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Gaz Coombes - Simulator

Frantic from the outset, Gaz Coombes launches straight in with charging, surf-style guitar, bass and drum riffs arrested by harmonic breakdowns and Jack White-style vocal delivery. Taken from the former Supergrass frontman’s debut solo album Gaz Coombes Presents... Here Come The Bombs, this is pure pop-meets-garage punk.

Conor Maynard – Vegas Girl

Following on from debut hit single, Can’t Say No, this sophomore release from the teen sensation’s soon-to-be unleashed debut album Contrast is a slick slice of urban electro-pop. With Justin Timberlake-like delivery and production quality, this is set to be another smash.

Status Quo – The Winner

With an arrangement akin to Rockin’ All Over The World, this timely release is classic Quo from the duo. The ‘winning’ lyrics will no doubt give this single plenty of airplay during the Olympics, but the country-rock chords and boisterous backing vocals make for an unlikely success amid contemporary competition.