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New releases out today: Charli XCX, Peggy Gou, NxWorries, Actress & more

New releases out today: Charli XCX, Peggy Gou, NxWorries, Actress & more


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

Charli XCX – BRAT

Sixth album from UK pop maverick is a club-grounded record exploring age, social acceptance, fame and feelings of insecurity.

Peggy Gou – I Hear You

Debut album from the Berlin-based South Korean-born XL producer and singer on XL Recordings, explores rave and house nostalgia. Features Lenny Kravitz and rapper Villano Antillano.

Goat Girl – Below the Waste

The third album from London-based rock band, which was co-produced by the band and John Spud Murphy (Lankum/ Black Midi), and dips into expansive noise-rock, delicate folk and synth-driven pop.


Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge are back with album two of their collaboration rooted in hip-hop, funk and R&B on Stones Throw. Guests include H.E.R., Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, Rae Khalil, Snoop Dogg, and more.

Actress – Statik

The tenth studio album from enigmatic producer Darren Cunningham on Oslo label Smalltown Supersound was written in “an extensive flow state, the project serves as a cohesive testament to artistic liberation.”

“Yet while Statik is unmistakably an Actress LP, it’s also distinctly aquatic and subtly primordial, and so offers his audience novel elemental atmospheres to flow through. Listening closely, influential visions of aqueous realms, such as the mythic Atlantis, and evocations of ancient ceremonies as well as flying birds (and, perhaps, humans) may reveal themselves.”

Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy presents Balearic Breakfast Volume 3

Third volume of sun-kissed Ibiza-rooted eclectic vibes from the long-standing DJ and broadcaster, which “flies the flag high for that most hazy and hard-to-pin-down genre, gathering up the very best genre-fitting music from around the world, whether from Copenhagen or California, or from the high plains of the desert to deep down in the land of Oz.”

Each track may sound completely different from the one it follows, but the same sun kissed spirit runs deep through them all, whether in Cosmo’s own take on Jacob Gurevitsch’s gentle Spanish guitar picking or in the throbbing dub disco of a long lost Andrew Weatherall remix for Primal Scream from 2008. The ten tracks on Balearic Breakfast Volume 3 all add up to create the perfect mixtape for the summer, whatever weather we end up with, whatever time you chose to listen to it. After all, why wait ’til breakfast?

Landless – Lúireach

Dublin Female vocal folk quartet (Lily Power, Méabh Meir, Ruth Clinton and Sinéad Lynch) follow up their 2018 debut with another album on this week’s list produced by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (See also Goat Girl) It also features Lankum’s Cormac MacDiarmada on various instruments.

Autumns – Dyslexia Sound Source

Derry producer of minimal-wave post-punk electronic music releases his fourth collection of music on Belfast’s Touch Sensitive Records, this time under the Dyslexia Sound name, which is a bit more stripped back and dubbed out.


Bumping electronic producer releases 17-track LP featuring Rochelle Jordan, Channel Tres, Lou Phelps, Don Toliver, Charlotte Day Wilson, Dawn Richard, Tinashe, Anderson .Paak, Childish Gambino, Thundercat, PinkPantheress, Mariah the Scientist and more.

See Also

Iceboy Violet & Nueen – You Said You’d Hold My Hand Through The Fire

A collaboration between Spanish Producer Nueen and Manc based vocalist / rapper Iceboy Violet released on Hyperdub.

The album traces the arc of a four year relationship, In Iceboy’s words – ‘fondly memorialising its highs and documenting its lows, trying to process and reflect positively and then ending with the ecstatic but ominous spark of new love.’

New EPs

Cardinals – Cardinals EP

Young Cork six-piece alternative band release a six-track EP ” an eclectic gothic amalgam of shoegaze, Irish trad folk, and rock which incorporates 60s Wall of Sound elements for a punk-inflected noise that ‘wants to be warm pop.’

Pem – Cloud Work EP

Bristol-based artist Emily Perry is a singer with a unique and intriguing voice.

Lilla Vargen – Drive EP

Northern Irish singer-songwriter Lilla Vargen has had over 70 million streams since releasing music in 2017. The new EP is entirely written and co-produced by Lilla, and released independently.

“This EP was a way for me to prove to myself that I could release music on my own. The EP focuses on themes of hope and forgiveness. Every song was written 100% by me and each one pinpoints different parts of my life over the last six years. I hope these songs will connect with anyone who listens. There is something so satisfying about writing and recording the music that I want to make. I feel proud of this work and I am so happy that I decided to push through the self-doubt and created something that is very meaningful to me.”

Also released today

  • Bar Italia – The Twits EP
  • Bonny Light Horseman – Keep Me On Your Mind/See You Free
  • Eels – Eels Time!
  • Elkka – Prism of Pleasure
  • FaltyDL – In The Wake of Wolves
  • L’impératrice – Pulsar
  • Clara La San – Made Mistakes
  • Orbury Common – Sylvan Chute
  • Ski Mask The Slump God – 11th Dimension
  • Alfie Templeman Radiosoul
  • Penelope Trappes – Hommelen EP
  • Joey Valence & Brae – NO HANDS

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