New Music – Hare Squead, Raury, Benjamin Clementine
New music for you to cheer from Dublin, Atlanta and Paris
Three kids from Tallaght and Blanchardstown in Dublin, Hare Squead are already making funky, punchy, infectious pop which crosses all manner of tracks. Big rubs of soul, r’n’b, hip-hop and pop in the mix from Tony Lomeno, Henoc Divova and Jessy Kalala, whose “Orange juice In My Lunchbox” EP is due soon
We like the cut of the Atlanta teenager’s jib, especially those guerilla gigs where he shows up outside someone else’s show and entertains their audience. Tunes to date like “God’s Whisper” and “Sunshine” show that Raury has the goods to back up that cheek. Full-bodied, atmospheric, hooksome, next level pop.
The Ghana-born, London-raised and Paris-based singer’s “Cornerstone EP” continues to win friends worldwide. Discovered singing in a Paris metro station, Clementine’s beguiling, classy mix of soulful piano and dark, striking vocals brings Antony & The Johnsons and Nina Simone to mind.