New Albums This Week (6 Nov): Floating Points & more
Our weekly round-up of the best new albums released this Friday, including new records from Floating Points, USA Nails, Found and !!! (Chk Chk Chk).
Floating Points – Elaenia (Pluto)
Sam Shepherd's debut LP as Floating Points arrives after five long years in the works, with its sounds as eclectic as much as they are cerebral. A sublime introduction to the former Plastic People luminary. Read our full-length review here.
USA Nails – No Pleasure (Smalltown America)
Featuring members of Oceansize, Future Of The Left, Kong and Silent Front, underground post-hardcore supergroup USA Nails return with a sharp injection of pace and a rabid edge on new album No Pleasure. Read our interview with Future Of The Left frontman Falco here, reflecting on 2013 album How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident.
FOUND – Cloning (Chemikal Underground)
Remaining FOUND members Ziggy Campbell and Kev Sim have cleared the decks on fourth album Cloning, with the more experimental leanings of the Edinburgh collective returning to the fore. Read our 2011 cover feature with FOUND.
!!! [Chk Chk Chk] – As If (Warp)
!!! return with a record packed with flamboyant dance music that’s as supremely confident as their hard-to-Google title. Chk Chk Chk frontman Nic Offer describes As If as a “grab bag” – read our interview with Offer on the making of the new LP.
David Mackenzie & Tony Doogan – Starred Up: Film Music Reworked (Good Grace)
Within the context of director David Mackenzie’s BAFTA Scotland-winning prison drama, the score played an almost invisible role, but on Reworked the material gets a chance at the spotlight, after some significant renovations. Mackenzie talked us through the project in our November issue – read the interview here.