TWO new Justice tracks that I bloody love, first Safe and Sound and now Randy, can’t wait for the new album Woman towards the end of the year.
This one sounds a little like Level 42, and I mean that in a good way.
Ed Banger forever.
Of best band ever Late of the Pier. Very sad news.
Here are some of the good times to remember him by.
One for a sunday is the beautiful Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra, not out until 26 May but part of a new third album out on Jagjaguwar. I’ve always been a sucker for a melancholy lyric and a slightly dreamy vocal (hence my undying love for Broken Bells), which this track shares with their previous album II. Catch them at Latitude this year for more ‘psych-soul’ surrealist ballads.
Out on Ireland’s Apartment Records, this wavy, trippy little number with the beautiful vocals of Greg Blackman is courtesy of Steve Legget, AKA Four Hands. With Mark Hand‘s soulful rework bringing us back to a sunny place before we get back to the dirty dirty dancefloor with NCW‘s Lost in the DMZ, this is all the genres under one vinyl roof.
Aquarius is out now from Diamonds and Pearls.
It’s ironic how clean, layered, and considered the builds are when they’re mixed with such scrunchy metal sounds (especially track 2, Flesh), and what I love about a Heretic track (and is also true of Timothy Clerkin’s other alias as one half of Eskimo Twins) is that they creep up and suddenly the drop is thundering down on you. Heretic as a side project was bourne of a desire to create club bangers for DJ sets, and there’s always that undercurrent of driving electro. I’m almost going to say there’s a certain funk element too, which definitely comes across in Soviet.
Have a listen here
And the podcast (he’s right; the opening two are astounding)
I love Worthy. Especially when I have a playlist full of slightly dreamy melancholy lilts and all of a sudden a Worthy number sneaks in there and blasts all the cobwebs away. I always find myself turning up a Worthy track and walking a little bit faster. He’s linked to so many other good things too, Anabatic, Dirtybird; the list goes on.
Anyway, he’s got a new album out, Disbehave, and its characteristically wonky and deconstructed with actually a very lovely spattering of downtempo numbers. He’s given us a preview:
Annie Mac gave us a little Worthy treat for free last week – download I Get here.