Missed the last New Music Monday show of 2017 on Nerve Radio? Fear not, you can get the details on all the fresh tracks played on the show right here!
This week Joshua Coase went solo in the studio to bring you five fresh new releases which have caught his eye as well as his Album Of The Week and a brand new feature for the show!
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You can view his favourite new tracks he picked for this week along with some artist/track information below!
Joshua Coase’s Tracks Of The Week
SkelOne – Milky Way
SkelOne is an artist from Paris who got in touch with me via Twitter as he wished to showcase his new single taken from his forthcoming debut album.
Milky Way is a very 80s inspired, synth-infused instrumental that certainly wouldn’t sound out of place in the Stranger Things soundtrack.
This is the first track to be released from SkelOne’s upcoming album, Dawn, which he has described as being “a space travel journey” that will feature some “dream wave/outrun/synth wave tracks”.
If you like this track then you can preorder Dawn here: www.skelones1.bandcamp.com – the album is set for release January 10th 2018.
Raveena – Sweet Time
Raveena Aurora is an Indian-American singer-songwriter who is blessed with smooth, soulful vocals which compliment the silky-smooth R&B accompaniment on this track so well.
Sweet Time is taken from her new EP, Shanti, which also features her two other latest singles Spell and If Only.
The song was produced by Everett Orr and her music has recently been featured on the Majestic Casual YouTube channel.
If you like smooth, easy-listening old school R&B then make sure you check out her EP. I look forward to hearing more tracks from Raveena in 2018.
Vade – Cry Your Heart Out
Vade have just released their debut album Cry Your Heart Out following significant success after winning the Sky One entertainment show Sing: Ultimate A Cappella.
The five-piece vocal group have recently signed a major deal with Decca Records and this album features a range of fresh, interpretive covers including Swedish House Mafia’s Don’t You Worry Child, Human by Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Kiss From A Rose by Seal.
Title track Cry Your Heart Out is the only original to feature in this LP but it is a nice, warm track perfect for Christmas.
The song was written by Niall Horan, formerly of One Direction and it features a wonderful blend of harmonies and creative beatboxing backing. A nice alternative track to include on this show!
Liv Dawson – Hush
Given the fact that I have made eight picks for the show this week it’s good to have some variety of genres, so Liv Dawson’s latest single is my favourite of the commercial synth pop hits of the week.
Liv is a singer-songwriter from West London and achieved internet success following the release of her debut single Tapestry in 2016.
The release of that track led to her signing for Method Records, a label which is owned by dance duo Disclosure.
Hush is the 19 year old’s sixth single to be released this year and it features a very catchy chorus and synth hook. I’m sure it will bring commercial success for Liv.
Tom Grennan – I Might
Tom Grennan is a Bedford born, London based singer-songwriter who is currently working on his debut album and I Might is his latest single.
Tom first made a name for himself as a guest vocalist on Chase & Status’ track When It All Goes Wrong and has a since gone on to have solo success with his singles Found What I’ve Been Looking For and Praying, which has been played regularly on Nerve Radio.
I Might is a track which discusses Tom’s enjoyment about being single but always being prepared to make the dive into a relationship if the right person comes along.
His gritty, distinctive vocals make give his tracks a unique sound and it is not surprising that he featured on the Longlist for BBC Sound of 2017.
Cover/Remix Of The Week
With this being the last live radio show of the year I thought I would introduce a new feature to New Music Monday ready for the many shows to come in 2018.
Guests on the show have often asked whether they can play a remix or cover on the show and I have said no, but this is no longer the case!
This week the cover I am featuring is:
Dua Lipa & Gallant – Tears Dry On Their Own
Dua Lipa has just released her Live Acoustic EP, featuring a cover of Golden Slumbers by Elbow as well as a live piano acoustic version of her smash hit New Rules.
It also features a delightful cover of Tears Dry On Their Own by the late, great Amy Winehouse.
Dua Lipa joined Gallant to record the cover live in one take as part of an In The Room session back in September.
It is a great version of one of my favourite songs by Amy Winehouse and I am sure that the track will be well received!
Joshua Coase’s Album/EP Of The Week
*As part of another new feature of the show ready to implement in 2018 Josh is now considering EP’s in his choice for Album Of The Week.*
Vera – Good Job No Conversation
Vera is a relatively new up and coming artist from Copenhagen, Denmark and only started releasing his own tracks in August this year.
The producer has just released his seven-track debut EP Good Job No Conversation just one week after I featured his cover of the James Blake track Life Round Here on the show.
This week his EP is my pick of the new releases and I am featuring two groovy and distinctive tracks on the show, Mystery and In and Out of Love.
Vera has previously been named as Radio 1’s Artist Of The Month and his track In and Out of Love has more than 1.3 million streams on Spotify to date.
This producer is certainly one to watch out for in 2018!