Updated: Feb 19
Our favourite new indie and alternative tracks on repeat this week, featuring Kyle Falconer, London Grammar, slowthai, Skepta, The Snuts, Foo Fighters and The Vaccines. Published 12 February 2021.
There's nothing quite like the buzz of falling in love with a new song and obsessively listening on repeat! Here at Blinded by the Floodlights we listen to a lot of new music and are always on the hunt for the best new bangers. In our new weekly feature, we recommend our favourite new songs released by both established and upcoming artists from the world of indie and alternative.
You can listen below on YouTube and on our weekly updated Spotify playlist.
Kyle Falconer - Laura
The View frontman Kyle Falconer has just released 'Laura', his first material since debut solo album No Thank You. It's a single that will surprise many for it's more chilled, indie-pop vibe but still features the customary brilliant hook!
The Snuts - Somebody Loves You
Ahead of their debut W.L., which is set to be released on 19 March, The Snuts have released 'Somebody Loves You', a positive and heartfelt single which will bring a smile to many a face in hard times. For the video, their record company Parlophone gave them a budget to do with as they please. Rather than wasting the money on an elaborate feature, they instead made a donation to the Scottish Refugee Council and filmed it on their phones (not that you'd notice in fairness!).
The Vaccines - High Horse
Another cover song from the West London band, this time covering Kacey Musgraves' 'High Horse' for their upcoming Cosy Karaoke EP. Another brilliantly, chilled vibe and - like their recent version of No One Knows - a great rendition of the original!
London Grammar - Lose Your Head
London Grammar return with their third studio album Californian Soil on 12 February and it's bound to be one of the highlights of the year so far. In anticipation, they've released a live performance of their latest single 'Lose Your Head'. This is beautiful.
slowthai, Skepta - CANCELLED
For something a bit different, check out the new track 'CANCELLED' from slowthai and Skepta. It's the second time they've worked together, after Skepta featured on 'Inglorious' from 2019's Nothing Great About Britain. The music video, which has both artists comically reenacting a host of horror films, is a lot of fun too!
Foo Fighters - Love Dies Young
Foo Fighters released their tenth studio album last Friday (5 February), an album which was outselling the rest of the UK's Top 10 albums combined. While they may not be producing music of the same quality of their self-titled debut (1995) or The Colour and the Shape (1997), Medicine At Midnight is a solid effort that'll definitely satisfy their hardcore fanbase. The best moment on the record is the energetic closing track 'Love Dies Young'.
Our Blinded by the Floodlights indie recommendations playlist is updated every week with the latest releases and songs we have on repeat.