Five Songs To Hear This Week – Sleaford Mods, October Drift, Close Talker, The Parrots, Stoneghost

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…


Bile-spitting minimalists Sleaford Mods‘ return with a timely state-of-the-nation-address, No One Bothers, a psychobilly-on-speed snarl and two-fingered salute to capitalism, British culture and politics.

Following their Q Track Of The Day single Whoever, Somerset’s October Drift return with You Are, You Are, a muscular slug of sugar-coated power rock.

Canadian mood rockers Close Talker – hopefully a reference to Seinfeld’s puffy shirt creator – take a close-harmony lead from the likes Local Natives, with intricate yet catchy latest single Burnstick.

Madcap Madrid garage trio The Parrots whip-up the kind of glam-studded frenzy that suggests a diet of chain-smoked roll ups, surf guitar and speaker-shaking fuzz. I’m Not Alone consolidates their drop-out friendly sound with jackal-like vocals and a sleazily, swinging beat.

If you like your heavy metal served straight up, with breeze-block grooves and anthemic choruses, look no further than Stoneghost‘s Raynardine.