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Ticketmaster’s Fresh Scoop: the best new music

Need help keeping up with the best new music dropping every week? Ticketmaster's Fresh Scoop features our handpicked faves – we do the hard work, so you can sit back and enjoy.

Catfish and the Bottlemen – Longshot

They’ve made us wait three long years, but finally, Welsh rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen have given us the first taste of new music following their 2016 album The Ride. As expected it’s jampacked with everything we love about the band – catchy hooks, strutting guitar lines, and that signature Van McCann attitude. They were recently on our shores as part of Falls Festival, but without any accompanying headline shows, we’re eagerly anticipating more new music and a headline tour to come. For now, we’re pressing repeat on this gem.

La Dispute – Footsteps at the Pond

After releasing a double single last year as the first taste of their new album Panorama, Michigan post-hardcore outfit La Dispute have now dropped another tasty slice in single Footsteps at the Pond. The single feels as if it could be at home on breakout 2008 album Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River… or even it’s follow-up Wildlife. Chock-full of huge riffs and packed with rhythmic energy, it’s the balance of tender, quieter moments that showcase the unique brilliance of La Dispute’s songwriting. Following on from the softly floating, atmospheric builders from last month, Panorama is shaping up to be another memorable La Dispute release. It drops Friday 2 March.

Stella Donnelly – Old Man

Confident and cutting are two words we’ve become used to using to describe Stella Donnelly, and on her latest track Old Man she continues her run of biting social commentary in fabulous fashion. Although it’s built around a breezy, sunshine-bright guitar melody, the track is anything but light-hearted. The lyrics and tale are a scathing commentary on unwanted attention, and when built around such a playful melody her masterful lyricism shines. Stella’s bold EP Thrush Metal, including standout single Boys Will Be Boys, brought her to international attention across 2017 and 2018 and has set her up to make a huge impact with her forthcoming debut album Beware of the Dogs (due out Friday 8 March).

Washington – American Spirit

Back with her second single in only a handful of months, American Spirit is another taste from Washington’s highly-anticipated forthcoming studio album. Built on a hypnotic, pulsing beat, Washington explores the darker, haunting side of the Hollywood “dream”. Slow-burning piano allows Washington’s gloriously smokey vocal to shine as she explores this hauntingly sad tale inspired by the likes of Peg Entwistle and Stormy Daniels.

Soak – Knock Me Off My Feet

A sparkling melody paired with a hand-clap beat is the perfect bed to carry SOAK’s sweet storytelling. Painting the tale of the claustrophobia vs freedom of small-town living, while battling with the notion that we’re all both our greatest allies and our worst enemies, Knock Me Off My Feet is a real treat. SOAK is an indie-folk gem and we’re eagerly awaiting her sophomore album, Grim Town. It drops Friday 26 April.

Pond – Daisy

New album announces are rolling in thick and fast, and we are stoked on the news from our fave psych-rockers Pond. They’ll be dropping their eighth studio album Tasmania and have given us another taste of it, this time with a track called Daisy. Softly floating in, gorgeous Tame-Impala-esque keys and a danceable synth rock groove carry Nick Allbrook’s uniquely quirky poetry. Tasmania will arrive on Friday March 1.

Betty Who – I Remember

Betty Who truly knows how to craft a pop gem, and I Remember is no exception. The retro-pop number is so infectiously catchy, and is as readymade for dancefloor filling as it is for singing into a hairbrush while dancing into your bedroom. She’s preparing to release her first independent record, and I Remember feels truly and completely free.

Tourist – Emily

Finding the perfect balance between nostalgic bliss and futuristic grooves is a fine line to straddle, but on his latest track, Emily, UK producer Tourist does it perfectly. Dreamy, shimmering soundscapes of lush piano and rolling percussion roll and swell together, building to their crescendo before fading out in brilliant fashion. This is bliss.

Coin – I Want It All

Soulful funk grooves, lush atmospherics, and perfectly pop vocals combine to create a truly infectious single on I Want It All. So many sunshiney jams dropping in to fill our summer playlists, and this newie from Nashville trio Coin should be right at the top.

Kehlani – Nights Like This ft Ty Dolla $ign

There’s no doubt about it, Kehlani is leading the R&B scene right now, and her latest team up with Ty Dolla $ign further advances that fact. Smooth grooves build the track, but it’s her flawless vocal that’s the true winner here.  She’s announced there’s a mixtape and an album in the works, and all we truly want is more Kehlani so keep it coming.

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