Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.
CMAT – If My Wife New I’d Be Dead
The debut album from global celebrity teen pop sensation aka Irish countrified pop songwriter CMAT is finally here. ‘Every Bottle (Is My Boyfriend)’.
Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul – Topical Dancer
Belgian-based duo of electronic pop of fun bops that address cultural appropriation, racism, social media vanity, post-colonialism and political correctness.
Nilüfer Yanya – Painless
Second album from the the Nialler9 favourite.
The Weather Station – How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars
A Companion album to last year’s Ignorance.
Kojey Radical – Reason to Smile
British Ghanaian artist is among the most interesting in the UK. Alternative rap, grime and poetry.
KAINA – It Was A Home
Chicago artist’s new album on City Slang features Sleater-Kinney, Helado Negro, and Sen Morimoto.
Michelle – After Dinner We Talk Dreams
NYC-based collective on Transgressive.
Telefís – Telefís
Cathal Coughlan and Jacknife Lee’s collaboration of electro-funk was inspired by an exploration of Irish nostalgia as experienced in the present day.
Diplo – Diplo
First self-titled album from the Major Lazer producer since 2004’s Florida.
Band of Horses – Things Are Great
Alt country rock band back in the saddle for their sixth album.
Laurie Shaw- Bat Sanctuary
Prolific songwriter releases his second album of the year.
The name refers to an actual bat sanctuary that can be found in Reenagross Park in Kenmare. I’d advise everybody to go there and find the bat sanctuary and listen to this record in there. Bandcamp.
t-woc – Limbs EP
Lighght – Seodra EP
Cork electronic producer’s new release of club and techno material. Bandcamp.
Homeboy Sandman – There In Spirit
New York hip-hop producer and MC is 15 years into his career.
MuRli – The Sky Has Windows
Limerick rapper released his new EP earlier this week.
Winthorpe Electronics – Streets Of Rage
“Winthorpe All Stars Lee Kelly, Roy of the Ravers, Minos, Crispy Jason & Myoptik hit the arcade!” Bandcamp.
Morgan Harper-Jones – While You Lay Sound Asleep EP
Manchester indie folk. ‘Lie To Me’.
Acid Granny – Urban Hurling
Those guys with the trolley, the electronic equipment and songs like ‘Will You Be My Landlord?’ All songs made on the streets of Dublin in 2021. Limited cassette release today for Bandcamp Friday.
Qwerty Mick – If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now EP
“The EP name came from an old advertising campaign that consisted of these huge billboards that all said ‘If You Lived Here You’d Be Home by Now’, in an attempt to sell expensive houses to people while they were on their long commute home from work. When I was writing the EP, I was commuting 3+ hours a day in total to and from college and it was a large chunk of your day to be spending fully mindless. The name also worked as a metaphor for learning to be content with where one is currently at in their life. Though much of the EP is about a frustration with the state Ireland’s in, it’s also just as much about a personal frustration within, and learning to feel at home with where you’re at at all times.”