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Chelsea Rozario | March 27, 2022

Welcome to The Fodder Blog’s new weekly segment ‘Weekly Top 10’, where our lovely team of writers share their top song picks for that week. If you’re in need of brand-new, spirited additions to your tumbleweed-ridden playlists, you’re in the right place! 

Chelsea Rozario shares their personal favourites from this week’s releases.

Machine Gun Kelly (feat. Bring Me The Horizon) ‘maybe’

Released on: March 25

The less notorious single off MGK’s latest release Mainstream Sellout, ‘maybe’ is ‘emo girl’s’ less annoying, slightly better produced counterpart. This is MGK’s first big release since his 2020 album, Tickets to my Downfall, infamous for blurring the lines between emo/pop punk and mediocre soundcloud rap despite no one asking for this. MGK attempts to legitimise his presence in the alt music world by having Bring Me The Horizon feature on this single because he is not a poser and knows actual emos. ‘Maybe’ epitomises MGK’s discography by being awkwardly upbeat, remaining within the boundaries of whatever sub-genre of emo MGK is trying to create and of course by having a semi-niche artist feature to validate MGK’s hardcoreness.

1 emo gworl out of 5.

Wallows — ‘I Don’t Want to Talk’

Released on: March 25

Wallows’ sound feels like the first road trip of the summer to a nondescript beach with nondescript friends in a probably (hopefully) borrowed car. It’s like leaping barefoot into a mountain of white sand and feeling your skin singe off from the sun and sand mites. Basically, Wallows reminds me of being 17 and carefree. Whenever I listen to them I’m overwhelmed by a sort of juvenile nostalgia that has me acting like I’m Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love. ‘I Don’t Want to Talk’ is an aptly unhinged track off Wallows’ latest album, Tell Me That It’s Over. I will be spending my autumn binge-listening to this album, eagerly awaiting next summer. 

4 emo gworls out of 5.

Camp Cope — ‘Running with the Hurricane’

Released on: March 25

Melbourne based femme alternative indie band returns with their first album since 2018. Camp Cope have made icons of themselves in many Naarm based creative inner-north cliques. I was first introduced to them back in 2018 after the release of their album How to Socialise and Make Friends. Melancholia and longing define Camp Cope’s pensive and sometimes existential lyrics, making them a great choice for the bit in your main character arc where you yearningly slide down a wall. Their titular song off ‘Running with the Hurricane’ is an extremely exciting release, denoting big things for this local femme powerhouse. 

4 emo gworls out of 5. 

Soccer Mommy — ‘Shotgun’

Released on: March 24

Ah, Sza but for white girls. There is no shame in liking (or sobbing violently to) the discography of Sophia Allison, better known as Soccer Mommy. Her music is so delicately saccharine and makes for easy Sunday listening or emotionally charged late nights. She is the acoustic indie pop queen of breakup playlists. ‘Shotgun’ varies slightly from her earlier music. The release that sent Soccer Mommy into irrevocable Spotify stardom, ‘Clean’, was an uncomplicated and intimate breakup lament. ‘Shotgun’ instead relies on a heavy bassline juxtaposing Allison’s American Sweetheart Tennessee vocals. Soccer Mommy might be entering her fleabag era with more upbeat and less apologetic releases. 

3 emo gworls out of 5. 

Sonic Youth — ‘Basement Contender’

Released on: March 18

An unexpected but more than welcome release from this month is a collection of previously unreleased instrumentals from Sonic Youth. Recorded between 2000 and 2010, In/Out/In is a showcase of Sonic Youth’s passion and pure talent. This anti-album of sorts is entirely made up of jam sessions and music made from the band fucking around in their recording studio. It’s not often you hear a Sonic Youth song with only one bass and one electric guitar but that’s what makes In/Out/In so charming. One of the longest tracks on the collection, ‘Basement Contender’, exemplifies a post ‘90’s dwindling of Sonic Youth in the grunge trend cycle, with the band finally attaining a sense of creative freedom after headlining international tours and calling Courtney Love a “car crash of a human”. 

5 emo gworls out of 5.

COIN — ‘Chapstick’

Released on: March 25

More icons in the indie world, COIN are back with Uncanny Valley, an indie dance-pop album reminiscent of late 2010s The Jungle Giants. ‘Chapstick’ is powerfully catchy, funky and kind of raunchy, making it the perfect house party anthem. With this album, COIN drifts away from simpler festival indie rock, branching into infectious dance pop. 

4 emo gworls out of 5. 

Beabadoobee — ‘Talk’

Released on: March 24

Beabadoobee’s latest single proves she (does in fact) play bass. ‘Talk’ regresses from beabadoobee’s polished pop discography and instead sounds like a bimbo-fied (in the best way) 2008 Paramore. 2022 beebadoobee is edgy, it’s melodramatic and it’s kind of shoegaze-y. ‘Talk’ is an excellent nod to Y2K artists we’ve seen shaping music today. Imagine a punkier 2004 Gwen Stefani. This single makes me want to dress in only locally made tennis skirts and metal chokers. 

5 emo gworls out of 5.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts — ‘(I’m Gonna) Run Away’

Released on: March 25

Another icon releasing groundbreaking music this week, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are back with their first release in almost a decade. In case you don’t know, Joan Jett was the guitarist for ‘70s band The Runaways. Changeup is an entirely acoustic effort, featuring acoustic renditions of Joan Jett’s anthems like ‘Bad Reputation’ and ‘Cherry Bomb’. This 25 track album is essentially a self-made MTV Unplugged. Recontextualising Joan Jett’s discography was not on my 2022 bingo card but I’m not complaining. 

3 emo gworls out of 5.

Rosalía — ‘HENTAI’

Released on: March 18

Rosalía’s third album, MOTOMAMI, is a discovery for me. I’d never really listened to her stuff but upon listening to ‘HENTAI’ and realising how similar Rosalía sounds to FKA twigs, I was sold. Her delicate soprano serenade coupled with explicit lyrics and experimental instrumentals make this release extremely interesting to listen to. It’s almost like giving my brain a rinse under cool water. 

3 emo gworls out of 5. 

Soul Glo — ‘Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!((by the future))’

Released on: March 25

While I may have outgrown my emo phase, I still give credit where credit is due. Soul Glo, a Philadelphia based hardcore punk band, speed full throttle into brutal riffs and social commentary. It’s not everyday you see a punk band with actual People of Colour in it, let alone one with only ONE white member. This may not be the most laid back listening but it’s definitely one to add to angry playlists. Think Dead Kennedys, with more valid ranting. Diaspora Problems, goes hard. Even its name is cool.  

4 emo gworls out of 5.

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