[FRIDAY'S FINEST] with IndieCentralMusic, Nexus Music Blog and Turtle Tempo

Wow the year is flying isn't it, and we're back with a familiar set-up, but if you're new let's refresh your memory, the usual gang of us and IndieCentralMusic / Turtle Tempo / Nexus Music Blog are back with some of the freshest new music out there. SO let's delve into the four best tracks of the past week, as chosen by us.


It's All Indie

Martine Di Nardo - Breathe

Martina Di Nardo has recently released a somewhat dark and experimental chillout anthem, titled "Breathe" it's the lead track off her EP "Time" and is a standout song from the Italian musician. Now based out of Los Angeles, California she's crafting some truly sonic beats that captivate you from the off, and "Breathe" is one of those.

The single is chilled and laid back with some trippy beats, with some vocals that remind us of Lana Del Rey's smooth voice mixed with Halsey's edge. It's stripped back to it's bare bones, especially when the bridge comes in - as there is hardly any bridge to speak of - it's just a few instruments that are so glistening they stand out brightly and entices you to listen more and more.

There's a lot of vocal harmonies going on here, slightly haunting with how the distortion goes, lots of old school 2-step beats mixed with some dark-electronica. It really is hard to put "Breathe" into a genre, but that's exactly what Martina Di Nardo is trying to do, it's somewhat rough and experimental yet there's flavours and textures that fans of great music will appreciate and feel at home with.

"Breathe" is slow and yet fast paced, even though the track is stripped back there is a lot of stuff going on and I feel that Martina Di Nardo has created an amazing track that will get lots of people to fall in love with her music, if you're a fan of Grimes, MO and Purity Ring then this track - and especially the EP it's on - is going to win you over.



Walt Disco - Hey Boy (You're One Of Us)

Walt Disco are a band truly like no other as they share new single ‘Hey Boy (You’re One Of Us)’.

The sextet have also announced the release of their debut EP, ‘Young Hard and Handsome’ out September 30th via Blood Records.Blending a cacophony of sounds ranging from new wave and glam rock to queer modern art-pop, the Glasgow-based band’s youthful songs are as much dance-floor fillers as they are anthemic earworms. Led by their charismatic singer James Power, the 6 piece is completed by keys player Dave Morgan, bassist Finlay McCarthy, guitarists Lewis Carmichael and Charlie Lock, and drummer Jack Martin.On the new single, James said: “We wrote this song around a hypothetical situation about teaching a man to come to terms with his feminine side and that it wouldn’t devalue the parts of him that are male, but would make him feel more free and help his relationships with others.

“We obviously had a lot of fun writing it and sometimes the lyrics get a bit kinky, but such is life.” Influenced just as much by 80s New Wave acts such as Talking Heads and The Associates, as they are by the queer modern art-pop sensibilities of St Vincent, Charli XCX and even Ru Paul – Walt Disco’s firm grasp of both their historical and modern influences allow them to move forward as a band for the future. This autumn, the band will release their debut EP entitled ‘Young Hard and Handsome’ – a phrase that has become something of a mission statement for the group and their legion of fans, to whom they champion self-expression and self-love.

Working with idiosyncratic producer Thomas McNeice of Gang of Four, Walt Disco have realised their vision of creating a new set of anthems for a new generation of misfits.

Walt Disco will head out on tour the UK in March 2021. Visit their website for tickets.


Nexus Music Blog

Helen Maw - Playing With Fire

Helen Maw is an accomplished musician who’s been writing music since her teens.

Her new single ‘Playing With Fire’ is a stunning piano ballad that commands the attention of the audience with achingly beautiful lyrics. It’s a personal song about getting your heartbroken. In my opinon? This song is brilliant, due mainly to the harmonies which make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.