Essential Listening: The best new music releases in April 2024

The best new music of April 2024 so far.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 10th Apr 2024

The upcoming new music releases in April 2024 are looking tasty with projects on the way from Nia Archives, Fat White Family, Taylor Swift, Shygirl, St. Vincent, Pearl Jam, and English Teacher.

New tracks from The Libertines, Peggy Gou, Doja Cat, NxWorries, DJ Marky, Floorplan, DJ Zinc, Alan Fitzpatrick and Joyhauser, Freaks & Geeks, Boston Manor, Lizzy McAlpine, Sagun and Erick the Architect, and more. 

Check out some of the brilliant new music of April 2024 so far, secure tickets below, and follow the playlists to keep up to date. 


Essential Listening: House and Techno


All That You Need - Gorgon City feat. Caroline Byrne

Coming through with a sound much housier than usual, Gorgon City had got plenty of music fans giddy with their new release ‘All That You Need’.

Sounding fantastic partially thanks to a massive bassline and clean production, this track is marching towards classics territory with a big, memorable piano riff and a euphoric drop.

We reckon this is the kind of track that kids in the future will point to when saying they were born in the wrong generation. 


Get tickets to see Gorgon City live here:


Gorgon City Presents Enter The REALM | Sunday 5th May 2024 | Blackstone Street Warehouse in Liverpool

This event has been cancelled
Due to unforeseen circumstances this show is being postponed until Saturday 7th December



Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative


Merry Old England - The Libertines 

Taken from their fourth album All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade, and the band’s first since 2015’s Anthems for Doomed Youth, ‘Merry Old England’ covers the journeys many refugees have taken and will take to get to England, no matter what it takes.

With a dramatic string section and pirate-inspired guitars (that’ll probably make more sense when you hear it), the band have kept hold of a sound they’re known for while growing and expanding on it for a more matured sound.


Get tickets to see The Libertines live here:


On The Beach 2024 - The Libertines | Sunday 28th July 2024 | Brighton Beach in Brighton

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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle


Ere Me Now - Benny L and Darrison

Jungle and dark drum and bass producer Benny L dropped ‘Ere Me Now’ with the B-side ‘The Bravest’ on the 5th, both featuring Darrison and both being brilliant. 

‘Ere Me Now’, embellished with various echoed and reverbed sounds including Darrison’s voice, sounds a fair bit like it’d suit a chase scene in a dark 90s movie like The Matrix. 

The percussion is crisp, the bassline simple but perfect, and the overall atmosphere intriguing. 


Get tickets to see Benny L live here:


DnB Allstars: Manchester - Indoor Festival | Sunday 26th May 2024 | O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz


86Sentra - NxWorries 

NxWorries, or Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, have finally released their next track after we heard ‘Where I Go’ and ‘Daydreaming’, which they dropped in October 2022 and May 2023. Yeah, it’s been a bit of a wait. 

The new track is short but sweet and gives us a glimpse of the new album titled Why Lawd? which will be with us in June. Set to feature some incredible names including Snoop Dogg, Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat, and more, we’ll be counting down the days until this one. 


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We Out Here Festival | Thursday 15th - Monday 19th August 2024 | Wimborne St Giles, Dorset in Wimborne

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Follow our Essential Listening playlists featured above to discover the best new tracks released each week, as curated by the Skiddle team.



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