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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.
"Call Me Up" by Cariss Auburn
Cariss Auburn’s free and fluid mixing of sounds in her music – drawing influence from Billie Piper to FKA Twigs – is an empowering, rebellious move in itself: in her own words, she admires “women unafraid to do what they want, entirely liberated in their art, refusing to be boxed into one genre.” This latest track combines her heavenly vocals with dreamy, rippling synths.
"I Tried" by Hussy
Hailing from Northumberland, singer-songwriter-producer Hussy stamps herself out as one to watch with “I Tried”, the first track from her forthcoming debut EP. Emphatically not-a-love-song, the multiskilled instrumentalist is the sole creator behind this indie-rock, grunge-inspired hit.
"LadyBug" by Lagoon Wavey
Two tracks in one, Barbados-based artist Lagoon Wavey captures the before and after stages of a relationship with a soul-suffused first half – “doesn’t it feel good?” his backing singers repeat – which morphs into the low-bass of “you bring me down / I still need you around”. What a transformation.
"Lots of Noise" by Sterling Press
Following up their February debut “Very Fun Times” with this good old Britpop-esque head-banger, it seems Sterling Press will be sticking around on the indie-rock scene. Evoking the likes of Blur, we appreciated the reference to “gammon, eggs, chips, beans” in this catchy new tune.
"Lilac" by DELPHii
DELPHii a.k.a Angelene Holmes has spent years contributing to other people’s projects. Now she is out in force with her debut “Lilac”, also the title track of her EP. Hazy and woozy, the song is a hybrid of psychedelic rock, neo-soul and jazz reminiscent of Slowdive.
"Simmer Down" by Evan Jones
A raw-emotion track mixing hip hop beats and floaty electronics, the honest lyrics started out as a poem. Finnish pop singer Dwara adds her unique vocals to this opening song for Evan Jones’ upcoming album, 'Next Year Man'.
"Mood" by 303
R&B-pop power trio 303 are back with this chilled, upbeat and entrancing number. “Mood” enhances what we’re generally all feeling right now – that things are lightening up and getting better! Staying true to their signature R&B style with fresh new undertones of house music, the track was made in collaboration with writer-producer Joel Compass and Celetia Martin.
"Big Deal" by Tiberius b
“Big Deal” is a whopping big vibe from Canadian-born rocker Tiberius b. With fierce guitar backing and a stomping tune, they shrug off past heartache. The artist is the new signee of Mark Ronson’s Zelig Records, so we can expect big things ahead.
"Bentayga Dust" by Skiifall
Already amongst Skiifall’s fans are Jorja Smith and Oliver El-Khatib, making him one of rap’s most exciting up-and-coming voices to listen out for. Opening with icy choral harmonies and flitting between patois and English, “Bentayga Dust” deals in heavy themes such as war and peace.
"Run the Track" by Cosha
The musician behind Bonzai, Cassia O’Reilly has shaken off the shackles of hype-driven expectation and been newly reincarnated as Cosha. The former collaborator of Mura Masa, Cosha’s latest is an electric-pop, R&B-tinged toe-tapper. “Run the Track” is just a taster of what to look forward to from her debut album, which features Shygirl and Cobey Sey, this summer.