New Music Releases Thread

The Music Man

Goalkeeper
I was the same with aldous for a long time. Mates banging on about how great she was, didn’t like the singles off the new album and then when the album came out I just said I’d give it a go and something clicked. Really like
It all now.
It's taken a little while for me to form an opinion on Aldous Harding's 3rd album 'Designer'. I think her 2nd album 'Party' is a better entry point for anyone wanting to try her. I played Party quite regularly. Still, I'm enjoying the new one and it's proving rewarding with repeated plays. Really looking forward to her Newcastle gig next week.
 

jacko100

Striker
It's taken a little while for me to form an opinion on Aldous Harding's 3rd album 'Designer'. I think her 2nd album 'Party' is a better entry point for anyone wanting to try her. I played Party quite regularly. Still, I'm enjoying the new one and it's proving rewarding with repeated plays. Really looking forward to her Newcastle gig next week.
I never actually gave Party a proper go tbh, must go back to it. Few mates are going over to see her in Glasgow next weekend, I didnt book to go with them at the time, kinda sorry I didnt now.
 

Crayola-Kid

Winger
There's a bumper crop of releases this week (in terms of numbers at least). Albums by AA Bondy, Charly Bliss, Ciara, Clinic, Craig Leon, Dark Morph (ambient projecy involving Jonsi), Defeater, Doomsquad, Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria (so some sort of GSYBE! type shenanigans), Guitar Wolf, Holly Herndon, Haelos, Indianola, Jamilia Woods, Mac DeMarco, Maps, Mavis Staples, Meat Beat Manifesto, Nots, Rhye, Rosie Lowe, Sammy Hagar & the Circle, Shaggy, The Get Up Kids, Tim Hecker, Whitesnake, Von Spar and Greys,
Charly Bliss for me (first album was my fave album of, I'm going to say 2017...) - will listen now.(edit - or not...tomorrow! :lol:)

Maybe Clinic, Get Up Kids, Meat Beat later.

Any other recommendations from the list?
 
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Charly Bliss for me (first album was my fave album of, I'm going to say 2017...) - will listen now.

Maybe Clinic, Get Up Kids, Meat Beat later.

Any other recommendations from the list?
Good question. There's a lot of maybes and not so many definitelys. AA Bondy generally does folky stuff but seemingly now uses synths. Wasn't impressed by the last Doomsquad album but thought they were excellent live, danceable synth based post-punk. Efrim & Kev could be interesting. Guitar Wolf are fun (Japanese rock types). Holly Herndon does kind of academic, high brow techno. Jamila Woods (not Jamilia) is a Chicago based singer/songwriter/poet - has worked with Chance the Rapper and Macklemore, new album got 9/10 from Uncut. Mac DeMarco's album will probably be underwhelming. Maps did a fair approximation of early to mid period Magnetic Fields back in the day but haven't released anything for ages. Mavis Staples is ace! Von Spar are a bit krautrock, I think. Greys do noise rock. The rest you've either mentioned or are fairly explanatory.
 

Mickdundee

Central Defender
Charly Bliss for me (first album was my fave album of, I'm going to say 2017...) - will listen now.(edit - or not...tomorrow! :lol:)
I’d never heard of them, but according to Wiki their guitarist played Dash in The Incredibles, and for that reason only I’m going to listen to it.

Get Up Kids is decent enough on first listen. Nothing groundbreaking just GUK by numbers but still likeable.

CJ (not really a Ramone in my eyes) Ramone has an album out today which I will also give a spin if I have time.
 
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Crayola-Kid

Winger
I’d never heard of them, but according to Wiki their guitarist played Dash in The Incredibles, and for that reason only I’m going to listen to it.
:eek: did not know that! First listen was meh. The first album, a moving tribute to Leicester City midfielder Steve, was more immediate, upbeat, and a bit rougher around the edges - catchy punkier/alternative pop with guitars a bit like a girl-fronted Weezer. This one sounded a bit overproduced and ballad-y and poppy in places
 

The Music Man

Goalkeeper
Drahla is good, probably expected more tho. Maybe a grower
I really enjoyed the Drahla album. Can't remember if the bass player sang any songs the last time I saw them (2018), but he did lead vocals on about 3 or 4 the first time (2017). None have made it on the album though. This is probably a good thing.
 

Crayola-Kid

Winger
Question for the gig goers. What’s an acceptable length of show these days? So, I saw Twilight Sad on Saturday night. Excellent as usual and the new stuff sounded great, but…they played for just over an hour and five minutes. I go to a lot of gigs and seldom look at my watch after and raise my eyebrows – did we have cause to feel a bit short-changed or is that viewed as an ok amount of time, just a little toward the short end?
 
Question for the gig goers. What’s an acceptable length of show these days? So, I saw Twilight Sad on Saturday night. Excellent as usual and the new stuff sounded great, but…they played for just over an hour and five minutes. I go to a lot of gigs and seldom look at my watch after and raise my eyebrows – did we have cause to feel a bit short-changed or is that viewed as an ok amount of time, just a little toward the short end?
Apparently the singer is poorly, they had to pull a show over the weekend after 4 songs
 

Crayola-Kid

Winger
Apparently the singer is poorly, they had to pull a show over the weekend after 4 songs
ahh, is that right? I'd looked beforehand and it didn't look like they'd been playing many songs leading up to it - 15 at the prior 2 gigs (Barrowlands and then opening night in the US) so assumed it was the same. I wasn't counting but it looks like they only did 13 on Saturday and then the 4 last night. So maybe that explains it. Mind, it looks like their average is 14/15 and I still think that's pretty short for a headline set...
 

The Music Man

Goalkeeper
Mid 90s I saw Elastica headlining at the Riverside (Newcastle) and they did just over 20 minutes. If it's an established band with 4+ albums I would feel short changed with a set less than 75 minutes. If the ticket cost me 25 quid or more I tend to expect at least 90 minutes.
 

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