FEATURE: The March Prelude: Terrific Albums You Need to Own Next Month



The March Prelude


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Terrific Albums You Need to Own Next Month


THIS year has already produced…


some sensational albums and, right now, I do not see this rate of excellence slowing down. I am keen to explore what is coming up next month and what is worth owning. Everyone has their own tastes and opinions but I think this assorted list represents the very best from March. Make sure you give them an investigation and, if you have a bit of money aside, shell out on these terrific albums. From some exciting Pop records to something more contemplative and different, there is plenty to choose from! As the weather hots up and the days improve, more and more people will be looking for music to soundtrack their days. I am seeking some pearl albums for March and feel that this rundown should give you…


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Little SimzGrey Area


Release Date: 1st March, 2019

Label: AGE 101

Buy: https://www.normanrecords.com/records/174530-little-simz-grey-area

Follow: https://twitter.com/LittleSimz

Choice Tracks: Offence/Selfish/Offence

Standout Cut: Boss

Self EsteemCompliments Please


Release Date: 1st March, 2019

Label: Fiction

Buy: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/self-esteem-compliments-please

Follow: https://twitter.com/SELFESTEEM___


Brewing a concoction of high octane, R&B infused pop, tracks such as "Monster" and "Actors" bring an essence of unrestrained glee in both their compositions and Taylor’s soaring and emotive vocal. That aforementioned love of hip hop - most specifically Kanyé West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and inflections of autotune - is entirely palpable on "In Time", pounding beats reinforcing a chanted mantra of assurance amidst gospel euphoria.

In her first outing as a solo artist, Taylor surmises an important lesson for us all: that of prioritising your own path and growth in spite of others trying to pull you astray. “Only now am I feeling like it's alright to be ambitious or have ideas. It's blowing my mind,” she stated recently. “I was so girly, so submissive. And it's time to just be true. No one's gonna fuck with me now” - The Line of Best Fit

Choice Tracks: The Best/Girl Crush/Wrestling

Standout Cut: Rollout

The Japanese HouseGood at Falling


Release Date: 1st March, 2019

Label: Dirty Hit

Buy: https://driftrecords.com/products/the-japanese-house-good-at-falling

Follow: https://twitter.com/Japanesehouse


“Good At Falling” is an excellent debut – Bain has an ability to create labyrinth melodies with lush dream pop and brooding electronica. She may have gone through a tumultuous journey with the making of this album but the process has strengthened her songwriting talent and the result is an album that draws from Bain’s life more than ever before – its honest, personal, vulnerable and absolutely gorgeous. As Bain stated in a recent interview with DIY magazine: “I guess I hope they feel how I felt when I was writing those songs in some way. I hope that people feel connected, that’s what I hope most. I think that’s as much as I can hope for” – XS Noise

Choice Tracks: Maybe You’re the Reason/Follow My Girl/Worms

Standout Cut: Lilo

Sigrid Sucker Punch


Release Date: 8th March, 2019

Label: Universal Island Records

Buy: https://store.thisissigrid.com/*/Music/Sucker-Punch-Album-Signed-CD-Cassette-Bundle/60L50LEQ000

Follow: https://twitter.com/thisissigrid


When the forecasted demise eventually occurs, you won’t find her bleary-eyed and gorging on pizza. Instead, there’s an optimistic spin on heartache – “Wallowing in it would be such a waste,” she declares through a wry smile on the marvellously upbeat break-up anthem, Don’t Feel Like Crying.

Aside from matters of the heart, Sigrid’s infectious positive attitude is front and centre. Lead single Don’t Kill My Vibe is a biting address that will have you rooting for her from the offset. “You speak to me like a child,” she sings over staggered piano chords before vehemently asserting; “I wanted you to know that you don’t belong here”.

Sucker Punch solidifies Sigrid’s status as today’s most exciting and relatable artist. Her ascent to superstardom seems guaranteed” – The Irish Times

Choice Tracks: Basic/Strangers/Sight of You

Standout Cut: Sucker Punch

Amanda PalmerThere Will Be No Intermission


Release Date: 8th March, 2019

Label: Cooking Vinyl Limited

Buy: https://nointermission.amandapalmer.net/

Follow: https://twitter.com/amandapalmer

Choice Tracks: The Ride/There Will Be No Intermission/Voicemail for Jill

Standout Cut: Drowning in the Sound

Dido Still on My Mind

Release Date: 8th March, 2019

Label: BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Still-My-Mind-Dido/dp/B07K2PC7HG

Follow: https://twitter.com/didoofficial

Choice Tracks: Give You Up/Some Kind of Love/Friends

Standout Cut: Hurricanes

Benjamin Francis LeftwichGratitude


Release Date: 15th March, 2019

Label: Dirty Hit

Buy: http://www.benjaminfrancisleftwich.com/

Follow: https://twitter.com/BenLeftwich

Choice Tracks: Sometimes/Miracle Sister/The Mess We Make

Standout Cut: Gratitude

Jenny LewisOn the Line

Release Date: 22nd March, 2019

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Buy: https://shop.jennylewis.com/

Follow: https://twitter.com/jennylewis

Choice Tracks: Heads Gonna Roll/Hollywood Lawn/On the Lawn

Standout Cut: Red Bull & Hennessy

Lucy RoseNo Words Left


Release Date: 22nd March, 2019

Label: Arts & Crafts

Buy: https://www.lucyrosemusic.com/products/no-words-left-cd-signed-2

Follow: https://twitter.com/lucyrosemusic

Choice Tracks: Treat Me Like a Woman/Just a Moment/Save Me From Your Kindness

Standout Cut: Conversation

Billie Eilishwhen we fall asleep, where do we go?


Release Date: 29th March, 2019

Labels: Darkroom/Interscope

Buy: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/when-we-all-fall-asleep-where-do-we-go/1450695723

Follow: https://twitter.com/billieeilish

Choice Tracks: bad guy/when the party’s over/bury a friend

Standout Cut: you should see me in a crown

Gang of Four Happy Now


Release Date: 29th March, 2019


Buy: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gang-of-four-happy-now

Follow: https://twitter.com/gangof4official

Choice Tracks: Alpha/Ivanka – My Name’s on It/White Lies

Standout Cut: Paper Thin

White DenimSide Effects


Release Date: 29th March, 2019

Label: City Slang

Buy: https://cityslang.com/releases/white-denim-side-effects

Follow: https://twitter.com/whitedenimmusic

Choice Tracks: NY Money/Out of Doors/So Emotional

Standout Cut: Shanalala