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