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Once again this month we’ve been busy compiling some of the best music news for your perfectly formed Guernsey ears.  Some of the new music releases may already be out, some of the names you may be familiar with and we’ve selected a few unknowns that we hope you enjoy! For more information or to sample the tracks visit Enjoy Gallery readers!




SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM SAYS: “Like sticking your finger into a plug socket, there’s a short sharp shock of pure delight when you press play on the So So Glos’ new track. Like a joyous mix of the Minutemen, B-52s, the Hives or an amped up The Champs (swapping pure amphetamine for the usual Tequila), this is one party you can’t ignore!” Blowout will be released on May 17th via Votiv/Caroline International/Shea Stadium Records. The album is available to pre-order now.




SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM SAYS: “Dealing in a raucous line of guitar-led indie pop, Scottish band The Ok Social Club have already started making waves with their debut ‘Nothing In Common’ and incessant touring. Now on the edge of releasing their sophomore LP, they return with ‘Threads’ as their new single. It’s loud, full of sharp hooks excitably screamed between those delectable guitar lines. Elements of Franz Ferdinand and Royal Bangs can be heard, but it’s an identity wholly their own that impresses me so much.” The new single ‘Threads’ is released on Platform Records – available now!



Due out May 5th, Nikki Nack – the third album from tUnE-yArDs – was first announced when Merrill Garbus celebrated her birthday by posting a ‘MegaMix’ of album tracks online. Nikki Nack is brilliantly playful, more than matching its jump-rope-chant title. Experiences in her time off between albums proved to be influential in its songwriting process; a life-affirming trip to Haiti, her upbringing, and finally catching up with 80s kid’s TV programme Pee Wee’s Playhouse some 25 years since its first broadcast were all topics at the forefront of Merrill’s mind that helped to shape and colour the record


The Horrors return with a new track

Last month The Horrors announced their return with details of Luminous, promising a ‘weirder, wilder and more colourful’ fourth studio album. Teaser track I See You, a seven and a half minute synth anthem was revealed at the same time to fantastic reviews including, ‘I See You is full of pop-optimism and an ending so elevating it sounds as if they’re hurtling through space’. New album ‘Luminous’ – available 5th May on XL Recordings.


Lots to like with Lykke Li

Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li (AKA Li Lykke Timotej Svensson Zachrisson) debuted her new single ‘No Rest for the Wicked’ from her highly-anticipated third studio album entitled I Never Learn. The single will be released on April 21st through LL Recordings/Atlantic Records.


Prince releases new single

The music icon proudly issues his brand new single “FALLINLOVE2NITE” featuring Zooey Deschanel on March 17 through iTunes and all digital retailers via Epic Records. Upholding the hallmarks of his signature sound with a sexy 21st century twist, it’s a bona fide pop culture event packed with excitement and energy. This also marks the first time Prince has ever joined forces with Epic Records Chairman and CEO, L.A. Reid for a song release.



Fujiya & Miyagi announce new album Artificial Sweeteners released 5th May 2014 on Yep Roc. Few have offered such a bittersweet taste of pop through their career as Fujiya & Miyagi; underneath the sticky wrappers that have packaged their sugary synth lines and rich hooks since the turn of the Millennium, there’s always been a grittier aftertaste – be it manifest through their love of pounding 70’s krautrock, or in the seen-it-all weariness of their lyrics. However, as the Brighton-based trio announce the release of their fifth album, that conflict of light and dark has well and truly been conquered. Steve Lewis, Matt Hainsby and David Best pour forth with a new slew of irresistible saccharine, jacking up their own inimitable sound with enough E-numbers to leave you frothing at the mouth somewhere in a wilting warehouse at six in the morning.


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