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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The Loop Is Feeling Martha’s Heart

New week, new edition of the loop and a brand new number one by British DIY indie punks Martha, all the way from the village of Pity Me in the North East Of England with their infectious ‘Heart Is Feeling,’ first taster from their forthcoming third album which they will (hopefully) be presenting live as part of this year’s Madrid Popfest on 22-23 March at the Sala Galileo Galilei.

They are followed by American songwriter Sharon Van Etten‘s evocative ‘Seventeen.’ from her just released, excellent fifth album ‘Remind Me Tomorrow’ and Canadian electropop trio Men I Trust with their catchy ‘Say, Can You hear.’ Lizzo‘s irresistibly soulful ‘Juice’ and Unloved‘s sophisticated, retro-infused ‘Love’ complete the top five.

James Blake also releases new album this week, ‘Assume Form.’ Its star-studded new single ‘Mile High’ featuring Metro Booming and Travis Scott is the highest entry. Among the rest of the entries the new offerings by Cass McCombs; Take A Daytrip feat. Octavian; Billie Eilish; YNW Melly feat. Kanye West; HOMESHAKE; El Grajo and the returns of 90’s alt garage-rockers Royal Trux and the Yeah Yeah yeah’s frontwoman extraordinaire Karen O, produced by Danger Mouse.

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Our Loop Is Back With Otha On Top

We begin 2019 with a bit of cobwebs’ shaking. After a long hiatus, we recover our former section In the Loop, a weekly Top 40 with out favorite new tracks.

And the first number one in our brand new loop is Norwegian producer Othalie Husøy, better known as Otha. Her stripped-down, electronica-infused pop tunes remind us of Junior Boys or the best artist in the Italians Do It Better catalogue. Her second single, prophetically named ‘I’m On Top,’ literally tops the first edition of this new era for our chart.

Otha is closely followed by some tracks released at the end of 2018, London dance team CliQ featuring the vocals or Mrs. Banks and Alika setting the clubs on fire with ‘Anything I Do’ and the poptastic DIY indie band from County Durham, Martha, anticipating their third album with ‘Heart Is Healing.’ Two female vocalists, one American, Jessica Pratt, and one Frech, Charlotte Gainsbourg, complete the Top 5.

The rest of the chart has a mix of tracks from some of the most awaiting artists and albums of 2019, among them D’Angelo; Flohio with Clams Casino; Men I Trust; Young M.A.; Unloved; Deerhunter; Sharon Van Etten; Lana Del Rey and Beirut and veterans announcing their returns, such as Meat Puppets; Patty Griffin; Los Planetas teaming up with Niño De Elche for their new project Fuerza Nueva, and Mercury Rev who, next to some of the most acclaimed female vocalists -Hope Sandoval; Norah Jones; Laetitia Sadier; etc, reinterpret Bobbie Gentry’s album The Delta Sweete.

The rise of latin pop and urban music is well represented by the likes of Bad Bunny; Yung Beef; Ozuna and Melii and even a rarity by Radiohead made this week’s selection.

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