The London rapper starts her new song as a furious rap, only to turn to psychedelia at the second half. Little Simz is releasing a new album, called 'Sometimes I Might Be Introvert', via her own Age 101 label this September.

Madi Diaz

Deafheaven take an interesting and sharp turn with their new, melodic, non-metal song 'Great Mass of Color'; José González shares his new bassy single 'Head On'; Madi Diaz finds a sweet spot between Americana and indie rock on 'Woman in my Heart'; 'Dropout Boogie' is the first collaboration between Your Old Droog and MF DOOM, produced after YOD renewed his interest in hip-hop - after hearing DOOM; Slow Fire Pistol go from ambient rock to hardcore to ambient... in the span of two minutes on 'Who Decides'.

Mereba

Mexican folk singer-songwriter Ed Maverick shared a piece of latino nostalgia called 'Contenta'; Berlin post-black metallers Praise The Plague released their intense single 'Blackening Swarm II'; American r'n'b'/soul singer Mereba shared some powerful R'n'B with ‘News Come’; Julia Jacklin and fellow Australians RVG cover beautifully Björk's 'Army Of Me'; Dusted shares some seaside rock with 'They Don't Know You'.

Sa-Roc

Navy Blue shares smooth jazzy psychedelic hip-hop 'Ritual' from his surprise-released new album; Curtis Harding shares a warm, conscious soul single with a pretty video for 'Hopeful'; Sa-Roc released s deluxe version of her last year's album, featuring new song 'Re-Birth' with MF Doom on the mic; Jade Bird's 'Different Kinds of Light' is just a nice love song; 'Like I Used To' is slightly 1980s-big-ballad song by Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen; Yoo Doo Right go enjoyably post-rocky on 'Don't Think You Can Escape Your Purpose'.

Sarah Neufeld

Sarah Neufeld released an intense and dancy 'Tumble Down the Undecided' on her latest album; Florence + The Machine releases a silly little song 'Call Me Cruella' from the Disney live-action film 'Cruella'; black midi share jazz/rock 'Chondromalacia Patella'; Dark Lo & Harry Fraud go lo-fi psychedelic hip-hop on 'Missing Summers'; Wristmeetrazor join together melody and metalcore on 'This Summer's Sorrow Ⅱ: Growing Old In The Waiting Place'; David Bazan is deeply melancholic on 'Your Bearings'.

Jorja Smith

Amaro Freitas shares a Brazilian bossa-nova jazz smoothie 'Baquaqua'; cabaret-punk is pretty much an accurate description for Callum Easter's 'What You Think?'; Jorja Smith's 'Time's shortness is made up for with her great voice; dubby dream-pop meets electronica on 'Lost and Found' by Corbu and Doves' Jimi Goodwin; John Grant continues his streak of great songs which announce his new album, the latest one is a dramatic take on masculinity called 'Billy'; Anthetic start at ambient, end up at dark electro with 'Scope'.

AKAI Solo

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 'Soon It Will Be Fire' features Moses Sumney, a nearly sacral piece; UK rapper Berwyn offers a lovely hip-hop ballad 'Rubber Bands'; The Mountain Goats share superbly titled 'The Slow Parts On Death Metal Albums'; Hazel English fulfilled her dream - she moved to California and covered 'California Dreamin'', a way too pretty song and a way to nice a cover not to pick it out; AKAI SOLO and Navy Blue share psychedelic rap 'Ocean Hue Hours'; Resynator is a documentary about "a daughter connecting with her late father through the resurrection of a synthesizer from the 1970s that he invented", featuring The National's Matt Berninger and Ronboy doing 'Only a Broken Heart'; The Pleasure Dome share noisy punk 'Pretty Picture'; Wolf Alice keep on promising - 'No Hard Feelings' comes ahead of their new album, out in June; Shannon Lay goes in the best classic singer-songwriter direction with 'Rare To Wake'.

Power to - everybody
April 30, 2021

Billie Eilish releases a new song

Billie Eilish has announced her new album with her new song 'Your Power', with a video she self-directed. On the intimate and delicate track, Eilish sings above acoustic guitar riff about power dynamics in relationships, giving a warning to “try not to abuse your power”. The video sees her alone on a mountain. Her new album 'Happier Than Ever', out July 30, was written by Eilish and her brother Finneas.

duendita

Sons of Kemet share 'To Never Forget The Source', the "central (ideological) axis-point" of their new album 'Black To The Future'; Jhariah are genre-less, operatic, grandiose, and fun on 'Flight Of The Crows'; Kele shares a subtle piano ballad 'Nineveh'; The Felice Brothers go slightly bizarre yet sweet on 'Inferno'; Q-Unique of Arsonists combines rap and rock on grand soul-rap 'Verrazzano Villains' featuring the Wu-Tang Clan's Cappadonna and three members of Taking Back Sunday; duendita goes lightly to surprise with 'bio'; Black Midi display a change of direction with jazzy-rock 'Slow' (not that slow at all).

Uwade

Haru Nemuri shares a bit of pop hard-rock with 'Inori Dake Ga Aru'; Illuminati Hotties step into pop-punk chaos on 'MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA'; Musk Ox share beautiful instrumental chamber folk 'Memoriam'; Moonshine shares a bit of afrobeat 'Zaire Space Program | Act I', while the video explores a bit of Congolese tradition; 20-year-old singer-songwriter Uwade shares a simple and pretty 'The Man Who Sees Tomorrrow'; Midwife goes airy on 'Christina's World'; Para One explores the power of dreams on 'Spectre: Alpes'.

The rest is LoLib
April 26, 2021

Madlib and Logic form a new project MadGic

Logic and Madlib have formed a new duo project, MadGic, and have already represented it with a new joint single 'Mars Only pt. 3', Pitchfork reports. The song's lyrics allude the pair have made an entire MadGic album in lockdown. Logic announced his retirement from music last year to spend more time with his family.

Remember Sports have hidden a laid-back indie-gem 'Out Loud' on their new album; Dope Purple go beautifully psychedelic on 'Evilness'; Arcade Fire's violinist Sarah Neufeld announces her new album with hypnotic 'The Top'; Royal Blood share straight-rock 'Boilermaker', made with the help of QOTSa's Josh Homme; Girl In Red endures consequences of love on 'You Stupid Bitch'; Brooklyn rappers AKAI SOLO and Navy Blue announced a joint album with 'Incursio Fur', indie-rap New York style.

Hold your breath!
April 23, 2021

Great new Little Simz song and video

Little Simz announces her new album 'Sometimes I Might Be Introvert' with a great single 'Introvert', a symphonic hip-hop banger with a pounding drumline. The lyrics are top-notch too, with the finishing line accentuating the message - "I’m a black woman and I’m proud one / We walk in blind faith not knowing the outcome / But as long as we unified then we’ve already won".

Alfa Mist

Russian electro group Love Object share a dance bomb 'Transparent Woman (Prozrachnaya Zhenschina)' with added cinematic video; psychedelic prog meets post-rock on Elder frontman Nick DiSalvo's 'The Reflecting Pool' which announces his solo debut; Andra Day shares a smooth banger 'Phone Dies' produced by Anderson .paak; Alfa Mist shares jazz-electronics-psych mix 'Teki'; Rodrigo Y Gabriela have covered Astor Piazzolla's flamenco instrumental 'Oblivion'.

SVE

Fiona Apple covers Sharon Van Etten’s 'Love More' for Van Etten's 'Ten' anniversary reissue, adding heartbeat drums and subtle piano to the song; Low cover Bob Dylan’s 'Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door' for the Uncut compilation 'Dylan Revisited'; The Black Keys share their version of 'Crawling Kingsnake' by Big Joe Williams, from their album of Mississippi hill country blues standards 'Delta Kream', out May 14.

Samba Touré

London based rapper Berwyn shares a smooth '100,000,000', following in the rich British lyrical tradition; Matthew E. White and Lonnie Holley share a psychotic jazz groove 'Broken Mirror (A Selfie Reflection) /Composition 9'; José González announces his new album with gentle and personal 'Visions'; 'Instrumental' is the highpoint of Samba Touré's latest album.

Du Blonde

Sorry share their new EP, including the moody 'Don't Be Scared'; Cigar Cigarette teamed up with MOTHERMARY for an industrial cover of Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time'; Beachy Head, the new group featuring members of Slowdive, Casket Girls, and Flaming Lips, share slow and psychedelic 'All Gone'; Du Blonde shared anthemic single - 'All The Way'; Paris-based artist Poté presents his debut album with 'Young Lies', featuring Damon Albarn; Detroit rapper Bruiser Wolf shares a jazz/funky 'Syndicate' from his latest album; Mark Mallman shares sad happy song 'For Love I Will Let Love Go'; St. Lenox tackles religion from a not-so-particularly-religious point in 'Deliverance'.

Mysie

Vijay Iyer Trio share some groovy piano virtuosity with 'UnEasy'; Paul McCartney seems much younger in a Beck remix of 'Find My Way' - the younger musician got the idea for the mix remembering seeing McCartney dance; supergroup Satanic Planet (featuring members of Slayer, Locust and Planet B) share their first song - a, obviously, satanic industrial electro 'Baphomet'; Mysie shares an R'n'B velvet 'Keep Up With Your Heart'; Luminous Kid shares an emotional same-sex song 'Mountain Crystals’ featuring spoken word by Phoebe Bridgers; U.N.K.L.E. just go dancing on 'If We Don't Make It'.

Phife Dawg

John Grant shares Cate Le Bon-produced atmospheric Americana 'Boy From Michigan'; Svalbard vocalist Serena Cherry shares a dark metal song 'Labyrinthian' from her Noctule project; just some classic hip-hop - a new video of 'Nutshell Pt. 2' by the late A Tribe Called Quest MC Phife Dawg, featuring Busta Rhymes and Redman, produced by J Dilla; members of Vex, Obsequiae, Panopticon, and Horrendous form black-death project Aduanten, share 'The Drowning Tide'.

AJ Lambert

Manchester Orchestra turn to dance rock on 'Bed Head', but those unmissable vocals are intact; Ben Howard is at his most relaxed and content on 'Far Out'; Bloodside is the new music/visual art project by AJ Lambert (daughter of Nancy Sinatra, and granddaughter of Frank, obviously), Protomartyr guitarist Greg Ahee and Preoccupations drummer Mike Wallace - 'Pica' is their first anything; Moraines share ambient yet uplifting post-rock 'The Brute', the first single from their upcoming debut album.

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