Pre-sale of the week: Sampa The Great – As Above, So Below, out 20 January

Sampa The Great’s latest masterpiece, As Above So Below, is a celebration of family and heritage, taking inspiration from Zamrock, Zambia’s fusion genre. Relocating home to Zambia during the pandemic, Sampa sought to reconnect with a different side of herself, a side that is freer and closer in resemblance to the younger artistry she cultivated…

Pre-sale of the week: Shame – Food For Worms, out 24 February

If Songs Of Praise was fuelled by pint-sloshing teenage vitriol, then Drunk Tank Pink delved into a different kind of intensity. Wading into uncharted musical waters, emboldened by their wit and earned cynicism, Shame created something with the abandon of a band who had nothing to lose. Having forced their way through their second album’s…

New releases for 25 November to 9 December

We’ve got six sparklers coming up for release in the next three weeks. In 2011, a near-fatal car crash paralysed Micah P. Hinson’s arms for months. He spent his recovery time listening to some demos he’d made before the crash. This material eventually culminated in Micah P. Hinson And The Nothing, the darkest and most…

Pre-sale of the week: Delays – Faded Seaside Glamour on LP, out 27 January

Faded Seaside Glamour, the atmospheric and evocative debut album from Southampton’s very own Delays, gets its first outing on vinyl. Originally released in 2004, the fragile strength of frontman Greg Gilbert’s vocals intertwine intoxicatedly with the forward-looking synths of his brother Aaron, Colin Fox’s bass and Rowly’s drumming to create a series of affecting songs…

New releases for 18 November 2022

The first of this week’s six peaches is And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, a celestial-influenced folk album that is Weyes Blood’s follow-up to the acclaimed Titanic Rising, an album that Pitchfork, NPR, and the Guardian admiringly named one of 2019’s best. While Titanic Rising was an observation of doom to come, And In The…

Pre-sale of the week: The Lathums – From Nothing To A Little Bit More, out 24 February

Initial order copies of the album on all formats will be supplied with an exclusive polaroid picture of the band. The Lathums state their intentions to supercharge their continued rise with the release of brand new album From Nothing To A Little Bit More. The album promises eleven brand-new songs, including ‘Sad Face Baby’ and…

New releases for 11 November 2022

This week’s smashers open with Blood Harmony, a whole-hearted invitation into a world that Larkin Poe know intimately, a Southern landscape so precisely conjured you can feel the sticky humidity of the warm summer air. In bringing their homeland to such rich and dazzling life, Georgia-bred multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell fortify their storytelling…

New releases for 4 November 2022

Our tasty treats for this week start with Where I’m Meant To Be, a thumping celebration of life and an affirming elevation in Ezra Collective’s winding hybrid sound and refined collective character. The songs marry cool confidence with bright energy. Full of call-and-response conversations between their ensemble parts, a natural product of years improvising together…

Pre-sale of the week: Robert Forster – The Candle & The Flame, out 3 February

Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Robert Forster’s 8th solo album, The Candle And The Flame, has followed a very different creative path from Forster’s previous works. The first single, titled ‘She’s A Fighter’, reveals just a part of what became a journey of creating music with family and friends with a need to find joy and solace…