New releases for 5 August 2016

The recommended releases for 5 August kick off with Dinosaur Jr’s Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not – as entertaining a slice of riotous rock’n’roll as you could wish to hear. Wild Beasts’ Boy King is for all those who enjoy sinuous melodies winding around some beautifully dark songs. Blues Pills also bring full-on…

Pre-release of the week: David Bowie – Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976), out 23 September

Pre-sale of the week is Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976) by David Bowie, out on 23 September. The follow-up to the awarding-winning and critically acclaimed Five Years (1969–1973), this box set (spread over 12 CDs / 13 LPs) features all of the material officially released by Bowie during the so-called ‘American’ phase of his…

New releases for 29 July 2016

There’s a slight pause in new releases for 29 July, with just the four to recommend. First up is Tim Burgess’s Vinyl Adventures From Istanbul To San Francisco, a cracking compilation that acts as a perfect companion to his new book. Viola Beach’s self-titled debut is a promising and engaging indie pop record, which makes…

Pre-release of the week: Led Zeppelin – The Complete BBC Sessions, out 16 September

Pre-sale of the week is The Complete BBC Sessions by Led Zeppelin, out on 16 September. Led Zeppelin’s upcoming remaster of 1997’s double-platinum BBC Sessions includes eight previously unheard songs. Titled The Complete BBC Sessions, the album will be available in deluxe CD and vinyl sets, as well as a super-deluxe box set. The project…

New releases for 22 July 2016

There are just the six perfectly formed recommended new releases for 22 July. First up are Bears Den, who have managed to avoid ‘difficult second album syndrome’ in following up their wildly successful debut and have produced a passionate and evocative album in Red Earth & Pouring Rain. If energetic power pop is your thing…

New releases for 15 July 2016

First up of our recommended new releases for 15 July is Aaron Neville, who celebrates his 75th birthday with Apache, an album of impeccable soul. David Corley’s Lights Out was written after he suffered a massive heart attack on stage and, as you would expect, it’s a beautiful exploration of death and illness. Jeff Beck…

Pre-release of the week: Joanne Shaw Taylor – Wild, out 30 September

Pre-sale of the week is Wild by Joanne Shaw Taylor, out on 30 September. Wild is the highly-anticipated new album from fabulous blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor, following her 2014 release The Dirty Truth. Joanne has been hailed by The Sunday Times for her “killer licks, soaring solos and heart-wrenching vocals”, and Joe Bonamassa has…

New releases for 8 July 2016

The recommended releases for 8 July feature a diverse selection running from electronica to hard rock by way of soul and folk, and all the finer for it. Aphex Twin continues his heady rush of releases in the last 18 months with Cheetah, available in all formats – even cassette! Biffy Clyro’s Ellipsis sounds very like…