Your weekly round-up of the best new releases and emerging artists from the past week. Featuring the return of Tove Stryke, an Allie X banger and, perhaps, the collaboration of the year…
Tove Stryke: Say My Name
After what seems an absolute age, Queen of Sweden Tove Stryke returns to unadulterated pop form with Say My Name, the ginormous follow-up to 2015’s Kiddo that we firmly believe only a Swede could pull off. Whilst she hasn’t been totally silent in her two year gap (opening for Years & Years on tour and popping up on Top Of The Pops with Alan Walker at Christmas), 2017 looks set to be hers for the taking.
Allie X: Paper Love
There’s one thing Allie X is excellent at and that’s writing pop music; she picked the right job, eh? As we gradually get closer and closer to the release of Allie’s debut record COLLXTION II, we wonder to ourselves, will she ever slip up? It’s not looking likely. Paper Love is a synth infested anthem, and it’s only an ounce of what’s to come.
Oh Wonder: My Friends
Even more Oh Wonder! Just when we thought no one else could possibly release new material this week, epic slow-jam duo Oh Wonder tease their sophomore record once again with brand new cut My Friends. For those lucky enough to nab tickets to their London Omeara show (having sold out in 56 seconds…) next week, this one is likely to be a highlight from the evening.
Katy Perry feat. Migos: Bon Appétit
Ignoring the fact reknowned homophobes Migos are on this track, Katy Perry’s latest effort is as innuendo-ridden as Peacock and Birthday and possibly just as good. For those going to Glastonbury this year, don’t forget to catch the pop icon who is somehow not headlining…
MUNA x MNEK: I Know A Place (MNEK Remix)
No explanation is needed as to why this is so damn good when you’ve got both MUNA and MNEK in the same sentence. Go dance to your queer heart’s delight!
Everyone’s favorite French troupe mark their return with J-Boy, the blissful, synth-laden first cut taken from sixth record Ti Amo. Labelled by the band as “an album about simple pure emotions: love, desire, lust, and innocence”, the record follows 2013’s Bankrupt! and proceeds and incredibly lengthy world tour. Check out the dates right here.
Bright Light Bright Light: Causing A Commotion
This brand new EP from electro-disco hero Bright Light Bright Light celebrates songs from television and cinema that influenced 2016’s stellar record Cinematography, complied into a short ‘n’ sweet six track compilation. Causing A Commotion, Madonna iconic number from the Who’s That Girl soundtrack, sounds just as amazing as BLBL covering Madge sounds on paper.