The Loop Dips Into Pure Bathing Culture

Portland, Oregon duo Pure Bathing Culture are the new number one in the loop with ‘All Night,’a song so imbued in shimmering soft rock that they sound as if the had just taken a “tango in the night.” Spanish electropop artist PUTOCHINOMARICÓN and Beyoncé‘s all-conquering live performance round the Top 3.

London band black midi is the weeks highest entry with their new track, ‘Talking Heads.’ Among the rest of the debuts, new tracks by Gauche; FONTAINES D.C.; Bhad Bhabie feat. Megan Thee Stallion; Empath; Palehound; Beauty Queen; Nevver; Jordan Rakei; BURNS with A$AP Rocky & Sabrina Claudio;Claude Fontaine; Los Punsetes; Kate Tempest; Stormzy; slowthair and the returns of the The Futureheads, and British electronica veterans Plaid .

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Fontaines D.C. Take The Loop To Their Better Land

Dublin post-punks Fontaines DC take this week’s edition of our loop by storm with ‘Boys From A Better Land’ from their superb debut album ‘Dogrel.’ They are followed by one of our Sound of 2019 nominees, Amber Mark, and new indie pop sensation from Brooklyn Claud.

The return of exotic dancer/electronica singer FKA Twings marks the highest entry with new tracks by Flying Lotus feat. Little Dragon; Kelsey Lu; Sunn 0))); Dominique A; Pixx; Anderson .Paak feat. André 3000; Kim Petras; Mannequin Pussy; Lorena Àlvarez; Fat White Family; Ride; Modest Mouse the return of the Boss, Bruce Springsteen, and the ubiquitous ROSALÍA who collaborates with A.CHAL in a new song featured among many other notable artists in the pop tribute album to ‘Game Of Thrones’ also debuting.

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Billie Eilish Makes The Bad Guy Win The Loop

The latest US teen superstar, indie songwriter Billie Eilish, who apparently is the first artist born in the 2000s to reach the #1 in the American album charts, also tops this week’s edition of our loop with her latest single ‘bad guy.’

The soulful jazz of Damon Locks and Black Monument Ensemble is the highest debut of the week, keeping even the eventful ‘Homecoming’ of Beyoncé behind. Among other new entries, the latest tracks by Pure Bathing Culture; Carly Rae Jepsen; Octavian feat. A$AP Ferg; PUTOCHINOMARICÓN; ELIZA; Band Gang Masoe; BTS; The Mauskovic Dance Band; Four Tet; Richard Hawley; King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and one of the two collaborations Maluma has just released, but perhaps not the one everyone is expecting with Madonna, but the much catchier one he’s recorded with Becky G.

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Zebra Hunt ‘See You Through’ Is Our Song Of The Week

Fresh from touring Spain, promoting their excellent second album ‘Trade Desire,’ Seattle band Zebra Hunt reach the top position in our loop with ‘See You Through.’ Purveyors of Porc-art Los Ganglios hold this week’s #2, followed by London producer Georgia.

On the new entries front, NY young songwriter Claud is the strongest, followed by new offerings from PJ Harvey feat. Lily James;Nicole Bus feat. Rick Ross; Amyl and The Sniffers; FONTAINES D.C.; Vera Sola; Men I Trust; KAYTRANADA feat. VanJess; Fuerza Nueva;Hayden Thorpe; BLACKPINK;Linda Guilala; Courtney Barnett and Anderson .Paak who teams up with Smokey Robinson in one of the standout cuts of their surprise new album.

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The Loop Goes To The Movies With Weyes Blood

Weyes Blood is the new #1 in our loop with ‘Movies,’ one of the standout moments from her excellent fourth album ‘Titanic Rising.’ The Santa Monica songwriter also enters our list as the guest vocalist in the new Drugstore track. Acclaimed Spanish indie pop project La Casa Azul follows her at the top of our favourite songs.

In a week packed with new releases, female artists are flooding our selection. Amber Mark is the highest new entry and new offerings from Amber Mark; Billie Eilish; Anitta; Soia; Noname; 박혜진 park hye jin ;Buzzy Lee; Big Thief; GIRLI; Ariana Grande with Victoria Monét; Brigitte Laverne also debut strongly. With Hot Chip and The Dodos bringing their long-awaited returns.

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The Alternative Rumba of Compro Oro Conquers The Loop

Almerian band Compro Oro takes the lo-fi rumba (think Rumba 3 meets Tame Impala) ‘Nuevos Capitales’ to the top of this week’s loop, followed by the latest tracks by Holly Herndon and new offerings by Broken Social Scene, Weyes Blood and Flume Feat. JPEGMAFIA.

Portishead singer Beth Gibbons makes the highest new entry with her vocal collaboration in a new recording of Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3. The latest tracks by Zebra Hunt; Georgia; ROSALIA feat. J Balvin & El Guincho; Bibio; Ty Segall; Ciara; Sky Ferreira and slowthai also debut; as well as the respective comebacks of two veterans from the golden era of alternative music Sebadoh and Edwyn Collins.

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The Comet Is Coming Up To The Loop’s #1

Innovative London jazz trio The Comet Is Coming is this week’s top track in our loop with their genre bending number ‘Summon The Fire’. Little Simz Feat. Chronixx; Four Tet feat. KH; Tamaryn and, another new band with genre bending skills, from Almería, Compro Oro, mixing popular Spanish music with anglo-saxon beats in their lo-fi rumba ‘Carmen,’ complete the Top 5 in the latest edition of our favourite songs.

Santa Monica’s songwriter Weyes Blood is the highest new entry, followed by the latest songs by Broken Social Scene; Lizzo Ft. Missy Elliott; Flume; Sacred Paws; ANOHNI; Grimes; La Casa Azul; Peggy Gou… and the return of Aussie psychedelic rockers Tame Impala.

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Pottery Gets Warhol’s Shooter To ‘No. 1’

The raw, rocking sound of Montreal band Pottery and the song with which they ironically tell the story of the woman who shoot Andy Warhol, ‘Lady Solinas,’ hit “No.1” (as the prophetical title of their debut EP) in the latest edition of our loop. Big Thief; Pixx; Krystal Klear and a very Electronic-like Johnny Marr complete the top 5.

Among the new entries, The Comet Is Coming; CHAI; Marissa Nadler; King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard; Beast Coast; Compro Oro; Richard Hawley and the comeback of Spanish veteran radical punks La Polla Records!.

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Aldous Harding’s Return, ‘The Barrel,’ Tops Our Loop.

In a week dominated by female artists – a good way to celebrate International Women’s Day- ‘The Barrel’ tops the new edition of our loop. The first taster from one of the most anticipated releases of the season, New-Zealand songwriter Aldous Harding‘s third album, ‘Designer’, arrives two years after her sophomore work topped our annual best of chart, second only to Kendrick Lamar. The luminous indie pop of Canadian artist Munya climbs to number 2. Hip-hop masters Freddie Gibbs and Madlib; UK dance songstress Roses Gabor and the French electronic-pop of Vendredi-Sur-mer complete our Top 5.

The highest debut comes from one of the best albums of 2019 so far, English female rapper Little Simz‘s ‘GREY Area’ and her collaboration with Chronixx; joined by other new releases by the likes of Four Tet; Charlie Heat & Denzel Curry; Nilüfer Yanya; Vampire Weekend feat. Steve Lacy; Solange; Tierra Whack ; The National; Mac DeMarco and the new single by Sound of 2019 Rober Award nominees Channel Tres.

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Kim Petras & SOPHIE Count The Dayz On Top Of Our Loop

Transgender pop stars Kim Petras and SOPHIE join forces on their poptastic, slick new song ‘1,2,3 Dayz Up’, which has just climbed to the #`1 of our weekly loop. Veteran Canadian indie collective Broken Social Scene follow closely with ‘Boyfriends’, a standout track from their latest EP, the first volume of ‘Let’s Try The After.’ Last week’s chart topper Baiuca; Kiwi songwriter Aldous Harding and another Canadian artist, Munya, complete the Top 5 in this edition’s springtime-like, poptastic selection.

Brooklyn indie-folk band Big Thief, back with gorgeous new track, ‘UFOF,’ and the habitual soundtrack collaborators of Claire Denis’ films , Tindersticks, featuring the star of the renowned French auteur’s latest work ‘High Life,’ Robert Pattinson, in the movie’s main track, ‘Willow’, are the highest new entries. The latest songs by Royal Trux; Weyes Blood; Krystal Klear; Pixx; Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever; Priests; Carly Rae Jepsen; Solange; Johnny Marr and former Go-Between Robert Forster also debut.
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Baiuca’s Mix of Galician Folk with Eletronica conquers our Loop


With a very personal blend of traditional of Galician Folkore and electronica, Alejandro Guillan’s project Baiuca reworks the traditional chants of Aliboria in the hypnotic ‘Caroi,’ the second teaser from his brand new EP, ‘Misturas’ which is the new number one in a loop whose top 5 is one of the most musically diverse in recent memory. With the enchantic ambient of the new project by Grouper’s Liz Harris, Nivhek; the trendy electronic pop of Sophie collaborating with Kim Petras; the groundbreaking urban sound of Jamila Woods; as well as the revival of Andalusian rock by Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba and their particular kinkidelia, completing the week’s Top 5.

The long awaited return of Kiwi songstress Aldous Harding, ‘The Barrel,’ is the highest entry, followed by the likes of Vampire Weekend; Munya;Tierra Whack; Claud; Ebhoni; Freddie Gibbs & Madlib; Marissa Nadler & John Cale; Ariana Grande; Ladytron; Vendredi-Sur-Mer: Chromatics: Stephen Malkmus and the second album by South African gay R&B singer Nakhane helped by ANOHNI on his album’s lead track.

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‘Dylan Thomas’ Takes The Loop By Storm.


After a week’s gap, the loop is back with Better Oblivion Community Center‘s ‘Dylan Thomas’ as the new #1. Connor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers’ collaboration is paying up handsomely. James Blake with ROSALÍA; Nilüfer Yanya; Vampire Weekend and Ty Segall complete the Top 5.

Trying to catch up with all the great new tracks released over the last two weeks Jamila Woods is the highest entry with her brand new tune ‘Zora’. Among the rest of the entries the new offerings by Emily King; These New Puritans; Andrew Bird; Kim Petras feat. SOPHIE; Beck feat. Robyn & The Lonely Island; Julia Holter; Broken Social Scene; Baiuca con Aliboria ;erby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba; Migos; Drugdealer and the unexpected comeback of Avril Lavigne in a duet with Nicki Minaj.

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Lizzo Takes Her Juice To The #1 Of Our Loop

Minneappolis urban singer Lizzo is the new number one in our loop with her irresistibly soulful ‘Juice.’ Also climbing our chart very fast are the avant pop of Danish band Lowly and the collaboration between Conor Oberts and Phoebe Bridgers, Better Oblivion Community Center. Two other surprising collaborations complete this week’s Top 5: James Blake with ROSALÍA and King Princess with Fiona Apple.

With an unusual quantity of guitar-based music debuting in our chart, the highest entry of the week are Norwegian indie rockers Spielbergs with their banging ‘Five on It,’ a standout track from their debut album. Among the rest of the entries the new offerings by Julia Jacklin; King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard; Martha; Octo Octa; Koffee; Unloved feat. Étienne Daho; Le Villejuif Underground; Mercury Rev feat. Susanne Sundfør; The Parrots and the catchy return of Outkast’s Big Boi collaborating with Sleepy Brown in ‘Doin It’.

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Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Seventeen’ New #1 In The Loop

New Jersey songwriter Sharon Van Etten is the new number one in our loop with ‘Seventeen,’ her evocative song about teenage memories, third single from her excellent fifth studio album ‘Remind me Tomorrow.’

Following her closely are Lizzo‘s irresistibly soulful ‘Juice,’ LA indie rockers Cherry Glazerr with ‘Wasted Nun;’ Californian alt-folk songwriter Cass mcCombs with ‘The Great Pixley Train Robbery’ and the Danish noise-pop of Lowly with their haunting new single ‘Baglaens.’

Highest entry of the week is the new project formed by Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers, Better Oblivion Community Center, with a song dedicated to the poet ‘Dylan Thomas.’ Among the rest of the entries the new offerings by King Princess & Fiona Apple;James Blake with ROSALIA;Nilüfer Yanya; Vampire Weekend; Toro Y Moi; Jessica Pratt; Lambchop; Ty Segall; Nils Frahm; Broken Social Scene; Lambchop; Joe Crepúsculo and a new song by Beck inspired, like the latest track by Billie Eilish, by Alfonso Cuarón Rober Awards 2018 film favourite ‘Roma’.

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