Nineties alt.rockers Jesus Jones are getting their act together, writing new material and performing at the Gigantic Indie All Dayer (28 May). They give Big Issue North their festival playlist.
T13 by Corporate
Corporate is one of those artists, for me, who seems to get it right 80 per cent of the time.
Feels by Kiiara
I love the combination of a sweet pop tune, sung in a sweet pop way with a lyric consisting mostly of swearing.
Snap by Bro Safari
I never lost the love of those huge Roland 808 bass drum sounds from the 1980s and their resurgence, alongside equally spartan and brutal bass, is more than welcome in my house. A fine example evidenced here.
Team by Iggy Azalea
See the above comment. Plus, this has a massive chorus that I will be straining not to steal.
U Up by Soft Lit
When modern pop goes weird but doesn’t lose its greatness. The best pop has always been that way.