News 2 December 2022

#NewMusicFriday: Paul McCartney, RM, Kwame and more

Discover some of the best new music this week!

#NewMusicFriday: Paul McCartney, RM, Kwame and more

American punk rock band NOFX released their 15th and final album before ending their 40 year career as a band. The body is titled Double Album and is the follow up to prior release Single Album. On the record, vocalist Fat Mike commented, “I really like Single Album a lot, but the songs on Double Album aren’t quite up to scratch, All these songs were recorded at the same time, except this one was finished two years later. I think it’s a very enjoyable album, and maybe our funniest.”

Australian rapper and producer, Kwame releases his brand new self produced EP, thatboykwame. In the past, Kwame has won Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year and has appeared on work alongside the likes of  Calypso, JaySounds, Wave Racer, Triple One and Matt Corby. He also has an impressive live resume, having supported the likes of Migos, 6lack, Skepta, AJ Tracey, Peking Duk, and Tkay Maidza.

Paul McCartney, former member of The Beatles, has released a new vinyl boxset titled The 7” Singles. Limited to 3000 copies, The 7” Singles’ features 80x7” singles, containing a total of 163 tracks personally curated by McCartney. “I hope the songs in this boxset bring back fun memories for you too” states McCartney. “They do for me, and there will be more to come…”

Indigo is the debut studio album of South Korean rapper RM. The album is comprised of 10 tracks and features appearances by Erykah Badu, Anderson .Paak, Tablo of Epik High, Kim Sa-wol, Paul Blanco, Mahalia, Colde, Youjeen of Cheery Filter, and Park Ji-yoon. While Indigo marks RM’s first studio album as a soloist, he has previously released mixtapes Mono and RM in 2018 and 2015, respectively. BigHit, the record label of both RM and BTS, stated that Indigo “recounts the stories and experiences RM has gone through, like a diary”.

Premonition, is the fifth and final album released by Canadian punk rock band White Lung. It is the groups first album since Paradise which was released in 2016 and focuses on the themes of birth and rebirth.