New Brighton Albums – Nick Cave, Fujiya & Miyagi, British Sea Power, Emma Gatrill, King Porter Stomp and The Physics House Band

We do our best to keep on top of new tracks to share with you all, but it’s about time we made a separate post about new albums too. Some of these have been mentioned in passing already when tracks have come out in advance of the releases, but this will be the first mention for some of the others.

lovelycreatures_15-1-768x512The first of the new mentions is a best of from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. They’ve had a best of out before, all the way back in 1998, but this new release covers material from 1984 through to 2014. Lovely Creatures is out on May 5th and will come in a variety of packages – a double cd, a triple LP, a 3 cd + DVD package, and a limited edition which comes with a 256 page hardback book of photos and essays. In Nick Cave’s own words “There are some people out there who just don’t know where to start with The Bad Seeds. Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs. The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out. And there are those that didn’t make it, poor things. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves.”
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fuj-500x500The new self titled Fujiya & Miyagi album comes out tomorrow (7th April). We’ve already heard two thirds of this already with their 12” releases EP1 and EP2 – A third 12” is also coming out to complete the set. Despite the different ways that the EPs were written and recorded (read all about it in our interview with David Best) the album fits together really well and gives the impression of a band full of positivity (except perhaps for Extended Dance Mix).
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british-500x500The new British Sea Power album came out last Friday. It’s called Let The Dancers Inherit The Party, and includes Keep on Trying (Sechs Freunde) which we wrote about a few weeks back. There’s no proper Brighton date on the tour, but fellow Brightonians Black Honey are joining them at the gig at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 12th April, and there will be an acoustic set at Resident on 22nd April for Record Store Day (which they’re releasing a 7” of album tracks Bad Bohemian and Keep on Trying for).
 00000003610785_A01Emma Gatrill’s new release has come out on two labels – flau for the cd issue and Wilkommen for the vinyl. Cocoon came out 17th March and it the follow up to 2012’s Chapter I. The heart of the album is still Emma’s harp and vocals, but for the new album she plays not only the harp but clarinet, bass clarinet, synth, vibraphone, omnichord, guitar and bass. She’s also joined by two Moulettes and a host of other musicians to make a much richer album than her debut.
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a3617417359_16Sticking to the old release day of Monday, King Porter Stomp are putting their new album Way Back out at the start of next week (10th April). Monday’s no night for a party though, so the band are launching the album tomorrow night at The Haunt.
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C8rWvqqW0AAO8sIFinally, Mercury Fountain is the new mini album from The Physics House Band. It’s coming out on April 21st on Small Pond records, and will be followed up with a tour which finishes up at the Haunt on 11th May. They’ve already sold out of pre order versions of the black vinyl editions of the album, so just today they’ve announced a translucent red edition too.
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