Griff One Foot In Front Of The Other The new mixtape from GRIFF who recently won the BRITs Rising Start Award. Indeed, Griff's is the type of curiosity and creative control that draws no boundaries between making beats, designing your own clothes, or shooting a music video on your iPhone under lockdown. And whilst it's easy to forget, Griff's rawly vulnerable lyrics on tracks like ‘Black Hole’ are a vivid reminder of how vast her potential still is. Here are acutely observed tracks on those teenage friendship (‘1,000,000 X Better’), mental health ('Say It Again'), your stinging formative breakups ('Forgive Myself') and the importance of family (see viral ballad 'Good Stuff', and it's moving account of Griff’s family fostering kids). In Griff's hands, all these experiences are turned into something uniformly positive, and make her particular model of bedroom pop feel fitting for a legion of young girls to follow. In a pandemic – or a ‘Black Hole’ – Griff’s future shines startlingly bright. Warner Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition) A deluxe edition of the iconic album from Dua Lipa, now backed with four previously unheard tracks. The Moonlight Edition is a celebration of what can only be described as the album of a generation. Future Nostalgia was the most streamed album in a day by a British female artist globally, in the UK & UK. Dua spent more weeks at the top of the album and radio chart than any other artist last year. Warner Records CD | LP
Neil Young After The Gold Rush (50th Anniversary) LP + 7" set is packaged in a numbered, foil-stamped box. Originally released in 1970 and still seen as one of Neil Young’s greatest albums, After The Gold Rush celebrates 50 years since its release with this special edition. Featuring timeless classic Neil Young songs such as Southern Man and Only Love Can Break Your Heart, this new edition also includes a version of the track Wonderin’, originally written around the time of After The Gold Rush, which only previously appears on the Archives boxset plus a previously unreleased outtake from the recording sessions for that track. Warner Records 7" | CD | LP
Neil Young Young Shakespeare Just two months after the release of his seminal album After The Gold Rush, Neil Young played a solo show at The Shakespeare Theater, Stratford, CT on January 22 1971. The show was filmed and recorded, and the concert shown on German TV later in 1971. In 2020, while Neil and his team were reviewing his Archive for future projects, Neil re-visited the 16mm film and audio recording of this show that had been preserved in the Archive for almost 50 years. Piecing together the tapes and footage, Neil realized that he had the full concert – the film of which is the earliest live footage of Neil performing that is known to exist. Neil has written on NYA that this show is?“superior to our beloved “Massey Hall”. A more calm performance, without the celebratory atmosphere of Massey Hall, captured live on 16mm. “Young Shakespeare” is a very special event. To my fans, I say this is the best ever.” As an insight into Neil’s prolific song writing at the time, the concert features two songs from the recently released After The Gold Rush but four songs from the classic Harvest album that was still over a year away from being released. The wonderful set list also includes acoustic renditions of favorites such as “Ohio”, “Cowgirl In the Sand”, “Helpless”, “Down By The River” and “Sugar Mountain”. The ancient analog tapes have been lovingly restored – resulting in (as Neil says on NYA) “one of the most pure sounding acoustic performances we have in the Archive”. Warner Records CD | LP
Royal Blood Limbo A new 7" single from the mighty alternative-rockers Royal Blood, taken from their third full length Typhoons. Royal Blood’s upcoming third album TYPHOONS is set to elevate them to the next level when it’s released on April 30th. Its lead single, “Trouble’s Coming” and the title track, have amassed millions of streams, huge support at Radio 1, topped the US Rock charts and adds to a number of key streaming playlists. Royal Blood are poised to attain even greater global heights in the months ahead. Warner Records 7"