Essential Listening: The best new music releases in June 2024

The best new music releases in June 2024 so far.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 11th Jun 2024

We’re only really a week and a bit into the month but we’ve already been blessed with some brilliant new music in June 2024. For example, the new albums from Peggy Gou (more on that later), Kaytranada, and Charli XCX. Incredible. 

Some of the best new music releases in June 2024 include new tracks by Blossoms, Dom Dolla, Lupe Fiasco, BKLAVA, Swim Deep, TAAHLIAH, Solardo, Lime Cordiale, Shermanology X Rudimental, Misanthrop, Sebastian Mikael X Rapsody, Pixies, nthng, DEADLETTER, and loads more. 

Check out this past week’s best new tunes, follow the playlists to stay up to date, and secure tickets to see our featured artists below. 


Essential Listening: House and Techno

Back To One - Peggy Gou

DJ, singer, and producer Peggy Gou dropped her debut album on Friday, featuring ‘It Goes Like (Nanana), ‘I Go’, ‘I Believe In Love Again’ with Lenny Kravitz, and ‘Lobster Telephone’. But there are still plenty of tracks on there that we haven’t heard before, including ‘Back To One’. 

Packed with 90s vibes from that first synth riff just a few seconds in, the track immediately showcases the trademark sound she’s known and loved for. And with it being the first track on the album - with the exception of the short intro - it’s the perfect way to kick things off. Singing in her mother tongue Korean, the song offers summery carefree vibes - as do a fair few of the other tracks on the album.


Get tickets to see Peggy Gou live here:


PEGGY GOU plus special guests | Saturday 17th August 2024 | Gunnersbury Park in London

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative

words fell out - Goat Girl

Taken from the post-punk band’s new album Below The Waste, which dropped on Friday, ‘words fell out’ is a very personal and gentle song about the band’s drummer’s struggle with addiction. 

Singer and guitarist Lottie said, The song is about the helplessness felt amongst our friends as we attempted to nurture Rosy, a time that felt really hard to find words for. I wrote it to sort through the emotions that are pushed aside in the midst of dealing with a crisis. The opening line ‘I only want the best for you’ is the central theme, not only of the song but also our friendship.”

Melancholic but ethereal, particularly during the vocal harmonies toward the back end of the track, Goat Girl has done it again. 


Get tickets to see Goat Girl live here:


Manchester Psych Fest (Goat Girl, NewDad & more) | Sat 31st Aug - Sun 1st Sept 2024 | multiple venues in Manchester

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Goat Girl | Saturday 23rd November 2024 | The Castle And Falcon in Birmingham

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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle

Rig Fairy - Brodie, Born On Road feat. Kelvin 373, Selecta J-Man, Aries

DJ, singer, and rapper Broadie is already making waves with her debut single ‘Rig Fairy’ with Born On Road plus special guest DJs/producers Kelvin 373, Selecta J-Man, and Aries. 

A scorching debut, the track has already been shared far and wide online. An ode to club culture and drum and bass, ‘Rig Fairy’ starts with reggae drums, guitars, and horns before synths indicate some serious energy is on the way, emphasised by breakbeats before it all kicks off. Full of earworm melodies with lyrics 

She’s young and just getting started so we can’t wait to see how Brodie develops with plenty of support around her already.


Get tickets to see Brodie or Born On Road live here:


WAH IBIZA week 3 (Brodie, Hybrid Minds & more) | Monday 1st July 2024 | Eden Ibiza in Sant Antoni

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DnB Allstars Festival (Born On Road, Kelvin 373 B2B Selecta J-Man B2B Aries, Wilkinson & more | Sunday 15th September 2024 | Gunnersbury Park in London

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz

PACKAPUNCH - Joey Valence & Brae feat. Danny Brown 

Perhaps best known for their track ‘PUNK TACTICS’, which seemed to be on almost every TikTok video for a good few weeks, Joey Valence & Brae is back with more bangers (including this one, of course) taken from their new album NO HANDS which dropped on Friday.

Hard, gritty, and with plenty of Star Wars and Super Mario references, the two enlisted Detroit rap titan Danny Brown for a verse, preparing us for his appearance like a boxing announcer would announce fighters to the ring. 

Adrenaline-pumping and always light-hearted and comical, you should definitely check this album out. Especially if you’re a Beastie Boys fan.


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Arrested Development | Tuesday 6th August 2024 | Margate Lido in Margate

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The Roots and De La Soul Plus Pharcyde | Friday 2nd August 2024 | Dreamland in Margate, Kent

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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.



Check out our What's On Guide to discover more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.







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