Happy Listening: The 5 best new releases of the week

Another week has passed us by, which means it’s time for a fresh round of new tunes. We’ve compiled a handsome list of the best new releases over the past seven days.

Perhaps you want to expel the dread you experienced in hearing the name of Grimes’ and Elon Musk’s new baby. Or maybe you want to celebrate the fact that, at the very least, it isn’t your name. Either way, check out our musical picks for the week that was.…ases-of-the-week/
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From indie-pop to garage rock to minimalist electro-jazz, we’ve collated a list of the best five new releases over the past week. Check them all out below.

Peter Bibby’s Dog Act – Oceans

The West Coast’s Peter Bibby has returned with his first new release since 2018’s Grand Champion. On his new single Oceans, Bibby’s gritty, unapologetic vocals are supercharged by the pummeling rhythm section of backing band, Dog Act. It’s a sea shanty torn to shreds in an onslaught of distortion.

Alex The Astronaut – Lost

Alex The Astronaut has unleashed a new single with the announcement of her debut album, The Theory of Absolutely Nothing, due out on August 21. Demonstrating Alex’s incisive observations of the human experience, Lost is the perfect teaser for an eagerly anticipated LP.

Ivey – Midnight

Prolific indie-pop band Ivey hit us with their latest effort, Midnight, this week. It joins a series of singles dating back to late last year, and will feature on an upcoming EP from the Gold Coast outfit. Indulge in a smooth and sultry blend of dreamy synths and pulsating dance rhythms.

Portico Quartet – We Welcome Tomorrow

London’s electronic-jazz lads Portico Quartet have dropped a new EP, We Welcome Tomorrow. As usual, it’s an expertly woven tapestry of gorgeous loops and atmosphere. Take a moment over your weekend to delve into it.

The Soft Pink Truth – Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?

Forming one half of revered electronic duo Matmos, Drew Daniel has released his fourth LP under the moniker The Soft Pink Truth. Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? serves up an impossibly smooth purée of deep house, ambience, and minimalism. Check it out below.