New Music – Step Rockets, Le Youth, Saint Raymond
The first slew of new acts for you to check out from Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Nottingham
Minneapolis dudes making a fine, fierce, cosmic rattle with pop and psych bursting out of every pore. “Kisser” is currently the go-to track, a feast of dynamic, funky-punky fun and games from the four-piece. A buzzy, fizzy start to your new year.
The work of Wes James, Los Angeles-based producer making striking pop tunes with considerable earworm potential. Debt single “C O O L” is full of throwback r’n’b references (including a Cassie sample), while “Dance With Me” (with vocals from Dominique Young Unique) has a sleek, sultry tropical house sheen.
The numbers of fans and admirers cheering the smashing alt-pop made by Nottingham teen Callum Burrows continues to grow on the back of tours with the likes of Haim and Gabrielle Aplin. Tracks like “Young Blood” are also making plenty of noise in his favour.