Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.
Alex Cameron – Oxy Music
The songwriter with the wry lyrics and often great songs is channeling Bryan Ferry in the title here. Released on Secretly Canadian.
Franz Ferdinand – Hits to the Head
A 20-track greatest hits collection with two new tracks.
Jenny Hval – Classic Objects
Avant artist releases what is said to be her poppiest album yet on 4AD.
Rex Orange County – WHO CARES?
English singer and songwriter’s new album. Features Tyler, The Creator.
Nia Archives – Forbidden Feelingz
Alongside PinkPantheress, Nia Archives is recontextualising classic jungle, reggae, and R&B through pop.
Benny The Butcher – Tana Talk 4
Featuring J. Cole, Diddy and more. Production by The Alchemist, Daringer and Beat Butcha.
Mango x Mathman – The Quiet Life EP
Dublin garage rap dons back with 9-track EP of upbeat bangers.
Fly Anakin – Frank
Debut studio album from the rapper on Lex Records, draws influence from the classic R&B and Soul his dad played him as a child. Madlib produces a track too.
Bodega – Broken Equipment
Deaf Joe – Kalachuchi
Ho99o9 – Skin
Produced by Travis Barker with features from Corey Taylor, Bun B, Saul Williams & Jasiah.
Sprints – A Modern Job EP
Five-track EP from Dublin rock band heading to SXSW and graduating to bigger things.
Junk Drawer – The Dust Has Come To Stay EP
Belfast alt-rock band’s newest EP has two certifiable great songs on it already released.
Various – V4 Visions: Of Love & Androids
Vinyl release. Compilation of shortlived London label V4 Visions that released early 90’s UK music, existing at the confluence of American and Jamaican sounds that formed uniquely British hybrids; from Sound System Soul to Bleep-And-Bass, Ragga-Techno, Jungle, Trip Hop, and 2step Garage.
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & Irish Chamber Orchestra – Róisín ReImagined
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and the Irish Chamber Orchestra reminagine sean nós songs.