Pre-sale of the week: Katy J Pearson – Someday, Now, out 20 September

Following 2020’s Return and 2022’s Sound of the Morning, Katy J Pearson’s signature acoustic-led, sweetly-voiced singer-songwriter fare is transmuted on Someday, Now through the desk of electronic producer Nathan Jenkins aka Bullion. After a period of burnout, self-enforced exile from music-making, and solo travel, Pearson came back to her practice with clarity of mind and…

Pre-sale of the week: Joanne Shaw Taylor – Heavy Soul, out 7 June

Chart-topping British blues-rocker Joanne Shaw Taylor returns with her eagerly anticipated 9th studio album, Heavy Soul. Following 2022’s universally praised Nobody’s Fool, Joanne yet again effortlessly demonstrates her blues rock wizardry as well her ever-evolving skills as a singer-songwriter. Heavy Soul highlights Joanne’s guitar prowess and instantly recognisable, smokey-yet-sultry vocals across seven brand-new original tracks…

Pre-sale of the week: Jon Hopkins – Ritual, out 30 August

By turns devotional, empowering and nurturing, Jon Hopkins’ forthcoming Ritual is a 41-minute electronic symphony built from cavernous subs, hypnotic drumming and transcendent melodic interplay. Tense, immersive and ultimately triumphant, it is a culmination of themes explored throughout his 22-year career, and acts as the kinetic counterpart to 2021’s Music for Psychedelic Therapy. A single…

New releases for 3 May 2024

We kick off this week’s smokin’ six with The Red Clay Strays, who hail from the red-clay dirt of Mobile, Alabama, and have spent the past year trailblazing their musical path across the USA. Their debut album, Moment of Truth, has become a massive word-of-mouth success Stateside, driven by the breakout hit single ‘Wondering Why’.…

Pre-sale of the week: Fontaines D.C – Romance, out 23 August

Romance is without doubt the most assured, inventive and sonically adventurous record yet from Dublin-made, now London-based band Fontaines D.C, who reached number 1 in the UK and Irish album charts with their acclaimed 2022 album, Skinty Fia, and received a host of accolades including “International Group of the Year” at the 2023 BRIT Awards.…