David Guetta & Sia – Flames: A more groove-led instrumental from DG here than usual, and Sia’s vocals fit the track very well. Really catchy track that very much is an end of credits song for a teen action movie. 70%
Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In: This sound doesn’t appeal to me at all. It sounds like Gary and co have just copied that folk-pop Lumineers sound that was popular in 2015 but with less emotion. 30%
Shawn Mendes – In My Blood: Sounds like an Ed Sheeran song but not as annoying and Shawn sounds like he can actually belt out a tune. Fair enough really all the best to him. 70%
The Vaccines – Your Love Is My Favourite Band: A really poppy, up-tempo track from the Vaccines, with an annoyingly catchy synth riff. ‘Combat Sports’ so far is The Vaccines at their best. 80%
Let’s Eat Grandma – Falling Into Me: Another great, weird pop single from Let’s Eat Grandma. The amazing production and a beautiful, jittery instrumental really make this track, and the way it builds up and develops at the end really make this special. 91%
Night Flowers have song of the day with ‘Hey Love’ – check out the Hull-centric video below.
This is the latest track to be taken from Night Flowers’ upcoming debut album ‘Wild Notion’ – which releases April 13th. Hopefully it won’t be unlucky for them!
The last song of the day was Sadboy by Wolf Alice. Check out all of the songs from 2018 so far below:
Emma Blackery – Dirt: A fun, bright, catchy pop track from Emma with echoes of Halsey and T.Swift whilst still maintaining her own personality, and her voice sounds the best it has on any of her songs to date. Great production on the track too! 80%
Sunflower Bean – Human For: Yet another teaser track for upcoming album TwentyTwo in Blue, ‘Human For’ is an upbeat, pounding rock track full of personality. The more you listen to it the more complex you realise the layered instrumentals are. Very excited for the album now. 92%
Q Tip & Demi Lovato – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart: If this is what the rest of this tribute album to Elton John is going to sound like then I am not interested at all. It’s sounding so hard to be different to the original it just comes across as forced. 20%
Louisa ft. 2 Chainz – YES: This sounds like a mid-charting Little Mix Single, especially because Louisa’s vocals are so multi-tracked here it sounds like a girl group are performing. The standard pop feature verse from 2 Chainz doesn’t really add anything to it either. 40%
Courtney Barnett – Need A Little Time: A really nice, insightful track from Courtney, almost a ballad but not too over the top. nice. 80%
Sigrid – Raw: The absolute banger that is Strangers was always going to be difficult to follow up, and with Raw, Sigrid takes it in a much calmer direction. Despite Sigrid’s appealing voice, unfortunately for me it is a fairly forgettable track. 50%
Wolf Alice have song of the day with Sadboy. Check out the video below.
‘Sadboy’ is the latest single to be taken from last year’s ‘Visions of A Life’, which saw them nominated for best group at the Brits.
The last song of the day was Wide Awake by Parquet Courts. Listen to all of 2018’s tracks in the playlist below:
Parquet Courts have song of the day with ‘Wide Awake’ check out the music video below:
This is the title track from the upcoming 6th Parquet Courts album, produced by Danger Mouse, due to be released on May 18th.
The last song of the day was Border Girl by Young Fathers. Check out all of 2018’s tracks below: