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New Music Monday - 29th May 2023

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It's Monday again, and that means another run-down of some of the best new music to drop in the last week. Picking just five this week was HARD... but we got there. 

Royal Blood - Mountains At Midnight

Royal Blood have the formula nailed down by now. Fuzzy garage bass, snarling vocals, and pounding drums. It's not big, it's not clever, it's just a hell of a lot of fun. 

Arlo Parks - Devotion

A more assured Arlo Parks greets us on Devotion. The song shows a confidence and a level of comfort that we've not seen before, and it really works. Possibly Arlo Parks' best single yet. It's a banger! 

Taylor Swift ft Ice Spice - Karma

After an extended foray into folk, Swifty has come back with a certifiable pop masterclass. Ice Spice brings a sprinkling of street-cred to proceedings, but this is pure Taylor. Gorgeous. Absolute pop-perfection. 

The Goa Express - Talking About Stuff

The timinig of Talking About Stuff couldn't have been better. The UK is basking under some late Spring sun, and this could easily turn into the soundtrack for the summer. It's precision built to soar across festival fields on sunny afternoons. 

Squid - The Blades

Squid somehow managed to fall into the loving arms of the UK music scene fully formed just a few years ago. The Blades is taken from their second album, O Monolith, which is released on June 9th. 

Words: Thomas Jackson