Posted on Friday 24th April 2020 at 18:21
This week sees the return of some of our favourite acts - BC Camplight completes his 'Manchester Trilogy' with 'Shortly After Takeoff', 4 years since his last LP Lorenzo Senni drops 'Scacco Mato', plus great new singles from Rufus Wainwright and The Killers.
Check out our round up of this week's freshest releases below.
BC Camplight - Shortly After Takeoff
Fired by his ongoing battle with mental illness, 'Shortly After Takeoff' is the final, and finest, chapter of what Christinzio calls his 'Manchester Trilogy', following 2015’s 'How To Die In The North' and 2018’s 'Deportation Blues'. All three albums were created after the native Philadelphian had moved to Manchester. Like Deportation Blues, Shortly After Takeoff spans singer-songwriter classicism, gnarly synth-pop and ‘50s rock’n’roll, with Christinzio’s similarly distinctive, flexible vocal carrying a fearless approach to lyrical introspection, but the new album is a major leap forward in songwriting sophistication and lyrical communication.
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Lorenzo Senni – Scacco Matto
Lorenzo Senni returns with a new album on Warp Records. Nearly 4 years since his well-acclaimed Persona EP, the Milan-based multi-disciplinary artist, makes his first move with the momentous single Discipline of Enthusiasm. In keeping with his distinctive pointillistic style and no drum beat etiquette, this is the next part in Senni’s process, accelerating and expanding his idea of Rave Voyeurism.
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Rufus Wainwright – Alone Time
Today, on what would’ve been his record-release day, Rufus Wainwright has instead dropped a wistful lullaby named 'Alone Time'. It's somewhat bittersweet that we don't have a new full length release of Rufus' work to enjoy today (cheers covid!) but in the new single and video we have a perfectly timed release. It's befitting that the track hits on themes of solitude, reflection and life in general, but to do it so beautifully and poetically is a pure master-stroke.
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The Killers – Fire In Bone
The new single from The Killers is here. It's as epic and bold as you probably would have expected, but it is also carries a real 80s synth-pop vibe and a delivery that could be seen as David Byrne-esque. It's a real contrast from the upcoming album's first release, 'Caution', so the prospect of seeing it all come together is very exciting. If these new tracks have told us one thing for sure, it's that Brandon Flowers is still right at the top of his game as one of the best frontmen of a generation.
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Check out all of this week's releases in our Spotify playlist: