Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week's CD releases.

IDestroy,"We Are Girls" (CD Baby)- The three members of Bristol band IDestroy first met and joined forces during their student days six years or so ago and they've focussed much of their attention on their energised live act in the interim, delighting audiences across several continents with their fast and furious approach to music-making. The trio have now decided to unleash their debut album on an unsuspecting world, and "We Are Girls" captures the effervescent blend of catchy immediacy and infectious punk energy which underpins stand-out tracks such as "Petting Zoo" and "G.O.D."

Harbottle & Jonas,"The Beacon" (Brook View Records)- The eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2019's "The Sea Is My Brother" finds Devon based contemporary folk duo Harbottle and Jonas delivering their reflections on the deeply troubling year that has changed all our lives so profoundly. Dave and Freya joined forces with fiddler Annie Baylis to capture the contents of "The Beacon" for posterity in their South Brent living room during the long long months of enforced lockdown, and the finished product supplies an eloquent vehicle for the three soulmate's life enhancing exploration of the human condition.

Day of Phoenix,"Mind Funeral-The Recordings 1968-1972" (Esoteric / Cherry Red)- The latest 2 CD retrospective from the good people at Cherry Red focusses attention on the creative output of short lived Danish prog rockers Day of Phoenix. Their sublime marriage of progressive and psychedelic influences should be required listening for all devotees of these free spirited genres, and "Mind Funeral" brings together the two albums that the band recorded together before public indifference forced them to call it a day. Eloquent guitarist and prime songwriter Karsten Lyng is in fine fettle throughout a richly rewarding package whose four bonus tracks include inimitable covers of Dave Cousins' "Tell Me" and Randy Newman's much recorded "I Think it's Going To Rain Today."