Keaton Henson - Kindly Now
After a dabble with electronica on his last album Behaving, Mr Henson offers his trademark fragile vocals accompanied by a sparse piano and lush string arrangement on the first single Alright.
Keaton Henson - Alright
Preoccupations - Preoccupations
There's little mystery in the titles of these songs: Anxiety, Monotony, Degraded, Stimulation, Fever. The band formerly known as Viet Cong appear at a crossroads with a name change and songs about losing your mind and turbulence within the band.
Preoccupations - Anxiety
Trentemoeller - Fixion
Fixion embraces Andreas Trentemoeller's trademark melancholy and matures it into something uniquely atmospheric and darkly romantic. The lead single River In Me has an 80s synthpop vibe with Savages' Jenny Beth on vocals.
Trentemoeller - River In Me
Wrekmeister Harmonies - Light Falls
The shape-shifting drone, modern classical, outrock and extreme metal collective led by the enigmatic JR Robinson may seem an odd place to find collaborations with the likes of Ryley Walker and Cooper Crain but listening to this album it works in a woozy kind of way!
Wrekmeister Harmonies - Light Falls I
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Pretty Years
The foursome from Staten Island return with their fourth album, promising an eclectic mix of indie, shoegaze, postpunk and 80s keyboard pop, with the first single, Wish, even showing a few echoes of Talk Talk.
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Wish