First Listen: Pale ‘Fearing Faces’

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One of my favourite tracks this week, from Pale. Subtle yet catchy.

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First Listen: Alex Clare ‘Where Is The Heart’

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Alex Clare is one of those stories that makes me happy. So much talent and completely unrecognised, right up until this ad came out and turned him from a quiet star into someone amassing over 300k likes on Facebook.

First Listen: Club Smith ‘The Green Room (Dave Bascombe/ Lance Thomas Mix)’

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Indie rock and electro serve as the base for this version of Club Smith’s new track.

First Listen: Raleigh Ritchie ‘Stay Inside’

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After causing a storm on the blogs earlier this year, Raleigh Ritchie delivers with another slice of RnB pop perfection.

First Listen: Strangers ‘No Longer Lost’

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I’ve frequently featured Strangers on here, and that’s because they always come up with some big pop show stoppers like this one.

First Listen: Daniel James ‘A Lonely Man’

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Daniel James‘ new track plays with a mix of indie, folk and gospel. Really interesting and nice sound.

First Listen: MDNGHT ‘Into The Night EP’

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One of my favourite bands out of 2013 have been streaming their new EP on the web since yesterday and it’s delicious. The release is on the 29th September. This will blow your mind.

First Listen: Saint Motel ‘Just My Type’

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I blogged about this band back in February 2012 and haven’t really heard much since, probably due to my own ignorance. Anyway, they’re looking to go big in the UK, and with a track like this, it might just take off… They are heading over for a a tour in September.

First Listen: Wookie ft Eliza Doolittle ‘The Hype’

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Eliza Doolittle’s continuing with her garage revival phase in this track with Wookie. Nice.

First Listen: Icona Pop ‘All Night’

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Undoubtedly the biggest Scandinavian success story of the year, Icona Pop are back with a new single. They’ve been through so much to get to this point, and I’m so glad for them.

First Listen: Sam Smith ‘Safe With Me’

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A beautiful, epic track from someone who is going to blow up the pop world so hard.

First Listen: Emily Kay ‘Soldier’

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Today was one of those day at work (i.e. ‘the office’) when it just couldn’t get any busier than it did. And then it got even more busy. So it’s a relief to have got this come through my inbox this evening. Anyway, enjoy the quirky and lovely sound of this new one from Emily Kay.

First Listen: Daley ‘Broken’

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Daley’s really coming up with some big RnB sounds of late. I’ll be very upset if this single doesn’t hit top 5. Huge track… Absolutely huge.

First Listen: Lolo ‘Heard It From A Friend’

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Pow! One of the biggest tracks this week for sure. It was recorded in Los Angeles and co-produced by Mark Batson (from Dr. Dre and Eminem credits). Loving this Lolo.

First Listen: Nick Brewer ‘So Good’

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Nick Brewer is becoming my favourite UK rapper to emerge this year so far. This track is just faultless…

First Listen: Summer Camp ‘Fresh’

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I LOVE this. A year ago I first featured Summer Camp and it’s so good to hear that they’re coming up with music like this. So summery and… fresh…