‘Can You Feel It?’ We’ve got that Friday ‘Fever,’ and we’re bringing you our favourite tunes from this week’s New Music Friday including Rews and LOVE SICK.

The Blinders – Gotta Get Through

Chosen by: James

Hailing from South Yorkshire, Doncaster trio The Blinders start off the Friday Favourites fiesta with an absolute blinder of a tune. ‘Gotta Get Through’ is a storm of punchy punk madness and swirling psychedelia that showcases everything The Blinders are about. Drawing on the likes of Leonard Cohen and George Orwell for inspiration, The Blinders aren’t afraid to say it how it is. Warning: Not for the faint of heart…

Black Honey – Crowded City

Chosen by: Sam

They kicked off our Friday Faves last week, and they’re back on the line-up again; it’s none other than Brighton alt-pop pioneers Black Honey. ‘Crowded City’ reveals a more vulnerable side to the trio than we’ve seen before, with lofty synth melodies floating behind Izzy’s unmistakable vocal delivery.

Allie X – Little Things

Chosen by: Sam

There’s always a place in our heart – and our Friday Favourites – for some edgy electro-pop, and Allie X hits the nail on the head yet again with ‘Little Things.’ Matching her trademark vocal charisma with a pulsing electro-beat and sugary synth goodness, it’s an enchanting track that’s sure to scratch the itch of any alt-pop fan.

Brockhampton – J’OUVERT

Chosen by: Charlie

It’s not often a boyband makes our list, but when the self-titled “hardest working boyband in show business” make a return to the soundwaves, it’s hard to ignore! ‘J’OUVERT’ is everything that makes Brockhampton well, Brockhampton. Pounding hip-hop beats and off-kilter electronics lay the groundwork for their trademark back-to-back vocal deliveries, and undeniable charisma.

Rews – Can You Feel It?

Chosen by: James

‘Can You Feel It?’ It’s that feeling when you know you’ve stumbled upon musical gold; London / Belfast duo Rews bring energy by the dozen in this anthemic alt-rock piece. Having already played slots at Glastonbury, Isle of White Festival and Boardmasters, alongside an upcoming tour supporting Halestorm, Rews are all set to change the game with their unique and powerful alt rock sound. Turn it up to 11.

whenyoung – Given Up

Chosen by: Sam

There’s one thing Ireland’s whenyoung haven’t done. And that’s ‘Given Up.’ They’ve got a busy rest of the year ahead, with a string of live-shows coming up supporting The Vaccines in October through to Blossoms in December, and if that’s not enough, the trio have just released the title track from their upcoming EP. It’s jangly alt-pop at its finest, showcasing that whenyoung charm we all know and love.

Nao – Drive and Disconnect

Chosen by: Aaron

If you’re looking for a tune that’s perfect to ‘Drive and Disconnect’ too – but preferably not at the same time – London songstress Nao has the goods with her latest single. It’s a beautiful blend of afrobeat percussion and airy alt-pop that’ll have you losing yourself in the rhythm in no time. Pulsing beats and soft piano chords meander their way through the soundscape as Nao showcases her enchanting vocal cadence and delivery.


Chosen by: Kayleigh

Got alt-pop ‘Fever’? Glasgow duo LOVE SICK have the remedy you need in the form of a scorching new single. Blending lofty pop melodies and ethereal electronics with a dark and sultry refrain, it’s an entrancing, multifaceted track that shows exactly why LOVE SICK are ones to watch this year and beyond. Tune in and get love sick with LOVE SICK.

Blood Red Shoes – Mexican Dress

Chosen by: James

Forget the blue suede, it’s time to brandish the Blood Red Shoes instead. The Brighton duo craft a unique blend of punk-fuelled scuzz pop, and ‘Mexican Dress’ is like the perfect conglomeration of Blood Red Shoes’ style, recalling their fuzz-rock roots but further evolving on their sleek, electronic ethos debuted on their 2017 single ‘Eye to Eye.’

LOYAL – Patterns That Fall

Chosen by: Sam

There are no rules when it comes to LOYAL. With the aim to write music that “tells a story,” ‘Patterns That Fall’ is a deliciously ambiguous musical cocktail that blends dashes of disco with a pinch of blues groove, all culminating in a danceable downtempo electro-funk delight. They always say to finish on a high, and nothing will get you soaring like this.