Welcome back to The Monday Digest, your handy guide to all the goings on in the music world lovingly put together by your friends here at Mahogany HQ.
It was a bumper week for new albums last week. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard surprised us with their third (yes, their third) album of 2017, whilst former Crystal Castles frontwoman, Alice Glass, also dropped her debut out of the blue. British drum and bass titans, Chase & Status, released their fourth studio album and New York rockers, Brand New and Grizzly Bear, shared new albums after breaks of eight and five years respectively.
We were also spoilt rotten with new singles last week, including new cuts from Banfi, Haux, Geowulf and IDER, amongst a host of others. As always, we’ve stuffed all our faves into a handy playlist for you to enjoy below.
New music videos from the past seven days include new visuals from LCD Soundsystem, BØRNS, Jamila Woods & Chance the Rapper and Odette. The standout effort however, was provided by Maryland rapper, Logic, for his track, 1-800-273-8255. Starring Academy Award nominee, Don Cheadle, the video is a moving and powerful story about suicide prevention. Have a watch below:
Over on the Mahogany Sessions, last week saw the return of Wrabel, who lit up the Sessions with an electric performance of ‘We Could Be Beautiful’. British starlet, Freya Ridings, also made her Mahogany Sessions debut last week, blowing us away with an intimate performance of her single, Blackout. Have a watch below:
Our final treat today comes in the form of a very unexpected duet that took place at Summer Sonic Festival in Japan over the weekend. During their headline set on Saturday night, The Foo Fighters were joined onstage by none other than 80’s heart-throb Rick Astley to perform a beefed up rendition of Astley’s hit, Never Gonna Give You Up. It’s truly surreal and needs to be seen to be believed, so watch on below.
See you all again next week