Main Playlist Update 05/02/18
A week into a new semester of broadcasting as we have as strong a playlist as ever this week we have a new addition from Jaded on the C list with their new single 'Pancake'. We also have climbers from The Vaccines moving up to the A list with their popular new single 'I Can't Quit' and Dream Wife have also worked their way up to B with 'Hey Heartbreaker'. And as always we have replenished our New Music Playlist with a feast of goodness and you can read about them here:
Annexe The Moon - Full Stop: Raised and reared on the sunny northern shoreline of the Wirral Peninsula, Jamie Whelligan and Phil Channell, aka Annexe The Moon, have spent a lifetime creating and baking their melodic Psych-Scousepop vernacular. This recent release of theirs is no different with a lengthy intro to chat over and a spacy/ electro vibe that blares throughout.
Gender Roles - About Her: Brighton based Gender Roles describes their sound as being somewhere in between English math and American garage. Their new song “About Her” is about the things that can only be fixed sitting in someone’s kitchen at a ridiculous time in the morning, mainly our fixations with past lovers. While the song has an upbeat tempo, the raw and gritty vocals deliver a sense of urgency that makes this song relatable to anyone trying to get over a relationship.
Kidepo - Be A Man (Get In The Cold Shower): London artist Kidepo brings soulful vocals and synth pop instrumentals with his new single ‘Be A Man (Get In The Cold Shower). This is his second single following up from his Reunion EP which he debuted last year. For this single he is stepping away from the African beats that can be encountered on some of his other tracks but instead he is embracing soulful pop and he is really doing it well.
LEIFXMATHI - BOKETTO: UEA based sibling duo released their new project LEIFXMATHI (pronounced “Life by Matty”) with their single BOKETTO which vaguely translated from Japanese means staring at the sky without a thought. The duo said their aim with the project is to “get people to move, get people dancing and have a really really good time!” and this track certainly does so.
LUCIA - Melted Ice Cream: Glasgow’s LUCIA are garage-pop wizards. Melted Ice Cream is a garage-pop banger, with scuzzy vocals and complex, memorable hooks. Their style is dark and catchy, and they’ve even supported Black Honey and The Big Moon on previous tours.
MorMor - Heaven’s Only Wishful: Toronto based artist MorMor’s new single “Heaven’s Only Wishful” is a moody reflection on the afterlife that never goes as expected. What begins as indie rock evolves into synth pop and ends with an intimately raw delivery.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Mainland: This is the 5-pieces first release since their acclaimed EP released last year - French Press.The Australian band have released a sunny, care-free track yet it’s laces with a more melancholy vibe with the lyrics commenting on the recent immigrant crisis. Managing to create a sound thats very ‘in within the Indie Rock scene its not hard to believe that these guys are becoming everyone’s cup of tea.
Sasha Sloan - Normal: You might recognise Sasha Sloan’s impressive vocals as the 22-year-old has already made a name for herself with features on tracks with Charli XCX and Camila Cabello. Her new single ‘Normal’ is a catchy pop anthem that reflects on her younger years where she would try to act like everyone else at parties just to seem cool. Sloan is about to go on a 17 date US tour with indie rock band Joywave.
Tofer Dolan - Picassos on a Yacht: Tofer Dolan are an alternative-pop duo formed by Philidelphia rapper Asher Roth in collaboration with producer Oren Yoel. The pair came together after the band name came to Asher Roth in a dream. For this project Roth has almost taken on a second persona, creating upbeat pop tracks compared to his regular rap material. ’Picassos on Yacht’ is the third single release from the pair, perhaps the start of more to come.
Check out these songs and the rest of our playlist here: