ICYMI: we now have two audio channels here at NME! You can tune into NME 1 for a selection of stone-cold classics and indie anthems, while NME 2 will bring you the best of the past decade – from alternative bops to grime and leftfield dance.
Each week Team NME will carefully handpick a selection of tunes to add to both playlists – here are the NME 1 & 2 playlist additions for this week.
On the A list
FIDLAR – ‘By Myself’
The latest cut from FIDLAR’s forthcoming album ‘Almost Free’ is a thumper. The brilliantly bonkers ‘By Myself’ is a bouncing hybrid of a Kasabian-styled pounding chorus and roaring riffs. Good luck trying to get this one out of your head.
Lizzo – ‘Juice’
“Somebody come get this man/I think he got lost in my DMs, what?” purrs Lizzo over funk riffs, a slinky bass line and brass licks. Mocking men and focussing on feeling yourself, the self-empowered anthem is a feel-good rush of retro sunshine, and a must for the NME Radio playlist.
The Chemical Brothers – ‘MAH’
The ‘Network’ sampling latest from The Chemical Brothers is a manic slice of the duo’s trademark brand of electronica. With its cacophonous scuzzy electronics and whirring synths that erupt into the gargantuan drop, it’s a welcome start to 2019 from the lads.
Nada Surf – ‘We Are In The Wild and We Are Home’
After first touring together in 1996, old pals Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) and John Davis (Superdrag) have teamed up for galloping chunk of arena rock ‘We Are In The Wild And We Are Home’. Formed around a jangling sitar riff, the mega tune is an upbeat bop.
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On the B List
Bring Me The Horizon – ‘Medicine’
Ahead of the band’s incoming album ‘amo’ they’ve dropped ‘medicine. Shiny and stadium ready, this one’s waiting to be belted back to the band on the festival stage.
Maribou State featuring North Downs – ‘Kingdom’
The kaleidoscopic ‘Kingdom’ was the standout track from the Maribou State’s stellar 2018 album ‘Kingdoms in Colour’. Filled with jittering guitars and borrowing heavily the duo’s global travel, the lush soundscape is an utter triumph.
Tourist – ‘Emily’
Boasting Tourist’s slick production and shimmering electronics, ‘Emily’ is a lilting treat.
On the C list
Chrome Sparks – ‘In2 Your Love’
Mixing retro vocals and squelchy beats, ‘In2 Your Love’ is a hefty wedge of gleaming electronics.
Headie One featuring Dave – ‘18HUNNA’
The latest from the NME 100 tipped drill rapper Headie One is a sweltering offering. Featuring the chart topping Dave, ‘18HUNNA’ is a reminder that Headie One is an artist we have to keep an eye on.
Paul McCartney – ‘Get Enough’
Macca’s latest is wonderfully weird. Filled with heavily autotuned vocals and Bon Iver-styled synths, it’s gloriously barmy.