Five Songs To Hear This Week – Inner Tongue, Edward R, Jay-Jay Johanson, B Miles, Ho99o9

Sorting through the week’s new singles and songs that have surfaced online over the last seven days, Jamie Skey (@jamie_skey) presents five songs that have caught his ears this week…


Following apparently months in absolute silence meditating, Austrian electro-pop recluse Inner Tongue is now making a sound in the shape of debut single Tz, Ka, a sweet, ethereal breeze of restrained beats and heart-squeezing synths, all anchored by restless, yet mournful bass pulses.

While readying himself for the release of his forthcoming LP, Opium, producer, songwriter and avant-garde extraordinaire Jay-Jay Johanson has found time to team up with Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie for an intimate re-imagining of Bat For Lashes’ Laura.

The dark pop trench mined by the likes of London Grammar, The xx and FKA Twigs has just revealed a new seam in the form of the creeping, audio night sweats on B MilesNine Matches.

Ho99o9 (pronounced Horror) are like Death Grips’ bratty yet equally vicious and unpredictable younger siblings. Savage Heads/Gates of Torment is a grainy blast of lacerating punk-rap delivered straight from – and directly to – the gut.

Australian singer-songwriter Edward R brand of bittersweet pop is fittingly imbued with this restless journeying – reflecting his movements between, coast, countryside and city – and his latest single Wolves And The Water blows in on a warm breeze of Wu Lyf-like grandiosity.