New Music Releases Thread

Bukowski

Winger
There are new releases this week from BadBadNotGood, Billy Bragg, Christian Lopez, James Blake, Lala Lala, Matt Maltese, Noah Gundersen, Pip Blom, Porches, Sam Fender, The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Trivium, Shannon Lay, John,Howlin Rain, Scott Hirsch, Campbell/Mallinder/Benge, S. Raekwon, Wyndow, April Magazine, Kevin Morby (4 track demos of Sundowner) and WH Lung.

I’ve just seen him play in the (packed) basement of some members club in West London. If I don’t have covid after that gig, my body should be donated (alive) to science immediately.
 


I’ve just seen him play in the (packed) basement of some members club in West London. If I don’t have covid after that gig, my body should be donated (alive) to science immediately.
Was it full of 15 year old lasses? I've never been to a gig like it when I saw him at the Dome in Tufnell Park, it made me feel ancient. :lol:

Only had one listen to the record, it sounded like more of the same which I'm happy with. I love his wet sad boy music.
 

Bukowski

Winger
Was it full of 15 year old lasses? I've never been to a gig like it when I saw him at the Dome in Tufnell Park, it made me feel ancient. :lol:

Only had one listen to the record, it sounded like more of the same which I'm happy with. I love his wet sad boy music.

Im not sure what the age restrictions were last night but yes it was 80-20 female and I was comfortably one of the oldest in the room, barring his Mam and dad :lol:

Tik Tok viral these days, isn’t he - end it all.
 

riffraff

Striker
Im not sure what the age restrictions were last night but yes it was 80-20 female and I was comfortably one of the oldest in the room, barring his Mam and dad :lol:

Tik Tok viral these days, isn’t he - end it all.
White boy guitar bands with large female followings have always been a rarity…..unfortunately.
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions back in the 80s were very female percentaged. Which was something I’d nivver seen before tbh. Including a lass from Sunderland I’d had my eye on for a loooooooonnnnnnnnngggg time. Still got neewhere with her.
Cole solo at Shepherds Bush Empire on the neeet Roker Park shut down though……
 
My usual quick weekly review. A good week all in all:

Karen Peris: a solo album from the singer of The Innocence Mission. It's incredibly delicate, fragile indie pop (which is kind of what her band also do). Very good!
BADBADNOTGOOD: this expands their palette well beyond their usual jazz with muscles. Floating Points brings his thing to 'Signal from the Noise' and Brazilian string arranger gives later tracks an orchestral sheen. Really very good!
W.H. Lung: a very good second album. I'm not sure it's quite up there with Incidental Music though. Maybe it has a bit more of a dancefloor vibe?
Kevin Morby: four track demos of his last album. Does what it says on the tin. Good songs still but a bit more lo-fi.
April Magazine: languid, slow burning indie rock from the US. The kind of album that could have been made at any point between the late 80s and now. Recommended!
Wyndow: a collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Laura J Martin and Lavinia Blackwell (singer with Trembling Bells), this is, I guess psych-folk-rock. It reminds me a little of the excellent Smoke Faeries. Really good!
Scott Hirsch: he's a founding member of Hiss Golden Messenger and this, unsurprisingly perhaps, sounds a bit like them but maybe lacks a little in the warmth that they have. Still a good, solid album though...
S. Raekwon: promising. A little bit indie pop, a little bit R'n'B. Soft vocals. Quite brief but worth a listen.
John (Times Two): muscular indie rock which can filed alongside the likes of Metz and Idles, without the latter's pop hooks maybe. Powerful and immersive and a step up on their previous album.
Howlin Rain: epic psych rock culminating in a very long and exceptionally good title track. Ethan Miller delivers again.
Shannon Lay: a terrific album from the woman who's maybe most recognised as Ty Segall's guitarist but is making a real name as a solo artist. Unlike Segall, this is soft and largely acoustic. Excellent songs and an exceptional voice.
Sam Fender: I know he's a subject of much controversy on here because of his football allegiance but I quite like him. This is very much The Killers doing Springsteen with a geordie accent. Enjoyable.
Vera Ellen: Kiwi Courtney is go. She's a new signing to Flying Nun (New Zealand's greatest label and one of the world's finest). Excellent, literate indie rock. The obvious, but probably lazy, comparison is probably Courtney Barnett. Highly recommended.

Album of the week: ultimately it goes to Shannon Lay, although Vera Ellen, Howlin Rain, Wyndow, W.H. Lung and BABBADNOTGOOD could all have taken the prize in other weeks. I also really like Karen Peris and April Magazine (and Morbo's album is great but not really new, as such).
 
I really can't get into the WH Lung record. It's doing nothing for me.

I am enjoying the Porches record, and on first listen this James Blake record is very good. The DJ Seinfeld record is solid as well - if you can overlook the terrible name!
 
I really can't get into the WH Lung record. It's doing nothing for me.

I am enjoying the Porches record, and on first listen this James Blake record is very good. The DJ Seinfeld record is solid as well - if you can overlook the terrible name!

The WH Lung album reminds me a bit of Future Islands. Will give James Blake a listen at some point and also Porches (which I managed to totally overlook). The physical release date of the Porches album appears to be March 4th. That's quite a gap between digital and physical.
 

mad cyril

Winger
I think I agree with @Arkle that WH Lung is a good 2nd album. There’s some great stuff on it and some alright stuff. Not as good as the debut but I’ve bored myself saying how great I thought that was.

only other thing I’ve really listened to is the AE album titled Domingae. It’s one of the members of the Chilean psyche band Follokzoid. It’s quite techno in parts and definitely ‘challenging’ in others.

New single also from the KVB which is exactly the same as what they’ve always done ( which is very good )
 
My usual quick weekly review. A good week all in all:

Karen Peris: a solo album from the singer of The Innocence Mission. It's incredibly delicate, fragile indie pop (which is kind of what her band also do). Very good!
BADBADNOTGOOD: this expands their palette well beyond their usual jazz with muscles. Floating Points brings his thing to 'Signal from the Noise' and Brazilian string arranger gives later tracks an orchestral sheen. Really very good!
W.H. Lung: a very good second album. I'm not sure it's quite up there with Incidental Music though. Maybe it has a bit more of a dancefloor vibe?
Kevin Morby: four track demos of his last album. Does what it says on the tin. Good songs still but a bit more lo-fi.
April Magazine: languid, slow burning indie rock from the US. The kind of album that could have been made at any point between the late 80s and now. Recommended!
Wyndow: a collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Laura J Martin and Lavinia Blackwell (singer with Trembling Bells), this is, I guess psych-folk-rock. It reminds me a little of the excellent Smoke Faeries. Really good!
Scott Hirsch: he's a founding member of Hiss Golden Messenger and this, unsurprisingly perhaps, sounds a bit like them but maybe lacks a little in the warmth that they have. Still a good, solid album though...
S. Raekwon: promising. A little bit indie pop, a little bit R'n'B. Soft vocals. Quite brief but worth a listen.
John (Times Two): muscular indie rock which can filed alongside the likes of Metz and Idles, without the latter's pop hooks maybe. Powerful and immersive and a step up on their previous album.
Howlin Rain: epic psych rock culminating in a very long and exceptionally good title track. Ethan Miller delivers again.
Shannon Lay: a terrific album from the woman who's maybe most recognised as Ty Segall's guitarist but is making a real name as a solo artist. Unlike Segall, this is soft and largely acoustic. Excellent songs and an exceptional voice.
Sam Fender: I know he's a subject of much controversy on here because of his football allegiance but I quite like him. This is very much The Killers doing Springsteen with a geordie accent. Enjoyable.
Vera Ellen: Kiwi Courtney is go. She's a new signing to Flying Nun (New Zealand's greatest label and one of the world's finest). Excellent, literate indie rock. The obvious, but probably lazy, comparison is probably Courtney Barnett. Highly recommended.

Album of the week: ultimately it goes to Shannon Lay, although Vera Ellen, Howlin Rain, Wyndow, W.H. Lung and BABBADNOTGOOD could all have taken the prize in other weeks. I also really like Karen Peris and April Magazine (and Morbo's album is great but not really new, as such).
She Drew The Gun album is quite good imo.
 

Mickdundee

Winger
Surprise album drop from Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers) and Frank Meyer (Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs) today, called “Motherfuckin’ Rock N Roll”
 
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There are new releases tomorrow from Bedouine (not sure of this one, Amazon suggest May 2022), Ben Barnes, Coldplay, Dave Monk, Dean Wareham (may be physical only), Finneas, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Gone to Color, Hayden Thorpe, Johnny Marr, Julia Shapiro, Lilly Hiatt, Remi Wolf, Santana, The Darkness, Xenia Rubinos, Young Thug, Tom Morello, Primal Scream (Demodelica, which is the demos of Screamadelica), The Charlatans (a compilation of hits and rareities), Aquaserge, Buffalo Nichols, Jerusalem In My Heart, Vanishing Twin, Pokey LaFarge and Afterlight.
 
There are new releases tomorrow from Bedouine (not sure of this one, Amazon suggest May 2022), Ben Barnes, Coldplay, Dave Monk, Dean Wareham (may be physical only), Finneas, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Gone to Color, Hayden Thorpe, Johnny Marr, Julia Shapiro, Lilly Hiatt, Remi Wolf, Santana, The Darkness, Xenia Rubinos, Young Thug, Tom Morello, Primal Scream (Demodelica, which is the demos of Screamadelica), The Charlatans (a compilation of hits and rareities), Aquaserge, Buffalo Nichols, Jerusalem In My Heart, Vanishing Twin, Pokey LaFarge and Afterlight.
Rubbish
 

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