45s of the week: Wallice, Nilufer Yanya, Alice Glass and more!

The songs you need to hear this week, reviewed by Charlie Gunn


Wallice – ‘Little League’

Oof. If you weren’t already sold on Wallice‘s brand of indie-pop, ‘Little League’ shows that she’s far from a one-trick pony. Filed somewhere between Bloc Party and The XX, this new track is a moody dance song that’s going straight to the top of our afters playlist.

Read our interview with Wallice.

Mimi Webb – ‘House on Fire’

Canterbury singer-songwriter Mimi Webb is angry at her cheating beau and so she’s plotting a hilarious revenge! Burning his house to the ground! We know, arson is generally frowned upon but when it prompts a pop song this catchy? Pass us the match.


Metronomy – ‘Right On Time’

‘Right On Time’ is a disco jam taken from the wonky-pop maestros’ new album ‘Small World’ which, as our reviewer pointed out, is a more low-key affair than Metronomy of old. That said, this song still ticks all the Metronoboxes: boingy synthlines, perfect production and Joe Mount’s distinctive vocals.

Nilufer Yanya – ‘anotherlife’

The second single from Nilufer Yanya‘s upcoming album, ‘Painless’ (March 4) has us properly excited about what’s to come. Its layered synths and weaving vocal melodies are the work of an artist not afraid to experiment. “At the core of the song it’s just about being OK with things and accepting that this is where you are at,” says Nilufer, of the track. “However, the ‘I’ll do anything’ line hints at a desperation of wanting to let that be known.”

TATYANA – ‘Between The Lines’

According to Tatyana’s Instagram bio, the London born, half-Russian musician refers to her music as “Electro-harp pop” which sounds pretty vibey. The great thing about her new track, ‘Between the Lines’ is its unpredictability. At first, the autotuned sugary vocals hint at a fairly familiar hyperpop formula. We weren’t, then, prepared for a big glow-sticks-at-the-ready MGMT chorus littered with arpeggios that could be straight out of a Philip Glass composition. Is electro-harp pop our new fave genre? Quite possibly.

Alice Glass – ‘Everybody Else’

With its eerie music box melody, ‘Everybody Else’ sees Alice Glass wrestle with her identity and self-worth. “I don’t wanna be a face, I don’t wanna have a name/ Like everybody else“. It’s creepy, dark and further proof that the former Crystal Castles’ frontwoman’s hyperpop reinvention is in full swing.

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