NEW MU­SIC

THREE ALBUMS MADE FOR HIGH-SUM­MER COCKTAIL LOUNGING AND AFTERHOURS ADVENTURES.

GQ (Australia) - - THESOURCE -

THE XX, I SEE YOU

It’s the record we never thought we’d get to hear. But the highly an­tic­i­pated third al­bum from UK trio The XX has landed. Rich in slinky bass, sul­try down-tempo beats and a sur­pris­ing horn and per­cus­sion sec­tion on a few tracks, it de­liv­ers all the sexy Lon­don club beats we hoped for (and so much more). Out now

SOHN, RENNEN

Fans of James Blake in need of a New Year fix will fall for this al­bum by Lon­don-born, Vi­enna-based, Sohn. Packed with elec­tronic quiv­ers, stomp­ing and soul­ful re­frains and a tex­ture that, bear­ing in mind he’s said he only used “a hand­ful of in­stru­ments”, is moody and packs sur­pris­ing, sub­tle throw­backs to clas­sic Amer­i­cana road tunes. Out now

SAMPHA, PROCESS

He has one of those voices that just gets in your bones. Cou­ple that with a ma­jor tal­ent for beats, tex­ture and ra­zor-sharp pro­duc­tion, and you can see why Sampha is one of the most in-de­mand vo­cal­ists in the UK. Af­ter a cou­ple of EPS this al­bum’s been a long-time com­ing, and will no doubt be a warm up to his Aus­tralian tour. See you there. Out Fe­bru­ary 3. Sampha is tour­ing Brisbane, May 25; Sydney, May 27, 28; Melbourne, May 29; hand­some­tours.com

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