Over fifty of the finest tunes from the last four weeks in handy playlist form. As ever it’s a challenge to listen to just a fraction of the amazing music emerging so if you’ve any tips please send them my way.

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Some highlights from this months playlist:

LANDLADY – If This Room Could Talk

The Landlady EP features two original tracks, a remix, and two covers: “Mind” by Talking Heads and a fantastic cover of “If This Room Could Talk” by Sly and the Family Stone.

Here’s what vocalist Adam Schatz had to say about Sly Stones “If This Room Could Talk”:
Track two off the first Sly Stone album, the one no one cared about when it came up but man oh man do the first two tracks slam. It opens with Underdog. Underdog is Underdog, it’s the boxer that hits you right out of the gate. Then this song shoots you straight past the moon into the rest of it all. It sounds like there are two drum tracks on this puppy. We used to cover it a lot and it lent itself really well to the two drum setup Landlady has. But there’s so much subtle magic going on in this recording. The bass playing alone. And that saxophone squeal on the choruses“.

Buy the Heat EP on limited edition cassette, or download it for free on Bandcamp.

JPEGMAFIA – Lemmy

“Fuck Motorhead and fuck any of these old ass mother fuckers who think anything without guitars isn’t music
Y’all stole that genre in the first place now you want to shit on rap!?”

The outrage of assorted racist cave dwellers as they discover they’ve spent £350 quid to go to Glastonbury and there’s a rap act on the main stage has become an annual event. Gracing a Glasto stage for the first time this year, Lemmy from Motorhead has long stated he thinks rap isn’t music and Baltimore rapper JPEGMAFIA tears him a new one as a result.
Elsewhere on JPEGS Communist Slow Jams he takes aim at superficial white liberals, confederate flag waving rednecks, Eric Clapton, Reddit and Tina Fey.

JEAN GRAE – 38 Special ft. Tanya Morgan

Jean Grae returned with not one but two EP’s, the hip-hop laced “iSweaterGawd” and it’s candlelighting sweet talking zip loosening counterpart “Saix”.
’38 Special’ features Cincinnati/Brooklyn duo Tanya Morgan (Donwill and Von Pea) and Jean rapping again or as she puts it “It’s really nice to rap again. A few moments on this album I remembered that I’m really good at rapping
Buy the albums on Grae’s Bandcamp page.

LOVE AT FIRST SOUND – 24/702

They say there ain’t no love in the heart of the city, and Nevada native Love At First Sound brings that sentiment to the forefront on his ode to Las Vegas, “24/702″. UnsignedHeat.com

LOYLE CARNE – Tierney Terrace

All I wanted was a fucking man, to guide me through the darkness, hold my fucking hand

Loyle Carner:
“Just off Brixton hill, Tierney Terrace was where my grandparents lived, and it became a bit of a refuge for me when my mum was working late. I learnt a lot from both of them, and at times, felt my grandfather was the only man I could look up to. I wrote this a while back, after a run in with my biological dad.”

POPCAAN – Never Sober

Am never sober, Higher than Jehovah
And mi nuh drink cream soda

Already a star in the world of Dancehall, Popcaan is well and truly crossing over, popping up on Jamie XX’s “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times).” and collaborating with Drake. That’s not to say he still can’t move the dancehall with this self explanatory ode to partying.

LOCKAH – Barcelona Linn Reprise

“The EP’s supposed to play like a lost 80s pop group record,” say Lockah “I wanted to use the title to namecheck ‘Blue Brindle’, an imaginary studio ensemble that’s supposed to conjure up the image of a protégé group, like Rick James’ Mary-Jane Girls or Prince’s Vanity 6.”

DOMENIQUE DUMONT – L’Esprit de l’Escalier

We don’t know much about Domenique Dumont and it might be better like that for it leaves more room for the music.
Comme Ça is a set of 6 carefully crafted miniatures. A genuine feeling of melancholia exudes from every track, from the club-friendly La Basse et les Shakers to the ethereal Le Château de Corail. Dreamy music for warm summer nights.

MR KEY & GREENWOOD SHARPS – Exact Costs pt1

The highly anticipated debut album from Mr Key & Greenwood Sharps features Jam Baxter, Edward Scissortongue, Dirty Dike & Ronnie Bosh. Limited edition double vinyl comes in a gatefold sleeve with full colour artwork made for every track on the album by Jamie Johnson.

BEAK – The Meader

Invada Records released a brand new four track ‘double B-side’ EP, featuring two tracks from BEAK> and two from their ‘alter-ego’ < KAEB, who differ in the aspect that < KAEB can have an ever expanding and floating membership. The 4 track EP features ‘The Meader’ and ‘The Broken Window’ by BEAK> and ‘When We Fall’ and ‘There’s No One’ from < KAEB, the latter featuring Jonwayne.