ICYMI: NME now has two radio channels live and on the air! 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 carefully handpick a selection of tunes to add to both playlists — and here are this week’s additions to the NME 1 & 2 playlists.
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.