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Music / November 18, 2022

New Albums: Saint Jude, Rory Sweeney, BROCKHAMPTON & more

Photo: Saint Jude by Antonia Adomako
Music / November 18, 2022

New Albums: Saint Jude, Rory Sweeney, BROCKHAMPTON & 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.

Meekz – Respect the Come Up 

Manchester rapper Meekz comes through with a tape dedicated to the journey. Documenting the moves he’s made and the obstacles he’s overcome, the north west spitter invites two of the biggest in UK rap for guest features in Dave and Central Cee.

Busta Rhymes – The Fuse is Lit

Having delayed the release of his EP out of respect for Takeoff of Migos, Busta shares a five track project that features verses from Conway The Machine, Skillibeng and more.

Saint Jude – Signal

Signal is the product of a dimly lit exploration that took Saint Jude from the booth to his bedroom. The South Londoner’s DJing career was cut short by tinnitus. Subsequently, he found himself experimenting with new vocal and production techniques that ultimately led to a sound that encapsulates the dark corners of London as much it does the capital’s bright lights.


Two albums in two days. BROCKHAMPTON bow out with the Kevin Abstract-led The Family and the surprise drop of TM.

Mount Palomar – Brace For Impact

Belfast producer Mount Palomar linked up with Joshua Burnside earlier this year on the stunning electronic folk crossover ‘Simmer’. Now, the full EP lands alongside three other tracks.

Rory Sweeney – Trash Catalogue, Pt. 1

Rory Sweeney is bookending a big year with the release of part one of his double disc debut album Trash Catalogue., Pt. 1. The Dublin producer has melded his wide range of influences into a piece that features his closest collaborators.

Speaking on the album, Rory says, “The album comes from nature, with a rich and cinematic sound palette, and most of the sounds and song ideas coming from field recordings.”

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