Certifying the tongue’s an extension of the heart, British rap riser and Piff Gang affliate ItsNate sounds at his most vigorous that we’ve heard him. Putting his feenin’ Suede Jones Smooth Material alter-ego to bed for a moment, he reinstates the common man commentaries of every day, young, London twenty-something life on new preview track ‘Stickers’. Using his gut to push certain phrases out like they’re the last, the emotional growth the emcee’s undergone since his first release NeverAskTakeEverything last Autumn can certainly be felt. Produced by newcomer Footsteps, booming bass, progressive shifts and introspective sampling indicates Nate hasn’t lost his ear for an intriguing beat. Let’s hope upcoming mixtape NeverAverageTalkingExcellent is set to continue the ‘wavy’ rejuvenation of the domestic scene here. All that was needed was for broader minds to begin taking over from the bygone UK backpack age… See also Piff Gang’s Plantlife for proof things have been brewing.