Celeste has been crowned the winner of BBC Music’s Sound Of 2020 poll. The British-Jamaican singer was chosen by a panel of 170 tastemakers including critics, DJs, radio and TV producers, streaming experts, festival bookers, and alumni artists like Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi. In celebration of the win, she’s shared a new song, a catchy and vaguely jazz-indebted uptempo R&B song called “Stop This Flame.” Check it out below.
Los Angeles-based rockers The Growlers drop their new track “Try Hard Fool” today, the third single from their LP Natural Affair. The band’s winning new fans worldwide with their 80s-infused take on that all-American sound of raw, rumbling garage rock.
Psychedelic funk trio Khruangbin and neo-soul singer Leon Bridges have joined forces for a new collaborative EP called Texas Sun. Due out February 7th via Dead Oceans, the four-track effort is being previewed by its the title track.
“Texas Sun” certainly feels like it came out of big sky country. An alt-country rhythm and slide guitar saunters in time with Khruangbin’s psychedelia, while Bridges’ big, soulful voice cruises right alongside.
Mumford & Sons have finally shared a song they’ve been working on for years. The band debuted “Blind Leading The Blind”, a song inspired by the works of American author John Steinbeck.
The song was originally intended to be included on the band’s most recent album Delta, but it didn’t feel complete in time for the release. They kept it in their back pocket where they forgot about it, until last month when they were awarded the prestigious John Steinbeck Award. Frontman Marcus Mumford is a self-proclaimed studier of the great author and decided it was the sign they needed to complete the song.
MGMT premiered a new song entitled “In The Afternoon” and shared a video for the tune. “In The Afternoon” is the a-side of a limited edition 12″ single due in March that marks the band’s first independent release.
Both “In The Afternoon” and b-side “As You Move Through The World” were produced by MGMT. The band tapped Dave Fridmann to mix the tracks. “In The Afternoon” follows the 2018 release of the full-length studio album Little Dark Age.
Sports Team share their anthemic new single ‘The Races’. Recorded at Livingston Studios in London and produced by longtime collaborator Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever), ‘The Races’ is built on a driving bassline, with their trademark swagger in full focus. Lyrically it continues to play with middle english characters recognisable from the band’s back catalogue, this time delving into dodgy politics and misguided patriotism.
Following their previous single Everything & More, Gengahr have given us a second taste of their forthcoming third album, Sanctuary, set for release on January 31st via Liberator Music.
The newest tune from the North London four-piece has all the makings of a classic indie pop track, but with a dash of ‘Saturday Night Fever’. The danceable disco element makes for a chic throwback, and merges seamlessly with the acclaimed Gengahr sound.