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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SOLIDS

Hackneyed as it may be to mention, the Montreal duo Solids did an excellent job choosing a name. While listening to 'Blame Confusion' (Fat Possum / Dine Alone Records), it's hard to imagine that an album this densely packed with sound is the handiwork of just two people, but guitarist Xavier Germain-Poitras and drummer Louis Guillemette fill every possible nook and cranny on their 2014 debut album with heavy yet melodic music. Like plenty of other indie rock bands in the 2010s, Solids take inspiration from alt-rock's early-'90s heyday, and it's easy to hear bits of Sonic Youth, Superchunk, and... Read »