Five Songs To Hear This Week - Kerbdog, Hookworms, Flying Lotus, Bullybones, Honne

Five Songs To Hear This Week - Kerbdog, Hookworms, Flying Lotus, Bullybones, Honne

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...


Hailed by the likes of Frank Turner and Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil, once upon a time early-90s grungers Kerbdog were once the rockstar’s rock band, yet they were unceremoniously dropped just two albums into a six-album deal. Finally returning with their first studio release in 19 years, Congregation, it’s business as usual for the riff slinging rockers, as evidenced by the exquisitely melodic and muscular of lead track Electricity.

Meditations on death and the afterlife have never sounded so sensual, thanks to nu-jazz producer’s Flying Lotus’s latest excursion into the sorts of uncharted realms where electronica and higher states of consciousness meet.

Named after a Birthday Party song, Bullybones cook-up appropriately filth-flecked garage rock. Their debut single I Feel Sorry For You is an intoxicating hit of stimulants and depressants thanks to its large dollop thrillingly grubby riffs and scathing lyrics.

Late-night soul producer Honne - a Japanese term meaning "true feelings" - sounds a bit like James Blake with a jaunty spring in his step. This debut single, Warm On A Cold Night, does what it says on the tin ie smothers icy organ washes with a thick duvet of full-bodied vocals and softly-padded beats.

Leeds space rockers Hookworms have a new album in the offing and have beamed down a taster in the raging, two-note swirl of On Leaving - yesterday's (21 September) Track Of The Day - a round trip over the terrain similar to that made last year’s Pearl Mystic so entrancing:proto-punk, garage rock, 80s British space rock, DC hardcore and Primal Scream-esque psychedelia.