New releases for 22 June 2015

22 June is a great week for fans of American music, with new releases from Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, Wolf Alice, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Meg Baird, Rickie Lee Jones and a 10th anniversary edition of Black Mountain’s debut. There is also a new album from British pop superstar Mika. Album of the week is Wolf…

New releases for 15 June 2015

Release of the week for 15 June is a close thing between Sarah Cracknell’s Red Kite and the Keston Cobblers Club’s WIldfire, and Sarah Cracknell just gets it. The week also brings new albums from James Taylor, Giorgio Moroder (his first since 1985!), The Selecter, Hilary Duff, Kathryn Williams and Hudson Mohawke.   Click here…

More fantastic live music in June!

I am delighted to be able to announce two forthcoming in-store performances during June: First up, Larkin Poe will be appearing at 2pm on Saturday 20th June. They are currently supporting Elvis Costello on his UK tour. Wikipedia describes them as an American roots rock duo who feature strong southern harmonies, heavy electric guitar riffs,…

New releases for 8 June 2015

Album of the week is Ten Songs from Live at Carnegie Hall by Ryan Adams, and there are new albums from Muse, Of Monsters & Men and Tremonti, plus debuts from collaboration projects FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks) and Simpson/Cutting/Kerr (Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr), Leftfield’s first release for 16 years, and a…

New releases for 1 June 2015

Florence + The Machine, Simply Red and Jamie XX all have fine releases out next week, as do Melody Gardot, Slaves, Sun Kil Moon and Helloween; however, the album of the week just has to be What Kind of Love from Danny & The Champions of the World. If you think we’ve been influenced by…

New releases for 25 May 2015

My release of the week is, unusually, a re-release. However, it is such a great album and has been so long out of print that it deserves its place. It’s Ryan Adams’ seminal debut, Heartbreaker, and every home really should have a copy! This week also sees new albums from The Vaccines, Ash, Pokey Lafarge,…

New releases for 18 May 2015

This week sees another fine batch of new releases, including alt-metal superstars Faith No More’s first for 18 years, a new solo effort from Brandon Flowers, the debut of Eliza Carthy & Tim Eriksen, a Whitesnake tribute to Deep Purple, a new album from Hot Chip, a film score from Nick Cave & Warren Ellis…

New releases for 11 May 2015

Release of the week was a bit of a difficult one, very tempted by the Mighty Fall’s Sub Lingual Tablet, but in the end I’ve gone with Thea Gilmore’s retrospective with a difference, Ghosts & Graffiti. This week also brings a retrospective from Eric Clapton, a rare glimpse into the rehearsal process for a Leonard…