Another distinguished round-up of the best new sounds.
Adrian Daniel – ‘Deadly Attraction’ ft. History.
We can’t get enough of rising star Adrian Daniel. The Brooklynite has just announced new album ‘FLAWD’, which drops in March, as well as a handful of live shows in the U.S and Europe. ‘Deadly Attraction’ is the latest offering from the new collection and this re-work, featuring a guest verse from rapper History, catapults the original into a whole new cosmos. Big things are expected from the newcomer in 2018 and we can’t wait to see what else he brings to the plate before the year is out.
Ciaran Lavery – ‘To Chicago’
Having just announced sophomore album ‘Sweet Decay’, celebrated Irish songwriter Ciaran Lavery shows no signs of slowing down. New single ‘To Chicago’ is a wistful ode to romance and brims with hope and simplicity. Ciaran is the kind of talent that needs to be seen and heard live in order for the beauty of his work to come to fruition, so we’re hoping that a tour will be imminent to support the new record, which is released on April 13th.
Tom Misch (Feat. Loyle Carner) – Water Baby
Consisting of feel-good and uplifting beats, topped with South London’s Loyle Carner’s cool and effortless vocals, ‘Water Baby’ is set to be a huge hit. Following the pairs hugely successful collaborations in the past with singles such as ‘Crazy Dream’ and ‘Nightgowns’, their latest release is to continue their silky- sounding collaboration over Brits season, for which Loyle has garnered a well-deserved double nomination. With Misch’s sold-out live shows approaching, now is the perfect time to get to know why there is such a hype surrounding him (if you don’t know already!) and what his latest tune has to offer!
Yxng Bane ft. Maleek Berry – Corner
Yxng Bane releases new single ‘Corner’ which features producer-singer-songwriter Maleek Berry. After Bane’s successful first year in 2017- in particular his remix of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ and feature on Yungen’s ‘Bestie’- teamed with being listed on Vevo Dscvr’s ‘Artists to watch 2018’ playlist, ‘Corner’ is due to take the UK urban scene by storm. The video follows him on a recent excursion to Nigeria, where he performed along side the likes of Skepta and Burna Boy.
James Blake – ‘If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead’
James Blake is back with his highly experimental and untouchable signature sound, as he releases his first new single since 2016, titled ‘As The Car Beside You Moves Ahead’. A blend of hypnotic, glitchy and stunning vocals are a modern and exciting throwback to some of Blake’s older sounds, revisiting the style which gained Blake such passionate and dedicated fan base. He will also be supporting Kendrick Lemar on the European leg of his upcoming DAMN. Tour, as well as performing at The Roundhouse on February 5th.
Josh Jacobson Feat – ‘Sideline’ ft. Gigamesh
Josh Jacobson has done it again with this chilled and soulful new release! The singer/songwriter combines smooth and flowing beats with rhythmic synths, creating a cool concoction of electronic infused sounds, topped with sensual vocals. This release follows his EP ‘First Light’ in 2017, continuing his cinematic yet minimalist production style which needs to be heard by all.
It has been quite some time since we’ve heard new music from the likes of the Joe Jonas led quartet DNCE. Having released their self-titled debut album in 2016 they have been relatively quiet about their new material. Their new track ‘Dance’ is an upbeat feel-good anthem that combines just the right elements of pop and funk to make it a can’t miss track with that class DNCE touch to it.
Bazzi is a relatively new artist emerging in 2015 through the recently disabled app Vine. The Michigan-based artist combines both elements of Pop and R&B to create sultry records that have helped him amass over 25 million combined streams on Spotify alone. With his latest record ‘Why’ the crooner delves again into his troubles with love over a smooth beat that will get you in all the feels.
OG Maco, Black Josh and Foreign Beggars – ‘Waved’
Foreign Beggars have unleashed their latest banger ‘Waved’, featuring Black Josh and OG Maco. Produced by none other than established dubstep legend Flux Pavillion, who injects a fiery and exciting energy into the track, ‘Waved’ matches hard beats with hard bars from each rapper. Their forthcoming album ‘2 2 Karma’ is set to drop in this month.
Naked Elephant – ‘Raspberry Kiss’
A band worth watching in 2018 is Las Vegas’s Naked Elephant. Their recently released sultry-psychedelic single ‘Raspberry Kiss’ instantly reflects their unique sound and their avant-garde style. Taking influence from the infamous dazzling sin city, the trio are set to be the next huge band to come from the Las Vegas scene following the likes of The Killers and Imagine Dragons…
Deva Mahal – ‘It’s Down To You’
Following the release of her self-titled EP late last year and having recently announced the release of her debut album ‘Run Deep,’ set for release on the 23rd March, soul songstress Deva Mahal has treated fans to new track ‘It’s Down To You.’ Showcasing her incredible, sultry, lovelorn vocals – reminiscent of Adele – over a delicate backdrop of guitar, organ and drums, ‘It’s Down To You’ is a stunning, tear-jerking introduction to this very special talent.
Colour – ‘Black’
Imagine a band that take the best elements of The 1975 and early Foals, mixed with the heaviness of Royal Blood at their exhilarating best, and you’ll no doubt end up with COLOUR. The four piece, who are set to release a new EP in the Spring that has been co-produced by themselves and Dan Swift (Kasabian/Snow Patrol) have been causing quite a stir recently, thanks to previous single ‘Minus’ and their euphoric live shows, and ‘Black’ is set to continue their ascent. Railing against the British print press, the song is a heady mix of wiry guitar, heavy riffs and prog-esque keyboard lines, ‘Black’ is artful guitar-pop at it’s best!