New releases for 30 September 2022

As the weather starts to cool, we’ve got six hot new releases for you. First, Björk returns with her 10th album, Fossora, whose title is the feminine form of the Latin word for digger. “Each album always starts with a feeling that I try to shape into sound; this time around the feeling was landing…

Pre-sale of the week: Taylor Swift – Midnights, out 21 October

Taylor Swift’s new studio album, Midnights, is a collection of music written in the middle of the night: a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we pace and the demons we face – the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout Taylor’s life. Note: The LP is initially available on limited-edition moonstone blue…

New releases for 23 September 2022

This week’s aural fireworks start with a bang as The Comet Is Coming returns with their second full-length album on Impulse! Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam, the newest effort from King Shabaka, Danalogue and Betamax finds the Mercury Prize-nominated trio creating a musical landscape that is as cerebral as it is physically enthralling. While containing elements of…

Pre-sale of the week: The Beatles – Revolver, out 28 October

Revolver is the 1966 album by The Beatles that changed everything. Spinning popular music off its axis and ushering in a vibrant new era of experimental, avant-garde sonic psychedelia, Revolver brought about a cultural sea change and marked an important turn in The Beatles’ own creative evolution. With Revolver, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison…

New releases for 16 September 2022

First of this week’s smashers is The Beths’ new album, Expert In A Dying Field. Elizabeth Stokes’ songwriting on the album positions her somewhere between being a novelist and a documentarian. The songs collected here are autobiographical, but they’re also character sketches of relationships – platonic, familial, romantic – and, more importantly, their aftermaths: the…

New releases for 9 September 2022

Kicking off this week’s peaches is How Do You Burn?, the ninth studio album from The Afghan Whigs, which finds the band in peak form and making the most thrilling music of their lives. The album is virile, ready for action, and frontman Greg Dulli is as swaggering, enigmatic and darkly charismatic as ever, and…

New releases for 2 September 2022

This week’s sensational six start with This Is Midpoint, the first album in which Tom Chaplin presents his whole self: as a writer, a singer, a husband, a world-beating artist with a past – and all the ups and downs that come with it – and, now, as a middle-aged man. It’s a beautiful collection…

Pre-sale of the week: The Mars Volta – The Mars Volta, out 16 September

Breaking a decade of omertà, The Mars Volta reawaken from their lengthy hiatus with an eponymous album that radically reshapes their paradigm. Formed by guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, The Mars Volta rose from the ashes of El Paso punk-rock firebrands At The Drive-In in 2001. On a mission to “honour our roots…