Music / March 11, 2022

New Albums: Benny The Butcher, Lord Apex & more

Lord Apex
Music / March 11, 2022

New Albums: Benny The Butcher, Lord Apex & more

Words: Dylan Murphy

With the endless onslaught of new music every Friday it’s hard to keep up with all the new releases. We’ve curated the essential new albums and projects out today for you to check out.

Lord Apex & Cookin Soul – OFF THE STRENGTH

Looks like Lord Apex and producer Cookin Soul have been listening to DOOM a lot recently. They’ve teamed up for a superhero-indebted new collaborative album.

Benny The Butcher – Tana Talk 4

The fourth instalment of Benny The Butcher’s Tana Talk album series lands with features from Boldy James, Diddy, Conway The Machine and more.

Tobi Lou – Non-Perishable

The first of a trilogy due to be released this year, Non-Perishable sees Chicago artist tobi lous link up with Jean Deaux and CHIKA. Speaking on the album tobi lou says, “Non-Perishable refers to things that withstand time. It can be about the bonds between us. If they are good or bad, they last forever. It can be about a pain that never heals. It’s about existing when everything around you is gone.”

Fly Anakin – Frank

Following singles with Madlib, Pink Siifu and Billz Egypt, Richmond rapper Fly Anakin shares his long-awaited album Frank.

Nine Raths – EP1

Ryan Burrows of Belfast’s Robocobra Quartet has joined forces with Adam Smith for the new duo Nine Raths. On their debut EP, the pair slallom between deconstructed club and techno in their exploration of modern northern identity.

Speaking on the EP they say, “I guess it’s an attempt to identify ourselves as modern people of Ireland, we personally don’t feel like we identify with the political and religious binary stereotypes of where we’re from”, explains Ryan. “There are ready-made identities driven into us from birth, especially in the North. We feel more connected to the people and culture of Ireland than the UK even though we both come from backgrounds which don’t generally share that viewpoint, so we feel we exist outside those two identities.”

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