Check out what’s new this week for music. New Shikari collab with Wargasm — matched with Kasabian’s new project since the frontman’s departure.

Shikari’s return in two years: Enter Shikari are always known to be the workaholics in the industry, so it comes as a surprise when they’ve not made any new music in two years. They’re back with a bang. Pairing up with explicit punkists WARGASM – the UK adaptation, mind – The Void Stares Back embarks on a new adventure for collaborative ingenuity and a state of flux that can only be matched with Shikari’s dazzle applied.

Kasabian’s rebirthing: a new adventure for the now-turned four-piece alternative band from Leicester (pronounced Les-tah fyi), it contains high-octave drives fuelled with their trademark Club Foot swagger. Just as boastful and impactful with or without Tom, the future is looking positive for Kasabian.

Power Movement of Hot Milk: an invitation for the ages, their elusive 6-track EP is enough to show what they’re all about. No holds barred, they’re electric. The King and Queen of Gasoline is a rare staple swept in the tide of post-punk that is coming our way. Get on it, have a listen.

Pale Waves + Unwanted: a bigger and bolder direction, Pale Waves inject Garbage-infused crunch into a more pop-punk movement – compared to their synth-pop start-out. Unwanted brings an edgier tone to a perplexing band all about addressing the misfits in a bold statement of intent.

Some honourable mentions this week are Four Tet’s Mango Feedback, a parallel abstract of electronic art, then you’ve got another one from The Subways’ Sign of Scorpio. Another stellar communion track revitalising the punch rock of the rock outfit since 2015.

Plenty of tunes to get stuck into this weekend. I’ll be back tomorrow tfor an album review of Kasbian’s “magnificent seven” tomorrow.

Hang tight.

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