Monday, February 02, 2015

New Music 2015 - Part 11 - 'Animal Fear': video and two forthcoming LPs

The start of February is something of a 'light the blue touch paper' moment; in large part due to the impending flood of new LPs but also the much-anticipated summer festival artist announcements.
This missive concerns two forthcoming albums by artists that I have seen live at festivals before. This is the first to be released and if the video to the first single from it (below) is to be believed the second album in this post will be a posthumous release! Both artists already have a history of somewhat unsettling songs and I'm thinking of these, 'Night Terror' and 'My Manic and I' (2007), here.
Now they are neighbours in London's East End this is what happened when Marika Hackman enlisted Laura Marling for the video to 'Animal Fear', on which she plays electric bass, and taken from the forthcoming album of the former.

'We Slept At Last' will be released on 16 February in the UK.

The video below is not for little ones to watch.

Laura Marling releases her fifth studio LP 'Short Movie' on 23 March.  Both releases, I rather suspect, will propel the cause of modern folk-pop further into untraditional territory. It is in the process of evolving into something that is in-and-of-itself. Other artists I could list here are many but one that I noticed a couple of years back is Lucy Cait and especially the 'Gabriel's Wharf EP' (2013).

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