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Honeyed Sounds From Lydia Persaud

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Welcome to the new music review where we connect you with some of the best new music from around the world. Read on, click through to our Spotify playlist and enjoy it all on 2SER!

The Dream Syndicate – These Times (FEATURE ALBUM)

AA Bondy – Enderness
Billie Marten – Feeding Seahorses By Hand
Clinic – Wheeltappers And Shunters
Laneous – Monstera Deliciosa
Lydia Persaud – Let Me Show You
Mac DeMarco – Here Comes the Cowboy
Monnone Alone – Summer of the Mosquito
Patience – Dizzy Spells

Brisbane bred, Melbourne based Lachlan Mitchell aka Laneous returns this week with his debut solo album ‘Monstera Delicosa’. Laneous has long dealt in soul and funk across his other projects, but these songs move into a new and bright, exotica territory. With an indelible croon and bop which weaves it’s way across the record, Laneous’ delivery has the upmost, confident smoothness. A much welcomed surprise that we haven’t previously heard from Laneous are these delightfully twisted experiments in deep funk that are partly cosmic, and partly sinister and easily sound like they could be a Shabazz Palaces or Thundercat deep cut.

And hailing from Toronto is Lydia Persaud and her honeyed debut, ‘Let Me Show You’. Find mellow and reflective songs at the sweet meeting point of folk, jazz, and soul, and that are full of pure emotion around Lydia’s experiences in love and heartbreak, to personal encounters around gender and race. It’s a deeply affecting album and we can hear the influences of Carole King, Donny Hathaway, and Bill Withers, all whom she cites as big musical heroes of her’s.

English rockers Clinic are also back with their first album in seven years, ‘Wheeltappers and Shunters’, which takes its name from 70s variety TV show ‘The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club’. Working mostly with skeletal post-punk sounds, and some turns into left field pop experiments, Clinic run the gamut from menacing to absurd on this satirical take on British high and low culture.

Plus new singles from Alex Cameron, Market, Benefits, Sinkane, and Sarah Belkner.

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