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New albums out today: Alex Cameron, NIA Archives, Sprints, Mango x Mathman, Junk Drawer & more

New albums out today: Alex Cameron, NIA Archives, Sprints, Mango x Mathman, Junk Drawer & more

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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

New York alt-rock band’s second album. ‘Pillar on the Bridge of You’


 Deaf Joe – Kalachuchi

Edinburgh-based Waterford electronic pop artist releases fifth album. We premiered ‘Shadow Work’ last month.


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.