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LANA DEL REY – HONEYMOON

Lana’s style has remained consistent since she blew onto the music scene over four years ago and her third studio album continues to echo that sentiment. With her rich voice and plenty of sultry vibes, her first single ‘High by the Beach,’ – which she describes as a hip-hop record (with trap influences, of course) – is exactly what we’d expect. It’s been reported that Mark Ronson has produced the album and with a Nina Simone cover on the tracklist, we’re sure it won’t disappoint – even if she is still singing the same old tune.


SWIM DEEP- MOTHERS

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Now a fivepiece, the Birmingham band’s latest piece of work has been described by the boys as a ‘marked departure’ from their 2013 debut. Having already released a multitude of exceptionally vibey tracks, their new album is supposedly a nod to the true creators of the universe.


DISCLOSURE – CARACAL

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Following on from the huge success of their debut ‘Settle’, the two brothers have been keeping busy with a hectic schedule of touring and producing. Their latest track ‘Willing & Able’ featuring soul artist Kwabs isn’t exactly ‘club banger’ material but as one half of the team Guy Lawrence explains, the second album is ‘still very club-influenced but every song is a fully structured pop song.’ And with big names like Lorde and The Weeknd on the tracklist, plus another team up with Sam Smith (resulting in the brilliant single ‘Omen’), we’re sure that the duo’s new release will continue to prove their talent.


CHRVCHES – EVERY OPEN EYE

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They were included on the BBC’s Sound of 2013 list as bone of the most promising new music talents and have since become winners of the British Breakthrough Act award at this year’s Brits. The Scottish band’s latest single ‘Leave a Trace’ is reminiscent of their usual sound – synth and pop, infused with subtly barbed yet sentimental lyrics – only this time round, it’s more thematic. Staying true to their original roots, the threesome wanted their new music to sound just as spontaneous as their first release and two years later, their sophomore album feels like a natural progression.


LITTLE MIX – GET WEIRD

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With their first album going platinum and breaking chart records, the Little Mix girls just keep going from strength to strength. Having already secured a multitude of top ten singles under their belt, their latest ‘Black Magic’ has spent three weeks at number one becoming the first by a girl group since 2007! Now onto their third studio album, the girls describe it as having a completely new sound and more personality-driven – be sure to except fun, bold and colourful vibes. #guiltypleasure