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 A new week is upon us, so let’s look at the new sounds
you need to be listening to with me, Mark Sharpley.
And we begin this week with…


Nile Marr’s musical outfit Man Made is up first with TV Broke My Brain. I reviewed this a couple of days ago and it is a staggeringly excellent album. But then again, when your father is Johnny Marr, the musical talent may already be there. Judge for yourselves and don’t let the father figure sway you! From the album, this is “Everything We Miss”.   Nile Marr on Facebook.


A lot of years have passed since The Pixies’ last album but they are back this week with the release of Indie Cindy. No Kim Deal on this album though, but it hasn’t stopped them from making the music that ignited grunge all those years ago. If only Sonic Youth would settle their differences…Available on the PIAS label, this is the single “Bagboy”.  | The Pixies on iTunes


Best known as the former lead singer of The Distillers and being Mrs. Josh Homme, Brody Dalle releases her new solo album, Diploid Love. This album has lost none of Dalle’s former musical incarnations and features collaborations with Nick Valensi of The Strokes and Shirley Manson from Garbage too, for those wondering where Shirley’s been for a while. The label of release is unknown at the time of writing, but this is the single “Don’t Mess With Me.”  | Brody Dalle on iTunes


Mentioned a few weeks back, Damon Albarn releases his first ever solo album, Everyday Robots, this week. You never know whats up Mr Albarn’s sleeves music wise (Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad & The Queen), but this time he has teamed up with Brian Eno and features the Leytonstone City Mission Choir for good measure and it promises to be a corker. Available on the Parlophone/Warner/XL labels, this is the single “Heavy Seas Of Love”.  | Damon Albarn on iTunes



And that’s about your lot for this week! Come on ’round again next week and get your musical fix. Keep on keeping on!

— Mark Sharpley
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