SONG FOR THE WEEKEND – On the Level by Mac Demarco

The absolute perfect combination of psychedelic, chilled-out vibes and indie feel-good. ‘On the Level’ is so slow and soft that it could probably put you into some kind of trance, but with its glitzy melody dashing in every so often it ends up hitting just the right balance. I’ve never raved about Mac Demarco before, but this new release is really on a new level, and we can’t stop listening to it.

SONG FOR THE WEEKEND – ‘Clubhouse’ by HABITATS

Your weekend dose of fun, bubbly indie-pop is here, coming from one of our old Band of the Weeks, HABITATS. We used to post what was probably an excess of this kind of stuff, and have cut down recently to spread out a bit more, but this one put a smile on my face and I think it’s worth a listen just for that little mood-lift. Celebrate, it’s Good Friday – dance away to this sprightly new tune.

SONG FOR THE WEEKEND – Born Into The Sunset by Temples

Two weeks ago today, Temples returned with their second album ‘Volcano’, after a 3 year break since their debut release ‘Sun Structures’, and they’ve come back in all their summer-soaked psychedelic glory. ‘Born Into The Sunset’ is dazzling affair of crazy carousel sounds and vintage indie rock, the absolute perfect combination for the sudden sunny weather we’re having here in the UK. One of our top picks from the album, so great to have these guys back!

SONG FOR THE WEEKEND: ‘Double Dutch’ by Superfood

Last month saw the long-awaited return of psyche-indie rockers Superfood, with a very different style to what we’d been used to with their 2014 album ‘Don’t Say That’. Compared to the very fun, vibrant, upbeat sounds of ‘Mood Bomb’ and ‘Right on Satellite’, their new ‘Double Dutch’ is a lot more sombre and mature. At first, I wasn’t sure if this was a good thing, as it really didn’t feel like them at all, but its grown on me since. Their quirky side is still lurking in there, and they carry off this new move pretty well, and have made a very catchy tune. Prepare to be surprised if you haven’t heard it yet, but once you’re over that it’s a great listen.

SONG FOR THE WEEKEND: Big Picture by London Grammar

The second single to come from this transcendent trio in the run-up to their long-awaited second album. Majestic, elegant and effortlessly powerful, they’ve returned with just as beautiful a sound as ever. Hannah’s gliding vocals and an unmistakeably atmospheric instrumental will embrace and enlighten you on listening, pre-empting what is likely to be another outstanding album.