The Playlist, February 27, 2015
This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.
Everything Everything / Distant PastLABEL: RCA / CONTACT: Lorraine Long: email@example.com
The Manchester band return with new single Distant Past, taken from upcoming third album Get To Heaven (out June 15).
Blur / Go OutLABEL: Parlophone / CONTACT: Brídín Murphy Mitchell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go Out is available as an instant grat with pre-orders of The Magic Whip, the Britpop band’s first album in 12 years (out April 27).
Crows / PrayLABEL: Brace Yourself Records / CONTACT: Tom Connick: email@example.com
The new single from the London rock band is released via limited edition 7” vinyl on March 30.
Cosmo Sheldrake / Rich (feat. Anndreyah Vargas)LABEL: Transgressive / CONTACT: Sinead Mills: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taken from the multi-instrumentalist’s debut EP, Pelicans We, out April 6.
Waxahatchee / Under A RockLABEL: Wichita Recordings / CONTACT: Anna Mears: email@example.com
Taken from the US singer/songwriter’s upcoming second album, Ivy Tripp, out April 6.
San Cisco / RunLABEL: Fat Possom Records/Island City Records / CONTACT: Nienke Klop: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian indie-pop band return with new album Gracetown, out April 6, and lead single, Run, released March 23.
Kaity Rae / It IsLABEL: Folkstock Records / CONTACT: Helen Meissner: email@example.com
Taken from The F Spot Femmes Fatales, a 10-track compilation of female artists (inc. Peggy Seeger), out on International Women’s Day (March 8).
Beach Baby / LadybirdLABEL: Chess Club / CONTACT:
This week's tastemaker is DIY magazine's Jamie Milton
Beach Baby’s first gig is in Paris supporting Jungle, which isn’t bad going. They’re a Goldsmiths-graduated four-piece, hailing from Athens, Dorset and Sheffield respectively. At times they veer very close to overdoing folk-nodding sentiment, but debut single Ladybird is a brilliant balancing act. We premiered the single on DIY and since then it’s spiralled. They’re a band who’ll be penning monstrously huge, arena-ready tracks in spades, but they’re achieving it with a clever edge. Imagine Chris Martin’s post-break-up melancholy descending even further, add some crunchy, sky-reaching guitar parts and enough chantable hooks to warm up festival season - Ladybird isn’t standard fare, and it’s enough of a big draw to earn a place on the Jungle tour and beyond.