We’re refusing to believe that summer is drawing to a close and so we’re clinging on to whatever heat we have left with this week’s New Music Blag Mixtape.
Hollie Cook – Sweet Like Chocolate
The original hit the charts in 1999 but nineteen years later (sidenote: I suddenly feel very old) the London based starlet has put her own west-indie spin on the house classic with a reggae dub mix dipped in a tropical rhythm.
Dusky Grey – Islands
Another cover with a personalised stamp, the Welsh duo pay homage to The XX in a stripped back, acoustic offering where perfectly blended harmonies rise above the gentle twang of the bass.
Bulow – You and Jennifer
Don’t be fooled into thinking you’re in for a gentle ride in this fusion of hip-hop and Indie as the chorus packs a sharp punch.
Dirty Heads – Visions (Dan The Automator Remix)
Dirty Heads and Dan The Automator have combined forces to birth a low-tempo, psychedelic reggae floor filler.
Bleeker – James Dean
A homage not only to America’s rebel icon, but also to the land of the free with the sweeping ‘anything is possible’ style of feel-good pop.
Imagine Dragons – Natural
Dark, haunting melodies hide underneath angst-ridden vocals as the group take a stroll over to the dark side of rock.
Kodaline – Head Held High
Playful, whimsical banjos set us of on our journey as we’re treated to a catchy hook which shimmers with optimism.
The Struts – Body Talks (feat. Kesha)
We want to roll around in glitter to this ultimate glam-pop anthem which has stepped straight out of the 1970s dripping with all the raw magnetism of the age.
She Makes War – Devastate Me
The Bristol based artist is on a one-woman mission, armed with killer riffs.
Upstairs Open – Silence
Soothing minimalism within the gentle acoustics and dreamy vocals means that this track also needs to be placed on a playlist for those blissful Sunday mornings.
Free Money – Up In The Sky
The bank of free money is now open and we’re collecting interest from their latest single. Withdrawing a blend of Californian haze coupled with straight-cut indie hooks.