Maggie Lindemann – Knocking On Your Heart
Maggie Lindemann is internet-famous with millions of fans and like many of her contemporaries she’s now releasing a single. Unlike her contemporaries (Jack and Jack, Cameron Dallas etc.), her debut song, ‘Knocking On Your Heart’, is actually good. Speaking to Teen Vogue (naturally) she said: ‘[‘Knocking On Your Heart’] is about hurting, and wanting to gain back something or someone that you’ve lost’. While it’s slightly concerning that a 17 year old appears to have already experienced such heartbreak, this is a very promising start to her recording career.
Janet Jackson – Unbreakable
Janet Jackson has unveiled the title track of her forthcoming album Unbreakable. This track is a thank you to the fans who have stuck with her all these years with Jackson singing: “Truth is that I wouldn’t be here without the love I stand on”. It’s also a classic slice of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the star’s long-time and most successful collaborators. Unbreakable is her first collaboration with the duo since 2006’s 20 Y.O. Unbreakable is released on 2 October.
Miley Cyrus –Tiger Dreams (featuring Ariel Pink)
Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz is a glorious mess. Those able to persevere through the album’s first 17 songs, which vary considerably in quality, are rewarded with ‘Tiger Dreams’. Cyrus teamed up with Ariel Pink on the track and the result is quite beautiful. ‘Tiger Dreams’ is haunting and quiet, a million miles away from the tongue-waggling, hotdog straddling world of Bangerz.
Kill Them With Colour – Get High
What a track. ‘Get High’ literally has everything. It’s even got a flute riff (don’t worry; it’s distorted enough to banish any images of Ian Anderson from your mind). Kill Them With Colour, aka Wesley Marsh, has received all kinds of plaudits in the past for his remixes but it’s now time for him to step into the spotlight. ‘Get High’ is a monster of a debut and set for release on 30 October.
Icarus – Ride This Train
‘Ride This Train’ is the new track from Bristol-based production duo Icarus. Once again Icarus has teamed up with Aniff Akinola who provides those smooth vocals. ‘Ride This Train’ is simply too big to be confined to the club.
Coasts – Oceans
Also hailing from Bristol are Coasts, who make the kind of youthful, shimmering indie-rock that will have you longing for the summer. ‘Oceans’, which has been kicking around for a couple of years in various incarnations, is the lead single from their self-titled debut album which is released on 25 September.
River Timber – Let You Go
River Timber, aka Tommy Paxton-Beesley, first came to the world’s attention when his track ‘No Talk’ was sampled by Drake on ‘No Tellin’’. ‘Let You Go’ is taken from River Timbers forthcoming EP When The Time Is Right. Paxton-Beesley is a hugely talented multi-instrumentalist who wrote, produced, recorded and performed almost every part of the EP. A bedroom Prince.
Molly Nilsson – 1995
Windows 95 marked a great leap forward in computer operating systems so it’s surprising so few songs have been written about it. Molly Nilsson has risen to the challenge and produced ‘1995’, an unashamedly nostalgic track about the year computing changed. 1995, according to Nillson, was the “year the future was to arrive” a time when we were both excited and fearful for the future.