#UMANewMusicPlaylist 3 – We Rundown Our Pick Of The Week’s New Music

Lavz – Formula

After previous project ‘Minor to Major’ gained vast support from BBC Introducing, Luton-based Lavz returns with a new release. With ‘Formula’ she delivers lyrics with a laid-back flow, complementing a rhythmic chorus. Combined with unique swinging beats and hard hitting trap hi-hats, this track contains every ingredient for a real underground hit. Lavz is currently gigging in London, with one of her latest appearances being at The Roundhouse Rising Festival alongside Little Simz and other respected artists. Follow @ItzLavz

Kojo Funds – Fear No One

Kojo Funds is no insiders’ tip anymore, his memorable mix of afrobeats, bashment and uk rap have gained many admirers over the past couple of years. Following previous cut ‘Warning’, the London-based artist is really stepping things up with this release and we can’t wait to hear more. Catch Kojo Funds at Wireless Festival in London this summer. Follow @KojoFunds

White Hart – Friction

White Hart are the latest talent hailing from indie pop-centric Brighton. Although the four-piece are still in a burgeoning stage, their new release ‘Friction’ is not lacking in talent and promise. A crushing guitar sound set to lead singer George’s powerful vocals lend their debut single an energetic and infectious melody, providing a great start on their musical journey. Follow @ItsWhiteHart

Keels – Prison Walls

London based singer-songwriter Keels is fast becoming one of the most talked about songwriters in the UK & Ireland. His debut single ‘Surrender’ was championed by The Line of Best Fit, London Live and Sofar Sounds, with Spotify adding it to their tastemaker ‘Fresh Finds’ playlist. To coincide with a sold-out show at St Pancras Old Church in March this year Keels dropped new track ‘Prison Walls’, employing trademark serene vocal harmonies and hazy reverberated guitar licks and compelling crescendos. Follow @KeelsMusic

Afro B ft. Yxng Bane – Juice & Power

[Cover Photo] Set to make an even bigger splash in 2017 is the flourishing UK Afrobeats scene. Spearheading the movement is a seminal DJ and artist Afro B. One for the clubs, ‘Juice & Power’ exemplifies his knack of blending uk rap and bashment with razor sharp afrobeats rhythms and street lingo. Having already garnered over five million streams across YouTube and Soundcloud in 2016 alone, Afro B is also being championed by the likes of Toddla T, MistaJam and Tim Westwood. Tune into his show on Reprezent Radio and watch out for the Afro B curated ‘MOVES’ compilation album out later this month. Follow @AfroB

The 27 – All The Time

Channelling an old school approach to vocal harmonies akin to The Everly Brothers, the Fab Four and Simon & Garfunkel’s, roost-y 4 piece The 27 drop their latest video ‘All The Time’. This follows previous single ‘Call Me A Friend’, which enjoyed over 50,000 streams on Spotify. This time round The Oxfordshire-based group have enlisted the support of The Next Room Productions, and legendary musician Clem Cattini, who’s credits include Nirvana, The Kinks, Paul McCartney and Dusty Springfield. Follow @The27Band


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