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New Music This Week (w/e July 7th)

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A good week for new songs, this one.  Let’s get straight to it:

Cults – Offering

The new single and title track from the album due October 17th.  I’ve always had a soft spot for this band, and ther comeback is a glorious synth -pop summer anthem. Not to be confused with Budget-priced -Jim Morrison Ian Astbury and his band of grizzly rockers

Ringo Starr – Give More Love

Speaking of grizzly, here’s Ringo, with a new tune released last Friday, on his 77th birthday. I’m warning you with Peace and Love that his new album, also called Give More Love comes out in September, with appearances from Joe Walsh, Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton, Richard Marx, and other harmless AOR veterans. Oh! And Macca’s on it too, as we reported here

 

Cut Copy – Airborne

Sounding like nothing more than Orange Juice’s ‘Rip It Up’, this is Cut Copy’s first new single in three years.  It follows the album of ambient recordings released last year which featured on nobody’s list of top albums

 

Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses

We featured ‘Yuk Foo’, the first taster from the new album a couple of weeks back, but this song appears to be the lead single. ‘Yuk Foo’ was pretty throwaway, but this is more like it.

 

Kele Okereke – Streets Been Talkin’

Bloc Party’s most recent album was all about how great Jesus is. Frontman Kele will release his new solo album Fatherland in October, and the lead single is an acoustic ditty.  Hope you like his new direction

 

Ghostpoet – Freak Show

We love Ghostpoet here at RockYouLike. The new album Dark Days and Canapés comes out August 18th

 

New Album of the Week:
Haim – Something To Tell You

Este, Danielle and Alana return with what journo wankers might call their ‘sophomore’ album.  Something To Tell You has been part-produced by Rostam Batmanglij, formerly of Vampire Weekend, and pays homage to the music of Stevie Nicks, Eagles, and other American soft-rock titans.  And it’s very good indeed.

 

Reissue of the Week:
Elton John – Honky Chateau

Back in the early-to-mid 1970s, Elton John just couldn’t stop writing incredible music.  Honky Chateau is his 5th album (in 3 years!!), and houses such Eltular classics as ‘Honky Cat’, ‘Rocket Man’, and the standout – ‘Mona Lisa And Mad Hatters’.  Universal Music reissued it on vinyl last Friday, and the cover still looks like it cost 10p