New releases for 21 September 2018

This week’s recommended lovelies start with Billy F Gibbons. Billy is of course best-known as one-third of ZZ Top, and The Big Bad Blues sees him return to his first love, the blues. The album follows on from his Afro-Cuban-flavoured 2015 solo debut Perfectamundo and is a superb collection of down and dirty, raw rock…

New releases for 26 January 2018

The year has really kicked into action with loads of releases for 26 January. Our first recommended release is All Melody, the seventh studio album from Nils Frahm, whose new bespoke studio has allowed him the freedom to explore without restriction. Merging musical flavours like jazz, house and dub all orbit Frahm’s classically influenced core.…

Pre-sale of the week: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Black Coffee, out 26 January

Pre-sale of the week is Black Coffee by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, out on 26 January. It’s been 4 years since the critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated, No. 1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was released by singer-songwriter Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa. They have reunited for Black Coffee – another collection of scorching interpretations…

New releases for 23 June 2017

23 June brings us the following aural delights: Danny & The Champions Of The World’s sixth studio album, Brilliant Light, is more of the infectious country soul that makes them so beloved. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s second album of the year so far, Murder Of The Universe, posits as its main theme the…

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 25 March 2016

Amongst the small but perfectly formed new releases for the 25th March is Bob Mould’s Patch the Sky, which boasts that rarest of things, a lovely balance of bright melody and dark story; talking of darkness, Birdy’s Beautiful Eyes has been described as about overcoming the dark, and it does a fine job of that.…

New releases for 2 October 2015

There are some great new releases for 2nd October – unusually for the first week of the month. Mercury Rev return with a fine new album, and the brilliantly named Eagles of Death Metal – don’t worry, it’s rock not death metal! – have a new one. The hardest-working man in blues, Joe Bonamassa, has…