What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?

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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.

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