Pop whizz Julia Michaels sprinkles magic dust on the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack with Heaven, a slow, airy ballad that maintains suspense for three engrossing minutes.
Contact: Rosie Gee
Kojo Funds (feat. Raye)
Kojo Funds rides into 2018 on a slippery groove complete with vocals from Raye, a Take Me Out reference and Craig David’s 7 Days riff.
Contact: Ebi Sampson
Avelino (feat. Dave)
U Can Stand Up (More Music/Odd Child Music)
A powerful story of the long road to stardom from Tottenham MC Avelino, with a lean and precise verse from Dave. It’s a banger.
Contact: Contact Alice French
Let’s Eat Grandma
Hot Pink (Transgressive)
The teenage duo make a juddering, neon-bright return with Hot Pink, produced by Transgressive labelmate Sophie. It’ll tie you in knots.
Contact: Jodie Banaszkiewicz
Octavian (feat. Sam Wise)
100 Degrees (Drilla Records)
The South London rapper follows his Drake-approved breakout Party Here with an eerie, stoned-out jam in which he sounds half asleep.
Contact: Jon Wilkinson
Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow (Destroy/Spinefarm)
The Damned’s first new track in 10 years quickens the pulse with rapid bass, and Dave Vanian’s restless vocal. New LP Evil Spirits is out April 13.
Contact: James Sherry
Sure (Heavenly Recordings)
Newly-signed to Heavenly, Brisbane dream-pop obsessive Harriet Pilbeam arrives with a vapour trail of guitar, synth and vocals.
Contact: Paddy Davis