the soundtrack to your weekend ft. the rhythm method, vanessa white and rina mushonga
Press play on the new releases we've had on repeat this week.
The Rhythm Method, Cruel
This is the best song of the week. All of the others are really good but this is the best one. A Mike Skinner-produced slice of lovers rock from The Rhythm Method and their very own Dee C. Lee, Zoee.
Vanessa White, Good Good
Former Saturdays star Vanessa White continues her surprisingly convincing transformation into sultry RnB songstress here with the Mkulu produced Good Good; a song so nice they named it twice.
Cosmo Pyke, Chronic Sunshine
Watch South London renaissance man Cosmo Pyke strut through Peckham to the sound of jangling strings and honey nut vocals. With his big, brown eyes, sunshine lyrics and lop-eared dreads, it's easy to remember that spring is just around the corner. See you at Peckham Rye with an ice pop.
Jamie Isaac, CNT U SEE (ft. Wiki + Denzel Curry)
Rapper of rap Denzel Curry and Ratking member Wiki join forces with south London producer Jamie Isaac for a piano led slice of world-weary ambiance. There's a saxophone on it, but don't let that put you off.
Rina Mushonga - AtalantA
Another Peckham portrait masterpiece video, this time accompanying Dutch-Zimbabwean artist Rina Mushonga's stormy, stoic and soon-to-be anthemic track, about facing your struggles head on, inspired by Greek goddess Atlanta.
Bands 4 Refugees, Gimme Shelter (NME Awards Performance)
Charli XCX, Pixie Geldof, Olly from Years & Years and a whole host of indie heads pull together here to raise money for Help Refugees. It's all about 500 times better than it might have been and you can text REFU to 70700 to donate £5 now.
The Lemon Twigs, I Wanna Prove to You
In the video for their latest whimsical waltzy ballad, The Lemon Twigs take a visit to Utah, to director Nick Roney's grandparents' house, to discover the meaning of true love. Watch their adventures in suburbia, play happy families and fall in love all over again with I Wanna Prove to You.
ShitKid, Sugar Town
Shitkid's Sugar Town is a thrashing, twitching, dying animal, stuck between barbed wire on a dripping wet electric fence. Listen if you want. No sugar coating here.
Lea Porcelain, Bones
All wall-of-sound and distant mystery, Lea Porcelain's Bones is a rhythm driven throwback track. If you happen to be looking out of a window feeling wistful this weekend, this is the song that should soundtrack it.
Little Cub, Too Much Love
And finally, an ode to the hollow generation, Little Cub's recent single speaks to those repeating their cynical lifecycles, stuck in between progression and repression; no matter your troubles, hedonism will help. Or will it? Watch the video, directed by i-D's very own Lily Rose Thomas, above.
Text Matthew Whitehouse and Tom Ivin