Little Dragon // Gold
Sweden’s Little Dragon do what they do best on ‘Gold’, as they deliver the sentiment of ageless pop with a refreshing edge. New album Slugs of Love will feature Damon Albarn; who repays the favour after Little Dragon collaborated on Gorillaz fan favourite ‘Empire Ants‘.
Cautious Clay, Joshua Karpeh // Ohio
How come Americans singing about their hometown sounds so much better than Brits? Co-credited to Cautious Clay’s real name, Joshua Karpeh, ‘Ohio’ rolls like a breezy 70s jam that begs to be played on repeat.
Jacob Slater // Kissin’ Booth
While his band still ride high on Radio 1 and prepare for a Glastonbury performance, Wunderhorse frontman Jacob Slater is dropping a record of lo-fi acoustic tracks which feel instantly timeless. Pinky, I Love You will arrive in August.
Osees // Intercepted Message
‘Intercepted Message’ arrives days before the US psych-rockers headline the tent at Wide Awake this weekend. What better way to kick open the doors to summer than a sweaty Osees set, pints a-flying.
Loraine James // 2003
James’ forthcoming album Gentle Confrontation draws influence from the worlds of math rock and emo-electronic, with contributions from a wealth of enticing names. The understated ‘2003’ showcases her songwriting talent in a more vulnerable light, and we can’t wait to hear more.
heka // april (away)
After amassing props from indie tastemaker labels Slow Dance and Fire Talk, heka announces her deal with Practise Music with the transformative ‘april (away)’.
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