New Music Friday is the new release fix you need! We’ve been listening to Kesha, The Cribs, Frankie Rose and more.
What’s even better about New Music Friday is that you can listen to a lot of the new music live. We’ve also found a few artists who’ve got new records out and are about to take them on tour. Double win!
RELEASE OF THE WEEK: Kesha – Rainbow
We kick off New Music Friday with Kesha‘s long-awaited new record Rainbow. After a long legal battle, the new album not only represents her freedom but also embodies it in its sound and lyrics. Rainbow offers all kinds of musical experiments from the classic pop single Praying to the more folksy Old Flames (Can’t Hold A Candle To You) which features the guest vocals of none other than country queen Dolly Parton. [Buy the record]
The Cribs – 24-7 Rock Star Shit
Indie-rockers The Cribs have shared their newest record today. 24-7 Rock Star Shit embodies the band’s classic sound, with Ryan Jarman’s distinctive voice and loose guitar rock combining with a big dash of punk. The Wakefield trio have also stipped back their sound to its core, achieving an honest punk record that will have you hitting repeat, repeat, repeat. [Buy the record]
Frankie Rose – Cage Tropical
American Singer-songwriter Frank Rose has released her fourth solo album today. Her self-proclaimed big comeback after moving to LA sees the singer finding herself again with an eccentric record that provides dreampop with a bit of a darker tale. You can see her live in the UK this October! [Get tickets] [Buy the record]
Chip – League of My Own II
Chip’s new release League Of My Own II is not just packed full of songs (there’s 17 in total!) but also features multiple guest appearances from the likes of Giggs, Wiley and JME. The London grime artist was just 16 when his mixtape League Of My Own was released in 2007 and he’s since become well established in the British grime scene. On 28 September he’ll be headlining London’s KOKO, so don’t miss out! [Get tickets] [Buy the record]
David Rawlings – Poor David’s Almanack
On Poor David’s Almanack David Rawlings teams up with long-time musical partner Gillian Welch. The two have been working together since they met Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Recorded at Nashville’s iconic Woodland Sound Studios, the ten-track country record showcases Rawlings’ guitar skills and Welch’s voice beautifully adds body and warmth to his voice. [Buy the record]
Downtown Boys – Cost Of Living
Rhode Island punk band Downtown Boys have released their newest project Cost Of Living via Sub Pop Records. The recent political developments in the US have fueled the fire in the six-piece and tracks like I’m Enough and The Wall hit the spot lyrically and musically. [Buy the record]
Mark Bryan – Songs Of The Fortnight
Hootie and The Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan delivers a catchy masterpiece with his latest record Songs Of A Fortnight. The 11-track album offers easy listening with pop-infused songs that remind of ’70s songwriting.
So Much Light – Oh, Yuck
New wave pop artist So Much Light shares his debut album today. Oh, Yuck offer lush sounds and an incredible vocal performance by Damien Verrett. Lyrically So Much Light focuses on the 2016 US elections, male identity and Sacramento, and musically the album has surprises around every corner until the very last track. Give it a whirl!
Check back next Friday for more new releases.