It’s this time of the year where we start fishing for the summer anthems… and there’s at least a couple that have captured our attention early on. From the style transformation from Paramore to Nordic pop tunes that will surely spread like a wildfire, here are four songs that you need to hear this week.

new music april 2017Paramore: Hard Times

Their pop punk origin has been now upgraded to an Eighties-influenced song that’s infectiously catchy. Hard Times is the first single from their upcoming album After Laughter that follows their 2013 self-titled album.

MØ: Nights With You

Not only our favourite punk rockers are preparing for the release of a brand new album. MØ, a Swedish vocalist that has collaborated with Major Lazer and released Final Song and Drum since her 2014 album, is currently finalising her newest record – and Nights With You, an upbeat hymn to wild girls’ nights out, has also seen the light of the day this week. Switch out, throw away your phone, dye your hair in crazy colours, now that’s the summer anthem, baby!


London Grammar: Oh Woman Oh Man

We haven’t heard from London Grammar for a while, and they’re back in full glory. After dropping Big Picture and Truth Is A Beautiful Thing a couple of weeks ago, they’ve treated us to another single: Oh Woman Oh Man is a mixture of haunting vocals pondering resignation over the weakening relationship. Their second album, Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, has also an official release date in June.

Sigrid: Plot Twist

After breaking into the UK with her upbeat declaration of independence Don’t Kill My Vibe, Sigrid releases the second memorable song. Energetic Plot Twist is another anthem with a chorus that can easily become an earworm just after one listen.

If you want to see her live, she’s due to play in London in May at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Her biggest show to date has been also announced in September if you failed to get tickets to her earlier gig.

What’s the album that you’re the most excited about? Tweet us @besidemag, and follow our brand-new Spotify account!

M. K.

Inquisitive and cheeky guest writer. Music/books/fashion/current affairs. Made in Chelsea, but commuting.

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