Let’s not let summer get away from us so quickly! Here’s a chance to give a shout out to some of those songs and releases that we may not have featured immediately, those slow burners that have rightfully found their place in our playlists and ears. There may be something here for you too!
Charli Adams – Bullseye
Rarely do you see such mature pop songwriting on a debut album but the personal touch shines through on Bullseye as Charli Adams hits the spot with a varied mix of understated infectious gems! She describes it as a ‘journal throughout one of the hardest and most healing periods of my life’ after relocating to Nashville following a youth spent in a conservative Christian environment in Alabama. With vibes of Clairo’s Immunity and the lowkey pop of Soccer Mommy and beabadoobee it’s a grower you’ll want to spend time with.
Lauran Hibberd – Goober EP
There’s a familiarity to the chaos on display throughout this EP. Fuzzy layers roar over bubblegum sensibilities and the blend keeps its flavour across the six songs. Opening track “Bleugh” is almost an anti-anthem with vibes of Courtney Barrett meets Lily Allen and the more I hear it the more I want it.
King No-One – Apologies
I can forgive finger tapping summery feel-goodness if I can watch somebody cycle about with fabulous trousers. It’s band leader Zach Lount who says the bike ride ’emulates the freedom in self reflection.’ It’s short and sweet but if you want more you can catch the band on a forthcoming UK/festival tour.