A$AP Rocky (feat. Blocboy JB)
Bad Company (Columbia)
A$AP Rocky fans are hungry for a new album, and the Harlem chiller is fuelling the rumours by doing what he does best. In this case, a haze of bass and bars that namechecks The Flintstones.
Contact Imran Malik
Self Control (Fiction)
Dropped ahead of support slots with Girli and The Vaccines this month, Beth Lowen’s first single as Lion is a gristly intro to her rock stylings.
Contact: Livy Jenkins
Take It All (Matador)
“Everyone’s a criminal… ‘Cause the world’s a crime,” intones Elias Bender Rønnenfelt on this irresistible cut from upcoming LP, Beyondless.
Contact: Noam Klar
Mimi (My Team Paid)
AJ Tracey returns for 2018 with an icy cool update of his UK rap sound. Producer Sevaqk’s beats bang hard, but this one is all about melody.
Contact: Joss Meek
Let’s Eat Grandma
Falling Into Me (Transgressive)
LEG’s new one is hewn from synths with ambitions to fill the sky, odd melody and percussive crunch. Album two promises much intrigue.
Contact: Jodie Banaszkiewicz
MJ Cole x Kojey Radical
Soak It Up (892)
UK garage originator MJ Cole teams up with hard-spitting East London artist Kojey Radical for a new single that glides like a glacier.
Contact: Emily Gale
High Horse (Decca)
Music Week cover star Kacey Musgraves plugs into a delectable pop groove on this sharp-tongued banger from new LP Golden Hour.
Contact: Claire Horton