Editors’ Picks – 7th February

Each week, The Courier’s Music Editors are working with Newcastle Student Radio to bring you the best new tracks from the week before…

‘Check (with RAYE)’

Kojo Funds

Raye is one of the most exciting up-and-coming voices in the industry. She steals the show on Kojo Funds’ latest Craig David sampled single.       

Toby Bryant, The Courier

‘Postcard’

First Aid Kit

The gorgeous Swedish duo are back with a third instalment of their sultry country music , and this is definitely one of the more upbeat entrants of an otherwise relatively slouchy, easy listening album. At times it can seem as though the whole album moulds into one, but the beauty of the harmonies and the nostalgic old-fashioned stlye of music is something you can easily relax to.      

Ally Wilson, The Courier

‘Arms of Pleonexia’

Cabbage

Punk ain’t dead kids, and this new single from the hugely exciting up-and-coming Manchester group Cabbage, with its brutually sardonic attitude and highly politicised lyrics, serves as proof.

Charlie Isaac, The Courier

‘Party Tattoos’

dodie

Dodie Clark, or more simply  known as Dodie, is a remarkle youtuber/musician. Her beautifully bittersweet melodies are as addictive as they are thought provoking. Her first 2018 single ‘Party Tattoos’ is a gloriously catchy and melodic piece, deserved of more attention.   

Meg Smith, NSR

‘Saturday Sun’

Vance Joy

Most known for his hugely successful track ‘Riptide’, Vance Joy is back with his first single from his upcoming album Nation of Two.

‘Saturday Sun’ is an upbeat bundle of joy which is not only the perfect track to brighten up a cold winter’s day.                      

Amy Woods, NSR

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