Halloween is just around the corner now, and here at The Panoptic, we are ready to spook and shock you with the variety of music that we’ve been jamming out to. This week we feature songs by Joji, The Tings Tings and Parcels. Enjoy!
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Dominyka Morkvėnaitė, ‘Estranged’ by The Ting Tings
Best known for their rock-pop hits ‘That’s Not My Name’ and ‘Great DJ’ (formative songs during my angsty, adolescent years), The Ting Tings seem to have been flying under the radar for the best part of a decade. In reality, they’ve released two more albums since We Started Nothing; unfortunately, neither received as much acclaim or attention as their debut. However, the release of ‘Estranged’ last week has peaked the attention of critics across the world. Providing a taste of what the band has been working on for the last four years, ‘Estranged’ feels a lot more grown-up than previous tracks. The slow, strong beat is difficult not to sway to, and the melody is simple but infectious. The most notable change, however, is how well the gradual build throughout the song is sustained, teasing us through to a powerful instrumental end. This stripped-down, electro-rock side of The Tings Tings is something I’m very much here for – here’s hoping the rest of the album lives up to this first taster. The Ting Ting’s fourth studio album,The Black Light, is set to be released on October 26th.
Sidrah Zubair, ‘TEST DRIVE’ by Joji
I never, for once, imagined that a man who once bathed in instant ramen
Freddie Metherell, ‘Withorwithout’ by Parcels
Parcels have been ever-present on my party playlists for while now. For those of you who are yet to be exposed to them, Parcels are an Australian band that are taking west coast vibes to the
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