45s of the week: ENNY, The Linda Lindas, Laurel and more!

The week's hottest drops, reviewed by Rhian Daly


ENNY – ‘Charge It’

“I could never be a friend of a foe / But I fold at the sight of an ‘Are you up?’ Text,” ENNY breezily laments on ‘Charge It’, one of the self-assured highlights of the Londoner’s new project ‘We Go Again’. Timeless, soulful but incredibly current, it speaks to the singer’s power – effortlessly taking you into her world with tracks that feel like they’ve been bottled and transported from another time. 

Balming Tiger – ‘SOS’

‘SOS’ marks an impressive first for “alternative K-pop” crew Balming Tiger – the first song to feature all 11 members of the sprawling crew. Together, the collective uses the latest preview of their forthcoming debut album to explore the liberating and confining paradoxes of love over woozy, jerky bass and guitars. 

Laurel – ‘Change’

Some songs feel like they were made for very specific situations as if they only really reach their truest form when played in that environment. UK-born, LA-based Laurel’s latest single ‘Change’ is one such song, a tune that feels like it has road tripping down desert highways in its DNA. 


Speedy Ortiz – ‘Scabs’

It’s been five long years since we last heard from Speedy Ortiz as a full band but, thankfully, 2023 has now brought us their return and they’re sounding as vital as ever. On ‘Scabs’, their triumphant comeback song, the group weave satisfyingly wiry riffs while lyrically they force us to reckon with our treatment of essential workers, providing an important reminder about morals and ethics in the process. 

The Linda Lindas – ‘Too Many Things’

Ahead of their debut appearances at Coachella 2023, the world’s favourite teen punk band The Linda Lindas return with a punchy, bright but existential ode to how life comes at you fast. “Too many things, too too many things / Oh it rings in my head,” they sing on the instantly infectious chorus, accurately depicting that moment when you just need to unplug and pull yourself out of the chaos of modern life. 

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