Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.
The Last Dinner Party – Prelude To Ecstasy
The English pop-rock band whose music draws from the big pop magic of ABBA and are the winners of BBC’s Sound Of 2024 poll, release their fine debut album. A band about to go big. The Last Dinner Party have announced their UK and Irish tour which features a show in 3Olympia Theatre on 7th October 2024.
HAMMUU is the debut album from songwriter and producer Adam Smyth (of Dublin noise-punk band Tribal Dance) as The New York Salsa Company, ‘The Day The Words Came’ gives a sense of the acid percussive and minimal electro workouts waiting within. See also: You’re A Fucking Loser
Toronto pagan-punk-poet with roots in Belfast. “Bacchus meets Blondie” is the shorthand. ‘My Gemini’
Roslyn Steer is a Cork-based musician known for her work both as a solo artist and in collaboration with groups such as Crevice (with Elaine Howley and Irene Buckley) and the Cork Improvised Music Club. This album is a response to the 1917 Wallace Stevens poem that lends it its title. In keeping with the Stevens’ assertion that the poem should be taken as a collection of ‘sensations’ rather than ‘ideas’, each track presents an impressionistic realisation of the imagery and mood evoked in each stanza. Utilising a broad musical palette (including double bass, pump organ, keyboards, vocals, and woodwinds), the pieces range from concise and melodic to meandering and improvised, evoking murky dusks and mist-drenched dawns, with a pervading earthy feel.
The first release from Burial on XL Recordings is a plundering of nostalgic rave sounds, refracted through the idiosyncratic producer’s trademark sonic touches.
London-based Dubliner Matt Finnegan drops a garage-leaning dancefloor highlight on First Second label. ‘Llamada Romantica’ closed out Ben UFO’s most recent Lot Radio appearance in New York. ‘Wonder’ is the one for me though.
Norwegian duo Henriette Motzfeldt and Catharina Stoltenberg creates an imaginary soundtrack for a producer pop star called Allina. Warped pop meets Peaches.
Four track of acid music from Belfast artist Space Dimension Controller on Running Back. “Most of the EP presents itself as an ode to the brain dance vibe of acid house rooted music. “
Cork based duo JJ Lee and Cónal Murphy’s debut EP of tongue-in-cheek dance-punk.
‘Your Stream Numbers Don’t Mean Much’ kicks off this new EP from the Derry coldwave electro producer.
Irish electronic producer Alex Leonard aka Ebauche’s second of beat-oriented Exan EP, serves as a companion piece to his debut release Centic Primer.
Also released today
- Hit-Boy & The Alchemist – THEODORE & ANDRE
- Holly Macve – Time Is Forever
- J Mascis – What Do We Do Now
- Kirin J Callahan – If I Could Sing
- Paul McCartney & Wings – Band On The Run (Underdubbed Mixes)
- Plantoid – Terrapath
- Various Artists – Optimo 25
- Vera Sola – Peacemaker
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