This is the month for Valentines, for the last of the cold season, and the springing of hot music. See and stream below for the latest releases of February.
Love Da / Heavenly Recordings
Temples – Sun Structures
“It’s cosmic space music – it should be played in an empty Death Star”, Noel Gallagher (ex-Oasis head – well, just in case)
Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights
The ex-Split Enz and Crowded House frontman’s first solo album in 13 years explores his own soundscape with psychedelic, rock, synth and broken voice.
Love Da / Daylighting
Maximo Park – Too Much Information
The 5th album of the British alternative band shares intimacy with beats and guitar riffs.
Love Da / Lojinx
Nina Persson – Animal Heart
The lady of the Cardigan plays solo and shows us a proper indie-pop album.
Love Da / PIAS
Jezabels – The Brink
The second album of the Australia alternative rock star easily sweeps up their homeland again and they are ready to launch on the rest of the world.
Illum Sphere – Ghosts Of Then And Now
Ryan Hunn, aka Illum Sphere, runs one of the hottest club In Manchester Hoya:Hoya and in the meantime delivers us his depute album extending the vocabulary of electronic music.
Marrisa Nadler – July
The sixth album of the elegance folk musician once again reaches out to our souls. For 10 years, her works claim her the true title of “Artist”.
Young Fathers – Dead
The ambitious group of 3 young men who are from Edinburgh, Liberia and Nigeria fuels rap, hip-hop, electronica, Massive Attack and African beats.
The Souljazz Orchestra – Inner Fire
Light up the torch and prepare to dance all night to the musical journey of the most wonderful Latin/Jazz/Afro-beat band in the world.
Suzanne Vega – Tales From The Realm Of the Queen Of Pentacles
The first album in 7 years. With delicate lyrics and a voice of purity and boldness, Vega is a traveler, a stoic monk, a teenage punk and a witch-doctor telling us stories of the world and the people living in.
Nostalgia 77 – Journey Too Far
No band so far has made a sound embracing the groove and psychedelia so intriguing and so balanced that draws us again and again to their fifth journey, of which, could be one of too far.
Cheatahs – Cheatahs
So reminiscent of 90’s Shoegazes, a depute worth your notice when the upcoming act are busy touring around Dinosaur Jr., FIDLAR and the other hot bands.
Reverend And The Makers – Thirty Two
The band from Sheffield, England that toured with Oasis releases their forth album.
CHAMPS – Down Like Gold
The brothers from Isle of Wight take us slowly back in time with the melodic touches of folk-pop music and their thrilling harmony of voices.
Seth Lakeman – Word Of Mouth
Nominee of the Mercury Music Prize, Seth Lakeman made an album based on interviews with everyone from rail workers to witness of a rehearsal for the D-day landings.
Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is
Get The Blessing – Lope & Antilope
Formed with members of the Potishead and saxaphone/trumpet players influenced by Ornette Coleman, the trip-jazz group won the BBC Jazz Award with their depute and deliver the best album yet.
Juan Wauters – N.A.P. North American Poetry
Juan disguises his philosophy in his naive, garage outfit.
The Tower Of Light – The Tower Of Light
Exile On Mainstream
Kristian Harting – Float