New Music Monday: 5th June 2023
Your weekly roundup of our favourite new music released in the last week. This week featuring CMAT, Central Cee x Dave, The Mysterines, Queens Of The Stone Age and Lanterns On The Lake.
CMAT - Have Fun
Country music isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Irish singer-songwriters, but that's exactly the furrow that CMAT is ploughing, and she's doing it brilliantly. She lit up festivals stages across the UK last summer, and she's now back with Have Fun... and she appears to be doing just that. Watch the video below, and I challenge you not to smile.
The Mysterines - Begin Again
Hailing from the north-west of England, but sounding like the hot new thing out of Seattle, The Mysterines have consistently been pumping out great singles for a couple of years now. They've been picked up an openers for Arctic Monkeys on their ongoing UK stadium tour, and Begin Again feels like a statement of intent.
Central Cee x Dave - Sprinter
What happens when put two of the most inventive voices on the UK grime scene in a studio together? Well... this. A step away from Dave's usual introspection, this is a big summer rap hit in the making, going down the mo' money, no problems route. It's infectious.
Queens Of The Stone Age - Carnavoyeur
There's something about a QOTSA bassline teasing Joshua Homme's laconic delivery, that just stops me dead. This is classic Queens Of The Stone Age, and joins previous drop Emotion Sickness in promising great things of the upcoming album.
Lanterns On The Lake - Rich Girls
When Lanterns On The Lake drop new music, those in the know stop and listen. The Mercury Prize nominees are back this week new album Versions Of Us, and they've treated us to new single Rich Girls, which should ensure them a few extra sales. Truly one of their best so far, but I say that every time they make new music.
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Header Image: CMAT @ Connect Festival 2022, by Thomas Jackson
Words: Thomas Jackson