Wolf Alice lead the way this month, with comeback single The Last Man On Earth, alongside picks from Tiggs Da Author, Dry Cleaning and more. Listen here...
The Last Man On Earth (Dirty Hit)
It takes a full two-and-a-half minutes for the guitars and drums to join Ellie Rowsell’s hushed vocal and the softly-softly piano that introduce Wolf Alice’s comeback, but the wait is worth it. The Last Man On Earth is a real epic, harking back to the group’s folkier beginnings and adding a new dimension to their grungy noise.
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Tiggs Da Author
We Ain’t Scared (Alacran Records)
Tiggs Da Author only has time for good vibes, as debut album Blame It On The Youts attests. This swinging highlight finds him channelling Pharrell.
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Amy Shark (feat. Keith Urban)
Love Songs Ain’t For Us (RCA)
Amy Shark surely has radio dynamite on her hands: an acoustic co-write with Ed Sheeran that features Keith Urban. Let its mellifluous, sad vibes sweep you away.
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Strong Feelings (4AD)
Dry Cleaning songs mix wandering instrumentation and deadpan spoken word. This gem features ‘scabs’, ‘mushrooms’ and ‘hot dogs’. A freakish delight.
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Bad Boy Chiller Crew
Don’t You Worry About Me (Relentless)
Bad Boy Chiller Crew’s new single is crying out for a busy dancefloor. Make do with the video – in which the Bradford trio lark about on a farm – for now.
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Denise ChaIla (feat. Jafaris)
Anseo (Narolane Records)
Trying to keep up with this all-action hip-hop banger (and its medieval fantasy video) is brilliant fun. Clearly, Irish rapper Denise Chaila is going places.
Contact Amy Allen
Pick Up (Atlantic)
Autotune, foggy beats and faraway brass create thick, emotional atmosphere in Darkoo’s new single, which recalls The Weeknd’s early recordings. Her best yet.
Contact Jennifer Akoto