The Music Week Playlist: May 8, 2017

The Music Week Playlist: May 8, 2017

Lady Leshurr
Mode EP,
RCA Records

The Birmingham MC stuffs six songs into 19 minutes of bass, bounce and balls. This new EP bangs, and that’s all there is to say.
Contact Ash Collins

Right Now,

The Haim sisters return, but what have they brought with them? A patient, mini-epic that builds to a potty percussive conclusion, that’s what.
Contact Ruth Drake

The Japanese House
Saw You In A Dream,
Dirty Hit

“All good things come to an end”, sings Amber Bain, delivering a true but frustrating message on a song that envelops like a massive 13 tog duvet.
Contact Elliot Mitchell


Let this zinger from the London indie cheurbs restore your faith in guitars, melody and wistful lyrics. From new record Universal High, out in July.
Contact Jamie Woolgar

All I Want,
Wichita Recordings

This new Ride song is remarkable for its pneumatic drumming, tidal waves of guitar and boyish vocals. Be glad they’re back.
Contact James Windle

Odesza (feat. Wynne & Mansionair)
Line Of Sight,
Counter Records

Ever found yourself wondering what would happen if Bastille got cooler? Us neither, but this widescreen pop song is worth a listen all the same.
Contact Sinead Mills

Shabazz Palaces (feat. Thaddilac)
Shine A Light,
Sub Pop

A trippy, piecemeal introduction to Quazarz, the fictional rap alien the Seattle hip-hop duo have based their new album on. As weird as it sounds.
Contact Ben Harris


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