euphoric as it is melancholy, as banging as it is restrained, and then pair it with a video that somehow tackles hate, love, brutality, and beauty all within three-and-a-half minutes.
Sigrid, "Plot Twist"
Nice scarf you've got there Sigrid. Emblazoned with the song title, we assume it's merch and want one soon because, as we told you the other month, we're already big fans of the young Scandi singer. ""Plot Twist" is about this guy," she said of the song, which is her second ever release and an real emotional pop banger. As music fan, Chloë Grace Moretz said on Twitter earlier today, "That rasp!"
D.R.A.M., A$AP Rocky & Juicy J, "Gilligan"
You may remember A$AP Rocky dropping D.R.A.M.'s new song at a Coachella afterparty last week, while a man wearing baseball cap flung tote bags into the crowd. Anyway, it sounded pretty good then and it still sounds good now (with or without totes).
The xx, "A Violent Noise Four Tet Remix"
"When Zelda's sampled in the kickoff, you know the rest'll be spice," comments one SoundCloud listener. "What sample?" asked another. "It's the sound emitted from the portals that open up after defeating a final dungeon boss in Wind Waker, LMAO." Impressive. Almost as impressive as this track and its lovely kettle reflection artwork.
Wilma Archer, "Like a Hunger ft. Amber Mark"
UK composer Will Archer teams up with New York City based singer/songwriter Amber Mark for this take on the often contradictory nature of relationships.-
MØ, "Nights With You"
MØ's new one is a love song dedicated to her best friend, made in LA with Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Cashmere Cat, and SOPHIE, which sounds like a party in itself. "We live in crazy times in a crazy world with crazy expectations to what happiness is. And the pressure we put on ourselves is enormous," the great Dane proclaimed. "Sometimes all you need is someone who knows you well to demand you stop worrying, turn off your phone, go out, get smashed, and forget about life as we know it." On that note, happy weekend!
Text Frankie Dunn and Matthew Whitehouse