The Playlist, August 1st 2014
This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.
Karen O / RaptLABEL: Cult Records / CONTACT: Caroline Beashel: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman releases her debut solo album, Crush Songs, on September 8, via Julian Casablancas' Cult Records label. Rapt is the first song to be revealed from the LP.
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj / Bang BangLABEL: LAVA/Republic Records / CONTACT: Emma Philpott: email@example.com
With two record-breaking female artists adding their vocals, Bang Bang is the British singer's first single to be taken from her forthcoming album, due out later this year.
Demons Of Ruby Mae / Beneath The SurfaceLABEL: / CONTACT: Hugo Simpson: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the first track from the multi-instrumentalist duo, preceding their debut EP due out later this year.
Alvvays / Marry Me, ArchieLABEL: Trangressive / CONTACT: Joe Parry: email@example.com
The Canadian indie-pop band have released a video to single Marry Me, Archie, ahead of London performances at Visions Festival, Birthdays and Rough Trade East this month.
PHOX / KingfisherLABEL: Partisan Records / CONTACT: Claire Walley: firstname.lastname@example.org
The US alt-pop group have unveiled a video to their next single. Kingfisher is released September 1, the same day as their debut self-titled album.
The Shires / TonightLABEL: Decca Records / CONTACT: Dan Cadwallader: Dan.Cadwallader@umusic.com
The UK country duo released the follow-up to single Nashville Grey Skies on July 11.
Cymbals Eat Guitars / WarningLABEL: Tough Love Records / CONTACT: Thom Denson: email@example.com
The newest track to be taken from the indie-rock band's upcoming third album, LOSE. The record will be released August 25.
Saint Raymond / I Want YouLABEL: Asylum / CONTACT: Claire Coster: firstname.lastname@example.org
The newly-signed 19-year-old singer releases his new single on August 24, ahead of a debut album due out later this year.
Mamas Gun / Red CassetteLABEL: Candelion/Absolute / CONTACT: Rajina Gurung: email@example.com
The five-piece release their new single on August 17, ahead of third album Cheap Hotel in September.
Alpines / ZeroLABEL: Untrue Records / CONTACT: Charlotte Sweeney: Charlotte@your-army.com
The second single to be taken from the electro-pop duo's debut album is released September 1. Their self-released record came out in May this year.