Things We Love This Week: Green Day, Field Music, Mercury Prize

Happy Friday! We are SO close to leaving work, getting our pyjamas on, curling up with a pizza and watching that new Zach Galifianakis Netflix film purely for the Phoebe Bridgers/Matt Berninger collab. ‘Til then…

Green Day

Pop punk troubadours Green Day want you to dance. More specifically, they want you to “lose your shit, scream like no one is listening and dance like your hair is on fire.” Then they want you to “crawl on the dancefloor”, “spit in the air” and “get weird.”

We likey. Can do, Billie Joe. Especially with the help of your new chaotic video for Father Of All… as well as tickets to the Hella Mega Tour, featuring co-headliners Fall Out Boy and Weezer, no less.

Field Music

It’s time for a song about sanitary towels! Perhaps the first in its existence that wasn’t written for advertising purposes, Field Music’s latest single delves into why period products are projected onto women in a way that makes them feel ashamed of that monthly, normal thing that happens to literally billions of us.

It’s the first taste of a concept album looking at the after-effects of the First World War that’s due on January 2020 via Memphis Industries. The Brewis brothers and band will perform the record in full on tour in the UK in February 2020, and tickets are on sale now.


Mercury Prize 2019

I don’t know about you, but I spent a large portion of yesterday evening watching the Mercury Prize enjoying the performances, speculating potential winners, and generally being agog during Black Midi’s set. You need to check out their performance right now, as it was both mesmerising and “what the f**?!!”-inducing. Are they even speaking in English? Is the guitarist doing backflips?!

It was confirmed at the end of the night that South London rapper Dave was to take home  the gong for his debut album ‘Psychodrama’, a well-deserved award for an important record.

 

Until next time, my amigos. ✌️

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This Week’s New Releases: Justin Timberlake, Rae Morris And Hookworms

It’s another busy week for new releases. Justin Timberlake has put out the follow up to 2013’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’, which boasts guest appearances by Chris Stapleton and Alicia Keys, as well as production by Timbaland and the Neptunes, among others.

Rae Morris has also released her sophomore LP and Hookworms have a new album, ‘Microshift’, which was written and recorded following a full rebuild of the band’s Suburban Home Studio in Leeds which was devastatingly flooded in the winter of 2015.

Not for you? Head below for some more new records.

AWOLNATION – ‘Here Come The Runts’ (Red Bull Records)

Bat Fangs – ‘Bat Fangs’ (Don Giovanni)

DZ Deathrays – ‘Bloody Lovely’ (Sub Pop)

Field Music – ‘Open Here’ (Memphis Industries)

Hookworms – ‘Microshift’ (Domino)

Justin Timberlake – ‘Man Of The Woods’ (RCA)

Madison Beer – ‘As She Pleases’ EP (Access Records)

Rae Morris – ‘Someone Out There’ (Atlantic Records UK)

Rhye – ‘Blood’ (Caroline International/Loma Vista Recordings)

Simple Minds – ‘Walk Between Worlds’ (BMG)

Skyzoo – ‘In Celebration Of Us’ (First Generation Rich/EMPIRE)

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This Week’s New Releases: Elton John, Field Music And Foxes

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What a week! Elton John is releasing his 33rd studio album today, yes, you read correctly, 33rd! Meanwhile, Field Music are racking up album #6, Foxes is launching her sophomore offering into the world and Lion Babe are putting out their debut. There is plenty more to check out this week so make sure you cast your beady eye over the below.

The Cult – ‘Hidden City’ (Cooking Vinyl)

DIIV – ‘Is The Is Are’ (Captured Tracks)

Field Music – ‘Commontime’ (Memphis Industries)

Foxes – ‘All I Need’ (Sign Of The Times/ Epic)

GoGo Penguin – ‘Man Made Object’ (Blue Note/Decca)

Elton John – ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ (Mercury)

Lion Babe – ‘Begin’ (Polydor)

Porches – ‘Pool’ (Domino)

Eric Prydz – ‘Opus’ (Virgin EMI)

Sunflower Bean – ‘Human Ceremony’ (Fat Possum)

 

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