Your weekly round-up of the best new releases and emerging artists from the past week. Featuring a triumph from Anna Of The North, new Lorde music and the release of Bleachers’ impeccable latest record.
Anna Of The North: Lovers
Following January’s icy cold and epic Oslo, Norwegian/Kiwi dream-team Anna Of The North share effortlessly cool cut Lovers ahead of what’s set to be one of 2017’s finest LPs. Complete with the (highly anticipated) announcement of their debut record of the same name, the duo continues to be one of the more intriguing and exciting synth-pop talents to emerge of recent, highlighted in their astonishingly good series of solo single releases over the past two years. Better still, the duo brings their slick live show back to London for a slot at Omeara on 26 September.
Lorde: Perfect Places
Whilst newbie Perfect Places sounds a little too familiar to Pure Heroine cut Team to get overly excited about it, it’s still a fresh Lorde track and, for that, we will always be grateful. Far from the level of Green Light yet still pretty marvellous…
Bleachers: Let’s Get Married
What. An. Album. Having teased the release of Gone Now with singles scattered across 2017, songwriter/producer/musical hero Jack Antanoff pushes any glimpses of failure aside as he secures one of the year’s finest achievements. One listen of Let’s Get Married and you’ll know what we’re on about.
The Drums: Head of the Horse
On what is shaping up to be one of this year’s finest returning records, The Drums slow things down for brand new, hazy cut Head of the Horse. Possibly our favourite of the three Abysmal Thoughts teasers to date, it’d be hard to argue against Jonny Pierce as being one of indie pop’s finest exports of the 2010s.
BETSY: Little White Lies
The Welsh Cher has been churning out silky power ballads for the past 12 months, hooking us in immediately with that set of pipes. Little White Lies is another big’n and one we’ll sure have on repeat for the foreseeable future.
Dua Lipa: Genesis
After what seems a lifetime, pop extraordinaire Dua Lipa has finally gifted the world with her debut record. Whilst we may never forgive her for leaving New Love off the final cut, Genenis is one heck of an opening track that solidifies Lipa has a true pop marvel.
Rae Morris: Reborn
Take note, people. This is how you do a comeback. Emerging from the shadows of mid-album time off, Rae Morris returns with the epic Reborn, reminding us once again just how damn good she is.