RANDL ROUNDUP MAY EDITION
The second edition of the RANDL roundup has arrived.
This month we’ve covered the Fontaines D.C release, Nia Archives rise in the dance scene and Billy Menezes the magician who mystically made an appearance last summer at the festival.
FIRST AND FOREMOST…PLAYLIST REFRESH
Get familiar with some of the huge songs you can expect to hear at the festival.
We’ve also added new releases from Potter Payper, Knucks, Beabadoobee,
Måneskin, Bru-C and Jack Harlow in time for his album ‘Come Home The Kids Miss You’
FONTAINES D.C DELIVERS ANOTHER KILLER ALBUM
The Irish post-punk band’s ‘Skinty Fia’ is an impressive follow-up Dogrel, highlighting the bands rise in the past three years.
Skinty Fia is one of the standouts albums of the year. The record is open-hearted and adventurous, as the band explore their newly strained relationship with their country’s culture. Exploring the possibility of lost identity as a result of many of the band now residing in London.
We caught up with the band back in 2020, we spoke about dream R&L lineups, dream record collections and loads more, well worth a read!
BILLY GETS TRICKY
Billy Menezes is making magic cool again.
The londoner is magically appearing in all different places to spellbound some biggest A-Listers around. This included Reading and Leeds Festival 2021.
Check out Billy’s collab Out n’ About film with filmmaker Louis Dobson, the teen magician runs into rappers Digga D and Slowthai, over the bank holiday. We still can’t get our head around Billy transforming Digga D’s Stella into a can Ribena….Mad.
RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE FOCUS: NIA ARCHIVES
You could argue Jungle has never left us but if it did Nia Archives is definitely leading the genre’s resurgence!
Nia Archives is making soft-hearted lo-fi jungle for introverted extroverts. Her first memories of music are deeply rooted in her Jamaican heritage; reggae and lovers rock were always on around her childhood home in Leeds, and she attended Pentecostal church regularly as a child where she was exposed to gospel music. After moving out at 16, she relocated to Manchester, where her way of getting to know people was through raves and house parties.
We’ve supplied plenty of Nia’s best tracks to the official playlist, you don’t want to miss her set this year!