This week’s hottest new sounds…
Lights Up (Columbia)
Harry Styles returns greasy and glistening in the hedonistic video for Lights Up, which, while overtly poppier than anything on his debut, retains its trad-rock charm. Bring on album two...
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JEFF GOLDBLUM (FEAT. GREGORY PORTER)
Make Someone Happy (Decca)
The bass is low and slow, the brass parps and the piano twinkles as Jeff and Greg team up for a modern jazz standard designed to make you smile.
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Driving (Memphis Industries)
Driving sets a sparkling tone for Poliça’s upcoming fourth LP, which was spurred on by singer Channy Leaneagh’s recovery after falling from her roof.
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SIDHU MOOSE WALA, MIST, STEEL BANGLEZ & STEFFLON DON
Indian star Sidhu Moose Wala leads a union of his Punjabi sound and UK rap, wrapping a joyous hook around slick wordplay from Mist and Stefflon Don.
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Heavy In The Morning (Virgin EMI)
Kawala’s guitar pop is light and bright, but melancholy is never far away on this new single. The North Londoners wrap their UK tour this week.
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KATY J PEARSON
Tonight (Heavenly Recordings)
Heavenly Recordings have unearthed a diamond in Katy J Pearson, a Bristol singer/songwriter whose rolling take on country is teeming with feeling.
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WRETCH 32 (FEAT. GIGGS)
Two of the best in the game team up on 10/10, which goes to show that the UK’s new wave has some way to go to match these two.
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