AlunaGeorge – Body Music
When’s it out? July 29th. Following chart success with Disclosure and recent single Attracting Flies, AlunaGeorge’s debut album will provide sweet minimal pop music that has become their trademark.
Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
When’s it out? July 1st. Recent Radar star Katie Crutchfield’s second album consists of lo-fi melodies detailing tales of heartbreak and love lost. Cerulean Salt, which contains the tender single Swan Dive, has already been released to stunning reviews in the US definitely making her one to watch this July.
Ikonika – Aerotropolis
When’s it out? July 29th. It’s been three years since Sara Abdel-Hamid aka Ikonika released her trailblazing debut effort, ‘Contact, Love, Want, Have.’ Released on Hyperdub, Aerotroplis features her new single ‘Beach Mode (Keep It Simple) which adds a touch of early 90’s house to an already varied palette of genres.
Editors – The Weight of Your Love
When’s it out? July 1st. It seems a long time ago since Tom Smith’s brooding bunch announced themselves with the anthemic Munich in 2005. Yet despite the departure of guitarist Chris Urbanowicz, new single ‘A Ton of Love’ sees the band sounding well… uplifting.
Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
When’s it out? July 22nd. Fresh from a nod at last year’s Olympic Opening Ceremony, Fuck Buttons are ready for another busy summer with festival appearance including headlining Glastonbury’s Park Stage on Sunday. New track ‘The Red Wing’ suggests that they are ready to meet the greedy crowds this summer with a typical plethora of dirty yet crisp sounds.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
When’s it out? July 23rd. Following last year’s Here, Alex Ebert’s folk rock troupe are tasked with following up their obscenely catchy hit ‘Home.’ Latest release ‘Better Days’ suggests that a low key approach, with added lush harmonies and a military drum beat.
Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy
When’s it out? July 23rd. The Madonna endorsed, self-styled gypsy-punks are set to return with a sixth foray into their mad world. New tracks Lost Innocent World and Malanadrino continue their genre shifting folk, punk roots with front man Eugene Hutz leading them at a frantic pace.
Earl Sweatshirt – Doris When’s it out? July 30th. The Odd Future upstart returns with his follow up to 2010s ‘Earl.’ With contributions from Tyler the Creator on the typically abrasive Whoa and introspective single Chum in which Earl expresses that ‘I’m indecisive, I’m scatterbrained and I’m frightened it’s evident’, this could be a welcome contribution to the Odd Future repertoire.
Swim Deep – Where The Heaven Are We?
When’s it out? July 29th. The hotly anticipated debut from the Birmingham band is ready to be released but will it live up to expectation? If the angular ‘She Changes The Weather’ and the re-release of first single ‘King City’ are anything to go by then there own brand of sun-drenched pop could have you hooked all summer.
David Lynch – The Big Dream
When’s it out? July 15th. Not content with scrambling your brain through just the silver screen, David Lynch returns with another collection of songs following up from 2011s Crazy Clown Time. Featuring a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Ballad of Hollis Brown’ and collaboration with Lykke Li on the serene lead single ‘I’m Waiting Here.’
Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes
When’s it out? July 1st. The debut album from this indie folk trio hailing from Montreal, Canada, should excite fans of Fleet Foxes. Their three part harmonies fit elegantly with the brooding acoustics of single ‘Full Circle’ which has gained them a considerable following across the world.
Pet Shop Boys – Electric
When’s it out? July 15th. A whopping 32 years into their career, the electro-pop duo are releasing their 12th studio album and first release since leaving Parlophone. Recorded in London, Berlin and Los Angeles, the album features the Euro-pop stylings of single ‘Vocal’ and a Bruce Springsteen cover.
Daughn Gibson – Me Moan
When’s it out? July 8th. Wondered what James Blake would sound like if Nick Cave wrote his lyrics? Thankfully, Daughn Gibson is here to satisfy craving for a soundtrack to the underworld. The haunting yet decidedly beautiful ‘Tiffany Lou’ suggests that the follow up to his debut, All Hell, will hit the spot.