Artist: Radical Face
Release: The Family Tree: The Leaves
More than 10 years ago, Radical Face started crafting the story of a fictitious, sometimes otherworldly 19th century family called The Northcotes. He brought these characters to life in a three-part album series he created and recorded alone in Jacksonville, FL. Certain instrumentations & melodies were used to represent various “family members” and each album was recorded using only the instrumentation available during the era represented. A natural storyteller, Cooper turns fiction into music.
Artist: Lisa Simone
Release: My World
Label: Sound Surveyor Music
Proud daughter of Nina Simone, Lisa had a singular path. She started her career by performing with the Spanish star Raphael all over the world for a few years. The United States will recognize her later on, with the acidjazz famous band Liquid Soul ( nominated during the Grammy Awards )
Broadway’s stage is going to be a real springboard to success for te one who used to be called Simone. She stared in several shows ( Rent, Aïda, The Lion King ), and reached a well-deserved acclaim while receiving the National Boradway Theater Award ( Best Actress in a Musical ).
Label: Sonic Cathedral
Genre: Indie Rock
Spectres release a new album, ‘Dead’, on March 25. That’s Good Friday, and it will see the songs from the Bristol band’s hugely acclaimed debut ‘Dying’ nailed to the cross by Mogwai, Factory Floor, Hookworms, Richard Fearless (Death In Vegas), Andy Bell (Ride), Robert Hampson (Loop) and many more.
Artist: Various Artists
Release: Sharp And Ready
Label: Tru Thoughts
“A thriving new generation of UK based sound systems that, whilst still recognising the speaker staples of Dub, Reggae and Dancehall, incorporate Jungle, Hip Hop, Grime and all points in between to create a sound that’s original, indigenous and absolutely infectious.” – MERCURY PRIZE RECOMMENDS
Out 25th March, the Sharp And Ready Compilation showcases nine recent releases issued via Tru Thoughts’ UK Sound System Culture platform Sharp And Ready, and surfaces two new exclusive cuts including one from legend Benjamin Zephaniah, The Sea and Yaz Alexander. Representing a selection of Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and Jungle sounds, the compilation highlights the biggest tracks and remixes from Ghost Writerz, Ed West & RTKal, Quantic, Sleepy Time Ghost, Jago and Pete Cannon across the past year.