If you’re in need of some musical injection into your life, you’ve found yourself in the right spot of the internet. Our weekly radar will whet your whistle with the best new releases to come out of the UK and the US. This week get your ears around Zayn, All Time Low, Aleem and more.
Stephanie Rainey – ‘100 Like Me’
Stephanie’s powerful video for ‘100 Like Me’ comprises of 13, totally unique strangers. Each real life cast member has their own story to tell, touching on sensitive issues. Ranging from mental health disorders to suffering from the effects of being a single parent, or lacking self-confidence.
Halfbrother – ‘Love Letter’
Halfbrother have been steadily making their mark with their genre defying sounds since first collaborating on ‘Car Bomb’, which picked up support from Pharrell Williams. Now, the duo are back with ‘Love Letter’.
Gazelle – ‘How Many Ways’
If you’re feeling the vintage vibes at the moment, Gazelle’s ‘How Many Ways’ needs to be on high rotation in your life.
SKIES – ‘Afterwards’
With support from big names in the music game including Radio 1 DJ’s Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, SKIES return with the lead single taken from their second EP. The Kent-based duo are one of the most exciting live acts to come out of Southern England in years.
ZAYN – ‘Still Got Time’
You’ve all already heard this by now, but we’re including it on our radar because it’s a banger. Featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR, ‘Still Got Time’ comes almost a year after the release of Zayn’s critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Mind of Mine’.
All Time Low – ‘Last Young Renegade’
Taken from All Time Low’s eagerly anticipated new album of the same name, ‘Last Young Renegade’ sees the band moving forward and exploring new sonic territory. The song is a journey of critical self-reflection and catharsis.
James Blunt – ‘Last Young Renegade’
The ultimate Twitter troll, James Blunt is back with a brand new album, ‘The Afterlove (Extended Version)’. Due to be heading out on tour with his label mate, Ed Sheeran, you might just hear the below whilst waiting in those massive venues.
Jack Vandervelde – ‘Trouble’
22-year-old singer-songwriter Jack Vandervelde oozes poppy, positive vibes with a hint of Jason Mraz combined with Ed Sheeran-esque tones.
David Mark Bulley
The music video for London-based unsigned singer-songwriter, David Mark Bulley is an action packed mini movie which works perfectly for the anthemic track. He’s one to stick on your radar for 2017.
Aleem – ‘Inside Out’
Penning songs since he was just 12, Aleem has come a long way since then. After touring with Fifth Harmony in 2016, he’s not ready to show the world what he’s made of. ‘Inside Out’ is a synth-laced, slow-building and cinematic arrangement full of raw emotion.