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!
Joshua Coase’s Tracks Of The Week
Two Door Cinema Club – New Houses
Two Door Cinema Club are back! Their latest single may have the word new in the title, but don’t be fooled, this track is actually 10 years old!
New Houses sounds more like the old TDCC we know, and love and it has been re-released to mark the 10 year anniversary of the release of their debut EP, Four Words To Stand On.
I get such Tourist History vibes when listening to this song and for those of you who are not familiar, that was the title of their amazing debut album.
Listening to this track will give you that summer road trip feeling and ‘warning’, New Houses features a very catchy chorus. You’ll find yourself singing along to the melody of the “youoooo’s” in no time at all!
Rukhsana Merrise – Die In Vain (feat. Kojey Radical)
Rukhsana Merrise is certainly one to watch in 2018 and this is the third track of hers I’ve featured on my show.
Rukhsana has said that Die In Vain is her favourite song that she has written to date and it is a track which is deeply confessional and deeply reflective to a time and a place that she was once in.
Her latest single differs to her previous releases, ditching the guitar for a preference of an orchestral accompaniment.
The song also has an interesting outro with Kojey Radical closing out the track with Rukhsana not opting for one final euphoric finale chorus.
Lily Moore – 17
I’m getting some serious Amy Winehouse vibes when I listen to Lily Moore, not just her vocals, but her lyrics and music production to boot, it’s scarily similar and brilliant at the same time!
Lily started out as a busker in Brighton and is now signed to Closer Recordings/Virgin EMI.
17 is her second release after announcing herself to the world with the track Not That Special in February.
As a huge Amy fan, I instantly loved this track from Lily, she’s a huge talent with an amazing voice and a bright future.
I look forward to hearing more of her tracks following the release of her forthcoming debut EP, Not That Special, due for release on 25th April.
joan – i loved you first
If you’re looking to listening to a happy go lucky pop hit with a catchy chorus and a fun accompaniment then look no further than this release by pop duo joan.
Ian Thomas and Steven Rutherford are looking to blend 80s synth pop and 90s R&B and they are certainly doing a good job so far! I would describe this duo’s sound as a cross between The 1975, LANY and Owl City.
If you haven’t already, you must listen to their previous single, tokyo. It is one of my favourite tracks and I’m gutted that I never got the chance to play it on air.
i loved you first has all the hallmarks of an 80s inspired track, fully equipped with a catchy chorus and relatable lyrics.
Josh Groban – Symphony
Josh Groban has been very quiet on the music front of late and I’m not sure many of you would expect to find him featured in this article or on the show but here he is!
Symphony is actually my favourite track of the week and I’m particularly fond of it for its clever lyrics, instrumentation and production.
Upon releasing the song, Josh said that Symphony is about love and heartbreak. He wrote it with Bernie Herms and Toby Gad.
Josh hasn’t released a studio album since Stages in 2015 and although he hasn’t announced that he is releasing a new LP yet, one expects that it is in the works.
Joshua Coase’s Album/EP Of The Week
George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s
Back with his second album, George Ezra continues to keep us smiling with his catchy hooks and smooth, soulful vocals.
While I prefer Wanted On Voyage, this album certainly confirms George’s talents and song writing ability.
Staying at Tamara’s was inspired and written after the singer-songwriter headed to Barcelona for a month staying at an Airbnb owned by the Tamara in the title.
George said that this album is about escaping and dreaming, and you can certainly do that while listening to this record, especially with happy go-lucky tracks such as Shiny Happy People, Paradise and Shotgun.