New releases for 28 October 2022

We crack open this week’s box of delights to reveal the aforementioned Old Kind Of Magic, the fifth long-player from Native Harrow, which arrives two years into their new life in Sussex. In this new place, they have self-produced a work that is simultaneously their most sweepingly expansive and delicately intimate album to date. The…

New releases for 21 October 2022

The first of this week’s sparklers is Taylor Swift’s new studio album, Midnights. This 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. Direction Of…

New releases for 14 October 2022

As autumn arrives and the nights start to draw in, we’ve got six crackers to give you a warm glow. Here we go! The last time you heard The Big Moon was when you welcomed the release of their dazzling second album, Walking Like We Do, back in January 2020, when life was very different…

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…