We kick off the year with our pick of the best new alternative music on our monthly podcast.

Dry Cleaning are back with the excellent “Scratchcard Lanyard” from their forthcoming debut album on 4AD.

Goat Girl release “The Crack” taken from their On All Fours LP and we have an exclusive single from Hadda Be with “Another Life”.

NewDad put out the breezy “I Don’t Recognise You” and Black Country, New Road share “Track X” from their highly-anticipated For the First Time album.

We lift “Old Ways” from Bleach Lab’s upcoming A Calm Sense of Surrounding EP and there’s the gorgeous “HST Exeter to Newton Abbot 1990” from Ciclismo and “First Light” by James Johnston & Steve Gullick.

Firestations return with “The Circular” and there’s new material from Ian Sweet, Yung, Ailsa Tully, Mint Julep and Ed Dowie.

Also on the podcast there’s Sister Wives, Outlaw Boogie, Kindsight, Wy, RenĂ©e Reed and The Antlers.

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