Richard Dawson – Two Halves

The black-humoured Richard Dawson is a singer-songwriter, folk musician from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. His sixth solo album 2020 is due out 11 October on Records. Plus a beautiful music video, animated and directed by Lesley-Anne Rose.

Tags:  #avant-garde #folk

Juu & G. Jee feat. 鎮座DOPENESS x MMM 2ยาม Time 2 Yam「深夜0時、僕は2回火を付ける」

Out on  (based in Japan), Juu, G. Jee and Chinza DOPENESS update the 1960-70s popular Thai ‘Luk Thung’ genre with 21st Century hip hop and trap, drum machines and samples. Fresh and exciting! The ‘New Luk Thung’ album is available via Spotify and Bandcamp.

Tags#avant-garde #hip-hop/rap #non-english #trap #world-music

Björk – Features Creatures (The Knife Remix)

Fever Ray (Swedish singer-songwriter and record producer Karin Dreijer) has remixed Björk, Björk has remixed Fever Ray, and The Knife (Karin and xer brother Olof Dreijer) have remixed Björk. So much good music but I had to pick The Knife — they where my jam 2006–2010! This original Björk track comes from album Utopia, from which the previous SOTD Tabula Rasa also comes from. The three remixes will be officially released together by on 1st November 2019.

Tags#avant-garde #electronic #remix #scandinavian

Kutcha Butcha – Xander and the Desert Winds

Kutcha Butcha is the solo project of (four times Mercury nominee, and Polar Bear collaborator) Sebastian Rochford, where Seb writes/performs/produces/mixes everything himself. From the album NDYA, the first of four limited edition releases that Seb has planned for 2019 (the first on CD, the second being a download, the third on cassette and the fourth on vinyl). Out on (Seb’s own?) aptly named Half Baked Bread Records (because “Kutcha Butcha” literally means Half Baked Bread), NDYA is available from Bandcamp.

SHYGIRL – UCKERS

SHYGIRL is the South East London singer and DJ Blane Muise, who likes to mashup of garage, grime and general club vibes (and who is also an avid collector of precious stones and crystals according to Coeval Magazine). The new single ‘UCKERS’  has been produced Sega Bodega, and is available now on London based , with a £1 digital download at Bandcamp.

Tags#avant-garde #dark #electronic