Stefflon Don (feat. Skepta)
Ding-A-Ling (V-VI Records)
Stefflon Don doesn’t do low impact. Her first verse here goes at 150mph and will scramble your brain, then up pops Skepta, crisp, clear and never more exciting. This is massive.
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City Calm Down
In This Modern Land (I Oh You)
This Melbourne four-piece tour the UK this week, and this new track will be a serious weapon in their arsenal. It’s one to fluster fans of The National.
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Slumdog Millionaire (GIIG Records)
Ghetts will drop new LP Ghetto Gospel: New Testament in 2018, and this first taste combines aggressive verses with backing from Stefflon Don.
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The Brighton upstarts have now released a video for Bubblegum, one of their fiercest tracks. Watch it for a taste of their unruly live presence.
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Consider this slow-build piano ballad as a treat ahead of Patrick Watson’s sixth LP, which is due next year. On this evidence, it’ll be rather epic.
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Hailee Steinfeld (feat. Alesso)
Let Me Go (Republic/Island)
Unsurprisingly, this just-dropped video is racking up millions of views already. Come for the visuals, stay for Steinfeld’s earworm chorus.
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Blissing Me (One Little Indian)
From the Icelandic superstar’s
newly-released ninth album, Utopia, Blissing Me’s six pulsing, shifting minutes unfold like a fairytale.
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