Nerve’s New Music Monday – 02/04/2018

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Showcasing the best new releases from established as well as new/up and coming artists, this is New Music Monday.

Due to the Easter Break at university there was no show this week but Joshua Coase is still on hand to bring some new music to your attention! You can view his favourite tracks and find out more information about the artists below!

Don’t forget to follow our NMM Spotify playlist which is updated weekly

Joshua Coase’s Tracks Of The Week

Kacey Musgraves – Lonely Weekend

Kacey Musgraves - Lonely Weekend

East-Texas singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves is a Grammy award winning country artist showcasing her best work to date in her third studio album Golden Hour.

Kacey won two Grammys in 2014 for Best Country Song and Best Country Album for her debut LP Same Trailer Different Park.

Lonely Weekend is a track which we can all relate to as we all feel the blues sometimes when we’re stuck in on a weekend with nothing to do.

This song and the album in general transports me back to the early/mid 2000s and Kacey’s soft vocals coupled with an American country twang and poetic guitar symphony make this song so peaceful and sweet to listen to.

Kylie Minogue – Raining Glitter

Kylie Minogue - Raining Glitter

With a new album looming I always thought I would be featuring a Kylie Minogue track on this show.

I have to say the singles I had heard until this point were pretty middle of the road and I felt as though she was struggling to keep up with the times.

However, Raining Glitter is Kylie back at her best, bringing all the fun and cheek that a pop track needs.

This song has an addictive guitar and bass sequence loop which makes you want to get up and dance.

What more could you ask for in a Kylie track!?

Michl – Better With You

Michl - Better With You

Michl is an LA-based producer and singer-songwriter who first broke onto the scene in 2016 with the track Kill Our Way to Heaven and subsequent EP.

Better With You is another track with a catchy guitar loop which engages you right from the off, particularly as the deep synth bass hit also wrestles its way in.

Produced by Mura Masa, once your into the groove of that sequence the track breaks down with a lul before bursting into life with an array of synth string soaring melodies.

It’s going to be a busy year for Michl as he is currently on tour supporting electronic duo Marian Hill and then is set to release a three-part art film set next month before dropping his debut album in the summer.

Zak Abel – Love Song

Zak Abel - Love Song

Zak Abel released his debut album Only When We’re Naked last autumn and has gone from strength to strength ever since.

Zak first appeared on Gorgon City’s U.K. top 20 hit Unmissable back in 2014 and also worked with Avicii and Wookie the following year before making his own music.

He is certainly one to watch this year and his career trajectory and style of music very much reminds me of John Newman.

I previously featured his track Still Want UUU on this show and Zak certainly has a knack for appearing on tracks with incredibly catchy choruses and Love Song is no exception.

Franc Moody – Dance Moves

Franc Moody - Dance Moves

I’m taking you all back to the eighties with this final pick this week thanks to Franc Moody’s wonderful EP.

The London-based collective led by musicians Ned Franc and Jon Moody have just released their EP Dance Moves and the title track is sure to be an instant hit.

The eight track EP is a follow-up from the three singles they released last year and the group set out to ‘combine the epic intergalactic funk sounds á la George Clinton with stellar bass n’ drum grooves of Sly Stone with some of their own disco and electronic idols thrown in.’

Dance Moves is just so damn funky and groovy, a modern twist on classic disco which I am sure you will all enjoy!

Joshua Coase’s Album/EP Of The Week

Blue Lab Beats – Xover

Blue Lab Beats - Xover

Blue Lab Beats are a North London duo who have previously mixed tracks for Rag’n’Bone Man and Dua Lipa.

They have been working on their own music for the past 18 months which is making waves in the jazz community, climbing the jazz charts in the UK, Europe and Japan and rightfully so!

The duo define jazz as being a way to express feelings, tell a story, deliver a message and a way to communicate with musicians around you.

I have been anticipating the release of this album for some time and Xover does not disappoint!

Their tracks Pineapple and Oooo Lala have previously featured on the show and are some of my favourite instrumental tracks from the past year. I would also recommend that you check out Say Yes, Timeless and Blue Skies.

Other Album’s/EPs To Check Out This Week

Franc Moody – Dance Moves (EP)

George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s

Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour