Main Music Playlist 30/10/17
This week's playlist has new additions from huge artists like MØ, Royal Blood and Fickle Friends. As well as a climber from Tove Lo (to A list). On top of this we've gathered a collection of great new artists for the New Music Playlist.
Au/Ra - Outsiders: Born in Antigua and raised in Ibiza, Au/Ra says she's always felt like an outsider. Speaking about the motives behind 'Outsiders' Au/Ra said "I wanted to make a song for people who don’t feel like they fit in, and just say, ‘It’s okay to be a bit weird. Whoever you are, you shouldn’t feel less powerful just because you don’t fit in with the typical in crowd.” This track is a powerful pop anthem which features echoes of Pink Floyd.
Cassia – Out Of Her Mind: Cassia are a three piece from Macclesfield who are influenced by the likes of Circa Waves and Viola Beach. 'Out Of Her Mind' is the band's second single, an upbeat calypso-tinged track filling the summer vibes gap left by Vampire Weekend. The track places 'delicate English romanticism alongside sweet Caribbean exotics, combining sunshine with smiles in a contemporary musical mixture of world-travelled influence.'
Charlotte Lawrence – Sleep Talking: LA-based singer-songwriter Charlotte Lawrence is back with an electro-pop banger which is a declaration of independence after finding out a partner is cheating through hearing them talking in their sleep. Filled with shimmering hooks, Charlotte's vocals glide over the catchy electronic backing.
Dream Wife – Let's Make Out: Dream Wife are an all-female pop punk trio from London who met while at an art university in Brighton. Fronted by Icelandic vocalist Rakel Mjöll with Alice Go and Bella Podpadec, Dream Wife have been making a name for themselves since 2015. 'Let's Make Out' is the fiery first track from their debut album due to be released in January 2018. The track delivers a very simple message with a lot of punk energy.
Judas – Ceasefire: Ceasefire is the new single from this four-piece indie-rock band. They’re based in London, but you couldn’t tell because they are constantly on the road, building their fanbase one gig at time
- and they’ve just topped that up with a performance at the Reading and Leeds Main stage. Definitely worth giving them a listen.
Keir – Squeeze Me: KEIR’s new single is coming after his 2016 self-titled EP that awarded him the description of one of those artists that ‘changes everything’ (BBC). Drawing inspiration ‘from chart pop, to alternative rock, jazz to electronica’, 23-year-old Bristol singer-songwriter has announced his first headlining dates taking place in London and Bath in the next couple of months.
Maja – Voices: Swedish singer-songwriter Maja returns with her 3rd single 'Voices', a sweet melodic pop tune that fits perfectly the autumnal mood.
Only Shadows – Escape: Only Shadows released their debut single 'Be Still' in 2016 and despite being unsigned at the time, managed to work their way to supporting the likes of Fatherson, Coasts and Saint Raymond. The early part of 2017 has seen them in the studio with Bruce Rintoul, producer of Fatherson and Twin Atlantic whose influences have been reflected in this track.
Sam Fender – Start Again: Following his previous single 'Millennial', Newcastle singer-songwriter Sam Fender returns with politically charged 'Start Again': like the track's melody, Fender's lyrical message gradually works its way into your head through his soulful style.
whenyoung – Actor: Indie rock trio who met in Limerick. New single ‘Actor’ is about “contorting your character to fit into a disfigured view of the perfect”. With a female vocalist they have been compared to Wolf Alice. Describe their sound as “melodic music that has a definitive sound with lyrics that provoke thought. It helps if you can dance to it too... You should either be dancing or crying.” Second single by the trio, taking it on tour around UK throughout November.
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