Monday 23 April 2012

Out This Week - 23rd April 2012

Clock Opera - Once & For All

It's been a long time coming but London quartet Clock Opera release their debut album 'Ways To Forget' this week and anyone (us included) who's enjoyed their experimental way with intricate, alternative pop tunes over the past few years won't be disappointed in the slightest. All that made the singles sound so great is included here in spades. Check out album track 'Once & For All'.

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Brendan Benson - Bad For Me

Before he became an (almost) household name as part of The Raconteurs, Brendan Benson was carving out a pretty distinguished solo career with a clutch of great alt-rock albums. His latest, 'What Kind Of World' hits stores this week and you can pick up a free sample in the shape of piano driven ballad 'Bad For Me' with its swelling chorus and soul-baring lyrics.

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TY Segall & White Fence - I Am Not A Game

The ever busy White Fence only released an album at the start of the month and have another to follow in May, but if the unlikely scenario that you need a fix in between those LPs arises then you should check out 'Hair', their collaboration album with TY Segall which is out today. 'I Am Not A Game' has a 60s psych-rock sound and trebley production and, simply put, is pretty fab.

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The Dandy Warhols - Sad Vacation

The Dandy Warhols have been around for the best part of twenty years now and this week release their eighth studio album 'This Machine'. Single 'Sad Vacation' is dark and moody with a psychedelic edge that won't be unfamiliar to those who've investigated a bit further into the band's work than that single off that advert. This kind of brooding psych is what they do best.

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Ren Harvieu - Open Up Your Arms

This new single from Salford's Ren Harvieu is a staggeringly good, sweeping piece of vintage pop with strings that could be lifted from McAlmont & Butler's grandest moments. 'Open Up You Arms' is a killer soul/pop tune on a scale that many aim for but few achieve. This girl deserves to be huge and we're hoping for some wider recognition soon as her album 'Through The Night' will be released at the beginning of May.

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