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New Music This Week (w/e April 7th 2017)

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Beth Ditto – Fire

Her offa Gossip.  Ok, “Standing In The Way Of Control” was WAY overplayed, but bejesus this track has some swagger.  The album Fake Sugar comes out on June 16th

 

Kelis – Who’s Lovin’ You?

Wonderful take on this track, written by Smokey Robinson and originally recorded by The Miracles.  Theirs is obviously the definitive version, but Terence Trent D’Arby’s version is excellent too.  You can find Kelis’ version on the Various Artists album Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle, an album of ’60s covers which also features the likes of Beck, The Shins, Karen O and Michael Kiwanuka.

Gorillaz feat. Pusha T & Mavis Staples – Let Me Out

The fifth tracks released from Gorillaz’ upcoming album Humanz.  Uploaded to YouTube yesterday, it’s already had 2.5M+ hits.  Or hitz.

Harry Styles – Sign O’ The Times

The haters can Do One.  This is very very good. Directioner most likely to “Do A George Michael”

 

New Album Of The Week:

Father John Misty – Pure Comedy

Josh Tillman channels Madman Across The Water-era Elton John.  But it’s far more than that.  The songwriting is incredible, as are the lyrics, and much of the album is piano-based.  So that’ll do for us.  One of the must-see acts at this year’s Electric Picnic festival, this album will make him a superstar, whether he likes it or not.  Get it.

 

Reissue Of The Week:

Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days In The Life Of…

Re-released on double vinyl by the good folk at Capitol Records, this was the soundtrack to our 1992, and one of the finest debut albums of all time. Good to see that Baba Oje is still with them today.