It’s been almost two weeks since The 1975 released their highly anticipated ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’. The final part of the band’s ‘Music for Cars’ release cycle saw the band play with genre, hopping from trip-hop flecked bangers (‘Frail State of Mind’) and orchestral interludes to brit-pop tunes (‘Me & You Together Song’) amd bombastic, ‘80s tinted pop hits (‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know’) – and everything in-between – over the course of 22 songs. This week we’ve chosen the electronic croons of ‘Tonight (I Wish I Was Your Boy’) for the NME Radio playlist this week.
Here are all this week’s additions to the NME 1 & 2 playlists:
On the A List
‘Tonight (I Wish I Was Your Boy)’
First up we’ve got one from the new The 1975 album. With its squelchy synths and hazy production, ‘Tonight (I Wish I Was Your Boy’)’ is a highlight of the new 22-track LP.
On the B List
‘Hurry Home’ feat. Beabadoobee & Jay Som
No Rome’s teamed up with pals Beabadoobee and Jay Som for his latest, ‘Hurry Home’. Combining glittering club-beats and pulsating bass with lilting acoustics, it’s truly lovely.
‘Energy’ is the latest glimpse we’ve had of Disclosure’s upcoming album of the same name, and it’s utterly brilliant. Fusing inspirational quotes from Eric Thomas with jubilant Latin beats, it’s four-minutes of pure positivity.
Need a soundtrack to your next socially distanced BBQ? Then try out LA-based songwriter Remi Wolf’s new one, ‘Disco Man’. Combining soulful vocals with modern R&B and a killer funk bassline, the earworm tune is ready to soundtrack your summer.
‘Both Of Us’
Jayda G has been teasing ‘Both Of Us’ in live sets for a while – and now we’ve been treated its official release. All strutting house beats and ethereal vocals, it’s another stone-cold smasher from the DJ. The only problem? We won’t be hearing it played during countless 3am DJ sets at festivals this summer.
Supergroup Loup GarouX told NME that their new tune ‘Strange Angels’ is an “explosive Milton-esque narrative of… near-death experience, purgatory, revelation, redemption and a final return,” adding that “It sounds like a huge howling hurricane,”. With its blistering guitar solo courtesy of Ed Harcourt, raucous rhythm section and Queens of the Stone Age-tinted sound, we’d be inclined to agree.
On the C List
With its strutting beats and empowering lyrics, Teyana Taylor’s new one is a brilliant self-empowerment anthem.
‘I Win Every Time’
Filled with snarling riffs and frontwoman Lia Metcalfe’s growling vocals, ‘I Win Every Time’ is a hulking slice of the Liverpool band’s sweltering sound.
The Brothers Macklovitch
‘Give Love To Get Some’ feat. Leven Kali
Last up on the playlist this week we’ve got ‘I’m Alive’, a hazy amalgam of indie-pop, psychedelia and eccentric half-spoken vocals – it’s brilliantly weird.