New Music Discoveries 27th January: Short Wave Craft, Girl Scout, Kimbra and more

This week we have added another ten new tracks to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. “I Need You Tonight” from trip-hop project Short Wave Craft is our Track of the Week.

Short Wave Craft is a joint collaboration between producer Dominic Owen (Biggie Smalls, Anthony Hamilton) and underground musician, Tom Carr. “I Need You Tonight” follows on the heels of the success of their previous single and debut EP. Devised at the height of lockdown, the song is described by the duo as an “anthemic cry out for human connection, in times of separation”. With some beautiful gospel undertones and call and response vocals, the track is uplifting and offers a calming blast of positive vibes.

“Let The Fire Burn” is the latest from indie-folk artist Tay Oskee, who has announced that his debut album Keepers of the Morning will be released on 14th April. Kimbra has released “Foolish Thinking”, in which she has penned a letter to her future daughter.

The UK’s Maisie Peters has released the personal and emotive “Body Better”, a song about drawing comparisons and the inevitable analysis that goes on after a breakup. Maisie is currently supporting Ed Sheeran on his world-wide tour and has her own headline shows in Australia in February and March.

The Reytons are from south Yorkshire, and have just dropped their debut album What’s Rock and Roll?. “Monthly Subscription” tells the tale of a girl who earns a living via her ‘OnlyFans’  –
“Check out her bio, read the description, ‘Cause you can see it all with a monthly subscription”

It tells the tale from both sides, with a keen turn of phrase, and a sound that will remind you of early Arctic Monkeys, this a band that is rightfully getting plenty of attention.

Stockholm’s Girl Scout has released “Weirdo”, the third single from the garage pop newcomers. It’s a jangly slice of indie pop, addressing the challenge of trying to fit in. The video is also great viewing – it features Mark Williams, who played Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter series.

“Jenny’s Place” is the new single from Brooklyn-based indie rocker Big Dumb Baby. The track, which is co-produced by The Dare’s Harrison Patrick Smith, is based on Big Dumb Baby’s senior year of college living with friends. Bittersweet and nostalgic, this one really hits the spot thanks to a healthy dose of snarky lyricism and an undeniable swagger.

Also added to the playlist this week is “People at Parties”, the stunning new single from German indie pop duo I Want Poetry. The track, a collaboration with US-based producer Electra Lovely, will undoubtedly appeal to fans of Lana Del Rey, London Grammar, and similar artists. It’s nostalgic, elegant and completely captivating, thanks in part to that beautiful and ethereal central vocal from singer Tine von Bergen. “People at Parties” is the prelude to the duo’s second album, Solace + Light, which is out at the end of May – so stay tuned for more from them.

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Here’s the complete list of additions this week:

Short Wave Craft “I Need You Tonight”
Tay Oskee “Let The Fire Burn”
Adeline V. Lopez “Catharsis”
Girl Scout “Weirdo”
Big Dumb Baby “Jenny’s Place”
The Reytons “Monthly Subscription”
Peter Lake “Comfort’s Cross”
Kimbra “Foolish Thinking”
I Want Poetry “People at Parties”
Maisie Peters “Body Better”