All posts filed under: New Music Monday

New Music Monday : Blood Orange : Freetown Sound

It’s been a while since I did a music post and found an album that grabbed me, and here’s one that’s just been released that I’m liking a lot. Blood Orange’s (Dev Hynes) new album Freetown Sound clocks in at just under an hour in length with 17 tracks. Hynes is the […]

New Music Monday : Lapsley’s Long Way Home

I loved Lapsley‘s (Holly Lapsley Fletcher) music  from the first moment I heard her track Falling Short. She’s finally released the twelve track Long Way Home after drip feeding single after single. Lapsley is a young artist (only 19 years old) who sounds like she’s been around for a […]

New Music Monday : Bat For Lashes : I Do

A haunting old school ditty with a delectable ambience is how I’d describe the new track from Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) called I Do. It’s short, sweet and rather lovely with a lilting harp and wedding imagery. I suppose we need to wait until […]

New Music Monday : James Blake : Modern Soul

I’ve been waiting for the first track in 2016 to hit me hard and this is it – Modern Soul from James Blake. If you loved his single Renegade from the album Overgrown then this will  probably be right up your alley too. James Blake has one of those strangely […]

New Music Monday : Fat Freddy’s Drop : Bay

Fat Freddy’s Drop have a new album out and it’s making me incredibly homesick for New Zealand. Fat Freddy’s Drop are a popular act in the Antipodes and there was a time when every kiwi backyard BBQ was playing Wandering Eye from first album Based On A True […]

New Music Monday : Tame Impala’s New Album : Currents

Currents, Tame Impala‘s highly anticipated album (by me anyway) has hit the shelves. I adore their psychedelic schtick and couldn’t wait to hear Currents in its entirety. The first two singles are perfect of course. The beat driven Let It Happen and the soulful Cause I’m  A Man. […]

New Music Monday : Jamie xx ft Romy : Loud Places

If you’re missing The xx and those gorgeous vocals of band member Romy Madley Croft then you’ll love Loud Places. It’s taken from Jamie xx‘s (the producer on The xx) upcoming album In Colour. Where The xx,  are introspective and hushed, this takes on a slightly happier tone.  It […]

New Music Monday : Blur : The Magic Whip : Woo Hoo

So Blur have a new album out –  The Magic Whip, their first record of new material since 2003’s Think Tank. Blur have always written great songs that riffed on popular culture, cannily tapping the eccentricities of the time. They’re also crowd pleasers at festivals with […]