New Music Releases Thread

Right, this week's new releases. Albums from Thom Yorke (obv.), Chase Atlantic, Chris Brown, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Ingrid Michaelson, Makeunder, Outer Spaces, Raheem DeVaughn, Spirits Having Fun, The Allman Betts Band, The Appleseed Cast, The Black Keys, Dona Onete, Night Moves, Molly, Mega Bog, Jade Jackson, Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18, Daughter Of Swords, 75 Dollar Bill andThe Tallest Man On Earth.
The Alarm have released their new album 'Sigma' today. I heard a track they released in advance and was unimpressed which was disappointing as 'Equals' last year was Peters best stuff for many a year.
 

Crayola-Kid

Winger
The Alarm have released their new album 'Sigma' today. I heard a track they released in advance and was unimpressed which was disappointing as 'Equals' last year was Peters best stuff for many a year.
Thanks. My favourite band in my mid-teens - saw him a couple of years ago in NYC doing a 1986-era set - great nostalgic stuff.

Slothrust, a band of whom I'm really fond (and I think are really underrated), have a new song out today - a cover of a song called US Gay, presumably given that it's Stonewall day
 
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Thanks. My favourite band in my mid-teens - saw him a couple of years ago in NYC doing a 1986-era set - great nostalgic stuff.
Me anarl. I've just listened to 8 of the tracks and remain unimpressed. Equals is bloody good though if you haven't heard it. Peters is doing a solo tour of small UK venues playing a typical setlist from 30 years ago this Autumn which is a bit intriguing as the Change/Electric Folklore era wasn't sparkling either!
 

Crayola-Kid

Winger
Me anarl. I've just listened to 8 of the tracks and remain unimpressed. Equals is bloody good though if you haven't heard it. Peters is doing a solo tour of small UK venues playing a typical setlist from 30 years ago this Autumn which is a bit intriguing as the Change/Electric Folklore era wasn't sparkling either!
If you were in the NE and saw them during those first 2 or 3 albums, chances are we were at some of the same shows. Change was when I changed and kicked them into touch!
 
If you were in the NE and saw them during those first 2 or 3 albums, chances are we were at some of the same shows. Change was when I changed and kicked them into touch!
I was in the NE until 1985. I can only remember the Newcastle City Hall gig with The Faith Brothers as the support act but I suspect that was the only early NE gig I attended. It was then off to Brum Poly and Birmingham Odeon and Powerhouse for me. For me, Equals is Peters best album since Declaration.

The current incarnation of The Alarm are touring the US this Summer with Gene loves Jezebel and another band who I can't recall.
 
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Crayola-Kid

Winger
I was in the NE until 1985. I can only remember the Newcastle City Hall gig with The Faith Brothers as the support act but I suspect that was the only early NE gig I attended. It was then off to Brum Poly and Birmingham Odeon and Powerhouse for me. For me, Equals is Peters best album since Declaration.

The current incarnation of The Alarm are touring the US this Summer with Gene loves Jezebel and another band who I can't recall.
Ha, you're creeping me out - my only other shows were Brum area, too (twice at the Powerhouse [EotH tour] and at least once, possibly twice in Leicester - I'd moved away to Cov Poly in 86!

City Hall, I saw that Faith Brothers show. I also saw them there supporting SLF on the farewell tour (first time I saw them) and supported by The Escape Club at some point. Before they moved up to City Hall level I saw them at The Mayfair (maybe touring the Where Were You Hiding single).
 
Ha, you're creeping me out - my only other shows were Brum area, too (twice at the Powerhouse [EotH tour] and at least once, possibly twice in Leicester - I'd moved away to Cov Poly in 86!

City Hall, I saw that Faith Brothers show. I also saw them there supporting SLF on the farewell tour (first time I saw them) and supported by The Escape Club at some point. Before they moved up to City Hall level I saw them at The Mayfair (maybe touring the Where Were You Hiding single).
I think that first Mayfair gig was 1983 and I couldn't get there. It was around the time of the release of 68 Guns and Chelsea were one of two support bands. IIRC, my Brum Powerhouse gig was the Absolute Tour but that tour may also have been in Newcastle as well. It was a fair old while back, the support band at Brum Powerhouse may have been Wire Train and the did a cover of 'Walk on the Wild Side'.
 

Crayola-Kid

Winger
The current incarnation of The Alarm are touring the US this Summer with Gene loves Jezebel and another band who I can't recall.
It's Modern English - saw the announcement at the time but NJ/NY were both nights I couldn't do. If memory serves, it's just one of the versions of GLJ - it was 2 brothers and they each reformed their own version :lol:

I've not followed his solo stuff or any new Alarm output since Change, but I did get Live at McCabes a couple of years back and the recent-ish re-dos Declaration and Strength
 

Crayola-Kid

Winger
I think that first Mayfair gig was 1983 and I couldn't get there. It was around the time of the release of 68 Guns and Chelsea were one of two support bands. IIRC, my Brum Powerhouse gig was the Absolute Tour but that tour may also have been in Newcastle as well. It was a fair old while back, the support band at Brum Powerhouse may have been Wire Train and the did a cover of 'Walk on the Wild Side'.
I think Absolute was probably Escape Club in Newcastle. I saw Wire Train supporting them at the Powerhouse, pretty sure, as I bought an album of theirs on knockdown a few weeks later, which I still have and have never played!
 
Have you listened to Black Midi yet?
I like it but I don't love it (amongst other things, I think the single version of bmbmbm is far better than the album version). The lad has a cracking voice though!

Didn't post much about last week's releases when Hot Chip, Black Pumas, The Band of Holy Joy, Bedouine, Chris Brokaw and Bamboo all released proper crackers. Enjoying The Raconteurs album as well and Jane Weaver, although as it's reworkings of old tracks, it's all familiar to a degree. Titus Andronicus very ho hum!

Amongst non-new things, Norma Tanega's debut from 1966 (Walkin' My Cat Named Dog) is magnificent. Had a timely vinyl re-release due to "You're Dead" being used as the theme tune to the year's best sitcom.
 

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