What’s on Your Playlist: John Preston

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Roisin Murphy – Gone Fishing

Roisin Murphy returns with Hairless Toys, her first album in 8 years. And instead of singing about her own new family, she breathes fresh story-telling life into the gay house mothers of Paris is Burning. Languid and inward looking with vintage Grace Jones rhythms and percussion, ‘Gone Fishing’ is nothing that you might expect.

Kali Uchis – Speed

‘Speed’ is taken from Kali Uchis’ superb new album Por Vida. A Tyler, the Creator production misleads with precise and dominating electro beats and synth lines before Uchis charms with her usual hazily blissed-out nonchalance. Divine.

Petite Meller – Baby Love

An awesome leap into certified, superior-pop territory for the Parisian jazz-baby who favours real life giraffes, flamingoes and dancing in her pants to the usual music video stylings. With rave pianos and about 5 separate hooks, she makes it looks utterly effortless and completely fabulous.

Lowell – I Love You Money

Riot Girrrl R&B electro-grime with sublime pop melodies, Lowell is gearing up for her UK reign and her inspired debut We Loved Her Dearly is finally arriving next month. Take cover as the gal means business.

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Natalie Prass – Why Won’t You Believe In Me

A massive, live studio band with a refined and moving string section, Natalie Prass’ self-titled debut is a modern soul record with country edges that just longs for the days that Dusty spent in Memphis. Fans of Jenny Lewis will approve.

About John Preston

South London based music obsessive with strong opinions about most things. Doubts Madonna has another good record in her but would love more than anything to be proved wrong.