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  • Writer's pictureLaura Barrett

TM Breakthrough - Vol. 17

Summer's in full swing and we've got the perfect soundtrack to accompany all of your adventures and escapades with the latest TM Breakthrough, showcasing the finest debut releases from artists on the Townsend Music platform. Whether you are craving some delirious post-punk, a bit of edgy indie rock, or a helping of heartbreaking RnB anthems, we've got you covered.


FLOHIO - Out Of Heart

For Fans Of: Little Simz, Slowthai

British-Nigerian rap artist FLOHIO announces her highly-anticipated debut album Out Of Heart. Almost two years in the making, the writing and recording process for the new album began during the pandemic as a result of the artist being forced to take a break from touring.

The 12-track album was produced by longtime collaborator God Colony and Speech and features New York rapper HAWA. Her debut album draws on inspiration from her childhood and video games: "I wanted to speak my inner child and where it all started while bringing me back to now and who I am today."

The artist just dropped the video for her latest track 'SPF', a certified banger for the summer. Speaking on the process of creating the video for the song, FLOHIO explains: "I wanted it to represent my summer, nothing but fun with my friends."

Out Of Heart is available to pre-order exclusively on limited edition signed green vinyl, alongside CD and black vinyl.


Witch Fever - Congregation

For Fans Of: Alexisonfire, Viagra Boys, The Linda Lindas

The Manchester-based alternative four-piece prepare to release their long-awaited debut album, Congregation. Produced by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs' Sam Grant, the album finds the band's music at its heaviest and most challenging yet.

Speaking on the song, vocalist Amy Walpole explains: "It marks a new step in our development as songwriters as it's something different from what we've done before."

Witch Fever's debut album is available to pre-order now from the official store on black vinyl and CD alongside a limited edition signed print.


Giveon - Give Or Take

For Fans Of: Drake, Frank Ocean

Grammy-nominated singer Giveon finally releases his debut album Give Or Take. The album arrives almost two years after the release of his 2020 EP When It's All Said and Done and a string of successful collaborations alongside Drake and Justin Bieber.

The 27-year-old Long Beach native is a hopeless romantic and his 15-track album explores stories about the mercurial nature of love and heartbreak.

"The moment I go through something, I'll write a song about it and that will just make me feel a lot better." - Giveon

Give Or Take is available to order now on CD alongside exclusive merchandise from the official store.


Billy Howerdel - What Normal Was

For Fans Of: Puscifer, Greg Puciato

Founding member of A Perfect Circle and Ashes Divide, Billy Howerdel, releases his first solo album What Normal Was. The brand new album, produced by frequent Nine Inch Nail's collaborator Danny Lohner, is heavily influenced by the post-punk and new wave genres.

The project originally intended for the album to be released under Ashes Divide's name but ultimately chose to release it as a solo piece after encouragement from Jerry Cantrell, Josh Freese, and Greg Puciato.

"This is me stepping back into my early teen self and making the record I would've made if I had the means and the knowledge when I first picked up the guitar - just in 2022." - Billy Howerdel

What Normal Was is available to order now from the official store on CD, alongside exclusive merchandise.


Coach Party - Nothing Is Real

For Fans Of: The Goa Express, The Mysterines

Isle Of Wight quartet Coach Party has already started to generate plenty of buzz and their third EP Nothing Is Real lives up to the hype. The EP dropped back in April and the band has already received praise from the likes of 6 Music's Steve Lamacq and Radio 1's Jack Saunders and supported fellow indie darlings Sea Girls, We Are Scientists, and The Mysterines.

Their latest EP is a fresh step in a new direction and frontwoman Jesse Eastwood confirms this: "This third EP is much more of a self-contained piece of work as far as we’re concerned; it has a vibe that we think is different to anything that we’ve done before."

The Nothing Is Real EP is available to pre-order on limited edition signed 10" vinyl from the Chess Records Store.



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