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Podcast 598 | Featuring Lizzo, Lowertown and Unknown Mortal Orchestra

In today’s podcast, Jenessa Williams talks about sad lo-fi indie, upbeat summer rock and the genre-bending female artists bold enough to commit to their vision without bowing to the pressures of fame. Artist “Track” [Album] Lizzo “Rumors feat. Cardi B” [Single] Victoria Monet “Coastin’” [Single] Unknown Mortal Orchestra “That Life” [Single] Self Esteem “Prioritise Pleasure”…





Podcast 568 | Featuring Saweetie, Alex Amor and Orla Gartland

On her first podcast of the year, Jenessa Williams chats love languages, gateway boybands and the importance of a well-selected sample via tracks from the hippest jazz, RnB and alternative artists of the month Artist “Track” [Album] Saweetie “Best Friend (feat. Doja Cat)” [Single] Kara Marni “Trippin” [Single] Monjola “Feels Right” [Single] Why Don’t We…


Podcast 561 | Featuring Ariana Grande, McFly and Little Mix

On her last podcast of 2020, Jenessa Williams – music writer for the Guardian – plays a selection of her favourite new tracks from the past few weeks. Artist “Track” McFly “You’re Not Special” [Young Dumb Thrills] JGrrey “Ain’t So” [Single] Ariana Grande “Positions” [Positions] Little Mix “Rendezvous” [Confetti] RADA “Burn One’ [Single] Oscar #Worldpeace…


Podcast 552 | Featuring Matilda Mann, Yard Act and NewDad

On this week’s podcast, NME and Guardian writer Jenessa Williams talks about the Mercury Music Prize, the return of some old musical flames and shares her new favourite bands. Artist “Track” [Album] Yellow Days “Keep Yourself Alive” [A Day In a Yellow Beat] Shamir “Running” [Shamir] Slowthai “feel away(feat. James Blake & Mount Kimbie” [Single]…


Podcast 549 | Featuring Tkay Maidza, Kate Bollinger and Saya Gray

This week on [edit] radio, Kev Lawson talks COVID fatigue as he delivers a new-music playlist to lift anyone’s flagging mood. Artist “Track” [Album] Drake “Laugh Now Cry Later (feat. Lil Durk)” [Single] BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez “Ice Cream” [Single] Lynks Afrikka “How to Be Successful” [Smash Hits, Vol. 1 – EP] beabadoobee “Sorry (Alternate…


Podcast 544: Featuring Beabadoobee, Taylor Swift and Alfie Templeman

On this week’s podcast, NME and Guardian music journalist, Jenessa Williams, talk you through her favourite tracks from the past month with another hand-curated new-music podcast. Artist “Track” [Album] Taylor Swift “peace” [Folklore] Gracie Abrams “21” [Minor EP] Zara Larsson “Love Me Land” [Single] Lianne La Havas “Seven Times” [Lianne La Havas] Bree Runway “Gucci…