This month sees us get a little cosy with a handful of exciting new artists and hypnotic voices, including Melbourne duo nyck and Canadian angel Lydia Ainsworth. British trio alt-J and local MCs Bliss n Eso continue to explore untouched soundscapes and individually, deliver their most progressive work to date. It’s a mega month of new music.
nyck – ‘Speak My Mind’
A beautifully melodic, melancholic and romantic exploration into love and life in the city.
Mark Seymour & The Undertow – ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’
An acoustic folk ballad, lifted from ‘Roll Back The Stone 1985-2016’ (out now), touring Jun-Aug.
Bliss n Eso – ‘Moments’ (feat. Gavin James) (clean radio edit)
Reflecting on special moments growing up, taken from ‘Off The Grid’ album (out 28/4), touring May-Jul.
alt-J – ‘3WW’
Providing a glimpse at their third album, lifted from ‘Relaxer’ album (out 2/6).
Andy Grammer – ‘Fresh Eyes’ (Ryan Riback Remix)
A velvety, groove-laden pop gem remixed by Australian producer Ryan Riback.
Blondie – ‘Long Time’
Featuring intense drumming and glorious 80s synth, taken from ‘Pollinator’ album (out 5/5), touring this month.
blink-182 – ‘Misery’
Lifted from ‘California (Deluxe)’ album (out 19/5), the deluxe edition of one of 2016’s most anticipated albums.
Mark Seymour & The Undertow – ‘Holy Grail’
Inspired by Jeanette Winterson’s, ‘The Passion’ from ‘Roll Back The Stone 1985-2016’ (out now), touring Jun-Aug.
Jon Stevens – ‘Starlight’
An instant classic with an unforgettable hook, taken from ‘Starlight’ album (out now).
AJR – ‘Weak’
Indie-pop trio’s new single is quickly on the rise, lifted from ‘What Everyone’s Thinking’ EP (out now).
Soulwax – ‘Missing Wires’
Debut single taken from ‘FROM DEEWEE’ album (out now), recorded in Ghent, Belgium.
You Me At Six – ‘Take On The World’ (New Version)
Used in the final scene of the Vampire Diaries finale, the newest single from ‘Night People’ album (out now).
alt-J – ‘In Cold Blood’
The second single lifted from ‘Relaxer’ album (out 2/6), premiered on BBC Radio 1.
Claptone – ‘The Drums (Din Daa Daa)’ (feat. George Kranz)
Brand new track that fuses his signature house sound with a more eclectic aesthetic.
salute – ‘Man Down’ (feat. Cid Rim)
A club friendly collaborative track with LuckyMe’s Cid Rim.
Lydia Ainsworth – ‘Afterglow’
A lush, haunting and utterly mesmerising song, lifted from ‘Darling of the Afterglow’ album (out now).
Mark Lanegan – ‘Beehive’
With addictive hooks and irresistible swagger, taken from ‘Gargoyle’ album (out 28/4).
Los Campesinos! – ‘The Fall Of Home’
An elegy to the home towns left behind, lifted from ‘Sick Scenes’ album (out now).
Chicano Batman – ‘Freedom Is Free’
An inspirational credo from the US outfit at an all too apripos time, taken from ‘Freedom Is Free’ album (out now).
Froth – ‘Sensitive Girl’
New single from Los Angeles four-piece, taken from ‘Outside (Briefly)’ album (out now).
Mark Seymour & The Undertow – ‘When The River Runs Dry’
Touching on the lives of ordinary people, from ‘Roll Back The Stone 1985-2016’ (out now), touring Jun-Aug.