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5 Nottingham Albums to Listen to This Month

11 October 20

The latest Nottinghamshire releases... 

Knall Scharf
Some Time in the House (Album)
Part-ambient music, part-cinematic soundscape, electronic producer Knall Scarf’s latest work is truly the product of his environment. Made at home, when not working or taking care of his three month old daughter, the ten tracks aim to capture the moods of the year so far. A highly personal album, with samples of toddler toys and babbles fitting beautifully alongside warm synths and piano echoes, with names such as Today We Waved and Clapped, it’s a hazy yet touching memento from a father, welcoming his child into this strange new world. EIleen Pegg

FLVZ / Various Artists 
Pangea (EP)
This collaborative ‘unity’ themed charity EP is the brainchild of Nottingham-born artist Ashley Tendekai, who produces music under his alias FLVZ. Teaming up with fellow musicians Juskarma, Kenzola, Brett Sinclair, Kudi Israel, Kay, Rukus, Moak, and Issaka, complete with artwork designed by Jonathan Mukholi, it offers a positive and uplifting soundtrack to give us hope through lockdown. Throughout September, download sales raised funds for four chosen charities, making it a real community-focussed effort, and we can’t wait to see what’s next from FLVZ. Bassey

Gabriela
Don't Have to Worry (Single)
This freshly-baked new track is the ultimate balance between modern pop and christian music. Gabriela artfully gets across her message following her spiritual beliefs and not fearing the unknown, while also bringing us a catchy single that people just can’t seem to get out of their heads. The music video is also definitely worth checking out, it is both creative and entertaining, telling a great story through song and visual form. Rachael Halaburda

Rosie Abbott
Magnified (Album)
Rosie Abbott is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Chesterfield and, if you’ve never heard her work before, it’s time to pay attention. Her third album Magnified presents a mighty sixteen tracks that span many genres and moods, including folk, indie, country and soul. Regardless of each song’s influences, Rosie's strong vocals and creative songwriting hold the album together as one wonderful, creative project. Listen, and go on a journey that will not be forgotten. Bassey

George Gretton
Floods (EP)
Floods is a grown up alt-pop masterpiece, and might be George’s most exciting release yet. Catchy enough to stick in your head all day with unique touches that confirm its leftfield status. Expect soulful vocals, plenty of distortion and creative samples layering up each self-produced track. Fans may have spotted him performing at a real-life gig last month too playing a well deserved part in this landmark moment for the local music scene. Eileen Pegg

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