Posted on Friday 22nd May 2020 at 19:34
A bank holiday weekend calls for some big new tracks, and we're here to deliver!
Read on for more about Tim Burgess' great new album plus massive new singles by Daði Freyr, The Hara, Lindsay Munroe and more.
Tim Burgess - I Love The New Sky
While in The Charlatans, Tim’s indefatigable energy has been a consistent fuel for the band across thirteen high-charting albums, his solo adventure has been no less extraordinary, scaling new heights in 2020 with his fifth solo release to date: 'I Love The New Sky'. Released on Bella Union, it features wonderfully connective songs of everyday minutiae and universal experience, of love and anger, of loss and belonging, all united by elaborate yet natural arrangements and an effortless but deceptively expert way with melody.
'I Love The New Sky' differs from its predecessors in that all twelve tracks were self-penned. 'I Love The New Sky' lands somewhere between Paul McCartney's 'RAM' and Brian Eno's 'Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)' and certainly that recipe covers both the all-pervasive tunefulness and high quality. Stylistically, though, it runs the widest gamut, from 'Empathy For The Devil's gospel style rockabilly skip, through to the sophisticated song-craft of 'Sweetheart Mercury' and the Nilsson-esque 'Sweet Old Sorry Me', with the angst-y gravitas of 'Undertow', which Tim describes as “a mood-changer, influenced by 10cc.”
Buy your Tim Burgess tickets here.
Daði Freyr – Where We Wanna Be
This guy seems to be the name on everybody's lips right now. After his mega-hit debut 'Think About Things' clocked up millions upon millions of steams and even received remixes from the likes of Hot Chip, Daði has moved on to that difficult follow-up single. Folks we've got some good news for you, he's nailed it.
Catchy beat, check. Lockdown inspired lyrics, check. Full dance routine shot at home, check. Yep, this is the song we need right now, hats off to you Mr Freyr.
Daði Freyr's 2 London shows are sold out, but you can join the waiting list here.
The Hara - Circus
Manchester based rock trio The Hara Have published a new standalone single 'Circus', and it's BIG! All the crazy things going on in the world right now has inspired The Hara to drop this area-ready anthem.
On the track frontman Josh Taylor explained “We were inspired to write this song whilst comparing the state of the world right now, including the devastating Australian bush fires, and how everything seems to be a circus. I think this song has everything you would ever want and I’m so proud of how powerful it’s come out, including the crazy operatic ending!”
Make sure you grab your tickets to see them at The Bodega, they won't being playing rooms this size much longer if this single is anything to go by.
Buy your The Hara tickets here.
Lindsay Munroe - River
The last, but not least, of our featured tracks comes from an artist we're very excited about here at alt. tickets: Lindsay Munroe. Ethereal new track 'River' is Lindsay's third single off her upcoming EP 'Our Heaviness' and it certainly carries some of that emotional weight on this track. Deeply poetic and moving, 'River' is a supremely accomplished track for a relatively new artist, and the EP is sure to be something special.
She'll be playing live in September at London's The Grace and at Gullivers in her home town of Manchester, make sure you are there!
Buy your Lindsay Munroe tickets here.
Check out all of this week's releases in our Spotify playlist: