Game Over EP (Unsigned)
Out this week, Dave’s new EP contains his most striking work yet: seven-minute political tirade Question Time. Fraser T Smith’s stark production is compelling, too.
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Look At Your Hands (4AD)
The intro single for Merrill Garbus’ upcoming LP, I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life (January 18), sounds like robots made it in the 1980s.
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Bedroom Floor (Capitol Records)
Liam Payne follows Strip That Down - the biggest-selling single from any 1D member so far - with a new jam that flaunts his vocal acrobatics.
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Hardy Caprio & Tion WAyne
Hardy Caprio swapped Croydon for Bangkok to make the video for this lilting banger, which features fellow rising MC, Tion Wayne.
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The Magic Gang
Alright (Yala Records)
Produced by Jolyon Thomas (Royal Blood), this reworked version of the Gang’s 2015 track showcases their ragged guitar interplay rather nicely.
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Little Dark Age (Columbia)
After four years away, MGMT resurface with something that suggests they’ve been rummaging in Robert Smith’s dressing up box.
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Ride EP (Love Music Group)
Bidding to bring chillwave back is classically-trained LA-based muso Zhao, whose new EP comprises four sedative, shimmering tracks.
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