Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 20/03/20

Album of the Week – 20/03/20

In one of the strangest weeks in living memory, we still have some good things in life to focus on and one of them is music! There are some exciting new albums this week, including Moaning (Uneasy Laughter) and James Righton (The Performer). The album of the week goes to a man who is slowly moving out of the shadow of his father!

Album of the Week — Baxter Dury – The Night Chancers

Everyone now, sing it with me –

“C’est n’est pas mon probleme
Je ne suis pas ton chien”

“Failed Fashionistas, Instagram voyeurs, jilted Romeos, reeking insecurity, the willingly self deluded, the comically unware, the Night Chancers… “Baxter Loves You”.

Baxter Dury will be releasing his brand new album “The Night Chancers” on March 20th, 2020 through HeavenlyRecordings. The album was co-produced by long time collaborator Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, John Grant, Artic Monkeys) and Baxter, and was recorded at Hoxa studiosWest Hampsteadin May 2019.

From thrilling affairs that dissolve into sweaty desperation (Night Chancers) to the absurd bloggers, fruitlessly clinging to the fag ends of the fashion set (Sleep People), via soiled real life (Slum Lord) social media –enabled stalkers (I’m not Your Dog) and new day, sleep –deprived optimism (Daylight), the record’s finely drawn vignettes, are all based on the corners of world Dury has visited.

Baxter says “Night Chancers is about being caught out in your attempt at being free”, it’s about someone leaving a hotel room at three in the morning. You’re in a posh room with big Roman taps and all that, but after they go suddenly all you can hear is the taps dripping, and all youcan see the debris of the night is around you.Then suddenly a massive party erupts, in the room next door. This happened to me and all I Could hear was the night chancer, the hotel ravers”.

Albums worth Exploring –

— The Slow Readers Club – The Joy of the Return

— Moaning – Uneasy Laughter

— James Righton (of Klaxons) – The Performer

Albums Released on March 20th:

— Adam Lambert – Velvet

— Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Jazz is Dead

— Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç – Draupadi Unleashed

— Alicia Keys – ALICIA

— Ailocha – Naked

— The Animen – Same Sun / Different Light

— Arandel – InBach

— Arbouretum – Let It All In

— Art of Shock – Dark Angeles

— Áslaug – Áslaug EP

— Assembler Code – Generator EP

— Baxter Dury – The Night Chancers

— Becca Stevens – Wonderbloom

— Bray & the Dens – Stingray

— Brain Stem – Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage 2 EP

— Bulls – Then We Die

— Carla Olson – Have Harmony, Will Travel 2

— Caskets Open – Concrete Realms of Pain

— Chris Moyse – Bitter Ballads & Cynical Prayers

— Conan Gray – Kid Krow

— David Clayton-Thomas – Say Somethin’

— Death on Fire – Ghost Songs

–– Def Leppard – The Early Years 79-81

— Delta Rae – The Light

— Donnie Castle – Donnie II

— dumama + kechou – juju

— Dylan Lawrence – Garden of the Ghosts

— Elliot Moss – A Change in Diet (The Remixes) EP

— Eliza & The Delusionals – A State of Living in an Objective Reality EP

— Emmrose – Hopeless Romantics EP

— Emmy Wildwood – Heavy Petals

— Escuela Grind – Indoctrination

— Evolution Eden – Audio Therapy

— Eye Flys – Tub of Lard

— Fool’s Ghost – Dark Woven Light

— Game Theory – Across the Barrier of Sound: PostScript

— Gaylord – Wings Of The Joyful

— Gordon Lightfoot – Solo

— Grateful Dead – June 1976

— Grave T – Silent Water

— Grift – Budet

— GusGus – Remixes Are More Flexible Part 2

— Half Hearted – Half Hearted

— HÄLLAS – Conundrum (Physical Release)

— Hare Squead – Superweird EP

— Harold Mabern – Mabern Plays Mabern

— Haru Nemuri – Lovetheism

— Helen Money – Atomic

— Helion – The Great Fall

— Hell Obelisco – Cyclopian

— High Tone Son of a Bitch – Lifecycles: EPs of HTSOB

— Hyborian – Volume II

— Ian William Craig – Red Sun Through Smoke

— Irreversible Entanglements – Who Sent You?

— J Balvin – Colores

— James Righton (of Klaxons) – The Performer

— Juno Mamba – Light Echoes EP

— Kavorka – Internal Rituals

— Kelsea Ballerini – kelsea

— Kid Be Kid – Lovely Genders EP

— Låpsley – Through the Water

— The Legendary Ingramettes – Take a Look in the Book

— Lili Refrain – Ulu

— Lost Legacy – Front Line

— Lyra Pramuk – Fountain

— Mapache – From Liberty Street

— Marks – Endgame

— Mary Bridget Davies – Stay With Me: The Reimagined Songs of Jerry Ragovoy

— Mass Hysteria – Best Of Live at Hellfest

— Matt Wilson & His Orchestra – When I Was a Writer

— Medico Peste – ב : The Black Bile

— Mipso – Edges Re-Run EP

— Moaning – Uneasy Laughter

— Mute Duo – Lapse in Passage

— Myrkur – Folkesange

— Neck of the Woods – The Annex Of Ire

— Neorhythm – Terrastory

— No Raza – Transcending Material Sins

— Ockra – Infinite Patterns EP

— Onipa – We No Be Machine

— O Zorn! – Your Killer

— Paul Chin – Full Spectrum

— Pavey Ark – Close Your Eyes and Think of Nothing

— Pedro – Da Linha

— Phantom Posse – Forever Underground

— Pretty Lightning – Jangle Bowls

— Prolaps – Pure Mud Volume 7

— QRTR – Drenched

— Raider – Guardian of the Fire

— Ratgrave – Rock

— Ravenscroft – See Through

— Redwood Hill – Ender

— Ricardo Richaid – Travesseiro Feliz

— Roger Eno and Brian Eno – Mixing Colours

— Ruinas – Ikonoklasta

— San Mei – Cry EP

— Sea Wolf – Through a Dark Wood

— Skalpel – Highlight

— The Slow Readers Club – The Joy of the Return

— Social Animals – Best Years EP

— Sons of Disaster – Cursed

— Staghorn – Corvus IV

— Strange Majik – 20/20

— Sure – 20 Years

— Tenside – Glamour & Gloom

— Tethra – Empire of the Void

— TOKiMONSTA – Oasis Nocturno

— Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela – Rejoice

— Virocracy – Irradiation

— Wall of Palemhor – D.R.A.M.A.C.O.R.E.

— The Weeknd – After Hours

— Whoresnation – Mephitism

— The Wild – Still Believe in Rock and Roll

— William Wild – Push Ups

— Yael Naim – Nightsongs

— Yakima – Go Virtually EP

— Zebra Katz – Less is Moor

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