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Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.
Gilla Band – Most Normal
Wait til you hear this thing. Dublin “rock” band are confounding already-heightened expectations with their weirder third record. You’ve heard the singles, the rest sound nothing like them. No, Most Normal weaves a tapestry of industrial, ambient and noise music around those tracks, coming across like Windowlicker and Gilla Band are playing on two different radio stations. ‘Post Ryan’.
Daphni – Cherry
Talos – Dear Chaos
Cork artist Eoin French’s third album of cinematic and ambient pop songwriting.
Sold out dates – Oct 13: St Pancras Old Church, London, Oct 14: Pepper Canister, Dublin,Oct 15: Live at St Luke’s, Cork (sold out) ‘Farewell / Kamikaze’.
Farah Elle – Fatima
The Libyan-Irish songwriter and composer releases her long-awaited (genuinely) debut album. Farah plays a headline show at The Workman’s Cellar on Thursday, December 8th. ‘Desert’
TSHA – Capricorn Sun
Debut studio album from English electronic producer on Ninja Tune. ‘Running’
Oh Wonder – 22 Make
Ultra-pop duo Oh Wonder release the second half of the duo’s ’22 Break’ project, which chronicled a turbulent period of struggle for the couple. ’22 Make’ instead is inspired by their decision to get married, creating an album that soundtracks finding the light at the end of the tunnel.
Easy life – MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE…
Leicester band’s second album of alternative Indie / lounge hip-hop and R&B.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava
The Aussie psych band never stop.
Telefís – A Dó
Second album from the project by Cathal Coughlan & Jacknife Lee arrives a few months after Coughlan’s passing. Features Will Sergeant, Jah Wobble, A Certain Ratio and Sean O’Hagan.
Broken Bells – Into The Blue
Broken Bells’ first album in eight years from James Mercer and Danger Mouse (fresh from a Cheat Codes record with Black Thought).
The Coronas – Time Stopped
Seventh studio album from Irish band and the follow-up to 2020’s True Love Waits.
Ruth Radelet – The Other Side EP
Debut EP from the former Chromatics singer.
Alvvays – Blue Rev
Third studio album by Canadian indie pop band on Polyvinyl and Transgressive.
Open Mike Eagle – Component System with the Auto Reverse
LA-based rapper’s new album features Aesop Rock, R.A.P. Ferreira, Armand Hammer, Serengeti, Video Dave.
Clarence Clarity – Unrecorded History
English singer, songwriter, producer, and musician’s latest. I was a fan of 2015’s debut No Now.
Various Artists – Good Music to Ensure Safe Abortion Access to All
Features R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, Animal Collective, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall, and Amanda Shires and many more. Available for one day only on October 7th, 100% of net proceeds from Good Music to Ensure Safe Abortion Access to All will benefit non-profit organizations. Bandcamp.
Sorry – Anywhere But Here
UK band’s latest is Stereogum’s Album Of The Week.
Loraine James – Building Something Beautiful for Me
A record of the UK producer’s own reinterpretations of late New York composer Julius Eastman’s key works. ‘Maybe (If I Stay On it)’
Dungen – En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog
Swedish band’s first in seven years. ‘Nattens Sista Strimma Ljus’
Courtney Marie Andrews – Loose Future
Phoenix-born Nashville based songwriter’s eight album.
The Orielles – Tableau
English indie rock band with dance /disco tinge on Heavenly. ‘The Room’
Flohio – Out of Heart
British-Nigerian rap artist releases her debut. ‘SPF’.
Skinner – Commander Trainwreck EP
Aonair – Loveheart Birthmark EP
80’s dream pop indie. ‘Think Twice’.
Fucked Up – Oberon EP
The Canadian hardcore rock band back with a new EP.