Holly Humberstone – Into Your Room
Holly Humberstone continues to raise the tempo for the release of her debut album Paint My Bedroom Black, which arrives 13 October; this time via the track’s latest cut ‘Into Your Room’.
Kylie Minogue – Hold On To Now
Kylie shows no sign of her talents or ability to tap into the present moment abating on her latest, sixteenth studio album, Tension. That’s hardly surprising, mind: read of our recent feature which chronicles how she’s always been a masterful reinventor.
Doja Cat – 97
Doja Cat’s Scarlet has finally dropped, and – as was long suspected in the run-up and preview singles – she doesn’t care what you or I think. This isn’t an album that all of Doja’s original fanbase will enjoy, but in many ways that’s what makes it so admirable. Read our full Scarlet review to understand why.
Bakar – Hate the Sun
Bakar has carried immense promise for a good while now, ever since he burst onto the scene with his 2018 BadKid LP, and confirmed his ability to pen a classic with 2019’s ‘Hell N Back’. Whilst he isn’t quite hitting the heights we’d perhaps have assumed he would have expected by now, there’s still plenty to admire from his latest album. Read our full Halo review here.
Sleaford Mods – Big Pharma
Well well, Jason and Andrew are back – and they’re giving us yet more UK Grim. Announcing their new EP More UK Grim, set to drop 20 October, Sleaford Mods have released new tune ‘Big Pharma’, which they’ve paired with a whacky animated video that bears as much social commentary as their tunes so often do.
Jeshi – Air Raid
East London’s Jeshi doesn’t bless us too often with the pearls of his craft, having dropped a handful of sporadic singles since the release of his 2020 Bad Taste EP. So when they do arrive, we’d be wise to appreciate and lap them up – as is the case with his latest track, ‘Air Raid’.
Ethan P. Flynn – Crude Oil
With just a matter of weeks out from the release of his debut album Abandon All Hope, prolific singer-songwriter Ethan P. Flynn delivers perhaps his most remarkable track to date: the meandering, pensive, 16-and-a-half minute ‘Crude Oil’. It’s a track which incidentally bears the same name as the producer and artist’s own, recently-established record label.
The National (feat. Phoebe Bridgers) – Laugh Track
At the start of the week, The National delivered a companion record to April’s marvellously serene First Two Pages Of Frankenstein. Laugh Track is a heavier, more emphatic-sounding record, but still often possesses the same deftness of touch typical of Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner and co. – and its Phoebe Bridgers-featuring title track is a real gem.
HotWax – Phone Machine
Hastings-via-Brighton trio HotWax heralded the announcement of their sophomore EP Invite Me, Kindly with new track ‘Phone Machine’. The new, five-song project lands 18 October and will add to what’s already been a momentous year for the buzzy three-piece.
L’objectif – ITSA
It’s a (ITSA?) joy watching Leeds band L’objectif develop in their maturity and sound. Summer might be winding down, but the Chess Club signees’ latest tune sounds as euphoric and festival-ready as any developed indie-rock outfit.