I’ve been looking forward to hearing new Nouveanoise stuff. I keep returning to last year’s five-track EP Sequence Consequence so it’s nice to have something else to listen to. Not sounding too dissimilar to the likes of ‘Anotherun’, ‘Aretha’ is a stop-start joy. The obvious difference is the vocals, provided by Mark James, who spits them out with a ferocity at odds with the music. “I need it like an itch needs a scratch,” James proclaims. It’s a strange track: not quite hip-hop, not quite pop, not quite electro. It’s a good dilemma for the Nouveanoise pair; you can’t box them in. Who knows what they’ll do next. Download ‘Aretha’ for free below.