Friday is album release day and here’s a rundown of what’s been released on DSPs and physical releases in record shops.
James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart
Blakey’s first album in three years. SZA and JID features.
BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory
Canadian live jazz band’s new album is less rap instrumentals, more jazz fusion. Features musical contributions from Arthur Verocai, Karriem Riggins, Terrace Martin, Lara aji and acclaimed harpist Brandee Younge. On XL Recordings.
Elaine Mai – Home
The long awaited debut album from the Irish electronic producer features guests Maykay, Ailbhe Reddy, Loah Sinéad White and some bangers.
Magdalena Bay – Mercurial World
Fun American duo of electro-pop music.
Oh Wonder – 22 Break
London duo who broke through with melodious modern pop wrote a break up album.
Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
Fender makes anthemic Springsteen-esque music but he’s from Tyneside.
Porches – All Day Gentle Hold!
Fifth album from Aaron Maine, on Domino Records. ‘Back3School’.
Ladyhawke – Time Flies
First album in five years from the electro pop artist.
DJ Harvey – The Sound Of Mercury Rising Vol. III
Legendary balearic disco and house player DJ Harvey presents 16 cuts of glistening yacht boogie, star-eyed house, debonaire boogie disco and blissed out downstrokes.
Efterklang – Windflowers
Danish band return with their sixth album of chamber-pop.
shiv – The Love Interlude EP
Paris-based Zimbabwean/Irish R&B artist Shiv releases her love-centric new EP with each of the four tracks representing a season of the year.
of all living things – On Familiar Ground EP
Dublin four-piece release their debut EP. fka as Nicetry.
Uly – vol.1 – Cuan
Uly’s new collection of music is a volume of instrumentals written while living on Achill Island during lockdown earlier this year, which rekindled his love of music making.
LALA LALA – I Want The Door To Open
Chicago-based musician Lillie West’s new long player of alt-indie on Hardly Art. ‘Diver’.
Kevin Morby – A Night At The Little Los Angeles
A 4-track version of last year’s excellent Sundowner album.
Shibashi – Shibashi EP
Northern Irish electronic pop producer’s debut EP features Candi Station, Aoife Whenyoung, Chloe Howl and more.