Albums to look out for this March

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The soundtrack to your Spring.

Our top picks for March, including boygenius, Lana Del Rey, Kali Uchis, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Altın Gün and more.

Albums selected by VF’s Kelly Doherty and Becky Rogers.

Kali Uchis

Red Moon In Venus


Due: March 3

Three albums in, Kali Uchis is under no pressure to contort for the structures of the mainstream. Red Moon In Venus, led by the lush single “I Wish You Roses” is patient and casual in its haziness, with Uchis performing solely for herself and her fans. Promising ruminations on “desire, heartbreak, faith, and honesty”, this astrologically guided release is a soundtrack for reflection.–KD

Fever Ray

Radical Romantics

(Rabid Records)

Due: March 10

Fever Ray returns with their first album in five years, Radical Romantics. Written and recorded by Fever Ray in collaboration with their brother Olof Dreijer (The Knife), Radical Romantics feature contributions from heavyweights including Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.  An early single from the album, “Carbon Dioxide” is a hooky yet daring slab of melodic dance, paving the way for an album of electronic pop intensity that interrogates the very nature of love.–D

Miley Cyrus

Endless Summer Vacation


Due: March 10

Miley Cyrus is back. After breaking the internet back in January with her chart-topping and record-breaking single “Flowers”, Cyrus is primed to release her eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation, this month. Now at her “strongest and most confident” and on her first release with Columbia, Endless Summer Vacation teases a new era, acting as a “love letter to L.A.” and the growth she experienced, mentally and physically, through its creation. It’s shaping up to be a huge release, and guest features from SIA and Brandi Carlile. 2023 is going to be the year of Miley.–BR

Lonnie Holley

Oh Me Oh My


Due: March 10

Boasting an impressive list of contributors like Michael Stipe, Sharon Van Etten, Moor Mother and Bon Iver, Lonnie Holley’s second album for Jagjaguwar is a recalling of “histories both global and personal”. Despite facing continued hardship throughout his life, Holley’s music maintains a throughline of strength and perseverance–two emotions felt deeply on the stirring lead single “I Am A Part Of The Wonder”. Soul and experimentation, hand-in-hand.–KD

H. Hawkline

Milk For Flowers


Due: March 10

Described as “exquisitely raw, yet deftly graceful” by producer and long-time collaborator Cate Le Bon, Milk For Flowers is an intimate confessional from H. Hawkline. Though more haunting and pensive than his previous releases, Milk For Flowers has a potent sense of hope running throughout offering a guiding light through the darkness.–BR

Unknown Mortal Orchestra



Due: March 17

After a five-year gap between albums, Unknown Mortal Orchestra return with V this March. The double-album takes inspiration from “West Coast AOR, classic hits, weirdo pop and Hawaiian Hapa-haole music” and is a family affair, with frontman Ruban Nielson’s father Chris Nielson contributing towards its brass section. Sunkissed yet anthemic, V is a natural advancement for the Kiwi group.–BR

Lana Del Rey

Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd


Due: March 24

Lana Del Rey returns with the idiosyncratically titled Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd. There’s no one doing it like Del Rey is right now and her ninth album pushes her singularities to the next level. Over an hour long? Check. Jack Antonoff behind the scenes? Check. A song title longer than a verse of modern poetry? “Grandfather please stand on the shoulders of my father while he’s deep-sea fishing” is her greatest title yet. Yet despite the quirks, if the recent single “A&W” is anything to go by, Del Rey will be continuing her reign as one of this generation’s greatest songwriters.–KD


False Lankum

(Rough Trade)

Due: March 24

The Irish trad experimentalists Lankum made a huge name for themselves with their 2019 sophomore album, The Livelong Day. Across eight tracks and 57 minutes, the band expertly reimagined traditional folk songs from a doom-driven, ambient-speckled perspective. It was exhilarating and profound, a triumph in scouring well-trodden source material for contemporary ingenuity. False Lankum‘s opening track, an unyielding, creeping eight-minute battle cry indicates that Lankum is taking us along for even more essential exploration.–KD

Altın Gün



Due: March 31

Altın Gün have waved goodbye to Yol’s breezy ‘80s electro-pop and returned to their Anatolian roots with Aşk. Each track reworks a traditional Turkish folk song but is treated with their foolproof psych-rock formula. Snare claps, overdriven guitar swirls and funk-meets-acid stomps are just a few of the standout textures that make Aşk a dancefloor filler and proves their rock-groove prowess. An exciting release that is itching to reach our speakers.–BR


The Record


Due: March 31

Indie-rock titans Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker reunite this month for The Record, their debut album as boygenius. boygenius’ sound thrives off the nuanced differences between each member. Bridgers’ alienated, referential “humour in the face of sadness” energy, Dacus’ detailed storytelling and Baker’s diaristic rock styling function together for an anethmic, cathartic journey. The Record initially came out of the gates with three excellent singles–”True Blue”, “$20” and “Emily, I’m Sorry”–and promises to live up to the bold claim of its definitive title.–KD