Hello and welcome once again to another edition of My Four. Before we start, I would like to give a massive thanks to Paul Davies for keeping you all informed and entertained whilst some of us were on holiday. But here I am back to let you know what’s hot this week. So let me, Mark Sharpley, give you the tale of this week’s tape.


Now back to a three piece outfit following the departure of Johnny Marr, The Cribs are the first choice this week with their new release, For All My Sisters. This is the first album not to be released on their long time record label, Wichita Recordings, but the brothers Jarman have still been busy writing and touring for this album. They even did headlining shows at the Truck Festival and Tramline Festival, with only the latter being named after a form of transport, whereas the former is a record label. Just clearing that up. The album is available now, and is on the Sonic Blew/Sony Red record labels. This is the single, “Burning For No One”.

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Washington’s very own Death Cab For Cutie are the next choice this week, with the release of their new album, Kintsugi. This album is the first without founding guitarist Chris Walla, though he did stick around to help get the record finished. This is also the first album that the band have used an outside producer on, Rich Costey in this instance, as Walla had also produced the previous efforts of the band. Nonetheless, this is the band’s eighth album and they look like being around for a good while yet. Available on the Atlantic Records label, this is the single, “Black Sun”.

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Now for a bit of French electro-house-synthpop in the form of Madeon, and the release of his new album, Adventure. Known to his parents as Hugo Pierre Leclercq, he once went under the alias of Deamon. You may remember him for Pop Culture, a mash-up of 39 songs that earned him 6 million hits on YouTube in literally a couple of days. He has done remixes for the likes of The Killers, deadmau5, Pendulum and Martin Solveig amongst others, and his own compositions have been featured on the FIFA 13 and 15 games console titles. All this has happened since he started making music at the age of 11. He is now 20 years of age, and making me feel very old. Available on the Columbia Records label, this is a cut from the album called, “Nonsense”.

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Our fourth choice of the week comes in the form of Liverpool indie rockers, Circa Waves, and the release of their new album, Young Chasers. And a very fledgling band they are, having only formed in 2013. And it was at Liverpool Sound City that the founding members, Kieran Shudall, Sian Plummer and Sam Rourke, were introduced to each other by mutual friends. Plummer has since departed, but the band went on to being Zane Lowe’s choice of Hottest Single in the World with “Stuck In My Teeth”, and they have been on the NME Awards Tour with the likes of Royal Blood, Interpol and Temples. And have had the honour of supporting The Libertines. An E.P. of the same name was released in 2014, but now the time has come to discover what these young chasers are all about. Available on the VirginEMI Records label, this is the title track, “Young Chasers”.

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That is your lot for this week, hope you enjoy this week’s selection and do indeed join us here next time as Fourculture brings you four more artists you need to know about. Keep on keeping on.

Mark Sharpley

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