Stormzy – Angel In The Marble
UK rap stalwart and cultural icon Stormzy has been on a productive recent run of form, with the likes of ‘Longevity Flow’, Fredo-featuring ‘Toxic Trait’ and his linkup with RAYE for ‘The Weekend’. He shows no sign of letting up this week with the emphatic ‘Angel In The Marble’.
Giggs – Mandem
Giggs has shared his first single of the year with the release of ‘Mandem’, featuring hip-hop legend Diddy, marking the announcement of his upcoming sixth album Zero Tolerance.
Jacob Slater – I Do
Wunderhorse frontman has delivered his debut solo record Pinky, I Love You – a record that’s been put out into the world in as subtle and serene a way as the album sounds. The eight-track project is a truly special collection, rounded-off by a cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Moon River’. I urge you to not just listen to its blissful second track ‘I Do’ but the album in full.
Caity Baiser – Why Can’t I Have Two? (2468)
Southampton-raised, Brighton-based Caity Baiser has personality in spades and has no trouble putting that across in her well-crafted, relatable pop bangers. Her latest track ‘Why Can’t I Have Two? (2468)’, with its buoyant attitude and singalong swagger, is, of course, no different. Read our full interview with Caity here.
Miles Kane – Scared Of Love
Longtime indie-rocker Miles Kane returns to his guitar roots on his latest album, One Man Band. The record might represent something of The Last Shadow Puppets man sticking to what he knows, but on final track ‘Scared Of Love’ he strips everything back for a lovely acoustic confessional. Read our full interview with Miles about the record here.
Towa Bird – This Isn’t Me
Arriving as Hong-Kong born Towa Bird gears up to join labelmate Alexander 23 as support for Reneé Rapp’s fall tour of North America, ‘This Isn’t Me’ unpacks feelings of being an outsider, delving into this strange sense of alienation. It also arrives with a sweet, simple video that takes you on a daytrip out in London with the fast-rising artist.
Art School Girlfriend – Waves
London-based Welsh artist Art School Girlfriend – the moniker of Polly Mackey – delivers her second album Soft Landing today. Like the colourful cloud that adorns the album cover, the record feels vibrant and floaty, as typified by the track ‘Waves’.
Orla Gartland – Kiss Ur Face Forever
Dublin’s Orla Gartland returned this week with new single ‘Kiss Ur Face Forever’ – her first single since the release of her 2021 top 10 debut album Woman On The Internet. It might sound like an out-and-out love song but there’s plenty of attitude and mixed emotions in this tune. Love ain’t always sunshine and roses, after all.
Luke Royalty – Up!
The first track taken from Luke Royalty’s new forthcoming EP 9INE, ‘Up!’ is a multi-layered tune, showcasing the Darlington singer-songwriter’s impressive vocals amid a rich flurry of glitchy alt-pop. 9INE is set to arrive on 6 October.
Speedy Ortiz – Ghostwriter
It might be called ‘Ghostwriter’ but this tune came undeniably and in fiery fashion from Philadelphia rock quartet Speedy Ortiz ahead of their long-awaited new album Rabbit Rabbit, which arrives 1 September.