Your weekly round-up of the best new releases and emerging artists from the past week. Featuring the return of everyone’s favourite Kiwi, a track to get wasted to and LANY’s defining moment.
Lorde: Green Light
SHE’S BACK. The only comeback of 2017 thus far that we can justify making a fuss over, Green Light finds the Kiwi icon upping the gear to full power and throwing down one of the biggest pop tracks to crop up this year. Bonus points for an ace video.
LANY: Good Girls
After what seems a total age, LANY have finally announced the release of a debut record set with a June release date. In the mean time, they’ve dropped Good Girls would could easily go head-to-head with Lorde for this week’s best bop title.
The Drums: Blood Under My Belt
Jonny Pierce seems to have found himself a bit of an undeclared hero. The frontman of indie darlings The Drums, now coming up to their ten year anniversary, has recently been penning political essays on his own experiences as part of the LGBT+ community and making waves for himself in the fashion industry with the likes of Saint Laurent and Dazed. Blood Under My Belt marks a blissful return from a man arguably worthy of his “cultural figurehead” label.
Anyone in need of filling a big Blondie shaped hole whilst they wait for their new album should probably turn to Anteros’ Drunk for easy fulfilment. Straight off the back of touring with Two Door Cinema Club, the accompanying video makes reference to Trainspotting and Pulp Fiction so there’s really nothing not to love here.
Sarah Close: Call Me Out
Emerging with the kind of full-throttle pop you’d expect a Scandinavian native to churn out, Sarah Close’s Call Me Out sounds like Tove Lo at her tamest or Zara Larsson at her chillest. From the Isle of Wight she may be, but the world seems her oyster if the quality of her bop remains as stellar as her debut.