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…

New releases for 15 April 2022

We open the lid on this week’s tempting tidbits with one of the most thrilling rock albums of recent years: Shoot Me Your Ace. Produced by former Duran Duran/Power Station guitarist Andy Taylor, this album showcases Reef’s talents and is a blast of unadulterated rock’n’roll joy that – from the title track’s swaggering opening salvo…

New releases for 8 April 2022

This week’s batch of lovelies opens with Fear Of The Dawn, the fourth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White’s Third Man Studio during the course of 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, pressed…

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…

New releases for 1 April 2022

The first of this week’s peaches comes from Paul Cauthen, who first earned his reputation as a fire-breathing truth-teller with the acclaimed roots-rock band Sons of Fathers, but it wasn’t until the 2016 release of his solo debut, My Gospel, that he truly tapped into the full depth of his prodigious talents. Vice Noisey dubbed…

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…

New releases for 25 March 2022

This week’s spring selection bursts open with Cowboy Junkies – long admired for the carefully chosen cover versions of songs that have been part of their repertoire from the very beginning – who release Songs Of The Recollection, which consists of nine covers: some newly recorded and others curated from previous album projects. This inspired,…

New releases for 18 March 2022

This week’s zingers start with Torpedo, which signals a band refreshed, inspired by the new and not resting on the strength of their considerable successes. Like so many of Feeder’s high points, Torpedo is a communal experience that considers the processes through which we deal with what’s in front of us. Musically it acts as…