The Music Week Playlist: July 16, 2018

The Music Week Playlist: July 16, 2018

Ward Thomas
Lie Like Me (WTW Music/Sony Music)

The chart-topping sisters return with a sideswipe at online fakery. With some serious songwriting muscle (Ed Drewitt, Rachel Furner), new LP Restless Minds (October 5) promises poppier territory.

Contact Barbara Charone


Friends (Polydor)

Another floorfiller from Raye, who’s really starting to nail this streaming catnip thing. Watch out for her acid tongue on the chorus.

Contact Simon Jones


Inklelo (Masterworks)

The first fruit of Goldie’s work with engineer James Davidson is a six-minute epic to make your head spin. Get the album from September 21.

Contact Nathan Diamond

Catherine McGrath

Lost In The Middle (Warner Bros)

McGrath is an avid student of country, and this emotional whirlwind seeks to explain why she loves it so. Album Talk Of This Town drops on July 27.

Contact Katherine Bawden


Hardy Caprio (feat. One Acen)

Best Life (Virgin EMI)

At 21, Hardy Caprio is a streaming don who swapped university for music. No wonder he’s joshing about in Greece in the video for this sun-infused jam.

Contact Julie Smith

Cullen Omori

A Real You (Sub Pop)

A cheery riff can’t hide the demons lurking around this gently psychedelic taster of the ex-Smith Westerns frontman’s second solo LP, The Diet.

Contact Harriet Brampton

Jax Jones & Mabel (feat. Rich The Kid)

Ring Ring (Polydor)

Jax Jones continues to anoint Polydor signings with feature spots, with Mabel and Rich The Kid adding spark to a track with radio A-lists in the crosshairs.

Dulcie MacKechnie

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