This Week in Records

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This week sees the return of The Lumineers with their second album, Cleopatra, as well as the latest album from Frightened Rabbit. The singles side of things is headed by Stereophonics and Leon Bridges.

The Lumineers are back this week with second album Cleopatra. The band have recently announced a world tour in anticipation of the album’s release, beginning in the UK next week. Latest single ‘Ophelia’ is already out to please your ear drums whilst you wait. Out Via Dualtone.

As a tribute to old fashioned TV shows, M83 will be releasing Junk this Friday. This will be their 7th studio album and their first in four years since Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming gained huge popularity. They’ll be bringing their electronic sound to Latitude this summer. Out Via Naive.

Scottish Indie Rock band, Frightened Rabbit, will be releasing their 5th album, Painting of of Panic Attack this week, announced with a trailer on their social media showcasing album track ‘Lump Street’.  The band worked with Aaron Dessner of The National to create this record. Out Via Atlantic.

‘River’ is the latest track to be taken from Leon Bridges’ critically acclaimed debut album, Coming Home. It opens with a gentle guitar melody, which is played out among tambourine shimmers and Bridges’ slick, soulful vocals. Out via Columbia.

From last year’s Keep The Village Alive, the ninth studio album from Stereophonics, is ‘White Lies’. The album follows the Welsh four-piece’s 2013 album Graffiti On The Train. ‘White Lies’ gives us what we expect from the band, but with small synth inflections thrown in to change the setting a little. Out via The Stereophonic Ltd.

‘Euphoria’ is the latest project from University of Southampton student Ricky Derson. It emerges from distant footsteps into gentle synth caresses, as the vocals enter with “just like a bird I’ve been set free” are layered over the soft falls of waves. It brings us laid-back, soulful R’n’B, gentle and euphoric throughout. Available via Soundcloud.

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