RIOT Release Radar: #079

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Father John Misty // Funny Girl
Timeless in every sense of the word. Joshua Tillman has announced new album Chloë and the Next Twentieth Century, alongside this starry-eyed nod to the Barbara Streisand musical.

Yard Act // Rich
Fresh from their appearance on BBC’s Sound Of 2022 poll, Yard Act continue their streak of smart, sarcastic commentary with ‘Rich’. Lyrics are tightly woven over simplistic guitar riffs, as James Smith ponders the pitfalls of wealth.

Let’s Eat Grandma // Happy New Year
‘Happy New Year’ is a an unashamed banger: an ode to childhood friendship from a duo who have evolved seamlessly from teen indies, to bone-fide pop masters. New album Two Ribbons arrives this year.

Warmduscher // Fatso
Warmduscher have announced their forthcoming album with this swaggering slice of funk-informed post-punk. At The Hot Spot shall be strutting into your ears on April 1st.

Foxes // Absolute
With her third album landing on 11th Feb, Foxes (AKA Louisa Rose Allen) has shared this thumping disco-pop number. Foxes’ tour kicks off on the same day as the album release, so get yer tickets now.

Pink Skies // Rollercoaster (Calica edit)
Oakland’s Pink Skies are one of those endlessly likeable DIY artists who consistently push out great tracks. Check out the Calica edit of their new tune ‘Rollercoaster’; a dreamy blend of bedroom pop and mind-bending psych.

mynameisleonidas // waves
Released via legendary French/Japanese label Kitsuné, ‘waves’ features a toe-tapper of a bassline over minimalist drums that hark back to the 80s dancefloor. After a relentless 2021 release schedule, mynameisleonidas is definitely worth keeping your eye on.

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