The recommended releases for 8 July feature a diverse selection running from electronica to hard rock by way of soul and folk, and all the finer for it. Aphex Twin continues his heady rush of releases in the last 18 months with Cheetah, available in all formats – even cassette! Biffy Clyro’s Ellipsis sounds very like them, no pretentious experimentation for the Biffy Boys and the album’s a belter. You’ll know Michelle Stodart from The Magic Numbers, but her second solo album is no retread: on it Michelle turns before our ears into a very fine songwriter. Róisín Murphy’s Take Her Up To Monto is a worthy follow up to the Mercury-nominated Hairless Toys, Hattie Briggs is a new and original voice in folk music, with Young Runaway amongst the finest folk releases so far this year. And Hundred Records favourites Larkin Poe have rebooted – or Reskinned – last year’s Kin with a rockier sound.
Album of the week, however, comes courtesy of The Avalanches. 16 years is a long time to wait, but Wildflower proves that the wait was worth it!
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