Posted on Friday 29th October 2021 at 17:41
It's Friday, which means there's loads of great new music unleashed into the world today. Including releases from Billy Bragg, The Parrots and Pixey.
Billy returns and like a fine wine, just keeps getting better with age. The Million Things That Never Happened is his tenth studio album, on the Cooking Vinyl label. The album, the first pandemic blues album of our times but also a heartfelt paean to human resilience, features 12 soulful country rock gems. The record was produced by Romeo Stodart and Dave Izumi at Echo Zoo studio in Eastbourne. All songs are written by Billy Bragg apart from the final song (Ten Mysterious Photos That Can’t Be Explained), which is co-written by Billy’s son Jack Valero.
Madrid’s The Parrots release their energetic new album Dos on Heavenly Recordings. The new album Dos is the follow up to the Madrid duo’s acclaimed 2016 debut Los Niños Sin Miedo and shows the band taking an evolutionary step that finds them sounding stronger and more realized than ever before, from their original characteristics of stripped-down melodic garage rock to a fresh sonic perspective. Produced by Tom Furse (The Horrors) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Temples), the Parrots find themselves experimenting with more modern production soundscapes and electronic grooves.
Sunshine State is emerging Liverpool based songwriter, producer and multi instrumentalist Pixey's second EP on Chess Club Records, with production coming from Pete Robertson (Beabadoobee, Chloe Moriando, Orla Gartland) and co production from Pixey herself. Sunshine State follows the wildly acclaimed Free To Live In Colour EP, released earlier this year. An immediately addictive piece of home-made bubblegum pop, lead track Life In Stereo from the 6 track EP is another absolute gem from Pixey which was co writtten with former drummer of The Vaccines, Pete Robertson.