New Music 21

Laura Marling has announced details of her third album ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’, it is to be released on September 12th and its sure to be fantastic. Have a watch of this for a little of what to expect. You can catch Laura at a number of festivals this summer including Cambridge Folk, Wilderness, Green Man, End of the Road and Camp Bestival. I also expect a UK tour around the release of the album.

Another band who have just announced details of a third album are Bombay Bicycle Club. After a fantastic debut with ‘I Had the Blues but I Shook them Loose’ and then a wonderfully folky follow up with ‘Flaws’ their third album looks to be somewhere between the two. This is Shuffle, which you can download from iTunes now.

And another band just announced an album, this time is the debut from Boy & Bear. I love this band and have written about them loads so am super excited that they are finally releasing an album. It’s called ‘Moonfire’ and will be released on August 5th, although this could be the Aussie release date so i’ll keep you updated if I find a UK one.

You can grab a free download of this Kyla La Grange song. It’s my favourite of hers so far. She continues to grow on me with each listen and I actually really really like this! Its called ‘I Could Be’ and its the b-side of single ‘Been Better’ out on Chess Club records on July 11th. On July 12th Kyla plays a show at the Lexington in London. She’s hotly tipped so get your tickets fast!

Lanterns on the Lake were my New Treat oh so long ago (well over a year now) when Hazel sent me some of their tunes via email. I thought they were wonderful and clearly some other people did too as they have since been signed to Bella Union and are getting lots of media attention. Their debut album ‘Gracious Tide, Take Me Home’ is out on September 19th on Bella Union. What a wonderful title. This song is ‘Almost There’ are you can get a free download of it as well as watching the wonderful video.

Lucy Rose is someone who I think is lovely. She has a new single coming out in August called ‘Middle of the Bed’ and this is the video from it. She is also playing a show at Cargo on July 5th. She seems to sell all her shows out so get tickets fast!

When I was chilling in the Crow’s Nest at Glastonbury, I was lucky to catch someone called Sweet Baboo who I had never come across before. He reminded me of a more playful Johnny Flynn. An excellent guitar player, good voice and wonderful, often quite hilarious songwriting. I think I’ll feature him as a New Treat soon, but heres a nice taster.

This is absolutely stunning Its from Birdy, who I believe is only 14 and is remanding a bit of a mystery at the moment. Despite getting request Radio 1 play and having Fearne Cotton as a fan. She is being pinned as the next Adele but I think this is nicer than Adele (although I am not a massive Adele fan anyway).

I also saw Sea of Bees play at the Crow’s Nest and loved them. I have posted about them before but feel I should put something up again, so this is Gnomes.


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