Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”
This song makes a stunning introduction to the new album, the first single off of the group’s Sound and Color. This incredibly addictive song speaks to Alabama Shake’s Memphis soul, but also has some unexpected twists.
Saltwater Sun—Habit on My Mind
This is Saltwater Sun’s first single. The band is the second to emerge from new London-based label Hand in Hive—and it’s impressive. Explosive guitar and drums introduce the song, until some stunning female vocals by Lisa Depuis join the scene. The song culminates into a haunting chorus that goes, “Lay it on the line / … habit on my mind as you’re creeping up my spine.”
“Wolfback” is dark, but in an lighthearted way, as if Findlay is coming to terms with something from his past that he’s finally ready to face. With a heavy beat of bass, piano, and synthetic sounds, it’s hard not to get caught up in this one.