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New releases out today: Pillow Queens, Confidence Man, Stephen James Smith, 1000 Beasts, Badhands…

New releases out today: Pillow Queens, Confidence Man, Stephen James Smith, 1000 Beasts, Badhands…

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


Confidence Man – Tilt

Australian indie electro pop band’s second album takes their party-starting music to an anthemic level. They play Vicar Street on June 17th.


Pillow Queens – Leave The Light On

Second album from the Dublin indie-rock four-piece. “What do queer dream blues sound like?,” the press release poses. Find out.


Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love

John Frusciante returns for the Chilis’ first album in six years.


Warmduscher – At The Hot Spot

Fourth album from the grotty electro-rockers on Bella Union.


Stephen James Smith – See No Evil

Irish poet’s album was produced by Gareth Quinn Redmond and features a fine cast including Conor O’Brien (Villagers), Jess Kav, Laura Quirke (Lemoncello), Cormac Begley, Camin Gilmore (Sun Collective / Crash Ensemble), Aidan Murphy, Conor Cunningham and Albert Karch.


1000 Beasts – Naruda

Cork producer Cian Sweeney’s debut album of electronic pop features FeliSpeaks, Célia Tiab, LENII, Arthur Valentine, April and Orla Gartland.


Badhands – Far Away

Daniel Fitzpatrick’s second album features “hazy classic rock arrangements” draws comparisons to Nick Cave, Scott Walker and Lee Hazelwood and is  inspired by PJ Harvey, Scott Walker, The Shangri-Las and The Flamingos.


Shakalak – Shakalak

Debut album from the Dublin band who are the brainchild of poetician John Cummins and musician Fin Divilly.


Acid Granny – Songs For The Radio

Songs For The Radio is a collection of musical interludes from the “Radio Paddy” and “LMACA” series of radio plays released by Acid Granny over the lockdowns 2020 and 2021 like ‘The Power Of Irish Dairy’. Bandcamp.


Celaviedmai – Both Sides of the Story EP

Galway rapper’s six-tracker.


No Monster Club – Oki Doki Karaoke: Other People’s Songs, 2009 – 2017

A covers album featuring versions of songs from Ace of Base to Daniel Johnston, and Lady Gaga to Tripping Daisy.


Cinthie – DJ-Kicks

Berlin producer steps up to the compilation.


TELEFIS – Archbishop Beardmouth At The ChemOlympics EP.

Jacknife Lee and Cathal Coughlan (Microdisney, Fatima Mansions present four reworkings of tracks from their debut album by electro-pop artist Thomas Leer.


Kubb_ – From Zero Distance

Four-track EP from Irish electronic producer.


Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra – The Unfolding

Aneight-part collaboration between composer Hannah Peel and Paraorchestra, mixing analogue, digital and assistive instruments with a unique ensemble of disabled and non-disabled musicians.


Field Works – Stations

Features new collaborations with Laraaji, Janie Cowan, Masayoshi Fujita, Qasim Naqvi, Brad Weber, Hanna Benn, and PRINTtEXT. A coproduction of Anchorage Museum, National Geographic Society, and Temporary Residence Ltd. What does the Earth sound like? In Stations, the 10th volume in the Field Works series, producer Stuart Hyatt approaches that question with a team of scientists working on the EarthScope experiment. Using sophisticated ground recording devices, Field Works has created a new type of music in which human voices sing along with the actual voice of the Earth.


Alabaster Deplume – Gold

Manchester Angus Fairbairn, is a saxophonist and poet releases a double album of “big-hearted jazz”.


Plastikman & Chilly Gonzales – Consumed In Key

Hawtin and Gonzales reimagine a Plastikman album with Tiga on production. Who knows why?


Rudolf Abramov – Losing Perspective

Duo based in Berlin release a five-tracker on Optimo. Features poet Brendan Cleary. Bandcamp.