Your free February album

We've compiled a selection of tracks from artists featured throughout the new issue of Clash, to give you an aural accompaniment to your reading.

Featuring Trailer Trash Tracys, Citizens!, Herve, Theme Park, Funkineven, NZCA/Lines, Barry Adamson, Sinead O'Connor and Lianne La Havas read why we've included them as essential listening this month and download your free Cross Section album to hear for yourself.

Trailer Trash Tracys ‘Dies In 55’ (DOUBLE SIX)

A deft display of sparkling shoegaze from the London quartet, where detached percussion punctuates an otherwise floating journey. Taken from their debut album, ‘Ester’, this is the hazy shape of things to come, and we can’t wait.

Citizens! ‘True Romance (Gigamesh Remix)’ (KITSUNÉ)

Already boasting some fine indie pedigree thanks to Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand producing their debut, Citizens! are the latest offering from French electro label Kitsuné, Here’s a remix of their fizzing, and supremely infectious debut ‘True Romance’.

Herve ‘Better Than A BMX (Wetness Remix)’ (CHEAP THRILLS)

From Count Of Monte Cristal, Voodoo Chilli, Action Man, Dead Soul Brothers, Speaker Junk or Young Lovers, Joshua Harvey, AKA Hervé, has so many aliases, he’s been able to set himself up as a one-man record label, Cheap Thrills. Here’s an exclusive remix of his new single.

Theme Park ‘Milk (Mafia Lights Remix)’ (LUV LUV LUV)

Though the original dropped and bounced like something that fell out of David Byrne’s oversized pocket, this magical reworking takes its time, twisting ‘Milk’ from crystalline minimalism to a Trojan Horse of dancefloor psychedelia.

Funkineven ‘Iron Cloud’ (APRON RECORDS)

One of 2011’s most persistent names on our pods was Funkineven; a true sonic chameleon, more recently his work with the ascendant Fatima sees him grace these pages once more. This time with a hefty chunk of frenetic acid for our bass faces which should make Ron Hardy dance on his own grave.

NZCA/Lines ‘Okinawa Channels’ (LOAF)

Minimal R&B synths with mournful vocals is an oft-trodden path of late, but Michael Lovett’s alter ego NZCA/LINES’s glistening electronic production makes him a cut above the rest. Second single ‘Okinawa Channels’ matches skitting beats and melancholic croon to blissful effect.

Barry Adamson. ‘Turn Around’ (CENTRAL CONTROL)

From the Magazine and Bad Seeds bassist’s tenth solo album, ‘Turn Around’ is a dreamy road trip around his own past - which given he’s performed with everyone from Iggy Pop to the Gun Club, as well as writing for the likes of Danny Boyle and David Lynch, is no bad thing.

Sinead O’Connor ‘Reason With Me’ (ONE LITTLE INDIAN)

The Irish singer returns bolder than ever after a five-year haitus with her ninth studio album, ‘How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?’. ‘Reason With Me’ is a heartfelt tale of her battle with addiction, setting the autobiographical tone of her new material.

Lianne La Havas ‘Au Cinema (Live)’ (WARNERS)

The smoky-voiced songstress invokes a softer-toned Erykah Badu, with infectious melodies that float over electric guitars. This live version of ‘Au Cinema’, a sultry, continental affair, gives just a taster of why she’s been plugged by everyone from Bon Iver to Gary Barlow.


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