TLC (feat Snoop Dogg)
“It’s been a long time coming,” say TLC at the beginning of this slinky, Snoopified return. But fans need not fret, it looks like there was a way back after all.
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The Los Angeles sax hero returns with an epic 13-minute jazz odyssey that feels more like a film than a pop song. The end is worth waiting for.
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From an EP titled Healthcare, out April 28, this is modern pop that sounds like it’s been made by robots with blood and veins instead of wires and bolts.
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Born in Aleppo, Azniv Korkejian is now based in LA and is set to release a self-titled debut in June. Judging by this, it’ll be cloudy, slow and sweet.
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Out in time for Palace’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire show this week, Bitter shows just why there’ll be so many Maccabees and Foals worshippers down the front.
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Black Cement Records
All the way from Scranton, which is Pennsylvania’s sixth-largest city, this lot do college rock with a big beating heart. From album Spin, due on August 18.
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Love You Like I Should,
If Music Could Talk
If you need any further confirmation that Sweden is good at making shiny pop stars with shiny songs, look no further than this cracker from Janice.
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