On Our Radar: Death Team, Alex Maxwell, Desmond John, and more


As the nights are drawing in, it’s important that you have some fresh new talent to keep your ears warm. This week we’ve scoured the world, ok, our inboxes to find you the best new music. With offerings this week from the UK, USA, Sweden and Finland, there really is something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Get some Alex Maxwell, Desmond John and more on your playlists as soon as you finish reading this.

Abi Hudson – ‘Fragile Around You’

United Kingdom

Hailing from Bromley, Abi isn’t your typical 17-year-old. ‘Fragile Around You’ blends acoustic roots with utterly catchy pop. She’s also no stranger to the live scene, after playing renowned London venues. If you love the sound of this, Abi’s just finished recording her debut EP.

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Didi J – ‘Say No More Ft. Shaggy’

United States

Any song with Shaggy on it really is a winner, isn’t it? Didi J is a woman of many talents, she’s an artist, fashion designer and business woman. ‘Say No More’ is reggae-dance fusion, perfect for the clubs and imminent Christmas parties.

Follow Didi J on Facebook.


Alex Maxwell – ‘Signs’

United Kingdom

Alex Maxwell draws influences from the likes of Stevie Nicks, Patti Smith and Blondie – strong, independent women and that’s exactly how Maxwell will make you feel, inspired. After already having huge success with ‘Letting You Know’, ‘No Flight’ and ‘Drive’, Alex is back with her 6-track EP ‘Signs’.

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ALMA – ‘Dye My Hair’


ALMA is a twenty-year-old from Finland with neon green hair, who isn’t your ‘normal’ pop star. ‘Dye My Hair’ is a collection of irresistibly bold tracks that question stereotypical beauty standards and firmly cement ALMA as one to watch in 2017.

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Desmond John – ‘Untradable’


Part pop, part R&B and layered richly with vocals, Desmond John’s ‘Untradable’ is a strong debut from the young teen. The song was produced by Grammy award-winner Kuk Harrell who previously worked closely with Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Beyoncé – the perfect recipe for success.

Follow Desmond on Twitter, and Facebook.


Natasha-Leigh Smith – ‘Omen’

United Kingdom

Natasha may only be 22, but don’t underestimate her talents. Taking inspiration from personal experience and deep thought, ‘Omen’ is a moody pop ballad, complete with sultry vocals that’s sure to strike personal chord upon first listen.

Follow Natasha on Twitter, and Facebook.


Tom Prior – ‘Don’t Worry’

United Kingdom

‘Don’t Worry’ is the first song taken from Tom Prior’s forthcoming EP, ‘The Sunday Scene’. ‘Don’t Worry’ is an ode to Tom’s daughter – who he credits as one of his key influences and inspirations. Tom’s charms come to life even further with his live performances, catch him at London’s Sebright Arms on November 30th.

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Death Team – ‘Messed Up’


‘Death Team’ have already found a fan with Charli XCX who regularly plays their tracks on the Candy Shop, her Beats 1 radio show. ‘Messed Up’ is the latest offering from the Swedish due which has some serious trap vibes.

Follow Death Team on Twitter, and Facebook.

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