New releases for 6 November 2015

6 November sees a re-recording of the seminal songs from Natalie Merchant’s Tigerlily called Paradise is There, Billy Gibbons graces us with his first solo effort which has, of all things, a distinctive Latin American feel to it, shoegaze legends Ride return with a re-release of the genre creating album Nowhere, including extra tracks, Björk…

New releases for 30 October 2015

30 October is a huge day for new releases and could easily have included Enter Shikari, Martin Courtney, Son Volt, Maverick Sabre, Alison Moorer and more. The 8 stand-out releases are: Guy Garvey’s solo album, which confounds the stereotypes of lead-singer solo albums either being the same as the band or frankly bonkers; Matt Behringer’s…

Pre-release of the week: Sunn O))), Kannon

Pre-sale of the week is Kannon, an exuberant new release from doom metal overlords Sunn 0))), available at a discounted price prior to its release on 4th December. Kannon was composed in the aftershadow of Sunn O)))’s immersive collaborations with Scott Walker and Ulver, and from the broad and influential wake of Monoliths & Dimensions.…

New releases for 23 October 2015

There are some fine new releases for 23 October. If you like your pop witty and exceptionally well crafted then Paul Heaton and Jacqueline Abbot’s new release, Wisdom, Laughter and Lines, is for you. Joanna Newsom’s latest, Divers, continues prove what a singular songwriter she is. Killing Joke’s Pylon snarls in all the right places,…

New releases for 16 October 2015

Out on 16 October, The Twilight Sad’s Òran Mór Session is a bewitching companion to last year’s acclaimed album. There are spme wonderful John Foxx’s soundscapes in London Overgrown. Alela Diane has teamed up with Ryan Francesconi to deliver a fine new release. There’s also a couple of folk releases seeing the light of day…

New releases for 9 October 2015

This week sees the pace of new releases drop slightly, but there are still some belters due out on 9th October. This week’s eclectic selection starts with Jesse Malin, who returns with a fine effort, Outsiders. I have fallen in love with Israel Nash’s Silver Season – a fine example of cosmic American music. Small…

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…

New releases for 25 September 2015

There’s a huge number of new releases for 25 September – reducing them to 8 was quite some task! To start with, there are massive box sets from David Bowie and Queen. The pre-sales for Queen’s Studio Collection have gone amazingly well so anyone thinking of an Christmas gift (sorry!) should get in early before…