Golden Suits is Fred Nicolaus' first album recorded on his own - he wrote or co-wrote many of Department Of Eagles' best-known songs (including "No One Does It Like You") - and is a mix of meticulously crafted, ever-so-slightly left of center pop songs. Written and recorded over two years, Nicolaus played almost all instruments on Golden Suits himself, calling upon help where needed from friends including DoE bandmate Daniel Rossen (also of Grizzly Bear), Chris Bear and Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear), Becca Kauffman and Felicia Douglas (Ava Luna), Kris Nolte and Ian Davis (Mason Jar Music), and Fraser McCullouch (Milagres), who engineered the album.
Golden Suits are also playing at the Slaughtered Lamb, London, on the 28th August and End of the Road Festival.
What's new in the music world this week?
'Sounds of Silence' was released on this day (January 17th) in 1966.
Listen to Alex Bayly performing 'Animal'.
Two weeks ahead of Independent Venue Week, Dry Cleaning made 'Britain's Best Small Venue 2015' (NME) the second port of call on their 2020 tour.
'Leave Home' was released on this day (January 10th) in 1977.
For their last gig of the year, The Libertines came back to their adopted hometown of Margate to finish off their latest tour.
Celebrating the birthday of David Bowie with his most legendary songs.