05 May Music For Pleasure – New Music – April 2018
Music For Pleasure – New Music – April 2018
The fourth instalment of the monthly music blog focussing on new tracks discovered in April.
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Warmduscher ‘Standing On The Corner’ (The Leaf Label)
The second track to be taken from the forthcoming ‘Whale City’ album due out 1st June 2018. ‘Standing On The Corner’ has been compared to the Happy Mondays and it definitely has that vibe. The band play The Great Escape Festival in Brighton on 17th May and play an extensive UK tour from June onwards leading into festival season.
Pre-order from Rough Trade: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/warmduscher-whale-city
Joan As Police Woman ‘Damned Devotion’ (PIAS)
Taken from the album of the same name ‘Damned Devotion’ highlights the versatility of the artist and her ability to make stunning records. Coupled with a beautifully shot and choreographed video this track will still be talked about at the end of the year.
Order from Rough Trade: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/damned-devotion
Eleanour Friedberger ‘Make Me A Song’ (Frenchkiss Records)
Known primarily for her role in The Fiery Furnaces ‘Make Me A Song’ is taken from Eleanor’s fourth solo album ‘Rebound’ that was released on the 4th May. It’s a simple pop song that really gets inside your head. Due to play the UK later this year.
Order from Rough Trade: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/eleanor-friedberger-rebound
Parquet Courts ‘Wide Awake’ (Rough Trade Records)
Parquet Courts went off my radar for a couple of years but this track coupled with ‘Almost Had To Start A Fight/In and Out of Patience’ highlight what a potentially exciting album ‘Wide Awake’ is going to be. A band never to be taken for granted musically or creatively with an electric live show that has to be seen.
Pre-order from Rough Trade: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/parquet-courts-wide-awake
Johnny Marr ‘The Tracers’ (New Voodoo)
The first ‘pre-single’ from the forthcoming third studio album ‘Call The Comet’ due out on 15th June. ‘The Tracers’ is a powerful offering that name checks the album title with a driving force similar to the rhythm section of ‘The Queen Is Dead’ mixed with the electronic vibe of Depeche Mode’s ‘Master & Servant’. ‘Call The Comet’ will prove to be Johnny’s best body of with tracks like ‘Actor Attractor’, ‘A Different Gun’ and ‘Walk Into The Sea’ highlighting the many musical aspects of the album.
Pre-Order the album from Rough Trade: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/johnny-marr-call-the-comet
Palace Winter ‘Empire’ (Tambourhinoceros)
An Australian due based in Copenhagen. ‘Empire’ is a pure pop song and is taken from the ‘Nowadays’ album that is out now.
Order from Rough Trade: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/palace-winter-nowadays
Hookworms ‘Ullswater’ (Domino Recording Co)
Arguably one of the best albums of 2018 to date ‘Ullswater’ is the third radio track to be lifted from the ‘Microshift’ album. A song that just builds and builds. Touring a lot during the year with various festival appearances.
Order from Rough Trade: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/microshift
Bethlehem Casuals ‘Champagne [Socialist]’ (William Hearne)
I instantly disliked this band after hearing them for the first time and lazily dismissed them as a bunch of student musicians on a gap year! However, after hearing their live session on Marc Riley and understanding their love of the Dury‘s (Ian & Baxter) the penny started to drop. To me it sounds like a mixture of Rip, Rig & Panic and Pigbag. Worth a listen.
Cavern Of Anti-Matter ‘Make Out Fade Out’ (Duophonic)
I miss Stereolab so much that Cavern of Anti-Matter are the closest I can get to them. ‘Make Out Fade Out’ is from the band’s third studio album ‘Hormone Lemonade’ out now on Duophonic.
Order from Rough Trade:
Plank! ‘La Luna’ (Akoustik Anarkhy)
Dating back to 2012 Plank! released ‘La Luna’ on their ‘Animalism’ album. Reminiscent of Stereolab (again) and Public Service Broadcasting this song has definitely aged well.