It’s June already and time for another dose of My Four with the artists
you need to know about with myself, Mark Sharpley. And we start the new month off with…
Cambridge electronica outfit Clean Bandit return this week with the release of their debut album, New Eyes. Formed in 2009, their sound is described as “fusion” combining classical music with dance. They have indeed scored two chart hits so far and this album has been widely tipped to do great things. Not bad for a band who nearly never got signed. Available on the Warner Records, this is the first single “Mozart’s House”.
Manchester indie veterans James are back with their new album, La Petite Mort. This is their 13th studio album and it seems they have come a little bit further from the classic days of “Sit Down” and “Come Home” and it wasn’t so long ago that they were touring with an orchestra and a choir. Nice to have you back, lads! Released on the Cooking Vinyl label, this is the single “Moving On”
More familiar to folk as the lead singer of goth greats Bauhaus, Peter Murphy releases his 10th solo album, Lion, this week. Produced by Youth, Murphy has described the record as “a mixture of The White Album, which goes into Helter Skelter and kind of I Am The Walrus type of arrangement stuff”. An interesting combo from the man who is hailed as the “Godfather of Goth”. Released on the Nettwerk label, this is the single “Hang Up”
KYLA LA GRANGE
And finally this week, it’s the turn of Kyla La Grange and her new album, Cut Your Teeth. Born in Watford, Kyla has released one album prior to the new one called Ashes and indeed gained a 2.1 in philosophy whilst studying at college. Oh, and there was also the small matter of headlining the Guardian New Band Of The Day gig in 2012. If you like electronica music, this is certainly for you. Released on the Sony Records label, this is the title track “Cut Your Teeth”.
And that’s it for this week! Join me next week for more hidden musical gems that you need to know about. Keep on keeping on…
— Mark Sharpley