There is a premiere below, I fell for it instantly, it met my ears in a crowded inbox etc etc...

I'd much rather have music I can get to know and love than a series of fleeting flings. I wish there wasn't a never ending rush to be first. I don't think anyone left is impressed, but then I am probably just a romantic idiot. Here are your singles of the week:


Participant - 'A Change' (Premiere)

Sometimes you hear a song and it resonates. Every single solitary sound that makes it whole is necessary and perfectly weighted. For the three minutes of this song I was transported, emotions I had long since buried resurfaced, another time presented itself as reality drifted into the fog of hindsight. Every single solitary sound that makes this song whole is weighted perfectly for that journey, necessary to stir up one memory into the next, it's remarkably accomplished for an artist who has only one release to his name. 'A Change' is taken from Content, his forthcoming EP, which is out on November 2nd and it's one of the best things I've heard in a while. It's how tempered the release is, the restraint, it gets me every time. It's the way he's made another world with field recordings and samples, how he repurposed old videos to create his own visual language, it's fair to say I'm looking forward to more participation.


Woof - 'Nothing To Say'

This is one of those utterly ridiculous indie pop bangers that just infects you as it plays. It's just one guy making that noise - building layer upon layer on top of that bass riff. 'Nothing To Say' is taken from the album Bad Connection which is released on October 20th.


Loyle Carner - 'Florence' (Feat. Kwes)

This came out about six weeks ago but I saw it on twitter this week because he's just made a video for the song. Which is I guess why they sometimes stagger that. Anyway, Kwes is on this track which is as good an endorsement as I need. Loyle Carner is one to watch etc etc.


Ms John Soda - 'Hero Whales'

This is fucking wonderful actually. It's from their album Loom which is out this week. I mean it goes nowhere, really, but it's as good a lullaby as any other to riff on for three-and-a-half minutes.


Woke - 'The Lavishments of Light Looking'

If you need me to explain why Flying Lotus, Thundercats, Shabazz Palaces and George fucking Clinton on one track needs to be heard then I don't know what I can do for you.


Daughter - 'Doing The Right Thing'

I know a lady who spends a lucid part of each day desperately trying to forget things so that she can work out how her brain does it; she wants to learn the process and find a way around it, but she forgets what she was trying to forget because she doesn't remember that she forgot. Her memories don't appear like she is sure they used to, they need to be coaxed, she knows that she is grasping, as if her arms are aloft, palms up to the sky thanklessly trying to catch water from the clouds.


Lubomyr Melnyk - 'Parasol'

Lubomyr Melnyk will give you the breathing room you need. Take a moment.



Oh yeah, this is basically this but I think that's quite enough. I promise to give this column all of the care and attention that something that is outdated and overlooked in a couple of days deserves. You can submit your music to The 405 by using your initiative and clicking around the site, although I will unsubscribe from your mailing list. Have a great day.