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New releases roundup: Blur, Barbie, Kode9 & Burial, Ice Spice, HRLA & more

New releases roundup: Blur, Barbie, Kode9 & Burial, Ice Spice, HRLA & more

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


New Albums


Blur – The Ballad Of Darren

Blur’s ninth studio album, their first in eight years was all done in the last six months ahead of their recent live outdoor shows. A livestream show next Tuesday marks the occasion to the wider world.


Barbie – The Album

A big movie OST featuring new songs from Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Charli XCX, AVA Max, HAIM, Ice Spice, Pinkpantheress, Tame Impala, Nicki Minaj…


Ice Spice – Like..? (Deluxe)

11-track version of the NY rapper’s breakout EP.


YUP GIRLS! World Cup 2023 Anthems Compilation

1815 F.C. and ddr. present: The 2023 Women’s World Cup Unofficial Celebrations “YUP GIRLS” compilation featuring DiaxDiem, Rory Sweeney, Danny Carroll, Messyng, Eugene McCauley, E The Artist, Rising Damp, Boyfrens and more. Bandcamp.


Cian Ducrot – Victory

Debut album from the Cork pop singer-songwriter who supported Ed Sheeran on tour. ‘Heaven’


Cut Worms – Cut Worms

Self-titled album from Brooklyn singer, songwriter, and musician Max Clarke, continues his exploration of what he calls “pop essentialism”. Bandcamp


Grace Carter – A Little Lost, A Little Found

English singer and songwriter.


Paris Texas – Mid Air

A debut album from the interesting rap duo from California. ‘Everybody’s Safe Until…’


Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner (20th Anniversary Edition)

Extended and anniversary edition of the still-brilliant debut album from Dizzee.


Mount Kimbie – City Planning / Deluxe Edition

Remix-featuring edition from the Kai Campos side of the recent album. Bandcamp.


Nas – Magic 2

Fifteenth studio album by American rapper, produced by Hit-Boy.


Ludwig Göransson – Oppenheimer

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.


Mull Historical Society – In My Mind There’s A Room

Colin MacIntyre’s new album features an all-star cast of literary giants (Ian Rankin, Nick Hornby, Jacqueline Wilson among them) who have penned words about a special room that plays or has played a significant part in their lives.


Andrew Bird – Outside Problems

A companion piece of sorts to his 2022 LP Inside Problems.


Guided By Voices – Welshpool Frillies

38th (!) studio album by American indie rock band.


Alan Vega – Just a Million Dreams

A reissue of the Suicide frontman’s second solo album from 1985.


Wren Hinds – Don’t Die In The Bundu

Cape Town-based singer-songwriter’s new album on Bella Union. Bandcamp.

See Also


HRLA – VA001

Featuring residents XXXX In Stereo, SJUSH, Ram and i decided, VA001 includes a selection of Ireland’s most eclectic producers, playing host to Dylan Fogarty, Cult, CHARMUR, Havik, Aksent and Prince Prada. Bandcamp.


Oscar Lang – Look. Now

Second album from singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from West London.


Black Milk – Everybody Good?

Detroit rapper-producer’s eighth studio album.


EP & 12″ Releases


Kode9 & Burial – Infirmary / Unknown Summer

Limited split single from the Hyperdub boss and the enigmatic producer. Bandcamp.


ODESZA & Yellow House – Flaws In Our Design EP

Six-track collaborative EP from American electronic duo and South African songwriter and producer on Ninja Tune. Bandcamp.


The Drifter – Ultraviolet

Two-track release from Irish producer from the Maeve label founder Mark Flynn. Bandcamp.


Imogen – Albert Road EP

Bruising bass and dance music on Kettama’s Steel City Discs from the NTS resident. Bandcamp.


Bloc Party – The High Life EP

Kele and pals.


Miss Tiny – DEN7 EP

Miss Tiny is a musical project featuring record producer and Speedy Wunderground label founder Dan Carey (Wet Leg, Slowthai, Fontaines D.C.) alongside Ben Romans-Hopcraft of Warmduscher / Insecure Men / Childhood fame.



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