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Thought I Told You

They’re back! After dropping a slew of impressive tracks last year, Montreal based Cannonhead return with “Thought I Told You” in support of their upcoming sophomore release. The track samples a live performance clip of “Told You So” by fellow Montreal based artist Akua Carson and is one of those gems bound to stay in your head for a while. I had a chance to preview some of the album, and it’s safe to say these guys might be sitting on one of the best rap albums to come out of Canada in a while. 

Gist Is

Adult Jazz are quickly becoming my favourite band, and hopefully yours too? The four-piece from Leeds are perhaps the most exciting group out there (apart from alt-J) and their stunning debut album Gist Is, will show you why. The record takes you on an etheral, spiritual journey, from the lush, intricate melodies of opener ‘Hum’, to the fluttery and unconventionally funky ‘Idiot Mantra’, to the hauntingly captivating ‘Spook’and closer ‘Bonedigger’, the album well and truly sparkles. If the introspective soundscapes won’t get you, the warm, mellow vocals of frontman Harry Surgess most definitely will. Do yourself a favour and stream the entire album above, before it’s out August 4. 

Azealia Banks - Heavy Metal and Reflective

Okay, so Azealia Banks has had a pretty rough ride over the past few years. Be it label issues or general beef, but you can’t deny her talent. From time to time, she’s dropped some gems, but it’s all overshadowed by her forever-delayed album. Things have changed now. She’f left Universal, and has started afresh with ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective' which has that '212' vibe we all loved. Whilst Broke With Expensive Taste might still be months (years?) away, this is promising. 

Jessie Ware - Share It All

Having recently revealed the stunning title-track to her highly anticipated sophomore album Tough LoveJessie Ware has shared yet another gem. ‘Share It All’, a delicate R&B ballad, was co-written by Romy from The xx and will feature on the deluxe edition of the new album. Ware’s vocals really blossom with absolute clarity and control over the mellow-y goodness in that Julio Bashmore beat. Tuck into the track below…

SBTRKT has finally shared details on his forthcoming sophomore album which is called Wonder Where We Land. Dropping September 23 via Young Turks, the LP’s lead single ‘New Dorp. New York' features vocals from Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koening (above). There are also contributions from the likes of Sampha, Jessie Ware, Raury and more in the star-studded line up. Peak the striking cover art above and the full track listing here