New releases for 7 October 2022

We open our six scorchers for this week with As The Moon Rests, the follow-up to London-based singer-songwriter A.A. Williams’s 2020 debut Forever Blue. That debut was a brilliantly dramatic, unique and intimate walk on the dark side that fused bold and smouldering hues of post-rock and post-classical: by turns glacial and volcanic, blissful and…

Pre-sale of the week: The Murder Capital – Gigi’s Recovery, out 20 January

For their second studio album, Gigi’s Recovery, The Murder Capital had to learn to navigate their personal relationships through the relationships they harnessed with these new songs. Although they didn’t know what these songs would actually sound like, the band knew what they wanted them to feel like – and worked backwards from there. “We…

New releases for 30 September 2022

As the weather starts to cool, we’ve got six hot new releases for you. First, Björk returns with her 10th album, Fossora, whose title is the feminine form of the Latin word for digger. “Each album always starts with a feeling that I try to shape into sound; this time around the feeling was landing…

Pre-sale of the week: Taylor Swift – Midnights, out 21 October

Taylor Swift’s new studio album, Midnights, is a collection of music written in the middle of the night: a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we pace and the demons we face – the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout Taylor’s life. Note: The LP is initially available on limited-edition moonstone blue…

New releases for 23 September 2022

This week’s aural fireworks start with a bang as The Comet Is Coming returns with their second full-length album on Impulse! Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam, the newest effort from King Shabaka, Danalogue and Betamax finds the Mercury Prize-nominated trio creating a musical landscape that is as cerebral as it is physically enthralling. While containing elements of…

Pre-sale of the week: The Beatles – Revolver, out 28 October

Revolver is the 1966 album by The Beatles that changed everything. Spinning popular music off its axis and ushering in a vibrant new era of experimental, avant-garde sonic psychedelia, Revolver brought about a cultural sea change and marked an important turn in The Beatles’ own creative evolution. With Revolver, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison…

New releases for 9 September 2022

Kicking off this week’s peaches is How Do You Burn?, the ninth studio album from The Afghan Whigs, which finds the band in peak form and making the most thrilling music of their lives. The album is virile, ready for action, and frontman Greg Dulli is as swaggering, enigmatic and darkly charismatic as ever, and…

New releases for 2 September 2022

This week’s sensational six start with This Is Midpoint, the first album in which Tom Chaplin presents his whole self: as a writer, a singer, a husband, a world-beating artist with a past – and all the ups and downs that come with it – and, now, as a middle-aged man. It’s a beautiful collection…