Pa Salieu's double header leads our latest Playlist...
Betty/Bang Out (Pa Salieu/Warner Music)
Here are two more reasons why Pa Salieu is the most exciting proposition in UK rap. This is a delicious double whammy in which the Coventry MC’s bars land as hard as the bass surrounding them.
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Ouster Stew (Meat Machine)
Crack Cloud function best at a frantic pace, and this intro track for their new record is another joyous example of their attempts to wrestle their ginormous noise into order.
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I See You (Dead Oceans)
Phoebe Bridgers’ parts on the new 1975 record give it an extra dimension and no wonder, when she’s capable of rolling folk-rock bangers such as this. The Punisher LP is out in June.
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Question It All (Communion Records)
Lucy Rose may just have won the prize for lockdown’s most heartwarming musical excursion, teaming this reflective new song with videos of cooking, cats and more.
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Milk Breath (PIAS)
The former Maccabee documents his relationship with his new son over a vast expanse of brass and percussion. He really has got this emotional indie-pop thing down.
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The Pretty Reckless
Death By Rock And Roll (Century Media)
Taylor Momsen’s Pretty Reckless is revived after almost four years of silence with a real beast of a rock song, written in tribute to their late producer Kato Khandwala.
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Love Is Everywhere (Columbia)
Having started in his garden shed, George Van Den Broek’s Yellow Days project is blooming. This second cut from his upcoming LP shows off his crisp, modern take on soul.
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