RIOT’s Release Radar: #106

a RI-ku:
border force on strike
teachers are striking as well
revolution time

slowthai // Feel Good
Ok we’re a week late on this, but a banger is a banger. ‘Feel Good’ shows flashes of bedroom pop production reminiscent of Mura Masa’s R.Y.C album, to which Thai lent his talents. The lucky punters attending slowthai’s upcoming pub tour are in for a treat.

Dry Cleaning // Swampy
Following the recording of 2022’s Stumpwork, Dry Cleaning have salvaged companion tracks ‘Swampy’ and ‘Sombre Two’ from the cutting room floor, and we’re glad that they did. Stay tuned for the Swampy EP which will feature a remix from Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul.

Anna B Savage // Pavlov’s Dog
Anna B Savage releases her new album in|FLUX today via City Slang. ‘Pavlov’s Dog’ sees the songwriter ruminating on wanting the unobtainable over an off-kilter loop which is deliciously disarming enough to keep you coming back for more.

Sam Akpro // Trace
An ever-present in South London’s abundant scene for a while now, Sam Akpro announces his sophomore EP with ‘Trace’. Who’d have thought there would be legs in the genre of ominous-funk? Akpro is going to be winning a lot of fans this year.

two blinks, i love you // carnegie hall
Alongside his debut single ‘i love you’, ‘carnegie hall’ completes a 1-2 punch of endlessly endearing tracks which are hard not to fall in love with.

Ezra Williams // Deep Routed
Ezra Williams (FKA Smoothboii Ezra) generated a wave of buzz a couple of years back before vacating the radar to balance studies with music-making. If ‘Deep Routed’ is anything to go by, they’ll have no problems in resuming that hype train.

Hallan // Unwomanly Face Of War
And now for something completely different. Melding a coldwave punk delivery with a surge of electricity, ‘Unwomanly Face Of War’ teases Hallan’s forthcoming The Noise Of A Firing Gun EP with real intent.

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Matt Ganfield

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