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