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New music for April 2014

Written by · Published Mar 31, 2014

Everyday robots by Damon Albarn

Singles by Future Islands

If you haven’t had a chance to catch their performance on US television’s Late Show with David Letterman last month take a look. In an era of bland music on talk shows this was an extraordinary spectacle. Singer Sam Herring sings every note as though his life depends on it. Even Letterman – for whom most musical performances pass like commercials – exclaimed: “I’ll take all of what you got!”

Caustic love by Paolo Nutini

You never know quite what to expect from Paolo Nutini and this new album is no exception. He exploded onto the scene in 2006 with his pop flavoured These Streets selling 1.5 million in the UK. Three years later he moved on again, with the acclaimed Sunny Side Up.

Brit nominated, Ivor Novello winner, he was the biggest selling UK male artist of 2009 and 2010. This new album showcases his maverick talent and incredible vocal prowess with a maturity way beyond his 27 years.

Everyday robots by Damon Albarn

Everyday Robots is the solo debut studio album by former Blur frontman Damon Albarn. The album features guest contributions from Brian Eno, Natasha Khan (Bat for Lashes) and The Leytonstone City Mission Choir.

Shakira by Shakira (Freegal)

Essentially a pop and Latin album, Shakira’s diverse style also incorporates reggae, rock, dance and country.

Supermodel by Foster the People (Freegal)

Supermodel is the follow-up to the group’s critically acclaimed 2011 debut Torches which sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

Better days by The Harmed Brothers (Freegal)

Better days showcases a band at the height of their powers as they combine blissful harmonies with their trademark banjo/guitar shuffling.

Inspirato by Yanni (Freegal)

On this album Yanni adds lyrics to his beautiful instrumental melodies. Working with Plácido Domingo, he’s assembled a stellar line-up of the greatest opera singers in the world, including Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson and many more.

Brandon King

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