New releases for 16 July 2021

Our star picks for this week start with Stephen Fretwell, who returns after an absence of 13 years with his long-awaited third album, Busy Guy. Described by Fretwell as “a song cycle of sorts”, the album examines the seasons of a life, exploring fatherhood, grief and rebirth with Fretwell’s trademark eloquence and wit. Busy Guy…

New releases for 26 October 2018

Our six treats for this week open with Aviary, the latest from Los Angeles composer Julia Holter. It’s an epic journey and her most breathtakingly expansive album yet. The follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2015 album Have You In My Wilderness is full of startling turns and dazzling instrumental arrangements. “Amidst all the internal and…