Main Playlist Update 12/02/18
This week we have some strong new additions to the playlist. We have added new singles from The Weeknd, MGMT, Lily Allen and loads more. We also have climbers in the form of Jorja Smith moving up to the A list with her popular single featuring Stomzy 'Let Me Down' and due to popular demand Big Boi has also worked their way up to A with Livewire favourite 'All Night'. And as always we have a new set of songs for our New Music Playlist and you can read about them here:
Anna Mae - Single Minded: Nashville based singer-songwriter Anna Mae’s previous tracks discussed her struggles with love and now her latest single is an anthem for everyone who’s single on Valentine’s day. The aptly named ‘Single-Minded’ features soft vocals over with a powerful message of independence - one that’s sure to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
Au/Ra - Panic Room: Au/Ra is an artist who wears her heart on her sleeve. In October last year we were treated to dark pop hit ‘Outsiders’ which spoke candidly about her introversion. Now, her new single ‘Panic Room’ is tackling the subject of anxiety and self doubt. Through the track we’re invited into this ‘panic room’, a headspace built within one’s own mind where negative thoughts echo. The silver lining of this song comes from its closing line, ‘I’m ready for the worst’ - comforting words for anyone who can relate to the song.
Frills - Human Beingz: After gaining the attention of several indie publications in 2017 with ‘My Love’, which now boasts over two million listens on Spotify, this New Zealander duo is back with ‘Human Beingz,’ a groovy, exciting track that gives name to their new EP. Featuring catchy choruses and dreamy vocals, Frills will give you major summery feels.
Goat Girl -The Man: Alongside releasing details of their self titled debut album due 6th April, South London group Goat Girl return with scuzzy new track ‘The Man’. The track is also accompanied by a music video inspired by The Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, that sees the four piece flip gender on its head, having to escape from hoards of screaming fanboys. The band have made a name for themselves with an excellent live show and show signs of a very promising 2018.
Husky Loops - When I Come Home: London based trio Husky Loops are back with new single ‘When I Come Home’. Husky Loops have experimented with an array of sounds and genres. With this new single the sound is more relaxed and clean reflecting the lyrics which about a relationship, compared to the heavier sounds of their earlier singles.
Kidsmoke - Sister Sadness: Wrexham four piece, Kidsmoke have garnered a reputation for producing well-crafted, catchy indie-pop. Citing influences such as the Smiths, The Beatles, Wild Nothing and Real Estate, this band have not only managed to reach the final of the Green Man Rising competition but have also had a song featured in the latest season of Black Mirror. Featuring dreamy vocals over jangly guitars, their new single Sister Sadness marks their first release of 2018 .
KOPPS - Hott (ft. Joywave): “MUSIC HAS HAD IT TOO GOOD FOR TOO LONG” is the matara of New York electronic-rock four-piece Kopps. The aim of their music is to bring “accountability back to pop sensibility” all whilst intending to both “antagonise and revitalise. Loudly”. This mission statement is clearly apparent in new Single Hott, featuring fellow New York rockers Joywave. Play this one loud!
Nilufer Yanya - Thanks 4 Nothing: Following her sensational 2017 single ‘Baby Luv’, Nilufer Yanya returns with new cut ‘Thanks 4 Nothing’, a track that voices her frustration around a failed relationship that her ex won’t leave in the past. It’s another silky, soulful offering, showcasing Yanya’s dreamy vocals and sparse instrumentation.
Ten Tonnes - Lay It On Me: ‘Lay It On Me’ follows a string of popular released from Ethan Barnett who goes by the name Ten Tonnes. The song is a slice of perfect pop goodness with Barnett’s unique heavy vocals and sweeping synths. Ten Tonnes has hotly been tipped as one to watch out for in 2018 it won’t be long before he’ll be moving up the playlist.
The Aces - Volcanic Love: Utah sisters Cristal and Alisa and friends Mckenna and Katie began to steadily climb the charts with their radio-friendly, indie pop banger ‘Stuck’ in 2017 and are now regularly compared to bands like HAIM. Coming right after the release of ‘Fake Nice,’ which featured on our New Music playlist last January, the band describes ‘Volcanic Love’ as one of the best tracks in their debut album coming out on April 6.
Check out these songs and the rest of our playlist here: