Music Discovery: May 2021

Hi, I’m Matthew, Music Supervisor at the London office of PlayNetwork. The start of 2021 was all doom and gloom, but as lockdown gently lifts here in the UK and spring approaches, a flood of emerging artists float to the surface, ready to soundtrack the summer of 2021.




Artist: Pauli The PSM

Track: I Got The Beat

Twitter: @paulilovejoy

Pauli The PSM is known for lending his talent and know-how to the likes of FKA twigs, Jamie xx, Sampha, Damon Albarn and Gorillaz as both a drummer and music director. “I Got The Beat” is a raw and compelling track with a vibrancy that captivates the listener. His voice has an infectious grace as he layers chaotic noises over a sparse rhythmic pattern. There are subtle nods to black masculinity and social identity in his lyrics that are further explored in the video.


Artist: Maple Glider

Track: Swimming

Twitter: @mapleglider

Maple Glider is the brainchild of Melbourne-based Tori Zietsch. To Enjoy Is The Only Thing is set for release in June on Partisan Records. Her songs are described as a set of vignettes from her life. “Swimming” is a weary break-up song that offers a perfect introduction to her angelic voice. Her ethereal sound effortlessly leans into a warm melody like a comforting blanket on a cold night.


Artist: Little Simz

Track: Introvert

Twitter: @LittleSimz

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