On The Record: Joy Crookes

“Koz had heard some of my stuff and asked me bluntly whether I liked Nina Simone to which I replied – “Nina? Are you serious? She’s a goddess to me”, or something along those lines. He wanted to take ‘Feeling Good’ and switch it to ‘feeling bad’ or ‘BAD FEELING’. I thought about what that meant to me and made it a song about your instinct in a time of temptation.” – Joy Crookes

Three Laws – Siren Song

Three Laws are gearing up for the release of their debut album, and are on course for producing a great record if their new single ‘Siren Song’ is anything to go by. It’s a powerful, rousing journey through the eyes of a lovelorn duo. The writing takes centre-stage, allowing the pair to show off the extent of their individual and combined talents.

On The Record: FARR

“Blades came outta nowhere… I’d gotten back late from a session one night, and when I got home I was chilling in the kitchen and messing around with some beats. I quickly put together a couple of sections that I didn’t really think anything of and then sent it to Roméo in LA before I went to sleep.”

On The Record: Alex Sloane

Alex Sloane build on her brand of shiny, electronic pop with her new single ‘Puppy Love’ – it’s a true earworm; with hooks that’ll find their way out of your mouth throughout the day.

Naaz – Words

Words has a certain effortless charm to its melody and subtle production, that instantly grabs your attention with a gorgeous vocal floating on top of the track. There is no real fat on the track itself, which makes for a real showcase for Naaz’s vocal chops and production ideas.

Trace – Oh My My

It’s very easy on the ear as the lyrical content just begs to be heard. Trace seems to really want the listener to focus on her words and voice, and as it speaks on unrequited adoration it might be something you’d really want to pay attention to.

Launchpad: Harlequiin

Debut track ‘Melt In Olive’ introduces Rory Simmon’s new electronic music project Harlequiin to the world.

Arlo – Shake The Room

Arlo’s ‘Shake The Room’ comes as a reminder to follow your heart and it also happens to be a sure-fire summer tune with those fearless rhythms and bold vocals.

Pace – Through Your Fingers

‘Through Your Fingers’ by Hackney trio Pace is a warming, feel-good and easy-going single taking influences from Motown melodies.

STéLOUSE – Plastic

Flecks of Mura Masa fill STéLOUSE’s new single ‘Plastic’, featuring Madi & Pink Slip. The synth work is notable, swirling and crashing against the lead melody to create interesting harmonic counterpoints.