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New music: Ghost Box, The Chap, Orphan Boy and more

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Here’s our round up of the new and independent music out today. Another fabulous week of releases.


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Chain by Leo Abrahams and Brian Eno (Lo Recordings)

The familiar sounds of Abrahams’ intricate guitar and stuttering electronics and rhythms meet with cut up vocals from one of the godfathers of electronic music – Brian Eno.

An exceptional combination of talents with predictably fine results.

This is the second single from Abrahams’ album Daylight, which will be out in November.

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Guitar Messiah by The Chap (Lo Recordings)

It’s the electric sound of desire. A fuck you to hypermodernity. An homage to the rock guitar. What more do you need?

It’s another taster from the forthcoming new album The Show Must Go. Rejoice! Long live The Chap.

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Money to Money by Orphan Boy (Concrete Recordings)

Taken from their album Coastal Tones, this is another energetic rock anthem with a sharp political edge.

‘Money To Money’ is Orphan Boy at their best, euphoric anthems of insight and observation that will resonate at the fringes and beyond. 9/10  – Louder Than War 

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Orphan Boy are on tour around the UK through October and November. Here’s a taste of the live experience from the Money to Money video:


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In a Moment…Ghost Box. Various Artists (Ghost Box)

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, the always wonderful Ghost Box bring us a double album of highlights from their back catalogue.

Feast on music from The Advisory Circle, Belbury Poly, The Focus Group, Pye Corner Audio and more.

The gorgeous physical album comes with extensive sleeve notes by music writer Simon Reynolds. The exceptionally well designed heavyweight double vinyl is particularly delightful.

Vinyl and CD versions available from the Ghost Box Greedbag store.

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Seconds by Aotoa (Jalapeño Records)

Right then. If you want to dance, need a bass fix or fancy listening to some intense, expertly made beats – this is for you. Highlights include Come on People and Take Forever, a track which launches off into the stratosphere at 2m30s.

Another Jalapeño release to turn up loud. And another Aotoa release with gorgeous cover art.

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As always you can keep up with the latest releases by following our Spotify playlist.