The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home
Floppy of fringe and anthemic of chorus, Declan McKenna makes his first move of 2017 with a hefty, James Ford-produced slab of politi-pop.
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Newly-signed to Matador, Baker arrives with stark acoustic and plaintive vocals that would make even Dick & Dom pause for reflection.
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Dave Longstreth’s crew get loungey and mournful on this new single, out now. It’s catchy but complicated, good luck singing along.
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The first taste of Slowdive’s new record, drops into a whirl of trademark guitars and barely lets up for
five-and-a-half magnificent minutes.
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I Don’t Ever Wanna Leave California,
Taken from the Swearin’ singer’s debut, this is sweeter than all the Quality Street you ate at Christmas.
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The Proper Ornaments
Bridge By A Tunnel,
We’re calling it: the Londoners’ second album (out January 20) will be one of the finest UK indie records of 2017. Seek it out.
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The Bristol production duo’s new track sounds a bit like a massive, angry robotic dog barking. From the album Borders, out January 27.
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