At Today Radio there is only one thing we love more than new music, and that's GREAT new music!
So lend an ear and join Steve Miller (no, not that one!) as he tucks into his pick of some of this week’s most prominent music releases. You never know, your new favourite record may be in there!
Francis of Delirium - Blue Tuesday
Hot on the heels of their secret and sold-out gigs at Gudde Wellen, Luxembourg-based Francis of Delirium continue their meteoric rise with their latest release “Blue Tuesday”, a delightfully grunge-like slice of guitar driven pop rock which pivots away from recent introspections “First Touch” and “Real Love” but maintains all the quality we’ve come to to expect from Jana and crew. "Blue Tuesday" is available now from Dalliance - with album 'Lighthouse' due in Spring 2024. And you can check out Sam Steen’s recent interview with Jana right here.
Tkay Maidza - Won One
“Won One”, the latest cut from Zimbabean-born Australian singer-songwriter and rapper Tkay Maidza, continues a recent trend of new R&B music revisiting the merits and value of great production. Despite a fairly standard intro, the vocal and auditory flourishes which kick in confidently elevate “Won One” above the cut ‘n’ paste beats and presentation of most of the current R&B crop, placing it firmly into winning territory. “Won One” is available now through 4AD.
Martellos - West
Irish Duo Martellos continue to prod and poke their way around the alt-indie scene with their latest cut “West”. Dripping with DFA-worthy cowbells, LCD Soundsystem-like synths and Le Tigre-grade guitars, the influences here are exceedingly clear but still delightfully fresh. Playing a touch like an Irish Arab Strap on Red Bull, “West” sees Martellos developing into one of Ireland’s most exciting new acts.
Omah Lay - Holy Ghost
Nigerian singer-songwriter Omah Lay - aka Stanley Omah Didia - teases a new album with uplifting new cut “Holy Ghost”. Kicking off with delightfully layered harmonies floating over simple percussion, “Holy Ghost” quickly builds into a rhythmic, hypnotic and pulsating 3 minutes of joyful headspace. This one will keep you warm when it’s cold outside. Available from Sire Records.
Heartworms - May I Comply
Following up the Dan Carey produced “A Comforting Notion”, Heartworms - aka English auteur Jojo Orme and crew - return with another brilliantly icy slice of post-punk gothic-ness. Lifting off like a helicopter in pursuit of a movie villain, “May I Comply” features sinister guitar, angular bass and a wonderfully nonchalant vocal take from Orme. Kinda creepy. Kinda cool. Comply with Speedy Wunderground to get your fingers on this one.
If you've found some new tunes recently, have any recommendations for what we should be checking out, or simply have an earworm that you just can't shift, then why not drop us the details via WhatsApp (+352 621 525 000) and, as our esteemed colleague Stephen 'Steps' Lowe always says, if we have it - we'll play it!