RIOT Release Radar: #099

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Loyle Carner (feat. John Agard) // Georgetown
Opening with Guyanese poet John Agard pondering the term ‘half-caste’, ‘Georgetown’ is Loyle Carner at his best, as his bars roll freely over a 90s west coast beat.

flowerovlove // Get With You 
flowerovlove can do no wrong right now, with the world’s of both fashion and music tripping over themselves for a piece of the 17 year old. ‘Get With You’ keeps things delightfully minimal, as clap percussion combines with a free roaming bassline.

Panda Bear & Sonic Boom // Danger
Steeped in 50s & 60s doo-wop influences, Panda Bear & Sonic Boom have bottled the nostalgia of yesteryear throughout their collaborative new album, Reset. Check out the full, mesmerising record now via Domino Records.

Jadu Heart // Cocoon
Alex and Diva go back to basics for a dreamy new tune which harks back to 90s alt-rock and builds to a bitter-sweet crescendo. ‘Cocoon’ is Jadu Heart’s first track in two years.

Kiwi Jr // The Sound of Music 
Sub Pop’s Kiwi Jr are back with their second album, Chopper. ‘The Sound of Music’ is a slice of jangled guitar-pop which crumbles into a beautifully sparse chorus. Something about the way that frontman Jeremy Gaudet delivers the name ‘Julie Andrews’ hits just right..

dexter // Something Real 
South London’s dexter pools garage percussion with a sprinkling of pop vocal on ‘Something Real’. She’s the first signing to RULESTHEWORLD Records, which isn’t a bad hit rate.


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