Check out the full list of new singles, albums and DVD/Blu-rays out this week at the bottom of the page, but first, some highlights…
Charlie Puth ft. Kehlani – Done (single)
Charlie’s upcoming second album Voicenotes is shaping up to be something spectacular. Following Top 10 hits Attention and How Long is Everything She Wants; a slinky, funk-infused toe-tapper that bares more than a passing resemblance to Wham’s Everything She Wants.
Anna Leone – If You Only (single)
Swedish singer-songwriter Anna Leone has a knack for writing songs that make you feel a lot of, well, feelings. Her new single If You Only is a sort of Lana-Del-Rey-meets-Laura-Marling affair, combining lilting folk with a brilliant power pop chorus. The song heads up her debut EP Wandered Away, which follows on April 20.
Matt Cardle – Desire (single)
Against the odds, Matt Cardle has not only managed to sustain a music career after winning The X Factor, he’s also turned out some great songs in the process. His latest single Desire is his first back on his former label Sony and sees him add a touch of electronics to his trademark guitar-pop sound.
Seinabo Sey – I Owe You Nothing / Remember (singles)
Swedish neo-soul pop star Seinabo Sey returns with the first fruits of the follow-up to her criminally underrated debut album Pretend (check out our interview with her about it here). I Owe You Nothing is loaded with supremely cool sass (“I don’t have to dance monkey, dance money, dance for you”), while the hymnal Remember with Jacob Banks taps into themes of love and loss.
Louisa – YES (single)
We’ve already said everything we need to say about this one here.
Fratellis – In Your Own Sweet Time (album)
The band have reunited with Tony Hoffer (who produced their hugely successful debut Costello Music) for their fifth album, on which they continue their trademark blend of rock, swing and cabaret with instantly hummable choruses.
Kim Wilde – Here Come The Aliens (album)
Kim’s first album properly aimed at the UK market in over 20 years came about, she says, after a video of her drunken singalong on a train went viral. She’s channelled that carefree bonkers-ness into Here Come The Aliens, a wall-to-wall blast of anthemic metal-pop inspired by a recent possible UFO sighting in her back garden. Never change, Kim.