New Release Round-up 13th May 2022
Sunday's guests BEAR'S DEN release their brand new album 'Blue Hours'. Davie and Kev last joined us for 2019's excellent 'So that you might hear me' and that album's exquisitely crafted introspection is carried forward, as is some of the expansive orchestration of 'Fragments', their collaboration with composer Paul Frith, while producer Ian Grimble brings back some of the 80s adult contemporary polish which graced sophomore record 'Red Earth & Pouring Rain'. Our event is sold out, as is the Dinked Edition but you can still get your hands on the album. If you've already ordered a ticket bundle, your albums and wristbands are available to collect from the shop.
KEVIN MORBY's seventh album 'This Is a Photograph' sees him hook back up with 'Singing Saw'/'Oh My God' producer Sam Cohen, whose retrofuturist approach perfectly marries with Morby's aesthetic fusion of classic singer-songwriter tropes and modernism. Guest vocalists include Erin Rae and Cassandra Jenkins while jazz musicians Makaya McCraven and Brandee Younger also appear on a set wide in scope but intimate in feel and with considerable personal stakes, written holed up in Memphis's Peabody Hotel after a family health scare.
THE BLACK KEYS celebrate twenty years since the release of their debut with new album 'Dropout Boogie'. Having returned to their blues roots on last year's 'Delta Kream', the new record finds Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney in the fuzzy blues-rock pocket that they mined so efficiently on classics like 'Brothers' and 'El Camino'. ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons sits in.
'Dance Fever' is the first album in four years from FLORENCE + THE MACHINE and takes its title from a fatal bout of choreomania in medieval Germany. An ecstatic release of pent up pandemic energy via anthemic, festival-bound choruses, it was produced with Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, St. Vincent) and Glass Animals' Dave Bayley.
The other Dinked Edition of the week is the long awaited instrumental version of METRONOMY's 'The English Riviera' and we still have a couple in stock.
SLIPKNOT's classic 'Iowa' is issued on coke bottle clear wax.
BLACK MIDI return with third album 'Hellfire'.
EZRA FURMAN follow's 2019's 'Twelve Nudes' and concludes the thematic trilogy which began with 'Transangelic Exodus' with new album 'All of Us Flames'.
Aussie singer-songwriter JULIA JACKLIN is back with 'PRE PLEASURE'.