Swans Are Coming To Top The Loop


Michael Gira and his legendary band Swans, return with their15th studio album ‘Leaving Meaning’ and the album’s first taster ‘It’s Coming, It’s Real’ is this week’s #1 in our Loop. Spanish songwriter Nacho Vegas and unique hip-hop musician Danny Brown complete the Top 3.

Alabama Shakes’ frontwoman Brittany Howard has gone solo, delivering one of the biggest music surprises of 2019. She’s the highest entry, next to the latest tracks by Leonard Cohen; Wilco; cupcakKe; Slayyyter feat. Ayesha Erotica; Charli XCX feat. Clairo and Yaeji; Big Boi feat. Sleepy Brown & CeeLo Green; La Bien Querida Y Los Planetas; Field Music; Georgia; Fuerza Nueva.. and the collaboration between Teebs and Panda Bear. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Taylor Swift And St. Vincent Bring A Cruel Summer

Veteran pop princess Taylor Swift, with a little help from St. Vincent and Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff, gets her first number one in our loop with ‘Cruel Summer’, our favourite track in her latest album ‘Lover.’ The folk-rock of Florist, and the return of Swans complete this week’s Top 3.

FKA Twigs feat. Future is the highest entry, next to the latest tracks by Pusha T feat. Kash Doll; Angel Olsen; Lana Del Rey; Jenny Hval feat. Laura Jean; JPEGMAFIA; Yves Tumor feat. Hirakish, Napolean and ANTHEM; slowthai feat. Denzel Curry; Mariah the Scientist; Perfume Genius; Bob Mould; The Ju feat. Tyler The Creator; Skream; Bonnie “Prince” Billy.. and another high profile female collaboration between Tove Lo and Kylie Minogue. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Big Thief Steals This Week’s Loop

One of the bands this year will be remembered for, Brooklyn alt. folksters Big Thief, makes it to the top of our loop with ‘Not’, the first taster off their second album of 2019, ‘Two Hands.’ Lana Del Rey, whose new album ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’ has been saluted by the critics as the best of her career and LA post-punks Automatic round up the Top 3.

After our two-week holiday, this new edition comes crammed with new entries, anticipating the hottest albums of the autumn, headed by Pusha T. feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill, and new works by the likes of Taylor Swift; Swans; girl in red; Charli XCX feat. HAIM; Nacho Vegas; Bat For Lashes; Four Tet; Isobel Campbell; Sudan Archives; Cigarettes After Sex; Danny Brown; Grimes; Cineplexx con La Bien Querida; Belle & Sebastian; Metronomy; Chromatics; Algiers; A$AP Rocky;
Vagabon; Guitarricadelafuente: Camila Cabello
… plus a surprisingly good duet between Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks from the former’s collaborations album. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Richard Dawson Gets The Loop Jogging

Newcastle songwriter Richard Dawson is the #1 in our loop, with ‘Jogging,’ a song describing his experience dealing with anxiety that anticipates his new album ‘2020,’ the follow-up to the acclaimed ‘Peasant’. A rather folk-tinged edition with Brooklyn bands Big Thief and Florist rounding up the Top 3.

Following the successful steps of Camila Cabello, Normani, the second member of Fifth Harmony off to pursue a solo career, is the highest debut. Also new this week, brand new tracks by Automatic; Vince Staples; Lana Del Rey; AURORA; Mura Masa with Clairo; Magdalena Bay; Young Thug (eat. Lil Uzi Vert); Anna Meredith; The New Pornographers; Shannon Lay; Lizzo feat. DaBaby; Sheer Mag; Crack Cloud; Kim Gordon; Thom Yorke with Flea, Lindstrøm… and the return of 90s alternative stars Red Kross. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rico Nasty Makes Time Fly In The Loop

After dealing with ‘Anger Management,’ female rapper Rico Nasty goes more club and pop friendly with the infectious ‘Time Flies,’ which is our #1 in the new edition of the loop. London art pop band Vanishing Twin and St. Louis’ songwriter Angel Olsen, with her latest, 80’s inspired power ballad, complete the Top 3.

Anticipating their second album in just a few months, after releasing one of the best records of the year, Big Thief‘s new track is the highest debut, with the latest by Jenny Hval; Oh Sees; (Sandy) Alex G; Shura; Charli XCX feat. Sky Ferreira; Vivian Girls; Jorja Smith feat. Burna Boy; Leikeli47; Mariah the Scientist; JPEGMAFIA; Lightning Bolt; ROSALÍA & Ozuna… as well as the founder of English post-rock legends Cabaret Voltaire Stephen Mallinder going solo, all debuting strong. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bleached Makes The Loop Daydream

Formerly members of Mika Miko, the Clavin Sisters’ new band Bleached delivers the most infectious slice of pop punk we have heard in ages with ‘Daydream,’ this week’s top track in our loop. The duet between Charli XCX and Christine and The Queens and Four Tet remain in the top 3.

NY Indie folk-rock combo, Florist, provides the highest debut. Other strong new entries this weeks are the latest by Ariel Pink; Moodymann; Teyana Taylor feat. King Combs; Lana Del Rey; Jay Som; Battles feat. Salt Principato; Burna Boy; Dehd; Bon Iver; Trippie Redd… plus a surprising collaboration between prolific rapper Denzel Curry and Canadian hardcore punk band Fucked Up. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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(Sandy) Alex G Brings Hope To The Loop

The young but already veteran purveyor of bedroom pop (Sandy) Alex G gets to #1 in our loop with his latest single ‘Hope,’ a taster from his ninth album ‘House of Sugar’. The duet between Charli XCX and Christine and The Queens and Four Tet round up this week’s top 3.

Angel Olsen‘s new 80’s inspired power ballad ‘All Mirrors’ is the highest new entry. The latest songs by Molly Burch; Rapsody feat. D’Angelo & GZA; Royal Trux feat. Ariel Pink; Richard Dawson; HAIM; Ariana Grande with Social house; Clairo; Caroline Polacheck; Ty Segall and Canadian supergroup The New Pornographers also debut. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chris Cohen Is This Week’s #1 With ‘Green Eyes’

Former member of Deerhoof, multi-instrumentist Chris Cohen delivers the favourite song in our loop this week with ‘Green Eyes’ from his nicely moody third solo album. In the top 3: ROSALÍA remains and Anna Meredith climbs up.

NY female rapper Rico Nasty is this edition’s highest debut, followed by the new songs by King Princess; Denzel Curry Feat. Tate Kobang; Sílvia Pérez Cruz; Kano; Resavoir Feat. Sen Morimoto; DIIV; Black Marble ;Hiss Golden Messenger; Joan Shelley and the return of Canadian pop duo Tegan And Sara. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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ROSALÍA Double Number One In Our Loop

On a very Hispanic-flavored edition of our loop, ROSALÍA gets to #1 with the two songs of her excellent double sided new single ‘Fucking Money Man,’ in which the Spanish star sings to the two sides of our contradictory relationship with money. Two very different female artists complete this week’s top 3: Lady Lykez and Jenny Hval.

The highest new entry comes also from Spain, and makes for an inflamed political statement against the rise of fascism, “Supergroup” Fuerza Nueva combines the talents of Los Planetas and El Niño De Elche. Other big debuts this week are the latests tracks by (Sandy) Alex G; Charli XCX feat. Christine & The Queens; Four Tet; Wilco; Dj Python; Bleached ; Sleater-Kinney; Maxo Kream feat. Megan Thee Stallion; Vivian Girls; Bad Gyal; Hayley Kiyoko; Sofi Tukker; Whitney and another strong candidate for summer song of 2019, Anuel AA feat. Daddy Yankee, Karol G, J Balvin & Ozuna, an all-star reggaton team giving shape to the soon-to-be smash hit ‘China’.

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Enigmatic London Trio SAULT Is The New #1

Very little is known about the new #1 in our loop, a London trio called SAULT. Their album “5,” a mix of soul vibes and lo-fi production, currently making waves on the blogosphere. Some of its members have written songs for Michael Kiwanuka and Little Simz and they are released through Kid Sister’s label Forever Living. ‘Let It Go’ is one of their first singles and is our favourite song this week. Thom Yorke and black midi complete the top 3.

Highest new entry is by Swedish experimental songwriter Jenny Hval, next to an record number of new tracks by the likes of Bon Iver; Chris Cohen; Anna Meredith; Jay Som; Gruff Rhys & MUZI; Khruangbin; J Balvin & Bad Bunny; MIKE; Nasty Cherry; Purple Mountains; Simpson; Africa Express and pop starlette Yuna teaming up with the ubiquitous Tyler, The Creator.

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‘I THINK’ By Tyler, The Creator With Solange New #1

Tyler, The Creator, whom with ‘IGOR’ has delivered one of the most innovative rap albums of recent times, also gives us one of the catchies choruses of the summer, in collaboration with Solange, ‘I THINK’ is this week’s number one in our loop. Where the rock of Declan Welsh and The Decadent West and the electronica of Floating Points are also flying high.

Highest new entry is the new double single by ROSALÍA describing her love/hate relationship whose first part is sung in Catalonian. Also debuting strong the new tracks by Haiku Salut; Aisha Devi; Mega Bog; Future Pilot AKA feat. Emma Pollock & Ron Sexsmith; Uniform & The Body; Lady Lykez feat. Lioness; Jesca Hoop; Ty Segall; cupcakKe; Belle & Sebastian; Brian Eno; Ride and Spanish female trap star ; Bad Gyal Feat. Busy Signal on her new song.

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Bon Iver Leads The Loop With ‘Hey, Ma’

In the week that he’s playing at Madrid’s Mad Cool festival, Justin Vernon’s band Bon Iver is our favourite song of the week with ‘Hey, Ma’ one of the two brand new tracks anticipating their long awaited new album. Hip-hop’s alt-folk band of choice is suitable followed by two of the biggest hip-hop stars Today: Tyler, The Creator and IDK.

The rather enigmatic funk and soul band SAULT are the highest new entry. Also debuting strong the new tracks by serpentwithfeet feat. Ty Dolla $ign; Mark Ronson feat. Angel Olsen; Thom Yorke; black midi; Joan Dausà con María Rodés Y Santi Balmes; Yuna feat. Little Simz; Jacques Greene feat. Cadence Weapon; The Raconteurs; H.E.R. feat. YBN Cordae; Snail Mail; Moon Duo; Mala Rodríguez; and the epic return of Oh Seees.

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Jai Paul Conquers The Loop

Returning from an hiatus from music in top form, Jai Paul conquers this edition of the loop with his two new singles making an impact. ‘He’ is the new #1 and ‘Do You Love Her Now’ is one of the highest new entries. The British producer takes the top spot over such high profile, innovative song-writers as Bon Iver and Sandy (Alex G).

The return of female rapper Kamaiyah feat. Quavo & Tyga is the highest debut, followed closely by brand new tracks by Declan Welsh and The Decadent West; Floating Points; Polo G feat. Lil Tjay; Sheer Mag; Freddie Gibbs & Madlib feat. Anderson .Paak; Julien Baker; The Hold Steady; Drake; Metronomy; Spoon; Caroline Polachek; Steve Gunn; Chelsea Wolfe and another latin contender for song of the summer 2019 Alex Sensation feat. Anitta and Luis Fonsi in ‘Pa’lante.’

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The Loop Takes Denzel Curry’s Speedboat

Florida rapper Denzel Curry, whom with his fourth work ‘Zuu’ has delivered one of the hip-hop albums of the year, is this week’s number one in our loop with his single, ‘Standout.’ The tuneful indie pop of Lower Dens and the alt-soul of Congolese-American female songwriter Christelle Bofale, rank also high this week.

Another track from Tyler, The Creator‘s acclaimed new work is the highest debut, followed closely by brand new tracks by IDK; Flying Lotus feat. Solange; Burial; Yung Beef; Octavian feat. Theophilus London; Sleater-Kinney; Free Nationals feat. Mac Miller & Kali Uchis; Julien Baker; Calexico with Iron & Wine
and Spanish pop idol-like contestant Natalia Lacunza feat. Guitarricadelafuente with a strong debut track which mixes pop and folk notes to incredible mass appeal.

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