Quite whether Lancashire knew of its need for a rival to Chazwick Bundick’s smooth grooves under the guise of Toro Y Moi remains ambiguous at best although this enigmatic Manc outfit, née Oceaán, produce the kind of profoundly inviting downtempo sublimity summers were first intended for. We’re talking South Carolina scorcher here, and not the damp squib of a thing we’ve been experiencing up until this week although if anything could lift any impenetrable gloom, then it would doubtless be this. For Neéd U is sultry neo-soul at its untouchable best – a humid mesh of muffled clacks, irresistible falsetto and exotic rhythmic pump – and ultimately proves utterly impeccable.
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- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 7 hours ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 9 hours ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 9 hours ago from web
- Harbouring an understated brilliance to belie the band name, indulge in @DeadCrowPirates' Without Her: http://t.co/5bMVRZtShX about 9 hours ago from web