Records of the Week: M(h)aol, Young Fathers, The WAEVE, Tropical Fuck Storm, The Men and Juni Habel.

Records of the Week: M(h)aol, Young Fathers, The WAEVE, Tropical Fuck Storm, The Men and Juni Habel.

A focused and essential offering from the Drift racks direct to your stereo.

Hello, Friends.

Our Record of the Week is Attachment Styles, the debut LP from the Irish intersectional feminist five piece M(h)aol. Guys, it's a right banger! Many of you will know that we worked with the band to release Dinked Editions of not only this brilliant debut, but also their explosive Gender Studies EP… we are big fans! The album is about ‘social connection, queerness and healing’; a tense, provoking and driving set that isn’t without humour and has some gorgeous changes of pace and ambience.

If you ask us, this is the first massive debut of the year and they are one of the most arresting young bands around.


A big return from Ninja Tune this week from the mighty Young Fathers with Heavy Heavy. It is seriously striking stuff, mostly at a jacked up and frenetic pace of beats, tones and whoops. There are a few tracks in the middle of the album that bring things down to a more brooding tempo, before the euphoria bubbles over again. Their discography is immaculate and based on only a few listens, this might well be the best one yet. Pretty essential stuff.

+ Available on exclusive ‘Red Red’ colour vinyl.

The WAEVE is the self-titled collaborative debut album from songwriters Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall. The album has such a great energy, a confident yet languorous pace with really sumptuous production (produced by the band with James Ford). Their voices wrap around one another beautifully; it’s a really great collection. We’ll be playing this a ton over at the Drift.

+ Available on Indie Exclusive double Green colour vinyl.

Brooklyn rock and roll stalwarts The Men return with their ninth studio album - New York City - this week on Fuzz Club and it’s an absolute riot. We’ve always had a big soft spot for the band (and them us, naming their 2018 ‘Drift’ album after us) but there is something really fresh and urgent about this LP, it sounds live-alive!

+ Pressed on White colour vinyl.

The Men - New York City

Melbourne-based art-punks Tropical Fuck Storm release a right raucous covers EP on Joyful Noise Recordings. Sprawling and deranged takes on Jimi Hendrix, The Stooges and more. Genuinely psychedelic; and Plastic Crimewave’s lush cover art is the icing on the weirdness cake.

+ Pressed on Aqua Blue & Clear Swirl colour vinyl.

The Go! Team release the second part of their Get Up Sequences album this week on Memphis Industries; a frenetic, technicolour and deeply-saturated explosion of sonics.

+ Available on exclusive ‘Columbo Yellow’ colour vinyl.

Lastly this week, Carvings is the absolutely beautiful album from Norwegian songwriter Juni Habel. Fingerpicked lullabies and whispered meditations from the remote flatlands of Southern Norway. It really takes something special to keep up such focus across a hushed and fragile set like this, but Carvings really is an album you’ll keep flipping and restarting, it has something very special about it.

Reissues this week include; Oscar Peterson, Donald Byrd, Paul Ferris’ Witchfinder General soundtrack and the Discovery LP. More on them soon.


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