Pre-sale of the week: Evanesence – The Bitter Truth, out 26 March

The Bitter Truth is an epic, guitar-driven collection from Evanescence that’s inspired by the (often-bitter) realities of the 21st Century and our world. The band’s first original LP in ten years is a return-to-force – and one hell of a rock album. Lead single ‘Yeah Right’ is heavy and playful, its industrial groove combining with…

Pre-sale of the week: Jane Weaver – Flock, out 5 March

Flock is the record that Jane Weaver always wanted to make – the most genuine version of herself, complete with unpretentious day-glo pop sensibilities, wit, kindness, humour and glamour. A consciously positive vision for negative times, a brooding and ethereal creation. The album features an untested new fusion of seemingly unrelated compounds fused into an…

Pre-sale of the week: William The Conqueror – Maverick Thinker, out 5 March

William The Conqueror have paid their dues. Like the sportsman cutting chipped teeth in the lower leagues before shooting to the very top, this band have lugged all the amps, placated the in-house sound guy for an easier life, their nails dirty, their hair unkempt. Enough. Except it’s never enough, because despite the slinky, swampy,…