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Here’s What’s Moving in #NEWMUSIC — This Friday [LISTEN]


Here’s What’s Moving in #NEWMUSIC — This Friday [LISTEN]

It’s been a wall-to-wall week full of new music releases … and just ahead of THEHOTLIST 42 becoming available to stream on Apple Music, we’re about to run down the most notable of them …

Buckle up!


… and kicking us off this Friday is the brand new sophomore album from New Jersey-born, synth-pop queen: Halsey.

Dropping new track Strangers (feat. solo riser, Lauren Jauregui) for listeners to wrap their ears around – just a week ago, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom arrives as the awaited follow-up to her breakout debut album: Badlands – that (among others) spawned hits: New Americana and Colors.

Standouts include: Devil in Me and Heaven in Hiding.


Leeds-based art rock and folktronica collective alt-Jwho won the 2012 British Mercury Prize for their debut: An Awesome Wave – are also returning this weekend with third studio offering: RELAXER.

Complete with cover art provided courtesy of 1998 PlayStation game, LSD, the Infectious, Atlantic-signees made serious waves when they first pulled the wraps off their explicit single: In Cold Blood, during Zane Lowe’s breaking show – last month.

Closely following it up with 3WW, (and more recently: Adeline), the recording’s soothing and laid-back vibe will ultimately aim to do exactly what it says in the tin, despite lasting only 38:59 minutes across 8 tracks

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl and gang all but broke the internet Thursday afternoon when his band Foo Fighters unveiled their first single release, in over two years.

Seeing its worldwide premiere during Lowe’s breaking show on Beats 1 – earlier this week, Run arrives as a mid-to-heavy offering from the Seattle, WA rockers, with one listener describing the new sound as “loud and alive.”

Dua Lipa

Also making some serious noise this weekend: Dua Lipa.

Originally signing on with Warner Bros. Records at the back end of 2015, the YouTube prodigy and internet dream-pop sensation has today officially dropped her debut album.

Now available to stream in full the 17-track self-titled recording features a number of singles that have already made it big here in the UK, including THEHOTLIST-featured: Blow Your Mind (Mwah), Hotter than Hell and Be the One

Those of you looking for more background on Lipa’s rise to fame will want to head over to Apple Music where the service’s editors have this morning put together: ‘The Dua Lipa Story,’ which uses both quotes and experiences from the artist herself – alongside highlighting some of her most-favourite influences.

Liam Gallagher

Our last pick perhaps needs little to no introduction, given he was a former member of Manchester-forged Oasis.

Nevertheless, all-out 90s rock giant Liam Gallagher officially returns to the scene this weekend to share new release: Wall of Glass.

Rather than bore you with the details, we think it’s probably best to let the single do the talking.

Listen Now on Apple Music.

In an attempt to merge the worlds of music, design and journalism, Arron is perhaps best known for founding online news brand: RazorianFly; a hobby which grew to attract a monthly audience of 120K.

Today he can be found designing and writing for whilst also managing #THEHOTLIST - a weekly updating playlist of the hottest new artists, now streaming on Apple Music.

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Perhaps best known for founding online news brand RazorianFly, Cheshire digital creative Arron Hirst lives for discovering new artists.
Experimenting in alt-synth vibes through his own side project - STARRHINO, today his focus is rooted in the user's experience.

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