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New releases out today: Beth Gibbons, Billie Eilish, Carlos Danger, Winter Aid & more

New releases out today: Beth Gibbons, Billie Eilish, Carlos Danger, Winter Aid & more

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Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.

Nialler9 keeps a rolling list of Irish album releases here.


New Albums


Beth Gibbons – Lives Outgrown

The first proper solo album from the Portishead singer, is a unique collection dreamy folk cinematic songs, recorded over a period of 10 years with James Ford, and Beth Gibbons with additional production by Lee Harris (Talk Talk). 

I realised what life was like with no hope,” says Beth. “And that was a sadness I’d never felt. Before, I had the ability to change my future, but when you’re up against your body, you can’t make it do something it doesn’t want to do.”  
  
Songs also touch on motherhood, anxiety and the menopause (which Beth describes variously as “a massive audit” and “a massive comedown” which “cuts you at the knees”) as well as, inevitably, mortality.  

Villagers previously announced an outdoor show at Dublin’s Trinity College, and today added a big one, at London’s Royal Festival Hall in June.


Billie Eilish – Hit Me Hard And Soft

Third album from the pop artist, who is coming to Dublin next summer.


Carlos Danger Presents Irish Hash Mafia

Prolific Irish producer Rory Sweeney’s Irish hip-hop mixtape under the pseudonym Carlos Danger, is “a celebration of Irish rap from Belfast, to Mullingar, to Tallaght and beyond.”

It features a host of tracks with Curtisy, E The Artist, Owin, Ahmed, With Love; Yeire13, Lonely Chap and more.

A live Irish Hash Mafia show is also happening on Sunday 26th May at Button Factory.


Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute To TALKING HEADS’ STOP MAKING SENSE

Tribute album from A24 features Paramore, Miley Cyrus, The National, Toro Y moi, Girl In Red, Lorde, The Linda Lindas, Kevin Abstract, BADBADNOTGOOD with Norah Jones), Teezo Touchdown and more.


Winter Aid – Pull The Sky Inside

After the big league numbers of music blogger turned songwriter Shane Culloty’s first EP, the San Francisco-based Irishman returns with a second album of intimately-pitched portrait songs.


Shellac – To All Trains

Steve Albini’s long-running band releases a new record, a week after he passed away.


Coolgirl – Road Closures

Ambient album from Irish producer Lizzie Fitzpatrick.

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New EPs


System Olympia – Sanctified EP

London-based producer, songwriter and vocalist, mostly known for synth-pop and electro tunes. ‘Sanctified’ features vocals from English act Working Men’s Club.


Daire Heffernan – The Wolf Called Desire EP

Dublin alt-songwriter releases 5-track EP, personified by a rabid wolf, exploring desire.

“They say as a generation we’re facing a loneliness epidemic. This EP explores that isolation, and that crazed feeling we all get when we’ve been cooped up too long.. Raging lust is something I realised you just don’t hear much of from women in music; it feels almost like an exclusively male emotion.”


XXXX In Stereo – M3 Sound

Irish producer drops a four-track EP of bass, jungle and fast dance music.


BADBADNOTGOOD – Mid Spiral: Chaos EP

A new EP from the Toronto jazz rap instrumental band.


Also released today

  • A Boogie wit da Hoodie – Better Off Alone
  • Crumb – AMAMA
  • Joywave Permanent Pleasure
  • of Montreal – Lady on the Cusp
  • Rapsody – Please Don’t Cry

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