NEW 2023 ALBUMS – Veteran Indies With Their 16th Named ‘THIS STUPID WORLD’

Coming up

4 December 2022

(Press photo)

Who: Veteran indies from Hoboken, New Jersey
Active: 1984-present / 17 LPs (the new one included)

Release: 10 February 2023
Pre-order: here.

Info via the band’s label Matador Records.

“The most live-sounding Yo La Tengo album in years. Times have changed for
Yo La Tengo as much as they have for everyone else. In the past, the band has often worked with outside producers and mixers. In their latest effort, the first full-length in
five years, This Stupid World was created all by themselves. And their time-tested judgment is both sturdy enough to keep things to the band’s high standards, and nimble enough to make things new. At the base of nearly every track is the trio playing all at once, giving everything a right-now feel. There’s an immediacy to the music, as if the distance between the first pass and the final product has become more direct.”

First single: FALL OUT

YO LA TENGO: Bio – Discography – Instagram – Facebook

New Albums In 2023 – THE GO! TEAM With Their 7th One – ‘GET UP SEQUENCES PART TWO’

Coming up

2 December 2022

Artwork new album

Who: Brighton’s exhilarating soul/funk/pop 6-piece band
Active: Since 2000 / 7 studio albums (including new one)

Release: 3 February 2023 – pre-order info here

It features guest appearances from Apples In Stereo’s Hilarie Bratset,
Lucie Too’s Kokubo Chisato, Neha Hatwar, the Star Feminine Band, Nitty
, and more.

Ian Parton (the band’s founder): “Get Up Sequences Part Two is an
international patchwork. A global fruit salad. A United Nations of Sound.”

Singles/clips (so far): Divebomb / Look Away, Look Away / Whammy O

Featuring The Star Feminine Band


THE GO! TEAM: Facebook – Instagram – Website

New Albums In 2023 – Scottish Dance-Funk-Punk Trio YOUNG FATHERS With ‘HEAVY HEAVY’ In February

What’s up?

30 November 2022

Artwork album

Who: Blood-tingling Scottish dance-funk-punk trio that made a grand entrance
on the music scene when they won the 2014 Mercury Prize (an annual music
prize awarded for the best album released in the United Kingdom) with their
debut album Dead.

New album: HEAVY HEAVY – their 4th LP
Release: 3 February 2023. Pre-order info here.

(Press photo YF – FB)

Info: Written and recorded over the course of three years, the longest time taken
on a Young Fathers album, Heavy Heavy is a tour de force from the Edinburgh trio.
An overarching theme of being human can be felt throughout the ten track album, exploring the feelings of euphoria and rush of emotion experienced at the end of a struggle, a sense of fulfilment as a result of the toil and hard graft that life throws at everyone. An unashamedly soulful and heartfelt album, where the drums set the
scene throughout to transport the listener to a place of celebration and awakening.

Singles (so far): I Saw / Geronimo

– I SAW –
Stunning stomper

Trip-hop lullaby

YOUNG FATHERS: Facebook – Instagram

New Albums In 2023 – LADYTRON With ‘TIME’S ARROW’

What’s up?

29 November 2022

Who: British electro act named after a Roxy Music
track of their 1972 debut LP
Active: 1999-present / 7 studio LPs (new one incl.)

New album: TIME’S ARROW
Release: 20 January 2023 via Cooking Vinyl

“The scouse natives show off everything that hard earned fans can count
on – crystalline melodies enveloped in icy textures and rippling arpeggios –
with touches of indie pop, shoegaze, disco, and industrial music.”

Singles/clips (so far): City Of Angels / Misery Remember Me



LADYTRON: Facebook – Instagram

New Albums In 2023 – Pittsburgh Punks ANTI-FLAG Drop 19th Album ‘LIES THEY TELL THEIR CHILDREN’ In January

Coming up next year

27 November 2022

Who: Proto punks from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Active: 1988–1989, 1992–present
LPs: 13, including the new one

Release: 6th January 2023
Pre-order info: here

ANTI-FLAG: “The album itself is the first conceptual album the band has ever done, spawned out of a compulsive need to not just comment on the dystopian corporate wasteland we all face but to trace it back to the origin of this fate; the political policies, laws, cultural shifts, and lineage of injustice that have led us to the world we live in today. Like the band itself, of course the album is an anti-war statement both in the literal and figurative sense. This is an important moment in history and demands an urgent response, but we thought it was also important that we retrace our footsteps to the beginning of these issues. In order to better understand how to eradicate climate devastation, imperialism, war based economics, systems predicated upon racism, and the increasing belief that these things do not even exist, you have got to take people to the source. This idea is the crux of The Lies They Tell Our Children; put this wretched history in their face and demand their empathy.”


Singles (so far): Laugh. Cry. Smile. Die. / The Fight Of Our Lives/
Imperialism / Modern Meta Medicine / NVREVR






All 5 together on Spotify

ANTI-FLAG: Facebook – Bio – Discography

New Albums 2023 – SMASHING PUMPKINS With 33 Songs On ‘ATUM: A Rock Opera In Three Parts’

Coming up next year

25 November 2022

Chicago‘s bombastic veteran rockers THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
orchestrated by Billy Corgan are ready to make new noise in 2023.

Next year, on 23 April, they’ll launch a new longplayer, named
ATUM: A Rock Opera In Three Acts with no less than 33 songs,
which will be revealed one at a time chronologically via a new
podcast called Thirty-Three With Billy Corgan leading up to the
album’s distribution.

The lead single is a piece named BEGUILED.
A mid-tempo banger with a rotating heavy metal riff.

C’mon, Billy, smash it…

On Spotify

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS: Facebook – Instagram

JACK WHITE With His Seven Nation Army On The Roof In Soho London

23 November 2022

Former white stripe JACK WHITE released not one,
but two longplayers this year. Entering Heaven Alive
and my fav one Fear Of The Dawn.

Last year, in September, he played a surprise gig on the balcony
of a rooftop in Soho London to celebrate the opening of his new
Third Man Records store down the road. To let all of his fans enjoy
he now promised a kive registration album of the event.
Details to follow.

Meanwhile here’s a rooftop taster.

Seven Nation Army

JACK WHITE: Facebook – Instagram

Still Lust For Life – 75 Year Old IGGY POP Has His 19th LP Out In January 2023

Upcoming longplayers

10 November 2022

No retirement for the 75-year-old Punkfather.
His new – 19th – LP, named EVERY LOSER lands
on 6 January 2023. It follows his 2019 album Free.

Lots of big collaborators joined Pop in the studio, such as Blink-182’s
Travis Barker, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan,
Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro
, and also the late
Taylor Hawkins, it became one of his last recordings

A couple of weeks ago we got that first smashing single
called FRENZY. A motherfucker of a metal punk torpedo.


I’m in a frenzy
Fucking prick
I’m in a frenzy
Goddamn dick


01 “Frenzy”
02 “Strung Out Johnny”
03 “New Atlantis”
04 “Modern Day Rip Off”
05 “Morning Show”
06 “The News For Andy”
07 “Neo Punk”
08 “All The Way Down”
09 “Comments”
10 “My Animus Interlude”
11 “The Regency”

IGGY POP: Website – Facebook – Instagram

French Electro Pop Collective PHOENIX Have New Album ‘ALPHA ZULU’ Out

6 November 2022

Who: French eletro-pop collective
Active: 1995-present / 7 studio LPs (new one included)

New album: ALPHA ZULU
Released: 4 November 2022

NME: “The French band recorded their seventh album amidst splendour in
Paris’ Louvre Palace, and the museum’s varied, often stunning, artefacts seep
into their ever-consistent songwriting… It’s like wandering the halls of the band’s
own personal gallery, a stroll through time, and a chance to see some of their
most glistening pieces yet up close.”
Score: 4/5.

Singles/clips: Tonight / Winter Solstice / Alpha Zulu




Stream the full album here…

PHOENIX: Facebook – Instagram All Albums

JOHN CALE Announces New Album ‘MERCY’ And Shares Track ‘STORY OF BLOOD’ Feat. WEYES BLOOD

19 October 2022

No retirement for the 80-year-old JOHN CALE.

The Welsh icon just announced the release of his 17th solo longplayer. It’s called MERCY and lands on 20 January 2023 via Double Six/Domino. Cale already shared a taster with first single Night Crawling a few weeks ago.

The album features a cool club of guests. Animal Collective, Sylvan Esso, Laurel Halo, Tei Shi, Actress, and yes, Fat White Family too. The news comes with a another new track named STORY OF BLOOD. A 7-and-a-half minute piano ballad featuring American songstress Weyes Blood who co-sings at times.

It comes with a bloodcurdling video clip.

Watch/listen here…

JOHN CALE: Website – Instagram