NEW MUSIC: ROISIN MURPHY 'HAIRLESS TOYS' LP (PLAY IT AGAIN SAM)

11/05/15

Today see's the release of Róisín Murphy's first album in 8 years, the incredible 'Hairless Toys', released on Play It Again Sam Records.

“Queen of reinvention”  9/10  DJ

“Outstanding… a career high”  8/10 Mixmag

“A remarkable comeback”   8/10 NME

“As intimate and provocative as anything Murphy’s put her name to”   8/10  Uncut
“her innovative output makes her rank among the world’s most celebrated musicians”   8/10  Esquire
“A sublime comeback”   ★★★★ Q

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NEW MUSIC: LOWER DENS 'ESCAPE FROM EVIL' (O.B.O. RIBBON MUSIC)

Lower Dens | 31/03/15

Ribbon Music is pleased to announce the return of Baltimore’s Lower Dens with their third album, 'Escape from Evil'.
 
Lower Dens’ 2010 debut, 'Twin-Hand Movement', was a stunning evolution of guitar brilliance and murky emotiveness, while its 2012 follow-up, 'Nootropics' was a stark, textured paean to experimental bands of the krautrock era. 'Escape from Evil' marks a bold, monumental step forward for the band and the welcome manifestation of Jana Hunter as a singer we’ve never quite seen until now.

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MATTHEW E. WHITE

Moving, redemptive and powerfully soulful, Big Inner (Domino Records) is a timeless record told in seven songs that mingle memory with the rawness of any given human moment. The references — from the lyrics that echo the common conditions of love, death, seeking, and finding, to open tributes to artists like Washington Phillips, Allen Toussaint, Jorge Ben, Jimmy Cliff, and Randy Newman — are their own scavenger hunt through music history and through White’s place in it.

A gifted jazz arranger and exceptional guitarist, White's vision for Big Inner was realised with the help of bassist Cameron Ralston and drummer Pinson... Read »