Angel Olsen - My Woman
Fans of the reverb-shrouded poetic swoons, shadowy folk, grunge-pop band workouts of Burn Your Fire For No Witness will find that Olsen has moved on with her third album. The crunchier, blown-out production of the former is gone, leaving her disarming voice more to the fore.
Angel Olsen - Sister
King Creosote - Astronaut Meets Appleman
After an album rooted in his mother country, Kenny Anderson follows To Scotland With Love with an album of absence and disorientation. Expect drone-pop, bagpipe techno and an anti-wind turbine song!
King Creosote - You Just Want
Warhaus - We Fucked A Flame Into Being
A side project for the singer of Belgian band Balthazar, Warhaus recently supported Mercury Rev on their recent UK tour and very good they were too. Angular guitars abound, punctuated with the odd parp of treated trombone. Well worth a listen.
Warhaus - The Good Lie
The Divine Comedy - Foreverland
"It's about meeting your soul mate" says Neil Hannon, " and living happily ever after... and then what comes after happily ever after. Get ready folks for the most historically inaccurate hit of the summer"! Watch him prancing around in a Napoleon costume to whet your appetite!
The Divine Comedy - How Can You Leave Me On My Own
Frank Ocean – Blonde
If you can get past the absurd amount of hype surrounding this release, including Ocean lathing pieces of wood, a YouTube movie, a 360-page magazine featuring his mum, then the actual music is always worth a go. An innovative, if odd, follow-up 2012's Channel Orange, with a distinct shortage of beats, a piano appearance by Andre 3000 and ghosts of the Beatles and Carpenters. Pretentious, but never boring.
Frank Ocean - Nikes