Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 13/01/23

Album of the Week – 13/01/23

After a short break for Christmas, your undoubted favourite ‘Album of the Week’ slot is back!

Well, as you should expect for early January, things are relatively quiet but fear not, there are a few albums worth checking out! You can see the return of Belle & Sebastian below and also marvel at the return of Yorkie! In this album, James Yorkston teams up with Nina Persson of the Cardigans, along with his old friends in The Second Hand Orchestra.

Album of the Week – James Yorkston, Nina Persson and The Second Hand Orchestra – The Great White Sea Eagle

Yorkston and Sweden’s The Second Hand Orchestra had no real plans to do a follow up, but as James visited his studio in Cellardyke, Fife everyday in early 2021, he began to start writing songs on the piano as opposed to his usual guitar as he gazed upon the sea outside his window.

After sending the first five or six songs to Karl-Jonas Winqvist (the leader/conductor of TSHO), they began to discuss working on the music together. With Yorkston’s shift from guitar to piano, they thought about what other changes they could make to their process which led to the involvement of a guest singer and the legendary Nina Persson (The Cardigans) was brought into the fold.

Albums of Note:

Belle & Sebastian – Late Developers

— Leila Moss – Internal Working Model

— Velvet Negroni – Bulli

Albums Released – January 13th:

— AHAB – The Coral Tombs

— Alaskan Tapes – Who Tends a Garden

— Babytron – Bin Reaper 3 New Testament

— Banners – I Wish I Was Flawless, I’m Not EP

— Belle & Sebastian – Late Developers

— Billy Nomates – CACTI

— Circa Waves – Never Going Under

— COIL – Queens of the Circulating Library (Vinyl Reissue)

— Crooks & Nannies – No Fun EP

— Dropkick Murphys – This Machine Still Kills Fascists (Expanded Edition)

— EISREGEN – Grenzgänger

— Eric Clapton – The Complete Reprise Studio Albums – Volume II

— feeble little horse – Hayday

— Guts Club – CLIFFS/WALLS

— James Yorkston, Nina Persson and The Second Hand Orchestra – The Great White Sea Eagle

— Joesef – Permanent Damage

— Joshua Radin – though the world will tell me so, volume one EP

— Juni Habel – Carvings

— Leila Moss – Internal Working Model

— Love and Rockets – Express (Vinyl Reissue)

— Love and Rockets – Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven (Vinyl Reissue)

— Margo Price – Strays

— MOLLY – Picturesque

— Myron Elkins – Factories, Farms & Amphetamines

— Obituary – Dying of Everything

— poolblood – mole

— Rozi Plain – PRIZE

— The Subways – Uncertain Joys

— Tycho – Dive (Reissue)

— Unarmed – It’s Like That EP

— Velvet Negroni – Bulli

— Ville Vale (of HIM) – Neon Noir

— The xx – Coexist (Vinyl Reissue)

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