Nerve’s New Music Monday – 13/11/2017

Missed this week’s New Music Monday on Nerve Radio? Fear not, you can get the details on all the fresh tracks we played on the latest show right here!

This week Joshua Coase was joined in the studio by Nerve Radio’s Head Of Production Euan Thomas! You can view their favourite new releases this week along with some artist/track information below!

You can listen to the show in full here!

You can listen to all of this week’s tracks on our Spotify playlist here!

Joshua Coase’s Tracks Of The Week

Pale Waves – New Year’s Eve

Pale Waves - New Year's Eve

Pale Waves are an up and coming band from Manchester and first caught my attention with the release of their debut single back in February There’s A Honey.

That track was co-produced by The 1975 and Pale Waves subsequently joined the band on their North American tour over the summer.

The band formed three years ago and describe their sound as “honest pop music”, this new single New Year’s Eve certainly encapsulates those three words.

Pale Waves are currently recording their first EP in London which we can expect to hear soon. If you’re a fan of The 1975, The Japanese House and other artists signed to the Dirty Hit record label then you will love this band!

Novo Amor – Anatome

Novo Amor - Anatome

Ali John Meredith-Lacey, better known as Novo Amor, is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter who first came on the scene in 2012 but broke through with the release of his debut EP Woodgate in 2014.

The 26-year-old has just released a collaborative album with Ed Tullett titled Heiress and the track I have chosen to play tonight comes from this album.

Anatome is a nice, peaceful track featuring a piano which (probably unintentionally) gets you in the Christmas holiday season mood. It’s a perfect contrast to the rest of the music you will hear on the show.

With that in mind, if you’re listening to this week’s playlist on Spotify sit back, relax and enjoy this piece of music and get absorbed in the atmospheric sounds of Novo Amor.

Blue Lab Beats – Pineapple

Blue Lab Beats - Pineapple

Blue Lab Beats are a North London duo who have previously mixed tracks for Rag’n’Bone Man, Dua Lipa and Jodie Abacus.

They are currently working on their own music which is making waves in the jazz community, climbing the jazz charts in the UK, Europe and Japan and rightfully so!

After the success of their debut EP Blue Skies last year Blue Lab Beats are now working on their first album and define jazz as being a way to express feelings, tell a story, deliver a message and a way to communicate with musicians around you.

The duo have just released a double A side Pineapple & Dome and Pineapple has very quickly become one of my favourite instrumental tracks of the year. It’s a great track to groove to and a track which I am sure many of you will like despite it perhaps not being your usually choice of music to listen to!

Swaati – On Fire

Swaati – On Fire

Swaati is a singer-songwriter from West London dubbed as ‘India’s Eclectic Princess’, producing tracks which are a blend of electronic, commercial and French House music.

Swati Khunti first released music professionally in 2012 and has evolved and developed her style over time and in her own words has finally found her identity in her music this year following the release of her singles Tongue Tipping and Tone.

Her latest single, On Fire, has all the makings of becoming a popular dance track and has a very catchy chorus which I’m sure many of you will enjoy listening to for pre drinks!

I had the pleasure of speaking to Swaati last Friday after the track was released and she is very excited to hear what people think of the track. You can hear a short clip from my interview with her on this week’s New Music Monday Show.

I expect big things to come from the former BBC Introducing star in the future and you can hear my interview with her in full in my next New Music Monday Special radio show, broadcasting on Sunday November 26th at 10pm exclusively on Nerve Radio.

Euan Thomas’ Tracks Of The Week

Track reviews below written by Euan Thomas

Fuse ODG – Boa Me (Feat. Ed Sheeran)

Fuse ODG - Boa Me

This track is seen as a follow up to Fuse ODG’s feature on bonus track Bibia Be Ye Ye on Ed Sheeran’s album Divide.
Featuring upbeat guitar and singing in Ghanaian language Tui, this one is sure to get your hips moving!

Don Diablo – Take Her Place (Feat. ARIZONA) Don Diablo - Take Her Place

New from Dutch DJ Don Diablo, Take Her Place features vocals from band ARIZONA whose debut mixtape Cross My Mind was released earlier this year.

Don Diablo’s use of trippy synth and piano is unmistakable and the added vocals makes for a great feel good dance track.

Pnau - Go Bang

Pnau is probably best known for his 2014 hit Changes and Go Bang shows a lot of his unmistakable style. Off beat drums form a catchy hook with group vocals creating an upbeat and full chorus.
Another feel good track to get you moving 👍🏻

The Wombats – Lemon To A Knife Fight

The Wombats - Lemon To A Knife Fight

Lemon To A Knife Fight is the latest offering from English rock band The Wombats and it will feature on their upcoming album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life.
Lead singer Matthew Murphy’s distinctive sound will be instantly recognisable on this track which offers a teaser to the bands first album in over two years.
All the best elements of The Wombats sound remain from previous albums however this track suggests a potentially more laid back feel to the new album.
If you’re a fan of Two Door Cinema Club and haven’t heard The Wombats music, then check this track out!

Joshua Coase’s Album Of The Week

Seal – Standards

Seal - Standards

This is Seal’s 10th studio album and it is an album that he has always wanted to record. The singer has always been inspired by music from the Rat Pack era.

In his own words when asked about the album, Seal said: “This is the album I have always wanted to make. I grew up listening to music from the Rat Pack era, so recording these timeless tunes was a lifelong dream.

“It was a true honour to collaborate with the same musicians who performed with Frank Sinatra and so many of my favourite artists, in the very same studios where the magic was first made, it was one of the greatest days of my recording career.”

The album features a host of iconic tracks from the era including I Put A Spell On You, Autumn Leaves and Anyone Who Knows What Love Is.

Two of my particular favourites which I featured on this week’s show are Luck Be A Lady, which is a 1950s track originally performed by Frank Loesser, which also features in the musical Guys and Dolls and Love For Sale, a 1930s hit originally performed by Cole Porter.

No album full of covers would be complete without a couple of Christmas songs and Seal delivers with strong renditions of Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow and Christmas Song. Make sure check it this album if you are a fan of his stellar voice!

Other Albums To Check Out This Week

Novo Amor – Heiress

Petit Biscuit – Presence

WALK THE MOON – What If Nothing

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