Pre-sale of the week: Midlake – For The Sake Of Bethel Woods, out 18 March

Loss and hope, isolation and communion, the cessation and renewal of purpose. Timeless and salient, these themes echo throughout the fifth album from Midlake, their first since Antiphon in 2013. Produced to layered, loving perfection by John Congleton, For The Sake Of Bethel Woods is an album of immersive warmth and mystery from a band…

New releases for 29 October 2021

We kick off our pick of this week’s releases with The War On Drugs, who have steadily emerged over the past 15 years as one of this century’s great rock-and-roll synthesists, removing the gaps between the underground and the mainstream, between the obtuse and the anthemic, making records that wrestle a fractured past into a…

Pre-sale of the week: Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Barn, out 10 December

Barn, the new studio album from Neil Young & Crazy Horse, features 10 new songs that capture “the raw, idiosyncratic rock and roll spirit and lyrical beauty that epitomises a classic Neil Young Crazy Horse collaboration”. The line-up is: Neil Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Nils Lofgren. The album was recorded this past summer,…

New releases for 22 October 2021

We begin our best of the week’s releases with Parquet Courts, whose thought-provoking rock is dancing to a new tune. Sympathy For Life finds the Brooklyn band at both their most instinctive and electronic, spinning their bewitching, psychedelic storytelling into fresh territory, yet maintaining their unique identity. Biffy Clyro’s surprise new project, The Myth Of…

Pre-sale of the week: Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point, out 25 February

Some forty years into one of music’s most impactful, sometimes tense and yet curiously enduring partnerships, Tears For Fears have finally arrived together at The Tipping Point – the group’s ambitious, accomplished and surprising first new studio album in nearly two decades. Note: The LP is available on green vinyl, exclusive to record shops. Click…

New releases for 15 October 2021

This week’s picks start with a classic: The Beatles’ iconic final studio album, Let It Be, is being reissued in a new stereo mix by Giles Martin to coincide with the worldwide release of Peter Jackson’s 3-part documentary ‘The Beatles: Get Back’. In January 1969, The Beatles planned to return to live performance, setting up…

New releases for 8 October 2021

We kick off this week with the intoxicating Huffy, which ushers in a bold new chapter for beloved indie heroes We Are Scientists, who are holding nothing back and deliver a welcome shot in the arm for deprived indie disco dancers everywhere. The fresh music on the band’s first album in 3 years is accompanied…