CACTUS – TIGHTROPE
Cactus, the “American Led Zeppelin” (Atlantic Records, 1970) have returned with a new lineup, and a brand new album to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Stream • Purple Pyramid • 2021
THE FRATELLIS – HALF DRUNK UNDER A FULL MOON
Glasgow, Scotland’s The Fratellis (perhaps you recall 2006’s “Chelsea Dagger” being played at sporting events and in TV commercials) have just released their sixth studio album, Half Drunk Under a Full Moon. NME describes Half Drunk Under a Full Moon as “10 classy, lush songs audibly inspired by ‘60s girl group doo-wop”.
Stream • Cooking Vinyl • 2021
GLASVEGAS – GODSPEED
The second of three Scottish indie rock groups to release a new album this week. Glasvegas closes the 7½ gap between albums with the release of their fourth studio album, Godspeed.
Stream • Go Wow • 2021
THE SNUTS – W.L.
The Snuts are the third (in alphabetical order) of three Scottish groupsvto release an album this week (see: The Fratellis, Glasvegas above). They’ve released 15 singles and 2 mixtapes leading up to their debut album, W.L. Nine of those previously released singles have made it onto the 13-song W.L.
Stream • Parlophone Records • 2021
RYLEY WALKER – COURSE IN FABLE
Course In Fable is Ryley Walker‘s 10th album in seven years, including collaborative albums, and his track for track cover of Dave Matthews Band‘s unreleased The Lillywhite Sessions album. Giving the album a rating of 9 out of 10, The Line of Best Fit praises Course In Fable as “exciting, moving, beautiful and complex.”
Stream • Husky Pants • 2021