Hard to believe that it is nearly half way through 2015, but needless to say the year is still producing some great music for us to enjoy. And this week is no exception, as this new edition of My Four will reflect. So let me, Mark Sharpley, bring you the offerings of the new week. Beginning with…….
FAITH NO MORE
18 long years have passed since Album Of The Year was released, but this week Faith No More return to the musical fold with their brand new album, Sol Invictus. And it has been fair to say that speculation has been rife about the band and how long they will stick around for. Lead singer Mike Patton said himself that the band wouldn’t last beyond the reunion tour. But as the months and the shows went by, their outlook on doing new material had very much changed as is evident with this new release. Welcome back Faith No More, please feel free to stick around a bit longer. Available on the Reclamation Records label, this is the second single from the album called, “Superhero”. www.fnm.com
Second pick this week is Brandon Flowers, and the release of his second solo album, The Desired Effect. He is indeed best known as the lead singer for The Killers, but Flowers does enjoy a good solo outing. This album features some impressive guest artists such as Danielle Haim from Haim, Neil Tennant from The Pet Shop Boys, Bruce Hornsby from the Grateful Dead and Ronnie Vannucci from The Killers. It did take 5 years for this album to come out, due to the day job of recording with his band taking priority, but some things are indeed worth the wait. Available on the Island/Vertigo Records labels, this is the first single from the album called, “Can’t Deny My Love”. www.brandonflowersmusic.com
Third choice up this week is London based synthpop outfit Hot Chip, and their sixth studio album release, Why Make Sense?. The band have been around since 2000, and have been nominated for a Grammy award as well as the Mercury Music Prize. Band member Al Doyle also turned out for LCD Soundsystem too, and was with them right up until the band split. They also have a knack of doing quite a good DJ set too, with several remix albums and regular DJ tours all being part of the Hot Chip persona. A very underrated band that do deserve more recognition, and this album will go a long way to getting more plaudits. Available on the Domino Records label, this is the first single called, “Huarache Lights”. www.hotchip.co.uk
And the fourth choice this week comes in the shape of Tanlines, and the release of their new album, Highlights. Consisting of percussionist Jesse Cohen and guitarist/vocalist Eric Emm, the duo hail from Brooklyn, New York, and formed in 2008 after the pair worked on a song for Cohen’s then band, Professor Murder. A mixture of indie and electronic music, the duo have supported the likes of Julian Casablancas from The Strokes, The xx and Rick Ross. Their early days were mainly made up of remixing tunes for others, but here is a great chance for the music public to give them the time they deserve. Available on the True Panther Sounds record label, this is a cut from the album called, “Invisible Ways”. www.tanlinesinternet.com
And that is that for another week, join us next time for another dose of the four artists you need to know about, courtesy of Fourculture and My Four. Keep on keeping on!
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