The weekend before July 4th is always a festive one in the U.S., marking a chance for Americans to reassure themselves that excess drinking and eating is an act of patriotism.  We hope it was a great weekend for all of you.  Here’s what we got up to this week.

 

Normanton Street

We start in the UK, however, and with Normanton Street, whose Life’s Real EP went live for pre-sales this week.  That can be done on iTunes here, before its full release on July 15th.  Also going down this week was a Brixton warm-up party for the Soundwave Festival in Croatia, where Normanton Street performed alongside acts like Dawn Penn.  Discounted tickets for the festival proper are available through Normanton Street’s own website, and be sure to keep following them across social media to keep up with what continues to be a busy and exciting summer for the band.

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Wes Period

New music alert!  After the baby.daddi EP and some features on Casper & B’s Low Battery Summer, Wes dot came through with another big collaboration this week.  This time, the Late Bloomer makes an appearance on Y.A.S.’s new track Muse, coming through with a silky verse about a mysterious woman who has got him vexed.  Special thanks to the AIA Agency on this one. Check it out below!

Mystery Skulls

Mystery Skulls had a massive, if unorthodox, independence day weekend.  First, he tore the roof off The Resident at the sold out Anime Expo Launch event, a weekend long convention in Los Angeles that attracted anime fans from around the world.  That was followed by the release of his annual Summer Mystery Mixtape, a tradition that has become a highly-anticipated event for his fans.  You can catch that mixtape below – meanwhile, work continues on the new album!

 

The Orwells

Finally, The Orwells have begun to resurface from album mode to begin promotion.  They’ve come up with a unique, and very Orwells-esque, way of doing that over on their twitter, where they’ll be sharing old recordings from their high school days.  It sounds like an awesome way to see both how they started off and how far they’ve come, so keep an eye out for that!