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New Music This Week (w/e 23/02/18)

Tracey Thorn’s new single is the pick of this week’s choices, but all are worth your ear-time

Muse – Thought Contagion

No word of the next album as of yet, but Muse released this one-off single last week, and it’s top-drawer


Le Galaxie – Day Of The Child

Taken from the upcoming album Pleasure, it’s great to have them back. May-Kay, formerly of Fight Like Apes, has now joined as a full member, which only adds to the band’s pedigree


Father John Misty – Mr. Tillman

Known in journalistic circles for being somewhat obtuse, that matters not a jot when the music is this fine

Stone Temple Pilots – The Art Of Letting Go

Their previous single ‘Meadow’ was a corker. This is more reflective, but proves that the band have a future following the deaths of two high-profile frontmen

Tracey Thorn – Sister

Tracey in Momma Bear mode. Orders men not to fuck with her. Men comply. She’s bad-ass.


Manic Street Preachers – Distant Colours

Not as immediate as ‘International Blue’, but the second taster from Resistance Is Futile is great nonetheless


New Album Of The Week:
The Orielles – Silver Dollar Moment

Cover of The Orielle's debut album Silver Dollar Moment

Esmé Dee, Sidonie B and Henry bring unpolished, enthusiastic dream-pop, nu-disco, surf-pop and whatever you’re having yourself. The album actually came out on the sixteenth, so we should’ve highlighted it last week, but what the hell, when the music’s this fresh, a week’s delay don’t matter


Reissue Of The Week:
Various Artists – Concert For George

Concert For George 4LP set

In 2003, on the first anniversary of George Harrison’s death, his musical allies came together to perform songs from his back catalogue. Macca, Ringo, Eric, Petty and Lynne all featured, and the Monty Python troupe reformed especially for the occasion. This concert has been released before, but we’re highlighting it here as it’s just been reissued on a 4LP vinyl set. Thoroughly enjoyable, and quite emotional – particularly Ringo’s ‘Photograph’, and Macca & Clapton’s ‘Something’ two-hander


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