This week's hottest new sounds...
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The Hunger (Kobalt)
Interweaving pipe organs, an elastic bass and expansive beats, Natasha Khan teases her September-due fifth studio album Lost Girls with this enveloping breeze of dystopian disco.
Contact Keong Woo
Hapless (Silent Kid Records)
Expanding out of a cascade of keyboards and clicks, the up-and-coming London singer-songwriter’s emotive vocals swell with devastating effect.
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Unrest (Erased Tapes)
Evocative new single from the innovative choir blends sense-dazzling vocals, beats and synths ahead of forthcoming debut album Find Sound.
Contact Sinead Mills
The Last Picture Show (A Recordings)
French psych duo The Limiñanas are very collaborative, so a supergroup was inevitable. Boasting Anton Newcombe and more, the ‘super’ tag is justified.
Contact: Alix Wenmouth
With a chorus big enough to float a battleship, the quartet return with a heart-pounding anthem ready-made for euphoric, beer-soaked mosh pits.
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Salute (Epic Records)
Discovered by – and said to be on the next album of – Post Malone, Florida rapper Tyla Yaweh is menacingly tuneful ahead of his Reading & Leeds debut.
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Small Talk (Virgin EMI)
Ruminating on post relationship interactions (and “sliced bread”) Katy Perry returns with this bouncy Charlie Puth-produced summer banger.
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