Your weekly round-up of the best new releases and emerging artists from the past week. Featuring a Voice alumni double-whammy, the long awaited seventh record from Goldfrapp and the return of HISKIND favourites Oh Wonder.
Tei Shi: Comi Si
Indie-pop musician Tei Shi (pictured) has just dropped her debut album upon us this Friday. Comi Si is sung in Tei Shi’s native language Argentinian and despite not knowing the language itself, the song speaks volumes and takes you on a cathartic journey regardless. Even in the short amount of time Tei Shi has had showcasing her musical talents to us, she has certainly made her mark.
Leah McFall: Colours at a Funeral
Best-known for her stint on the underwhelming The Voice UK, Leah had a unique voice that allowed her version of (probably) the most popular gay anthem I Will Survive to rise in the UK charts. She has finally been released from her major-label deal and has released a new EP this week, titled INK, featuring previous releases such as a Wolf Den and Happy Human which are strong tracks. Newly released Colours at a Funeral shows her voice in a calming manner which allows her voice to soar. Leah is also heading out on a UK tour this April 2017.
Goldfrapp return with their seventh installment which continues to impress. Silver Eye is an LP that has recurring theme of transcendence and Systemagic does just that. A classic synth-pop medley that encompasses Alison’s vocals like a warm soft blanket just out of the tumble dryer. They complement one another and for this song, it works and it works wonders with the duo already announced a string of tour dates including gigs at Glastonbury and Latitude festivals as well as Somerset House.
Oh Wonder: Ultralife
Oh Wonder have returned for round two and are still continuing to give us that good feeling. Their first single from their second-instalment is called Ultralife and reminds us of a Gabrielle Aplin and Of Monsters and Men song mixed into one (in a positive way of course.) This duo are giving us a dreamy anthem which we only hope inspires a beautiful music video.
VÉRITÉ: When You’re Gone
Another good slice of synthpop to embrace is VÉRITÉ’s latest instalment ‘When You’re Gone’. A feel-good tune with lyrics that are crying out for their ex-lover. With her record due to be out June 23rd. We can expect more bops and ballads from her. Check out ‘Colours’ and ‘Underdressed’ if you want to hear what more VÉRITÉ has to offer.
Will Joseph Cook: Plastic
A musician from Tunbridge Wells, Will Joseph Cook shares a new single from his debut album ‘Sweet Dreamer’ out on the 14th April. Catch Will on tour this spring featuring a date at the renowned gay venue, Heaven on Thurs 11th May 2017.
Becky Hill: Rude Love
Another The Voice UK artist, perhaps the most successful since the show began. Becky Hill is also back with her newest single Rude Love, having been let go of her major label deal. Becky’s voice suits every popular genre you can think of and, basically, she’s showing off. We love it and we really love her.
alt-J: In Cold Blood
alt-J’s third album is shaping up nicely. Latest release In Cold Blood features the same melodic features alt-J tend to follow, with horns taking a forefront and make this track a standout. We are excited to hear the whole LP when its released on the 9th June.