Greatest Comedian (Café Bleu Recordings)
You can never quite relax fully during a Matt Maltese song, and the first fruit of the 21-year-old crooner’s LA album sessions with Jonathan Rado is a case in point. Quirks lurk around every corner.
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DJ Khaled (feat. Jay-Z, Future & Beyoncé)
Top Off (Epic)
Bellowing his own name in the intro, DJ Khaled sounds chuffed to have assembled such a starry line-up for this needly new jam. Fair enough.
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Suspect (feat. Jesse James Solomon & Skepta)
One Way (Rinse)
South London rap talent Suspect makes a big impression here, as slow, hazy beats wash around his bars, plus those from Jesse James Solomon and Skepta.
Queen For A Day (El Camino Media)
Featuring guest vocals from punk deity Exene Cervenka, the first drop from upcoming LP The Make It All Show shreds in style.
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PPP (Exploding In Sound)
The Brooklyn scrappers come out of hiding with a dose of head-banging, throat-shredding punk rock. New LP Two Parts Together hits May 18.
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City Boy (Transgressive)
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard branches out into lo-fi rock‘n’roll on his band’s rickety debut single, produced by Cadien Lake James of Twin Peaks.
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Guess Again (Atlantic)
Plan B blasts back into view with three dancehall-flavoured minutes smeared with distortion and blaring sirens. A song designed to rattle the ribs.
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