News This Week In New Music (6th October 2012)

Tabloids became enraged about Shinies burning Pat Sharp alive, and we round up the rest of the past seven days’ of new music.


, then. A band once deemed bloggable but never realistically capable of making the breakthrough to the masses. That was until this week, where a swipt kidnapping of a kid’s TV show host from the ‘90s resulted in some unprecedented outpouring of horror from tabloid newspapers. “Pat Sharp: Beaten and burned alive?!” screamed the Sun. “BEATEN UP??? AND BURNED ALIVE??” went the Daily Mail. So there you have it, bands: Cause mass outrage (that isn’t really mass outrage at all) and you’ll get some mad hits.

We’re ripping up the formula in this week’s round up of new music. As well as telling you about our favourite tracks and videos, here’s our OUTRAGED COMMENT OF THE WEEK:


Here’s a rundown of the best of what new music’s had to offer throughout the past seven days:

Wichita signing Cheatahs’ debut EP came through in the post this week, and ever since, their Japandroids-esque escapist rock has been bursting out of the speakers and through the unappreciative neighbour’s walls. While they’re not up their with fellow Wichita signees Fidlar in their ability to make you get up from your desk, down a can of Special Brew and sing Black Lips songs, the experience isn’t too dissimilar. You come out of one listen to Cheatahs fresh-faced an fully-charged, much like the music itself.
Stream Cheatahs’ ‘The Swan’ - our track of the week:

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Not a music video, per se, but look: It features musicians playing songs - and good songs, at that - so we’re ripping the rulebook into shreds once more this week. Savages went big-time on Jools Holland. And although there’s a danger of getting carried away at the impact of Joolsy Woolsy’s televised musical extravaganza, let’s not forget the impression Lianne La Havas made this time last year on the show. Savages’ frenetic performance of ‘Husbands’ perfectly conveyed the thrill of one of their gigs. Mission accomplished.

Tom Walters made the bold statement of comparing new band Areca Grove’s new music to “what a new Morrissey record would sound like if he gave a shit about becoming relevant again.” And while that’s all well and good, and while Areca Grove are more than just a bit well and good (they’re bloody awesome, as it happens), Kilo Kish is a step up. NYC seems to bring out a superstar this time of year. Last time round it was Azealia Banks, now Kish, whose debut EP came out this April, truly announced herself with ‘Navy’, a track produced by The Internet. It’s so good, so laced with a cautious style, than even Mozza might declare himself a fan.

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