Here are the new releases we can’t get enough of this week. Check any of them out on the embeded videos on the sides.
You Me At Six – Back Again
It’s now a decade since Surrey’s You Me At Six released their debut LP “Take Off Your Clothes” and they have enjoyed consistent success across those ten years.
“Back Again” is the 4th track released from the upcoming album “VI” and demonstrates why the band have such a loyal following, whilst attracting new fans thanks to the consistently high standard of their output.
Everyone You Know – Our Generation (mild explicit)
A really enjoyable debut track from brothers Rhys Kirkby-Cox and Harvey Kirkby. Layers of influence from Plan B, The Streets and the best urban elements of Ed Sheeran blend with the likes of Chase & Status, Example and even legendary sounds like Orbital with a hint of indie and the likes of Ghostpoet and Scroobius Pip. We like this a lot.
Gwen McRae – Funky Sensation (Disclosure remix)
Gwen McRae’s 1981 Disco-Funk classic is given a 21st Century reworking by the brilliant Lawrence brothers, Howard and Guy.
Myah Sky with Shockaddict – Boomerang
A meeting of two incredibly talented and decorated artists, “Boomerang” fuses the brilliant songwriting and vocal talents of Myah Sky with the exciting Deep and Tropical House beats of Shockaddict.
Fall Out Boy – Lake Effect Kid
Released to time with their majestic headline set at the Reading and Leeds Festivals over the Bank Holiday weekend, Fall Out Boy surprised fans last week with the release of a 3 song EP titled “Lake Effect Kid”.
Indiana – Paper Cut
The East Midland’s Indiana is a multi-talented artist – clothing business by day (see Some Kind Of Nature) and 80’s electronica inspired singer-songwriter by night.
We love “Paper Cut” and Indiana’s EP “State of Play” is also well worth a listen, featuring covers of “Careless Whisper”, “Jolene” and Blu Cantrell’s “Breathe”.
SHY FX, Kate Stewart & Mr Williamz – Badboy Business
Andre Williams has been pioneering D&B and Jungle as SHY FX since 1992 and 26 years in the business doesn’t stop him from being right at the forefront in 2018 – a trick few can pull off.
“Badboy Business” combines smooth Garage vocals from Kate Stewart with classic Jungle flow from Mr Williamz all held together by a wicked, contrasting beat.
Disclosure – Where Angels Fear To Tread
Our respect for the talent of the Lawrence brothers is significant. Their ability to cut samples from different genres whilst retaining a sound that is distinctly their own. Here, Jazz cuts are pieced together into a smooth, chilled out house track that is just dreamy.
Ralph – Weather
From Toronto, Ralph’s bio doesn’t disclose if she is a Maple Leaf’s fan, but whether she loves her national sport or not, “Weather” is a light, bouncy, pop record that may leave you in a better mood than before you heard it.
LAUREL – Adored (explicit)
Multi-instrumentalist, LAUREL’s “Adored” is edgy cross-over pop and produced from her London bedroom.
Talented singer-songwriters dominating the Jukebox this week.
Bring Me The Horizon – MANTRA (mild explicit)
Sheffield Steelers fans (unconfirmed), Bring Me The Horizon are back with their first new release for 3 years. Inspired by Netflix documentary “Wild Wild Country” about a cult leader and his controversial, unconditional following, “MANTRA” likens aspects of cult behaviour to relationship formation in this typical example of BMTH’s work.
Fyfe – Be There
Only partly picked for this week’s Jukebox due to the vague connection to our Fife Flyers in Paul Dixon’s current project name, Fyfe.
Not constrained by genre boundaries, Dixon’s music can stray across indie rock, pop and electronica to outright experimental.
“Be There” is an interesting example of Fyfe’s style and worth a listen.
Kashmere – Codeine
Kashmere released their debut single “Blow Your Mind” in 2016 after building a loyal and eager following through their live performances. Whether they make it across to the Altrincham Ice Dome to watch Manchester Storm is unknown, but they have certainly had a successful couple of years and the catchy “Codeine” will only add to the momentum.
Spring King – Paranoid
Another Manchester band adding to the long and rich history of music from the city, Spring King have supported Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian and if they carry on releasing tracks as good as “Paranoid” then it won’t be long before they’re taking the top billing.
Clara Mae – Rooftop
A member of Ace of Base from 2009-2012, meeting them from in their mutual homeland, Sweden, Clara Mae is out on her own now and has already enjoyed transatlantic and European success. As comfortable working with the likes David Guetta and Tiesto as she is working on light pop like “Rooftop”, Clara’s voice is one we’re likely to hear much more of.
ASL – Floss
We’ll be honest – the only reason this daft cheese-dance track is featured is because we wouldn’t be surprised to hear it played in arena’s all season with varying degrees of mascot “Floss” success entertaining the crowds.