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5 Nottingham Albums to Listen to This Month

17 April 21

The latest Nottinghamshire releases...

Swantjé
Flavour
Swantjé’s latest single, Flavour, is perfectly sung with vocal tones that echo the calming confidence in her lyrics. A tale of growth and empowerment, digging deep and taking control of her relationships, encompassed in an irresistible melody that oozes warmth and addictive qualities. Though only three releases in, it’s clear that magic happens when Swantjé, Chawe and AndretheProducer collaborate. There’s plenty more to come from this artist, we’re sure. Eileen Pegg

Babe Punch
Glitter
Although still a relatively young band, Babe Punch are becoming known for their specific brand of loud, proud punk. Glitter provides the in-your-face instrumentals and melody we’ve come to expect from this quartet, with inspiration forming from the band's experiences growing up in a male-dominated music scene. Showcasing equal amounts grit and melody, there's a powerful story of strength told throughout this tune. Alex Keene 

Zig da kid
VHS Vol 2
Full of individual ideas and sounds with memorable, repetitive bars that take you on a trip to another planet. Powerful beats almost overpowered the vocals in some tracks, but if you’re going to do everything else differently, why not experiment with it all? Zig uses a mix of genres and styles as well as different collaborations to create his own, rather unique, trademark. It really works. Matthew Benton-Smith

Son of Philip
Play Monotonous
Well known party crew, Wigflex, has re-launched its label after a six-year hiatus and Play Monotonous is an exquisite return to action. Sticking to its mantra of releasing wonky electronic numbers made in Notts, this record has the rare quality of being beautifully chaotic and peaceful simultaneously. It is easy to see why tastemakers like Ben UFO are calling it “an instant classic”. Rory Evans

Do Nothing
Glueland
Following the triumphant release of their 2020 EP, Zero Dollar Bill, Nottingham’s hottest band release Glueland, a toe-tapping five-track record full of signature off-kilter guitars and acerbic lyricism which also explores new sonic territories and time signatures. Garnering top reviews from tastemakers, Do Nothing somersault from strength to strength in a series of agile manoeuvres, set to propel them as a household name in modern post-punk. Laura Phillips

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