This week's hottest new sounds...
Must Be (Black Butter)
As if there wasn’t enough excitement around J Hus’ big comeback, producer JAE5 has slathered jazzy sax all over this low-key joint, which suggests Hus could change up the rap game once again.
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Kiss Like The Sun (RCA)
Jake Bugg blows the cobwebs away by layering twanging guitar and vocals on a return that shows the snarl and snap of his early releases is still alive and kicking.
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A Palé (Columbia)
Rosalía’s music is stained with her past, and this new bone-shaker is named after the shipping pallets that towered high near her home outside Barcelona.
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RAY BLK (FEAT. CHIP)
Ray Blk locks into a shuffling groove on Action, a club track that carries the challenge: “All these brothers wanna talk, but they never show action”.
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Something To Care About (Bright Antenna)
Watch out for 18-year-old Roman Lewis in 2020: Something To Care About shivers and shakes, showing he’s already a dab hand at indie balladry.
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No Messiah (Polydor)
The Yorkshire trio dole out more guitar anthems, as the soulful rasp of No Messiah drops ahead of a show at London’s Scala. It’s a tearjerker.
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I’m The Man (Jehnny Beth)
Yes, this agitated single featured in the new series of Peaky Blinders but, more importantly, its release precedes new solo material from the Savages leader.
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