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Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Thursday 01 March 2018

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Presenting you with the best new sounds from the last 7 days.

Sigala & Paloma Faith – ‘Lullaby’

If anyone knows how to remind us that Summer is just around the corner its Sigala. Following the colossal smash ‘Came Here For Love’, new single ‘Lullaby’ features powerhouse Paloma Faith on vocal duties. The video dropping this week couldn’t be more timely. With the UK in the grip of a big freeze, watching this on loop will warm you right up! ‘Lullaby’ is out now, with Sigala’s debut album pencilled for release later in the year.

Des Rocs – ‘HVY MTL DRMR’

Bursting into the scene as half of Secret Weapons, guitarist / vocalist Danny Rocco currently has set his sights on reigniting the grandiosity of rock music. Under the moniker Des Rocs, the New York City native has cultivated a gritty yet infectious sound that nods to vintage rock n’ roll while offering a modern alternative twist. This is exemplified in his flamethrower of a debut single, “HVY MTL DRMR”, co-produced by acclaimed duo Katalyst.

Billy Lockett – ‘Empty House’

Fresh off the back of his 4th sold out London show at the beautiful Union Chapel, soul-pop artist Billy Lockett releases new single ‘Empty House’. In the same breath, Billy also announced he’s signed a record deal with East West records (Warner) and 2018 promises to be a big year for him. ‘Empty House’ is a emotive, heart aching track which shows off his flawless vocal.

Black Saint – ‘Ante Up’ ft. Rationale

Following a triumphant 2017, London’s Black Saint kickstart the year with new single ‘Ante Up’. Rationale adds a dynamic to the single that makes the track stand out immediately, ensuring this song is without a doubt the groups’ next dancefloor smash. Previous singles ‘Could You Love Me?’ and ‘Never Did This Before’ have amassed over 15 million Spotify streams alone, and we are confident ‘Ante Up’ is gonna up the ante.

5SOS ‘Want You Back’

5 Seconds of Summer are officially back after releasing their first single in two years.  After going off the grid following their 2016 tour, this is exciting for their extremely loyal fanbase. This single is a different sound than their typical pop/punk style, channelling more rhythmic-pop elements. They have also announced a 26 venue tour which kicks off this Spring in Stockholm.

Bazzi – ‘Gone’

20-year old Bazzi is continuing to break through the charts. Following his previous single, ‘Mine’, which has amassed over 70 million streams, comes ‘Gone’. The new release combines his smooth vocals mixed with rhythmic and mesmerising beats with hip-hop influences threaded throughout. Starting out on Vine, Bazzi has been able to elevate his platform to be the first song included in “Songs Taylor Loves,” a playlist curated by Taylor Swift.

Janelle Monae -‘Make Me Feel’

After a lengthy hiatus, Janelle Monae is finally back with the announcement of her third album ‘Dirty Computer’. This week Monae dropped two singles alongside two music videos, which are both equally exceptional! With sexy lyrics and a groovy beat, ‘Make Me Feel’ shows Monae’s sexually fluid side, making statements about both her sexuality and binaries in general. Prince also collaborated with Monae on the upcoming album before he passed, giving her a synth line he wrote years ago for this current track.

Jake Miller –  ‘The Girl That’s Underneath’

Jake Miller’s new single, ‘The Girl That’s Underneath,’ showcases his ability in writing, producing, and performing. The beat, which includes a full horn section toward the end, was produced entirely in Miller’s studio inside of his bedroom, along with the rest of the album ‘The Silver Lining.’ The album set to release March 9 followed by a tour. Having performed alongside some of the biggest names, including touring with Fifth Harmony to performing on stage with DNCE at Madison Square Garden, Miller has a lot in store for 2018.

 Tyne – ‘I’d Like That’

London-based Tyne released the video to her new single ‘I’d Like that,’ focusing on her in an empty room performing the song at a piano. ‘I’d like That’ is a single from her upcoming ‘111’ EP being released on April 6th. Tyne will be playing her first headline show at London’s Electrowerkz this April as well as performing at this year’s Great Escape Festival.

Black Milk – ‘Laugh Now Cry later’

Black Milk released the video to new song ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ from his ‘Fever’ album, which came out last week. The track is the first single off the album and features clipped vocal samples, tribal percussion, and electric guitar with lyrics examining the emotional tug of war of social media. This video calls to action many of the world’s social problems which is also intertwined thematically through the album.

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