Jim Carroll

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Now Playing – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ

Tunes to dig from Ann Scott (pictured), Sam Smith, Bipolar Sunshine, Cian Nugent & The Cosmos & The Jacksons

Fri, Oct 4, 2013, 09:20


Ann Scott “Venus to the Sky” (Raghouse)

Others may receive more praise and attention, but Scott’s fourth album shows she’s the one with impeccably agile songcraft. For release on October 11 and interview with the artist here.

Sam Smith “Nirvana” (PMR)

Slow-burning winner from the man who added vocal style to Disclosure’s “Latch”

Cian Nugent & The Cosmos “Born With the Caul” (NoQuarter)

Magnificent, expansive new album from Nugent with his band The Cosmos adding liquid gold to his thrilling guitar lines. “Grass Above My Head” from the album below

Bipolar Sunshine “Love More, Worry Less” (Aesthetic)

Ace new single from Adio Marchant, a former OTR New Music pick and one of our favourite Great Escape 2013 acts.

The Jacksons “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” (CBS)

Now back on heavy rotation thanks to Justin Timberlake’s recent version for the Beeb (also below).

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