As we emerge bleary-eyed into springtime (though it still feels like winter here), there are plenty of new releases to keep us company.


The Pheromaons             Wyrd Psearch   

Upset The Rhythm release the band’s 13th album, a brew of  loose electronics, refractory rock and humdrum musing which tackles subjects such as mid-life crises, male pattern baldness, and thwarted artistic and personal ambitions.

Mannequin Pussy            I Got Heaven    

Its ten tracks which abruptly turn from searing punk to inviting pop, the album is deeply concerned with desire, the power in being alone, and how to live in an unfeeling and unkind world.

Kaiser Chiefs      Kaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album             

Their latest includes the Nile Rodgers co-written single, ‘Feeling Alright’.

Yard Act               Where’s My Utopia?     

Their second album sees Yard Act expanding their palette beyond post-punk to take in influences ranging from Fela Kuti to Ennio Moricone via Spiller’s ‘00s pop smash ‘Groovejet’.

Bo Ningen           The Holy Mountain Live Score   

Japanese alt-rock band with an alternative soundtrack album to cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s seminal film ‘The Holy Mountain’.

Sheherazaad      Qasr      

The title translates to ‘castle’ or ‘fortress’ from Urdu. Produced by Arooj Aftab, the album is a sonic deep-dive into the world of the so-called in-between.

Strange Boy        Love Remains   

Synth duo whose debut album was recorded in the crypt of a Victorian church.

Coco      2            

Band consisting of Maia Friedman (Dirty Projectors), Oliver Hill (Pavo Pavo), and Dan Molad (Lucius) create an album that has sonics varying from lush, shoegaze guitars, to dusky electronica, to jangly 60’s pop.

Mildlife                 Chorus 

Psychedelic jazz band who sprinkle Polish jazz, Italo disco and contemporary electronic sounds into their mix.

KillerStar             KillerStar            

Duo who express their love of timeless music ranging from the primeval rock n’ roll of the early 1970s to contemporary indie joined by an array of Bowie collaborators.

Sheer Mag          Playing Favourites          

Switching between disco-inflected pop, power pop, more straight-forward rock’n’roll and ripping glam theatrics into a subtly psychedelic, string and drum machine dub interludes.

dreamTX              Living in memory of something sweet   

Songs that map their structures according to the linearity of an out-and-back trail system wherein you traverse new ground, sounds, and melodies for half the song, and then retrace those same parts in reverse, but through a re-tinkered, degraded lens, where there’s recognizable elements from before (a musical phrase, a chord), but re-contextualized in new spaces.

Kitchen Dwellers             Seven Devils     

Alt-Americana bluegrass outfit with an album whose tales are inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins and Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Another Sky       Beach Day          

Punchy, direct and rage-filled rock on a record that balances anger and freedom.

Ferris & Sylvester            Otherness          

Duo whose previous album earned UK Album of the Year at the 2023 UK Americana Awards and landed at #1 on the Official Jazz & Blues Albums Chart return with a record that explores a wealth of emotions inspired, in part, by major health issues as their son was born prematurely while they were on tour in Nashville.

Leon Frear          Wild Rice            

Sonically inspired by Neil Young, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave, the album tells of the fallout from a clandestine love affair.

Circolo Vizioso                  Verrueckt           

A band playing abrasive, groovy punk music that is influenced by both the sound of 1990s New York, Chicago and Washington embodied in such bands as Fugazi, Blonde Redhead and Sonic Youth, and early 80’s and 90’s Eastern German and Eastern European punk bands like Dezerter, Sandow and Schleimkeim.

Dez Dare              A Billion Goats, A Billion Sparks

Eleven pieces of fuzzed up, bass and synth driven stomps.

Suldusk                 Anthesis             

Dark folk, blackgaze, post-rock, prog, doom and even black metal elements – flowing together to create a synthesis of sound.

Hollow Coves    Nothing To Lose

Australian indie-folk duo who became one of the most-used artists in fan-created videos across social media platforms like Instagram Reels.

Icarus Phoenix  Son EP 

EP that includes the single ‘Nostalgia, for Arannis Morissette, the Half-Elf Bard’.

Maxwell Farrington and Le SuperHomard             Please Wait       

A cross- pollination of classical and contemporary sounds has imbued the album with a fresh grandeur, elevating it through the incorporation of strings, brass, woodwinds, and eclectic instruments like pedal steel plus a baritone voice reminiscent of Scott Walker or Cathal Coughlan.

Stas Czekalski    Przygody            

An album that invokes feelings of exploring, roaming, ambling through bustling cities and changing seasons, around castles and swaying fields, down the pixelated paths of old computer games, and all the way home.

Julien Chang      Home for the Moment 

Four track EP from singer-songwriter about returning to Baltimore after school.

Sonic Boom Six                 Re:Generation 

A compilation encompassing the past decade of SBS includes two new tracks, standalone singles, fresh mixes and alternate versions.

Black Cat Bone                  Tales of the Amplified  

Edinburgh rock band balancing the spontaneity of their live shows with the intricacies of the studio.

Amaro Freitas   Y’Y        

Brazilian jazz musician and composer Influenced by Moacir Santos, Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti but also by reference to greats of piano jazz such as Thelonious Monk, Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea,

Pissed Jeans       Half Divorced   

Twelve songs of Half Divorced skewer the tension between youthful optimism and the sobering realities of adulthood.

YOVA     Dreamcatchers

Nine songs that spiral and metamorphose through lush chamber-pop to mediaeval folk, dreamy electronica, afrobeat, esoteric jazz.

Sarasara               Elixir     

An audio manifesto for the angry and disenfranchised, the new LP is fierce, honest, and combative with dark industrial synths and enthralling, groove-laden beats.

Dekker                 Future Ghosts  

His latest work promises a textural ten-song effort steeped in love, loss, and life. Perhaps more melancholic and reflective than Dekker’s previous two albums.