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LISTEN :: Muse – Thought Contagion

Muse have released their brand new single Thought Contagion. “The meaning of the song is about how other people’s thoughts, ideas and beliefs can sometimes infect your mind, get into your head and change the way you think yourself” Matt Bellamy said.

The accompanying video is available to watch below. Directed by Lance Drake (who also helmed the band’s Dig Down video), Thought Contagion is an ‘80s infectious neon love story.

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LISTEN :: Nathan Ball – Acoustic EP

Since picking up his first guitar at the age of fourteen, Nathan Ball has developed a raw sound with an alternative ambiance and deep, poetic lyrics.

His music creates an engrossing story and everything feels unforced – a natural, calming presence – his music flows through you in much the same way. The acoustic EP, released today (24th January), explores a haunting, self-reflective journey back to how Nathan’s songs were first written; one man and his guitar. Listen below.

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LISTEN :: Mabel – Fine Line {feat. Not3s}

BRITs Critics Choice Award Nominee Mabel has premiered her brand new single, ‘Fine Line’ (ft. Not3s). She has also confirmed details of a UK and European headline tour, including her biggest show yet at London’s Kentish Town Forum on April 25th.

Full of attitude, energy and confidence, ‘Fine Line’ begins Mabel’s 2018 with a bang. Teaming up once again with Not3s, ‘Fine Line’ soundtracks those crossroad moments in a budding romance whilst urging women to take the wheel.

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LISTEN :: George Ezra – Paradise

George Ezra returns with new single Paradise cut from his sophomore album Staying At Tamara’s, due for release on 23 March. The uninhibited, feel–good single from young Geoff has us dreaming of festival season.

Speaking about the new album, George describes it as “songs about escapism, dreaming, anxieties and love”. Just like Wanted On Voyage, Staying At Tamara’s was written, created and inspired by George’s travels.

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LISTEN :: Hockey Dad – Wanna Be Everybody

Australian surf-rock duo Hockey Dad have unleashed new single ‘I Wanna Be Everybody’, the second cut  taken from their sophomore album Blend Inn set for release on 9th February via Manchester Indie label LAB Records.

“It’s about being a bit uncomfortable in scenarios where people just seem so relaxed and worry-free.” Zac Stephenson says of the tune. This self-reflective take on the issue of feeling anxious in social situations where everyone else seems to be totally at ease is paradoxically wrapped up in trademark scruffy, sunny riffs.

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LISTEN :: Sea Girls – Heavenly War

Sea girls are a band making serious waves. For fans of Catfish & The Bottlemen, Nothing But Thieves and The Amazons – meet Sea Girls, a four piece from Leicestershire and Kent.

Latest track ‘Heavenly War’ furthers the bold claim that Sea Girls are one of the most reliable new bands for penning these instant indie-disco, festival ready anthems.

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LISTEN :: Don Broco – Come Out to LA

‘Come Out To LA’ is the latest single from Don Broco’s album ‘Technology’ due out 2nd February 2018.

‘Come Out To LA’ is a commentary on the band’s own experiences in the city: “On our last album with a major label, like most bands when they first sign a worldwide deal, we were shipped off to LA to meet the bigwigs and shoot videos. We had someone taking us to fancy meals, promising us the world, and in our naivety we lapped it all up. It quickly became apparent that it’s just a façade.”

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LISTEN :: AWOLNATION – Seven Sticks of Dynamite

AWOLNATION have announced the release of their third studio album, Here Come The Runts, on February 2, 2018. For those of you who want to slow dance with a rabbit down a hole, listen to the band’s latest release, Seven Sticks of Dynamite, below.

With this record I really wanted to make a rock n’ roll/pop album.” says Bruno. “And I say ‘pop’ how I grew up listening to it, in the sense of Dire Straits orBorn In The U.S.A or The Cars or Tom Petty.

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LISTEN :: Ritual & 6LACK – Drown The Lovers

Ahead of their ‘No Escape Out Of Time’ project release on Friday, RITUAL have hooked up with ATL fast riser 6LACK for a rework of their single, ‘Drown The Lovers’.

A collaboration born out of mutual respect, the union came about when RITUAL posted a cover of 6LACK’s ‘ Loyal’ online, and the artists have been in touch ever since. Adding his own vibe to the original, 6LACK places a new slant on the single. Listen below.

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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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