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New music for June 2016

Written by · Published May 31, 2016

A moon shaped pool by Radiohead

The getaway by Red Hot Chili Peppers

The getaway by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Is it really ten years since RHCP played in Ipswich? Ten years on from that June day they are back with a new album. It is said that the band scrapped at least two albums worth of songs and wrote new ones when it began working with producer Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton. Burton is very much the go to producer so this should be worth a listen.

A moon shaped pool by Radiohead

A moon shaped pool by Radiohead

The world seems to be divided up into those who ‘get’ Radiohead and those who don’t. For those who do they will find much to admire on this album. It is more accessible and likelier to last longer in the memory than their last outing The king of limbs. This is one that benefits from repeated listens. Beautiful, layered with even a bit of acoustic guitar thrown in.

Stranger to stranger by Paul Simon

Stranger to stranger by Paul Simon

Stranger to stranger is an experimental album that fuses electronic beats with African woodwind instruments, Peruvian drums, a gospel music quartet, horns and synthesizers. Wristband will be familiar to some listeners as Simon recently played this on Jools Holland’s programme. It tells the comical tale of a rock star prevented from entering his own concert because he doesn't have the proper wristband.

Strange little birds by Garbage

Strange little birds by Garbage

First album in four years from Shirley Manson and co. This one promises a new musical direction and is less ‘fussed over’ than previous albums and more ‘cinematic’.

On my one by Jake Bugg

On my one by Jake Bugg

Difficult third album from the Nottingham songwriter. On my one features a larger hip-hop influence with early sessions for the album recorded with Beastie Boys' Mike D.

case/lang/veirs by Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs

case/lang/veirs by Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs

A fascinating prospect. A trio of folk artists, Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs have joined forces for a new collaborative album.

The dreaming room by Laura Mvula

The dreaming room by Laura Mvula

Second album from the Birmingham born singer-songwriter. Overcome was a collaboration with Nile Rodgers.

Brandon King

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