Eleven months into a year that has offered us one shit sandwich after another, we are gifted with the sweetest of endings.
51.5% of Americans have voted in favour of the well-meaning – if slightly forgetful – Joe Biden to run their country, instead of a man who is literally the world’s most famous narcissist (yes, we thought it was a no-brainer as well, but progress is progress). What better way to usher in this new era, than by tucking in to Riot’s Release Radar.
Oscar Lang // Antidote to Being Bored
Dirty Hit’s Oscar Lang has grabbed his rough ‘n’ ready rock influences with both hands, just in time for his new EP to make an appearance next month.
Sleaford Mods ft. Billy Nomates // Mork n Mindy
With new album Spare Ribs on the horizon, Sleaford Mods have teamed up with Billy Nomates for a tune that frontman Jason Williamson describes as “the sound of the central heating and the dying smells of Sunday dinner in a house on an estate in 1982.”
Matilda Mann // Japan
Put Matilda Mann on the speaker, pour yourself a coffee, open those curtains and – for a couple of minutes at least – we are free off all these lockdown blues.
Darling BOY // Golden Number
With XTC’s legendary frontman Andy Partridge on production duties, Golden Number harnesses all of the psychedelic energy that its paisley cover art promises.
Kitty Montague // Always On My Mind
Newcomer Kitty Montague conveys confessional narratives over a tight R&B flow; we’re looking forward to hearing what’s next!
Bob Vylan // Northern Line
Two minutes and twelve seconds of claustrophobic angst from one of this years most exciting new artists.
NATHALIE // Ten For The Tenth Time
If lockdown has giving us anything positive, it’s a whole wave of fresh new artists. Closing our roundup is NATHALIE, who makes dancefloor-ready pop. A good one for fans of Halsey.