New music: Theeb, The Good Sports, Somepoe and more


It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing: lots of great new music. Here they are in all their glory.

Remember you can keep bang up to date by following our New and Independent Spotify playlist, updated every Friday.


Theeb (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Jerry Lane

Theeb picked up the Best Director award at the Venice Film Festival, where it had it’s world premier last year. It’s been gaining awards and new fans ever since. Jerry Lane’s beautiful score was recorded by the London Contemporary Orchestra and inspired by Bedouin vocal melodies.


Theeb is released in cinemas in Europe next week. The trailer is below and you can find out where it’s being shown in the UK on the New Wave Films site.


Samba Para Florence / Things to Say (Henry Wu & Ben Hauke Remixes) by Sean Khan. Far Out Recordings.

Remixers Wu and Hauke pull us a pint of Detroit House and West London Broken Beat snakebite on this Jazz-wise swing remix of Sean Kahn’s music.


Skull Dance by Somepoe. Sounds of Sumo.

Hypnotism never sounded so seductive. Finnish producer Somepoe drills a tiny hole of house into your brain with looping vocals and gently pulsing, almost metallic beats.


Peak Performance by The Good SportsStrong Island Records.

Crushed 60s reverb vocals and jangling garage guitars give way to something much deeper, threatening and alluring in a record full of moments of considered suppression and release. It’s a bit like Tame Impala.


5 Years of Gruuv, Vol. 5 by Black Loops, Hugo, Elmar Strathe, Hermanez. Gruuv.

This lot know how to celebrate. Only 5 years old and they’re releasing a multi-edition birthday cake of a record. Here’s volume 5.



I Like You Dog by My Neighbour Is. Neighbour Jam.

The driest drum breaks, big sampled wah-wah licks and soulful vocal loops make for a life-affirming record that screams out loud and proud: unstoppable dance record!


Portsea Whistle  by Soul Divide. Plus Recordings.

This is pretty straight, a little bit dirty but with a crispness and lightness of touch that, before you know it, will have tired out your feet and have you in a hot sweat.



Here’s Looking At Euclid, by Gold Sounds

Fine melodies, great guitars and, let’s be honest, a very high quality track name makes for an excellent combination. Gold Sounds call it brutal popcore on their Twitter profile. Who are we to argue, really?