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New Music on 2SER 28/10/19

Welcome to the new music review where we connect you with some of the best new music from around the world. You can catch our segment each Monday morning on Breakfast, or listen back here.

ALBUMS/ EPs:

Angel Olsen – All Mirrors (FEATURE ALBUM)

Allah Las – LAHS
Battles – Juice B Crypts
Big Thief – Two Hands
Brightness – Brightness
Coda Chroma -Inside The Still Life
Good Morning – Basketball Breakups
Kim Gordon – No Home Record
Underground Lovers – A Left Turn

SINGLES:

Black Lips – Odelia
Caribou – Home
Felicity Groom – Dance for None
Ruby Jones – Make It Out
The San Sebastian – Better Vaccine

The project of Newcastle-based musician Alex Knight, Brightness encapsulates a nuanced indie-pop/rock soundscape well beyond his years. Brightness’ self-titled sophomore album is emotionally charged, hard-hitting, and expansive, with full and rich psych-rock guitar tones. The album came about whilst Knight was in a dark and lonely place, missing his friends back in England where he had lived and played as a drummer in bands for 6 years.

Coda Chroma is the moniker for Melbourne based musician Kate Lucas, who has released her second album ‘Inside The Still Life’. Lucas collaborated with NZ producer Damien Charles on the album, to create a distinct and cinematic sound largely inspired by lush landscapes, and drawing from real life experiences. It’s mostly acoustic driven, though some heavier electronic elements paired with Lucas’ clear-eyed and intricate vocals sets this one a part. Catch the album launch on Sunday, November 3rd at The Petersham Bowling Club.

American experimental rockers Battles are back and better than ever, with their fourth studio album ‘Juice B Crypts’. 17 years since their inception, the band is now a duo made up of drummer John Stanier (Helmet, Tomahawk) and guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams (Don Caballero, Storm &Stress) bringing their well-defined musical knowledge together. The songs are complex and multi layered, jam-packed with tight arrangements, motoric rhythms, and ASMR inducing instrumentation / samples.  Tune Yards, Shabazz Palaces, and Yes frontman John Anderson feature as guests.

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