NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – 31/7/20

FONTAINES D.C. – A HERO’S DEATH

The boys from the better land return with the follow up to last years critically acclaimed debut album ‘Dogrel’. Filled with more personal songs of self doubt as the band tries to unpack and understand the rollercoaster year they’ve had in the wake of the new attention they received following the success of their debut. Features the single ‘Televised Mind’.

ALANIS MORISSETTE – SUCH PRETTY FORKS IN THE ROAD

One of the most beloved singer-songwriters of the 90’s, Alanis Morissette is back after 8 years with an album packed with dissection of Alanis’ own being. With songs focusing breakdowns, addiction, insomnia, depression and motherhood, all backed by Alanis’ signature story telling prowess. Features single ‘Reckoning’.

WYE OAK – NO HORIZON

The duo of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack aka Wye Oak bring about an EP recorded with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, with avant-garde pop songs aplenty. Features single ‘AEIOU’.

MIKE POLIZZE – LONG LOST SOLACE FIND

The debut album from singer-songwriter Mike Polizze. Performed entirely by Polizze with longtime friend Kurt Vile and recorded by War on Drugs engineer Jeff Zeigler. Features single ‘Revelation’.

New Music Friday! – 24/7/20

WINTER – ENDLESS SPACE (BETWEEN YOU & I)

Brazilian native and LA resident Samira Winter returns after 2 years with the follow up to 2018’s ‘Ethereality’. Blending elements of shoegaze and psychedelia, Winter’s sound takes elements of Cocteau Twins and Melodies Echo Chamber and mixes them to create warm surreal sonic landscapes. Features single ‘Healing’.

BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – TWO LIVES EP

A new 4 track EP from the BBC boys featuring 3 stripped back versions of tracks from this years ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ and a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s ‘Two Lives’. Recorded mostly at vocalist Jack Steadman’s home during lockdown.

PJ HARVEY – DRY DEMOS

An 11 track collection of demos from PJ Harvey’s ‘Dry’ album. Available for the first time since 1992 and the first time as a standalone album.

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS – OLD FLOWERS

The follow up to 2018’s ‘May Your Kindness Remain’ sees Courtney Marie Andrews make her most refined album to date. A breakup album thats full of songwriting skill, vocal prowess and incredible musicianship. Includes single ‘How You Get Hurt’.

New Music Friday! – 10/7/20


100 GECS – 1000 GECS AND THE TREE OF CLUES

Anti-pop masterminds 100 gecs are back with a remix version of their groundbreaking debut album ‘1000 gecs’. With remixes featuring the likes of Charli XCX, Injury Reserve, Kero Kero Bonito and Fall Out Boy. Includes single ‘ringtone (remix)’

THE STREETS – NONE OF US ARE GETTING OUT OF THIS LIFE ALIVE

Mike Skinner returns with his first new album in almost a decade. This time he’s enlisted some big names to back him up. From the king of psychedelia Tame Impala, punk ragers IDLES and outspoken rapper Slowthai. Features single ‘Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better’

THE BETHS – JUMP ROPE GAZERS

Songwriter and lead vocalist Elizabeth Stokes worked on what would become The Beths’ second LP, Jump Rope Gazers, in between these intense periods of touring. Like the group’s earlier music, the album tackles themes of anxiety and self-doubt with effervescent power pop choruses and rousing backup vocals, zeroing in on the communality and catharsis that can come from sharing stressful situations with some of your best friends – Words by Rough Trade

SOKO – FEEL FEELINGS

French born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stéphanie Sokolinski returns with the follow up to 2015′ ‘My Dreams Dictate My Reality’. Full of dreamy, spacious indie-pop songs about self-love, acceptance and the complexities of life. Includes single ‘Oh, To Be A Rainbow’

NZCA LINES – PURE LUXURY

NZCA Lines, aka producer and multi-instrumentalist, Michael Lovett, releases his new album Pure Luxury via Memphis Industries. His first album since 2016’s Infinite Summer, it’s funk filled and frenetic, fizzing with electricity and teeming with invention. Includes single ‘Real Good Time’

New Music Friday! – 3/7/20


FATHER JOHN MISTY – ANTHEM + 3 EP

A surprise announcement yesterday, Father John Misty is back with his first new music since 2018’s ‘God’s Favourite Customer’. This time he’s covering 4 of his favourite tracks including Leonard Cohen’s ‘Anthem’ and Cat Stevens’ ‘Trouble’. Released exclusively on his Bandcamp page tomorrow for Bandcamp day with all the proceeds from the sales going towards CARE Action and Ground Game LA.

BDRMM – BEDROOM

Hull 5 piece ‘bdrmm’ release they’re debut album full of shoegaze wonder. With influences coming in the ways of The Cure, Deerhoof and DIIV whilst blending in elements of Krautrock and punk. Features single ‘A Reason To Celebrate’.

DREAM WIFE – SO WHEN YOU GONNA…

Gritty indie punk rockers Dream Wife are back with the follow up to 2018’s self titled debut album, which saw them burst onto the punk scene with their rough and ready sound and clever lyrics. Now they’re back with more pumped up pounding tunes and a turn to the more emotional side of their sound. Features single ‘Sports!’.

CLOUD NOTHINGS – THE BLACK HOLE UNDERSTANDS

Another surprise announcement yesterday, Cloud Nothings return with the follow up to 2018’s ‘Last Building Burning’. Released for Bandcamp day as well, with Bandcamp waiving their fees for 24 hours. Written and recorded remotely whilst isolating during the pandemic, with the tracks being finished over email.

KELEKETLA! – KELEKETLA!

A musical meeting ground between Ninja Tune cofounders Coldcut and a cadre of South African musicians. The album product is a future-facing assemblage of influences, drawing connections between different points in a jazz-tipped, soulfully-minded spectrum; it builds outwards, from the solid musical foundations of those first sessions, featuring the likes of Thabang Tabane, esteemed percussionist and son of the legendary Phillip Tabane.

New Music Friday! – 12/6/20


JADE IMAGINE – YOU REMIND ME OF SOMETHING I LOST EP

Jade Imagine return with the follow to last years ‘Basic Love’. Recorded around the same time as the album, this new EP shines a different light on the Jade Imagine sound, offering a more minimalistic feel through sparse instrumentation and ambient textures. Includes previously released single ‘Coastal Pines’.

GUM – OUT IN THE WORLD

Jay Watson is certainly a busy boy. Being a full time member of both pysch-rock powerhouses Tame Impala and POND, he’s somehow found time to record the follow up to 2018’s ‘The Underdog’. Another album full of psychedelic bangers and funky grooves to get lost in. Includes previously released singles ‘Out In The World’ and ‘Don’t Let It Go Out’.

LEAH SENIOR – THE PASSING SCENE

Frequent King Gizzard collaborator and storyteller Leah Senior returns with the follow up to 2017’s ‘Pretty Faces’. Infused with elements of folk, country and soft rock with Senior’s signature poetic voice and witty lyrics as the driving force. Includes previously released single ‘Evergreen’.

JEHNNY BETH – TO LOVE IS TO LIVE

Inspired by how David Bowie crafted his final LP, Blackstar, with the knowledge that it would be his farewell so it had to be meaningful, Beth set out to make her own defining statement with To Love Is to Live. What she came up with sounds nothing like her past projects, with its open-diary lyrics and extraterrestrial electronic soundscapes that seem to blend together. – Words from Rolling Stone

New Music Friday! – 5/6/20


L.A. PRIEST – GENE

Highly awaited follow up to 2015’s Inji which saw L.A. Priest aka Sam Dust re-imagine what a pop song could be with it’s various elements of glitchty electronica. Since then he’s teamed up with Connan Mockasin to make the Soft Hair album in 2016. Gene centres around a drum machine that Sam Dust made entirely himself from scratch after becoming annoyed at the lack of versatility in other drum machines.

HINDS – THE PRETTIEST CURSE

Shaking of any lo-fi labels, Hinds have released their biggest and boldest statement yet. Full of pop bangers, bright melodies and themes of isolation and empowerment. They’ve set a new standard for what Hinds can be.

RUN THE JEWELS – RUN THE JEWELS 4

Highly anticipated follow up to 2016’s Run The Jewels 3, the album was released a few days early to “help people through the bullshit” as the duo said in a statement. “Fuck it, why wait. The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all.”

JUAN WAUTERS – MÁS CANCIONES DE LA ONDA

Recorded at the same time as La Onda De Juan Pablo during Wauters time travelling South America. These songs act as an accompaniment to that album. But “These songs are not B-sides or outtakes. These are songs I really like” Wauters said in a statement.

ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER – SIDEWAYS TO NEW ITALY

The follow up to 2018’s stand out debut ‘Hope Downs’ the group had this to say about the new album. “On their second record, Sideways to New Italy, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have turned their gaze inward, to their individual pasts and the places that inform them. From a town in regional Australia that serves as a living relic to how immigrants brought a sense of home to an alien place, to the familiar Mediterranean statues that dot the front lawns of the Melbourne suburbs where the band members live, the inspiration for the record came from the attempts people make at crafting utopia in their backyard (while knowing there is no such thing as a clean slate)”.

New Music Friday! – 29/5/20


Medhane – Cold Water

Medhane is back with yet another project after only releasing his debut album ‘Own Pace’ in November. Which was then quickly followed in February by ‘Full Circle’. With it’s sparse low-key beats and Brooklyn growl it’s sure to live up to the previous releases.

Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – Alfredo

A surprise announcement from Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist which sees them team up again after 2018’s ‘Fetti’ in which they joined forces with Curren$y. Also includes features from Tyler, the Creator, Rick Ross, Benny the Butcher, and Conway the Machine.

Aldous RH – Respect 4 Devotion

Adana born Manchester raised Al Robinson releases his debut album of bittersweet funk. A former touring musician with Los Angeles psych-pop outfit Drugdealer, starlet Charlotte Gainsbourg and New Zealand’s iconic Connan Mockasin, RH remains a prolific and determined figure in Manchester’s musical scene.

Pins – Hot Slick

Bold post-punk, female trio, Pins release their third full-length LP Hot Slick, via their own Haus of Pins label. The vibrant album is filled with neon synths, loud guitars, and cheeky melodies that mirror the group’s new boldly-hued imagery and create the sound of a girl gang refreshed and amplified. – Words from Rough Trade

Baths – Pop Music/ False B-Sides II

The follow up to Pop Music/ False B- Sides I, released back in 2011. Critcally acclaimed electronic artist and producer Baths returns with another mix of weird outliers, misfit slappers and shimmering fugues that have nowhere to go.

Joyce Manor – Songs From Northern Torrance

The 10-track compilation is a collection of early material that offers a glimpse into the band’s humble beginnings as an acoustic two-piece.

New Music Friday! – 22/5/20


DONNY BENÉT – MR. EXPERIENCE

Post disco funk-master Donny Benét is back with a brand new LP. Recently cited as an inspiration for The Weeknd’s latest album Benét had this to say about his latest work. “It’s inspired by the stylings of Bryan Ferry and Hiroshi Yoshimura, and in order to produce the record, he “envisioned the soundtrack to a dinner party set in the late 1980s”

THE 1975 – NOTES ON A CONDITIONAL FORM

The 1975 return with highly anticipated album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ after already being pushed back twice. An album full of so many different directions and styles you’re sure to be in for a wild ride whilst listening.

KATIE VON SCHLEICHER – CONSUMMATION

Singer-songwriter Katie Von Schliecher returns with the follow up to 2017’s ‘Shitty Hits’. Tense and driving pop production with jangles, twists and turns that cloud big thoughts on anxiety and trauma.

TIM BURGESS – I LOVE THE NEW SKY

Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess is back with a brand new solo album full of sonic exploration with no two songs sounding the same.