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Bars: all the music we’re listening to right now

Featuring Manu Crook$ debut, new King Krule, and Syd's soundcloud track

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Weekly updates

Bars is Acclaim’s weekly wrap up of all the music we want you to get in on. Whether it’s new albums, mixtapes, tracks, or videos, we’re here wading through the noise to bring you only the finest happenings in the world of music. Hit the list below to see what we’ve been bumping this week.

01. Manu Crook$ – Mood Forever EP

Sydney rapper Manu crook$ has released his debut EP Mood Forever. It’s a uniquely sagacious project considering it’s his first big drop. Head straight to ‘Touchdown ft. JOY.’ for the kind of beats you won’t stop telling people about.

02. King Krule – 'Czech One'

King Krule is back with his new single ‘Czech One.’ It features all the stripped-back, rough, heartbroken reveries of a man you left by the bar all those years ago. The last album released under the moniker King Krule was 2013’s 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. So lean back into Krule’s vocals and get lovesick all over again.

03. Syd – 'Bad Dream/No Looking Back'


Just six months after her acclaimed solo album Fin, Syd is back with a new single ‘Bad dream/No looking back.’ It’s the first taste of her new project Always Never Home. The R&B/soul artist ramps up the sexual tension in a track that articulates the difficulties of falling for a friend. Shit, you gunna ruin that friendship? Either way, you and your friend or potential lover can check out the album on September 8.

04. Kllo – 'Downfall'

‘Downfall’ is the latest track from Australian synth-pop duo Kllo. It’s the kind of mesmerising, beautifully layered music that you’d like to take to space. Wrap your index finger and thumb around the moon and hang out for their debut album, Backwater which is coming soon.

05. Odeza – NO.SLEEP MIX.11


Not sure how you can sleep when Odesza is releasing music like this. The Seattle-based DJs show off their versatility in an Odyssean mix featuring a range of musical genres and textures. It’s got everything from the lo-fi sounds found on videogame side-scrollers to the slow-burning club bangers we’re all trying to stay standing for at 4am. One to dilate your pupils to.

06. Daniel Caesar – 'Get You' & 'We Find Love' medley


Daniel Caesar is star. The man’s only 22 and he’s producing the kind of soul music that makes you feel buoyant in the middle of winter. A heater for your heart. Get ready for a killer album with Freudian landing on August 25.


07. Buddy – 'Type of Shit ft Wiz Khalifa'


Skin one up and join Buddy and Wiz Khalifa for a song dedicated to marijuana. It’s a precursor to his latest project, Magnolia. Wiz Khalifa emerges from the haze to deliver one of the song’s memorable lines “Yawnin’ passin’ out, not waking up ‘till three in the morning / Honestly I’m floating / I just bought a bag of God’s greatest green grass to share with everyone that I knowin’” Puff puff pass. Don’t be greedy now.