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Every week, the Nialler9 Spotify Weekly Playlist is updated with new music, and in this corner, we share the playlist and highlight some some select songs from the list below.
‘Chaise Longue’ is the BBC Six Music-endorsed indie hit of the summer. It’s easy to hear why – it’s infectious, fun, cheeky (“I went to school and I got a degree / all my friends call it ‘the big D’,” / “Is your muffin buttered? / Would you like us to assign someone to butter your muffin?”) ) and barrelling out of lockdown and was straight onto Latitude Festival’s lineup last week. Wet Leg are Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers from the Isle Of Wight and they are releasing music on Domino.
Pip Millett’s ‘Hard Life’ feels like the real deal. A lot of people are doing this kind of R&B but ‘Hard Life’ manages to impact with its gospel-sample and Amy Winehouse-esque inspiration.
Wat U Sed (feat. Doechii and Kal Banx)
Tog Dawg Entertainment’s next release is the second album from Isaiah Rashad. We’ve had a few songs fromThe House Is Burning before it drops on Friday, and the SZA-esque guest verse from Doechii makes this one pop.
Gotts Street Park
The Leeds band are certainly sounding like Khruangbin and Badbadnotgood on this new track, no bad thing indeed.
‘Diego’ is the title track from a forthcoming EP from Josh Crocker (bass, production), Tom Henry (keys) and Joe Harris (guitar).
One of two new Dry Cleaning tracks this week. ‘Tony Speaks!’ pips ‘Bug Eggs’ if only for the line “I’m just sad for the collapse of heavy industry. I’ll be alright… in a bit.”
Both songs were recorded at Rockfield Studios in July and August 2020 during the sessions for their great album New Long Leg.
Mike Lindsay and Laura Marling’s unfortuantely named LUMP project is offering interesting textures for Marling’s voice to contrast. ‘Gamma Ray’ has a growling low-end that keeps me coming back. Animal, the album is out on Friday.
Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington’s Darkside project returned with a new album Spiral last week. ‘Lawmaker’ is typical of the duo’s shape-shifting minimal atmospherics, and I could listen to that repeating guitar riff for an hour without realising it.
Pressure (feat. Flowdan)
Look, if you’ve heard The Bug and Flowdan do their thing before, ‘Pressure’ won’t be any big surprise but it’s bombastic junglist rhythms still sound like the world ending at the hands of catastrophe.
The album Fire is out on Ninja Tune on August 27th and features a rotation of Manga Saint Hilare, Daddy Freddy, Roger Robinson, Logan, FFSYTHO and Flowdan.
Trick Me (DXNBY Edit)
You don’t need an excuse for a Kelis remix and this one from English producer DXNBY is a free download for the DJs.
Check out my other favourite new tracks in the playlist below: