Your weekly round-up of the best new releases and emerging artists from the past week. Featuring the return of Perfume Genius, new music from HISKIND favourite Rationale and another triumphant track from Goldfrapp’s latest long player.
Perfume Genius: Slip Away
Mike Hadreas, better known as Perfune Genius, returns with the epic, euphoric Slip Away ahead of fourth album No Shape with Björk collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang taking the reigns of director for the accompanying clip. No Shape is out May 5th.
Cigarettes After Sex: Apocalypse
Accompanying the announcement of their self-titled debut record (finally) getting a release date, Cigarettes After Sex have dropped the slow-burning Apocalypse to wet the appetites of those as excited the full length as us. They’ve also unveiled plans for their largest UK show to date, headlining Camden’s prestigious Roundhouse in November.
Goldfrapp: Moon In Your Mouth
Even more Goldfrapp! With only a week till the (what’s shaping up to be one of this year’s finest) record, the duo drop the slow-burning Moon In Your Mouth proving they really are capable of succeeding in anything they tackle.
Already an established number within his live shows, the studio version of Rationale’s Deliverance finally gets a release and we couldn’t be happier. Check out our recent chat with the artist here.
London Grammar: Truth Is A Beautiful Thing
Given Oh Wonder don’t seem to have pulled through with new music in March as promised, London Grammar are here to happily fill that slow-jam hole.
Alex Vargas: 7 Sins
Providing the electro-glam that every Friday needs, Denmark’s Alex Vargas drops 7 Sins ahead of his long-awaited debut album and lengthy European tour.
ALMA: Chasing Highs
Finland’s answer to Anne-Marie gets this week’s honorable “weekend bop” accolade, providing luscious synths and one heck of a chorus on the soaring Chasing Highs. Viral successes Dye My Hair and Karma are well worth the listen, too.