Music Week Playlist: January 16, 2017

Music Week Playlist: January 16, 2017

Declan McKenna
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.

Contact Jon Lawrence

Julien Baker
Funeral Pyre,

Newly-signed to Matador, Baker arrives with stark acoustic and plaintive vocals that would make even Dick & Dom pause for reflection.

Contact Annette Lee

Dirty Projectors
Little Bubble,

Dave Longstreth’s crew get loungey and mournful on this new single, out now. It’s catchy but complicated, good luck singing along.

Contact Will Grant

Star Roving,
Dead Oceans

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.
Contact Michelle Kambasha

Alison Crutchfield
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.
Contact Alex Cull

The Proper Ornaments
Bridge By A Tunnel,
Tough Love

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.
Contact Natalie Quesnel

Thrill Jockey

The Bristol production duo’s new track sounds a bit like a massive, angry robotic dog barking. From the album Borders, out January 27.
Contact Zoe Miller


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