For your listening pleasure, here are 5 recently released albums we think you should add to your playlist.
Ready For You Now
Rory will launch his new record Ready For You Now with a gig in The Mac on June 20. The album is available now on Bandcamp. It’s the debut album from Rory, who is a member of Seven Summits. His music flirts with the neofolk genre while his influences include Weezer, Grandaddy and Radiohead.
Ash celebrated Kablammo!, their first album in eight years, with a gig in the Limelight on Monday. Their new record is a visceral expression of what has driven them since 1992 according to drummer Rick McMurray. The album kicks off strongly with Cocoon and Moodust as early highlights. After a second half lull, Bring Back The Summer closes their sixth studio album on a high.
The new album from Malojian, whose given name is Stevie Scullion, was launched with a gig in No Alibis book store last month. Southlands the second album from Malojian and a very strong follow up to his highly acclaimed debut The Deer’s Cry. Stand out tracks incolude Communion Girls, Bathtub Blues and No Alibis.
This Is A Raid
A gig on Belfast Barge signalled the arrival of the new album This Is A Raid from HOW, whose influences include The National, Bruce Springsteen and AC/DC. For a band who have been playing live for less than a year they’re an incredibly tight unit with a repertoire of big-hitting songs that most artists would take a decade to accumulate.
Before We Forgot To Dream
The new album from the teenage sensation Soak, aka Bridie Monds-Watson, Before We Forgot How To Dream, was released last Monday and is a stunning snapshot of SOAK’s formative years growing up in Northern Ireland.