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  • BECK - Chemical video
    Bombay Bicycle Club - I Can Hardly Speak video
    Mint Julep - Stray Fantasies video
    Baba Ali - House video
    Kassa Overall - Show Me A Prison (ft. J Hoard & Angela Davis) video
    Mura Masa - Teenage Headache Dreams (ft. Ellie Rowsell) video
    Kaytranada - What You Need (ft. Charlotte Day Wilson) video
    Tame Impala - Lost In Yesterday video
    Fontaines D.C. - Liberty Belle video
    The Wants - The Motor video
    DIIV - The Spark video
    Gengahr - Never A Low video
    Georgia - 24 Hours video
    Easy Life - Dead Celebrities video
    Dombresky & Wh0 - Take Me Away video
    J Hus - No Denying video
    Bring me the Horizon - ¿ (feat. Halsey) video

    17 new aspirants for the playlist, we will see on monday which ones will succeed

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    • Originally posted by NME
      What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
      by Hannah Mylrea
      January 13, 2020

      On the A List
      Georgia – ’24 Hours’

      The Londoner released her excellent second album ‘Seeking Thrills’ last week, with the record serving as a joyful ode to the 21st century dancefloor. The shimmering ’24 Hours’ is a true highlight, revelling in its Robyn and Tegan and Sara influences while maintaining a ceaselessly energetic vibe which will not fail to add a sparkle to your week.

      Mura Masa, Ellie Rowsell and Wolf Alice – ‘Teenage Headache Dreams’
      Masa‘s ‘R.Y.C.’ — that’s ‘Raw Youth Collage’ — features knock-out collabs with the likes of Slowthai, Clairo and the aforementioned Georgia. And then, of course, there’s Masa’s soothing link-up with Wolf Alice‘s Ellie Rowsell on the poetically titled ‘Teenage Headache Dreams’. Rowsell’s vocals soar here on a track that the producer says extols the benefits of “escapism”. “If we can find a shared remembrance of a good time, we’re more likely to be able to find that again.” Good advice, that.

      On the B List
      Kassa Overall – ‘Show Me A Prison’ (feat. J Hoard & Angela Davis
      )
      New York producer, MC and drummer Kassa Overall flits between jazz, experimentalism and James Blake-style R&B on the affecting ‘Show Me A Prison’, which features J Hoard and Angela Davis to further boost the track’s emotional thump. Bonus points are awarded for the childhood pic of himself that Kassa has shared for the single’s artwork.

      Kaytranada – ‘What You Need’ (feat. Charlotte Day Wilson)
      Montréal’s very own Kaytranada threatened to steal 2019 with a last-gasp winner last month with the release of his exquisite and groove-laden LP ‘Bubba’. With synth-heavy bangers such as the Charlotte Day Wilson-featuring ‘What You Need’ in its arsenal, ‘Bubba’ is the perfect uplifting soundtrack to bridge the gap between the 2010s and the brand new hope offered by the arrival of the 2020s.

      Easy Life – ‘Dead Celebrities’
      Leicester’s Easy Life have made it to Hollywood, baby! That’s after a gruelling 11-hour flight, mind (“that’s a very long way for a day out“). But the five-piece’s laidback mentality still shines through on this cut from their new mixtape ‘Junk Food’, and it’s packed with observations on “pop culture and the obscure but dangerously relevant link between death and stardom”. Profound stuff, lads.

      DIIV – ‘The Spark’
      DIIV’s long-awaited follow-up to ‘Is The Is Are’ arrived late last year in the form of the equally thrilling ‘Deceiver’ which, thankfully, didn’t live up to its title. ‘The Spark’ is a rolling number from that new album which succumbs to scuzzy guitars for its chorus as frontman Zachary Cole Smith, as ever, pleasantly coos over the top of his band’s instrumental might.

      Dombresky & Wh0 – ‘Take Me Away’
      This’ll wake you up from your Monday malaise. French producer Dombresky and mysterious UK duo Wh0 combine to devastating techno/disco effect with the frenetic ‘Take Me Away’, which slaps its way out of your headphones/speakers, soars around whichever room you’re in and gets everyone — and we mean EVERYONE — on their feet, boogieing around ’til tomorrow. Perfect for the next timid family gathering.

      Gengahr – ‘Never A Low’
      Pokémon lovers Gengahr will release their third album ‘Sanctuary’ later this month, with ‘Never A Low’ a dark and brooding electronic slice from the upcoming new record. A product of their newfound policy of “experimentation, collaboration and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones,” it’s certainly an enticing warm-up for the full LP.

      C List
      J Hus – ‘No Denying’

      The self-appointed ‘Top Militérian’ will be hoping for a trouble-free start to the decade after being released from prison last year. J Hus told fans late last month that a 17-track album — the follow-up to ‘Common Sense’ — is finished and on the way, with the invigorating and determined single ‘No Denying’ the latest preview of the record. If it’s all as good as this, then expect J Hus to be in the headlines for all the right reasons in 2020.

      Bring Me The Horizon – ‘¿’ (feat. Halsey)
      ‘Music to Listen to~Dance to~Blaze to~Pray to~Feed to~Sleep to~Talk to~Grind to~Trip to~Breathe to~Help to~Hurt to~Scroll to~Roll to~Love to~Hate to~Learn Too~Plot to~Play to~Be to~Feel to~Breed to~Sweat to~Dream to~Hide to~Live to~Die to~Go To’. No, we haven’t been hacked: that’s actually the full title of Bring Me’s latest genre-bending EP. The band enlisted the help of Halsey to rework the ‘Amo’ song ‘In The Dark’ into ‘¿’, and the result is dark, snarling but entirely welcome creation from the two artists.

      Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘I Can Hardly Speak’
      Bombay are back! OK, you’ve probably heard about that already: but the arrival later this week of ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ is extra exciting, given it’s BBC’s first album release in six years. ‘I Can Hardly Speak’, the fourth single to be released from the LP, is a bright march forward into the new decade for the reunited band — ah, it’s so good to have them back.

      Tame Impala – ‘Lost In Yesterday’
      Kevin Parker loves a dazzling beat — take ‘The Less I Know The Better’, for instance. Parker’s latest preview of the next Tame Impala album ‘The Slow Rush’ is the jittery discoball-stomp of ‘Lost In Yesterday’, which’ll light up bedrooms, concert halls and festival stages the world over this year.

      Fontaines D.C. – ‘Liberty Belle’
      Nine months on from its release, Fontaines‘ brilliant debut album ‘Dogrel’ remains an insistent and vital listen. Good job, then, that the Irishmen are still dropping singles from the LP: ‘Liberty Belle’ is actually being re-released in this instance, and why not? It’s the kind of bruising, call-to-arms post-punk anthem that has endeared the Dublin five-piece to so many since the release of ‘Dogrel’ in 2019.

      The Wants – ‘The Motor’
      Finally this week, we have The Wants’ Kraftwerk and Nine Inch Nails-inspired ‘The Motor’. The tune ratchets up the tension as it goes up and up through the gears (sorry) with an insistent guitar riff, a devastating use of distortion and a drum beat which just doesn’t quit.

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      • Ultraista - Tin King video
        Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - C-Side video
        CARDS & SITA - All Over Me video
        Moaning - Ego video
        Real Estate - Paper Cup video
        Porridge Radio - Sweet video
        Green Day - Oh Yeah! video
        The 1975 - Me & You Together Song video
        Celeste - Stop This Flame video
        Disq - Daily Routine video
        U.S. Girls - Overtime video
        Megan Thee Stallion & Normani - Diamonds video
        Moses Boyd & Poppy Ajudha - Shades of You video

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        • Originally posted by NME
          What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
          "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
          by Hannah Mylrea
          January 20, 2020

          On the A List
          Celeste – ‘Stop This Flame’
          First up this week we have the new one from NME 100 alumni Celeste. Opening with a jaunty piano riff, it then builds into a galloping cut of neo-soul, with Celeste’s gorgeous soaring vocals taking centre stage.

          The 1975 – ‘Me & You Together’
          On their latest track The 1975 have taken it back to their roots – so much so that before the song came out frontman Matty teased fans telling them that it would be like a Drive Like I Do song (which was one of the band’s first names). Filled with jangling guitar riffs and a sprightly bassline that accompany Healy at his most earnest, it’s a nostalgia-fuelled treat.

          On the B List
          Disq – ‘Daily Routine’
          Disq’s own brand of growling college rock is absolutely huge. Having just signed to Saddle Creek, and with their debut album ‘Collector’ on the way, the hulking ‘Daily Routine’ is an exciting glimpse of what’s to come.

          Green Day – ‘Oh Yeah!’
          Green Day’s ‘Oh Yeah!’ is a stomping slab of middle finger-raising, pit-opening rock. Bring on the rest of the album next month!

          On the C List
          Megan Thee Stallion & Normani – ‘Diamonds’
          Taken from the soundtrack for new superhero flick Birds of Prey, this team-up from Megan Thee Stallion and Normani is massive. With Meg’s slick bars and Normani’s flawless vocal hooks, it’s an exciting cut from two artists at the top of their game.

          Moses Boyd & Poppy Ajudha – ‘Shades of You’
          Fusing galloping house beats with Poppy Ajudha’s soaring vocals and Moses Boyd’s euphoric genre-splicing instrumentals, ‘Shades of You’ is a total stunner.

          Porridge Radio – ‘Sweet’
          Going from stripped back moments of lilting quiet to cacophonous, full-band roars at the drop of a hat, Porridge Radio’s latest is an absolute beauty.

          Real Estate – ‘Paper Cup’
          “’Paper Cup’ is a song about getting older and realising that this thing that I fell into doing over ten years ago – being a musician, writing songs, being a guy in a band – this may end up being my life’s work,” Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney has explained of the band’s new tune. And we’ve all been there, whether it’s questioning your current path in life, struggling with what you thought was a dream job or looking at your mates try new things whilst you feel a bit stuck, it can be bleak. But Real Estate compliment the searching lyrics with breezy, bright instrumentals that make you think that everything might be okay after all.

          Ultraísta – ‘Tin King’
          Blending robotic vocals with crunchy synth lines and a chugging rhythm section, this new one from Ultraísta is a wild ride into the future.

          U.S. Girls – ‘Overtime’
          Finally on the playlist this week we’ve got the new one from U.S. Girls. With its stamping drums, clattering piano licks and Meg Remy’s distinct vocals, it’s a battle cry of a tune.

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          • Cuffed Up - French Exit video
            Stephen Malkmus - Xian Man video
            Maũ - Try video
            Four Tet - Baby video
            Thundercat - Black Qualls (ft. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington) video
            Rina Sawayama - Comme Des Garçon (Like The Boys) video
            Talk Show - Banshee video
            Soccer Mommy - Circle The Drain video
            Sløtface - Tap the Pack video
            Hayley Williams - Simmer video

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            • Originally posted by NME
              What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
              "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
              by Hannah Mylrea
              January 27, 2020


              On the A List
              Thundercat – ‘Black Qualls’ (feat. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington)
              First up on the playlist this week we have the massive new one from Thundercat. The first taste of his new album ‘It Is What It Is’ sees him team up with Steve Lacy and Steve Arrington for a classically Thundercat tune. With its bouncing instrumentals, that are erred on by the slinky, funk bassline and lilting vocals, it’s an exciting glimpse of what’s to come on the rest of the record.

              On the B List
              Rina Sawayama – ‘Comme Des Garçon (Like The Boys)’
              Next up we’ve got the new one from Dirty Hit signee Rina Sawayama. Whilst on its predecessor ‘STFU!’ she fused nu-metal with bright pop hooks, this time around Sawayama has embraced strutting house beats and R&B production, and the results are a floor-filling smash.

              Talk Show – ‘Banshee’
              The latest from Talk Show is a cantering cut of their roaring post-punk. Frontman Harrisson Swann has explained that ‘Banshee’ is a “frustrated lovelorn tale”; which may sound depressing, but instead of making something gloomy and sad, the band focussed on creating a song that was “heartfelt and ardent”. Adding in the melodic guitar lines and a galloping rhythm section that support the distinctive vocals, the band managed to surpass the melancholy, and instead create something warm and uplifting.

              Cuffed Up – ‘French Exit’
              With its driving rhythm section, expansive guitar riffs and soaring vocals, the new one from Los Angeles band Cuffed Up is a hulking slice.

              Stephen Malkmus – ‘Xian Man’
              Combining folk instrumentation with lilting melodies and Malkmus’ distinctive vocals, ‘Xian Man’ is a swaggering preview of his upcoming album.

              On the C List
              Soccer Mommy – ‘Circle The Drain’
              Soccer Mommy’s latest is a total beauty. Fusing jangling, lo-fi guitar riffs with elegant vocals and twinkling percussion, ‘Circle The Drain’ is one of the best things the artist has put out.

              Sløtface – ‘Tap the Pack’
              Hurtling along at breakneck speed, ‘Tap the Pack’ is another rambunctious cut from Norwegian punks Sløtface.

              Hayley Williams – ‘Simmer’
              The first song from Paramore the frontwoman’s debut solo album is gorgeous. The twisting dark pop is brutally honest, meshing haunting production with some of William’s most candid lyrics.

              Four Tet – ‘Baby’
              All glittering, ethereal production and glitchy instrumentals, the latest from Four Tet is a stunner.

              Maũ – ‘Try’
              Last up we’ve got the new one from Kenya-born and NYC-based artist Maũ. ‘Try’ explores the pain of a failing relationship, with the tune’s instrumentals brilliantly complimenting the frank lyrics with sparse production and emotive vocals.

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              • Jetta - Livin' video
                Caribou - Never Come Back video
                Little Dragon - Hold On video
                Tycho - Outer Sunset video
                Declan KcKenna - Beautiful Faces video
                Lacuna Common - Learn To Feel video
                Gorillaz - Momentary Bliss video
                Blossoms - If You Think This Is Real Life video
                Doja Cat - Boss Bitch video
                L Devine - Boring People video
                J Hus - Repeat (feat. Koffee) video
                Girl In Red - Kate's Not Here video
                Sorry - More video

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                • Originally posted by NME
                  What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
                  "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
                  by Hannah Mylrea
                  February 03, 2020

                  On the A List

                  Blossoms – ‘If You Think This Is Real Life’

                  First up on the playlist this week we’ve got Blossoms’ latest ‘If You Think This Is Real Life’. The opener of their new record ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’ is a bombastic cut, all outrageous synth stabs and fizzing melodies, just try not getting this one stuck in your head all week.

                  On the B List

                  Caribou – ‘Never Come Back’
                  ‘Never Come Back’ is the latest taste we’ve had of Caribou’s upcoming album ‘Suddenly’, his first record in five years. Opening with electronic vocals accompanied by urgent synthesiser chords, it gradually grows into a euphoric piece of house-flecked ecstasy.

                  Doja Cat – ‘Boss Bitch’
                  Taken from the soundtrack for Birds of Prey, this one from Doja Cat is massive. The rapper’s distinctive flow slices across the blistering production, resulting in a blazing, breckneck banger.

                  Little Dragon – ‘Hold On'
                  All lilting disco beats and rich, soulful vocals, the latest from Little Dragon is a beauty.

                  Gorillaz – ‘Momentary Bliss ft. Slowthai & Slaves’
                  Next on the playlist is the brilliant new one from Gorillaz. For the first instalment of ‘Song Machine’, a new online series that’ll see the virtual band joined in the studio by an array of guests, they’ve teamed up with Slaves and Slowthai, for a killer, britpop-tinged tune.

                  L Devine – ‘Boring People’
                  L Devine’s latest is all about the frustration of falling into a mundane routine. “At the time, I felt I had almost fallen into a bit of a routine with my writing which made me feel quite creatively frustrated,” she explains of the song. “The chorus is a satirical take on the mundane parts of everyday life, while the verses get really introspective and self-deprecating. It’s basically a song about me getting bored of myself and all my bullshit.” Thankfully, the song itself is anything but boring. Fusing grungy garage rock guitars with woozy electronics, it’s another killer song from the artist.

                  Tycho – ‘Outer Sunset’
                  Filled with ethereal soundscapes and subtle production, ‘Outer Sunset’ is totally gorgeous.

                  On the C List

                  Jetta – ‘Livin’’
                  Mixing rattling, drum and bass-laced production with delicate instrumentals, ‘Livin’’ is a lowkey floorfiller.

                  Declan McKenna – ‘Beautiful Faces’
                  The follow-up top McKenna’s incendiary ‘British Bombs’, is another nugget of his fizzing indie rock.

                  J Hus – Repeat (feat. Koffee)
                  On this cut from J Hus’ excellent second album ‘Big Conspiracy’ he’s teamed up with recent Grammy winner Koffee, for a stellar tune which is an album highlight.

                  Girl In Red – ‘Kate’s Not Here’
                  Also on the playlist this week we have the new one from NME 100 alumni Girl in Red. Taken from the killer soundtrack for The Turning, it’s a cantering piece of the Norwegian singer’s lo-fi pop.

                  Lacuna Common – ‘Learn To Feel’
                  Crammed full of careening guitars which crash into the hulking rhythm section, the latest from Lacuna Common is a typically raucous affair.

                  Sorry – ‘More’
                  Finally this week we’ve got ‘More’, the stomping new one from North Londoners Sorry. Another hulk of their abrasive, punk-licked rock, it’s an exciting taste of what’s to come from the band.
                  Last edited by navi; Mon February 3rd, 2020, 20:38.

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                  • So CDNX is back, does it mean the end of NME Radio? Or will they co-exist?

                    It seems it is similar to NME Radio 1 playing old stuff mostly. Yesterday in the evening there was a mix of old and new tracks.

                    Last edited by egorcheb18; Fri February 7th, 2020, 16:38.

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                    • Originally posted by egorcheb18 View Post
                      So CDNX is back, does it mean the end of NME Radio? Or will they co-exist?

                      It seems it is similar to NME Radio 1 playing old stuff mostly. Yesterday in the evening there was a mix of old and new tracks.
                      ???
                      As far as i can see/hear we're witnessing a birth of a completely new music radio station
                      according to Camden Market twitter site, CDNXradio starts with broadcasting on 4th February,
                      and has nothing to do with NME radio.
                      now i'm in doubt should i posted their playlist here (If they ever starting one) or opening a new thread
                      Last edited by navi; Fri February 7th, 2020, 20:27.

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                      • egorcheb18
                        egorcheb18 commented
                        Editing a comment
                        I think maybe a new thread would be better. But for now they play the same tracks as NME, it would be interesting to see what will they play since next Monday.

                    • Originally posted by NME
                      What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
                      "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
                      by Hannah Mylrea
                      February 10, 2020

                      On the A List
                      Christine and the Queens – ‘People, I’ve been sad’ video
                      First up on the playlist this week we’ve got the new one from Christine and the Queens. Filled with yearning synth lines, jittering strings and stuttering electronics, ‘People, I’ve been sad’ is a gorgeous, if heart-breaking, slow burn.

                      On the B List
                      Lucia & The Best Boys – ‘City of Angels’ video
                      Next up we’ve got the latest from Glaswegian rockers Lucia & The Best Boys. Combining their no-****s-given attitude with glittering ‘80s synths and hulking grunge-flecked guitars, ‘City of Angels’ absolutely slaps.

                      The Mysterines – ‘Love’s Not Enough’ video
                      ‘Love’s Not Enough’ is a total rush of adrenaline. The catchy slice of indie rock is brutally honest, with frontwoman Lia Metcalfe explaining: “It’s a short reflection of just how destructive love can be, both mentally and physically”. Juxtaposing the candid lyrics with brutal instrumentation, it’s a fizzing cut of the band’s trademark sound.

                      On the C List
                      DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels – ‘Kings & Queens’ video
                      First on the NME Radio C List this week sees DJ Shadow team up with Run The Jewels. Fusing nostalgic samples with El-P and Killer Mike’s distinctive flow, it’s a sun-drenched smasher.

                      Franc Moody – ‘Skin on Skin’ video
                      Blending jubilant disco with jangling, Daft Punk-flecked production, Franc Moody’s new one is three minutes of pure joy.

                      Gengahr – ‘Icarus’ video
                      Taken from their stellar third album ‘Sanctuary’, ‘Icarus’ combines the quartet’s jangly indie with strutting melodies and woozy production.

                      Store Front – ‘Rip The Price Off’ video
                      On their latest Brooklyn quintet Store Front thread their glittering post-punk with lilting melodies and sunny vocals.

                      The Magic Gang – ‘Think’ video
                      The Magic Gang are back! Returning with the first taste of their upcoming second album, on ‘Think’ they’ve fused their feel-good indie with bolshy brass lines and a thumping rhythm section, and the results will be caught in your head for the next week.

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                      • Originally posted by NME
                        What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
                        "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
                        by Hannah Mylrea
                        February 17, 2020

                        On the A List

                        Billie Eilish – ‘No Time To Die’ video
                        First up on the playlist this week we have the new tune from Billie Eilish, ‘No Time To Die’. The theme song from the upcoming James Bond film of the same name fuses Eilish’s haunting whispered vocals with dramatic production and swooping strings, and the results are a brilliantly eerie cut.

                        Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Cars in Space’ video
                        Rolling Blackouts are back, baby! And their killer new single ‘Cars in Space’ is a smash. When writing the song, the band’s Fran Keaney imagined the tune as a driving song, explaining: “In my head this song is set inside a car. It’s the swirling words and thoughts before a break-up.” And you can hear that with its cantering rhythms and lashing riffs, which add to the urgency of the fizzing track.

                        On the B List

                        King Princess – ‘Ohio’ video
                        Blending honeyed vocals with echoing guitars and ‘80s synth lines, King Princess’ latest is a powerhouse pop tune.

                        Moaning – ‘Falling In Love’ video
                        Also on the B List we have the new one from LA band Moaning. One for fans of Pet Shop Boys, ‘Fall In Love’ is a psychedelic treat.

                        The Strokes – ‘At The Door’ video
                        All pulsating synths and ethereal instrumentals, ‘At The Door’ is a welcome return from the legendary band.

                        Working Mens Club – ‘White Rooms & People’ video
                        'White Rooms & People’ is another blistering cut of punk-funk quartet Working Men’s Club’s urgent, politically charged sound. Combining clattering rhythms with jangly riffs, it absolutely slaps.

                        On the C List

                        Henry Green – ‘Realign’ video
                        All sparkling synths and woozy vocals, ‘Realign’ is a floor filling beauty.

                        Hinds ­– ‘Good Bad Times’ video
                        The latest taste we’ve had of Hinds’ upcoming third album ‘The Prettiest Curse’ is a beauty. A catchy combination of stomping drums, glittering production and a huge, sing-along chorus, it’s a belter.

                        Mystery Jets – ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ video
                        The title track from Mystery Jets’ upcoming record, ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ is a climbing cut of glorious indie rock.

                        The Big Moon – ‘Barcelona’ video
                        Last up on the playlist we’ve got The Big Moon with ‘Barcelona’. A charming, sun-drenched tune, it’s a highlight of their recent album ‘Walking Like We Do’.

                        Last edited by navi; Mon February 17th, 2020, 22:20.

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                        • Originally posted by NME
                          What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
                          "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
                          by Hannah Mylrea
                          February 24, 2020

                          On the A List

                          Tame Impala – ‘Is It True’ video
                          First up on the playlist this week we have this stone-cold banger from Tame Impala. Taken from their glittering new album ‘Slow Rush’, the funk imbued tune absolutely slaps.

                          On the B List

                          Dusky – ‘Metropolis’ video
                          Moving onto the B List, first up we have this stomper from Dusky. Fusing clattering house beats with hulking bass and euphoric vocals, it’s a future floorfiller.

                          Grimes – ‘Delete Forever’ video
                          Ever wondered what Grimes doing ‘Wonderwall’ would sound like? Well it’s probably pretty similar to ‘Delete Forever’. Taken from her glorious, genre-hopping fifth album ‘Miss Anthropocene’, it’s a calming moment of acoustic bliss.

                          Talk Show – ‘Stress’ video
                          All galloping rhythm section and growling guitars, the latest from Talk Show is an angsty triumph.

                          The 1975 – ‘The Birthday Party’ video
                          The 1975 have gone country on ‘The Birthday Party’. Combining jangling guitars with ethereal vocals and sparkling synths, it’s a lilting millennial anthem.

                          The Strokes – ‘Bad Decisions’ video
                          Get ready to chuck a pint and jump in a pit – The Strokes’ new one is a future festival favourite.

                          On the C List

                          APRE – ‘Your Heart’s Like a Jungle’ (Bad Sounds Remix) video /// original version
                          First on the C List is the Bad Sounds Remix of APRE’s ‘Your Heart’s Like a Jungle’. Adding some Primal Scream-flecked pizzazz to the tune, it’s a banging rework.

                          Glass Animals – ‘Your Love (Déjà Vu)’ video
                          Mixing whirring electronics with hip-hop beats and reverberating bass, the latest from Glass Animals is another smasher from the quartet.

                          Sports Team – ‘Here’s The Thing’ video
                          And finally on the playlist this week we have the new one from Sports Team. Released to coincide with the news about their debut album, it’s a cantering cut of their rambunctious rock.

                          The Four Owls – ‘Honour Codes’ video
                          The Four Owls first single in five years, ‘Honour Codes’, is a victorious return from the British group.

                          U.S. Girls – ‘4 American Dollars’ video
                          Next up we’ve got the latest from Meghan Remy’s experimental pop project, U.S. Girls. Blending handclap beats, vocal gymnastics and a refrain that’ll be caught in your head all week – it’s a beauty.

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                          • this week preview

                            Oscar Lang - Flowers video
                            Real Estate - The Main Thing video
                            Princess Nokia - Green Eggs & Ham video
                            Disclosure - Ecstasy video
                            No Age - Turned To String video
                            Methyl Ethel - Majestic AF video
                            Noga Erez, ROUSSO, Reo Cragun - Views video
                            Oscar Jerome - Sun For Someone video
                            SZA, Justin Timberlake - The Other Side video
                            Gorillaz - Désolé ft. Fatoumata Diawara video
                            Soccer Mommy - Bloodstream video
                            Arlo Parks - Eugene video

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                            • Originally posted by NME
                              What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
                              "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
                              by Hannah Mylrea
                              March 2, 2020

                              On the A List

                              Disclosure & Eko Roosevelt – Tondo
                              First up we’ve got one of the new ones from Disclosure. Last week the duo released five new tunes; but it’s the sizzling ‘Tondo’ we’ve chosen for the playlist. Sampling Cameroonian musician Eko Roosevelt, they blend this with warm disco beats and a funk bassline; resulting in another massive floor-filler from the Electronic musicians.

                              On the B List

                              Gorillaz – ‘Désolé’ ft. Fatoumata Diawara
                              Moving onto the B List, first we’ve got the latest from Gorillaz. Taken from the second episode of the band’s ‘Song Machine’ video series (where the cartoon band upload tracks from their Kong Studios as soon as they’re made), sees them team up with Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara. Fusing lilting instrumentals with Diawara’s gorgeous vocals, it’s a beauty.

                              Methyl Ethel – ‘Majestic AF’
                              Methyl Ethel are back! New single ‘Majestic AF’ is the first taste we’ve had of their upcoming EP ‘Hurts To Laugh, and it’s excellent. Recorded at the same time as last year’s album ‘Triage’, the shimmering tune is a kinetic slice of fidgety art rock.

                              Oscar Jerome – ‘Sun For Someone’
                              Oscar Jerome’s latest is about the extinction of the human race, and how it may actually be beneficial for the planet. Speaking about the song, he explained: “Once we are gone the earth will right itself and carry on like it always has. The Sun will keep rising for someone, be it animal or planet. It just won’t run on the watch that we keep for our stubborn and unadaptable lifestyles. We often forget we are just a spec in time.”
                              Filled with jazzy instrumentals and luminous riffs, Jerome sings: “The sun will always come for someone” adding “The earth will sigh/As it watches us die/Along with our belligerence”.

                              Oscar Lang – ‘Flowers’
                              Filled with ’60s psychedelia and fizzing hooks, the latest from 18 year-old Londoner Oscar Lang is nostalgic treat.

                              Soccer Mommy – ‘Bloodstream’
                              Taken from Sophie Allison’s stunning new album ‘Color Theory’, ‘Bloodstream’ is a heart-wrenching tune. Over the lo-fi indie instrumentals Allison honestly dissects her own mental health, singing: “It’s a half-hearted calm – the way I’ve felt since I was 13”, later adding “‘cause I may not feel it now, covered up the wounds with my long sleeves”. Brave and brilliant, it’s a stunning song.

                              On the C List

                              Arlo Parks – ‘Eugene’
                              With its twinkling guitar line and skittering drums, which accompany Parks’ gorgeous, ethereal vocals, ‘Eugene’ is a dazzling tune from the teenage musician.

                              Noga Erez, ROUSSO, Reo Cragun – ‘Views’
                              Finally, on the playlist this week we’ve got ‘Views’. With its wonky bassline, jittery vocals and dazed Nintendo beats, it’s an early contender for a summer smash.

                              Ren – ‘I Drive Me Mad’ video
                              Next up is Ren with ‘I Drive Me Mad’, a slick slice of punchy pop that’ll be caught in your head for the rest of the week.

                              The Wants – ‘Container’ video
                              ‘Container’ is the blistering title track from The Wants’ upcoming debut album. Filled with anxious riffs, a hulking bassline and vocalist Madison Velding-VanDam’s po-faced delivery, it’s an exciting glimpse of the rest of the record.


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                                Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Come On Outside video
                                Tame Impala - One More Year video
                                Tourdefrance - Your Love video
                                Christine And The Queens - La vita nuova video
                                Rina Sawayama - XS video
                                Caribou - Ravi video
                                Phoebe Bridgers - Garden Song video
                                Do Nothing - Fits video
                                Haim - The Steps video

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                                • Originally posted by NME
                                  What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
                                  "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
                                  by Hannah Mylrea
                                  March 9, 2020


                                  On the A List

                                  Christine and the Queens – ‘La vita nuova’ (feat. Caroline Polachek)
                                  First up on the playlist we’ve got this excellent collab from Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek. Taken from Christine’s surprise EP of the same name, ‘La vita nuova’ is an effervescent slice of ecstasy.

                                  Tame Impala – ‘One More Year’
                                  Next, we’ve got another tune from the brilliant new Tame Impala album ‘The Slow Rush’, ‘One More Year’. Starting with woozy production and glitching synths, it gradually grows into a stomping, psychedelic epic.

                                  On the B List

                                  Caribou – ‘Ravi’
                                  The latest Caribou album, ‘Suddenly’, saw Canadian producer Dan Snaith fuse experimental production with euphoric electronica, in one of his best releases yet. ‘Ravi’ is one of the most joyous moments on the record. Filled with twitchy house beats, warm vocals and blissful synths, it’s a soon-to-be summer smasher.

                                  Rina Sawayama – ‘XS’
                                  “‘XS’ is a song that mocks capitalism in a sinking world,” Rina Sawayama has explained of her latest single. With lyrics poking fun at the opulent lives of the rich and famous, who are “doing a gigantic house tour of their gated property in Calabasas in the same week as doing a ‘sad about Australian wild fires’ Instagram post”, ‘XS’ juxtaposes early noughties R&B with thrashing metal guitar stabs, in a catchy cut of the artist’s brilliant own brand of pop.

                                  On the C List

                                  Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Garden Song’
                                  First on the C List we’ve got Phoebe Bridgers’ gorgeous new tune, ‘Garden Song’. Filled with lilting guitar lines and ethereal production, which accompany Bridgers’ soaring vocals, it’s a beauty.

                                  Do Nothing – ‘Fits’
                                  Taken from the fidgety Nottingham rocker’s upcoming EP ‘Zero Dollar Bill’, ‘Fits’ is a cantering cut of raucous post-punk.

                                  Haim – ‘The Steps’
                                  Released alongside announcement that Haim’s highly anticipated third album, ‘Women In Music Pt. III’, is coming next month (!), the band’s latest tune sees them go country. ‘The Steps’ blends jaunty guitar lines and a lively rhythm section with killer earworm hooks. Bring on the rest of the record!

                                  Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Come On Outside’
                                  Finally on the playlist this week we’ve got Noel’s new one, ‘Come On Outside’. Mixing stadium rock riffs with britpop sensibilities, it’s huge.
                                  Tourdefrance is left out
                                  Last edited by navi; Sat March 14th, 2020, 00:30.

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                                  • Bishop Nehru - Too Lost video
                                    The Magic Gang - What Have You Got To Lose video
                                    Max Pope - Just Friends video
                                    Maribou State - Mother video
                                    Dream Wife - Sports video
                                    Millie Turner - Jungle video
                                    Porridge Radio - Circling video
                                    Disq - I Wanna Die video
                                    Bree Runway - APESHIT video

                                    unlike the RadioX's playlist this one are really new, all of them are March releases

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                                    • Originally posted by NME
                                      What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
                                      "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
                                      by Hannah Mylrea
                                      March 16, 2020


                                      On the A List

                                      Maribou State – ‘Mother’
                                      First up on the playlist we have the new one from Maribou State. Their first new tune since brilliant 2018 album ‘Kingdoms in Colour’, ‘Mother’ fuses garage with the duo’s euphoric blend of electronic music, and it’s brilliant.

                                      The Magic Gang – ‘What Have You Got To Lose’
                                      Next up we’ve got The Magic Gang. Having made their triumphant return with the soul-flecked ‘Think’, the next glimpse of their upcoming second album is a moodier affair. Blending post-punk riffs with their trademark indie hooks, it’s another exciting look at what’s to come.

                                      On the B List

                                      Dream Wife – ‘Sports!’
                                      London trio Dream Wife’s latest is killer. An explosive cut of the band’s roaring art punk that fuses searing, satirical lyrics with raucous riffs, ‘Sports!’ is pit-opening smasher.

                                      Max Pope – ‘Just Friends’
                                      With its lilting acoustic guitar licks, sun-drenched melodies and Pope’s dreamy vocals, ‘Just Friends’ is a wistful, spring-time jam.

                                      Millie Turner – ‘Jungle’
                                      ‘Jungle’, Millie Turner explains, is “a metaphor for my life in the city, or where I feel in the world, or even within society itself. It’s a place where I become entangled in the drama and wildness which can be both beautiful and scenic, like the incredible wildlife and scenes you find in a jungle.” She combines the lyrics that address her life in the capital with fizzing pop hooks and bright, sunny production in one of her best releases to date.

                                      On the C List

                                      Bishop Nehru – ‘Too Lost’
                                      With its twinkling piano hook, glossy production and Bishop Nehru’s slick flow, ‘Too Lost’ is a total smasher.

                                      Bree Runway – ‘APESHIT’
                                      ‘APESHIT’ is powerhouse musician Bree Runway’s massive new single. She wanted to create a song that’s “the superhero theme song to those who are unapologetically themselves,” and with ‘APESHIT’ she’s more than succeeded. With its blistering production that splices pop, hip-hop and R&B, and Bree’s defiant lyrics, ‘APESHIT’ is a knockout.

                                      Disq – ‘I Wanna Die’
                                      Taken from Disq’s stellar debut album ‘Collector’, ‘I Wanna Die’ is a hulking slab of psychedelic-tinged, stadium-shaking rock.

                                      Porridge Radio – ‘Circling’
                                      Finally on the playlist this week we’ve got ‘Circling’, taken from Porridge Radio’s exceptional new record ‘Every Bad’. The dreamy tune mixes fairground melodies with fuzzy guitars and ethereal vocals, and it’s gorgeous.

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                                      • Bdrmm - Happy video
                                        Thundercat - Fair Chance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B)video
                                        Tinie - Top Winners ft. Not3s video
                                        Poppy Ajudha - Low Ride ft. Mahalia video
                                        The Killers - Caution video
                                        Teyana Taylor - We Got Love (feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill) video
                                        Perfume Genius - On the Floor video
                                        Jay Electronica - The Blinding ft. Travis Scott video
                                        Fenne Lily - Hypochondriac video
                                        Brooke Bentham - High video

                                        one of those, not so good weeks

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                                        • Originally posted by navi View Post

                                          one of those, not so good weeks
                                          Why not so good? Bdrmm are finally added - a good band, I like this new song from Fenne Lily. And even though I haven't heard new tracks from Perfume Genius and Brooke Bentham, I am sure these should be decent songs

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                                          • Originally posted by egorcheb18 View Post

                                            Why not so good? Bdrmm are finally added - a good band, I like this new song from Fenne Lily. And even though I haven't heard new tracks from Perfume Genius and Brooke Bentham, I am sure these should be decent songs
                                            OK, that's 4 out of 10
                                            a little too few
                                            sadly, not passable

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                                            • Originally posted by navi View Post

                                              OK, that's 4 out of 10
                                              a little too few
                                              sadly, not passable
                                              yes, there are too many r'n'b tracks this week

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                                              • Originally posted by NME
                                                What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
                                                "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
                                                by Hannah Mylrea
                                                March 23, 2020


                                                On the A List

                                                The Killers – ‘Caution’
                                                First up on the A List we have the massive new one from The Killers. The synth-rock tune’s the first taste we’ve had of the band’s upcoming sixth album ‘Imploding The Mirage’, and it’s a doozy. With glittering instrumentals that combine the band’s knack for crafting earworm hits with the creativity shown on their last record ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, and the huge closing guitar solo, courtesy of Lindsey Buckingham, it’s another stone-cold smasher.

                                                On the B List

                                                Perfume Genius – ‘On the Floor’
                                                Moving onto the B List, we’ve got the latest from Perfume Genius. The stonking slice of ‘80s flecked-pop is three and a half minutes of pure celebration, and the perfect antidote to these weird times.

                                                Poppy Ajudha – ‘Low Ride’ ft. Mahalia
                                                Poppy Ajudha has teamed up with Mahalia for the gorgeous, soul-infused ‘Low Ride’ – a soaring cut from two of the UK’s most impressive young vocalists.

                                                Teyana Taylor – ‘We Got Love’ (feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill)
                                                A reworking of Teyana Taylor’s brilliant, Kanye produced ‘We Got Love’, this time around she’s teamed up with legend Lauryn Hill, who provides an uplifting spoken word interlude midway through. With its gospel-tinged vocals and euphoric strings, it’s a beauty.

                                                On the C List

                                                Brooke Bentham – ‘High’
                                                Moving onto the C list, first up we’ve got a tune from Brooke Bentham’s outstanding recent debut album, ‘Everyday Nothing’. ‘High’ is a swirling fusion of dreamy synths, grunge-flecked riffs and Bentham’s powerhouse vocals, and it’s outstanding.

                                                Fenne Lily – ‘Hypochondriac’
                                                Fenne Lily has explained that her Dead Oceans debut ‘Hypochondriac’ is about, “pressure to feel enough but not too much in a time of hyper connectivity, plus a personal reminder to be accountable for and have agency over the part of me that gravitates towards meltdown.” The first in a collection of tunes that’ll see her address herself as “both the cause of and solution to my anxieties”, it’s a stunning offering. Spinning her honest, introspective lyrics over lilting guitars, it’s an exciting glimpse at what’s to come next from the 23-year-old musician.

                                                Jay Electronica – ‘The Blinding’ ft. Travis Scott
                                                Jay Electronica’s collab with Travis Scott was a highlight of his recent, long-awaited album. With the glitching instrumentals and hulking beats, it’s a blistering cut.

                                                Tinie – ‘Top Winners’ ft. Not3s
                                                Tinie has dropped the Tempah from his name and has teamed up with Not3s for new tune ‘Top Winners’. Mixing sun-drenched production with the two artists slick vocals, it’s a triumphant return.

                                                Thundercat – ‘Fair Chance’
                                                Finally, on the playlist we’ve got this stunner from Thundercat. All lazy instrumentals and trickling guitar licks, this is the perfect song to help you relax through the current panic.
                                                it turns out to worse,
                                                although it was announced, my favourite Bdrmm - Happy wasn't included


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                                                • Badly Drawn Boy - Banana Skin Shoes video
                                                  Squid - Sludge video
                                                  Róisín Murphy - Murphy's Law video
                                                  Egyptian Blue - Nylon Wire video
                                                  Dua Lipa - Break My Heart video
                                                  The Weeknd - In Your Eyes video
                                                  Hayley Williams - Roses Lotus Violet Iris video
                                                  The Avalanches - Running Red Lights ft Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu video
                                                  ELIO - My Friends Online video

                                                  so, Dua Lipa and The Weeknd
                                                  we would certainly not heard them if they hadn't been suggested for the playlist

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                                                  • Originally posted by NME
                                                    What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
                                                    "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
                                                    by Hannah Mylrea
                                                    March 30, 2020


                                                    On the A List

                                                    Dua Lipa – ‘Break My Heart’
                                                    First up on the playlist this week we’ve got the latest single from Dua Lipa, ‘Break My Heart’. With a strutting bassline (that interpolates INXS’ ‘Need You Tonight’), and production that shimmers like a disco-ball, the slinky tune is your new favourite sad banger

                                                    Badly Drawn Boy – ‘Banana Skin Shoes’
                                                    Filled with jaunty riffs and careening brass lines, ‘Banana Skin Shoes’ is a wild ride from Badly Drawn Boy.

                                                    On the B List

                                                    Egyptian Blue – ‘Nylon Wire’
                                                    Taken from their upcoming EP ‘Body of Itch’, the latest from Egyptian blue is a cantering cut. ‘Nylon Wire’ sees the Brighton-based band’s buzzing post-punk gallop along at a million miles an hour. With their kinetic rhythm section accompanying the frenzied riffs and searing lyrics, it’s an exciting taste of what the band have coming next.

                                                    Hayley Williams – ‘Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris’
                                                    The most recent tune from Hayley Williams solo project is a beauty. Teaming up with Boygenius (the supergroup made up of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker), who provide the soaring backing vocals, ‘Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris’ is an introspective and lush piece of emotive indie rock.

                                                    The Weeknd – ‘In Your Eyes’
                                                    With its ‘80s-tinted production filled with squelchy beats, rippling synths and a killer sax solo, ‘In Your Eyes’ is a scintillating slice of synth-pop from The Weeknd’s stellar comeback album ‘After Hours’.

                                                    On the C List

                                                    ELIO – ‘My Friends Online’
                                                    ELIO’s debut single is a stone-cold smash. One for fans of Clairo or Charli XCX, the fizzing ‘My Friends Online’ sees the LA-based artist dissect her relationship with social media and the friends she’s made online but never met. With its massive hook-laden chorus and glittering production, it’s a statement introduction from ELIO.

                                                    Pearl Jam – ‘Quick Escape’ video
                                                    Filled with growling riffs, stadium shaking drums and Eddie Vedder’s distinctive vocals, ‘Quick Escape’ is a huge cut from Pearl Jam’s eleventh album ‘Gigaton'.

                                                    Roisin Murphy – ‘Murphy’s Law’
                                                    Fusing swaggering piano licks with hand-clapped beats and woozy production, ‘Murphy’s Law’ is a delicious disco-flecked treat.

                                                    Squid – ‘Sludge’
                                                    Squid’s latest was initially conceived whilst the band were sound checking for a show supporting post-punk legends, Wire. Blending their playful, expansive instrumentals with introspective lyrics, it’s a roaring example of the band’s intense and experimental sound.

                                                    The Avalanches – ‘Running Red Lights’ ft Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu
                                                    Last up this week we have ‘Running Red Lights’, from The Avalanches. For it, they’ve teamed up with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo (who takes vocal duties) and Pink Siifu (who recites words by the late David Berman, taken from Purple Mountains’ tune ‘Darkness And Cold’), for a lilting slice of melancholia. With Rivers floating vocals, that toe the line between happy and sad, and the dreamy soundscape that’s created, it’s a bittersweet piece of cosmic pop.





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                                                    • The 1975 - Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America video
                                                      Sorry - Perfect video
                                                      Childish Gambino - Time (ft. Ariana Grande) video
                                                      Biig Piig - Switch video
                                                      Oliver Malcolm - Helen video
                                                      Talk Show - Atomica video
                                                      Nao Yoshioka - Loyalty (Blue Lab Beats Remix) video
                                                      Headie One and Fred again - Charades video

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                                                      • Originally posted by NME
                                                        What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
                                                        "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
                                                        by Hannah Mylrea
                                                        April 06, 2020

                                                        On the A List

                                                        The 1975 – ‘Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America’
                                                        First up on the A List we’ve got the latest from The 1975. On their new one they’ve teamed up with Phoebe Bridgers for a charming cut of indie folk. Fusing ethereal synths, delicate acoustic guitars and warm brass lines, it’s a beautiful tune.

                                                        Biig Piig – ‘Switch’
                                                        Next up we’ve got Biig Piig with ‘Switch’. Splicing raucous punk with cantering drum and bass and pop sensibilities, it’s a wonderfully chaotic ride.

                                                        On the B List

                                                        Sorry – ‘Perfect’
                                                        Taken from Sorry’s outstanding debut album ‘925’, ‘Perfect’ is a growling slice of the band’s fearless, grunge-licked indie.

                                                        Childish Gambino – ‘Time’
                                                        With its glitchy, Daft Punk-infused drums, fizzing hook and soaring guest vocals from Ariana Grande, ‘Time’ is a slinky smash.

                                                        On the C List

                                                        Oliver Malcolm – ‘Helen’
                                                        One for fans of Glass Animals or Maribou State, this crunchy cut from Swedish-born, London-raised producer and artist Oliver Malcolm is a kinetic treat.

                                                        Talk Show – ‘Atomica’
                                                        All frenzied riffs and scathing vocals, the latest slice of Talk Show’s searing post-punk absolutely slaps.

                                                        Nao Yoshioko – ‘Loyalty (Blue Lab Beats Remix)’
                                                        With its sun-drenched vocals and heady production, this remix of Nao Yoshioko’s ‘Loyalty’ will bring a brief glimpse of summer to your self-isolation.

                                                        Headie One and Fred again – ‘Charades’
                                                        Last up on the playlist this week we’ve got ‘Charades’. Taken from Headie One’s latest mixtape ‘Gang’ – a collaboration with producer Fred again – it’s a slow burning slice of the rising drill hero’s blistering talent.

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                                                        • Willie J Healey - True Stereo video
                                                          Summer Camp - Love Of My Life video
                                                          The Lazy Eyes - Tangerine video
                                                          The Strokes - Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus video
                                                          Phoebe Bridgers - Kyoto video
                                                          Empress Of - Love Is A Drug video
                                                          Yaeji - When I Grow Up video
                                                          Gorillaz - Aries ft. Peter Hook & Georgia video
                                                          Laura Marling - Held Down video



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                                                          • Originally posted by NME
                                                            What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?
                                                            "Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio"
                                                            by Hannah Mylrea
                                                            April 13, 2020

                                                            On the A List

                                                            The Strokes – ‘Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus’
                                                            On the A List this week we’ve got a new one taken from The Strokes’ excellent sixth album ‘The New Abnormal’. The glittering ‘Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus’ infuses the band’s trademark sound with jangling disco and effervescent synths, and it’s excellent.

                                                            On the B List

                                                            Empress Of – ‘Love Is A Drug’
                                                            Empress Of’s brilliant third album, ‘I’m Your Empress Of’, sees her turn massive heartbreak into banging electro-pop songs; and ‘Love Is A Drug’ is one of the record’s highlights. With its shuffling beats and woozy bass, the standout single is a powerful cut of Lorely Rodriguez’s soaring sound.

                                                            Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Kyoto’
                                                            Next up on the B List we have the latest from Phoebe Bridgers. Taken from her upcoming album ‘Punisher’, ‘Kyoto’ is a song about imposter syndrome. “[it’s] about being in Japan for the first time, somewhere I’ve always wanted to go, and playing my music to people who want to hear it, feeling like I’m living someone else’s life,” Bridgers explains. Initially conceived as a ballad, Bridgers decided she was sick of recording slow songs, and turned it into a brass-flecked slice of cantering folk rock.

                                                            Summer Camp – ‘Love Of My Life’
                                                            Summer Camp’s latest could have come straight off the soundtrack of a wholesome ‘80s romcom. Filled with nostalgic instrumentals and warm vocals, it’s a dizzy cut of pure infatuation.

                                                            Willie J Healey – ‘True Stereo’
                                                            Meshing skittering indie-pop with Grunge-laced guitars and growling ‘70s riffs, Willie J Healey’s new tune ‘True Stereo’ is a total treat.

                                                            On the C List

                                                            Gorillaz – ‘Aries’ ft. Peter Hook & Georgia
                                                            For the third instalment of Gorillaz’s Song Machine video series (where the cartoon band upload tracks from their Kong Studio “as and when they happen”), they’ve teamed up with New Order’s Peter Hook and Georgia. ‘Aries’ is stuffed full of dreamy production, Georgia’s impressive drumming and a strutting bassline courtesy of Hook, and it’s huge.

                                                            Laura Marling – ‘Held Down’
                                                            Taken from the folk singer’s excellent seventh album ‘Song For Our Daughter’, the ghostly ‘Held Down’ is a piercing account of heartbreak.

                                                            The Lazy Eyes – ‘Tangerine’
                                                            All chugging rhythm section and glittering instrumentals, ‘Tangerine’ is a kinetic three minutes of LCD Soundsystem-infused indie.

                                                            Yaeji – ‘When I Grow Up’
                                                            Finally on the playlist this week we have this massive tune from Yeaji. Taken from her ‘WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던’ mixtape, it’s a squelching slice of the producer’s genre-splicing electronic sound.

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