Jams of the Week: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Ghostpoet, Joy Crookes, and more

It’s been anoth­er men­tal week in the show we call “real life”. Let it not be said that artists are starved for ideas nowhere days, you know?

This week we’re excit­ed to wel­come back Kit­ty, Daisy & Lewis and Ghost­po­et, and dis­cov­er new singers Donalee and Joy Crookes. Onwards and upwards, peeps.

Don’t for­get to check out our UK Fresh List on Spo­ti­fy, updat­ed week­ly with new music by fledg­ing artists we can’t get enough of, and return­ing stars.

‘Down on My Knees’ by Kit­ty, Daisy & Lewis
Kit­ty, Daisy & Lewis, the Ken­tish Town sib­lings with a flair for old-school R&B, soul and rock­a­bil­ly, are back. There’s oodles of Chuck Berry, Mud­dy Waters and Lit­tle Richard to their vig­or­ous new sin­gle, which is per­fect for chas­ing down your love at sunset.

‘Immi­grant Boo­gie’ by Ghostpoet
Dou­ble Mer­cury Prize nom­i­nee, Ghost­po­et, has returned with a dead­ly com­bo of foot-stomp­ing basslines and drum beats in this top­i­cal take on the immi­grant cri­sis. His sub­lime third album, Shed­ding Skin, re-wrote expec­ta­tions for rock-led rap, so we’re can’t wait to hear more.

‘Roads’ by Westerman
West­er­man is a singer-song­writer based in Lon­don mak­ing mod­est, yet mag­net­ic, folk music. Think of Neil Young or John Mar­tyn merged with the likes of C Dun­can or Nick Mul­vey. He recent­ly signed to Blue Flower Music, who are also back­ing the ace hip hop group, Gotts Street Park.

‘Men­tal’ by Donalee
Lon­don-based Jamaican singer Donalee is show­ing big promise. Her remix of Angus and Julia Stone’s ‘Big Jet’ has plen­ty of pull, while her vocal detox on the apt­ly named ‘Men­tal’ (pro­duced by Gap­py Smooth) is equal­ly as thrilling.

‘Bad Feel­ing’ by Joy Crookes
Eigh­teen-year-old Joy Crookes is new to us – and prob­a­bly to you, too. But, on the strength of her music, she may soon be on the fast-track to star­dom. Writ­ten by Crookes and pro­duced by Tev’n (SBTRKT, Celeste, Lily Allen), ‘Bad Feel­ing’ is play­ful jazz-pop in the vein of Mark Ron­son-era Amy Wine­house with a dose of Peg­gy Lee. The music video fea­tures fel­low south Lon­don artist, Kojey Rad­i­cal.

‘Blessed’ by Daniel Caesar
Last Octo­ber, Toron­to singer Daniel Cae­sar caught the atten­tion of mil­lions with his spell­bind­ing song ‘Get You (feat. Kali Uchis)’. It now boosts over six mil­lion plays on Sound­Cloud alone. This week he released two gor­geous new tracks in ‘Blessed’ and ‘We Find Love’.


Hear more new music from UK artists on Fringe Frequency’s UK Fresh List.

Image: Alexan­der Thompson