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What could possibly be hotter than the weather we’re currently experiencing? These hot new tracks of course! Check out our latest roundup of new music from the past week.
Having successfully crowdfunded her fourth album via PledgeMusic and producing the record over the last few months, Bristol artist She Makes War has finally announced the details of the LP. Titled Brace For Impact, the multi-instrumentalist has shared the album’s first single ‘Devastate Me’ and indeed with the storming bass guitar, thudding drums and bittersweet lyrics, it’s a thrilling direction for the musician who continues to push her artistry to new levels.
Another album announcement and it’s from 2018 stars Pale Waves. Their debut album My Mind Makes Noises is out in September via Dirty Hit and the band have shared new single ‘Eighteen’ to much delight. An absolute belter of a pop tune that’s more than fitting for the charts.
A shimmering piece from London-based pop duo IDER who return with their first single of 2018, ‘You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead Of You Baby’. A song about the anxieties that come with being in your twenties, the sincere words and slick production involved grow steadily before blossoming into an emotional beacon of hope that will make you feel all fuzzy inside.
We might be melting in the summer heat but you can’t beat a good summer tune and Ruth Royall has once again hit the point with new tune ‘Shake It Up’. A touch of soul, disco and R&B that effortlessly merge to form an instant smash hit. Love it.
Sad news to hear that Bristol act/project Trust Fund have called it a day, but Ellis Jones has left us with one last gem with single ‘Abundant’. A warming video too shot by James Hankins reflects on the past five years with references to past videos (see which ones you can spot). All the best on your next adventure!
Bristol legends Idles continue their brilliance with another preview from their forthcoming album Joy As An Act Of Resistance. ‘Samaritans’ is both sharp and instant as the post punk five-piece tackle the subject of toxic masculinity.
London trio Doe have announced the follow-up to 2016’s fantastic debut album, Some Things Last Longer Than You. Grow into It comes out at the end of September via Big Scary Monsters (UK/Europe) and Topshelf Records (US) with the album’s buzzing first single ‘Heated’ a fine preview of what’s to come and the band’s growth over the past year.