It's that time of the week! Here are six of the very best artworks for this week's Creative New Music Friday including credits for all the creators involved.

1. Laura Stevenson – Laura Stevenson

Laura Stevenson's self-titled new release follows her 2019 career milestone The Big Freeze, celebrated for its “finely detailed, wrenchingly intimate songwriting”. It is a powerful and apt record that finds the acclaimed singer-songwriter charting some of the most turbulent states of her life.

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2. Andrea von Kampen – That Spell

Andrea von Kampen is an independent folk singer-songwriter based in Lincoln, Nebraska and That Spell is an emotionally evocative powerhouse. Cinematic and sweeping with literary references, reflections on nature and a dream-like, vivid lucidity, von Kampen works as an aural auteur building scenes with her rapturous voice and the plaintive plucks of her guitar strings.

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3. Hippo Campus – Good Dog, Bad Dream

This is the Minnesota five-piece's first new music since their 2018 sophomore album Bambi and Good Dog, Bad Dream is a collection of songs assembled a genuine sense of freedom and enjoyment. It’s a celebration of brotherhood, and the “all for one, one for all” mentality that has permeated Hippo Campus’ work since the very beginning.

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4. Nothing Noble – Modern Dismay

The unrelenting debut LP from Copenhagen’s Nothing Noble comprises back-breakingly bouncy grooves that dig themselves into your marrow by utilising oppressive atmospheres and insistent melodic lines that allow harmonic respite amidst the syncopation-heavy, energetic movements.

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5. Catbite – Nice One

Formed in May of 2018, Catbite is a four-piece ska band from Philadelphia. Influenced by the jolting energy of the Specials, the Selector’s edged lyrics, and Elvis Costello‘s love of melody, the group cranks out short, catchy tunes that usually have a deeper meaning.

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