North Atlantic Explorers - Night Owls
Canadian chap/collective, first album in 7 years. Just really lovely sounding stuff. The first track has some lovely muted/singalong trumpets, and a little bit of a choir at the end, almost like a Lambchop song. Looking forward to listening to this.
Odezenne - 1200 Metres En Tout
I think my French is improving. Spotify says they autoproclamé that their sound is “musique botanique, romantique, et pathétique”.
They guested on one of the tracks from the great Mansfield.TYA album last year. Electro synthy Frenchness, sort of singing/talking/kinda rapping.
I know he doesn’t have the same “coolness” as he did with the first 3 EPs, but I’ll still definitely be checking out the new album Dawn FM from The Weeknd. I thought After Hours was great, so curious to know what this’ll be like.
I quite like Matt Berry’s music but find his distinctive ‘Matt Berry the comedy actor’ voice very distracting. So I like this single which features the voice of excellent new soul singer Emma Noble instead. It’s a cover of a 70s Swedish psych-funk track by Doris and is featured on Matt Berry’s new Toast of Tinseltown series.