Here we are, nearly two weeks into a gloomy UK lockdown. Our walls feel a bit closer than they did yesterday, how about yours? Don't worry, we've come with therapeutic gifts wrapped into a neatened musical bundle. Welcome to April, and our second blog playlist instalment - don't be a fool, dive in:
Latir - Wallflower
Hailing from North London, Latir has returned with his latest single 'Wallflower'. Produced by Leeds-based producer Luvian, the track is driven by chaotic rhythms and classic melodies. Check it the video here.
Rye Milligan - Silhouette
'Silhouette' is Rye Milligan's newest offering of genre fusing indie-electronic, reminiscent of the likes of Chapel Club and Friendly Fires. Having received BBC Introducing Artist Of the Week on BBC Radio Wales, Rye's ability is clear. Take a listen here.
Afonso - Luz
'Luz' is Afonso's second release, with a narrative wrapped up in self-analysis and internal discovery. Slick and moody, the track is geared in similar fashion to the likes of Lianne La Havas, Nick Hakim, and Moses Sumney. Check it out here.
ZELAH - Closer
London based duo ZELAG are back with 'Closer', the bands second dark alt-pop release. Following their previous single 'Static', their newest track is an atmospheric and intimate experience. Listen in here.
Hailey Wild - Ride Or Die
The western inspired track is fresh out today, showcasing Hailey WIld's impressive vocal ability. Ride Or Die is made up of piano, acoustic guitar and bluesy licks which go hand in hand with Hailey's harmonies - ride along here.
Tonner - Criminal
'Criminal' is an hypnotic single from Matthew Tonner. Tonner has been creating soundtracks for films and TV since 2011, as well as touring with indie bands throughout the US, Canada and the EU. Take a listen now.
Juuku - For Your Eyes Only (flip)
Leaning on cinematic sounds, Juuku's flip of Cashmere Cat's 'For Your Eyes Only' is a triumph. There is also a self-animated video to go with it, check it here.
George Gaudy - Little Pieces LP
This 8-track LP is George's finest work yet, with the reprise of 'Mother' proving to be an almost tribal anthem. Packed with flute and driving tom rhythms, the track's mood is heightened by desert guitars as well as duetting male and female vocals. Listen here.
Lex - Drive
'Drive' is the lead single from Chicago born rapper Lex, taken from his latest LP titled ‘exposé’. Grooving rhythms, vinyl crackles and glowing keys. Lex is a rapper, singer, and songwriter, and was brought up by his mother who immigrated from Serbia, he pursued a life of music and has been on the path for nine years. Dive in here.
Patrick Barry - Coffee In The Morning
'Coffee In The Morning' discusses the beauty in the mundane necessities that we all sign up for in life, and is a much-needed feel good guitar-led spring anthem in which Patrick Barry showcases his authenticity. From a leaking roof to mortgage payments, the track throws away the previously overused cliches often housed within a traditional love song. Take a listen here.
Roberto Kuster - My Sinking Ship
Roberto Kuster’s second release has produced another emotional track 'My Sinking Ship'. The new track is an emotional rollercoaster that collects heart-sinking lyrics, soothing vocals and intricate elements of instruments that combine into this wonder of a track. Get on board here.