I have shazam’d the same song three times this morning. This says a lot for my attention span.

But hey, this is the song and it’s AMAZING. It features Azealia Banks disser and dissee, Angel Haze.


Rudimental have been one of the UK’s most exciting new bands of the last 12 months and I can’t wait to see them in the sunshine at Glastonbury complete with their honking horn section. They’ve scored their 2nd #1 this week with Waiting All Night, even scoring the biggest first week single sales of the year, with the album ‘Home’ out next week.

Emeli Sande fans have no fear – she’s on the album – TWICE! Another interesting, and unexpected feature is Becky Hill – a The Voice UK alumni. I thought she was ace so will be good to hear what her track ‘Powerless’ sounds like.

Ray Charles

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to Abbey Road Studios for the EMI 2012 showcase. Lots of people from radio to digital to press to tv and so on were all gathered together for a few songs from lots of artists across the Parlophone / Virgin / EMI stable on what was the last day before EMI was sold. On the bill was Leeds band To Kill A King, Morning Parade, The Good Natured, Professor Green, Emeli Sande and Kylie headlining and revealing her orchestral album for 2012.

Emeli Sande was an utter superstar live and I can’t wait to see her do a full live show, but the most obvious radio hit out of the lot of them was the new one from Chiddy Bang.  The duo from Philadephia released the brililant MGMT sampling Opposite of Adults and Passion Pit sampling in 2010 but nothing else seemed to happen. It’s all go now though with the release of their debut album Breakfast set for Spring 2012. This is the lead single and it’s a smash. Craig Charles can certainly make a good jingle out of it for his radio show if nothing else.

Emeli Sande – Heaven

Emeli was the female voice on Chipmunk’s Diamond Rings, Wiley’s Your Woman and is someone who pretty much everyone on the urban scene has been telling me is going to be huge for the next year.

Heaven is her debut single and a pretty powerful opener. I can’t do better than the press release which says it has ‘lavish strings, bombastic horns and trip hop beats’. It’s like a more pumped up version of Yasmin’s Finish Line. Poor amazing Yasmin.


No time to write anything else as I’m off to Liverpool to see Nicola Roberts play Radio City Live. Scream!

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