Dead Times – Better Off
Our love for Dead Times was cemented a long time ago when they released the still ever-so-glorious ever-so-lovelorn ‘Feel‘. This is our favourite of theirs since that moment. It starts with a whoop and quickly snowballs into a brass-tooting, hand-clapping slab of pop wonderment; the questioning sentiment of the chorus wonderfully at odds with the levels of pure musical joy bursting from every seam.
More favourites this week include the wickedly sharp lyrics of The Prettiots, the dark sprawling genius of Kiasmos, the grungey brilliance of Speedy Ortiz and the electropop stylings of Sylas and Litany.