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New Music Of The Day: Fiancé – 'h.a.g.s' (NME Premiere)

If you struggle to think of bands from Delaware, Fiancé should be heading up your list in future – the Newark-based five-piece sounds like the city’s hazier answer to New York’s Diiv. They’re hardworking guys too – their self-titled debut only came out in February, but they’re already putting out new material. The first cut they’re showing us is this dreamy, synth-backed new cut, ‘h.a.g.s’, which has arrived just in time for this week’s heatwave.

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New Music Of The Day: Palm Honey - 'Bones' (NME Premiere)

Two years ago, NME described Palm Honey’s early demo as “a swirling haze of chilled-out beats, dual vocals and less-is-more guitars. There are nods of Tame Impala and the psych-pop sounds that have come out of the Heavenly Records stable in recent years.” Fast-forward to 2016 and we weren’t wrong – it’s just that they’re even better now.

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New Music Of The Day: Jalen N'Gonda - 'Holler (When You Call My Name)'

Jalen N’Gonda hails from Maryland in the US, but has spent recent years honing his songwriting skills under the esteemed eyes and ears of his peers and professors at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. Introduced to him by our friends at mahogany, N'Gonda's smooth vibes greeted the internet like a massive hug. Today marks Jalen’s debut release, a Double A-Side featuring 'Holler (When You Call My Name)’ alongside the 60’s-fuelled ‘Why I Try’, both songs showcasing Jalen N’Gonda’s rock’n’roll-meets-soul influences from Jackie Wilson to The Kinks, while also tipping his hat to modern contemporaries - The Last Shadow Puppets.

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New Music Of The Day: Bosco Rogers – 'Post Exotic' (Album Premiere)

Brighton duo Bosco Rogers first showed up on our radar eighteen months with their fuzzed-out EP ‘Googoo’ that sat somewhere between Dandy Warhols’ infectious likeability and Temples’ ‘60s psych revival. One EP later and they’re back with a lush, summery debut album called ‘Post Exotic’ – out on Bleepmachine on July 15 – made up of of psych-inflected garage rock that will brighten even the darkest day

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