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  1. Wrangler – ‘How To Start A Revolution’

Are you prepared to lose yourself in a synth-industrial track whose main objective is to get your butt off the couch and actively making a difference? As the trio of Wrangler have stated: “Change the world before it’s too late.” At first ‘How To Start A Revolution‘ may just get you on your feet to dance, though, but I’m sure many the uprising have begun through our restless boogieing? The album which the single is off of, ‘A Situation‘ can be found out via Bella Union on February 28th.

Sarah Medeiros

  1. The Wants – ‘The Motor’ 

Among the hottest acts to watch for this brand new decade should be considered Brooklyn’s The Wants. Their latest single ‘The Motor‘ is the most ideal proof for the aforementioned statement. The band got its inspiration fro this banger from David Lynch‘s masterpiece “Lost Highway” since they wanted to generate that feeling of unstoppable locomotion. Exactly, that;s a thunderous single with a motorik, kraut-rock build-up in between a dystopic maelstrom of industrial sound and memorable angular post-punk riffs that will get you bumping. Turn it up loud; The Wants are here to knock us down!

Christos Doukakis

  1. Wild Nothing – ‘Foyer’

It may be a Freudian comparison of mine, but prior to Jack Tatum’s vocals hopping on, I half expected Madonna to start singing. This is no indication of how chill and Kavinsky-esque the four minute track is; it practically begs you to stare out your winter window, fogging the glass with your breath, imagining Studio Ghibli scenes on arctic tundras. It’s frigid but hospitable! ‘Foyer‘ is slightly more new wave than previous Wild Nothing singles. Check out the new EP ‘Laughing Gas‘ out on the 31st via Captured Tracks.

Sarah Medeiros

  1. Renwick – ‘I Hope You Feel Good in the Morning’

Yup, should confess that I firmly believe on Renwick, who’s a 22 year old Sydney based musician. I don’t know if he will ever gain the success and acknowledgement he deserves (although it’s far too early!), however I do feel more than certain that with tracks like ‘I Hope You Feel Good in the Morning‘, he will always have a special place in my heart.

Post-modern crooner-ism under a bedroom pop veil with a delicate soft touch of nostalgia & melancholy and a memorable chorus destined for goosebumps. Like waking up in the morning, touching your face and feeling the warmth of the previous night. But now it’s over. Well, false! Since this anthem is on endless repeat…..

According to Renwick the song is about self doubts that find their way into your mind when you’re trying to sleep.

Opus!

Christos Doukakis

  1. Squarepusher – ‘Nervelevers’

Afew days ago we shared the news about Squarepusher‘s latest single from his upcoming ‘Be Up A Hello‘, which is out on January 31st via Warp Records. ‘Nervelevers‘ is the first magnum opus of 2020; A phenomenal ode to 90s Essex acid-rave scene through a distinctive, idm prism. Total resurrection!

Christos Doukakis

Compiled by Sarah Medeiros  & Christos Doukakis