New Tunes Tuesday: music you need to listen to this week
Shards, Public Service Broadcasting, Bill Wells & Friends and Ghostpoet – we round up the best in brand new music
Ghostpoet tour starts 19 Nov in Southampton (see gig of the week)
The List music editor Kirstyn Smith runs down the latest albums, EPs and singles, as well as what gigs to be looking out for this week.
Track of the week: Shards – 'Sad Sayonara, Goodbye'
Edinburgh duo, Sean Ormsby (Night Noise) and Stephen McLaren (Collar Up) aka Shards dabble in melancholitronica with the off-kilter 'Sad Sayonara, Goodbye'.
Available as a free download via Errant Media, out 20 Nov
Izzy Bizu – 'White Tiger'
Out via EpicUK on 20 Nov
Diane Charlemagne – 'It's in Your Eyes'
Out via Northern Quarter on 20 Nov
Broken Boy – 'Ready'
Out via Vadana Records on 20 Nov
Deadline Shakes – 'Frozen Out'
Out via Flowers in the Dustbin Records on 22 Nov
EP of the week: Public Service Broadcasting – Sputnik/Korolev
All synths and inter-galactic references, we’ve already decided this is a four-star EP. New track ‘Korolev’ mashes up powerful riffs and a brash brass section, while lead single Sputnik is pure dancefloor friendly.
Out via Piccadilly on 20 Nov
Lake Komo – Ressurect
Out via Columbia Records on 20 Nov
Francis Lung – Faeher's Son
Out via Songs Records on 20 Nov
Album of the week: Bill Wells & Friends – Nursery Rhymes
A collaborative masterpiece featuring the likes of Yo La Tengo, Karen Mantler and Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki, Nursery Rhymes takes the harsh realities of nursery rhymes and exposes them via piano jazz and bucketloads of class.
Out via Karaoke Kalk on 20 Nov
Cherri Fosphate – We Didn't Come Here to Say Goodbye
Out via Bloc+ Music on 20 Nov
The Suicide of Western Culture – Long Live Death! Down With Intelligence!
Out via El Segell del Primavera on 20 Nov
Paranoid London – Paranoid London
Out via Paranoid London Records on 20 Nov
Mikael Tariverdiev – Film Music
Out via Earth Recordings on 20 Nov
Six Organs of Admittance – Hexadic II
Out via Drag City on 20 Nov
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – It's a Holiday Soul Party
Out via Daptone Records on 20 Nov
Gig of the week: Ghostpoet
Mixing the minutiae of day-to-day life with bold emotions, Ghostpoet’s latest album Shedding Skin was nominated for the 2015 Mercury Award. These are his last solo dates of the year, before he heads off to join alt-J on their arena tour, plus there’s new single ‘Be Right Back, Moving House’ to look forward to on 27 Nov. Tour starts 19 Nov at The Joiners Arms, Southampton.
See all Ghostpoet tour dates
Tour starts 16 Nov at The Hope & Ruin, Brighton.
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Tour starts 17 Nov at ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton.
See all Walter Trout tour dates
Tour starts 22 Nov at The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton.
See all Backyard Babies tour dates