Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 02/09/22

Album of the Week – 02/09/22

It’s September, so the silly season has come to an end? You’d think, wouldn’t you? This week is as slow as they come but there are a few lovely albums to keep you entertained. These include…. The Amazons (How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me?), Sohn (Trust) and Nina Nesbitt (Älskar).

There are also a few interesting Irish releases, with Two Door Cinema Club (Keep On Smiling), and also the man from Kerry that scooped our top prize!

Album of the Week – Junior Brother – The Great Irish Famine

Following both a global pandemic and an acclaimed, landmark debut album, inimitable Irish Alt-Folk act Junior Brother returns today with details of his new album “The Great Irish Famine”. The album comes on the heels of his lauded 2019 album “Pull The Right Rope” and is out 2nd September via multidisciplinary Irish label Strange Brew.

An idiosyncratic, challenging and richly lyrical singer/ songwriter, Junior Brother is the pseudonym of Co. Kerry, Ireland singer Ronan Kealy. Chosen as The Irish Times’ Best Irish Act of 2019 and nominated for the 2019 Choice Music Prize for Album of the Year, Junior Brother has built a rabid following thanks to unmissable live shows, and music both excitingly forward-looking and anciently evocative. His strange stories unfold with reckless abandon upon a distinctive guitar and foot tambourine accompaniment, influenced as much by the avant-garde as music from the Middle Ages and his home place in rural Ireland.

Albums of Note:

— Two Door Cinema Club – Keep On Smiling

— Nina Nesbitt – Älskar

— Sohn – Trust

September 2nd:

— The Amazons – How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me?

— Ayka – Eleven EP

— Armani Caesar – The Liz 2

— Bitchin Bajas – Bajascillators

— Creature Canyon – Remarks

— Coma Girls – No Umbrella For Star Flower

— George FitzGerald – Stellar Drifting

— The Front Bottoms – Theresa EP

— The HU – Rumble of Thunder

— Jeremy Warmsley (of Summer Camp) – American Daydream

— Jon Pardi – Mr. Saturday Night

— King Buffalo – Regenerator

— Kris Kristofferson – Live at Gilley’s – Pasadena, TX: September 15th, 1981

— Lean Year – Sides

— Lee “Scratch” Perry – King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive)

— Megadeth – The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!

— Motel Radio – The Garden

— Nina Nesbitt – Älskar

— Novelists – Déjà Vu


— Pale Blue Eyes – Souvenirs

— Parker Gispert (of The Whigs) – Golden Years

— Roxy Music – The Best of Roxy Music (Vinyl Reissue)

— S. Raekwon – I Like It When You Smile EP

— The Schizophonics – Hoof It

— SOHN – Trust (Digital Release)

— Stereolab – Pulse of the Early Brain [Switched On Volume 5]

— Teens In Trouble – Teens In Trouble EP

— Tom Chaplin (of Keane) – Midpoint

— Two Door Cinema Club – Keep On Smiling

— Unloved – The Pink Album

— Warmduscher – At the Hotspot EP

— The Wonder Years – The Hum Goes On Forever



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