Yes, we’re running a little behind schedule this week, but here’s your third serve in our new weekly feature ‘Free Track Friday’!
Each week, we’re bringing you a selection of tunes that have been sent to us each week that are being offered up for free download. So downloading fingers at the ready…
• The sky’s seemingly the limit for fresh-faced British newcomer A Girl Called Ruth, with BBC Radio One already showing interest and a contract signed with the same team as the Brits-nominated Scouting For Girls. ‘You I See’ is the singer’s first foray into the big wide world of pop and there are a couple of spanking good remixes being offered up for nothing, our favourite of which is the very smashing ‘Young Favourite’ remix. And to nab it (and a couple of other versions of the track) all you need to do is ‘Like’ her Facebook page right HERE.
A Girl Called Ruth isn’t the only singer songwriter starting to garner plenty of attention in the UK… Poland’s Pati Yang is doing very much the same, with the singer’s EPs winning praise with some of Britain’s most influential tastemakers. With her new EP ‘Hold Your Horses’ due out in the middle of September, Pati is offering up the altogether pop-brillant Jagz Kooner remix of her previous single ‘Wires & Sparks’ free of charge. How the track’s only been downloaded 20 times so far is beyond us. It’s pop brilliance. Get it HERE.
• Los Angeles-based hip hop duo Laze & Royal have just revealed their brand new mixtape entitled ‘Wasted’. The boys (Bennett and Justyn Armstrong) are brothers and have been performing together for six years under various monikers, including 2XL, under which they released their last album ‘Neighborhood Rapstar’. Now as Laze & Royal, they’re on the verge of releasing album No.2, but in preparedness for it, they’ve whacked out ‘Wasted’. The mixtape contains 17 tracks – and the whole thing is available for free download. You can do that right HERE.
• American folk outfit The Mountain Goats aren’t exactly household names here in Australia, though they do possess a back catalogue that stretches back 18 long years. The band will release their new album ‘Transcendental Youth’ in Australia via Remote Control Records next month, but to give peeps a taste of it, they’re offering up album track ‘Cry For Judas’ as a free download. You can head HERE to have a listen to the track and proceed with your download. ‘Transcendental Youth’ will be released here on Friday September 28.
• A bio tells us that this San Diego outfit plays a blend of dub, blues and rock. Most interesting! All we know is that they’re Slightly Stoopid and they’re offering up a free four track download via their website. The tracks are all lifted from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Top Of The World’ (pictured) and it’s no doubt hoped that if the public likes what they hear from the four tracks offered for nothing, they’ll rush out and buy the album when it’s released on August 14. Head HERE to get the goodies.
So there you have it, you eager free-pop beaver! Download away to your heart’s content as part of the third edition of ‘Free Track Friday’. Catch you next week for more free track fun!