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New releases roundup: Sigur Rós, Killer Mike, Queens of the Stone Age, Ben Howard & more

New releases roundup: Sigur Rós, Killer Mike, Queens of the Stone Age, Ben Howard & more


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

New Albums

Sigur Rós – ÁTTA

Only officially announced yesterday, the Icelandic trio Sigur Rós release their first new studio album in ten years. ‘Blóðberg’

Killer Mike – MICHAEL

Killer Mike’s first solo rap album since 2012’s R.A.P. Music. Features André 3000 & Future on James Blake co-produced ‘Scientists & Engineers’

Queens of the Stone Age – In Times New Roman

Eighth studio album arrives as the band have announced a 2023 UK & European Arena Tour including a date closing the tour at 3Arena in Dublin on November 22nd.

Django Django – Off Planet

Part 4 of this album is released today, meaning the cycle is complete. Self Esteem features, as does Jack Peñate, Stealing Sheep and Bernardo. Also this is a banger of a remix.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – PetroDragonic Apocalypse

Australian psych-rock band’s new one is subtitled Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation. ‘Dragon’

Ben Howard – Is It? 

English singer-songwriter played Fairview Park last night and releases a new album informed by Ben having experienced two mini strokes (TIAs) in recent years. In March 2022, Ben Howard was sat in his garden when he found himself unable to think clearly, form sentences or speak for almost an hour. A month later, after the same thing happened again, the singer-songwriter learned he’d suffered two TIAs (transient ischemic attacks – known as mini-strokes). ‘Life In The Time’

Creep Show – Yawning Abyss

‘MoneyBack’ is a square-waved electro freak of a song from Creep Show’s second album-length collaboration from John Grant and Wrangler (featuring Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder) from the second Creep Show album on Bella Union.

Deer Tick – Emotional Contracts

Providence, Rhode Island four-piece alternative band. Bandcamp.

The Teskey Brothers – The Winding Way

 The third studio album by Australian indie blues rock band

Stik Figa & The Expert – Ritual

Irish beat producer The Expert collaborates on a full-length album with North Texas-based MC Stik Figa, “a sonic pastiche of psychedelic effects, banging drums, clear touches of jazz, and deep basslines”. The Expert freely bends what he digs up from his crates: layers upon layers of Mellotron chords, vibraphone melodies, guitar stabs, and swirling strings tumble over each other. The album features Blu, Solemn Brigham (Marlowe), Tanya Morgan, Defcee, Sleep Sinatra and Irish pianist Daniel Luke. Bandcamp.

See Also

Ezra Williams – Supernumeraries

Formerly known as Smoothboi Ezra, Ezra Williams is a 21-year-old songwriter and musician from Cork who writes songs about emotional relationships through the lens of a young person who is both gender non-binary and on the Autism spectrum. ‘Skin’

EP & 12″ Releases

Hand Habits – Sugar the Bruise EP

Meg Duffy’s new six-track collection on Fat Possum. ‘Something Wrong’

Still Blue – All Over The Chip Shop EP

Irish indie-pop band’s debut EP on Faction Records features ‘Lace’.

Bright Eyes – Companion EPs

Accompanying EP releases for albums Cassadaga, Noise Floor, The People’s Key from Conor Oberst.

Sorcha Durham – All I Wanted EP

Former Walking On Cars vocalist has forged a solo path of electronic-assisted ambient pop music. ‘Don’t Call Me Darling’

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