Pre-sale of the week: Alan Sparhawk – White Roses, My God, out 27 September

Alan Sparhawk has always been a prolific, protean musician: a restless soul eager to explore unfamiliar sonic and psychic terrain. Though he’s obviously (and justifiably) best-known for his thirty years as frontman of the legendary band Low, a look at Sparhawk’s many side projects across that same span of time shows him experimenting with everything…

New releases for 19 July 2024

The first of this week’s smashers comes from Sprints, whose music – driven by experience, tough political climates and social and economic uncertainty – is honest, often politically charged and authentic. Back Catalogue collects the band’s early work together for the first time. Their 2020 debut single The Cheek won them early support from BBC…

Pre-sale of the week: Public Service Broadcasting – The Last Flight, out 4 October

The Last Flight is Public Service Broadcasting’s version of the story of pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart’s final, ill-fated journey in 1937. Rather than focus exclusively on the flight itself, the record examinates Earhart’s remarkable character: a rare blend of grace, composure, technical aptitude and a fortitude that the rest of us mere mortals can barely…

New releases for 12 July 2024

First out of the blocks this week is Sturgill Simpson, who makes his long-awaited return to music this year with an extensive tour along with a new album. The album is being released under the name Johnny Blue Skies, after Simpson promised to release only five studio albums under his own name. Passage du Desir…

Pre-sale of the week: The Waeve – City Lights, out 20 September

British folk-rock, post-punk duo The Waeve return with their latest guitar-driven romp, City Lights. Graham Coxon of Blur and Rose Elinor Dougall’s follow-up to last year’s acclaimed eponymous debut features both artists on vocal duties in addition to playing a host of instruments including saxophone, keyboards and drums. The Waeve have established themselves as a…