Posted on Friday 7th February 2020 at 15:45
The first 'New Music Friday' of the month is packed with an array of brilliant releases from a range of genres. HAUSER is back with a compilation of his favourite classical pieces, James Blunt has teamed up with country-pop duo Ward Thomas for a new version of Halfway and Poolside's latest record, Low Season, is finally here.
HAUSER – Classic
Including some of the most beloved classical melodies ever written, HAUSER’s latest offering, Classic, features the likes of Swan Lake, Nessun Dorma and Adagio for Strings. Best known as one half of Croatian cellist duo 2CELLOS, HAUSER has rearranged the tracks to elegantly complement his playing style ands speaks of the compilation, saying “with the passion we put into it and the presentation, I hope I can touch and move as many people as possible.”
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James Blunt – Halfway (feat. Ward Thomas)
James Blunt has teamed up with country-pop duo Ward Thomas on a new version of Halfway from Once Upon A Mind. Talking of the track, Blunt says “after we recorded the track, it was obvious that this song was really meant to be a duet” – and Ward Thomas, who join James Blunt on his forthcoming UK tour, definitely add more to the track as opposed to take something special away from Blunt’s original.
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Poolside – Low Season
Defined as “a series of tracks that make you feel in love with your surroundings, nature and those people around you,” Poolside are back with their mesmerizing new LP, Low Season. With experimental soundscapes from the offset, for example the reflective saxophones on Abandoned Tunnel, Poolside have crafted a record packed with precise harmonies and euphoria-building progressions.
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Jimothy Lacoste – Getting to Fly in the Sky
Lo-fi, bedroom pop creative Jimothy Lacoste’s unique sound, which consists of “chirruping electronics that sit half-way between early 90s pop and a Gameboy,” is back with Getting to Fly in the Sky. Heading to Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms and London’s Heaven this spring, it will be an opportunity for Jimothy to showcase his DIY ethos to the masses.
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Shopping – All or Nothing
Fatcat Records’ (TRAAMS, Honeyblood, The Twilight Sad) latest release comes in the form of All or Nothing from post-punk come disco-groove outfit Shopping. Championed by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Marc Riley and DIY Magazine, All or Nothing has been described as “a grand refinement of their previous work, rather than a reinvention.”
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Asgeir – Bury the Moon
Icelandic singer-songwriter Asgeir ties together his folk roots and the serenity of the cabin he hibernated in whilst writing Bury the Moon in to create one of the most powerful records of the year. With delicate fingerpicking and nature themes throughout, Asgeir’s sound creates imagery of the landscapes that surrounded him during the creation process.
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The Mysterines – Love’s Not Enough
Merseyside trio The Mysterines are one of the most excitable bands of 2020 – with a headline tour kicking off this month, they are back with another fantastic single, this time in the form of in-your-face anthem Love’s Not Enough. Described by frontwoman Lia Metcalfe as “a short reflection of just how destructive love can be, both mentally and physically,” it is another powerful release from The Mysterines.
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Another Sky – Brave Face
As part of DIY’s ‘Class of 2020’ list, Another Sky have been tipped for big things this year and it is clear why with latest single, Brave Face. Vocalist Catrin Vincent has teased the theme of their forthcoming record as “trying to escape your hometown, and then discovering that you never really can.” Across an intense and building track, Another Sky have made it clear that their sound is one to be heard this year.
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Boston Manor – Everything Is Ordinary
Blackpool punks Boston Manor are back with new album, Glue, and if latest single Everything Is Ordinary is anything to go by, it will showcase a brand new sound. Sophomore LP, Welcome to the Neighbourhood, saw the band steer subtly away from their pop-punk roots and Glue will develop their sound further.
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Listen to all of today's new music in our Spotify playlist: