May is almost with us (the month, not Theresa) and here are the tracks we’re playing as festival seasons gets ever closer…

SUN SILVA – Just The Romantic

Following the classic ’60s brass hints in Blue Light and the flat out psychedelic chaos of Sun Skin Air, Just The Romantic – all bass-led groove and shimmer effects – is yet another reason why SUN SILVA are quickly becoming one of the most exciting new bands to watch. Catch them live at Camden Assembly on 1st May.

Two Door Cinema Club – Satellite

Equal parts familiar Two Door and brand new bigger beats and sci-fi effects. The countdown for False Alarm begins.

Gazel – You’re Not Funny

Gazel succeeds in ensnaring us in her Book of Souls with her latest single pulsating to the deepest corners of our minds. A unique narrative which blends haunting mythology with an electro-dance tempo.

Plastic Mermaids – I Still Like Kelis

The best band from the Isle of Wight since Level 42, Plastic Mermaids are signed to Rob Da Bank’s Sunday Best and are the closest the UK has ever had to our own Flaming Lips. DIY aesthetics with masterful ideas.

MF Tomlinson – Nature Boy

Genre-blending between old school, spoken word Hip Hop, synth-laden soul and breezy pop, Tomlinson’s songwriting has us floating atop of his airy melodies.

Amy Studt – Let The Music Play

Five and a half minutes of Lennon-esque chords, poetry and dreamy intrigue from Amy Studt. We need more regular Amy Studt releases in our lives, and some live dates too.

Kev Minney – God Is An Algorithm

As the name suggests, much soul-searching takes place on this track and it’s in the form gentle, yet slightly disorientating, rhythms and floating, dreamy vocals.

Nick Wilson – Let Me Hold You

As comforting and cosy as a hot chocolate with extra marshmallows. Melodies ebb and flow as warming vocals echo softly, wrapping themselves around the uplifting lyrics.

Florence + The Machine – Jenny Of Oldstones (Game Of Thrones)

Breaking the all time Shazam record, Florence’s track – heard at the end of Monday’s Game Of Thrones for anyone unaware – is every bit as dramatic as you’d expect a Flo/GoT collab to sound. Here’s hoping it’s on the setlist for her upcoming BST – Hyde Park show.

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