Tirzah – Make It Up
Tirzah is one of pop music most exciting new talents. ‘Make It Up’, produced by Micachu, is an unquestionably phenomenal track and her third release for Greco-Roman. Tirzah’s languid vocals disguise a lyrical bite and with a just a handful of singles Tirzah has demonstrated a majestic understanding of beats. We do have to hold back some of the hyperbole in case Tirzah gets around to making her, inevitably, amazing debut album.
Solomon Grey – Twilight (Nightmix)
Solomon Grey, aka Joe Wilson and Tom Kingston, have unveiled the “nightmix” of ‘Twilight’ which features guest vocals from Imogen Rose. This is a sprawling track to lose yourself in. Their new EP Selected Features is out on 11 September.
Lana Del Rey – High By The Beach
On ‘High By The Beach’, the second single taken from forthcoming album Honeymoon, Lana Del Rey ditches the men, who so frequently seem to break her heart, in favour of some quality time on the beach with her friend Mary Jane. Rey has stern words for those who try harsh her mellow and kill her vibe, singing; “You could be a bad motherfucker/ But that don’t make you a man”. This is more of the lush trap-pop we’ve come to expect and love from Lana Del Rey.
FKA Twigs – M3LL155X
Nobody likes surprises, unless that surprise is a new FKA Twigs EP. On Friday Twigs dropped M3LL155X, a new five-track EP. Not content with just releasing an EP, Twigs also unveiled a 16-minute film which features an appearance from the legendary artist and muse Michele Lamy. M3LL155X possess all the hallmarks of Twigs’ previous releases; the frenetic energy, intensity and absurdly good production. Twigs has already been showered with superlatives as few people in music can match her vision and her talent. Without doubt the most creatively ambitious popstar around. She’s starting to make everyone else look a little bit lazy.
MDNGHT – Into The Night
‘Into The Night’ is the new single from Manchester dance collective MDNGHT. This super-slick track has been reworked by the mighty Steve Osbourne and boasts some impressive falsetto vocals courtesy of frontman J.
Ecca Vandal – Father Hu$$la
‘Father Hu$$la’ is glorious mess of pop, nu-mental and punk. You’d expect this combination to be a tad grating, and performed by any other artist it would be, but Ecca Vandal easily pulls it off, carrying the track with her confrontational vocals.
Wavves – Heavy Metal Detox
‘Heavy Metal Detox’ is the third track to be released from Wavves’ fifth studio album, appropriately titled, V. Wavves sound as energetic as ever with no signs of band fatigue. Produced by Woody Jackson, the album is released in October.
Cowboy Rhythmbox – Fantasma
Cowboy Rhythmbox is comprised of Richard X and Nathan G Wilkins and therefore incapable of producing anything that isn’t brilliant. ‘Fantasma’, a filthy house anthem, is the title track on their new EP which is released via the good people at Phantasy Sound.