Some of our favourite new releases from the month of March and what you should to know about them.
Jamie xx / Loud Places feat. Romy
Jamie xx has just announced the release his debut album In Colour – out in Australia on Friday 29th May 2015 via Young Turks / Remote Control Records. ‘Loud Places’ is the first release off the new record featuring The xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft and samples Chrome Sparks’ ‘Marijuana‘. Video directed by Simon Halsall and Jean-Baptiste Fugger.
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Wolf Alice / Giant Peach
‘Giant Peach’ is the first single off London based quartet Wolf Alice’s forthcoming debut album My Love Is Cool. Their first EP releases Creature Songs and Blush sparked international acclaim, seeing the band take stage at Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and SXSW and their own headline UK tour, before heading to Falls in Australia this year. My Love Is Cool is set for release June 19th via Sony Music Australia.
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Toro Y Moi / Run Baby Run
Chazwick Bundick’s upcoming album What For? will be his fourth under his Toro Y Moi moniker. Following the release of singles “Empty Nesters” and “Buffalo,” “Run Baby Run” is the third single off What For? and is a real change of pace from his last LP Anything In Return. What For? is due for release in Australia April 5 on Mistletone Records via Inertia Music.
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Friendships / When I Feel Like Killing, I Murder
‘When I Feel Like Killing, I Murder’ is the latest offering from Melbourne based audio-visual duo Friendships, comprised of Nicholas Brown (audio) and Misha Grace (visual). The pair have just signed to NYC label Mermaid Avenue, an imprint of Mom + Pop Records.
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Kelela / A Message
‘A Message’ is the first video release from LA based artist Kelela’s forthcoming EP, Hallucinogen Out May 5th. We’ve been obsessed with Kelela since her debut release, Cut 4 Me – listen to it here.
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Algiers / Blood
‘Blood’ is the first single release from London and NY based trio Algiers’ debut self-titled album, set for release Friday 29th May via Matador / Remote Control Records.
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Swim Deep / To My Brother
Birmingham four-piece Swim Deep have just released their first single in nearly two years, ‘To My Brother.’ The band have previously released debut album Where the Heaven Are We and EP Sun On My Back as well as a string of singles back in 2013 and have just returned from a 9-month self imposed hiatus to resume touring internationally.
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OKENYO / Just A Story‘Just A Story’ is the first track from Sydney artist OKENYO’s forthcoming EP Mirage. She has been described as “The love child of Janelle Monae and Frank Ocean.”
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MG / Europa Hymn
MG is the latest project of songwriter and founding member of Depeche Mode, Martin Gore. ‘Europa Hymn’ is the first taste of MG upcoming 16-track electronic instrumental album – out April 27 via Create/Control and Mute. Video directed by London based collective M-I-E.
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Earl Sweatshirt / Grief
‘Grief’ is the first single off Earl Sweatshirt’s new record I DON’T LIKE SHIT, I DON’T GO OUTSIDE, set for release digitally on March 23rd and will see physical releases on CD on April 17th in Australia with vinyl to follow.
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Björk / Lionsong
‘Lionsong’ is the first video release off Björk’s new album Vulnicura. Vulnicura follows 2011’s Biophilia, and is the ninth studio album from the Iclandic artist. The album was released two months early due to an internet leak. The video for ‘Lionsong’ was created in collaboration between Björk, Inez & Vinoodh and visual effects production house Framestore.
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Szymon / Golden
Following his debut, ‘Katyusha’, Newcastle artist Szymon Borzestowski has just released his new single ‘Golden.’ The single will feature on Szymon’s upcoming album Tigersapp, the release date of which is TBC (via Eloper Music).
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FKA Twigs / Glass & Patron
FKA Twig’s latest single, ‘Glass & Patron‘ was co-written and co-produced by Boots, the emerging American writer and producer who has previously collaborated with Run The Jewels on ‘Early’ and has worked with Beyonce. The track is the first release of FKA Twig’s third EP (EP3?) set for release later in the year. The video for ‘Glass & Patron’ was directed by FKA Twigs.
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Tinashe / Wrong
Tinashe’s 2014 major label album debut Aquarius wasn’t particularly interesting in my opinion but the LA-based songwriter and producer has just released seven-track mixtape, Amethyst that is, frankly, pretty brilliant and provides a glimpse into what we may be able to expect from this promising new artist’s next record. Our favourite off the mixtape, ‘Wrong‘ was produced by Ryan Hemsworth and features a familiar sample from Cool & The Gang. Tinashe produced Amethyst entirely from her childhood bedroom late last year during the Christmas season and you can listen to the mixtape in it’s entirety here.
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Death Grips / I Break Mirrors With My Face In The United States
After an unsurprising return, Death Grips have this month released part two of their The Powers That B double album, Jenny Death, the fifth studio album by the experimental hip hop group. Jenny Death was released on YouTube after it was leaked online ahead of it’s March 21st release date. Death Grips have hinted on social media that Jenny Death won’t be their last record and have just announced the dates of a massive US tour, festival appearances and a tour with Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden.
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