New releases com­ing this week­end

The Wokingham Paper - - LEISURE - By Dom Hur­rell, Ian Biles and Tyler Hal­lows from Be­yond The Down­load

WE’VE got four amaz­ing releases com­ing in store this Fri­day that you need to hear. Check out each re­lease be­low!

Melody’s Echo Cham­ber – Bon Voy­age

Melody’s Echo Cham­ber’s sec­ond al­bum fi­nally ar­rives af­ter more than five years since Melody Pro­chet’s de­but, and it’s cer­tainly been worth the wait.

Bon Voy­age is a mind-blow­ing mini-opus full to the gun­wales with sur­prises. It’s a capri­cious trip that builds ma­jes­ti­cally upon what Pitch­fork in 2012 called “en­chant­ing, psy­che­delic-tinged pop with just the right amount of the­matic dark­ness.” Made up of seven ex­pan­sive new tracks, it mar­ries Melody’s breath­less so­prano to the wildest sonic ex­cur­sions, al­ways pinned to an em­phatic, clat­ter­ing groove.

YUNO – Moodie

Moodie is such a New York record. It veers from Tame Im­pala psych-pop to wonky Vam­pire Week­end col­lege rock via back­packer hip hop.

It’s a col­lec­tion of songs that chimes with pop’s in­creas­ing lack of con­cern for genre. It’s the op­po­site of tribal, as multi-cul­tural and di­verse as a ride on the New York City sub­way, across all five bor­oughs. It can’t be at­trib­uted to one par­tic­u­lar ori­gin of sound or vi­sion.

Pro­tomar­tyr – Con­so­la­tion EP

Post-punk fourpiece Pro­tomar­tyr an­nounce the ‘Con­so­la­tion EP’, which they recorded in part with friend Kel­ley

Deal of The Breed­ers, out via Domino. The re­lease fol­lows last year’s fan and crit­i­cal favourite Rel­a­tives In De­scent, which saw it­self rated highly on nearly ev­ery 2017 end of year list.

Rolling Black­outs Coastal Fever – Hope Downs

It’s rare that a band’s de­but al­bum sounds as con­fi­dent and self-as­sured as Rolling Black­outs Coastal Fever’s Hope Downs.

To say that the first full-length from the Mel­bourne quin­tet improves on their buzz-build­ing EPs from the last few years would be an un­der­state­ment: the prom­ise those early releases hinted at is fully re­alised here, with ten songs of ur­gent, pas­sion­ate gui­tar pop that elicit warm mem­o­ries of bands past, from the Go-Betweens’ jan­gle to the charm­ingly lo-fi trap­pings of New Zealand’s Fly­ing Nun la­bel.

Don’t mis­take Rolling Black­outs Coastal Fever for nos­tal­gists though; ‘Hope Downs is the sound of a band find­ing its own col­lec­tive.

All these releases are avail­able in store from Fri­day 15th June, and on be­yondthe­do­wn­load.uk

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