new music for september
With September in full swing, we have an inbox that is simply bulging with incredible new music! We've invited three members of the Gran Jury to offer their unique opinion on the songs, but which song will win the coveted Golden Werthers Original?
Houndmouth - McKenzie
In just a few short months, Houndmouth will be releasing their new album Good For You, and as a further teaser, they've released their brand new single McKenzie.
Bright guitars form a strong base for this excellent tale of unrequited love, topped with sweeping piano and smooth vocal harmonies - McKenzie is an ideal introduction to the delight that is Houndmouth!
Our rating: 9.4/10
Ada from the Gran Jury: "This is a nice song but I'm not sure that purple trousers go with a green jacket?"
Bentley Browning - Too Many Tears
Bentley Browning is the dynamic frontman of London indie rockers
Explode The TV and his debut solo album is due for release in Autumn
Too Many Tears is the first single taken from the album featuring an
exciting indietronica vibe with big dreamy pop sensibilities - it's strange time signature adding a quirky mystique to the whole song.
Fun fact: Bentley has performed comedy and stand up on TV including being a David Cameron Lookalike on shows such as The Last Leg on Channel 4.
Our rating: 9.0/10
Irene from the Gran Jury: "its a great song to eat biscuits to. Just so happens that I have some in the oven..."
Heather Mirage - Puzzling Away
Heather Mirage is a indie pop/rock project started in 2020 by Pontus Ljung. Born in Umeå, Sweden, he grew up with three older brothers who are all musically talented and encouraged and aided his passion for music.
Combining his years of experience with playing in a punk band and influences from indie pop and alternative rock, he has found his unique sound with his newly released single Puzzling Away. Driven by a commanding bass and dotted with piano, synth and guitar riffs, this is a really catchy, playlist-worthy tune!
Our rating: 9.1/10
Ivy from the Gran Jury: "Oooh, Pontus looks just like my grandson!"
Three great songs, but the winner of the inaugural Golden Werthers Original is Houndmouth's McKenzie