Five Songs To Hear This Week - Phobophobes, Cajsa Siik, Mbongwana Star, Sofia de la Torre, Apostille

Five Songs To Hear This Week - Phobophobes, Cajsa Siik, Mbongwana Star, Sofia de la Torre, Apostille

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...


Featuring the stomach-pump drum manoeuvers of ex-The Fat White Family sticksman, Dan Lyons, Phobophobes are the latest noise-encrusted psyche traffickers to slither out of the gutters of south London. Perhaps not as squalid as Lyons' previous outfit but every bit as intoxicating, the quintet's latest AA-side single, Advertise Your Life /Make A Person, is a burbling swamp of acidic organ, bad-trip vocals and lacerating guitars.

Stockholm seems to have an endless reserve stock of pristine pop confectionery. The city's latest bittersweet export is Cajsa Siik, whose latest Kate Bush-scented slice of electro pop State Of Low comes packaged with lashings of Bat For Lashes-esque whimsy. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth and a melancholy mindset.

The Democratic Republic Of Congo's Mbongwana Star are a revolutionary seven-piece collective,featuring guitarists, singers, percussionists and dancers who boast a loose, cosmic brand of post-funk and mutant disco, which is on full electrifying display on Malukayi.

Spanish songstress Sofia de la Torre's latest cut Lovers Work Late is so steamy you could probably iron out the most stubborn creases in your skivvies with it. De la Torre has definitely got her finger on the Balaeric-busting pulse here, thanks to some sultry beats and dreamy, sensualist textures.

Glaswegian DIY combatant Michael Kasparis's (AKA Apostille) mission statement is to connect with people through "the fog of power structures and post-modernism". On the jaw-gnashing industrial dry hump of Good Man, Kasparis sounds like Depeche Mode after a particularly heavy session.