It’s the last Friday of September and it’s been a huge month for music, from icons Arctic Monkeys announcing details for their forthcoming album ‘The Car’ to so many artists and bands releasing great albums. We’re looking back in our latest New Music Friday and have picked out some top pick albums released throughout September.
Grab your headphones and give these a listen.
Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl
Way back when two Friday’s ago, Rina Sawayama dropped her second studio album, ‘Hold The Girl’. The highly anticipated release has really shown Sawayama growths and musical progression since her debut offering two years ago. With tracks ranging from pop-punk to soft-rock to trance to power ballads ‘Hold The Girl’ showcases her great and impressive musical and vocal abilities. The album is filled with contrasting sounds making it an interesting one that we’d recommend giving a listen to.
If you’re a fan of the album, Rina Sawayama is heading out on a run of UK shows next month, so be sure to get your tickets!
Death Cab For Cutie - Asphalt Meadows
Indie rock long standers Death Cab For Cutie returned earlier this month, with the release of their massive 10th studio album – ‘Asphalt Meadows.’ The 11 track album offers everything from indie-rock to a bit of electro-pop and punk, with many critics such as NME, lauding it as the rockers returning to their best. It sure is a consistent and deep album from the indie veterans, so why not give it a listen.
With a March 2023 UK tour announced earlier this month as well, don’t miss your chance to see the group and hear from album live.
Pixies – Doggerel
One of music heavyweight’s Pixies released their eight album – ‘Doggerel’ – a modern alternative rock offering showcasing their menacing talent. With elements and sounds of their previous albums and back catalogue still present, ‘Doggerel’ continues to present this style but in a more mature approach. NME described the album as ‘in its hospitably decanted way, is every bit as transportive and absorbing as the early records, and further proof that Pixies’ music remains the alt-rock gold standard. Swill it around and savour.’ If you’re a Pixies fan or not, grab your headphones and press play on the album now.
Why not also book your tickets to see the Pixies in Birmingham, Cardiff or London in March 2023.
Nina Nesbitt - Älskar
Rising star Nina Nesbitt took her newcomer status to next level with the release of her eagerly anticipated new album ‘Älskar’ on Friday 2nd September. Made in the show of the introspection, loss and fear of lockdown, ‘Älskar’ celebrates life in all of its complexities as well as love in every form imaginable. The album shimmers with both tender, intimate ballads and huge escapist ‘80s-tinged bangers that beg for the dancefloor.
Alongside announcement news of the album, Nina also confirmed she would embark on a run of November 2022 UK shows, so why not secure your tickets for the shows now.
The Amazons – How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me?
With two huge top 10 albums and sold-out shows across the globe, expectations for another great album were certainly met with The Amazons third offering, ‘How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me?’, which was released earlier this month. The Reading four-piece offer an album very different to their others – one that is filled with more joyous, electric and anthemic tracks in comparison to their previous gritty, murky and dark sound.
Why not give the album a listen and if you’re a fan get your tickets to see The Amazons next month. We also caught up with the bands frontman Matthew Thomson earlier this year to chat all things The Amazons and new album related, be sure to check that out here.
Yungblud – Yungblud
As NME describe him, ‘Yungblud made a name for himself as a hyperactive punk who doesn’t care about genre.’ However his self-titled third album showcases a coming of age, confident and even well put together offering, with a mix of rock, punk and ska sounds. It is a very different one to what we’ve previously seen from the Doncaster born artist and has been touted as some his best work by some. His dark, punk groove sound that we've grown familiar to recognise is combined with some surprise elements of energised electro-pop in the new album. Whether you're a Yungblud fan or new to his music, why not give the album a listen.
And, if you enjoy the album, Yungblud is set to tour the country with a run of arena shows next February, with tickets still left, book yours now!
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