It's been a while since I last posted on here but I'm back and here to plug to you some more of the best music around. Here are some excellent albums released last month which you may have overlooked:
Potty Mouth – Hell Bent
Potty Mouth are an American, all-female punk-rock band who’s phenomenal debut album Hell Bent has recently gained them critical acclaim. Their ‘I don’t give a fuck’ nonchalance combined with their witty lyricism and charm have made them stand out from the large crop of punk-rock bands who have popped up in the past few years. This album also contains some pretty catchy tunes including some of my favourite songs of 2013: The Spins (watch below) and Black and Studs.
PINS – Girls Like Us
Manchester band PINS’ debut is another essential punk-rock album which was released in September. Their fan base has been increasing over the past year following the release of their debut EP ‘LUVU4LYF’ and a string of electrifying live shows. This is one of the most honest and raw records you’re likely to hear all year.
Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister
The combination of hard-rock and pop is tough to pull of but Cardiff-based band Joanna Gruesome do it perfectly; their fast-paced production coupled, poppy choruses and boy-girl vocals make for 28 minutes of pure awesomeness.
VV Brown – Samson & Delilah
I know I already bigged this album up in my last post but it is so good that I feel a second mention is justified. After a disappointing debut and a shelved second album, VV Brown has come back fighting with this incredibly ambitious third album, Samson & Delilah. It features a divers range of (equally brilliant) tracks from the funky Grace Jones-esque The Apple, post-dub pulse raiser Igneous and the euphoric Ghosts. Highly recommended.
FKA Twigs – EP2
Although this is technically not an album, it is one of the best things I have heard this month. FKA Twigs is a mysterious South-London-based electronic artist who has sent the blog-o-sphere into a frenzy since her Water Me video dropped earlier this year. What we have here are 4 perfectly formed electronica tracks which suggest that her full-length album (due next year) will be very special indeed. Expect her to dominate the ‘Ones to watch in 2014’ lists.