Alright we’re a little late on this but life gets in the way sometimes. Obviously Ariana Grande has bloody smashed it for New Music Friday this week, but there are a lot of other brilliant new releases. Pop gets a solid outing with several young females: Folly Rae is super-polished, while Georgi Kay is a songwriting marvel on Lone Wolf. Meanwhile Amanda Tenfjord makes a cracking debut with Scandi-pop so on point that you can’t help but marvel (and the lyrics are by far the week’s best). And homegrown R&B gets a beautiful outing thanks to Amber Olivier – seriously, her whole EP is incredible and this girl is a star.
The sexy Mattis baritone is in full-effect on Redemption, The Dig do indie a solid service on their new one, and Zanski‘s crunchy style is still in full force the way we like it. Finally, a couple of demos surface on Soundcloud but not Spotify – Carlie Hanson remains an exciting name, and Raury digs out some old demos including one with Corinne Bailey Rae.
Hear all these (and more) below.