Kristine England

Nov 30, 2021

IDLES 

INDISPENSABLE NEW MUSIC PICKS

November 2021

Kristine England

November 30, 2021

IDLES 

Crawler

Idles are BACK. And they are still really pissed off, lucky for us.

"Crawl!"

Curtis Harding 

If Words Were Flowers

Curtis Harding’s latest is topical without being irrationally angry, classic without sounding old, uplifting without being sappy. It’s soulful, groovy, and it’s on constant rotation here at IM.

"Hopeful"

Kills Birds 

Married

This LA punk trio caught the attention of Dave Grohl who invited them to record their second album at his very own studio. The critics seem pretty taken with it.

"Cough Up Cherries"

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss 

Raise The Roof

Robert Plant has teamed up once again with Alison Krauss for a new collection of cover songs, produced by T. Bone Burnett. This performance was streamed globally from the Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville.

"Searching For My Love"

The Acharis 

Blue Sky / Grey Heaven

The Shoegaze (yes, that’s a genre) duo from Oakland has released a full-length follow-up to 2017’s debut EP, Lost in the Vortex. They remain captives in their dark and fuzzy whirlwind of sound.

"False Positive"

Portico Quartet

Monument

I discovered UK’s Portico Quartet when writing for Rosie G. at playMYmusic.FM. The group fuses elements of jazz, electronica, and ambient music. Its latest release tones down the ambient in favor of more electronica and percussion to create its sonic textures.

"Monument"

Deep Purple

Turning To Crime

Deep Purple releases its 22nd studio record, an album of covers.

"Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu"

Lindy-Fay Hella & Dei Farne

Hildring

Intriguing sounds from Norway. Lindy-Fay Hella teams up with  Dei Farne (Roy Ole Førland and Ingolf Hella Torgersen) to create ambient, yet highy percussive soundscapes. It's quite compelling.

"Hildring"