New Music Recommendations – 4th May 2018

by Philip Moss and Joseph Purcell

Kanye West – Lift Yourself and Ye Vs The People

To say it’s not been a good week for Kanye is an understatement. After his abhorrent comments regarding slavery and his flirtations with Trump, it’s fair to say that the release of new music has been the last reason he’d have trended this week.

But, amongst the mire of madness, he did drop two new tracks (Lift Yourself and Ye Vs The People) through his website. Both songs – which may or may not be taken from his upcoming, currently untitled new record – are below.

Mogwai – Donuts

Glaswegian natives, Mogwai, follow up their excellent 2017 album, Every Country’s Sun, with a return to their expansive soundtrack catalogue. After working on numerous documentaries, TV shows and film scores – including Darren Aronofky’s film The Fountain, they this week release a selection off the soundtrack that they have created called Donuts for the upcoming science fiction film Kin.

Granfalloon – Broken Things

If Jarvis Cocker and Sufjan Stevens tick your boxes, then this quirky slab of off kilter pop from Manchester artist, Granfalloon, could be exactly what you’ve been waiting for.

Broken Things is available to download now on Spotify and iTunes. Granfalloon are also on tour throughout the UK in May, including a slot at Liverpool’s Sound City Festival.

Protomartryr – Wheel of Fortune ft Kelley Deal

Detroit natives, Protomartyr, return this week with tracks from forthcoming release, Consolation E.P. After the excellent and underrated 2017 album, Relatives In Descent, Protomartyr combine with Breeders’ member Kelley Deal on the track Wheel of Fortune- a five minute guttural surge of distortion feedback and spite filled vocals.

Produced by Deal’s ex-bandmate, Mike Montgomery, this is a collaboration of great promise that has also spawned the as yet unreleased track, You Always Win. Consolation E.P will certainly be one to look out for over the coming months.