New releases for 23 October 2020

Since their 2008 debut album Krülle Bol, This Is The Kit (led by Kate Stables) have unpicked emotional knots and woven remarkable stories. Even by her high standards, however, Off Off On is a beautifully clear distillation of Stables’ song-writing gifts. By the end of 2018, the band had finished touring their last album, the…

Pre-sale of the week: Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You, out 23 October

Letter To You is the brand new studio album from Bruce Springsteen with the E Street Band, a rock album fuelled by the band’s heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound. Springsteen’s 20th studio album was recorded at his home studio in New Jersey, and is his first album including the E Street Band since 2012’s High Hopes…

New releases for 14 June 2019

This week’s six of the best start with Doom Days, the grippingly confident third album from Bastille. This is a record of hope for turbulent times that sees the Grammy-nominated, Brit-winning four-piece stretch out and open up like never before. Doom Days marks something of a shift in perception from its widely acclaimed No.1 predecessor,…

New releases for 7 December 2018

Our smashers for this week open with the 40th(!) studio album of Van Morrison’s storied career. The modestly titled The Prophet Speaks features 6 brand-new Van compositions amongst the 14 songs. Van himself said: “It was important for me to get back to recording new music as well as doing some of the blues material…

Pre-sale of the week: Bruce Springsteen – On Broadway, out 14 December

Springsteen On Broadway is the solo acoustic performance written and performed by Tony Award, Academy Award, and 20-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen On Broadway, based on his best-selling autobiography Born To Run, is a unique evening with The Boss, his guitar, a piano, and his very personal stories. In addition, the show features…

New releases for 23 September 2016

The quality new releases just keep rolling in! First up for 23 September is Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea, another fine album of ethereal folk from singer-songwriter Michael Rosenburg, better known as Passenger. Live At The Greek is the latest in a lengthy list of live albums from surely the hardest-working man…

New releases for 4 December 2015

4 December must represent the most diverse selection of new releases so far this year, from the crafted populism of Coldplay, the pure pop-soul of Jools & Ruby, Lush’s comprehensive retrospective box set, New York noise merchants Swans and the ambient doom metal of Sunn O))). Release of the week is Bruce Springsteen’s The Ties…