There’s something about a Bank Holiday weekend that just feels that little bit more special than an ordinary one. And the August Bank Holiday feels even more special than the rest. It’s almost like a sign for the end of the summer, which makes everyone want to go out and make the most of it – hopefully you all have some suitably debauched shenanigans on the horizon.
And as we all know, no good weekend is complete without some great music. Here are five things you should be listening to this weekend.
Syd – Bad Dream/No Looking Back
It’s been just over 6 months since Syd dropped Fin, her fantastic debut album, and she’s already back with more. Bad Dream/No Looking Back is another hazy, sultry slow-jam – a style Syd has down to a tee. It’s the first track from the follow-up to Fin, which is called Always Never Home and set to be released on 8th September. Other than that, we don’t know too much about it – maybe it’s an album, maybe it’s a mixtape, who knows. Either way, it’s sure to be good.
Taylor Bennett, Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiment – Gimmie a Call
Gimmie a Call sees Taylor Bennett team up with his brother Chance the Rapper, as well The Social Experiment. The track is part of Throw Aways: UNMIXED, a collection of 13 unreleased tracks that were only available on Taylor’s SoundCloud for 7 days! They seem to have disappeared now, but thankfully someone has uploaded a rip to YouTube (albeit attributed to Chance rather than Taylor and with a misspelt title, but who cares). Further proof that we need more Chance, Taylor and The Social Experiment collaborations.
King Krule – Czech One
Czech One is the first new release from King Krule since 2013, and comes with a suitably lo-fi video and a tour announcement – kicking off in October. The woozy track has a certain “wandering home from a house party through empty streets as the sun rises” sort of feel to it, and I’m into it.
Tom Misch – South of the River
Last month, Tom Misch released South of the River, and I’ve been listening to it fairly consistently ever since. His ode to South London is funky, joyful and ridiculously catchy, so it was only right that he released a video that matched this feeling. He put out a request across social media asking fans to submit their own homemade videos, which came together to create something suitably feel-good.
Purple Disco Machine – Body Funk
We’re finishing things off with Body Funk, which isn’t a new track, but I don’t care. Scott requested this one, after we heard Midland playing it at this year’s Dekmantel festival – and any excuse to pretend I’m back in Amsterdam is fine by me.