Jonathan Hatchman (@JonHatchman) picks out the sounds and stories that have been making headlines over the last seven days… and presents them all as a handy playlist
Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson’s Hurts have returned with a brand new single – Some Kind Of Heaven. Taken from the band’s as of yet untitled new album, the track features production from long-term collaborator Jonas Quant and features an infectious pop hook.
Following the recent unveiling of a standalone teaser track, Disclosure have unveiled the lead single – Holding On – from their forthcoming second album. Featuring guest vocals from Gregory Porter, the track is the first of what’s yet to come from the follow-up to 2013’s Settle. The duo are also set to host their own WILD LIFE Weekender with Rudimental next weekend, taking place at Brighton’s City Airport.
Originally set for release on Monday (2 June), A$AP Rocky has surprised fans by releasing his new album one week early. At.Long.Last.A$AP follows 2013’s Long.Live.A$AP and features a tracklist of 18 songs, and collaborations with the likes of Kanye West, Schoolboy Q, Miguel, Lil Wayne, and (surprisingly) Rod Stewart. Listen to A$AP Rocky’s Kanye collaboration below.
The Strokes' Julian Casablancas has revealed a new video for his solo band The Voidz. Human Sadness clocks in at a whopping 13-minutes and is apparently inspired by the eight-member orchestra onboard the Titantic, who legend says kept on playing until the ship slipped beneath the waves.
Jonathan’s Pick of the Week Only a sparse amount of readily available information surrounds 21 year-old Frances, but there's much promise on debut single Grow. Taken from her debut EP of the same name, the song is a haunting piano-led pop composition that highlights the artist’s stunning vocals.