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.
Kean Kavanagh – Wrestling Music
Soft Boy Records co-founder Kean Kavanagh returns with a 5 track project that marks his first slate of new music since suffering a vocal injury. Speaking on the experience he says:
“In May 2022 I suffered a vocal injury which meant that for the majority of the last year, I haven’t been able to sing or record. While I’ve been working on a lot of different music and writing a lot of songs, it has been heartbreaking and depressing at times to not be able to realise their full potential and to sing them how I hear them. On the 1st of May 2023, I wrote and recorded “The Magic” at home in Portlaoise and it helped me to embrace whatever the last year was and point me in a direction to go towards. It felt important to me and I didn’t want to just sit on it, so I gathered some instrumentals I had and worked quickly to create this EP, the Wrestling Music EP, as a timestamp of this period of my life and the loops of arrogance, introversion and acceptance that I’ve been spinning.”
JOSSLE – Nested
Cork native JOSSLE’s thoughtful diary entries have earned him support slots for the likes of NewDad and BabyQueen. Ahead of a busy summer, the London based singer and songwriter has released a new four track EP that hits.
Travis Scott – UTOPIA
Travis Scott marks his return with 19 tracks, featuring production from Vegyn, Boi-1da, Metro Boomin, James Blake and more.
LEN – LEHGOLAND
LEN calls in the cavalry on his 16 track album LEHGOLAND. There’s elements of supertrap, Alté, Hip-Hop, House and everything in between in a project that highlights the forefront of innovation in UK rap.
kid apollo – In Your Own Right
Made up of twin brothers Felix and Theo Ratigan and singer Jimmy HM, kid apollo release their latest EP In Your Own Right. The EP lands with an emotive collaboration with dexter in the newsagent.
Elsewhere on District: Either Way, They’re Talking TraviS and Elzzz.