Main Playlist Update 12/03/18
This week we have a five hot new additions to the playlist. On the A list we've added Imagine Drangons with their new single 'Next To Me'. We have three great new additions to the B list including Year's and Years, Blossoms and the wonderful Anderson. Paak with 'Til It's Over'. Finally the C list is joined by George the Poet with 'Follow the Leader' featuring Livewire favourite Jorja Smith and Maverick Sabre. As always we have topped our playlist off with ten new music tracks that you can read about below.
Approachable Members Of Your Local Community - Millennium Queen: It's always pretty great when you find a band whose name is as good as their tunes, and these guys certainly fit the bill. Approachable Members of Your Local Community are an Aussie 7 piece who make woozy indie pop goodness, working with the same producers as the likes of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Tame Impala and Pond.‘Millenium Queen’ is a laidback track, at first driven by synths but slowly layered with irresistible brass to transform it into a super dreamy track.
Cosmo Shelldrake - Wriggle: It’s not often that woodwind features on our playlist, however Cosmo Shelldrake has perfectly blended classical instrumentation with marching drums and smooth vocals to create an interesting and unexpected pop song.
Gianni Huseyin - Playing Games: ‘Playing Games’ is the first single from UEA student Gianni Huseyin. Up until this point Gianni has been releasing his own original takes on other peoples songs, however with this new single he has taken that originality and turned it into his own smooth song.
Glints - Bugatti: GLINTS is the brainchild of J.M. Lemmens, a Belgian rapper with a British background. New single ‘Bugatti’ manages to be hectic yet infectious, a track that shifts gear from layered choir vocals to explosive rap in a heartbeat. Not one for the faint of heart, be prepared for a wild three and a half minute adventure with this one.
Pillow Queens - Favourite: Only a few months after releasing their first EP and playing their first headline show, Pillow Queens are back with new a single. “Favourite” incorporates the bands catchy melodies and 4 way harmonies and comes accompanied with a dog filled music video.
The Aces - Just Like That: The Aces new single 'Just Like That' is from their upcoming debut album When My Heart Felt Volcanic. The song is the perfect break up number with the band singing that “You can come get all your t-shirts, 'Cause I don't like the way I look in them”. This song follows on from a string of strong singles from the pop-rock group which has made the upcoming album highly anticipated.
The Horse Heads - Questions: Chelmsford 3 piece The Horse Heads play loud post punk rock noise,influenced by lower class British culture. New single “Questions” asks is there a way out of being a slave to the wage whilst sounding like “a coyote tearing its way out of a paper bag” (Steve Lamacq, 6 Music)
Thunder Jackson - Colours: Welsh-American duo Thunder Jackson are back with new single ‘Colours’. Taking a step back from their previous pop influenced single ‘Guilty Party’, the new single has a fresh energy putting glam rock vocals over intricate beats.
Thyla - I Was Biting: Thyla are ‘trying to forget’ about their dreams on new dystopian, guitar-fuelled single I Was Biting. One of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens’ Alternative Tips for 2018, the post-punk Brighton-based quartet describe their sound as a blend of ‘distorted guitar tones’ and ‘lilting ethereal melodies’. They’ll be playing Norwich Arts Centre on May 12th.
Zoey Lily - Mora: Zoey Lily is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter from East London currently flourishing as an independent artist. Her third track ‘More’ is a dark pop hit discussing self-confidence and self-worth. She was inspired by someone she met who seemed popular and happy on the outside but found out he was struggling with self-worth issues when she got to know him. Lily first began playing piano when she was 13 before learning to play her father’s guitar, the same instrument she writes with today.
Check out these songs and the rest of our playlist here: