‘Low Flying Dandelion’ by King Nun
This ferocious indie track is laden with crunchy bass and rousing vocals. King Nun are an up and coming band who seem to be finding their footing in the music world quite nicely. With memorable releases and enviable supporting slots for bands like Pale Waves and The Struts it’s clear that King Nun’s debut album, Mass is well worth a listen.
‘Navy Blue’ by Charlotte Lawrence
Charlotte Lawrence makes pop music with heart. Her light, breathy vocals and earnest lyrics lend themselves nicely to both her acoustic and amped up tracks. ‘Navy Blue’ is definitely in the latter category with a building drumbeat and distorted bass supplementing an emotional vocal performance.
‘Into the Surf’ by Foals
You can always rely on Foals for quality rock records. ‘Into the Surf’ is a mellow, atmospheric lament of some sort. It tells a story of isolation, longing and melancholy. This is the latest single from the English band ahead of their forthcoming album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2.
‘Slide’ by H.E.R.
Nobody is doing RnB better than H.E.R. right now. ‘Slide’ is seductively laid back and H.E.R’s vocals are hypnotising. The guest verse from YG is far from impressive but manages to mesh with the simple, melodic beat.
‘Divine’ by All Tvvins
Irish natives, All Tvvins have built a great reputation for themselves with their critically acclaimed music. ‘Divine’ is upbeat, full of bright synth, plucky guitar and a steady drum beat. You can definitely hear the remnants of Adams’ former band, The Cast of Cheers in this one.
‘Angel with Tattoos’ by Skylar Grey
Probably best known for her songwriting work with Eminem, Skylar Grey has a lot to offer as an artist in her own right. Her music traverses a broad spectrum of pop with electronic and hip hop influences in some cases, and folk and country in others. ‘Angel with Tattoos’ is a gorgeous, stripped down acoustic ballad that equally offers up love for Grey’s significant other and for herself.
‘Family and Loyalty’ by Gang Starr feat. J. Cole
This one is for the hip hop heads. An old school piano sample beat by DJ Premier makes for the perfect backdrop to this reflective rap song. This is the first new release from the group in sixteen years and J. Cole’s bars make a perfect, natural addition.