This week's hottest new sounds...
Don’t Start Now (Warner Records)
Dua Lipa is back in style, with almost 16 million Spotify streams and 15m YouTube views for Don’t Start Now at the time of going to press. Needless to say, it’s a banger. The comeback is on...
Contact Carl Fysh
Now I’m In It (Polydor)
If Haim’s slowie Summer Girl was an intriguing hint of things to come, then this bassy follow-up is a sure sign that they still excel at danceable rock‘n’roll.
Contact Susie Ember
Write It Down (Parlophone)
East Londoner Hamzaa is here with her best vocal performance so far, examining what it’s like to lay yourself bare in a song over a moody soul beat.
Contact Rachael Chinery
BASTILLE (FEAT. ALESSIA CARA)
Another Place (Virgin EMI)
Dan Smith says he always imagined this Doom Days cut as a duet, and now he’s linked up with Alessia Cara, whose vocals add an extra dimension.
Contact Janet Choudhury
Feel You More Than World Right Now (Geographic)
Spinning Coin are now based across Glasgow and Berlin, but distance hasn’t affected their knack for a wicked melody. New LP Hyacinth is out in 2020.
Contact Aoife Kitt
BANX & RANX & KOJO FUNDS
Traffic Jam (Parlophone)
Montreal producers Banx & Ranx mix Afrobeats with electronic flourishes beamed in from space on this new collab with Kojo Funds. Honk, honk.
Contact Katerina Koumourou
SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS
Runaway (S&TG Music)
Tanked up on emotion and candour, Runaway is the latest milestone in a bountiful period for this Sheffield indie gang. Watch out for them next year.
Contact Dan Cadwallader