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  1. Grimemeister Stormzy has popped a new album called 'Heavy Is The Head' - out December 13 via Merky/Atlantic - and today he has dropped a new jam, 'Own It'.

    And Stormz is owning it with the boy Ed Sheeran and Nigerian pan-genre artist Burna Boy.

    The track comes with Nathan James Tettey’s video, below.





  2. Harry Styles has had a busy week. After pitching up on the US show Saturday Night Live last weekend where he debuted new song 'Watermelon Sugar', and latest single 'Lights Up', he last night (November 21) repeated the duo on UK TV.

    Appearing on Later... with Jools Holland, he performed a live version of both songs once again.

    Watch Styles' performance of both tracks above, and below.





  3. Words: Izzy Butler

    Produced and mixed by vocalist Terry Hale and drummer James Walker, London-based Ghost Patterns drop new single 'Disappears' today (November 22) as a digital download on Bandcamp.

    The alt-shoegaze quartet fuse elements of their influences of late 60s psychedelia, post-punk and 90s shoegaze, and if we're not mistaken there's a distinct nod in the sound to early Chapel Club in the hypnotic guitar sound and reverbed vocals.

    Dark, distinct - and we likey.

    Ghost Patterns' next live date is at The Finsbury in London on January 24 2020.






  4. EP

    Violet

    Feels Like Heaven 

    November 22 2019 (HolyHowl)

    8/10

    Words: Ellie Ward 

    Midlands quintet Violet come armed with a sound that is both as sweet and ethereal as it is subtly powerful and captivating. On this debut four-track EP, they manage to capture a short, lucid package of polished excellence.

    'Sometimes' plays Luke Brickett's delicious vocal, that croons and cradles against a groovy synth line, bluesy percussion and a rather retro groove. It's a great start, and one of the best of the four.

    'Pure Blue' with reverb-shrouded guitars and infectious chorus hooks, is melded nicely with woozy pop melodies that bear a trace of heavier 90s grunge influences; while 'At Least I'll Say I Tried' takes a more downtempo mode. The laid-back head nodder of the record that breezes along for almost four and a half minutes - perhaps 30 seconds too long, as it starts to drag a little after its initial flourish.

    If the previous track is perhaps the weakest, 'Shiver' more than redeems itself to close out. Violet pull out those tingly guitar riffs and lush melodies to perfection here, and this, together with the opening track, really do feel like heaven.





  5. Following its live debut last Sunday in New Jersey, The 1975 now drop the official video for 'Frail State of Mind'.

    Directed by frontman Matty Healy, along with Patricia Villirillo and Mara Palena, the song is the third single from their upcoming fourth album ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’, out on February 21 2020.

    Check out 'Frail State of Mind' below.