By Jasmine Harrop
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - The Getaway
The successful veterans are back with their 11th LP, the sound projected one the record is the one that they have created for themselves Flea's bass anchoring the fuck-rock tracks. Production was offered by Danger Mouse. Josh Klinghoffer - guitarist - now quite at home in the bands official line up since the last album 'I'm With You' (2011) gifts a style that distinguishes tracks something not always evident on previous records. The band have been on a promotional tour the highlight of which is undoubtedly Carpool Karaoke with James Cordon.
Listen to 'The Getaway' here:
Jake Bugg - On My One
Now at 22 the musician who has seen success with his distinctive sound for his young age with his previous records, his third is released today. The title of the LP suggests that he has not lost his working class Nottingham origin 'On My One' being the city's slang for "on my own". Which is perhaps where his achievements have lead him, with the lyrics including big topics but with little substance like with the track 'Love, Hope and Misery'.
Listen to title track 'On My One' here:
Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room
It's been a long period of anticipation for her second album which is out today and see's the Birmingham export collaborating with the London Symphony Orchestra. They complement her sound on this uniquely winding and twisting record. There are further partnerships featured on 'Sing To The Moon's follow up, including rapper Wretch 32 illustrating her rich taste for experimentation.
Listen to 'Overcome' from 'The Dreaming Room' here:
Mumford and Sons - Johannesburg
The folk originating arena fillers offer an unusual for them mini-album, recored in a marathon session during their tour in South Africa in January and February. It saw them teaming up with Baaba Maal, The Very Best, and Beantenberg to produce 5 tracks with suitably African upbeat polyrhythms over the expected pop-rock structure.
Listen to 'There Will Be Time' from 'Johannesburg' here:
65daysofstatic - No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe
This is an ambitious production from the Sheffield electronic math rock instrumental group is to accompany and form the soundtrack/soundscape for the highly anticipated game 'No Man's Sky'. The game is set to break records with limitless exploration of planets within a detailed universe via a mathematic based algorithm - it could equate to 18 billion billion planets. Despite the release of the game being delayed the band has been long confirmed as the music provider as curators' favourite band.
Listen to 'Supermoon' live from 'No Man's Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe' here: