Song of the Day: Warm – Becky Hill

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Since the release of single Warm last month,  alternative pop princess BECKY HILL has raised quite a few eyebrows.

Premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio show,  the SHIFT K3Y-produced number was streamed over 1 million times, as well as receiving heavy airplay on Clara Amfo’s BBC radio 1 mid-morning show and Mistajam’s 1Xtra set….and now NEW LEASE MUSIC has given a seal of approval to Hill’s electronic-pop effort.

Go check it out…and if you’re feeling this track, BECKY HILL will be headlining a show at The Scala (London) on 5th April 2017. Tickets available now via Tickermaster.co.uk and Livemation.com

New Track: Something Special – Slowes

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Danish duo SLOWES present the next iteration of their psychedelic-pop with new single Something Special,  released through the US (Californian) label Noon Pacific.

The three-and-a-half laid-back production displays the perfect combination of floating synths and the melodic presence of the piano, with vocals dripping with sonic emotion. Their previous release, I Need You generated support from Indie Shuffle, Clash and Idolator and gained over 80k hits on Soundcloud and exposure across BBC Radio, with support from Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and Nemone.

Taking advantage of the summer season by touring extensively, the synth poppers have performed at Trailerpark Festival and Ideal Bar in Copenhagen, Inversus Festival and Tape in Aarhus and The Shacklewell Arms in London.

Striking a balance between organic pop and ‘chillwave’, Jack Kilburn (vocals) and Anders Hamann (drums) formed SLOWES in 2015. Something Special is now the second single from the pair ahead of their debut EP set for release early next year.

Go on, have a bump free Monday; have a listen SLOWES‘ latest effort.

New Release: Sticky Blood – Professional

 

Andy Nicholson and Jamie Shield  – aka- STICKY BLOOD, have just released their mysteriously moody effort, Professional, the first release from their forthcoming E.P. 

Formerly members of Arctic Monkey, the duo combined their talent in 2013 with the aim of bringing the sound of the future. Setting up in their home town, Sheffield they’ve perfected their skills and focus on working with talented artists across the industry. 

They produced Terri Walker’s album last year, which was championed by  national radio stations from the likes of Annie Mac to Gilles Peterson. BBC Radio 1’s Toddla T and The People’s Charlie Sloth are massive fans of STICKY BLOOD’s production style. They even managed to raise the producer’s eyebrows at Red Bull, who are eager for these boundary pushers to record a session, set for release in August.  

Having produced drum & bass beats for Mc DRS, the production maestro’s are currently creating rhythms for George The Poet, Coco and Tom Prior…it look pretty certain that 2015 is set to be a productive year for these guys!

Upcoming Release: The Undergrad (1st Year: Ambition) – Raphael Blake

 

Spoken word poet RAPHAEL BLAKE is all set to release his debut body of work entitled The Undergrad.  Having already garnered the support from various BBC Radio stations, the free 18 track mixtape is being released in 3 parts, each containing 6 tracks.

The Undergrad is a body of spoken word  poetry over a backdrop of ambient electronic, chilled house and soulful sounds that encompasses the tales of the South Londoner’s life and ideas, capturing his experiences within the 3 years post college. The concept of the The Undergrad project mirrors the journey of a university student that is partitioned into 1st (Ambition), 2nd (Reality) and final years (Sacrifice), each having its own theme revealing Blake’s ambitions, realisations and trials throughout.

The release of part one ‘1st year’ follows the theme of Ambition touching upon autobiographical stories and thoughts – check it out!