The best British music you missed from February 2018
The emotive soul songs and comeback rock records
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MUSIC james blake
February has been an amazing month for British music. From comeback rock records to soothing soul songs, there’s plenty to catch up on. American rapper Kendrick Lamar released the soundtrack for hit superhero film ‘Black Panther’, which featured Brit Award-winning soul singer Jorja Smith on the gorgeous track ‘I Am’. British singer James Blake also lent his voice to two stellar songs: ‘King’s Dead’ and ‘Bloody Waters’.
Meanwhile, Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand made their comeback with ‘Always Ascending’. The inspiring album features singles ‘Lazy Boy’ and ‘Feel the Love Go’. Liverpool band The Wombats also returned with ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’. The indie rock record features sharp grooves on tracks like ‘Turn’ and ‘Lemon to a Knife Fight’.
London-based pop band Kero Kero Bonito dropped off their surprise ‘Totep’ EP. The tight four-track release is inspired by pop punk. Elsewhere, the Mercury Prize-nominated Field Music released the fiery album ‘Open Here’. Hookworms also surprised listeners with their psychedelic ‘Microshift’ album.
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