New Music Friday is the new release fix you need! We’ve been listening to The Temperance Movement, Wild Beasts, Tyga 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: The Temperance Movement – A Deeper Cut
We kick off New Music Friday with the new record from British blues rock outfit The Temperance Movement. The band’s third studio album takes them back to basics, in a good way. A Deeper Cut offers the listener a more rock’n’roll sound, founded in ’60s and ’70s rock swagger. We chatted to them ahead of their UK tour which kicks off next Monday, check it out below. [Buy tickets][Buy album]
Wild Beasts – Last Night All My Dreams Came True
It’s a bittersweet day for all Wild Beasts fans – the English indie rockers are calling it quits but not without one final album. Last Night All My Dreams Came True was recorded over just two days at London’s RAK Studios. “It’s us as tight and slick as we ever have been,” says vocalist Tom Fleming. “And it’s also us giving the fewest fucks we’ve ever given. There’s a sense of celebration and destructiveness combined, a sense that the fetters are off. Not that they were ever on … but that sense of limited time before you shuffle off is very much a motivator.” So make sure you don’t miss their shows in London and Manchester next week. [Buy tickets][Buy album]
Tyga – Kyoto
New rap music this week is coming courtesy of American artist Tyga and his new record Kyoto. The album features guest vocals from Gucci Mane, Tory Lanez and 24hrs. The 14-track project marks Tyga’s sixth studio album and sees him deliver a more melody-focused record. You can catch him live in London at O2 Forum Kentish Town on 1 March. [Buy tickets]
Belle & Sebastian – How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 3)
Scottish indie outfit Belle & Sebastian have today shared the third part of their EP series How to Solve Our Human Problems. As a nod to their following, the cover art for this EP features portrait photos of their fans. The band is set to tour the country next month. [Buy tickets] [Buy album]
Marlon Williams – Make Way for Love
Make Way For Love was born out of an ending long-term relationship and presents its listeners with an extraordinary collection of heartache songs. Aldous Harding also makes a guest appearance on Marlon Williams’ sophomore LP. The Kiwi singer-songwriter is touring the UK at the end of this month, so don’t miss out. [Buy tickets] [Buy album]
Born Ruffians – Uncle, Duke & The Chief
More new indie rock this week omes from Canada natives Born Ruffians. The trio has returned with a poppy album that will have you hitting repeat. About the record they say: “It’s about how the light is something that you should embrace and feel okay going towards it. We’re all doing this together, we’re all on the exact same path – it’s just that some of us are ahead of others.” On 7 June you can see them at London’s Oslo. [Buy tickets] [Buy album]
U.S. Girls – In a Poem Unlimited
American-Canadian singer Meghan Remy has shared the latest effort of her recording project U.S. Girls. In a Poem Unlimited is the band’s sixth studio album and a true celebration of alt-pop. On this protest album you’ll hear Meg as you’ve never heard her before. You can hear the new tracks live at the U.S. Girls shows in London and Manchester in May. [Buy tickets] [Buy album]
Funeral Shakes – Funeral Shakes
Britain’s newest supergroup Funeral Shakes deliver classic rock hooks and epic punk riffs on their debut album. Formed of The Smoking Hearts’ Calvin Roffey and Simon Barker, Gallows’ Lee Barratt and Nervus’ Em Foster, Funeral Shakes’s self-titled record is not for the faint-hearted. “When would you ever want to hear a song about people who’ve lived happily ever after? Never! You want to listen to the negative stuff, all wrapped up in a happy tune,” says Funeral Shakes guitarist Simon Barker about the record. You can catch them on tour in April! [Buy tickets] [Buy album]
Check back next week for more new releases on New Music Friday.