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Undiscovered is a weekly playlist sharing our pick of the best new music from the world's most exciting emerging musicians. You heard it here first.
‘Fucktoy’ by Sarah Meth
After supporting King Krule across his Space Heavy tour, Sarah Meth is back with a six-track EP, titled Steps. Teasing the new material on the road, the North Londoner’s inherently shoegazey tones are fleshed out among lo-fi electronica and other intoxicating sounds. ‘Fucktoy’ might just be the most infectious of them all.
‘holdu’ by es.cher
es.cher’s debut mixtape, genr.es (let go/what breaks-1), is finally here and it’s as shapeshifting as ever. ‘holdu’ sparked the project’s creation, with its fragmented electronica and typically chopped vocals laying the foundations of what more was to come.
‘out of the picture, Pt. 1’ by Kilu
Transfixing melodies and sultry vocals combine in fine fashion on Kilu’s latest single, ‘out of the picture, Pt. 1’. The London-based artist is known for his sedative, but occasionally rambunctious, singles, which have dropped sporadically since 2022. Having featured on Feux’s latest album, MAX MANTRA, it would seem the sky’s the limit for Kilu.
‘Easy Fun’ by gglum
The second single off gglum’s forthcoming project, Secretly Canadian, ‘Easy Fun’ is an industrial release from the rising artist. Having just announced her headline show at the George Tavern, the London–born songwriter collaborated with Karma Kid to get out of her comfort zone and make this riotous new track.
‘Temple’ by Fredwave, Jeshi, Elijah Waters
GOODNIGHT June, Fredwave’s first project since 2017’s Failure, is finally here. Chronicling the effects of a relentless lifestyle in London, the project both sonically and lyrically lurks in the aftermath of club nights. ‘Temple’ features typically captivating contributions from close collaborators Jeshi and Elijah Waters.
‘She Did It’ by Deema
South London’s Deema isn’t messing about in 2023. Dropping a series of triplet singles, and featuring on The Silhouettes Project’s forthcoming album, the revered rapper is coming into his own over a range of beats on new EP, 3GIRLS. Outkast, The Neptunes and other hip-hop luminaries are clear sonic references but that inherent Missy Elliott and Timbaland feel to ‘She Did It’ is doing the most for us.
‘Gets Like Dat’ by Oscar #Worldpeace, Bawo
Oscar #Worldpeace and Bawo’s Batman and Robin-esque creative alliance continues on ‘Gets Like Dat’. After dropping heat for 99GINGER’s compilation Dreams Across Time, the UK rappers team up over a choppy boom-bap beat, looking at life through a philosophical lens.
‘The Big Boom’ by Deki Alem
Brothers Deki Alem, formerly known as BENNET, are a bubbling hip-hop duo from Sweden. ‘The Big Boom’ is a welcome switch up from the angsty, jungle-inspired singles of their past. Think Gorillaz-era Damon Albarn with a sprinkling of Santigold.
‘RNR’ by Bilk
Bilk set off on their largely sold-out UK tour yesterday, heading to cities like Bristol, Southampton, Leeds and London, of course. Arousing even more hype for the shows, ‘RNR’ continues the Essex trio’s unapologetic approach as they surround their indie riffs with anecdotes of a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.
'Etude' by Lxandra
Finnish alt-pop artist Lxandra just dropped an immersive six track masterpiece, titled Might Not Wanna Wake Up, and 'Etude' is our favourite from them all. Their autotuned croons bring out the best in the track's melancholy, which captures an intimate portrait of the life they've lived until now.