Welsh solo artist and producer, Rachel K Collier returns with her addictive track ‘Rust’.
We are obsessed with the song’s beautiful, metallic riffs, and house-influenced percussive grooves, as well as the highly relatable lyrics that discuss how relationships can become stale and deteriorate unless you keep them polished and fresh, “left to rot, things wont changed…polish off, make it shine”.
Expect Rachel’s second EP in early Autumn and debut album early 2018.
No doubt there is skill in creating a great pop track, but there is also skill in sourcing up and coming artists to collaborate with, and the latter is where UK producer, Draper, really shows his A-game.
Draper has just dropped ‘Jealous’, featuring the talents of singer, BB Diamond.
It’s an electronic tinged track with soulful vocals and a uplifting chorus…enough to make any other producer pretty jealous.
‘Jealous’ is out today via M:UK, and taken off his upcoming EP, ‘Luminous’, out on 13 January 2017.
The EP also includes Draper’s recent track with Sam Sure. Watch the video below.
Catch Draper playing the Camden Assembly in London on 13 December. Limited tickets still available here.
Sounds like: Pistol Shrimp, Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Jess Glynne, Katy B, Ella Henderson, Rita Ora, All Saints
Continuing the floaty and emotive theme in her videos, Alex Maxwell returns with ‘Letting You Know’.
The London-based 22 year old (yes England, not Sweden!) co-wrote the track with Max McElligott, the former frontman of British alt-rock band WolfGang, who has also penned records with The Naked and The Famous, and Kylie Minogue and Fernando Garibay.
Alex is working on her debut EP, for a release later in the year.
Sounds like: Susanne Sundfør, First Aid Kit, All Saints, Zella Day, Lana Del Rey, Kylie Minogue
Meet Giungla; an Italian-born singer-songwriter based in Bologna. Her name means ‘jungle’ in Italian.
Expansive guitar riffs and earthy vocals, her current release, ‘Sand’, evokes a sun-drenched audioscape that sounds wistful at times. The song starts out soft and almost hesitant as it slowly builds into a crescendo of echoing “never real” over and over again, fondly reminiscent of days gone by.
Sounds like: Wolf Alice, Be Forest, All Saints, Lilies on Mars
Meet 22 year old emerging London noir-pop singer, Alex Maxwell.
Alex was born in London but spent her teenage years writing music in Madrid before moving back to the UK to develop her music in 2014.
Her new release is called ‘No Flight’ and was, ironically, written with producers, The Flight (David Bowie, Björk, Lana Del Rey). The video is a mesmerising collage of charming colours and Eastern beats.
Alex is Hollywood Records’ first UK signing, and is currently in the studio co-writing and producing her debut album with Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter Carey Willetts (Athlete), The Flight and Dan Grech-Marguerat (Radiohead, Tom Odell, Wolf Alice).
Sounds like: Susanne Sundfør, First Aid Kit, All Saints, Zella Day, Lana Del Rey
They were my favourite band of the 90’s, so this is a super proud moment for us…
The foursome are back on our shores with emotional new track ‘One Strike’.
Managing to stay completely recognisable as an All Saints’s track, yet current, despite the lengthy hiatus, the track was written by Shaznay Lewis about Nicole Appleton’s divorce to Liam Gallagher and is a call to arms for all women struggling with a break-up.
Pre-order their album, ‘Red Flag’ on iTunes. It’s out on 8th April.
Sounds like: Little Dragon, RAINDEAR, Blood Orange