The more retro and underground Hot Chip go, the better they become. The sexy 1980s electro bassline on this, their latest single bolsters the group’s dreamy, rave era-style harmonies, creating the best example yet of their unique, off-the-wall approach to dance music.
Amelia Lily – You Bring Me Joy
The young maverick formerly tipped as one of last year’s favourites for The X Factor seemed best suited to rock anthems and ballads. Yet her debut single is an uplifting, poppy, dance tune you’d expect to hear in Ibiza. Nonetheless, this curious sidestep is strong vocally and catchy.
Zulu Winter – Key To My Heart
Ethereal and airy, the latest release by Zulu Winter of We Should Be Swimming fame is a dreamy affair which washes over the ears. Bold bass drum chords back tight harmonies and drifting melodies on this earnest and powerful track by the all-male five-piece outfit.