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New Music – Lorde, Trill Pill, Hands

OTR’s new music picks this week with acts from New Zealand, London and Los Angeles

Thu, Feb 14, 2013, 14:00


Here are the latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.


16 year old New Zealand kid turning heads with a debut EP full of dramatic, strong and very hooky pop. Tips of the hat to Lykke Li and Santigold for sure, but there’s enough idiosyncratic buzz on tunes like “Royals” and “Biting Down” to make any pop fan purr with delight.

Trill Pill

West London kid whose tunes are already showing huge leaps in imagination and musical suss. “QTotDH” is the one with the special sauce right now, full of intriguing funky twists and turns, but “Worm In Horseradish” shows he has a voice and sound to be reckoned with.


Los Angeles band Hands will win you over with gorgeous harmonies, lush melodies and sublime hooks. Their debut release for White Iris has two reasons to be cheerful in “Exactly Sharp” and “I Want To Know”, while you can expect lots of post-SXSW mentions for their “Synestesia” debut album.