Friday is release day and here’s the first things that caught my ear while listening to new songs out.
See the New Music section for individual posts on tracks we deemed worthy enough of their own article this week.
Charlotte Adigéry – Bear With Me (And I’ll Stand Bare Before You)
Deewee, the label run by the Soulwax brothers hits its 50th release May 7th with a 27-track compilation featuring 3 new tracks including Charlotte Adigéry’s first new song since 2019. It’s great obviously.
The Go! Team – ‘World Remember Me Now’
A new Go! Team album called Get Up Sequences Part One is due out July 2nd and this is the first track from it.
Squid – ‘Paddling’
A teaser from Bright Green Field, the Dan Carey produced-album out May 7th on Warp Records. Squid announced two dates of interest:
Empire, Belfast – 29 September 2021
Button Factory, Dublin – 30 September 2021
Time will tell whether they go ahead.
SENU – ‘S3’ (feat. Jamel Franklin)
Sam Killeen aka SENU is to release his debut album this year and I’m loving thebeat on this new one featuring Shy Mascot MC Jamel Franklin. Big Dabrye / Prefuse vibes.
“I recorded S3 in my bedroom just after the first lockdown in Ireland was lifted. Jamel clicked with the beat instantly, we both felt so excited about it. The songwriting process flowed really organically. The rest of the album was written two years ago in New York. Fast-forward two years later and the whole world has changed; I can’t help but let that change me creatively too. Because of that space and time, this track signifies a step in a new creative direction for me and is distinct from the rest of the album.”
Mr Twin Sister – ‘Diary’ / ‘Expressions’
Original released for Bandcamp Friday but missed as I live on a different timezone to the band. Out today everywhere. A great band who always deliver slinky tracks.
Chinah – ‘Ideal’
Copenhagen’s alt-pop band Chinah released their second album Feels Like Forever today and I love this taste of it today.
Fynch, Willhouse – ‘Soon’
Burner Records boss Fynch enlists Poxy Records founder Willhouse on the production on his new languid track ‘Soon’
“I think everyone has been reflecting on our current situation, and considering we’re a year into a pandemic, I felt this is the right track to bring out, almost as if it’s an anniversary.
“I was cognisant of making a song that would just echo the doom and gloom of the world around us. I didn’t want this track to mirror the Six One news and regurgitate how we’re all bollocksed.
“Instead, I wanted to see the glimmer of hope, the light at the end of the tunnel. That’s why it’s called ‘Soon’, there’s no time frame to normality’s return, so it’s an abstraction.
“I wanted to recall all of the things I’ve missed over the last year. The simplicity of cutting shapes on a dancefloor, like, you’re going to have to peel me off it when we’re allowed.”
Gilligan Moss – ‘Special Thing’
I always forget Gilligan Moss is a duo. They’ve a five-track EP out this week and the title track is an uplifting summery tune from Chicago.
Evan Miles – ‘If This Is it’
Waterford’s Anomaly Collective’s Evan Miles drops this low-key ambient ‘in-the-feels’ track.
Sølv – ‘Parallel’
The London based singer, songwriter and producer makes atmospheric R&B pop music.
NZCA Lines – ‘For Your Love’ (Cinthie remix)
A remix of a track from Pure Luxury, a fine album from last year? Time is hard to grasp.
Roman Flügel – ‘D.I.S.C.O.’
An arpy banger from the producer on Running Back.
Gruff Rhys – ‘Loan Your Loneliness’
I much prefer when the Super Furry man gets a full band in. New Album Seeking New Gods is out on May 21st and Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys) mixed the thing.
The album is inspired by an imagined history of the picturesque Mount Paektu, an active volcano on the border of North Korea and China.