Hollering newcomer delivers his verdict on the hottest releases...

Within just a few seconds of catching Rag'n'Bone Man live, you sense that this is an artist that can't help but speak the truth.

Real name Rory Graham, his hollering, powerful, husky voice draws on the power of the blues while presenting it in a raw, deeply modern context.

New single 'Human' is causing ears to prick up across the land, with Rag 'n' Bone Man set to kick off a massive European tour shortly.

Clash invited Rag'n'Bone Man to take care of this week's Singles Column...

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The Beach - 'Geronimo'

I saw him at Leeds, nice dude! 'Thieves' is my favourite song but this ones a grower I reckon. I'll probably be singing it walking around Lidl tomorrow.

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Empire Of The Sun - 'High & Low'

I've heard the name but never the music before. Pleasantly surprised, I like the production of the vocals. Also it's hard to put into a genre which is good.

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Rebecca Ferguson - 'Bones'

The song isn't for me - it's a taste thing, I guess. Her voice is glorious though. I'd like to hear her sing something a bit more soulful.

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Tulisa - 'Sweet Like Chocolate'

This song reminds me of school discos and tryna cop off with girls way out of my league... God loves a tryer.

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Zara Larson - 'Ain't My Fault'

She's got lungs! The beat bangs hard. Not too sure what the song's about... but it's catchy, that's what really matters.

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Rag'n'Bone Man's new single 'Human' is out now. Catch him live at the following dates:

14 Bournemouth The Old Fire Station
16 Manchester Club Academy
17 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
18 Newcastle 02 Academy
19 Glasgow King Tuts
21 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
22 Norwich The Waterfront Studio
23 Birmingham 02 Institute 3
24 London Electric Brixton

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