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Nick Murphy returns with soulful, self-aware single ‘Sanity’

Nick Murphy has announced details for his long-awaited sophomore full length album Run Fast Sleep Naked, out April 26 via Downtown Records / Future Classic / Opulent.

Murphy also releases the soulful lead single “Sanity,” a song written at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La studio and brings bright piano melodies, off-kilter beats, and radiant synth lines to his unflinchingly self-aware lyrics.

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Flume shares new single ‘Friends’ (featuring Reo Cragun)

Flume has dropped a new track, “Friends” (feat. Reo Cragun), his first official single since 2016. The track premiered on triple j in Australia and was written and recorded in Los Angeles with rising hip-hop artist Reo Cragun.

Last week, Flume (a.k.a Harley Streten) released Hi This Is Flume, a 38-minute mixtape and accompanying visualiser directed by longtime collaborator Jonathan Zawada. The mixtape has already been streamed over 18 million times.

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photo credit: Matsu

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London trio PALACE share ‘Martyr’ from new album ‘Life After’

London trio Palace have announced their sophomore album ‘Life After’ alongside brand new track ‘Martyr’. ‘Life After’ follows Palace’s acclaimed 2016 debut album ‘So Long Forever’ and will be released on July 12th.

‘Life After’ is an album with a clear message; hope. Its eleven tracks are full of the melodic warmth and rich textures. It is an album in equal parts about loss as well as a manual to moving on, stronger than before.

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Cage The Elephant Return with festival anthem ‘Ready To Let Go’

Having announced details of their hugely anticipated new album ‘Social Cues’, due April 19th on Columbia Records, Cage The Elephant have confirmed they will play a short run of UK club shows this June.

2019 looks set to belong to Cage The Elephant, with the band’s return to music driven by festival-ready indie anthems. Check out the Matt Shultz directed video for the album’s first taste ‘Ready To Let Go’.

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LISTEN: Emma Kelly – Running Wild

Running Wild is the debut single from London newcomer Emma Kelly. With a distinct sound reminiscent of early Florence Welch, the 21-year-old artist pens intricate lyrics far beyond her years.

‘Running Wild’ inhabits a type of ambiguity that makes it hard to classify as happy or sad. Kelly’s bold powerhouse vocal lends the song an element of melancholy. But as soon the memorable piano hook rushes in, it’s clear the upstart’s debut is running for mainstream pop status.

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Credit: Caro Pak

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