March is coming to an end which means we have officially survived the first quarter of 2018. Time flies when you’re listening to good music! Below are the best picks of this week… Grab your headphones and enjoy!

Austel – Crows

At just 19 years of age, Austel has quickly established herself as a regular studio presence, performing at Glastonbury Festival, supporting Fleet Foxes and touring the UK on multiple occasions. Her first single is the intricate and bewitching ‘Crows’. Employing dark percussive elements and classy synth chords, it’s a stunning piece of electronica that’s bound to win over fans of SOHN, James Blake & Goldfrapp. Stay tuned for a project to be released soon! Follow @austelmusic

Streets of Roya – Prisoner

Streets of Roya is the latest project of mysterious songwriter Michael Wespi who has gained over 200,000 streams on Spotify since his project ‘All Eyes On Me’. Lead-single ‘Prisoner’ is a song of fragility, inviting you to explore your inner self. Wespi states that the song should be interpreted by everyone individually and that ‘Prisoner’ is simply one of those tracks that has always been there in the back of his mind, without knowing where it actually came from. Follow @streetsofroya

J-Sol – Wish I Could

‘Wish I Could’ is the latest single from artist J-Sol. Consisting of beautifully deep yet truly heartbreaking lyrics he explains: “Wish I Could” is one of the most meaningful songs I’ve ever written. Many people don’t know I lost my mum through a stroke that was caused by cancer in April 2015. It’s something I’ve tried to forget yet struggled to come to terms with…I went to LA recently where I met someone and fell in love. No matter how hard I tried, nothing I done was good enough…. I lost and betrayed myself to the point where I was saying things that were completely out of my charater. When I got back to London, I reflected on my regrets which inspired me to finish the song “Wish I Could”. I hope you like it.” We certainly do! Follow @jsolworld

LAOLU – All In Me

Coming on the back of her comeback single ‘All In Me’ South East London singer, songwriter and musician LAOLU is proud to unveil the dark and gripping avant-garde music video for ‘ALL IN ME’. Taken from her forthcoming debut EP of the same name, ‘All In Me’ is Laolu’s first offering in nearly three years, having been forced to quit music due to her battles with depression. The visuals for ‘All In Me’ make for a thematic representation of the single and its thought-provoking lyrics, which see Laolu addressing her struggle with depression, and exploring the highs and lows of this constant battle. Follow @laoluofficial

Lostchild – Blacklist

Lostchild is an upcoming British singer-songwriter and producer from the small town of Banbury. Having struggled through his adolescence and teenage years feeing lost, lonely and unable to connect with those around him, Lostchild turned to music as an outlet and began channeling all his troubles and confessions into his songs. Those who have felt rejected, like an outsider, or struggle with low self-esteem can find a home in Lostchild’s music and will soon find the empowerment to express themselves in this single. Follow @lostchilduk

Fonzie – Play Fair

Following up on his highly acclaimed single ‘Just Friends’, Fonzie returns with new infectious track ‘Play Fair’. Once again he delivers a captivating, wavy rap flow and drops some hard hitting bars. The rapper states: “Play Fair is simply what everyone is thinking but too scared to then express because of the potential repercussions. I don’t play fair with them man!” Keep an eye out for much more to come from him! Follow @I_amfonzie