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In this new weekly series, we bring you our five favourite artists who have been tickling our eardrums here at Circulation Magazine. And what a week it’s been to start on, with some notable releases from the likes of Empire of The Sun, Tom Grennan, Alicia Keys, Honeyblood & JAWS.

But making it onto our top 5 are…

PALACE

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Palace have truly kicked up a storm in a very short time, whipping up anthemic indie tunes with relative ease. Having just released their album So Long Forever , a combination of reverberant guitars and bluesy vocals, Palace are very much a band with a lot more to give. Here is our favourite track from the album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERCv2ONRAxw

THE SESHEN

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Electronic-soul hybrid group The Seshen, returned with their sophomore album Flames & Figures’ The Seshen are a 7-piece who combine drum machines, live instruments and sweet harmonies making for a beautiful sound that is unrivalled in its uniqueness. And the album more than lives up to expectation. Enjoy the first single of the album ‘Distant Heart’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaVb3WSMchc

MARCHING CHURCH

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With their roots firmly in free-form jazz as an ensemble, Marching Church is a progression from that, combining folk with americana elements and haunting vocals. After the release of their live jazz improv EP Coming Down: Sessions in April , their new album Telling It Like It Is is a wonderfully eclectic album and their most recent single ‘Lions Den’ is on of the best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeLAXOxRLMA

SMERZ

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Fresh from a release show at the infamous Corsica Studio, the Scandinavian duo’s combination of pop and gritty electronica is a perfect recipe and their debut EP, Okey is mesmerising. Think Lapsley with added german grit. Here is the second track on the EP, ‘Blessed’.

https://soundcloud.com/smerzno/blessed

SOFT HAIR

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Connan Mockasin and Sam Dust’s (of LA Priest & Late Of The Pier) collaborative project Soft Hair is an amalgamation of a variety influences resulting in a psychedelic, glitchy yet soulful sound. Their eponymous debut is an amazing, and at times bizarre trip through the duos warped minds. ‘Relaxed Lizard’ shows of the talent of this relatively duo, and hopefully it’s the first of many releases from the pair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiUQTFKPIp8

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