New releases for 2 September 2016

September looks like being a monumental month for new releases. Our recommended eight for 2 September start with Ward Thomas, whose startling new album, Cartwheels, they say themselves, is not just a country album. Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy is one of the UK’s most accomplished and distinctive songwriters, and he’s in fine form…

New releases for 26 August 2016

First of our recommended releases for 26 August is a covers record with a difference from The Devil Makes Three – each side of Redemption & Ruin has an old-fashioned concept all on its own: the songs chosen relate to either redemption or ruin. Neat! De La Soul release And The Anonymous Nobody, an album…

New releases for 19 August 2016

First up for release on 19 August is Slow Club’s cheerily titled One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Any More, which contains more of their gorgeous melodies. John Paul White releases his first solo album since the break up of the much loved Civil Wars; titled Beulah, this is a triumph of dark southern…

New releases for 12 August 2016

Our recommended releases for 12 August start with Thee Oh See’s The Weird Exits, on which the guitars manage to be both huge and ethereal all at the same time; The Amity Affliction’s This Could Be Heartbreak is certainly their most revealing release yet; legendary psych-rockers Acid Mothers Temple serve up another hefty slice of…

Pre-release of the week: Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1967–1972, out 11 November

Pre-sale of the week is The Early Years 1967–1972 by Pink Floyd, out on 11 November. Features: • Many hours of rare and unreleased music and video from the Pink Floyd archive • 6 ‘year’ volumes plus a bonus exclusive ‘extras’ package across 27 discs • Over 20 unreleased songs including 1967’s ‘Vegetable Man’ and…

New releases for 5 August 2016

The recommended releases for 5 August kick off with Dinosaur Jr’s Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not – as entertaining a slice of riotous rock’n’roll as you could wish to hear. Wild Beasts’ Boy King is for all those who enjoy sinuous melodies winding around some beautifully dark songs. Blues Pills also bring full-on…