ALBUMS – MARCH – Adam Lowe
Jungle and drum ‘n’ bass legend Photek helms the latest mix by !K7. Crossing club-friendly genres throughout, this long-player features work by Photek himself, as well as Hot Toddy, Marco Effe, DLX, Sepalcure and Kromestar. Photek aims for an epic sound, and with this stunning mix, he certainly achieves it.
This EP from Navajo Youth is panoramic pop with touches of electronica from the 80s and today. With cadences of Passion Pit, Imogen Heap, Erasure and Patrick Wolf, this EP welcomes you to the stylish dark-side of popular music. Navajo Youth, in just four tracks, manages to do what many acts spend years trying to achieve: an edgy, clever aesthetic with mainstream appeal.
THE CIVIL WARS
The Civil Wars’ debut album reveals a raw, unique talent with sparse, heartbreaking melodies and equally restrained voices. Add blues, folk, Americana, country and classic into a pot, add gothic American South, and strip back all the fat. The result is Barton Hollow: understated, brooding and intimate conversations over haunting music.
The Great Expectations EP
The Great Expectations EP sees Scarlette unveil a new, rawer sounds, with fresh interpretations by Ash Howes (Texas) of live favourites ‘Hour of Sunshine’, ‘Cheatin’ Man’ and ‘Good Day’. There’s a stripped-back aesthetic, with a peppering of old school rock ‘n’ roll. Widescreen ballad ‘Good Day’ rests easily alongside Motown-influenced ‘Cheatin’ Man’, and the result is effortless, accomplished and addictive.