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New Music This Week (w/e June 30th)

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I think ‘smorgasbord’ is the only word to describe this week’s new music

Neil Young & Promise Of The Real – Children Of Destiny

What have we here?  Brand new music from Ol’ Shakey, no less.  Featuring his current go-to band Promise Of The Real, and an orchestra.  The drums sound like they were recorded in a Portaloo, but it’s a kick-ass tune.

Liam Gallagher – Chinatown

Liam’s debut album As You Were will be out in October, and this is the second song he’s shared from it.  A nice, reflective ballad, with acoustic guitar giving way to piano and some vocal effects. Love it.

 

Fangclub – Better To Forget

From Rush in County Dublin, Fangclub’s self-titled debut album is out on August 4th.  They’ve been listening to Foo Fighters, y’know

 

The Church – Another Century

The new album still has no title, but this is the new single from the always-brilliant Australian band.  Pity more people don’t know about this incredible group. But Ed Sheeran’s doing an Irish tour, so that’s ok……

 

St. Vincent – New York

I once drove her backstage at a music festival in a golf buggy.  She was lovely.  As is this.

 

New Album Of The Week:
Let’s Be Honest – Nothing

Yup, some weeks are just like that. There was nothing good enough for us to recommend this week.  We could have singled out something we only half-liked, but there’s enough mediocre music being plugged without us adding to it. Let’s hope next week’s a bit better.  In the meantime, here’s Beyonce dancing to the theme song from Thomas The Tank Engine:

 

Reissue Of The Week:
The Beach Boys – 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow

A new compilation gathering up loads of previously unreleased live tracks, alt. versions and sessions related to the Smiley Smile and Wild Honey LPs.  There are 65 tracks on this, and I picked it up from Tower Records for €12.99. It includes a new stereo mix of the Wild Honey album, and the much-bootlegged Lei’d In Hawaii live album.

Get yer Summer Of Love on