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10 More Singles You Should Listen To This Month

29 March 21

Our recommendations to see you through spring...

Saint Raymond
Alright

Ahead of the upcoming April album release, We Forgot We Were Dreaming, Saint Raymond has been dropping breadcrumbs in the form of new songs. Alright is the latest of the bunch, offering an upbeat tune with an important message: it's alright not to be alright. When listening, it is almost impossible not to notice how much this alt-pop act has grown. This tune has a new-found maturity as well as the talent typical for Saint Raymond. Alex Keene

Clapham Watch
Count You

A slower number than last summer's debut OK, but a wonderful opportunity to hear more from a band that’s playing the long game - developing their sound and sharing it with the world when it’s truly ready to be heard. Lead singer Rachel’s voice is beautifully unique and packed with authenticity, always comforting and clear. Shimmering synths, upbeat bass lines and groove-filled guitar and drum combos define the rest of the track. While they’re cooking up their next release, be sure to check out their YouTube for creative covers and stunning illustrated music videos. Eileen Pegg

Jack Wolff
Weigh It

A flawless hip-hop/funk symbiosis. Jack Wolff’s newest creation is a funky track produced to perfection. The tune’s keyboard driven instrumental paired with Wolff’s silky-smooth vocals is somehow nostalgic. Yet the beats, layered like a perfect lasagne, communicate a contemporary sound. A recipe that will make you want to get up and move your feet, Weigh It is a big vibe. Serena Haththotuwa

JJ Lovegrove and Minus Cube
Right Where it Belongs

If you caught JJ Lovegrove’s set for our Leftlion Sofa Sessions last year, you’d know how great this artist is at sending shivers down yer spine. Expect a bolder, beefier reimagining of the stripped-back Nine Inch Nails original, packed out with keys, strings and muted chimes from Minus Cube, driven by a light, whispering drumbeat. Some artists are brilliant and crafting a unique atmosphere and with her hauntingly beautiful voice, JJ does it once more. Eileen Pegg

BEKA
My One

Always radiating joy, once you enter BEKA’s world it’ll be hard to leave. Go there for the bright, up-beat, contemporary pop, and stay there for her ‘Cuppa & a Natter’ Instagram series, interviewing lots of inspiring women (hey, Jaguar), sharing independent brands (we see you, Watered Garden) while dressed in sweet-yet-sustainble fashion finds. My One is screaming to be blasted out at a sunny garden meetup. An instant serotonin boost that’s hard to forget, much like the artist behind it. Eileen Pegg. 

Project Zeus
Midnight Drop

Having only formed in 2020, Sam and Josh’s tracks have already featured on popular stations including KISS, RINSE and Flex FM. Previous projects have seen the musicians’ work commissioned by Channel 4 and played in Ibiza, but Midnight Drop indicates the duo’s well-earned leap to success as Project Zeus. This is their second collaboration with Tiffany Jade after their highly praised track Wholehearted and much like this tune, the garage-inspired Midnight Drop does not disappoint.  Serena Haththotuwa

RAG£
Take Me

Interesting mix of genres, blending pop punk guitar chord structures and simple synth beats. Vocals switch from a typical boy band type harmony in parts to a more brutal and aggressive chorus section. Take Me lasts just over two and a half minutes, leaving you wanting much more from RAG£. I'm hoping lockdown ends soon so that I can get to see this Nottingham act live and experience the new genre of Brutal Pop Punk. Bassey

The Hungry Freaks
Apple

The last few years have been good for fans of psychedelic garage rock with the flag being flown by bands such as Tame Impala, Thee Oh Sees, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Now joining that illustrious list are Notts/Derby four-piece The Hungry Freaks, with their new single, Apple. Building on the stripped-back punk sound of their last single, Yes Man, this is the darker side of the 1960s - the psychedelic dream going wrong. Gav Squires

KTGeorge
Foolish (EP)

Starting her career surrounded by the sun-soaked sounds of Ibiza, this global outlook has continued for KTGeorge over the past 12 months (from the comfort of her own home), spinning sets for Italy’s House Music Nation over lockdown and now, bringing us her third release on Spanish-based label, Moodyhouse. The Groovebox resident samples the classic Ashanti track, allowing the vocals we all love to shine bright. The original's piano melody is swapped for a clear-cut bassline and bouncing drum pattern, while track 2, Come Close, dives deeper. Already receiving plays on Radio 1, this could be KTGeorge’s breakthrough hit, set for release this April. Eileen Pegg 

Joe Egan
Morning

Ethereal yet funky. This new track showcases the Jazz musician’s immense guitar-playing abilities. Morning can teleport its listener to an old jazz bar and if it doesn’t make you want to sit down with a glass of wine, then I don’t know what will. As the sound of Egan’s effortless rifts carry you through the song, you’re left wondering what has and hasn’t been improvised. This tune is a head-nodder if I’ve ever heard one. Serena Haththotuwa

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