The Horrors - Skying
Faris Badwan is turning into one of those impossibly prolific musicians. In April, he released an album with Rachel Zeffira under the name Cat's Eyes and now he's back with his band for their third album. The Horrors' sounds has been a constantly evolving one; beginning with gothic punk on Strange House, moved towards experimental on Primary Colours and have a decidedly psychedelic sound here. The bands have always been British indie darlings, but for me it's nice to see them being less of a costumey throwback to the '80s.
Philip Selway - Running Blind EP
Radiohead's drummer's solo work isn't necessarily for die-hard Radiohead fans. After 25 years with the band, Selway released his first solo album, Familial only last year. This EP comprises four songs from the same session. His music is sparse and emotional and stands up well against that of the band.