Between The Cracks: 5 New Releases You Need To Hear

Five albums you need to hear.

With so much good music coming through thick and fast, it’s easy for new music to drop online and go unnoticed. To help prevent this, we’ve picked five releases that may have slipped past your radar. Stream music from Ruby Rushton, Vels Trio, Profusion, Jaimie Branch and Charlotte Dos Santos. If you like what you hear, support the artists.


Ruby Rushton – Trudi’s Songbook: Volume One

The second album from Tenderlonious led jazz outfit – Ruby Rushton does not disappoint.  The first part of a two-part project volume one is packed full of forward-thinking spiritual jazz workouts. Highly recommended!





Vels Trio – Yellow Ochre

The debut EP from Brighton based band Vels Trio fully demonstrates their virtuoso jazz talents. Taking in hip-hop and funk along the way Yellow Ochre is a welcome hit of progressive UK jazz. Refreshing, energetic and pulsating music from the trio.





Profusion – Where Do I Begin

London duo Pofusion has shared their scintillating debut album titled Where Do I Begin. The collaborative project of Emeson and K15 sets it sights on the contemporary soul music scene of London while blending flashes of various dance music techniques, sound-system etiquette and jazz-tinged rhythms. Music for people with open minds.





Jamie Branch – Fly or Die

We recently introduced Jamie Branch a few months ago with a short documentary by Mark Pallman. Now it’s time to get fully acquainted with the Chicago-raised New York-based free jazz trumpeter and her debut album “Fly or Die.” Enjoy a dynamic 35-minute ride that dares listeners to open their minds with its twisted jazz vibes and shadowy sounds.





Charlotte Dos Santos – Cleo

Seeing as it’s summer, how about some warm, soulful sounds to soundtrack the season. Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Charlotte Dos Santos delivers 10 rays of bright sunshine on her debut album. Listen to Cleo below and get drenched in sweet soul goodness.



CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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