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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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