- 29 May 14
A bumper selection for the long – and hopefully sun-filled – Bank Holiday Weekend ahead.
Team Hot Press is very taken with Rusangano/Family, the new album from God Knows and mynameisjohn, “two Clare men with a thirst for the ruckus.”
A very fine collection of hip hop, it features a guest appearance from Windings man Steve Ryan on one of its standouts, ‘African Shirts’.
This will be soundtracking a substantial slice of our summer!
Having taken both Letterman and Ellen by storm, that nice Andrew Hozier-Byrne popped into American National Public Radio for a superb acoustic session that’s available for free download.
Just the thing to tide you over to September when the 24-year-old unleashes his debut album.
It’s a hand across the Atlantic as Maverick Sabre gets his Brooklyn buddy Joey Bada$$ to guest on the video for his reggaetastic new single, ‘Emotion (Ain’t Nobody)’, which borrows its refrain from the Chaka Khan classic of roughly the same name.
With Mav delivering arguably his finest vocal to date, we reckon it’s the tune that’ll break him in the States.
This week’s streaming action kicks off at [link]3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html[/link] with new records from Little Barrie, Sharon Van Etten, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Sylvan Esso, John Fullbright, Giant Eagles, Hundred Reasons, Sturgill Simpson, Guided By Voices, Hercules & Love Affair and Orange Mapelwood; [link]www.npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen[/link] wants you to try Taylor McFerrin, Parquet Courts, Gabriel Kahane, Meshell Ndegeocello and Joe Henry before you buy; [link]albumstreams.com[/link] has – depending on where you and your electronic device happen to be – upfront music from King Buzzo, La Roux, Ben Frost, Priests, Gold-Bears, Bob Mould, Blackbird Blackbird, Camper Van Beethoven, Alice Boman, Meyhem Lauren, Kyla La Grange, Devon Williams, Beaty Heart, and Sex With Strangers; [link]www.theguardian.com/music/series/album-streams[/link] wants you to check out newbies from Clean Bandits and Echo & The Bunnymen; John Fullbright is the featured album this week at [link]www.nytimes.com/interactive/arts/music/pressplay.html?_r=3&[/link] and [link]pitchfork.com/advance[/link] is the go-to place for Fucked Up, Tigers Jaw, Dinowalrus and Mayhem.
With a name like hers you won’t be surprised to discover that Massachusetts bluegrass merchant Aoife O’Donovan is of Irish extraction and growing up spent her summer holidays here. She joins forces with Chatham County Line for this finger pickin’ trailer for North Carolina’s Telluride Americana Festival.
Also new from Noise Trade is Songs From A Hummingbird, a four-track sampler that makes FMF extremely excited about the imminent release of Armand Margjeka’s new album. The sporter of a fine hipster beard, the Alabaman comes on like a more experimental version of The National. Which is an entirely good thing!
Swedish House Mafia may have shuffled off this mortal coil, but two of their former members have come up with this kicking new version of ‘We Come, We Rave, We Love’.
Daithí trails his eagerly-awaited In Flight album with ‘Dream State’, a slow-burning summer floorfiller featuring the vocal talents of Raye.
There’s a mixtape with a difference from Chelsea Wolfe featuring quality tuneage from the likes of Zomby, Fka Twins, Fuck Buttons and Queens Of The Stone Age. The lady has exquisite taste!
We’re liking this new vid from the extremely hard rocking Rouge who have the superb taste to sound like Pat Benetar. If you’re too young to remember Ms. Benetar, god, we despise your youth!
And that is your Free Music Friday lot. If you’re Forbidden Fruit-ing this weekend make sure to come and say “hello.” Keep those links coming to @stuartclark66