A long awaited debut from Sigrid, Part 1 of a double bill from Foals, and a welcomed return from Dido – Fran picks the albums of the week.
Here at TRASH we understand you all lead a varied, busy life and we thank you for taking some precious time out of your schedules to check out our latest posts. As a reward to you we aim to choose three quality cuts from the vast array of new releases and save you, our dear readers, valuable time.
Sigrid – Sucker Punch
The Norwegian starlet has already made a big impression in the UK with hits like High-Five and Stranger, from a charismatic young artist who doesn’t feel pressured into flashing skin to wow the press.
Many, like myself, would have assumed she had already released an album, as she has seemingly been around for years. Sucker Punch has certainly been worth the wait and even with the drastic choice to omit High Five, her debut is more than just another throw away pop record. This collection can rival Carly Rae Jepson and Robyn as premium pop music that can cross the divide between sound-tracking a teen crush (Mine Right Now) to finding its way onto many elitist indie playlists (In Vain).
Foals – Everything Not Saved Will be Lost Part 1
Headliner acts are becoming repetitive; there are very few new acts who can headline a festival or sell out arenas. Foals are making a claim to become one of the biggest indie bands in the UK with their fifth album, Everything Not Saved Will be Lost Part 1. Bursting with what the kids down the skate park are calling “sick bangers”, Foals are one of the few bands who get better with age – even losing long-time bassist Walter Gervers hasn’t upset Foals’ stride. Here is an album full of dance-floor guitar riffs (On The Luna) and elegantly bombastic anthems (White Onions, In Degrees) – and to think, this is only part 1!
Dido- Still On My mind
Dido loves to take her time. (Guessing her fave drink is a Guinness.) It’s been six years since her last album, Girl Who Got Away, and this is only her fifth album since her 1999 debut, No Angel. Still On My Mind isn’t a fundamental change from the mid-paced Dido you will remember – she dabbles in electronica heavily on the album stand out Hurricanes, but throughout Dido sticks to what she is best at – engaging, steadfast and a talent for melodic-melancholy. More than just an album for Mothers Day.
So, that was our three cut choices of the weeks new releases – now get downloading/streaming/buying from an actual record shop and let us know what you think to these, or what other new albums you’re listening to this week.