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Hear new songs from Beabadoobee, Seratones, Hope Tala, Frank Turner, UltraBomb and Angel Olsen

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by Jade

March 31, 2022

This week, we bring you the latest from Beabadoobee, Seratones, Frank Turner and Angel Olsen. Plus, get to know the multinational punk band UltraBomb (whose lineup includes Minnesota’s Greg Norton of Hüsker Dü) and rising London artist Hope Tala.

Beabadoobee, “Talk”

The Rock The Garden artist, Beabadoobee, has a new album, Beatopia, coming out July 15. Written just after the release of her last album, the song was kicked off by Beabadoobee thinking about her favorite day of the week, Tuesday.  She "thought it was the best night to go out, not too much chaos but just enough to have a good time." It's a song about having a good time doing things you know you shouldn't.

Seratones, “Two of a Kind”

As we get closer to the release date of the new Seratones' album, Love & Algorhythms, the joyful exuberance of the album becomes more clear. "Two of a Kind," is an exploration of queerness and the multitude of ways to express selfhood. Lead singer A.J. Haynes has said that Love & Algorhythms "is a protest album built on the form of protest I’m most interested in at this moment: getting present and sitting through difficult things with abundant joy.”

Hope Tala, “Party Sickness”

The British newcomer Hope Tala is here to usher in the Spring with "Party Sickness." A song that blends bossa nova, '90s neo-soul, and R&B for a light sound that brings the vibes of warm weather and future gatherings. 

Frank Turner, “Haven’t Been Doing So Well”

Raise your hand if you haven't been doing so well? Rocker Frank Turner always seems to put out music that reflects what is happening in the world. It's an easy song to relate to and to sing along with.

UltraBomb, “Stickman vs Hangman”

Hüsker Dü's Greg Norton, Finny McConnell of The Mahones, and U.K. Subs' Jamie Oliver (the drummer, not the chef) have teamed up to create UltraBomb. Self described as a "punk hardcore power trio," the group is ready to melt faces on the album Time To Burn.

Angel Olsen, “All The Good Times”

Written as a reflection of the time “[Angel] Olsen was coming out as queer, and having her first experience of queer love and heartbreak,” and coming out to her parents, Big Time is bound to be an emotional album. The first single, "All The Good Times," deals with conflicting impulses, feeling broken, feeling sorry, and not wanting to apologize.