This week's hottest new sounds...
Everything I Wanted (Polydor)
Is the teen star telling us she has all she ever dreamed of? As she closes 2019 with a creeping, complex dance banger, it’s tempting to assume so, but things are rarely so simple in Billie’s world.
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So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth (4AD)
Grimes’ new album is finally confirmed for February 21, and with that news comes her latest alien pop vision, which swooshes and swoops to distraction.
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All My Life (Turtle Tunes)
This is a big time piano ballad from Charlotte, who heads into 2020 tipped by Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi, among others. What do they know?
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Slumlord (Rough Trade)
The first cut from Baxter Dury’s Night Chancers LP is a funky delight, the singer peacocking about and delivering deadpan vocals over a greasy bassline.
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High Again (Rose Gray)
Londoner Rose Gray wanders through the reasons people seek release from city life on this soulful new single, which hits hard, finger clicks and all.
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You’re Not God (Domino)
People love Peaky Blinders, and if that means increased exposure for Anna Calvi, then the more the better. This illustrates her gristly style impeccably.
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Roses That Cry (Fat Possum/Get Better)
There’s no shortage of great new bands in Philadelphia at the moment and Empath are one of the best. Investigate their right-on psychedelic noise at once.
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