On the day Now 100 is released, here’s another iconic compilation – but in this case you get to play them before they’re huge hits. It’s like Back To The Future or something…
Silk City – Feel About You (feat. Mapei)
Ahead of their Bestival headline slot, Silk City (Diplo & Mark Ronson) reveal their second track to the world, and it’s house-influenced, string heavy bop that fans of Clean Bandit that want just a bit more of a donk might well enjoy.
The Prodigy – Need Some1
A hint of what to expect from upcoming LP, No Tourists, Need Some1 is the sort of hi-NRG, inyerface, anthemic dance/rock that made the band a household name.
Billie Eilsish – you should see me in a crown
Dripping in bass and futuristic synth effects, with dark, monster pop tracks like this 16-year old Billie is destined for huge things.
The 1975 – Love It If We Made It
So simple it seems experimental and so politically charged it’s romantic, Love It If We Made It has more in common with The 1975’s early EPs than their sophomore LP.
Cassia – Get Up Tight
Another tropical slice of catchy indie-pop from trio Cassia, who head out on their biggest headline tour to date in Autumn.
Castorp – In Search Of The Sun
Organs, layered vocals, steady vintage beats and lyrical poetry combine for the latest offering from Castorp, with a melancholy chorus that’ll have you hooked by the first line.
Michael Nau – On Ice
A bite-size, lo-fi treat: “It doesn’t matter how we turn on the light, baby let’s turn off the dark” will be going through your head for days.”
YUNGBLUD – Medication
Hailing from Doncaster, YUNGBLUD’s South Yorkshire street-style poetry is something those looking for the next Jamie T will be on board with.
Jack Jones – It’s Not My Thing
The Trampolene frontman and Libertines’ poet does his own thing on a new double A-side that has hints of hazy 90s shoegaze.
We Were Promised Jet Packs – Hanging In
Anthemic, stumbling indie-rock from the band’s first album in four years, and with their Scottish drawl narrating every second.
Mozes and the First Born – Hello
A California-punk tinged ode to a sister from the Netherlands 4-piece, with a chorus that’s difficult to say goodbye to.
ZAYN – Sour Diesel
Like a mash-up of Stevie Wonder and Prince with a heavy rock bass beneath, the first taste of a second album from a 1D star is nothing if not experimental.
Saint Sister – You Never Call
Minimalistic loveliness from Saint Sister, with the sort of airy vocals that can stir like the emotions like you wouldn’t expect.
Leyya – Wannabe
Alas, not a Spice Girls cover, Austrian duo Leyya’s latest release is a sugar-coated electro number, for those with a penchant for playful synth-led melody and a sweet tooth.
Cero Ismael – Insane
More spoken-word than rap, more industrial alt-pop than hip-hop, Insane is a finely crafted track.
VC Pines – Golden Gai
Soulful stuff from the former Carnabys’ frontman, which jumps straight into angsty storytelling and organ hooks.
Tirzah – Devotion (feat. Coby Sey)
“I just want your attention” Tirzah sings, and with emotionally charged vocals over minimalistic drips and drops of instrumentation like this (and ghost-like backing vocals from Coby Sey) she’ll soon have it.
Muse – Something Human
Country & Western meets EDM on the first sign of things to come from Muse’s 8th studio album.
Conner Youngblood – Los Angeles
One for fans of early Bon Iver, Los Angeles is the sort of track that sees unlikely elements combine for a unique listening experience.