New releases for 29 April 2022

This week’s lovelies kick off with Zeit, composed and recorded by Rammstein during 2020’s lockdowns. Flake Lorenz confirmed that the recording sessions for the album were unplanned and that the quarantine caused by the pandemic had allowed for ‘less distraction’ and ‘more time to think of new things’. In October 2021, a song from the…

New releases for 22 April 2022

We start to unwrap this week’s Easter eggs with Giving The World Away, the new album from Hatchie, which is the truest introduction to the songwriter at the helm of the project, Harriette Pilbeam. Although her sound – a dazzling dream-pop and shoegaze tangle – arrived fully-formed, it’s here that she distils the core of…

Pre-sale of the week: Interpol – The Other Side Of Make-Believe, out 15 July

Rather than be sent scrambling like so many other musicians on tour or promoting enhanced music, when lockdown clamped in March 2020, Interpol quickly got into a productive mood. Coming from a group whose early work was characterised by Polish knife-wielders and incarcerated serial killers, you might expect Interpol’s pandemic record to be an emotional…

New releases for 15 April 2022

We open the lid on this week’s tempting tidbits with one of the most thrilling rock albums of recent years: Shoot Me Your Ace. Produced by former Duran Duran/Power Station guitarist Andy Taylor, this album showcases Reef’s talents and is a blast of unadulterated rock’n’roll joy that – from the title track’s swaggering opening salvo…

New releases for 8 April 2022

This week’s batch of lovelies opens with Fear Of The Dawn, the fourth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White’s Third Man Studio during the course of 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, pressed…

Pre-sale of the week: Fleet Foxes – A Very Lonely Solstice, out 1 July

A Very Lonely Solstice, the new album from Fleet Foxes, captures a poignant moment in time. The recording was originally broadcast as a live-stream event on the winter solstice of 2020, just days after New York declared a state of emergency tightening restrictions again in response to increasing COVID-19 cases. Pecknold describes the set as…

New releases for 1 April 2022

The first of this week’s peaches comes from Paul Cauthen, who first earned his reputation as a fire-breathing truth-teller with the acclaimed roots-rock band Sons of Fathers, but it wasn’t until the 2016 release of his solo debut, My Gospel, that he truly tapped into the full depth of his prodigious talents. Vice Noisey dubbed…

Pre-sale of the week: Muse – Will Of The People, out 26 August

Muse frontman Matt Bellamy says: “Will Of The People was created in Los Angeles and London and is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world. A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests & riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters and the destabilization of the…