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With so many new albums to choose from we have picked some of our favourites for you to listen to


Indie pop trio JOSEPH release their magnificent new album The Sun, out today on ATO Records. The sisters fourth LP is their most honest, heartfelt and healing album to date, inspired by the sisters’ emotional breakthroughs, therapy sessions, and decision to harness life on their own terms. With new collaborators and a refreshed commitment to the band, the three sisters embrace a newly emboldened stadium-ready pop sound that allow their 3-part harmonies to shine brighter than ever and invite listeners to ask the question “what if i’m more than I think I am?” Listen to The Sun HERE


Reverend and the Makers have today unveiled their highly anticipated seventh studio album ‘Heatwave In The Cold North’, on Distiller Music. Available here.

The opening single from the album of the same name ‘Heatwave In The Cold North’, has become their biggest hit in over a decade. The hazy, sun drenched Barry White-inspired soul bop, was added to Radio 2’s B list and named their Record of the Week. The track became a Top 10 UK airplay chart fixture as the summer came to a close. This was followed by the softly spangled psychedelic soul of ‘High’, an ode to Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfrield and long hazy afternoons. As well as typically catchy ear-worm ‘Problems’. The fourth and final single before the album release was ’A Letter To My 21 Year Old Self’. Ahead of this release Jon has launched a campaign for fans to send in a letter that they’ve written to their own 21 Year Old Selves. They formed part of a pop-up exhibition/ mass therapy session in Fagans Pub, Sheffield that gave locals the chance to come along and meet Jon, get an exclusive listen to the album & have a pint. His friends and supporters have already got involved with the likes of Brian Eno, Mel C, Jeremy Corbyn, Carl Barat, Joey Barton, Helen Chamberlain, Steve Lamacq, Richard Hawley + more writing letters for the exhibition. Many went on to comment on how cathartic they had found the experience. 


The day is finally upon as Freya releases her second album ‘Blood Orange’. The album emerges alongside its new single ‘I Feel Love’ and she also shares a performance video of the album’s title track, the latest in a series of visuals which were filmed live at Alexandra Palace.
Freya says, “The thing I really wanted to do with this album was to say the things I really struggled to say. Pick the things I actually, physically couldn’t say to people, and write about them, and sing about them. That was the truth with ‘Blood Orange’: to scare myself with how honest these songs could be.” 
One listen to the album reveals just how much Freya was willing to open her heart as she crafted its fourteen songs. It’s effectively an album of two halves: 18 months of Freya’s lost in the depths of heartbreak and loneliness, and then another 18 months in which she emerges happier than ever before. The moods are both bitter and sweet, the songs spanning from reflective and intimate to joyous and inclusive, and the transition that she grows through casts a powerfully uplifting spell upon the listener.


“Country-trap iconoclast” ( Willie Jones will release Something To Dance To – his major label debut album – June 16 via Sony Music Nashville in partnership with The Penthouse. Pre-save/pre-add the gratitude-filled project and listen to the uplifting title track HERE.

Something To Dance To personifies me and what I’m really about, which is bringing electricity, positive vibes and celebrating,” said Jones. “Ever since I was a kid, I liked to get the energy up and change the vibration of a room. If we’re gonna show up, let’s show out and have some fun!”

On Something To Dance To, Shreveport’s finest explores emotional facets that he says “represent every part of me” but each carries a central theme of finding joy in life’s experiences. It’s a celebration of it all: the highs and lows, the loves and losses, the starts and ends, and the connective tissue of just being human. Lacing traditional country soundscapes of steel guitar, banjo, and harmonica with Jones’ signature Louisiana hip-hop gumbo, the resulting sonic heartbeat reflects a man whose upbringing molded him into an innovator who bridges the Block Party and the Barn Dance. 


Izo FitzRoy’s recent singles ‘A Good Woman’, ‘Give Me The High’ and ‘God Gets A Little Busy Sometimes’ have been greeted with Radio 2 plays from Trevor Nelson, Jamie Cullum and Anita Rani, playlists and album of the week at Jazz FM, New Music Friday playlists at Spotify and a live studio performance from FIP in France – adding to previous support from Radio 1, 6 Music and NPR on her first two albums, ‘Skyline’ (2017) and ‘How The Mighty Fall’ (2020), Now Izo FitzRoyshares her eagerly anticipated third record ‘A Good Woman’. Listen HERE.
‘A Good Woman’ is a stunning and powerful reflection on Izo’s personal journey. A journey that starts with becoming disconnected from herself through depression, and finally coming home to herself. A reclamation of what it means to her to be a woman today and how that sonically translates to her as an artist.  The album takes Izo’s songs to a new territory which is vibrant and ecstatic musically, with lyrics ranging from introspective and soul searching to uplifting and empowering. 
Izo explains, “The album is in part autobiographical and takes a wider look at being a woman in a male dominated industry and living in a patriarchal society. I tried to look at the myriad of ways that women, (myself included), have given away their autonomy and power to institutions, labels and people”.