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#NewMusicFriday 12.10

Posted on Friday 12th October 2018 at 16:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

Hurray – it’s Friday!! Gigantic’s passion for music knows no bounds and we are always so very excited to hear the latest tracks. #NewMusicFriday brings you the very best new singles and albums, condensing all the need to know info plus compiling them into the soundtrack of your weekend. We even have tickets to see the songs being performed live too!

So, make sure you always stick with Gigantic!





BC Camplight 'I'm in a Weird Place Now'

The deceptively bright sound of New Jersey songwriter BC Camplight (AKA Brian Christinzio) masks a dark undercurrent of angst, struggle and frustration with a world he often finds himself at odds with.

Having relocated to his adopted home of Manchester after various complications with immigration, Christinzio is now faced with the prospect of deportation once again thanks to the uncertainty of BREXIT. With this prospect weighing heavy on his mind, Christinzio has penned the single ‘I’m In A Weird Place Now’ taken from the album ‘Deportation Blues’.

Haunting and reflective, ‘I’m In A Weird Place Now’ is the account of a man fraught having been forced to reconcile his personal circumstances with Kafkaesque ever changing regulations, as the familiar surroundings become unstable and in constant flux.

BC Camplight tickets are currently on sale.






Jess Glynne – ‘Always In Between

Three years after the release of her monumental debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ which sold over two million copies worldwide and established her as a true pop sensation, Jess Glynne is back with her stunning second studio album ‘Always In Between’.

Drawing deep into her soul influences but firmly rooted in pop, ‘Always In Between’ is Glynne’s account of rising to fame as a young woman, marvelling at the world around her and the challenges of striking the balance between success and real life.

Including the massive hit singles ‘Hold My Hand’, ‘Take My Home’ and ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’, there can be little doubt that this will be a best seller and likely be top the albums charts all around the world this time next week.

Jess Glynne tickets are currently available.



John Grant – ‘Love Is Magic

Love Is Magic’ is the fourth album from Denver based musician John Grant. Centred more around electronica than his previous work, Grant knew this was the right direction but was uncertain how to achieve it and believed his latest material “is closer still to how I’ve always wanted my records to sound, but I didn’t know how to go about it”.

So, Grant brought in producer Paul Alexander and engineer Benge (Ben Edwards) to craft a record which is pithy, pissed off and political aware. While his take on synthpop may not be exactly ready for the dancefloor, Grant certainly knows how to create vital listening.

John Grant tickets are currently available.



Kurt Vile – ‘Bottle It In

Everyone loves Kurt Vile! Having been away for three years, the Pennsylvanian songsmith makes his welcome return having spent his time at various recording sessions all around America and playing gruelling long tours to finally produce his latest LP ‘Bottle It In’.

Vile explains that he is “hypersensitive to the world, my brain gets scattered pretty quick” which may account for his need to constantly be on the move. ‘Bottle It In’ also sees a development in his lo-fi folk style as he frequently leaps off into expansive guitar led epic journeys, peppered with witty observations and psychedelic musings.

Kurt Vile tickets are currently available.



Cat PowerWanderer

Charlyn Marshall first began performing as Cat Power as a band at the start of the 90’s. Over the coming years, she would become seen as a solo artist and hugely popular as a leftfield outsider folk and blues songwriter. However, the album ‘Sun’ saw Marshall break into the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 in the US in 2012, a welcome commercial success in addition to the wealth of critical acclaim which was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the best albums of the year.

After a long wait for her fans, Cat Power is now back with her new album ‘Wanderer’. As a reaction to the burden of her previous great achievement, Marshall realised that it would be a mistake to simply recreate her latest record and sought to identify her intrinsic sound and pursue a direction which was true to herself.

There was a lot of pressure to make a hit record with ‘Sun’, to be something I’m not. All that pressure, it made me really sick and worn out and it did something to my process.”

Initially unsure of where the music would take her, the album was further pushed back as Marshall became a mother for the first time. Whereas the strain would threaten to permanently derail some or result in failing to create music of note, Wanderer’ is a delightful listen. Minimalist and delicate, she has crafted a masterful example of subtle beauty.

Cat Power tickets are currently on sale.

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