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New music for August 2016

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Viola Beach by Viola Beach

Viola Beach by Viola Beach

Viola Beach by Viola Beach

Posthumous release of music by the late Warrington band who were tragically killed in a road traffic accident in February. We will never know how good they could have been but at least this will be a fitting memorial to their talent.

Mirage by Fleetwood Mac

Mirage by Fleetwood Mac

Re-mastered edition of the album that followed the critical kicking the band got for Tusk. With hindsight, this would have been remembered as a fine album if they hadn’t already raised the bar with Rumours. There are some great moments on this one including Hold Me and Gypsy plus Lindsey Buckingham’s irresistibly catchy Oh Diane.

Red earth & pouring rain by Bear's Den

Red earth & pouring rain by Bear's Den

Former Mumford & Sons support band who have been nominated for several music awards throughout their career, with Above The Clouds of Pompeii earning the band a nomination for the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically in 2015. The band also received two nominations at the UK Americana Awards in 2016.

For all we know by NAO

For all we know by NAO

Debut album from the singer-songwriter from East London who was featured on the long list for the BBC Sound of... 2016 prize, finishing in third place.

Dermot O'Leary presents the Saturday Sessions 2016 by Various Artists

Dermot O'Leary presents the Saturday Sessions 2016 by Various Artists

Star studded compilation selected from BBC Radio 2’s popular new music programme. Performances include Gregory Porter’s take on Let It Be by The Beatles, Hozier’s hot and heavy version of his hit Take Me To Church, Rudimental covering Ed Sheeran with their rendition of Thinking Out Loud, Editors taking on pop anthem Can’t Feel My Face originally recorded by The Weeknd, and Maverick Sabre paying homage to Amy Winehouse on Love Is A Losing Game.

Brandon King

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