L.A. PRIEST – GENE
Highly awaited follow up to 2015’s Inji which saw L.A. Priest aka Sam Dust re-imagine what a pop song could be with it’s various elements of glitchty electronica. Since then he’s teamed up with Connan Mockasin to make the Soft Hair album in 2016. Gene centres around a drum machine that Sam Dust made entirely himself from scratch after becoming annoyed at the lack of versatility in other drum machines.
HINDS – THE PRETTIEST CURSE
Shaking of any lo-fi labels, Hinds have released their biggest and boldest statement yet. Full of pop bangers, bright melodies and themes of isolation and empowerment. They’ve set a new standard for what Hinds can be.
RUN THE JEWELS – RUN THE JEWELS 4
Highly anticipated follow up to 2016’s Run The Jewels 3, the album was released a few days early to “help people through the bullshit” as the duo said in a statement. “Fuck it, why wait. The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all.”
JUAN WAUTERS – MÁS CANCIONES DE LA ONDA
Recorded at the same time as La Onda De Juan Pablo during Wauters time travelling South America. These songs act as an accompaniment to that album. But “These songs are not B-sides or outtakes. These are songs I really like” Wauters said in a statement.
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER – SIDEWAYS TO NEW ITALY
The follow up to 2018’s stand out debut ‘Hope Downs’ the group had this to say about the new album. “On their second record, Sideways to New Italy, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have turned their gaze inward, to their individual pasts and the places that inform them. From a town in regional Australia that serves as a living relic to how immigrants brought a sense of home to an alien place, to the familiar Mediterranean statues that dot the front lawns of the Melbourne suburbs where the band members live, the inspiration for the record came from the attempts people make at crafting utopia in their backyard (while knowing there is no such thing as a clean slate)”.