Jams of the Week: Haim, Pond, Gotts Street Park, and more

It’s a rock- and psych-heavy set this week. Los Ange­les rock god­dess­es Haim returned, and we’ve got dreamy new sounds from Pond and Skin­shape. Plus, an ace debut from UK crew, Gotts Street Park.

And don’t for­get to check out our UK Fresh List on Spo­ti­fy, updat­ed week­ly with new music by fledg­ing artists we can’t get enough of, and return­ing stars.

‘Sweep Me Off My Feet’ by Pond
Aussie group Pond caught our atten­tion with this dri­ving slice of psy­che­del­ic pop. Fans of Tame Impala or Tem­ples should def­i­nite­ly check it out.

‘This World (feat. Ben­ny Mails)’ by Gotts Street Park
Gotts Street Park are a pro­duc­tion crew from Leeds. This debut track, with Lon­don rap­per Ben­ny Mails, caught our ear, and we can’t get enough of it.

‘Foun­tayne’ by Skinshape
Skin­shape makes music to chill to – we’re talk­ing, turn-your-phone-off-hop-in-your-ham­mock-and-lis­ten-to-waves-roll-by kind of chill. It’s psych rock for lovers of The Byrds, Beck and the Allah-Las.

‘Smoke of Dreams’ by Thurston Moore
For­mer Son­ic Youth gui­tarist Thurston Moore released his fifth solo album last week, titled Rock n Roll Con­scious­ness. His tone on this mys­te­ri­ous song reminds us of Paul Weller and John Cale.

‘Want You Back’ by Haim
It’s been four years since the force of nature that it is Haim swept the globe with their sum­mer­time siz­zlers. Este, Danielle, and Alana returned with two deli­cious pop cuts this week in ‘Right Now’ and ‘Want You Back’. The lat­ter is tak­en from their forth­com­ing album, Some­thing to Tell You.


Image: Haim/PR