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Live Review: TOKiMONSTA, Arno Faraji, Banoffee and more: Ten best new songs of the week

17 January 2020 | 11:07 am | Emma Jones

Ten fresh new singles you need to hear from TOKiMONSTA, Banoffee, The Naked and Famous, Arno Faraji and more.

Each week, we receive countless submissions of exciting new music, so we’ll be taking you through a weekly wrap up of all our favourite new tunes every Friday. For more new music and news, head to the Purple Sneakers website. Read on for new music from Arno Faraji, Khruangbin, Jai Wolf, Banoffee, TOKiMONSTA, Jamie Lane, The Jungle Giants, The Naked & Famous, Vlossom and Lil Spacely & Elijah Yo.

Arno Faraji - 'Bass Jumpin''

Arno Faraji proves he's once again in a league of his own with new single, 'Bass Jumpin''. Sounding confident as hell on top of bouncing production that bangs, he doesn't miss a beat as he flexes with solid bars. We're tipping Faraji to have a big year this year, and 'Bass Jumpin'' shows he's ready to blow.

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Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - 'C-Side'

Funk meets soul on the brilliant new single from the combined forces of Khruangbin and Leon Bridges this week. The second taste from their forthcoming joint EP, Texas Sun, 'C-Side' is a spaghetti western acid trip, guided by Bridges' honeyed vocals. You can't help but get lost in this one.

Jai Wolf - 'Moon Rider (ft. Wrabel)'

The latest cut from Jai Wolf hits hard from the first drop, with his penchant for blooming, all encompassing moments and knack for knowing just when less is more. On 'Moon Rider', he collaborates with Wrabel for some heaven-sent vocals to take his latest cut to new heights and they both pull it off in style.

Banoffee - 'Count On You'

The new single from Banoffee will have you dancing with a purpose this week as it was written at the peak of the #MeToo movement as a sign of solidarity with survivors. Full of big bass and jagged synths, 'Count On You' is another shining example of the type of vulnerable pop Banoffee has perfected over the years and it's an exciting glimpse of her forthcoming debut album out next month.

TOKiMONSTA - 'Fried for the Night (Ft. EARTHGANG)'

An anthem for those nights when you're fried and turnt, not fried and burnt, TOKiMONSTA has tapped EARTHGANG for her latest single which also came with the news that her new album is slated for release in March. TOKiMONSTA's expert, meticulous production is on full display in 'Fried For The Night', while EARTHGANG offer up some serious vibes with their contribution.

Jamie Lane - 'EZ'

Smooth in all the right places, the latest cut from rising producer Jamie Lane will have you grooving all the way into the weekend. Titled 'EZ', it touches on the "anxiety of being unable to establish a true connection with someone you have feelings for due to a sense of detachment in the moment," but the song sounds so damn good you won't even mind.

The Jungle Giants - 'Sending Me Ur Loving'

After the massive success of their 2019 single, 'Heavy Hearted', The Jungle Giants have shifted gears and returned today with a brand new cut. Titled 'Sending Me Ur Loving', its a jangly, indie dance cut with an infectious hook thanks to lead singer, Sam Hales. The band also announced their biggest tour yet across the world, so we can probably expect a lot more from the indie four-piece in the near future!

The Naked and Famous - 'Bury Us'

Relauching as a two piece and announcing a new album on the way, The Naked and Famous are back, baby! 'Bury Us' is a slice of their quintessential, sun-soaked indie dance and has transported me back to the summers of Big Day Out. Extremely here for it.

Vlossom - 'Tabs'

The brainchild of PNAU's Nick Littlemore and Cloud Control's Al Wright, Vlossom have one mission - to make you move. Following on from their single, 'Catch Your Breath', late last year, they're back this week with 'Tabs' and have once again nailed said mission. It's groovy with its driving beat and funky guitar, infectious with its vocals and uplifting with its shimmering hooks. I can't get enough.

Lil Spacely & Elijah Yo -  'Still Trappin''

The latest cut from rising Sydney rapper Lil Spacely sees him team up with Elijah Yo for guest vocals and Korky Buchek for production, and as a result he shines brighter than ever. 'Still Trappin'' is a masterclass in what Lil Spacely brings to the Australian hip-hop landscape and puts him in an exciting position for what will hopefully be another exciting year for him.

Words by Emma Jones

Images (L-R): TOKiMONSTA, supplied; Arno Faraji, Michael Danischewski @mdanischewski; Banoffee, Julian Bouchan