New Music Friday – 9 March 2018

A cyclone is on the way but never fear, we have some fresh tracks getting a first spin, from both new and familiar artists. Every hour on the hour from 9 until 1pm we’ll be premiering a new record. Listen Here or follow us on Tunein .

George Ezra – Pretty Shining People

 

 

 

 

 

This is the second single off George’s forthcoming album staying at tamara’s. We’re already playing Paradise off the album from the Bristol-raised lad. Due in a couple of weeks its shaping up to be on a par with his first album (songs like Budapest and Blame It On Me).  His voice is just phenomenal – when I saw a photo of him his appearance certainly didn’t match up with my expectation!

 Paloma Faith – Make Your Own Kind Of Music

 

 

 

 

 

A recurring theme this week – another British artist, this one even more established than Mr Ezra, Paloma Faith’s first album came out in 2009. She debuted this song a couple of weeks ago live in a ‘secret concert’ in Hackney, East London. Its not a new song – it was most well known as a top 40 single for “Mama” Cass (of Mamas and Papas fame) in the 1960s. Faith’s version is enjoyable, and will become well known to UK TV viewers on – of all things – a Skoda car ad!

 Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely

 

 

 

 

 

Across the Atlantic now to a three piece power pop band from Washington DC. Late last year they announced their fifth album was complete – presumably this single is a teaser. Lead singer Ben Thornewill says the inspiration from the song’s lyrics come from his Grandmother. She asked her mother during World War 2 why all the songs were so sad – she replied “Because everyone is so lonesome”. Love, or lack of – certainly is a universal theme in songs. I like the last verse:

Digging through another playlist
Searching for a piece of art
A Jackson Pollock
Some piece of gossip
Why can’t we tell them all apart?

 Willa Amai – Harder Better Faster Stronger

 

 

 

 

Unusual for covers to make New  Music Friday – this week we’ve got two! This is a cover of a Daft Punk song, with an interesting juxtaposition with her sponsor Quickbooks (producers of accounting software). Great number and look forward to hearing more from Willa.

 Paul Rey – Soldier

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Rey is a Swedish artist who did well last year with a Snoop Dogg collaboration. The 25 year old released his first EP in 2015 and is mentored by the great Quincy Jones (although we don’t agree with his views on The Beatles). There are no signs of an album but with this son’s interesting take on the commitment of love. His fiance (they will marry this year) inspired the idea of her dedication being like that of a soldier who continues to struggle after the war is only. See what you think!

Just Added: ChVrches – My Enemy

Scottish band CHVRCHES (@CHVRCHESare building up to what should be a great album. We’re already enjoying Get Out which is a fantastic track. Yesterday they premiered My Enemy, a collaboration with Matt Berninger from The National – we’re already confident its going to be another favourite. Look out for this one in regular rotation!

Bekon for You

See what we did there? 🙂
Bekon was a pretty mysterious character who produced a load of tracks on Kendrick Lamar’s much vaunted album DAMN – see this article for details.

Anyway he has quietly released a new album called GET WITH THE TIMES. Watch out for 17, one of the tracks which we’ll be spinning over the next week. You (probably) heard it here first!