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. James Blake - Friends That Break Your Heart
James Blake’s fifth album, Friends That Break Your Heart, has what he calls “a Ronseal title”. It’s all about the uneasy emotional terrain we find ourselves treading when friendships end.
2. Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under
Sam Fender has become well known for tackling hard-hitting subjects such as male suicide, violence and sexism—and now the Geordie rocker is back with his brand new album Seventeen Going Under, a stunning second outing.
3. Zoe & Cloyd – Rebuild
Blending authentically derived bluegrass, old-time country, klezmer and folk sounds, Zoe & Cloyd have developed a powerful distinctive approach to arrangement that gives each of Rebuild’s songs just the right treatment.
4. The Velveteers – Nightmare Daydream
Nightmare Daydream, the debut album from the formidable rock trio, The Velveteers, is the culmination of the raw power and electric voice of singer/guitarist Demi Demitro with the primal rhythm of her two drummers, Baby Pottersmith and Jonny Fig.
5. Alice TM – Little Body In Orbit
Alice TM is the queer artpop project of Alice Tolan-Mee. Throughout her debut album Little Body In Orbit Alice examines different types of love, finding room for both confession and retreat.
6. Howlin’ Rain – The Dharma Wheel
Howlin’ Rain has always bathed in unapologetically retro rock waters, shooting for that laser-lit, big arena sound as they recall a bygone time when full-length album journeys mattered. The Dharma Wheel was designed to transport the listener away from the pitfalls of the current world via elongated tunes as Howlin’ Rain dramatically plugs in and pushes onward.