RIOT’s Release Radar #009

Day… whatever in lockdown. 13? 14?
It looks like we are here for a while, so let’s settle into it; cut your housemate’s hair, get into those YouTube conspiracy theory vids. Or, like every millennial on Twitter, you could grab your one week free trial of Disney+ and smash through some Treasure Planet.

Sit tight, RIOT Readers, and we’ll see you on the other side.

Run The Jewels // Yankee and The Brave EP. 4

Giving fans just a ten-minute warning, Run The Jewels took to Instagram live on Monday to premiere the first track from their upcoming album, RTJ4. Accompanying the track the duo also announced on twitter that they would be, once again, releasing their album for free. If that wasn’t enough, they also released another track – Ooh LA LA – later on in the week. PG

Dua Lipa // Break My Heart

Surprising us by bringing the release of Future Nostalgiaher sophomore album, forward by a week, Dua Lipa hit us with an epic 1-2 by dropping the insanely good ‘Break My Heart’. The bass-driven banger once again proved what we all knew, pop has a new queen and she’s not showing any signs of slowing down.

Squid // Sludge

Back with their first release of 2020, Squid have dropped the infectious ‘Sludge’. Seeing them once again explore their experimental playfulness, ‘Sludge’ was conceived during a soundcheck, bringing in the unbridled chaos their shows do. With a sold-out tour set for later this year, this first taste of what Squid have planned has us excited. PG

Elison 404 // Chip Pan

The latest in the steady stream of 404 Guild’s solo tracks, ‘Chip Pan’ is a two minute study of the everyday anxieties we face in everyday life. Described by Guild member Elison as a “glossy time-lapse footage of the city and commuters, like BBC news b-roll.” PG

Nohidea // Defeated

The mysterious Producer has re-emerged with two new tracks, under the release title Lost/Found. Our pick, ‘Defeated’, is less than two minutes of perfectly executed heartbreak. MG

Day Wave // Potions

Jackson Phillips returns with his unmistakable brand of nostalgia-soaked bedroom pop. ‘Potions’ has audible similarities to genre-archetypes The Drums. MG

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