This Week in Music | 27/11/17

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds were formed in 2010 after Noel’s departure from Oasis in 2009. The rock band consists of many former Oasis members, plus a variety of guests on their debut album. 

'Holy Mountain' contains a certain Slade feel to it, and certainly encompasses more energy than Noel’s former songs. Noel has admitted to taking a different direction with his latest album “Who Built the Moon?”, but that doesn’t make it any less catchy.  

  

Machine Gun Kelly  Home (feat. X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha) 

Richard Colson Baker, or Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper whose major label debut album, 'Lace Up', sold more than 178,000 copies. He’s also appeared in a variety of films such as 'Beyond the Lights', 'Viral' and 'Nerve'.  

'Home' is from the original soundtrack for the film 'Bright'. Will Smith plays a human police officer who is forced to work with an Orc Deputy (Joel Edgerton) in an alternate Earth where humans and mythical creatures co-exist. The partners soon discover a powerful weapon that everyone is prepared to kill for and go on a journey to make sure the world as they know it remains that way. The film will be released on Netflix on the 22nd December.  

The song is very powerful and moving, featuring American rock band X Ambassadors and singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha. Capturing the feel of a post-apocalyptic world, 'Home', beautifully portrays feeling disorientated and adrift in a very emotive and heart-wrenching way.  

  

Chromeo – Juice 

Chromeo is an electro-funk duo from Canada, comprised of musicians Dave Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel. Their sound comprises of soul, dance, electro, disco and funk. 'Juice' is their first single released in three years, ahead of their upcoming album, 'Head Over Heels'.  

The song contains the duo’s usual cheeky lyrics and catchy tune and is definitely one to get stuck in your head. With an entertaining music video to go alongside, they’ve left fans dying for more. 

  

OUTLYA – Volcano EP 

OUTLYA are a three-piece indie-rock band from East Anglia, Norwich. The three members met at University, formerly of the band Port Isla. In early 2017, OUTLYA appeared with their first single, The Light”, which is included in their new album.  

“Volcano” features previously released singles such as “Howl”, “Heaven Remix” and as mentioned above, “The Light”. It also includes their infectious album-named single, “Volcano”.  

The song has a real dreamy feel to it, along with enchanting vocals and intimate lyrics. The band only decided to record “Volcano” after seeing the response it got at concerts and festivals.  

 

 

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