This week's hottest new sounds...
YOUNG T & BUGSEY (FEAT. FREDO)
Bully Beef (Black Butter)
Following last year’s hook up with Headie One, Young T & Bugsey link with Fredo on this chiller, which mixes bouncing beats with laid-back bars and a giant chorus.
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The Birthday Party (Dirty Hit)
You might as well give up trying to work out where The 1975 are going with album four: this addled new one is a brass-assisted ballad about the perils of partying.
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GORILLAZ (FEAT. FATOUMATA DIAWARA)
Gorillaz tap into their exploratory instinct here, with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara adding sweet vocals to a track to make the heart swell.
Contact Brídín Murphy Mitchell
SNEAKBO (FEAT. KIDA KUDZ)
Love Is A Gamble (Island)
Sneakbo’s first single of 2020 is soft and relaxing, like a massive cushion, perhaps. Silky melodies from Kida Kudz add to the loungey vibes.
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Superblood Wolfmoon (Monkeywrench/Republic)
Pearl Jam are having loads of fun here. This one starts fast and loose, before careening to a close via cavorting riff s, shout-along vocals and a luminous solo.
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Brilliant new music just keeps on coming out of Ireland. Let Lilia Vargen’s gutsy songwriting soundtrack your anguish in 2020. Cold is sad, but great.
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Safe In Sound (PIAS)
Former Maccabees singer Orlando Weeks drops news of his debut solo album (due later in 2020) with a quiet, intense new single inspired by parenthood.
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