New releases for 19 April 2024

This week’s hot six blasts off with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Pearl Jam, who return with their highly anticipated new album, Dark Matter. The band’s 12th studio album was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Watt. It All Comes Down to This features 10 straight-to-the-point tracks and takes A Certain Ratio back…

Pre-sale of the week: London Grammar – The Greatest Love, out 13 September

The Greatest Love follows British trio London Grammar’s critically acclaimed number 1 album Californian Soil, which was released in 2021 and earned the band their second Brit nomination for Best British Group. Arriving over a decade since the trio first entered the industry, the new album is a celebration; the sound of a band laying…

New releases for 12 April 2024

First out of the bag this week is One Deep River, which features 12 unhurriedly elegant new songs from Mark Knopfler, and his warm Geordie vocal tone, his poetic storytelling lyrics and deft, richly melodic guitar playing are all present and correct and as dazzling as ever. One Deep River offers an unstoppable flow of…

Pre-sale of the week: The Decemberists – As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again, out 14 June

For over 20 years, The Decemberists have been one of the most original, daring and thrilling American rock bands. Their distinctive brand of hyper-literate folk-rock set them apart from the start, releasing nine full-length albums that are unbound by genre and highly ambitious. Now the beloved indie band is back with their first new album…

New releases for 5 April 2024

The first of our six Easter eggs for you is All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade, the first new album in nine years from The Libertines. On the album, the quartet of unlikely lads have gathered from their new-found homes in France, Denmark, Margate and London to solder their strongest-ever internal bond and to scale…

New releases for 29 March 2024

The first of this week’s bangers is from Ed Harcourt. While recognisably bearing all the hallmarks that have made him such an admired and prolific songwriter – one of Britain’s most cherished yet inventive music creators – his new record, El Magnifico, also finds him striving for something new. It is an Ed Harcourt record,…

Pre-sale of the week: Taylor Swift – The Tortured Poets Department, out 19 April

The behemoth that is Taylor Swift returns with The Tortured Poets Department – her eleventh studio album. No more needs to be said. Note: The LP is initially available on standard ‘ghosted’ white vinyl as well as ‘phantom’ clear vinyl, which is exclusive to physical record shops. Click here for more details and to order…

New releases for 22 March 2024

The first of this week’s sublime 6 comes from one of the most hard-working singer-songwriters in the game. Katie Crutchfield, who was raised near Waxahatchee Creek in Alabama, skipped town more than a decade ago and struck out on her own as Waxahatchee. Crutchfield says she never knew the road would lead her here, but…