New Music Recommendations – 23rd March 2018

by Philip Moss and Joseph Purcell

Preoccupations – Disarray

Canadian post-punk band, Preoccupations, this week released Disarray- the third track taken
from their new album, New Material.

The band, formerly known as Viet Cong, are hoping to build upon their critically acclaimed 2016 self-titled LP. Having been fortunate enough to see Matt Flegel and company on their last visit to British shores, we can not wait to hear more of their ferociously atmospheric trademark sound.

New Material is out today on Jagjaguwar.

Wulfman Fury – Getaway

Sheffield’s hottest new band, Wulfman Fury, have done it again – this time with their new single, Getaway.

Fronted by ex-Mabel Love bassist, George Moran, Wulfman Fury are making all the right moves – including an upcoming performance at Sheffield’s prestigious Tramlines Festival in July (alongside Noel Gallagher, Stereophonics and Shed Seven).

Like the sound of Wulfman Fury? Check out our interview with their singer/songwriter, George here.

Snail Mail – Pristine

Raised in Baltimore, but based in Brooklyn, Snail Mail aka Lindsey Jordan is having a great 2018. And, having just signed to Matador Records (Car Seat Headrest, Interpol, Kurt Vile), the year’s about to get even better as she joins label mates, Belle and Sebastian, on a US tour.

As well as that, she’s just finished her debut album, Lush, and released her first single, Pristine- recorded with producer Jake Aron (Grizzly Bear, Solange, Yeasayer).

Lush is out 8th June through Matador on CD, vinyl and download.

Okkervil River – Pulled Up The Ribbon

Following on from last month’s first single, Don’t Move Back to LA, Austin, Texas native’s, Okkervil River, return with the second single, Pulled Up The Ribbon – taken from the forthcoming album, In The Rainbow Rain – the follow up to 2016’s Away.

The single sees a collaboration with Lip Talk and builds the anticipation for the return of a band that have been turning out consistently underrated material for almost two decades.

The video for Pulled Up The Ribbon finds Will Sheff in typically forceful form, belting out his immaculate vocal to a backdrop of mermaids and lighthouses.