There might be a full moon on the unluckiest day of the year but there’s nothing cursed about these releases.
Pet Shop Boys – Dreamland (feat. Years & Years)
A heady mix of Pet Shop Boys and Years & Years at the top of their games, this first hint of a tease from PSB’s upcoming fourteenth studio album comes ahead of their Hyde Park headline slot this Sunday. Perhaps Olly Alexander will join them..? And if you like PSB don’t forget to check out this week’s episode of Track By Track.
Black Box – Ride On Time (79 Special Disco Theme)
To celebrate 30 years of this iconic dance anthem, Ride On Time is given an orchestra disco makeover as an homage to disco icons Dan Hartman and Loleatta Holloway (whose 1980 hit Love Sensation is sampled on the original track).
Little Boots – Echoes (Demo)
Ahead of tenth anniversary shows to celebrate Little Boots‘ debut, Hands, this demo (featured on an upcoming rerelease of the album) is another piece of pop perfection – praise be that it’s finally seen the light of day.
APRE – 5 To 5
Doing four hours over time compared with Dolly’s timecard, APRE are an act who grow with each release, continuing to hone their craft. With inspirations from Tears For Fears and Foals, this is a melodic pop song with angst and experimental effects. Catch them on headline shows next year.
Alphabeat – Shadows (UK Mix)
Initially released as their comeback track earlier this year, this UK Mix of Shadows is by Jeremy Wheatley (who previously worked with the band on Fascination and 10, 000 Nights) and follows news of the band’s UK tour next April.
Bananarama – Look On The Floor (Hypnotic Tango) [Live]
What a year it’s been for Keren and Sara – their highest charting album in decades with In Stereo, a packed out Glastonbury appearance, and to close the year they’re releasing a live recording of their intimate tour – Live In Stereo. Look On The Floor was sped up and given a less electronic feel for these shows, and delivered with the sort of sophisticated sass you’d expect from the original girlband.
IYVES – My Way
The release has already been snapped up by menswear brand Todd Snyder in their PRIDE campaign and it’s easy to see why with the single’s luxurious beats and an infectious, care-free chorus.
Chloé Caroline – Forgive Me
We’re taking a trip back to the pop-soaked ’90s as twinkling melodies wraps around Chloé’s smokey Californian drawl as she tenderly opens up about her own struggles with mental health.
Wildwood Kin – All On Me
The family band demonstrate just how close they are with perfectly crafted harmonies which float atop the uplifting lyrics. Having released their debut album in 2017,the trio are set to follow it up with their self-titled LP on October 4th.
Nina Nesbitt – Black & Blue
Following a year riding high on the success of The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change, the Scottish pop star recently announced a deluxe edition of the album with this electro-pop, piano-led ballad as the lead track.
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