Your weekly round-up of the best new releases and emerging artists from the past week. Featuring brand new music from Olly Alexander, Hercules & Love Affair and Yumi Zouma.
Yumi Zouma: December
Our favourite Kiwi four-piece follow up their impeccable debut record Yoncalla with new music a mere year on from its release, kicking off with the dreamy-as-ever lead cut December. Sophomore record Willowbank is due October 6th, coinciding with an album release party on the same day at London’s Omeara.
Revisit our interview with Yumi Zouma from last year right here.
Kele Okereke feat. Olly Alexander: Grounds For Resentment
The result of the Bloc Party frontman unable to “think of a precedent of any out gay musicians singing a love song to one another without having to hide behind codes,” Grounds For Resentment brings together two of the UK’s most prolific LGBT acts for this glossy, elegant New Music Friday highlight.
Hercules & Love Affair: Fools Wear Crowns
Straight from new record Omnion, Andy Butler-fronted project Hercules & Love Affair have unveiled a new cut entitled Fools Wear Crowns, here to fulfil your minimalist, electronic needs. Omnion is out September 1st.
Violent Shakes feat. Mickey Shiloh: Take Me Like A Drug
Hailing from Lisbon, Violent Shakes effortlessly craft world-influenced, feel-good dance pop with latest cut Take Me Like A Drug far from being an exception. Newcomer Mickey Shiloh gets roped in on vocal duties for a track bound to work its way on to many a summer playlist.
Susan: What’s The Time Mr Wolf?
Whilst this one has been circling the internet for a couple of months now, the visuals for Susan’s What’s The Time Mr Wolf? are more than enough reason for this already-creepy track to land a place on our round-up. Filled to the brim with latex, masks and shaky camera footage, the newcomer explains how “the idea is to distract people from the face and ultimately judging a book by its cover. Enabling people to see beings, rather than ‘man’, ‘woman’, etc.” New EP acne is out on August 15th.