Laura Groves: Gamma Ray Blue (Cleaners From Venus Cover)

London-based songwriter Laura Groves previously released an album on XL under the moniker Blue Roses. Under her real name, however, Groves transitions from acoustic instruments like piano and guitar to a more electronic set-up, and her voice glows anew among the vintage synthesizers. In her cover of the track “Gamma Ray Blue,” Groves polishes up the lo-fi track from ’80s band The Cleaners from Venus …

Purson: The Window Cleaner

London-based prog rockers Purson—helmed by Rosalie Cunningham, formerly of all-female mod four-piece Ipso Facto—know how to paint a picture with rhythm and beauty. Each band member has pockets within each songs to show off their instrumental chops, like in the mellow tune “The Window Cleaner,” as Cunningham sings with authority and maturity that feels far beyond her 25 years. We’d believe the band was transported …

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Remembering Phife Dawg, plus new work from A K Paul, MeLo-X + Little Simz, Golden Hour and Lil Yachty

A K Paul: Landcruisin’ R&B producer Jai Paul is treading the road less traveled; armed with only two official releases (“Jasmine” and “BTSTU”), he’s been able to wield the hype and keep a loyal fanbase on their toes for years. He recently set up the mysterious website Paul Institute with his brother A K Paul, another producer who’s worked with NAO and Jessie Ware. Fans …