New Music Recommendations – 22nd March 2019

by Dave Bertram and Philip Moss

A new week means more new music to recommend, and this week we’re recommending you listen to new offerings from Tame Impala, Cate Le Bon, Frankie Cosmos, Weyes Blood, Joep Beving, Bruce Hornsby, Josephine Briggs, ANOHNI and a Manchester three-piece named after a Chinese supermarket.

Kevin Parker’s become a bit of an indie superstar over the last few years – and his groovy new single, Patience, is only going to send his status soaring even further.

Sequestered in the Cumbrian mountainside, surrounded by nothing but the rural environs of Lake District and the wood furniture she started to make, the first glimmers of Cate Le Bon’s fifth studio album Reward started to take root. You can hear the softly softly first track, Daylight Matters above.

Greta Kline aka Frankie Cosmos shared the second part of her new ‘online only’ collection – Haunted Items. Released by Sub Pop, this set of piano based minature-ettes is her first release since Vessel, and proceeds a European tour – including a London date at EartH, Hackney on 1st April. Let’s hope this gets compiled on vinyl later on in the year.

Californian Weyes Blood breaks through the fourth wall in her gorgeous new video for Movies, a standout and fifth new track from her upcoming record Titanic Rising, which is out in early April. Listen above.

2019 is looking like it will be a big year for Australia’s hottest new star, Olympia. Her latest single, Shoot To Forget, follows up 2016’s debut, Self Talk, which saw her nominated for Australian Music Prize. Olympia will be in the UK for the first time next week – on tour as support to Julia Jacklin, including a date at Manchester’s Yes on 29th March.

Classical internet sensation, Joep Beving, returns with the gorgeous new single, Venus, from his upcoming third record, Henois – the Amsterdam based pianist’s album is out on 5th April.

Pianist and singer songwriter Bruce Hornsby has shared a new song from his forthcoming album Absolute Zero. Cast Off was co-written with Justin Vernon and features contributions from Sean Carey, Brad Cook, and others.

Josephine Wiggs, an original member of Breeders – who contributed to the band’s iconic album Last Splash as well as their 2018 album All Nerve – has announced her debut solo record. We Fall is out in May via The Sound of Sinners and you can listen to the bleak, minimalist Time Does Not Bring Relief above.

ANOHNI has teamed up with musician Jade Bell and composer activist J. Ralph on KARMA, a heart-wrenching ballad which tackles the issues surrounding addition. All proceeds will be donated to Jade Bell’s non-profit organisation Jade’s KIDS, which aims to prevent substance abuse and drug addiction among young people. Buy it.

And finally, we love this WH Lung track so much we thought we’d share it again. One of the best tracks we’ve heard this year.

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