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(above) Cork-ac­cented folk shines on his lat­est record, The Moon Loses its Mem­ory, with his gen­tle lilt tak­ing time to show that there’s strength to these songs. There’s a wel­come hint of Pre­fab Sprout here.

Slap on the fac­tor 50 be­fore you lis­ten to

(right) tracks – be­cause they’re blaz­ing with sum­mery, sunny good­ness. This 19-year-old knows his way around a great pop melody.

are set re­lease their de­but EP nine months af­ter form­ing, as they’ve got a re­ally solid sound go­ing on. Think an­gu­lar gui­tar lines, boy/girl har­monies, and dancey bass.

de­but sin­gle Fu­ture Tense is like Vil­lagersmeets-Blood Or­ange, with in­tense, con­fes­sional vo­cals and throb­bing beats.

sees seven-piece drum­ming group To­rann team up with pro­ducer Guer­rilla Sounds for an in­tense col­lab­o­ra­tion that brings the Prodigy to 2014 by way of metal.

(be­low) de­but is on its way, and if first sin­gle Wal­ter (a Break­ing Bad ref­er­ence, per­haps?) is any­thing to go by, it’ll be shim­mery, spacey, a lit­tle dark and with suit­ably gen­tle vo­cals. Fans of Baths will ap­prove.

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