Music to our Ears
With the festival season fast approaching, we get in the musical mood with our top three releases this month
Muse - Drones
The Teignmouth trio are back with their seventh studio album - Drones. Harking back to their guitar, bass and drums grass roots, Muse have shunned the synth-pop gimmicks and instead produced an album that focuses on the concept of losing empathy. Drawing on Orwellian and Huxley-esque dystopian themes, frontman Matt Bellamy has dubbed this their ‘best album’. Now all we need is a tour.
Mika - No Place in Heaven
It’s been eight years since his first album Life in a Cartoon Motion won plaudits, and now Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Mika has returned with an offering that couldn’t be more different from his debut. While his second and third albums, The Boy Who Knew Too Much and The Origin Of Love respectively, both hinted at a musical transformation, this year’s work will leave you in no doubt. The track selected for video release, Last Party, is directed by fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh and its moody black and white montage footage is a far cry from Mika’s early days. Grace Kelly is all grown up.
Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool
The North London indie rockers will be releasing their hotly anticipated debut album on the 22nd June. A mix of folk and grunge, singer Ellie Rowsell has hinted that the band enjoy experimenting with different genres and explains that they strive to ‘match the emotion of the songs in how they’re performed and recorded’. As Wolf Alice gear up for the festival season we look forward to their September tour. As well as a whole host of venues across the UK, Glasgow’s ABC and the London Brixton Academy look set to be sell outs.