Your weekly round-up of the best new releases and emerging artists from the past week. Featuring that incredible Paramore record, the slightly bizarre return of Miley Cyrus and another shining moment from Mabel.
One of our favourite artists to emerge from the past couple of years, R’n’B upstart Mabel proves once again that she truly can do no wrong. The title track from her highly-anticipated debut EP, the video for Bedroom throws the viewer into a boy-free, dark blue slumber party haven that Mabel rules over with full control. What a woman.
Another act backed with a lot of buzz and a lot of love for their effortlessly cool R’n’B. This slow-jam rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams will surely stand out as one of your highlights from this Friday.
In the most surprising returning record moment of 2017 so far, Paramore’s fifth full-length is one of the greatest pop gems we’ve heard in a long time and, frankly, we can’t get enough of it. Pool, awash with its uber-cool shimmers and chimes, is one of the records many, many high points.
Honeyblood: Walking at Midnight
One of the finest live bands to emerge in the 2010s, Glasgow grunge-ers Honeyblood have dropped the magnificent visuals for the luscious Walking At Midnight from 2016’s Babes Never Die. Drag superstar Virgin Extravaganzah teams up with the duo for this ode to 70’s classic horror flicks which we insist will be one of the best things you’ll watch all week.
LA folk/punk duo Girlpool give their new record’s title track the video treatment, continuing to mark the duo as one of the more creative two-pieces to emerge of recent. Part-Fiona Apple and part-Angel Olson, here’s a record we’ll undoubtedly have on spin for the foreseeable future.
Goldfrapp: Systemagic (Hannah Holland Remix)
DJ/producer/label-head/dance music hero Hannah Holland works her remixing magic once again, taking on Goldfrapp’s already-huge Systemagic. One for the weekend, we feel…
Miley Cyrus: Malibu
Scrap what was said about Paramore: Miley’s return is 2017’s most ‘oh wow’ so far. Gone is almost every single aspect and visual feature of Bangerz and Dead Petz with guitars, ballads and homemade beach videos taking the space instead. Another switch up from one of pop’s most original exports.