Festival season is beginning to draw to a close as summer nears its end - luckily, that means that there's so many tours coming up, and new music to be discovered along the way. Our friends at Communion Music have a few recommendations for you all, if you're looking for some inspiration on who to check out this year. Take a look below and let us know what you think!
Already two albums deep into their career, sister act Joseph are making waves with their latest LP 'I'm Alone, No You're Not'. Likened to Haim, The Staves and First Aid Kit (all sporting similar sibling line-ups), the trio's sophomore album is filled with "an appealing mix of swoony delicacy and punchy anthems" and prior to the album's release, Joseph were named a Spotify Spotlight Artist and toured with James Bay.
You can see them live here:
George Cosby's latest EP 'A Savage Kiss' is due out in October, and based on his latest single 'Juliet', it's going to be amazing! "Rousing and emotionally engrossing", 'Juliet' is the first taster of his follow up to debut album 'Human Touch' which achieved critical acclaim last year. Having been all over the place this summer playing festivals, including Latitude back in July, we're excited to to hear the rest of that EP.
You can see him live here:
Anderson East released his first major label album 'Delilah' just over a year ago and hasn't stopped to take a breath since. He's been touring the US non-stop with Chris Stapleton recently, with whom he co-wrote the song 'Quit You' featured on 'Delilah', and is currently touring Europe, including an appearance at End Of The Road Festival this weekend! Give him a listen, you won't regret it.
You can see Anderson East live at:
Norwegian musician Moddi is no stranger to controversy and activism. His upcoming album is evidence of that. 'Unsongs' is due out in just over two weeks time and contains 12 banned songs from 12 different countries. How can you resist a concept like that? Moddi’s harrowing new single, 'A Matter Of Habit', penned by Alona Kimhi and performed by Israeli singer Izhar Ashdot, is packed full of political punch and well worth a listen.
You can see Moddi at:
Garage-rockers from Chicago, Twin Peaks are on to album number three with no signs of slowing. 'Down In Heaven' (released in May of this year) is what Pitchfork called a "casual, charmingly low-key set of kitchen-table blues, slow-dance serenades, and unplugged power pop". They've been at a tonne of festivals this year. They supported Wilco in the US, and now I think it's about time that you get yourself acquainted with Twin Peaks too.
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Thursday 20th October - Patterns (ex Audio), Brighton
Friday 21st October - The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham (w/ Gengahr, Big Moon, Fear of Men and more)
Monday 24th October - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tuesday 25th October - Sound Control, Manchester
Wednesday 26th October - Scala, London