3 New Albums Out this week you Should Listen to Now: David Bowie, Nell Smith and The Flaming Lips, and William Doyle
This week we highlight new music from David Bowie, Nell Smith and The Flaming Lips, and William Doyle.
David Bowie – Toy
The long lost Bowie 2001 album, Toy finally has received a proper release. The material is from Bowie’s pre-Space Oddity era and was re-recorded after Glastonbury in 2000 with his live band: Mark Plati, Sterling Campbell, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Mike Garson, Holly Palmer, and Emm Gryner. The tracks, originally recorded between 1964-1971 were re-recorded in the hopes to capture the live in-the-studio feel, but due to technical limitations at the time that wasn’t possible and the project was shelved. Once shelved, Bowie moved on to record 2002’s Heathen.
Standout Songs: Karma Man, Can’t Help Thinking About Me, Silly Boy Blue
Nell Smith and The Flaming Lips – Where The Viaduct Looms
Nell Smith and The Flaming Lips have joined forces for a new album, Where The Viaduct Looms, which aims to tackle 9 Nick Cave classics and deep cuts. Nell, a 13-year-old Canadian singer met the psychedelic band as she became a regular at their shows. One of the highlights on the album is ‘Red Right Hand.’ It is a track that has been covered by some of the biggest names in music: Arctic Monkeys, Giant Sand, PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop, and even Snoop Dogg. Like the other tracks on Where The Viaduct Looms, Nell’s vocal performance transforms this classic Nick Cave song into something no one could have envisioned. Nell’s voice brings these songs to a new life due to her willingness to try whatever was asked. It was her approach that was what mattered, “we want to hear that you are not so confident, (but) that you are trying….” says Coyne.
Standout Songs: Girl In Amber, The Kindness of Strangers, Red Right Hand
William Doyle – Alternate Lands
William Doyle has released his latest EP, Alternate Lands via Tough Love Records. The EP is a four-track affair that was recreated after the original material was lost via a hard drive failure. It follows March’s Great Spans Of Muddy Time, Doyle’s second LP that was released earlier in March. Doyle explains, “Although these songs (from Alternate Lands) were crafted in the same time period, I’ve taken them in a direction that resonates with where my head is at currently, while also signposting to the way my sound is heading for the next album.” He goes on to say, “Across the three original tracks here, the production is more full and direct than at any point in my career, favouring upfront vocals and solid rhythms as opposed to hazy atmospherics.”
Standout Songs: The Unanswered Why, An Apparition (without Event)
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