YOUNG by Overcoats
"We believe there's something special about the music, and I can say I've never been more sure about something in my life," explained Overcoats' JJ in a recent interview with The 405's Ken Grand-Pierre. "With this record, we just know that there's something special about it, and especially the way we sing together. And to be honest, it's really hard to describe how it feels because the way it's materialised has been exactly how we've wanted to. The way we recorded the album is how we wanted to do it."
Stream the album below, or head here to check it out on Spotify. It's out now via Arts & Crafts.
Electric Lines by Joe Goddard
Joe Goddard of Hot Chip fame is all about consitency, and while we doubt Electric Lines will feature highly on any End of Year lists come this December, it's one of those records you'll stumble across in two months and go, "oh yeah, this is cool."
Stream the album below, or head here to check it out on Spotify. It's out now via Domino Records.
Love Is Love by Woods
"I originally thought that this year would be downtime," explains Jeremy Earl in a recent interview with Bandcamp. "We were in a swing where our album cycle was every two years. And then the election happened, and I found myself immediately inspired and writing songs. I had no intention of doing anything with it, it just felt like a natural reaction. It was the only thing I could do to help myself stay vaguely positive and not just lay in bed forever. It all happened very quickly. I talked to Jarvis on the phone two or three days after the election, and I told him that I hadn't managed to leave the house, that I'd just been sitting here, writing new music. A week later, we’re in the studio recording. We just went in there with that momentum of writing, recording, and releasing it all very quickly... to try and put some positive message out into the world. I feel like any little thing can help just now."
And it does help.
Stream the album below, or head here to check it out on Apple. It's out now via Woodsist.