This Week’s New Releases: Demi Lovato, The Fratellis And The Snuts

What a week! Demi Lovato has dropped her first album in nearly four years, The Snuts have put out their first, and The Fratellis have finally followed up 2018’s ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’.

Not your cup of tea? There’s more below.

Demi Lovato – ‘Dancing With the Devil…The Art of Starting Over’ (Island)

The Drums – ‘Mommy Don’t Spank Me’ (Island)

Dry Cleaning – ‘New Long Leg’ (4AD)

Du Blonde – ‘Homecoming’ (Daemon T.V)

The Fratellis – ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Ġenn – ‘Liminal’ (Everything Sucks)

GHLOW – ‘Slash and Burn’ (PNKSLM)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor -‘G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!’ (Constellation)

Hey, King! – ‘Hey, King!’ (Anti-)

iLL BLU – ‘The Bluprint’ (Sony)

Kelly Price – ‘Grace’ EP (Capitol)

Luca Yupanqui – ‘Sounds Of The Unborn’ (Sacred Bones)

The Snuts – ‘W.L.’ (Parlophone)

 

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This Week’s New Releases: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Stereophonics, Rex Orange County

It’s another mixed bag this week! Neil Young has reunited with Crazy Horse for their first new music together since 2012’s ‘Psychedelic Pill’, Stereophonics have put out LP #11, and Rex Orange County has followed up 2017’s ‘Apricot Princess’.

Still want more? Down you go!

Amy O – ‘Shell’ (Winspear)

Anna Of The North – ‘Dream Girl’ (Play It Again Sam)

Blaenavon – ‘Everything That Makes You Happy’ (Transgressive)

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ (Columbia)

Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cry’ (Partisan)

Deathprod – ‘Occulting Disk’ (Smalltown Supersound)

Desert Sessions – ‘Vols. 11 & 12’ (Matador)

Dry Cleaning – ‘Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks’ EP (It’s OK)

The Fall – ‘The Fall: 1982’ (Cherry Red)

Geowulf – ‘My Resignation’ (PIAS)

Hemlock Ernst and Kenny Segal – ‘Back At The House’ (Ruby Yacht)

James Blunt – ‘Once Upon A Mind’ (Warner)

King Princess – ‘Cheap Queen’ (Zelig Records)

The Kinks – ‘Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire’ (Sanctuary)

Lea Michele – ‘Christmas In The City’ (Sony)

Mayhem – ‘Daemon’ (Century Media Records)

Motörhead – ‘The 1979 Box Set: ‘Overkill’/’Bomber’ – Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition’ (Sanctuary)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Colorado’ (Reprise/Warner)

Phil Campbell – ‘Old Lions Still Roar’ (Nuclear Blast)

Rex Orange County – ‘Pony’ (Sony)

Simon Joyner – ‘Pocket Moon’ (BB*ISLAND)

Stereophonics – ‘Kind’ (Parlophone/Elektra)

Steve Hackett – ‘Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live At The Royal Festival Hall’ (Inside Out)

Steve Hauschildt – ‘Nonlin’ (Ghostly International)

Sun O))) – ‘Pyroclasts’ (Southern Lord)

Teebs – ‘Anicca’ (Brainfeeder)

The World Is a Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – ‘Assorted Works’ (Triple Crown)

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Things We Love This Week: Damon Albarn, Dry Cleaning, Nick Cave

This week I found out that Adele is supposedly dating Skepta. Not that we advocate idle gossip, but how cute would that Tottenham power couple be? Their kids will be so talented.

Nick Cave

Nick Cave announced a new album just last week. Today, it has arrived. Double LP ‘Ghosteen’ is comprised of two halves, one signifying children, the other their parents. Some listeners have dubbed this record some of the most beautiful songs Cave has ever recorded.

A weightless collection of piano-led landscapes, equally heartbreaking and unnerving, ‘Ghosteen’ is best served on days like today: grey clouds, endless rain, curled up under a blanket with a cup of tea and ready for a good ol’ cry. Enjoy.


Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn is a productive man. Not content with his success in Blur, Gorillaz or the Good, the Bad and the Queen, his latest work is a collection of experimental solo pieces inspired by the landscapes of Iceland, which, if you’ve ever been or seen pictures, you’ll know is a beautiful part of the world.

There ain’t nothing to listen to yet, but you can see him perform it live with an ensemble across Europe, as well as London and Dublin in May and June 2020. Tickets are on sale now. For the time being, here’s a clip of his the Good, the Bad and the Queen performing live in Paris.

Dry Cleaning

It’s time to get your dancing shoes on for line dancing class, kids! Well, not kids, more middle aged adults. In the latest video from Dry Cleaning, Viking Hair, the post-punk band have placed a camera at their local LGBT line dancing class, based in Clapham. Everyone looks like they are having so much fun.

Learn the routine below to be in with the chance of having as much fun as those line dancing guys and gals. Dry Cleaning tour the UK in early 2020. Get tickets now.

Happy weekend kids! Go party hard.

 

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