Tom Walker has released new single ‘Burn’. The song was written after his label, Sony’s Relentless, was less than complimentary about the demos he’d recorded for his second album last year. “I had just done seven days of rehearsal in a row, straight into a UK tour, then into two weeks of writing, worked my arse off every hour of every day for months”, he says. “When the powers that be came back having a dig at the songs I'd poured my heart and my soul into, I absolutely lost it. I honestly thought ‘I’m going to have to call it a day with music’, it was making me miserable. I was angry, and you can hear that in ‘Burn’. In many lines of work, music included, you give it everything and sacrifice every other aspect of your life and it's never enough”.
Tom Odell has released new single ‘Black Friday’. “I wrote this song on my birthday last year, which happened to be the day before ‘Black Friday’”, he says. “The song is inspired by my admiration and love for the people in my life, but also my proclivity to be unkind to myself. It’s a love song, I think, and I’m very proud of it, and I hope people like it”.
Holly Humberstone has released new single ‘Into Your Room’. Her new album ‘Paint My Bedroom Black’ is out on 13 Oct.
Dhani Harrison has released new single ‘Damn That Frequency’, featuring Graham Coxon off of Blur. He is also set to play two nights at Omega in London on 18-19 Oct.
Girli has released new single ‘Matriarchy’. “I wrote ‘Matriarchy’ about sapphic relationships and how they feel like an act of rebellion towards the patriarchy”, she says. “Women are taught that they exist for the male gaze, so when women love women, it's like putting a massive middle finger up to the society we live in. Existing in the female gaze feels so liberating”.
Balming Tiger have released new single ‘Kamehameha’. The South Korean group explain that the song “expresses the psychology of a heavily drunk character and is inspired by a Korean alcohol game song that any Korean adult can sympathise with. This track also contains the meaning of satire that the momentary bravado after drinking alcohol is not the real self”. They will release their debut album ‘January Never Dies’ on 19 Oct.
Tebi Rex have released new single ‘Main Character’. The track is taken from new EP ‘Sitcom’, which is out today. "We don't know if this is the best thing we've ever made”, say the duo. “Whoever is kind enough to listen gets to make that call. It's definitely the funniest though”.