This April, Jessie Ware‘s incredible 2012 album Devotion (one of the best debut albums in years) will finally be released in the States. The Gold Edition will feature a couple of new tracks along with a remix of Wildest Moments with A$AP Rocky. Annie Mac premiered one of those tracks last night on her BBC Radio 1 slot. Imagine It Was Us, which was produced by Julio Bashmore, is a 90s inspired disco track that’s heading directly for the dance floor. Ware’s now instantly recognisable vocals sound as seductive as ever on this absolute thumper. Listen to a radio rip below.
British rapper and producer Ghostpoet has shared another exquisite new single from his forthcoming sophomore effort, Some Say I So I Say Light. Meltdown features the simply gorgeous vocals of Woodpecker Williams which complement Ghostpoet’s spoken word rapping perfectly. Obaro Ejimiwe is clearly evolving as a musician and this could be his most infectious release to date.
Some Say I So I Say Light Tracklist:
- Cold Win
- Them Waters
- Dial Tones (ft Lucy Rose)
- Plastic Bag Brain (ft Tony Allen)
- Meltdown (ft Woodpecker Wooliams)
- Sloth Trot (ft Charles Hayward)
- Morsal Morsel (ft Gwilym Gold)
- MSI musmiD
- 12 Deaf (ft Dave Okumu)
Norwegian electro-pop singer Sandra Kolstad has shared the NSFW video for her crazy addictive new single Run Away (Where Are We). It’s a really, really catchy blast of clever experimental pop with substance. Sandra Kolstad is apparently massive in her native country and it’s easy to see why on the back of this release. People who wouldn’t usually be open to this kind of music, should really give it a shot. I’m absolutely hooked!
The Juan Maclean have returned with their first release in almost four years, a very smooth minimal house number called You Are My Destiny. The track co-written by and features former LCD Soundsystem member Nancy Whang. The single drops April 1st on DFA. Man I’ve missed Nancy Whang’s voice!
Deerhunter have announced Monomania as the follow-up to their outstanding 2010 LP, Halcyon Digest. The album is out May 7 through 4Ad, check out the tracklist below.
01 Neon Junkyard
02 Leather Jacket II
03 The Missing
05 Dream Captain
06 Blue Agent
09 Back to the Middle
12 Punk (La Vie Antérieure)
For those of you who remember Laura Clock as the vocalist on oOoOO’s Our Love Is Hurting Us, you’re bound to be as excited as I am about this release. Butterclock (aka Laura Clock) has shared the second single, Holograms, from her highly anticipated debut EP, First Prom. Holograms is a really pretty electro-pop love song with a sparkling synth beat and dreamy piano serving as a background to Butterclock’s beautifully melancholic vocals. It’s a really cool release that I think fans of Grimes will enjoy.
First Prom drops digitally on April 15.
Trouble Will Find Me:
01 I Should Live in Salt
03 Don’t Swallow the Cap
05 Sea of Love
07 This is the Last Time
10 I Need My Girl
12 Pink Rabbits
13 Hard to Find
Justin Timberlake isn’t the only one who’s got game at the moment. Robin Thicke has returned with a new video for his latest single Blurred Lines and he brought in a couple of big names from the world of hip-hop to help him out. The track features an outrageous verse from T.I. and production from none other than Pharrell Williams. The new track is the lead single from his forthcoming new album, set to be released sometime later this year. I think you’re gonna like this one!
Here’s the latest single from one my favourite new bands, Birmingham’s Swim Deep. She Changes The Weather reminds me of Ash in their prime, and it’s yet another perfect slice of breezy indie-pop from a band who can do no wrong at the moment. Their last couple of releases, Honey, Orange County and The Sea have all been absolute gems and their debut album Where in Heaven Are We is shaping up to be a cracker.
If you haven’t discovered Swim Deep yet, then check out this absolute bad boy!
The line-up for Body & Soul Festival 2013, June 21st -23rd, has been announced today with some very cool acts on the bill.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Public Image Ltd (PiL), Solange, Kurt Vile, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Breton, Willy Mason, Pantha Du Prince, Iron Curtis, Jon Hopkins, Almighty Sion, George FitzGerald, ADULTROCK, Monto, RSAG, Ryan Vail, Fish Go Deep with more TBA.
Tickets for three-day camping for Body & Soul are €139 (up €40 from last year FYI) with bus for €168. Sunday day tickets are €55 with bus for €84. Family campsite tickets are €139 includes 1 adult and two children under 12. Campervan tickets are €50.