American rockers Interpol release their seventh studio album The Other Side of Make-Believe. Produced with Alan Moulder and Floor The Other Side of Make-Believe is a different direction to the bands typically gloomy tones. Lead singer Paul Banks writes "A few of the songs in particular have really unabashedly positive sentiments... something that feels good is the aspiration”. The Other Side of Make-Believe is the first new music since the band released Marauder (Aug. 18) which debuted at 26 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
Singer and rapper Lizzo releases her highly anticipated fourth studio album Special. Special features single ‘About Damn Time’ which has charted in the Top Ten for past nine weeks. Special follows on from Lizzo’s last album Cuz I Love You which peaked at #19 on the ARIA Albums Charts
Experimental post-rockers Black Midi release their third album Hellfire, described as the ‘epic action’ follow up to the band’s sophomore album Cavalcade. Hellfire features the bands iconic electric-guitar driven energy and dissects subjects such as loss, pain and anguish.
Indie-pop singer-songwriter Beabadoobee releases her second full length album Beatopia. Whilst Beabadoobee’s first album Fake It Flowers channeled 90’s grunge rock, Beatopia is a more polished sonic step forward. Beabadoobee writes “I wanted it to feel like a massive trip, If [listeners] came out of it feeling like they were in some sort of lucid dream, then I did my job”
Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Steve Lacy releases his sophomore album Gemini Rights. Gemini Rights is the follow up to Apollo XXI (May. 19) which was the former guitarist from R&B group The Internet's debut solo project. Gemini Right features collaborations with DJ Dahi (Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Vampire Weekend) and John Carroll Kirby (Blood Orange, Solange)
London-based indie-pop outfit Superorganism release their second LP World Wide Pop and features guest appearances from musicians Chai, Pi Ja Ma, Stephen Malkmus, Dylan Cartlidge, Boa Constrictors, and Gen Hoshino. World Wide Pop follows on from the groups self-titled debut album (Mar. 18) which peaked at #54 on the ARIA Albums Charts.