Up to now I've mostly been going backwards with my listening, sifting through vast archives of rock and roll, folk song, country, blues and on and on.
In 2014 my focus shifts to the new. Now I scrape hype machine blogs daily looking for songs. Here are two I found this week:
Gorgeous Bully's "Sinking Feeling" is a sticky sort of garage-pop, crackling and warm, and fitting for a new year with its bouyant tune and depressed hook.
Meanwhile, Criminal Hygiene hits us with "Blak Water," brimming with guitar scratch and gluey humming.