Sorry are one of London’s best new bands, and their debut album 925 delivers on the promise we heard when we first spoke to them nearly three years ago. Although a guitar band at their core, Sorry have a sensibility that’s as much in line with contemporary hip hop, post-punk, and a club DJ set as it is any of the Britpop revival acts that they indirectly reference on songs like “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”. The band’s grotty atmospheres and discordant sounds come across on the album’s 13 tracks, but there’s an extremely tight pop songwriting discipline between core members Asha Lorenz and Louis O’Bryen that ties it all together. And despite the cynical lyrics, the band ultimately seem to be searching for an experience that’s real.
Elsewhere this week, Dua Lipa gifts us with one of the year’s finest pop albums, Future Nostalgia; Nine Inch Nails surprised the world with a new record, Ghosts V; and Nicolas Jaar returned with Cenizas. Then there’s the Childish Gambino album, which you’ve surely all heard by now – it was released last Sunday, after we posted last week’s new music round-up, so we’re including it here in case you missed the weekend drop. Take a listen below.
CHILDISH GAMBINO, 3.15.20
DANIEL AVERY & ALESSANDRO CORTINI, ILLUSION OF TIME