Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.
Grian Chatten – Chaos For The Fly
The Fontaines D.C. frontman releases his Dan Carey-produced solo album on Partisan after sharing four tracks from the record. Of the album, Chatten said:” Thank you for riding this train with me. “Chaos For The Fly is a collection of songs that have lived within me for a while. I recoil at some of them because they reek of a rottenness that has sometimes grown in my soul. Some of them had me smiling well before I knew who they were. Some of them are dark alleys that I have only successfully cordoned off through the process of writing them.”
Sweeping Promises – Good Living Is Coming for You
Kansas Lo-fi new-wavers duo of Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug release their second album on Sub Pop. The band make 80s-indebted new-wave post-punk with a lo-fi tone that sounds like it’s playing off a cassette at times and it’s a lot of fun. The band will make their Dublin debut this October. ‘You Shatter’
Cornelius – Dream In Dream
The Japanese experimental composer Keigo Oyamada’s first album since 2017’s Mellow Waves. ‘All Things Must Pass’
Brigid Mae Power – Dream From The Deep Well
Dream pop folk singer-songwriter’s fourth album features Peter Broderick, Conor O’Brien and Daniel O’Sullivan. ‘Counting Down’
49th & Main – B.O.A.T.S
A new nine-track mixtape from the Kilkenny electro-indie pop duo on Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records. Bandcamp. The band are putting on a literal boat party next week.
bdrmm – I Don’t Know
The Japanese House – In The End It Always Does
The second album from English indie pop artist Amber Bain on Dirty Hit Records, ‘Sunshine Baby’
TV Girl – Grapes Upon the Vine
LA-based indie pop band’s fifith album. Bandcamp.
Olivia Dean – Messy
You may recognise Olivia Dean from Forbidden Fruit recently. “hackneyed British soul tropes do singer a disservice,” according to The Guardian.
Nothing But Thieves – Dead Club City
Essex five-piece rock band’s fourth album. They play Dublin in November. ‘Overcome’
Keeley – Floating Above Everything Else
The album highlights Keeley’s ongoing fascination with the murder and short life of teenage German backpacker Inga Maria Hauser, who was brutally murdered in Northern Ireland in 1988 and whose case remains unsolved despite many promising leads pointing to the culprits. As an authority on the subject, Keeley recently appeared in “Murder In The Badlands”, a BBC documentary that further explores Inga Maria’s tragic demise, and a brand new film centered around Keeley’s involvement with the case is in development.
John Carroll Kirby – Blowout
The eighth solo album by American keyboardist and producer John Carroll Kirby, released on Stones Throw Records. Preceded by the lead single ‘Oropendola‘ and was inspired by Kirby’s time in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, where he began writing the album. Bandcamp.
Soft Machine – Other Doors
First studio album since 2018’s Hidden Detail. “Other Doors includes atmospheric improvisations, psychedelic free jazz, burning jazz rock, screaming guitar, hypnotic looped alto flutes, fretless bass grooves, powerful drums and experimental electronic music.” Bandcamp.
Rascal Reporters – The Strainge Case of Steve
Washington jazz band formed in the ’70s, released eighth album with the duo of Steve Kretzmer (Michigan) & Kilkenny artist James Strain, also known as aux phoenix. Bandcamp.
Joanna Sternberg – I’ve Got Me
New York singer-songwriter’s brittle folk songs on Fat Possum. ‘People Are Toys To You
Rudi Zygadlo – Doggerland
Third album from the UK artist, and first in ten years, “an appropriately dreamy skewer of earworm indie-pop, queered folk, and hip-swinging psych rock.” ‘Somewhere In Glasgow’
EP & 12″ Releases
The Alchemist – Flying High
Four-track EP from the rap producer features Earl Sweatshirt, Boldy James & more.
Niki & The Dove and The Greys – This Is The Music EP
A collaborative EP informed by soul, hip -hop, pop and jazz, between two Swedish artists, which came about after Malin from Niki & The Dove over heard The Greys soundchecking in a venue.