New releases for 5 April 2019

The first of this week’s recommended releases comes from Weyes Blood, a.k.a. Natalie Mering, who has designed her own universe to soulfully navigate life’s mysteries. Manoeuvring through a space-time continuum, she plays the role of melodic, sometimes melancholic, anthropologist. Tellingly, Mering classifies Titanic Rising – which was written and recorded during the first half of…

Pre-sale of the week: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Fishing For Fishies, out 26 April

Sit back and strap yourself in as seven-headed Aussie rock beast King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return with Fishing For Fishies, perhaps their most perfectly realised album to date. Here is a world where the organic meets the automated; where the rustic meets the robotic; where the past and future collide in the beautiful…

Pre-sale of the week: The National – I Am Easy To Find, out 17 May

The National’s new album, I Am Easy To Find, is the band’s eighth studio album and the follow-up to 2017’s Grammy-award winning Sleep Well Beast. The album features vocal contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle and more. As the album’s opening track, ‘You Had Your Soul With You,’ unfurls,…