A new weekly feature for 2024 that hopefully will last more than a week. No detailed reviews, just a guide to what we'll be listening to this week.
Established British artists Marika Hackman and Bill Ryder-Jones have releases out early, with Hackman offering a reflective, raw and personal release with some beautiful instrumental arrangements, whilst Ryder-Jones' 'lechyd Da' is an absolute triumph, with melodic warmth and lovely contributions from a school choir. Swedish artist and producer Limandi weaves clever, intricate alt-pop trip-hop songs with persuasive lyrics on her debut 'FUCK. IT.', whilst it's a warm welcome back for post rock outfit Star of Heaven with a live recording of a concert they did last year, featuring 5 new songs from a forthcoming album - the production on this is really impressive.
Marika Hackman - 'Big Sigh'
Bill Ryder-Jones - 'lechyd Da'
Limandi - 'FUCK. IT.'
Star of Heaven - 'Slow Tour from Öregrund'
More next week.