Who's ready for some new music? The good news is that there's plenty on the way in July – and some big releases, too.
If you've already exhausted your summer playlist or are simply in the market for some new records to obsess over for the coming months, read on...
INHALER – 'It Won't Always Be Like This' [July 9th]
The debut album by the young Dublin band who met at school and have steadily honed their skills, confidence and sound over the last two or three years is finally released this week. Yes, they have a family connection to a major Irish band (Google it if you must), but Inhaler are a solid prospect in their own right and there are some killer songs here.
SODA BLONDE – 'Small Talk' [July 9th]
We've been keeping an eye (or ear) on Soda Blonde ever since the release of their brilliant debut single 'Swimming Through the Night' a few years back. Everything else we've heard from the Dublin four-piece (previously members of the ace Little Green Cars) has been stellar, too - so we're very excited to hear this album.
JOHN MAYER – 'Sob Rock' [July 16th]
We do enjoy an artist that can rip the p*ss out of themselves. Thankfully, John Mayer is one of them – if the title of his eight album is anything to go by, at least - and the guitar virtuoso releases 'Sob Rock' this month. It's the follow-up to 2017's 'The Search for Everything' and features guest vocals from Maren Morris on one track.
ANNE-MARIE – 'Therapy' [July 23rd]
Let's be honest – the last year has been tough on all of us, so if you're not already in actual therapy, maybe musical therapy will suffice. English pop star Anne-Marie has already got the campaign for her second album off to a flying start, thanks to her recent hit with Niall Horan, 'Our Song'. Other guests on 'Therapy' include KSI and Nathan Dawe. Can't wait.
BILLIE EILISH – 'Happier Than Ever' [July 30th]
One of the most anticipated pop albums of 2021 arrives this month when Billie Eilish returns to the fray. Still only 19, the LA teenager has released several singles from her second record already and they've all proven very promising. Can she outdo the remarkable achievement that was 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'? We shall see..