Geowulf first garnered some impressive acclaim back in 2016 when they released their debut single ‘Saltwater’. Two years later, (and millions of streams later) the band are gearing up to release their first LP – titled ‘Great Big Blue’.
Now we’re all now firmly buckled up and ready to take on 2018, we can now reflect and glance outside of our rear view mirrors at the epic tracks which dropped in 2017, and will be forever be carried lovingly throughout our lives. Here’s our top five favourite releases.
Prior to their sold-out UK tour in November, Milky Chance dropped the video for fan favourite ‘Bad Things’, lifted off of their second album Blossom. The nu-folk trio has enlisted the help of rising star Izzy Bizu, who released her debut album last year to much critical acclaim.
Aylesbury-based band Blushes experiment and infuse their music with a criss-cross of individually influenced genres, including Pop, RnB and Post-Punk. Blended together seamlessly with male-female driven vocals in their edgy, and possibly their darkest release to date in ‘Honey’.
Until recently, Berlin-based outfit Murmur Tooth was a fully functioning band. Now founding member Leah Hinton is going it alone. Still operating under the Murmur Tooth name, Hinton is continuing to make the music she wants to make while retaining complete artistic control; having written, played, recorded and produced the entire EP, and we salute …
Once upon a time, Sea Girls were two seperate bands – but thankfully, the quartet merged together and had a short stint of recording their music in a studio owned by Rudimental located above burger shop, they bring us their latest release ‘Heavenly War’.
The release of her debut single ‘You’ and subsequent EP ‘Halfway’ has signalled LAOISE as one to watch. Her first EP expertly intertwined compelling synth-beats with intriguing lyricism. The new sound heard on ‘Rich’ takes the artist in a refreshingly dark direction.
We spoke to Gecko, a North London-based singer-songwriter who played a sold-out album release show in October 2017, and has received support from BBC Introducing, Radio X and rave reviews from the high-profile likes of Huw Stephens and Ed Sheeran respectively, over his playful, dry humoured lyrics and feel-good acoustic music.