Showcasing the best new releases from established as well as new/up and coming artists, this is New Music Monday.
On this week’s show on Joshua Coase went solo in the studio and brought back Guest Listener’s Track Of The Week. You can view his favourite tracks and find out more information about the artists below!
Joshua Coase’s Tracks Of The Week
Duke Dumont – Inhale (feat. Ebenezer)
Adam George Dyment, AKA Duke Dumont is a British musician, songwriter, DJ and record producer.
He is best known for his UK number one singles Need U (100%) featuring A*M*E and I Got U featuring Jax Jones.
He owns his own record label Blasé Boys Club and Inhale is his first single of the year featuring vocals from Ebenezer.
Previously featured Ebenezer on the show on vocals in Rejjie Snow’s Track Spaceship.
Inhale is a feel good early summer hit with an accompaniment which wouldn’t sound out of place in an early 2000’s track.
twiddy – Live from the Bowling Alley
Jordan Twiddy is a 20-year-old-producer from Surrey.
He has created this new ‘Live from’ series of tracks and like to push the boundaries of creativity.
In a nutshell he tries to make each tracks sound like they have been recorded in different setting and location.
He previously released Live from the Supermarket in 2017 and Live from the Food Court earlier this year
I love the use of instruments in Live from the Bowling Alley and look forward to hearing his new EP, trolleyboy, which is set for release on Wednesday 21st March.
YOG$ – Forest Fire (feat. alayna & Healy)
YOG$ is an LA-based music producer who has collaborated on this track with Healy, who is currently studying physical therapy but makes music in his spare time.
alayna is originally from New Zealand but now lives in New York City.
This is a chilled R&B, easy-listening track which instantly settles you in as you hear alayna’s soft vocals.
Banfi – Leaving Me Behind
Banfi are a band from London who have been on my radar since 2015 with the release of their debut single Where We Part.
That track instantly went into my main playlist but whenever it came on I thought of it as a one-hit wonder as I didn’t hear much from them in the mainstream after that.
However, now the band have released their debut EP finally, titled The Jack Powell EP.
Never Really Cared was the first single to be released from this EP and I recommend it, as well as their 2015 single Where We Part.
I would concur with the general consensus that their sound is a cross between The Police, Biffy Clyro and Foals.
Their tracks deal with the themes of loss, hope and emotional ambiguity, something which features prominently in the last track on their EP, Leaving Me Behind.
George Glew – Bittersweet
George Glew is a 24-year-old Alternative/Indie artist from Bristol.
His musical inspirations include Bon Iver, John Mayer and Jimi Hendrix.
He released three singles last year, Home Love, Bury Me and Me and My Brother.
His sound is heavily guitar-based and his choice really reminds of Tom Grennan.
He has described his music as being very honest lyrically to the point that his music is influenced by folk, soul and blues.
Speaking about new single Bittersweet – he said: “Bittersweet is about having to let someone go when you’re not ready too.
“It also incorporates the push and pull of a relationship, that sometimes people need to do things on their own and follow their own path which you might not be a big part of. It’s about not being ready to/wanting to accept that.”
Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
Nottingham-based singer Yazmin Lacey enjoyed a breakthrough year last year following the release of her debut EP Black Moon.
He tracks are very much jazz inspired, artists I would compare her sound to includes some of the artists I’ve featured on this show previously, Laura Misch, Blue Lab Beats and Poppy Ajudha.
Yazmin is currently on a UK tour this spring and has a big headline show at Rich Mix, London on Thursday 5th April.
SOHN – Hue
SOHN released two new tracks this week as part of one record, Hue and Nil.
These singles are a follow up to his successful 2017 album, Rennen.
Hue is a piano led track which features a heavy amount of interesting synths and sound effects to keep the listener engaged in what is a sparse, atmospheric backing.
SOHN is beginning a series of live shows in Rotterdam on 19th April and will then play throughout Europe, finishing with a headline show at London’s Roundhouse on 17th May.
Troye Sivan – Strawberries & Cigarettes
Troye Sivan is an Australian-based singer and actor.
I must confess that I know the name, but don’t really know much about him and couldn’t name any of his music.
That’s why I was so surprised to see that he is actually the 137th most-streamed artist in the world, over 12 million monthly listeners.
That being said, I do know the track My My My!, which now has over 55 million streams on Spotify but two of his other tracks, There for You and YOUTH, have over 300 million streams.
He has released one album to date, Blue Neighbourhood, which came out back in 2015.
This new single Strawberries & Cigarettes is taken from the Love Simon movie soundtrack.
The tracks sounds like if you combined One Direction lyrics and vocals with The 1975-esque backing.
Don’t believe me? Have a listen and I’m sure you’ll know what I mean.
Joshua Coase’s Album Of The Week
Oklou – The Rite of May
Marylou Mayniel, AKA Oklou, is a producer, vocalist and composer from the western France countryside.
After moving to Paris three years ago Marylou became immersed in the underground electronic scene and has since produced many bass-heavy tracks which also feature subtle, intricate vocals.
The move to the French capital she formed the DJ and radio crew TGAF (‘These Girls Are on Fiyah’).
The group, also consisting of Carin Kelly, Malibu, DJ Ouai and Miley Serious, all support each other in their own project as well as when they collaborate as one entity.
The Rite of May is a six track EP and my favourite two tracks are the chilling and highly atmospheric Samuel, and the contrasting club-dance track They Can’t Hear Me.