New Music Friday – August 5 2022

New Music Friday - August 5

This week’s New Music Friday features new album releases from Calvin Harris, The Interrupters, Mall Grab, Lee Bains + The Glory Fires, and Neil Young + The Promise of the Real. Happy listening!

“Day One” by Calvin Harris Ft. Pharrell & Pusha T

Album: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2


“Harris has returned to this sonic world with his sixth studio album ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2’ – but this time around he approached things differently. With ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1’, he shaped the songs in the same way he had dance and EDM tracks, creating electronic beats and then working with guest artists for vocal lines. For its sequel, though, he embraced live sounds. As he told Apple Music: ‘I want the layers and the grit and the dirt – and I don’t want everything to be mixed perfectly.’“

“Raised By Wolves” by The Interrupters

Album: In The Wild


In The Wild is without question the broadest album The Interrupters have ever released, and that evolution is certainly necessary for a band that are growing in stature in the rate that they are, yet it retains the grounded relatability, effervescent drive and world class hooks and songwriting that has made them the ska-punk band of the last decade.“

“Patience” by Mall Grab Ft. Nia Archives

Album: What I Breathe


“Mall Grab’s debut album ‘What I Breathe’ is steeped in the DNA of London. Whether it’s the spirit of jungle and grime that breathes through its tracks or the guest vocals of Novelist, D Double E and Nia Archives, the sounds of the city are emblazoned across the record. It could be surprising to learn, then, that Mall Grab is in fact the moniker of Jordon Alexander, a native of Newcastle, Australia.”

“The Battle Of Atlanta” by Lee Bains + The Glory Fires

Album: Old-Time Folks


“There’s nothing ham-fisted about the approach of Southern rockers Lee Bains & The Glory Fires. They’re very direct, but they’re skillful in what they do. On their new album ‘Old Folks’ their songwriting is direct and clear. You’re never in the dark as to what these songs are about, and you’re never confused about what Bains is singing. “
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“Field of Opportunity (Live)” by Neil Young + The Promise of the Real

Album: Noise & Flowers


“Compiled from their summer 2019 tour, this album stands as Young’s heartfelt tribute to Elliot Roberts, his friend and manager of over 50 years who passed away two weeks before the tour began. Eschewing Young’s work recorded with Promise Of The Real – or indeed anything written this side of 1995 – Noise & Flowers’ nine crowd pleasers offer exactly what that brilliant title suggests.“

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