The best new sounds of the last 7 days.
Leeds based producer Tom Zanetti has been treating us to huge wall-to-wall house anthems over the last 6 months, first with ‘debut single ‘Darlin’ and follow up single ‘You Want Me’. This time he lends his vocals to club track UBER, alongside up-and-coming house talent LiTek. Watch the incredibly intricate video where both artists get a makeover in claymation form, and lead us down a heady trip into clubland. Animated by the team who created the characters for Radiohead’s ‘Burn The Witch’ video, ‘UBER’ is another weekend banger guaranteed to be hitting dance floors soon.
Amelia Payne – ‘Down’
London based Bajan Amelia Payne has arrived with an infectious pop debut track thats laced with Caribbean influences and an alluringly dark sound. A bold and compelling debut single from the newcomer and definitely someone to keep an eye on.
Sonny – ‘Wage A War’
Only recently turning 18 and releasing his debut EP ‘Hopeless Romance’ last week, Sonny is taking everything in his stride. The EP showcases his genuine raw talent and incredible songwriting skills, the heartfelt ballad ‘Wage A War’ is a great example showing his ability at such a young age. Catch him perform live this summer at various festivals around the UK this year.
Mr. Jukes – ‘Angels / Your Love’ ft. BJ the Chicago Kid
It’s not all doom and gloom following Bombay Bicycle Club’s announcement of indefinite hiatus last year. Frontman Jack Steadman is back under the pseudonym Mr. Jukes, and clearly drawing influence from a whole host of funk and jazz records to create his new sound. This brass-heavy feel-good return from Steadman also features a tenderly soulful appearance from BJ the Chicago Kid in the ‘Your Love’ half of this track.
Gorillaz – ‘Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan)’
After a severe drought of new music from the Gorillaz, Damon Albarn’s virtual band are back. Announcing their upcoming fifth album ‘Humanz’, jam-packed full of head-turning collabs, Gorillaz treated fans to a radical number of four new singles. One of those four singles; ‘Saturnz Barz’, throws you right into the deep end of the Gorillaz pool, with a killer top line from ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’ Jamaican singer Popcaan. Oh and also, the video is trippy as hell.
Goldfrapp – ‘Moon in Your Mouth’
Sinister sounding Goldfrapp brings darkness to a whole new level with ‘Moon In Your Mouth.’ The haunting tune delivers with a down tempo, robotic bass line mixed with Alison Goldfrapp’s alluring vocals drifting through the dark synths spaced around her. The nightmarish lullaby is part of Goldfrapp’s upcoming album ‘Silver Eye’ which will be released on March 31st.
Vallis Alps – ‘East’
Australian electronic duo Vallis Alps encapsulate accepting heartbreak in their newest single ‘East’. ‘East’ is the realization that a relationship has run its course, after much time spent in denial. ‘East’ is an intimate story told my grandiose production, with poetry whispered by Parissa Tosif. Vallis Alps EP ‘Fable’ will be released March 31st.
Abi Hudson – ‘Warm In The Room’
Excellent emerging pop starlet Abi Hudson is back with second single ‘Warm In The Room’. A luscious piano ballad that turns loss into something rather beautiful, the track was produced with Terry Ronald and Steve Anderson, who have worked with Britney Spears, Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue and Take That between them. Take a chance to slow down below:
KWAYE – ‘Cool Kids’
New Mind Of A Genius signing KWAYE has landed this week in a whirl of summery 1980’s bop-ness, excellent styling and gorgeously cinematic camera shots, all courtesy of the video for debut release ‘Cool Kids’. “We don’t need to sit at the back of the bus, if we decide what’s cool” he asserts over funk-ridden percussion and delectable synth-pop. This is one to watch.
Tei Shi – ‘Justify’
Tei Shi is about to release her long-awaited debut album ‘Crawl Space’, and this week saw another glimpse of the magic that awaits with new track ‘Justify’. Adding another dimension to the album, ‘Justify’ finds deliciously heavy bass partnered with spidery percussion, a feathery falsetto vocal and sensual sounds that hark back to Prince at his finest.
Ariana and the Rose – ‘How Does That Make You Feel’
2017 is shaping up to be Ariana and the Rose’s year. With several stellar singles already under her belt, a phenomenal presence at SXSW and a recently released debut EP, the sky is the absolute limit for the rising star. New track ‘How Does That Make You Feel’ is a slight departure from previous tracks and makes up one of the four tracks from ‘Retrograde’ EP, which is out now.