Hookworms – Microshift

Release Date: 9th February 2018

After the great Hookworms studio flooding of 2015, it was clear that the band would never be the same again. They rebuilt themselves along with the studio, and here we are with Microshift, an understatement, but that’s how they play.
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MGMT – Little Dark Age

Little Dark Age 
Release Date: 9th February 2018

”MGMT, remember them?”, many will say. The psychedelic pop duo have put out a couple of records since 2007’s Oracular Spectacular, but as they moved into weirder territory, few followed. It was a shame, their little dark age, and exactly what the band wanted. But with the new release it’s time to bring everyone back into the fold, those kids and all.
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Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin

Ty Segall 
Freedom’s Goblin
Release Date: 26th January 2018
Drag City

Another year, another Ty Segall album, like clockwork, I know. A few killer tracks drowned in garage rock fluff, see you next year… is usually the case with our man Ty. But with Freedom’s Goblin that case may finally have been torn apart, for 2018 is the year of the goblin, that’s right.
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Johnny Jewel – Digital Rain

Johnny Jewel
Digital Rain
Release Date: 26th January 2018
Republic of Music

Rain doesn’t just fall from the sky, it now drips out of speakers, thanks to Johnny Jewel and his latest set of synths. With digital rain you can fill your ears, and flood your room, no towels or radiators necessary after. This is the rain of the future, after all.
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Channel Audio’s Albums of 2017

Give yourself a headache with these ten albums, let the sounds of 2017 burst your drums, then lie deaf to the world. It’s easier to cope, it’s harder to mope. Trust me, it was worth every last pop.

10. Kendrick Lamar – Damn.

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Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens
Kelly Lee Owens 

Release Date: 24th March 2017
Smalltown Supersound 

Lie back, forget all the bad times in 2017, in fact, forget all the good times in 2017 too. Kelly Lee Owens is here to let you hear her electronica debut, abandoning indie rock cues for soothing ambient hues. It’s not hard to dance, it’s harder to trance. Here you can do both and feel both, all at the same time. Right on, Kelly Lee Owens.
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Goldfrapp – Silver Eye

Silver Eye

Release Date: 31st March 2017

Tales of Us is the Goldfrapp album I’ll never forget. The concept album  which tells a different story for a different character might not be as instantly lovable as the artist’s previous work, yet the personal, sombre pieces packed emotional weight, wrapped within a calming atmosphere.

The unforgettable comes from hearing it play in a cinema, waiting for Blue Ruin to start, hung-over, drifting off to the world Goldfrapp created for these people, for us. With Silver Eye, it’s back to basics, random pop nuggets coursing through a variety of styles. New memories can easily be made, you just have to grab for the ones that gravitate your way. Continue reading