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The playlist – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ

Including A Tribe Called Quest, Lil Yachty, Oliver Coates, Seti the First, The xx, Maria Kelly, Ace Frehley etc

The xx. Photo: Laura Coulson

Fri, Nov 18, 2016, 09:51


A Tribe Called Quest “We Got It From Here…Thank You For 4 Your service” (Epic)

A stunner and a poignant triumph all rolled into one. Read the review here.

SOULS “Another Man Done Gone” (Columbia)

New project from David Gledhill goes deep with the blues and the grit.

Ace Frehley “New York Groove” (Casablanca)

A stomper and a half from the KISS dude as heard in THAT Anthony Weiner documentary.

Takuya Kuroda “R.S.B.D.” (Concord)

Hard slamming boparama from the talented dude’s fifth album “Zigzagger”

Maria Kelly “Stitches” (Self release)

Truly one of the Irish tunes of 2016 from a name to be reckoned with in 2017 and beyond

The xx “On Hold” (XL)

The xx’s third album “I See You” should be one of the front runners when it comes to January 2017 releases judging by this glorious taster.

Oliver Coates “Upstepping” (Prah)

Debut solo album from the London cellist, composer and producer best known for his work with Radiohead, Massive Attack, Mica Levi, Actress and many more

Lil Yachty “Lil Boat” (Quality Control)

We need a new boat….

Cancer “Die One More Time” (Tambourhinoceros)

Stark meditation on life and loss from Danish duo Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild (When Saints Go Machine) and Kristian Finne Kristensen (Chorus Grant)

Seti the First “The Wolves of Summerland” (Paper Palace)

Thomas Haugh and Kevin Murphy return with an album which ups the ante and the momentum from their “Melting Cavalry” debut from 2012