Rating – ***** (5/5 STARS)
Would I recommend? – 100%, an amazing album from start to finish
Favourite tracks – ‘Doing It For The Money’, ‘SHC’ and ‘Lotus Eater’
I’m going to be completely honest, I’m not usually a ‘sit down and listen to a whole album’ type of person, I usually prefer to hear it a few tracks at a time over the space of a few days as I find I get bored, however, I couldn’t stop listening to Sacred Hearts Club. It doesn’t have a specific ‘sound’ – there are tracks that, in all honesty, sound like a completely different band (‘Lotus Eater’ and Loyal like Sid & Nancy’ in particular) and I am all for it. I love it when bands aren’t afraid to experiment with a different ‘sound’ and it has been a complete success for Foster the People.
The first time I heard Anteros was at the O2 Academy in Newcastle when they supported Two Door Cinema Club on their latest tour and I fell in love with them straight away. Whilst sadly they have yet to release a full-length album they have enough EPs and singles on Spotify to tide you over until they do. ‘Cherry Drops’ is their latest single that I recommend you listen to along with the tracks ‘Anteros’ and ‘Ring Ring’ (my personal favourites).
‘Desire’ is the second single off Everything Everything’s upcoming album ‘A Fever Dream’ which is released on the 18th August. I’ll admit, it took a few listens for this song to grow on me but now I can’t get it out of my head. There is something about Jonathan Higgs’ impressively high voice that just sticks with you long after the song has finished. It’s a great new single that I would definitely check out.
This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Whilst Ella Hendersons biggest hit ‘Ghost’ is your run of the mill catchy pop song, ‘Yours’ is the complete opposite. It’s a slow and heavy love ballad that grabs my attention and leaves me breathless every single time I listen to it.
Jamie XX and fellow ‘The XX’ bandmate Romy Madley Croft collaborate on this amazing track. Jamie XX seamlessly mixes the softness associated with The XX with his unique mellow, dance-like vibe to create an amazing song that is definitely worth a listen.
Tove Lo is the singer that brought us massive hits such as ‘Talking Body’ and ‘Habits (Stay High)’ which dominated the radio stations for weeks back in 2014. Cool Girl is incredibly catchy and is guaranteed have you singing (and dancing) along by the end of the song. Also, make sure you check out the music video for this track – it’s one of the strangest I’ve seen in a while!
The XX has an extraordinary ability to be able to create new and fresh material without compromising their unique style and I Dare You is without a doubt my favourite track off their latest album ‘ I See You’.