The pavements are decorated with conkers and pumpkin spice has completed it’s full scale invasion plan of Britain’s coffee shops, therefore it’s time to cosy up to this week’s playlist.
Chloe Howl – Work
Howl jumps straight into kicking rhythms and urban soundscapes as she lets us into the secret of success (spoiler alert – it’s in the title) via catchy hooks and staggered verses.
CoCo and The Butterfields – Monsters
Even though we are officially in the run up to Halloween, there is nothing spooky about this single. Brimming with more optimism than George Ezra, the track also contains a hidden surprise part way through as we’re elevated in this touching ode to unconditional love.
Laurel – Adored
Laurel is flipping the switch on the usual narrative of unrequited love. Within this punchy single she deals with being at the receiving end of adoring gazes with seductive bass lines along with a hot and heavy chorus. I feel as though as I am getting mixed signals however…
She Makes War – London Bites
We’re down the dark alleyways of the city in this marching new single which captures the often claustrophobic atmosphere which London can often shroud it’s citizens in.
Natty Rico – Summer Vibe
We are still in a slight denial that it is spooky season and that the summer of love ’18 has drawn to a chilly end. Therefore Rico’s sunshine-fuelled single which guest stars a sassy saxophone solo is at least letting us pretend that it’s warm enough for shorts and flip flops.
ag – All Falls Down
The simmering new single from the electro duo encases us in a dusky atmosphere.
JC Stewart – Like I Did
A soul stripped bare is evident in the powerful vocals as raw emotion is also expressed via soaring hooks.
Libby Whitehouse – New Boy
Whitehouse reaches dizzying high notes which couples with a contagious, danceable rhythm in her latest empowering electro pop track. Women supporting women has never sounded so good.
Bad Sounds – Wages
This track will induce flashbacks to the carefree pop sounds of the early 2000s. Almost like a polite, English version of The Dandy Warhols.
Red Rum Club – Honey
The debut single from the six piece will please the ears of Manic Street Preachers fans. Striking, powerful vocals but with a tinge of Americana rock influence.