Weird Dreams – House of Secrets.
Put another log on the fire, because ‘House of Secrets’ – the latest track from chillwave three piece Weird Dreams – is nothing if not slow burning. Casting aside the mediocrity and overindulgence demonstrated on debut album ‘Choreography’, the band take it down a notch with their longest track to date. A cobwebby melody and a guitar line just the right side of sinister blend together well to create an uneasy lullaby, and the vocals manage to be both rich and languorous. Weird dreams ain’t gonna be the half of it after listening to this.
Glass Animals – Golden Antlers.
Dubstep infused ethereal pop sounds like the genre mash-up from hell, but for some reason Glass Animals make it work. Turn the volume up on your headphones, close your eyes and forget about The xx, because Glass Animals take what they started and push it even further. Mesmerising and darkly hypnotic with almost ambient waves of chilled dubstep, ‘Golden Antlers’ keeps the drums minimal and the mystery large. Add to that a perfect combination of acoustic and digital sound and you’ve got a winner in this one. Glass Animals’ time is now.