Posted on Friday 21st February 2020 at 15:15
This week sees the return of some of our favourite acts - Lanterns on the Lake drop their 4th LP, Spook The Herd, Peggy Sue are back with Vices and The Slow Readers Club have teased what to expect from The Joy of the Return with Jericho.
The Slow Readers Club – Jericho
Manchester outfit The Slow Readers Club are currently one of the most talked about bands right now and with good reason. New album, The Joy of the Return, is out next month and with it they heads across the UK on a mammoth tour. Today they’ve revealed new single, Jericho – an infectious blend of bright guitar lines and propulsive drums that showcases their dark-pop sound brilliant.
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Lanterns On The Lake – Spook The Herd
Back with their fourth LP, Newcastle five-piece Lanterns on the Lake have dropped Spook The Herd. Packed with “gauzy dream-pop and monumental post rock (Rough Trade),” their have already been several beaming reviews – The Line of Best Fit declared it “musically elegant, emotionally eloquent, and absolutely vital.”
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Peggy Sue – Vices
London based duo Peggy Sue return with Vices – their first record since 2014’s Choir of Echoes. The ten track record full of tales of love and distraction and is tied together with slow burning ballads and “guitar-led soundscapes.” Clash call the record as a whole “a celebratory collection of real-life instances represented in song.”
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Pictish Trail – Thumb World
Described as “a 45 minute long acid trip” (NARC), Johnny Lynch’s moniker, Pictish Trail, returns with Thumb World. It follows 2016’s critically acclaimed Future Echoes perfectly and sees Lynch rattle through psych-doused tales of alien abductions and familiar looking pigs with “creative, life-affirming, funny and beautiful” (The Skinny) under-pinnings.
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Greg Dulli – Random Desire
On is debut solo record, Random Desire, Greg Dulli offers broad soundscapes and cinematic ballads across 10 tracks, leading Pitchfork to compare the LP to a “romantic thriller with all the explosion and character development stripped out, leaving only moments of heated conflict and disarming confessions.” The record is an enchanting listen and offers a new angle to his previous work with The Afghan Whigs.
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Gerry Cinnamon – Where We’re Going
The latest single from singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon’s forthcoming LP, The Bonny, comes in the form of Where We’re Going. His tracks have elevated him to becoming one of the most exciting British musicians of the past decade and Where We’re Going will only further his reputation as a creative icon at the forefront of indie music.
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JP Cooper – Bits and Pieces
JP Cooper has released another new single – this time Bits and Pieces comes packed with soulful vocals and harmonious choruses. He says “I wrote this song last year with my good friend and regular collaborator Mr Hudson” and it is a brilliant addition to In These Arms, which was released last month to rave reviews.
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Greyson Chance – Dancing Next To Me
Oklahoma singer-songwriter Greyson Chance has released new single Dancing Next To Me – the first new music since 2019’s Portraits. With bulging synth-laden drums underlying pitch-shifting vocals throughout, Greyson Chance offers another earworm that is certain to be played on repeat around the world by his dedicated fans for the foreseeable.
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Purity Ring – Stardew
Electro-pop duo Purity Ring return with their first record in five years this April with Womb – and ahead of the release, they have dropped brand new single Stardew. Ghostly vocals cascade over dreamy synthesized instrumentals, which are sandwiched between delicate piano notes. The pulsating ballad is a perfect indication of what to expect from Womb.
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The Fratellis – Six Days In June
Indie legends The Fratellis have teased what to expect from forthcoming LP, Half Drunk Under A Full Moon, with Six Days In June. Typically punchy with sing-along choruses, frontman Jon Fratelli says “on the last record we broadened our sound - with this album, the plan was to push those ideas even further.”
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Emily Burns – Hello
“Hello is about the one person who seems to always wait for that opportune moment you’re about to get over them, before finding a way to re-enter your life,” says Emily Burns. The track comes after the release of last year’s EP, PDA and her style has been described as “the soundtrack to break-ups.” Strap yourself for an emotional ride.
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Listen to all of this week's new releases in our Spotify playlist: