Joro (Starboy Entertainment/RCA)
It’s been a busy time for Nigerian megastar Wizkid, who released Joro to celebrate his country’s independence day and headlined 1Xtra Live last week. His joyous ascent continues apace.
Contact Taponeswa Mavunga
Talk Nice (Dirty Hit)
Dirty Hit’s hot prospect trails a forthcoming new EP with Talk Nice, a skewed pop song shot through with synth and guitar.
Contact Louisa Worskett
Better Half Of Me (Relentless)
By the sounds of it, success has Tom Walker feeling all slushy, as his pursuit of epic balladry marches on with this new single.
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If You Need Me (Polydor)
The Iowan hitmaker follows her Inner Monologue Part 2 EP with a slow burner inspired by grief and loss. A raw example of her way with emotion.
Contact Susie Ember
JAAKKO EINO KALEVI
Dissolution (Weird World)
Time to celebrate Finnish auteur Jaakko Eino Kalevi’s latest dollop of freaky pop. Dissolution is the lead track from a new mini album due next month.
Contact Aoife Kitt
Boys Like You (Doddleoddle)
With lyrics that pick over the instincts that propel our relationships and some hypnotic percussion, Dodie’s latest is a threadbare triumph.
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Ticker (Space 44)
Highly recommended by Amyl & The Sniff ers, this Aussie group conjure a similar strain of chaos. The title-track of their current EP is a ripper.
Contact Aaron Girgis