Pre-sale of the week: Low – Double Negative, out 14 September

Low turns twenty-five in 2018. Since 1993, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker – the married couple whose heaven-and-earth harmonies have always held the band’s centre – have pioneered a subgenre, shrugged off its strictures, recorded a Christmas classic, become a magnetic onstage force and emerged as one of music’s most steadfast and vital vehicles for…

Pre-sale of the week: Spiritualized – And Nothing Hurt, out 7 September

And Nothing Hurt is the eighth album from Spiritualized, the follow up to 2012’s Sweet Heart, Sweet Light. From the opening lullaby of ‘A Perfect Miracle’ through to the fading Morse code at the close of ‘Sail On Through’, it painstakingly wraps layer upon layer of gloriously transcendent sound together to create a mesmerizing and…

Pre-sale of the week: Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning, out 13 July

Cowboy Junkies once again gently shake the listener awake. Whether commenting on the fragile state of the world or on personal relationships, their new album, All That Reckoning, encourages the listener to take notice. It also might be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded. While the music is characteristically easy to listen…