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Colouring – Time

Colouring by Grace O'Neill

London boys Colouring hit us unexpectedly with new single ‘Time’.

A slick and steady piano beat begins before frontman Jack Kenworthy’s heavenly vocals kick in, soon to be followed by some seriously addictive pop harmonies.

Just. Take. A. Listen. Now.

‘Time’ is the first single to come from Colouring’s debut album expected later this year on Interscope/Polydor.

Sounds like: Youngr, Ten Fé, Bruce Springsteen, Honne, The Japanese House, RÜFÜS, LANY, The 1975, Phoenix, Draper

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LANY – Good Girls


Always the ones to make heart-wrenching pop songs for ‘Good Girls’, your favourite boy band LANY share a new video and release their debut, self-titled album.

The video for ‘Good Girls’ focuses on lead singer and songwriter Paul Klein’s hunt for his girl in a bittersweet manner, one that LANY are becoming all too well known for.

‘LANY’ is out now on Polydor Records.

Sounds like: Crozet, Pistol Shrimp, Brotherun, Goldroom, Scavenger Hunt, Still Corners, Paperwhite, Pawws, Sykes, Washed Out, New Navy, X Priest X, Roosevelt, Great Good Fine Ok, Lostboycrow, MOTHXR, X Ambassadors, Halsey, Tove Stryke, Twin Shadow, The 1975

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Fickle Friends – Cry Baby

Fickle Friends - Cry Baby

Fickle Friends – Cry Baby

One of Brighton’s best exports of late, Fickle Friends, are back with new single, ‘Cry Baby’.

Channeling some classic rockabilly ‘Cry Baby’ vibes, the track was recorded in Los Angeles with Mike Crossey (Wolf Alice, The 1975, Foals).

It will be released via B3SCI Records (Jungle, Elohim, Skott) in the US and Polydor in the UK.

Sounds like: Harts, Haim, The 1975, Monogem, Paperwhite, Roosevelt, LANY, Broods, Ghost Beach, PROM

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LANY – Kiss

LANY by  Alessio Boni

LANY by Alessio Boni

Nashville-born and now Los Angeles-based, LANY are developing into a better and better band every time we hear them.

When discussing the meaning behind new track, ‘Kiss’, lead singer Paul Klein says. “This song is about liars. It’s about people who don’t have the balls to tell you the legitimate truth. They’ll water it down, beat around the bush, spin it whatever way they have to. They’re probably scared to tell you what really happened or how they really feel because they ‘love you.’ But they actually just love themselves.”

‘Kiss’ has been taken off their new EP, ‘Make Out’, to be released on 11 December via Polydor Records.

They are also opening for Elle Goulding during her UK tour in March. But remember, we saw them first!

Sounds like: Crozet, Pistol Shrimp, Brotherun, Goldroom, Scavenger Hunt, Still Corners, Paperwhite, Pawws, Sykes, Washed Out, New Navy, X Priest X, Roosevelt, Great Good Fine Ok, Lostboycrow, MOTHXR, X Ambassadors, Halsey, Tove Stryke, Twin Shadow

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Years & Years – Shine

Years & Years

Years & Years

The Years & Years boys are back with ‘Shine’.

Twinkling with synths and soulful vocals, this is another endearing track from ‘Communion’.

Watch the supernatural video below:

Pre-order ‘Communion’ on iTunes here. It is out via Polydor Records.

Sounds like: Clean Bandit, Blonde, Cloud Boat, Yes Cadets, Citizens!, How to Dress Well, Lxury, Bondax, SOHN, Flume, Phoenix, All We Are, Ellie Goulding, Jungle, Sam Smith

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Sasha Keable – Sweetest Talk

Sasha Keable

Sasha Keable

You may recognise Sasha Keable‘s vocals from ‘Voices’ by Disclosure. She is now releasing her own material and it is good.

‘Sweetest Talk’ is the soulful third track on her second EP ‘Lemongrass and Limeleaves’. Uncomplicated, it is full of mellow 80’s vibes and R&B beats. Keable is definitely one to watch.

‘Lemongrass and Limeleaves’ is out now on Polydor Records and can be downloaded for free here.

Sounds like: La Roux, BLSHS, Disclosure, Indiana, Iggy Azalea, Katy B, Disclosure, Chromeo, Jesse Ware

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Broods – Never Gonna Change



There are some good bands coming from New Zealand of late. Included in that list is BROODS; an Auckland born sibling duo comprising of multi-instrumentalist Caleb Nott and younger sister Georgia Nott on vocals.

Having only formed in 2013, the siblings have already collaborated with Joel Little, who produced ‘Royals’ by Lorde.

Piggy-backing on the success of their first track, ‘Bridges’, is their second track, ‘Never Gonna Change’.

‘Never Gonna Change’ was written as a bit of therapy for Georgia after a break up. The sadness and anger are evident in the track; Georgia’s expansive vocals are constantly being drowned by a wave of dark bass lines.

Watch the engaging video below:

‘Never Gonna Change’ is taken from the ‘Broods’ EP, available on iTunes now. BROODS intend to release their debut album in August 2014.

Sounds like: IYES, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, The Naked and Famous, Lorde, Frou Frou, Imogen Heap, Shura

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James Blake – Retrograde

James Blake

James Blake

James Blake is an English electronic music producer and singer-songwriter from London. Blake was the runner-up in the BBC’s Sound of 2011.

Teenage Blake attended jungle, drum and bass, garage and dubstep clubs while studying music at Goldsmiths University. He began DJing and his initial releases (under Harmonimix) were rooted in the then-nascent British bass music scene.

However, Blake has classically matured since his dubstep years and whilst some criticise his move away from this genre, he still has a huge fan base, leading to a great deal of hype ahead of his debut album.

The first line from his track ‘Retrograde’ aptly states ‘You’re on your own, in a world you’ve grown’, and nothing can be more true to Blake’s musical journey to where he is today.

Watch the mesmerising video for ‘Retrograde’ below:

Blake’s second album, ‘Overgrown’ is released on Polydor Records on 5 April 2013.

Sounds like: Jamie Woon, Jamie XX, The Weeknd, SOHN

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