Catholic Action – In Memory Of
The resurgent Glasgow indie scene's band-most-likely-to finally release their debut album. They've shed a few of their more edgy grunge tendencies in favour of a more chart-troubling sound but there's much to enjoy here.
Catholic Action – Black & White
Baxter Dury – Prince Of Tears
Dury's more than a chip off the old block although his father's gift for inhabiting a character is evident in the delusional ladies man of Miami. The album is a meditation on a failed relationship from differing perspectives with guests such as Rose Elinor Dougall and Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson.
Baxter Dury – Miami
Out Lines – Conflats
The Twilight Sad's James Graham teams up with the singular talent of Aberdeen's Kathryn Joseph and Marcus Mackay. This project was originally conceived as a one-off performance for the Outskirts Festival inspired by conversations Kathryn and James had with people who use the Platform arts space in Glasgow's Easterhouse. It's a gutsy celebration of a community that has defiantly confronted hardship and despair.
Out Lines – Buried Guns
Margo Price – All American Made
Price's Loretta Lynn-inspired Midwest Farmer's Daughter was a well-received debut chock full of traditional country music storylines. Now she shifts her focus outwards in a more political album with themes of poverty and sexism – a problem she encountered for many years in Nashville prior to being championed by Jack White and Third Man Records.
Margo Price – A Little Pain
Bootsy Collins – World Wide Funk
With his first new album in six years, the ultimate big-booted and star sparkly sunglasses, bass-slapping funk brother returns with a big phat dose of the good stuff, though this sample track sounds more like some of Prince’s later more indulgent self-released swirling sexy material than old-school funk.
Bootsy Collins – Worth My While (feat. Kali Uchis)
Morrissey – Spent The Day In Bed
New 7-inch single from Moz's hotly anticipated album is out on Friday on clear vinyl. Rather than a mugshot of his fellow controversialist Joey Barton, Morrissey has chosen a fetching shot of a recumbent Rocky Marciano for the cover. The guitars are buried in the mix in a manner that must be unaccustomed to Boz Boorer but it's certainly a grower. The B-side is a live cover of the Ramones' Judy Is A Punk recorded in Tokyo last year.
Morrissey - Spent The Day In Bed
This week's selection is by Michael Moloney, aka llamalpaca from the vinyl-only record and design store, Chameleon, with additions by The Landlord.
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