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
Anderson .Paak – ‘King James’
With its slinky saxophone riffs and a bubbling bassline, the first look at Anderson .Paak’s next album ‘Ventura’ is brilliant.
Foals – ‘In Degrees’
The latest cut from Foals’ most recent album ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1‘ to make our playlists is a gargantuan slice of math-pop. Fidgety guitars and skittering drums erupt into a huge dancefloor ready chorus, which we can already tell is going to be a festival favourite.
On the B List
Dave – ‘Disaster (ft. J Hus)’
Taken from Dave’s breathtaking debut album ‘Psychodrama’, this collab with J Hus is a sweltering example of British hip-hop at its very best.
Friendly Fires – ‘Lack Of Love’
The Charles B and Adonis classic has been a favourite for Friendly Fires since they started the band. Now, 12 years on, they’ve covered the beloved tune, giving it a modern twist and bringing the banger to a whole new audience.
WOOZE – ‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’
A hurricane of squelching synths hammering guitar lines and earworm hooks, British/Korean duo WOOZE’s latest is a thumper.
On the C List
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Fishing For Fishies’
Taken from the Aussie septet’s 14th album since 2012, ‘Fishing for Fishies’ blends blues-licked melodies with strutting basslines and whimsical vocals. With its laid-back and lilting instrumentals, this could be the perfect soundtrack to your next road trip.
Mac DeMarco – ‘Nobody’
With its easy-going guitar lines and understated vocals, this is another beauty from jangle-pop extraordinaire Mac DeMarco.
The Chemical Brothers – ‘We’ve Got To Try’
Another total banger from The Chemical Brothers’ upcoming album ‘No Geography’, we can’t wait to hear the rest of their next record.