The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ
Including Glowie, The Black Madonna, The xx, William Onyeabor, Dowth, Wiley and many more
Dowth “Dowth” (Self release)
Deep atmospheric tones embellished with fiddle and melodica from Dowth duo Tim Ording (formerly of Melodica Deathship) and John Kelleher (Rats Blood, Burnchurch)
Max Pope “Didn’t I” (Decisive)
Smashing cover of the Darondo tune from the London/Brighton singer
The xx “I See You” (XL)
First landmark album of 2017 sees The xx trio leave some of the hush behind in favour of more rich and detailed fabrics.
Sturgill Simpson “Keep It Between the Lines” (Atlantic)
From the new-school country slinger’s “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” album and as caught on Saturday Night Live last weekend
William Onyeabor “World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onbeyor?” (Luaka Bop)
Remembering the Nigerian funk maestro who died during the week.
Wiley “Godfather” (Self release)
The 11th album from the dude who wrote the grime handbook shows that the leader of the old school is still hungry for the modern game with plenty of bite, energy and innovation on show.
Sundara Karma “Happy Family” (Sony)
The big music from Reading Springsteen fans Sundara Karma’s forthcoming debut album “Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect”.
Glowie “No Lie” (StopWaitGo)
Glowing pop music from the Icelandic star on the rise.
The Black Madonna “He Is the Voice I Hear” (We Still Believe)
A beautiful moody scene-setter which unwinds into an epic groove from Chicago producer Marea Stamper