The first release on the new XL Recordings imprint is a solid gold summer jam from Renz, who starred on January’s New Gen compilation.
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Fresh from the Dirty Hit stable, this is lovelorn, full of scratchy guitar and contains a killer chorus. Pale Waves are having quite a year.
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Car Seat Headrest
War Is Coming (If You Want It),
Will Toledo returns with an explicit, bare bones indie-rock song about “not murdering people”. His message is as pure as the riffs are ragged.
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In The Morning,
Black Butter Records
The dance trio have got a real banger on their hands: this is already blowing the minds of unsuspecting Disclosure fans everywhere.
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Big Score Records
Here are London trio Dead Pretties, with a bassline caked in muck and scum and a chorus that bounces like a rusty jack-in-the-box.
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Chief Of Tin,
Romy Xeno moved to the UK from South Africa at 16 and weaves influences from her travels into this trippy debut for Weird World.
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“Change is a thing you can count on”, sings Miley, getting all introspective on the title-track for her new record, which drops September 29.
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