Pre-sales of the week: The Waterboys – The Magnificent Seven (Fisherman’s Blues/Room To Roam Band, 1989-90) and Room To Roam (Half Speed Master), out 3 December

The Magnificent Seven (Fisherman’s Blues/Room To Roam Band, 1989-90) is a new 145-track 5-CD + DVD box set which tells the story of the seven-piece Waterboys line-up from the Fisherman’s Blues 1989 tour through to the release of the band’s fifth album, Room To Roam, in 1990. As well as the remastered Room To Roam…

New releases for 24 September 2021

This week’s ear-ticklers start with Public Service Broadcasting’s fourth album, Bright Magic, which is their most ambitious undertaking yet – an album in three parts (Building A City / Building A Myth / Bright Magic) that brings you to Europe’s heart and de facto capital, the cultural and political metropolis that is the ‘Haupstadt’ of…

New releases for 17 September 2021

This week’s super six opens with the latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy’s highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series. Volume 16: Springtime In New York revisits an often-forgotten, rich vein in Dylan’s vast and complex catalogue, shining fresh light on the provocative new musical directions Dylan was taking as a songwriter and a recording artist between 1980…

New releases for 10 September 2021

This week’s six of the best opens with Hey What, which finds Low focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share. These ten pieces –…

Pre-sale of the week: Jesse Malin – Sad and Beautiful World, out 24 September

Sad And Beautiful World is Jesse Malin’s full-length follow up to 2019’s Sunset Kids, and was co-produced by long-time lead guitarist Derek Cruz and Grammy-winning engineer Geoff Sanoff (Bruce Springsteen, Dion, Darlene Love). The album features Ryan Adams, Dave ‘Immy’ Immergluck of the Counting Crows, Tommy Stinson of The Replacements, and more. Click here for…

New releases for 3 September 2021

Our six back-to-school belters kick off with 21st Century Love Songs, the brand new full-length studio album from The Wildhearts. It’s the follow-up to Renaissance Men, and the spiritual heir to 1994’s P.H.U.Q., where they really got to flex their creative muscle. As front-man Ginger explains: “This time we let the songs simmer until absolutely…

New releases for 27 August 2021

Our summer scorchers for this week open with acclaimed songwriter and guitarist Steve Gunn, who returns with stunning new album Other You, recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Rob Schnapf. Gunn sought to create an album that would push his melodic and compositional sensibilities to thrilling new heights, and the resulting…