Five Songs To Hear This Week - FalseHeads, Zola Blood, Rhyan, Empty Pools, Scott Bowley

Five Songs To Hear This Week - FalseHeads, Zola Blood, Rhyan, Empty Pools, Scott Bowley

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 you need to hear this week...


Experimental producer Scott Bowley has been making south east London a much noisier place to be thanks to his very own mind-melting techno nights in Peckham and electronica podcast on Wired Radio. Lest anyone dare attempt pigeonholing his glitch-riddled work, Bowley has made it abundantly clear that his new single You Don’t Know Me is “about first impressions and how often people think they have someone completely figured out, five seconds after coming into contact with them." We’ll keep schtum, then, save to say, You Don’t Know Me is a fine piece of electronica-driven craftsmanship.

Despite 22 years of dormancy, prog-pop legends Talk Talk’s former label, Pond Life, has revealed that its operations are far from stagnant, with the signing of mystery-shrouded electro outfit Zola BloodGrace.

Soulful singer-songwriter Rhyan is just 16 and as such his tremblingly beautiful debut When I’m With You will make many listeners scrutinise their own achievements in life so far.

Bristolian fuzz rockers Empty Pools’ new single Pacey Grey sounds like Pavement urging J Mascis not to go and cut his hair, while Television stand purposefully over them, sharpening their blade-like riffs.

While Pixies new material finds the band adjusting to their elder-statesmen status, Chichester quiet-loud rockers FalseHeads offer a reminder of Black Francis and co’s youthful imperiousness with the melodic, raucous Fall Around.