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LISTEN :: Lorde – Homemade Dynamite ft. SZA, Khalid & Post Malone

‘All the broken glass sparkling, I guess we’re partying…’ Melodrama set the tone for festival season 2017 – Lorde’s dark pop music and cutting lyrics introducing us to a familiar world, of intense highs and romanticised lows, in the heat of the summer.

Melodrama’s third single; co-written by the brilliant Tove Lo, has now been reworked with Khalid, SZA and Post Malone. Each artist has offered their own chapter in the story of Homemade Dynamite – but the essence of the original remains.

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LISTEN :: Jordan Rakei – Goodbyes

Recalling BadBadNotGood at their laid back best, ‘Goodbyes’ marries Jordan’s exceptional soul vocal with airy strings, under-pinned by an understated funk.

“‘Goodbyes’ is about totally investing your love and energy into someone in the early stages of a relationship, but those feelings might not be reciprocated”, he explains.

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LISTEN :: Sub Focus X Rudimental X Chronixx & Maverick Sabre – Trouble

When four of the UK’s best loved artists come together on a track, you know it’s a latecomer for song of the summer. ‘Trouble’ adopts a darker tone than Sub Focus’ previous summer smash, ‘Don’t You Feel It’ featuring Finnish breakthrough act ALMA.

‘Trouble’ shows off Sub Focus and Rudimental’s ability to produce huge anthems ready for festival season, packing real energy from start to finish. Boasting the elevated vocal performances of Chronixx and Maverick Sabre.

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LISTEN :: Becky Hill – Unpredictable

With her independently released Eko EP, Becky Hill has flourished into one of the UK’s most exciting young artists. Latest single Unpredictable is the perfect melding of gospel-tinged R&B and cutting edge production paired with those powerful, instantly recognisable vocals.

Speaking about the track Becky revealed: I love this song because it was about keeping faith in a time when I was running low on hope. It’s also the most up tempo song I’ve released under my own name to date and definitely a song I’ve danced round my lounge to a couple times!

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LISTEN :: Yellow Days – Hurt In Love

After discovering George van den Broek aka Yellow Days at The Great Escape festival back in May, we’re getting behind him again with his latest single Hurt In Love.

Distort and dark, Hurt In Love is achingly honest:“I wonder if I wasted your time bringing you here.” The single is taken from George’s upcoming project ‘Is Everything OK In Your World?’, take a listen below.

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Listen :: P!NK – What About Us

Naughties pop icon P!NK has returned with her new single, What About Us. The pop anthem is the first official single from P!NK’s highly anticipated seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, which is set for release on October 13th.

P!NK will debut songs from her new album during her headline set at V Festival. With less than two weeks to go, make sure you secure the last remaining tickets now via Ticketmaster.

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LISTEN :: Sam Fender – Greasy Spoon

Enter the world of upstanding singer-songwriter Sam Fender as he explores social conscience with arena-ready intensity. A ready-made mega-star, his relevant songs carve a noteworthy imprint among the mediocrity of guitar music today.

An artist perfectly matched in an industry that requires emerging artists to set their own standard, Greasy Spoon is a satisfying follow-up to Fender’s premium debut single Play God.

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LISTEN :: Tom Misch – South of the River

Tom Misch recently released his new single ‘South of The River’ which was premiered via Annie Mac. With its string arrangements mirroring disco synth stabs and a funky bass line, it’s an irresistible bop that nods clearly to Misch’s danceable new direction.

He has lived in South London all his life, and he loves it so much that his single is dedicated to it. “I much prefer the general vibe of south London,” he says. “I love this area, Peckham, Dulwich, Forest Hill. Singing that line — You should come south of the river — it just felt really good.”

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LISTEN :: Flyte – Cathy Come Home

After a long-awaited tour in May which teased new material, London-based band Flyte have announced their debut record and shared their new single ‘Cathy Come Home’.

The nostalgia-filled track, inspired mainly by Ken Loach whilst writing, is their lead single off the new record – having already given fans a sneak preview with ‘Echoes’ and ‘Victoria Falls’ – and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

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LISTEN :: Tom Grennan – Found What I’ve Been Looking For

Tom Grennan’s had a huge year, and he’s only getting started. For a dapper, humble guy who didn’t realise he could sing until a few years ago, Tom’s distinct sound draws comparison to a young Paolo Nutini.

New single ‘Found What I’ve Been Looking For’ demonstrates Tom Grennan as an evolving, versatile artist. The swagger-filled track fuses his classic, singer-songwriter style with elements of funk and soul, his vocals totally impeccable.

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LISTEN :: Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses

Wolf Alice have shared new single Don’t Delete The Kisses, available to stream now via Spotify. The London four-piece announced their return last month with comeback single Yuk Foo.

The band will release their second album Visions Of A Life on September 29. Wolf Alice set out on the road in support of ‘Visions Of A Life’ in November. UK tour dates below.

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LISTEN :: Haim – Little Of Your Love

Californian sisters Haim have shared new music ahead of their upcoming return to Glastonbury Festival. ‘Little Of Your Love’ is the third single taken from forthcoming album ‘Something To Tell You’, out July 7th.

Haim recently surprised music fans in Barcelona with a surprise set at Primavera Sound. ‘Little Of Your Love’ debuted on Saturday Night Live in America, and was premiered as Annie Mac’s hottest record on BBC Radio 1.

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LISTEN :: A Blaze of Feather – EP 1

Mystery surrounded A Blaze Of Feather when the band’s name appeared on festival line ups including Boardmasters, Citadel and Latitude. We soon learned A Blaze of Feather is a new music collective, led by Mickey Smith – Ben Howard’s long-standing guitarist and friend.

The band’s self-titled debut album, due June 30th, was produced by Nat Wason on Cornwall’s west coast, with sessions soundtracked by the “raging Atlantic”. Listen to EP 1 below.

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