New releases for 2 July 2021

First of a strong list this week is Laura Mvula’s new album, Pink Noise, which explores a previously uncharted side of this critically acclaimed artist. As triumphant as ever, the album is a battle cry and stark reminder of her sheer talent. This is Laura in a new-found light – still reflecting her distinctive signature…

New releases for 25 June 2021

Our summer sizzlers for this week start with Rose City Band, aka celebrated guitarist Ripley Johnson. A prolific songwriter, Johnson started Rose City Band to have an outlet to explore songwriting styles apart from Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo, where he is often not the lead songwriter. Rose City Band allowed him to follow his…

New releases for 18 June

With labels focused on RSD, we’ve got a bijou selection of four releases this week, plus an early peek at two from the enormous list due out on 25th June. First for this week is Consequences, one of Joan Armatrading’s most intimate and direct albums yet, and one that wears its heart – and its…

Pre-sale of the week: Public Service Broadcasting – Bright Magic, out 24 September

Public Service Broadcasting’s fourth album, Bright Magic, is an album in three parts (Building A City / Building A Myth / Bright Magic) that is their most ambitious undertaking yet, bringing you to Europe’s heart and de facto capital, the cultural and political metropolis that is the ‘Haupstadt’ of the Federal Republic of Germany. “Doing…

New releases for 11 June 2021

We open our picks of this week’s crop with Sharon Van Etten, who has had a celebrated career since the release of her second album, 2010’s epic. On its release, epic laid a romantic melancholy over the gravel and dirt of heartbreak without one honest thought or feeling spared. Her songs covered betrayal, obsession, egotism,…