Time for a round-up of our favourite new music this year I think.
I struggled to really pick stand outs. A fair bit that is good but I’m not sure anything head and shoulders ahead. I am hoping that with some delayed releases due to Covid we might get a better second half of 2020.
Anyway these are my best so far.
Bill Fay Countless Branches. Very folky, and very much Christian inspired neither if which would normally be quite my thing but this is beautiful song writing and lovely wistful performance from a man who is nearly 80. Back catalogue is interesting; Jeff Tweedy produced Who Is The Sender very fine.
Myrkur Folksange. Again really folky! Scandi trad songs with modern (and fantatstic) production and a vaguely gothic feel.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Sideways to New Italy. Aussie indie band like Real Estate but with attitude. Any album that contains the single Cars In Space is good enough for me, even if the rest is not quite as good.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Reunions. Fine country rock, his best album
Your go, let’s have some inspiration!