This week's hottest new sounds...
Birthday (Major Toms/Asylum)
Anne-Marie’s strutting comeback doubles as an ode to the benefits of doing whatever the hell you like. ‘Do some stupid shit, maybe get a tattoo’, she sings. And why not?
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At The Door (RCA)
Once Julian Casablancas had finished rambling about pirates at Bernie Sanders’ recent rally, The Strokes announced their new album with this mazy synth jam.
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Think I Don’t Need Your Love (Bold Cut/AWAL)
Glaswegian newcomer Joesef gets super loungey on his first new single of 2020. There’s little more than guitar, brass and his airy vocal, but that’s all he really needs.
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White Rooms And People (Heavenly Recordings)
The Yorkshire crew rock and rattle on a fierce and funky new track that seeks to put their distaste with the world to good use: namely, making people dance.
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Flower (Caroline Records)
Whispered, murderous lyrics and sparse verses give way to a frantic electronic chorus on the Savages singer’s new one. Jehnny Beth’s debut LP is coming in May
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Let’s Be Friends (Schoolboy/Interscope)
Here’s Carly Rae Jepsen to take a swipe at Valentine’s Day. Whatever your opinion on Cupid’s big day out, this one-off single is pop gold.
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Bae Goals (Dudley Road Records)
Brummie MC Anderson 100 rhymes about “parking fines” and “Optimus Prime” over dubstep-flavoured bass. This is out now on footballer Daniel Sturridge’s record label.
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