RIOT Release Radar: #087

a Ri-ku:
kendrick at glasto
the post-rona gift we need
good kid, m.a.a.d village

How lit is this. Liverpool duo POLICE CAR COLLECTIVE have dropped their second EP, and it’s well worth a listen. MONEY MACHINE! features five tracks which are popping with hazy hip-hop nostalgia, peppered with forward-facing pop sensibilities.

Pinty // // P-I-N-T-Y feat. Afriqua
We first came across Pinty when he collab’d with Metronomy last year, and what a find he’s turned out to be. The rapper is fast becoming the voice of Peckham – a voice that will heading out on tour with the legendary Rejjie Snow in April, what a night that’ll be.

PIXIES // Human Crime
With a tasty spot at BBC 6Music Festival confirmed, PIXIES prove they’re as good as ever on ‘Human Crime’. It’s one thing to rest on your laurels as genre-wide trailblazers, it’s another to keep releasing top tunes thirty six years into your career.. long live PIXIES.

That dreamy, inner-city “this sounds a bit like the Drive soundtrack” vibe is no coincidence – ‘RIDE’ was produced by Johnny Jewel of The Chromatics and features Desire on vocals: both of whom contributed some phenomenal cuts to the movie’s audio accompaniment. CLUB INTL will appear at this year’s SXSW, in what will be one of the festival’s most exciting sets.

fanclubwallet // Gr8 Timing!
After a string of deliciously lo-fi singles, Ottawa’s Hannah Judge has now announced that her debut album – You Have Got To Be Kidding Me – shall arrive this May. ‘Gr8 Timing!’ mixes fresh bedroom pop with some garage-rock fuzz, and we are here for it.

Julia-Sophie // dial your number
Anglo-French artist Julia-Sophie has been releasing fantastically dark and atmospheric electronic pop for a year or two now, with each release even stronger than the last. Having just signed to Beat Palace Records (headed by Metronomy’s Anna Prior), we have a feeling that the best is still yet to come..

Thirsty Eyes //  Pop Sent
Delivered with a raw & simplistic blues howl, ‘Pop Sent’ tremors with a slow burning energy that makes for a rather addictive listen.

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