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New Music on 2SER 18/11/19

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Welcome to the new music review where we connect you with some of the best new music from Sydney, Australia, and around the world.

Here’s what we’re spinning on Breakfast, The Daily and Drive programs. Read on, click through to our Spotify playlist and enjoy it all on 2SER!

ALBUMS / EP:
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – I Made A Place (FEATURE ALBUM)

Josienne Clarke – In All Weather
Little Scream – Speed Queen
Machines Always Win – Runner
Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA
Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron – Lost Wisdom pt. 2
Obscura Hail – Zero EP
The Good Ones – RWANDA, You Should Be Loved

SINGLES:
#1 Dads – Another Day
100 – Weightless
Andy Shauf – Try Again
Emily Fairlight – Lips Lasso
Mere Women – W.Y.G

Rwandan trio The Good Ones, return with a star-studded third album ‘RWANDA, You Should Be Loved’. Originally formed as part of a healing process after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, each of the core members is a survivor and come from the Tutsi, Hutu, and Abatwa tribes. On their new release, there’s no shortage of heartfelt, folk-tinged songs that are both celebratory and imbued with a sense of lament. It all comes together through a raw and simple set up of acoustic guitars, hand percussion, vocal harmonies, and a list of star-studded guests like Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, Nels Cline of Wilco, and Sleater Kinney’s Corin Tucker.

Michael Kiwanuka is back with the bold, third album ‘KIWANUKA’. While the British singer-songwriter largely deals in modern soul, there’s a newfound confidence that sees him reaching into the ramshackle and retro-futuristic feel of 70’s psych-soul and influences from Bobby Womack, and Gil Scott-Heron. Lyrically, Kiwanuka is concerned with the resolve of his Ugandan-English heritage and wrestles with an internal conflict that’s profound, contemplative, and speaks volumes.

And lastly, American-Canadian Laurel Sprengelmeyer releases her third album ‘Speed Queen’ under the Little Scream moniker. Taking inspiration while touring cross country for her last record, these are songs that ruminate on class and poverty in America, including her own low-income upbringing in Iowa, from “the privileged position of being a new Canadian (citizen).”

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