Pre-sale of the week: Interpol – The Other Side Of Make-Believe, out 15 July

Rather than be sent scrambling like so many other musicians on tour or promoting enhanced music, when lockdown clamped in March 2020, Interpol quickly got into a productive mood. Coming from a group whose early work was characterised by Polish knife-wielders and incarcerated serial killers, you might expect Interpol’s pandemic record to be an emotional…

Pre-sale of the week: Fleet Foxes – A Very Lonely Solstice, out 1 July

A Very Lonely Solstice, the new album from Fleet Foxes, captures a poignant moment in time. The recording was originally broadcast as a live-stream event on the winter solstice of 2020, just days after New York declared a state of emergency tightening restrictions again in response to increasing COVID-19 cases. Pecknold describes the set as…

Pre-sale of the week: Muse – Will Of The People, out 26 August

Muse frontman Matt Bellamy says: “Will Of The People was created in Los Angeles and London and is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world. A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests & riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters and the destabilization of the…

Pre-sale of the week: Porridge Radio – Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky, out 20 May

When Porridge Radio’s Dana Margolin, one of the most vital new voices in rock, began to consider the themes of her new album, three vivid words began to emerge: joy, fear and endlessness. The artwork of the band’s third full-length, Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky, is a surreal image that evokes the ducks…

New releases for 4 March 2022

We kick off this week’s sparkling six with Oochya!, the brand new studio album by Stereophonics, which features 15 tracks including the brand new single ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’. As Stereophonics celebrate 25 years as one of the UK’s most loved bands, Kelly Jones continues to cement his place amongst the great British songwriters with…