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20 Albums To Get Excited About In July

  • La Roux - Trouble In Paradise When’s it out? July 21 Despite going her separate ways with former musical partner Ben Langmaid, ‘Trouble In Paradise’ isn’t entirely Elly Jackson’s own work, still featuring some input from her now departed sidekick. What it is is a record of vibrant, tropical-tinged disco-pop that blows all preconceptions about La Roux out of the water.

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    Added: 13 May 2014

  • Twin Peaks – Flavor EP When’s it out? July 7 Chicago’s Twin Peaks are mates with The Orwells and share a similar sense of raucous thrill chasing. On their debut UK release (they’ve already put out one album, ‘Sunken’, back home), the quartet set out to entice with scrappy but endearing odes to teenage epiphanies, beach hangouts and getting high.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • Autobahn – Ulcer EP When’s it out? July 7 Spawned by the same scene that gave us Eagulls, Leeds’ Autobahn offer a similarly visceral experience. Their ‘Ulcer’ EP delivers their own take on the darkened sounds of post-punk, a short glimpse at what’s still to come from Yorkshire’s shadows.

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    Added: 07 Nov 2013

  • Eugene McGuinness – Chroma When’s it out? July 7 The always understated Eugene McGuinness returns with his third full-length album. On it, he takes influence from The Kinks, Bond theme tunes and Scott Walker, proving himself to be far more than merely a touring guitarist for Miles Kane.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • Manic Street Preachers – Futurology When’s it out? July 7 If you thought the Manics were getting mellow in their middle age after the release of 2013’s gentle ‘Rewind The Film’ then ‘Futurology’ is here to make you think again. Hints of sci-fi, slatherings of noise and post-punk grooves show James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore are far from slowing down and softening up.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • Sia – 1000 Forms Of Fear When’s it out? July 7 Sia Furler is prepping her first album in four years, a break that was prolonged with struggles in her personal life as she dealt with the prospect of fame. Now, after co-writing hits for Rihanna, David Guetta, Beyoncé and more, she’s back fronting her own material, which promises to be just as bright as the songs she’s given away to others.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • Viet Cong – Cassette When’s it out? July 7 Originally released on tape (hence the title) last year, the Calgary punks are re-releasing their much buzzed about record for those that missed it first time round. Backed by a story of jeopardy, injury and chaos, it sounds as bloodied and battered as the band ended up becoming. Dangerously brilliant.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • The Acid – Liminal When’s it out? July 7 Steve Nalepa, Adam Freeland and Ry X team up on ‘Liminal’, an album that grew out of the group’s just-for-fun EP, released earlier this year. With field recordings of eggs being whisked and jewellery clinking, it combines the experiemental with club beats, electronic hooks and feathery guitar slides to make something completely intoxicating.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • Slow Club – Complete Surrender When’s it out? July 14 The Sheffield duo have gone all sophisticated on us for album number three, switching twee for string sections and a grown up sense of glamour. Hear the results of their makeover when the finished thing is released next month.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • Honeyblood – Honeyblood When’s it out? July 14 Glaswegian duo Stina Tweeddale and Shona McVicar started off recording in their bathroom but they’ve since graduated to the studio of Interpol and The National producer Peter Katis, with whom they recorded their self-titled debut album, a raw, rough rattle through lo-fi riffs and tales of heartbreak and friendship.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • Jungle – Jungle When’s it out? July 14 Formerly anonymous, West London duo Tom McFarland and Joshua Lloyd-Watson look to justify all the hype that’s surrounded them since they first quietly shuffled onto the internet. Expect plenty of tropical treats from the two childhood friends.

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    Added: 09 May 2014

  • Morrissey – World Peace Is None Of Your Business When’s it out? July 14 The indie icon returns from a five year hiatus with the deliciously titled ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’. On it, he grapples with outdated ideas of masculinity, tax-avoiding upper classes and beat poetry to make one of his best records in some time.

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    Added: 12 May 2014

  • Big Deal – Sakura EP When’s it out? July 14 Alice Costelloe and KC Underwood provide a stop-gap between last year’s ‘June Gloom’ and whatever their next move is with the ‘Sakura’ EP. It boasts new songs and old, including fresh cut ‘Always Boys’ and a full-band version of ‘Talk’, previously released on their debut album ‘Lights Out’.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • Woman’s Hour – Conversations When’s it out? July 14 The London-via-Kendal group deliver a whole shedload of sultriness on their debut album. Siblings Fiona and Will Burgess underpin the quartet’s dreamy state with sad vocals and a sense of yearning that’s had people going weak at the knees since they first emerged.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • Richard Reed Parry – Music For Heart And Breath When’s it out? July 14 The Arcade Fire member goes it alone amidst Glastonbury headline appearances and world tours with the rest of the band. Don’t expect ‘Reflektor’ part two from Parry though. His first solo record is a strictly classical affair, showing there’s more than one string to this musician’s bow.

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    Added: 23 Jun 2014

  • Alvvays – Alvvays When’s it out? July 21 The Canadian group excelled at SXSW and Brighton’s The Great Escape earlier this year, marking them out as ones to watch. Their self-titled debut album proves they’ve got it on record as well as on stage, a shimmering record of twee, indie-pop magnificence.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • PS I Love You – For Those Who Stay When’s it out? July 21 Canadian group PS I Love You concoct art-punk riffs and glam scuzz in the vein of Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs. Expect heaps of yelping, urgent brilliance with a dose of rock’n’roll thrills on their new album.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • Jenny Lewis – Voyager When’s it out? July 28 The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman follows up her previous solo albums ‘Rabbit Fur Coat’ and ‘Acid Tongue’ with ‘Voyager’. It’s the first new music from the singer since her collaboration with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, ‘Completely Not Me’, soundtracked the closing credits on an episode of the latest series of Girls.

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    Added: 19 May 2014

  • The Family Rain – Hunger Sauce EP When’s it out? July 28 The trio of brothers swiftly return after releasing their debut album ‘Under The Volcano’ earlier this year. They’ll release four brand new songs at the end of the month, which were recorded in their hometown of Bath with The Maccabees and Royal Blood producer Tom Dalgety.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014

  • Public Access TV – Rebounder EP When’s it out? July 28 New Yorkers Public Access TV strike out with their debut release in July. Led by John Eatherly, the group have been touted as the most exciting to come out of The Big Apple in recent times, and these four tracks of Strokes-meets-Elvis-Costello garage–rock do a good job of backing up those bold claims.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2014