This week sees the comeback of The Vaccines with new single ‘Handsome’ lifted from upcoming third album, a new jazz album from Rebecca Ferguson and the beginning of a solo career for Arcade Fire’s Will Butler. Read the full round-up below.
The Vaccines – ‘Handsome’
The Vaccines return this week with new single ‘Handsome‘. The comeback track will feature on their upcoming third album titled English Graffiti. The band’s new music doesn’t seem to depart from their previous recording with it’s rock’n’roll aesthetics, but the new track contains more heavy production giving fans a feel of The Vaccine’s upcoming record. Although follow-up details of the new album have not been released, The Vaccines have announced a short UK tour in March and April in the lead-up to album unveiling. Watch the video for ‘Handsome’, which is out tomorrow, below.
Florrie – ‘Too Young To Remember’
Florence Arnold, better known as Florrie, will also release her new single tomorrow. ‘Too Young To Remember’ serves as the follow-up to previous single ‘Little White Lies’ which was released last summer. The British rising star has so far released four EPs with her debut album scheduled for release this year. ‘Too Young To Remember’ will feature on Florrie’s first full-length record. The singer teamed up with H&M to produce a video for said single. Watch it here.
Rebecca Ferguson – Lady Sings the Blues
The 2010 X Factor runner-up is set to release new album Lady Sings the Blues on 9th March via RCA Records. Rebecca Ferguson’s upcoming record is an interpretation of Billie Holiday’s 1956 album of the same name, and follows on from her 2013 top ten album Freedom. The record’s release will be accompanied by seven intimate shows which began in February and will continue through till 21st March.
Will Butler – Policy
Arcade Fire’s multi-instrumentalist Will Butler begins his solo career next week with the release of debut album Policy. Perhaps the lesser known of the brother of Arcade Fire family, Butler departs from his band days to record and produce his first solo record. The album is self-produced and incorporates a variety of musical genres from classic garage rock’n’roll to 70’s funk, and totals at a mere 28 minutes. It was recorded within just three weeks. Listen to ‘Take My Side’ from Policy, out 10th March, below.