Adam Lambert – Welcome to the Show feat. Laleh
An Adam Lambert track which has been produced by Max Martin and features guest vocals from Laleh was never going to be anything but excellent. “Welcome to the Show” is supremely confident offering from a man who has been quietly getting on with the business of being a brilliant popstar.
MIAMIGO – Everyone I Know
Brighton-based duo MIAMIGO has shared the ‘80s tinged “Everyone I Know” – a deceptively uptempo track about finding everyone really annoying. MIAMMIGO has just toured Europe with Hurts and are set to play The Great Escape in May.
FEMME – Light Me Up
FEMME, responsible for “Gold” which was inarguably one of 2015’s finest pop tracks, has dropped the visuals for new single “Light Me Up”. Having released a string of shimmering pop gems FEMME is now ready to release her debut album Debutante. A composer, producer, director and choreographer – there is seemingly nothing FEMME can’t do.
BRNFKD – Sixteen (feat. Camille Michelle Gray)
Elusive electronica duo BRNFKD has shared “Sixteen” – your first taste of their debut EP. BRNFKD are signed to Nowadays Records, the label responsible for many of the exciting sounds emerging from France. Nowadays Records takes over XOYO on 1 April.
Memotone – Ritual
25-year old Bristol based multi-instrumentalist Memotone has shared the video for new track “Ritual”. Thematically this track is inspired by English religion and folklore while the video captures a ritual called “The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance”. Memotone crafts shifting sonic landscapes, an otherworldly blend of techno, classical and field recordings.
Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids (The Full Story)
Britain’s greatest band has blessed us with an extended version of their storming new single “The Pop Kids”. The single, taken from forthcoming album Super, also contains two excellent b-sides in the form of “One-Hit Wonder” and “In Bits”. Pet Shop Boys’ 13th studio album Super will be released on 1 April – we already know it’s going to be amazing.
All Saints – One Woman Man
All Saints continue to demonstrate why they deserve a comeback with new single “One Woman”. The second single of any comeback campaign is always tricky, just ask Mutya Keisha Siobhan, but “One Woman Man” is a rallying cry featuring those heavenly All Saints harmonies. The band release new album Red Flag on 8 April.
Cullen Omori – No Big Deal
“No Big Deal” is the opening track from Cullen Omori’s ambitious debut solo record. It’s a beefier sound than his former band Smith Westerns’ output – a sign that stepping out on his own was the right thing to do. Omori’s songwriting shines through the hazy synths, this is a guy who can craft great pop songs. New Misery is released via Sub Pop.
Baauer – Temple ft M.I.A & G-Dragon
Baauer has called in M.I.A and G-Dragon for new cut “Temple”. Taken from debut studio album Aa, the track premiered as part of a mix Baauer put together for Alexander Wang’s recent New York Fashion Week show. Everyone rises to the occasion on the typically bombastic “Temple”.
Tenant – Remote Lover
Tenant’s “Remote Lover” is a stunningly simple slice of techno taken from forthcoming Not For Press EP. When he’s not making music, Tenant works part time in a library – making him our second favourite librarian (number one is obviously Parker Posey in 1995’s Party Girl). Not For Press is unleased on 8 April.