New Music Friday! – 26/6/20

KHRUANGBIN – MORDECHAI

The follow up to 2018’s critically acclaimed ‘Con Todo El Mundo’ sees Khruanbin keep with their signature mix of East-asian surf rock, funk, soul and Jamaican dub whilst adding more vocals than ever. With nearly every song featuring vocals from the prominently instrumental three-piece, it shows a transition that rewards the risk. Features singles ‘Time (You and I)’, ‘So We Won’t Forget’ and ‘Pelota’.

ARCA – KICK I

Electronic producer and songwriter Arca returns with the follow up to 2017’s self titled ‘Arca’. Featuring the likes of Björk, Rosalía, Shygirl, and SOPHIE this album is sure to take you on a weird and wild journey. Features singles ‘Time’, ‘Nonbinary’ and ‘KLK’.

HAIM – WOMEN IN MUSIC PT. III

Indie pop powerhouse Haim are back with the follow up to 2017’s ‘Something To Tell You’. Originally set to be released in April, the album was then delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. The trio move past their sunny soft-rock ballads into a more refined and expressive sound, allowing the band to become in control of their sound and identity. Features singles ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Summer Girl’ and ‘Now I’m In It’.

JESSIE WARE – WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE?

Jessie Ware is back with the follow on from 2017’s ‘Glasshouse’. This time the pop singer is full of sexy, flirtatious disco and funk to groove away those lonely isolation nights with. Features singles ‘Ooh La La’ and ‘Save A Kiss’.

NADINE SHAH – KITCHEN SINK

Feminist icon and Mercury Prize nominee Nadine Shah returns after two years with ‘Kitchen Sink’. The song still remain as political as ever but this time with a less dark and gritty tone as Shah embodies the difficulties of being a strong female. Features singles ‘Trad’, ‘Kitchen Sink’ and ‘Buckfast’.

BECCA MANCARI – THE GREATEST PART

Expanding beyond the homespun rootsiness of her critically acclaimed debut to incorporate a grittier, more experimental palette, Becca Mancari’s captivating new collection, ‘The Greatest Part,’ lives in a liminal space between grief and joy, pain and forgiveness, sorrow and liberation. Features singles ‘Hunter’, ‘First Time’ and ‘Lonely Boy’.

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