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#NewMusicFriday 06.12

Posted on Friday 6th December 2019 at 15:50

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

Hi Gigantic Gang,

The countdown to Christmas has truly began and Gigantic is here with all the latest tunes to shake your baubles to! The #NewMusicFriday blog and playlist is the best way to discover the hot new tracks you need to know. It’s our weekly gift to you and we don’t even care if you’ve been naughty or nice – you can do what you like as you’ll still receive it anyway!





SON LITTLE – ‘suffer’ / ‘mahalia

Born in LA with a preacher and a teacher for parents, rhythm and blues songwriter Son Little grew up in a close-knit family before embarking on a music career which has seen him attract listeners right across the US and Europe with his heartfelt and impassioned performances. Following the tragic suicide of his Uncle, Grammy Award winner Son addresses the pain and anguish following the loss in new single ‘suffer’.

suffer’ is the lead single, taken from Son Little’s upcoming album fourth album ‘aloha’ which was recorded at Studios Ferber in Paris with producer Renaud Letang (Feist, Manu Chao) and is released on Friday January 31st via ANTI. Also featured is brand new single ‘mahalia’ which reveals a man who understands how complex relationships can be,

That song’s an apology delivered at the start of a relationship, instead of the end, when it all falls apart. I’d been thinking a lot about how I find myself repeating the same mistakes in different areas of my life. I find myself drawn over and over to the same qualities in different people, and sometimes the dynamic can become toxic. Pointing the finger is easy. I’m trying to be better at acknowledging my part of the problem.

The R&B maestro will be showing off his superb new material with shows at Patterns in Brighton and London Oslo during March – grab your ticket right now!

Son Little tickets are currently available.



JACOB COLLIER – ‘Time Alone With You’ featuring Daniel Caesar.

Polymath Jacob Collier has teamed up with Daniel Caesar to create their lush new song ‘Time Alone With You’ before kicking off his world tour next year.

The single is released ahead of Collier’s next album ‘Djesse Vol. 3.’ which was recorded in his very own home studio in London which is set for a release sometime in spring next year. While we await the new LP, the prodigious young songwriter is awaiting to find out if he’s to receive even more Grammy Awards (he’s already taken home two and he’s only 25 years old!) in the categories of

Best Arrangement (Instruments and Vocals) for ‘All Night Long’ and Best Arrangement (Instrumental or A Cappella) for his rendition of ‘Moon River’.

Jacob Collier tickets are currently available.






PINEGROVE – ‘Phase’ (Acoustic)

Indie rockers Pinegrove have unplugged their guitars and recorded a very special acoustic rendition of their new single ‘Phase’. Taken from their next album 'Marigold', set to be released by Rough Trade on Friday 17th of January, this special live reworking really allows their country inflections to come to the fore and is a real treat for the ears.

The New Jersey band tour the UK in March, playing dates at Manchester Academy 2, SWX at Bristol and Electric Ballroom in London.

This is a lifelong project. We’re always thinking about how to be better humans and humanists. It’s about how to keep going, and to respond to the world as it is right now.” – Evan Stephens Hall

Pinegrove tickets are currently available.






PALAYE ROYALE – ‘Massacre, The New American Dream

Following on from their stunning second album ‘Boom Boom Room (Side B)’ which broke the Top 10 US Top Alternative Albums, Canadian Glam rockers Palaye Royal are back with their powerful new EP ‘Massacre, The New American Dream’. The title track of which addresses the constant mass shootings which blight the US – and yet the atrocities have somehow become normalised.

"This is a protest. In hopes to give this new generation a revolution in the form of an anthem. We are all on the verge of waking up and truly understanding that people should not be afraid of their government, government should be afraid of their people. This is how we feel about the current state of America. We are the new era, united we stand, in search of retribution for those who have been wronged."

"We are tired of seeing innocent people being gunned down so unbelievably often and still there is no change. How many more innocent people have to die for change to happen? Government and the news share no sort of resolve or actions of change for these problems."

Palaye Royale tickets are currently available.

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