The Playlist, December 12th 2014
This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.
Billie Marten / Coming On ChristmasLABEL: Daisy Digital / CONTACT: Hannah Daisy: firstname.lastname@example.org
The opening track of It's Coming On Christmas, a new compilation also featuring Rae Morris, Luke Sital-Singh, Marika Hackman and Slow Club. All proceeds go to breast cancer charity CoppaFeel.
Belle & Sebastian / Nobody's EmpireLABEL: Matador / CONTACT: Rachel Hendry: email@example.com
The newest single from the Scottish indie-pop band has been given the video treatment. The new LP, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, will be released on January 19.
Låpsley / Falling ShortLABEL: XL Recordings / CONTACT: Jon Wilkinson: firstname.lastname@example.org
The electronic artist releases her debut Understudy EP on January 5, including lead track Falling Short.
The Heathen And The Holy / Hey Merry ChristmasLABEL: / CONTACT: Rachel Hendry: email@example.com
The seasonal side project, of Tom Hobden and Fred Abbott of Noah And The Whale, release Hey Merry Christmas on December 15.
Perfume Genius / FoolLABEL: Turnstile / CONTACT: Stacey Walton: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Seattle alt-pop singer plays Royal Festival Hall in London next June. The video to his new single, Fool, was directed by Charlotte Rutherford.
Rag'N'Bone Man / Hell Yeah feat. Vince StaplesLABEL: Best Laid Plans / CONTACT: Frazer Lawton: email@example.com
The soul and blues singer has released a powerful music video to Hell Yeah, taken from his Wolves EP which is out now.
Young Fathers / Soon Come SoonLABEL: Big Dada / CONTACT: James Heather: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following their Mercury Prize-winning album, Dead, the hip-hop group return with standalone single Soon Come Soon, and a 19-date UK tour in the new year.
Sia / You're Never Fully Dressed Without a SmileLABEL: Roc Nation Records/Overbrook Entertainment/Madison Gate Records/RCA Records / CONTACT: Caroline Dollimore: email@example.com
The Australian pop star follows up her recent Grammy nominations with the first single to be taken from the Annie OST, You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.
Errors / Lease Of LifeLABEL: Rock Action Records / CONTACT: Adrian Read: firstname.lastname@example.org
The electro trio follow up 2012's Have Some Faith In Magic with Lease Of Life, out March 23. The title track from the LP has been shared online.
Sea Change / AboveLABEL: / CONTACT: Frankie Davison: email@example.com
Oslo-based Ellen A. W. Sunde releases her debut LP, Breakage, on February 23, with a show at Sebright Arms, London four days later.