Big thief tickets bought this morning, venues getting bigger each time they play
A lot of tours announced recently appear to be in bigger venues than I would have expected - I saw Dropkick Murphys 4 years ago in a 2k capacity venue(Dunfermline Alhambra), I’m seeing them at the Glasgow Hydro next year, which holds 14k!
Smaller for London. Moved from Hammersmith to Shepherds Bush. Albeit 3 shows
Just listened to the first track of the Garbage album and I swear it’s the same song as that Sinead O’Connor Father Ted song “old men in frocks telling me what to do, but they can’t get pregnant like I do”There are new releases this week from AFI, Alessandro Cortini, Azure Ray, Danny Elfman, Garbage, Islands, Jim Ward, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Mammoth VVH, Marina, Maroon 5, Migos, Sleater-Kinney, The Oak Ridge Boys, Joanna Serat and Andy Bell (the Ride one).
Just listened to the first track of the Garbage album and I swear it’s the same song as that Sinead O’Connor Father Ted song “old men in frocks telling me what to do, but they can’t get pregnant like I do”
Really like the S-K. First listen I immediately liked it more than the last one, and the couple of listens since have reinforced that - good stuff.A decent week for quality, if not quantity. My listening has been:
Alessandro Cortini: filmic electronica. It's very good.
Sons of Raphael: this came out a couple of weeks ago. Very enjoyable psych indie-pop.
Joana Serrat: Spanish singer-songwriter who has recently been based in Texas. This is very accomplished, and very good, Americana.
Sleater-Kinney: their first album as a duo. Really good. The Patti Smith influences are stronger than ever.
Bachelor: as mentioned by @chunkylover53 last week. A very good album of indie rock that goes quite poppy as it moves on.
Ryan Adams: like a lot of his output since New York, I find this a tad dull. All perfectly competent just a bit boring.
Khasi-Cymru Collective: a mix of Welsh folk and Indian folk. Very delicate and quite lovely.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: a change of direction to something a little less guitar focussed. I like this a lot.
Album if the week: seven of them are good, one not so much. I'm going to say Khasi-Cymru Collective.
There are new releases tomorrow from H.E.R., Kings of Convenience, Max Bloom, MNDR, Mykki Blanco, Angelique Kidjo, Andrew Hung, Ethan Gold, Blank Glodd, Mind Maintenance, Francis Lung, Band of Holy Joy and The Catenary Wires.