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#NewMusicFriday | 10 May

Dan and Erin present today’s vinyl extravaganza featuring new releases by Kings Of Leon, Hannah Aldridge, Keane & Bab L'Bluz!

Bab L'Bluz / Swaken:
Swaken is a mesmerizing fusion of traditional North African music, psychedelic rock, and contemporary influences, creating a sonic tapestry that is both intoxicating and invigorating. Led by the hypnotic vocals of Yousra Mansour and backed by a dynamic ensemble of musicians, Swaken transports listeners to the bustling streets of Morocco with its infectious rhythms and energy. Each track on the album is a celebration of cultural heritage and musical innovation. Blending traditional rhythms with electric guitars and pulsating beats, the vinyl format adds an extra layer of warmth and authenticity to the music, allowing listeners to experience the full depth and richness of Bab L'Bluz's sound. 

Own Swaken now on limited edition blue vinyl & standard CD.
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Hannah Aldridge / Razor Wire
Hannah Aldridge’s Razor Wire on vinyl is a captivating musical experience that transcends genre, blending elements of Americana, Folk, and Rock into a raw and poignant narrative. Aldridge’s haunting vocals and introspective lyrics cut through the music like the Razor Wire drawing listeners into a world of emotional depth and authenticity. Each track on the vinyl release is a journey through love, loss, and redemption through Aldridge’s evocative storytelling and powerful instrumentation leaving a lasting impression on anyone who spins the record. 

Own Razor Wire now on red vinyl & standard CD.
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Kings Of Leon / Can We Please Have Fun
The ninth studio album, Can We Please Have Fun on vinyl, captures the band's signature blend of Indie Rock and southern swagger in a timeless format. Each track on the album showcases the band's evolution while staying true to their roots. Want for vinyl enhances the richness of the instrumentals, allowing listeners to immerse themselves fully into the dynamic soundscapes crafted by the Followill brothers and their cousins. Whether spinning it for a lively gathering or a solitary listening session, Can We Please Have Fun on Vinyl delivers an experience that is as captivating as it is unforgettable. 

Solidifying Kings Of Leon’s status as one of the most compelling rock bands of their generation. 

Own Can We Please Have Fun now on exclusive@hmv brown vinyl, standard vinyl & standard CD.
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