45s of the week: Biig Piig, Taylor Swift, Kimbra and more!

The tracks you need to hear this week, reviewed by Tyler Kelly

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Biig Piig – ‘This Is What They Meant’

Certain songs make you reminisce about running around the city late at night in a state of euphoria with your closest friends and Biig Piig makes us feel as though we’re experiencing the sweet invincible rush of reckless abandon for the first time – “Feel like you’re the type I’d run away with / Leave it all behind”.

Caroline Polachek – ‘Sunset’

We might be slowly creeping into the winter months, but Caroline Polachek seems intent on drawing out those long summer nights for a little while longer. If ‘Bunny’ rode off into the Catalonian sunset back in 2021, you’d find her here stealing hearts.

Taylor Swift – ‘Snow on the Beach’

The world obviously went into meltdown when news hit of a brand-new Taylor Swift album – even more so when the track listing was released. ‘Snow On The Beach’, features Lana Del Rey and it’s exactly what you’d expect from a collaboration between two artists who are at the top of their game in their respective corners of the pop world. 

Witch Fever – ‘At The Core’

Mancunian doom punks Witch Fever channel their inner Riot grrrl in their fight for inclusivity and autonomy. The final single from their debut album ‘Congregation’ is reminiscent of Fugazi in its dynamism, yet still true to their core sound. It’s explorative, and showcases exactly why they’re one of the most exciting live bands at the moment.

Kimbra – ‘Save Me’

Kimbra has always flirted with the kind of eclectic avant-pop that Björk has made her signature over the years. Juxtaposing delicate synthesised verses with swelling string choruses, it’s incredibly emotive. Deeply vulnerable and contemplative lyrics are about succumbing to weakness and admitting that in your darkest moments, it’s ok to ask for help. 

Listen to these new tracks and more on our BRAND NEW playlist