New releases for 25 June 2021

Our summer sizzlers for this week start with Rose City Band, aka celebrated guitarist Ripley Johnson. A prolific songwriter, Johnson started Rose City Band to have an outlet to explore songwriting styles apart from Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo, where he is often not the lead songwriter. Rose City Band allowed him to follow his…

New releases for 30 April 2021

There’s a slew of releases due out on 30 April, and we’ve managed to whittle them down to 8 peaches for you. First is Young Heart, the fourth studio album from Jasmine van den Bogaerde aka Birdy. Following a half-decade hiatus that saw her essentially rediscover her artistic muse and re-energise, the new album is…

New releases for 26 February 2021

We kick off a busy week of releases on 26 February with For Those That Wish To Exist, the ninth studio album from England-based post-metalcore quintet Architects. The self-produced record arrives as the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2018 release Holy Hell, which took a look at the pain and despair that lay at…

New releases for 11 September 2020

The first of 11 September’s releases comes from Everything Everything, whose approach to Re-Animator was to streamline the creative process by focusing on harmonies and melodies over synths and programming. Inspiration came thick and fast: wonderment at the wider world despite the horror of its politics; existentialism and the prolonged, if fading, youthfulness of being…

New releases for 24 July 2020

We kick off this week’s goodies with a reminder of last week’s release of the week, which has been delayed but is good enough to mention again! Fetch The Bolt Cutters, the fifth studio album from Fiona Apple, is astonishing, intimate and demonstrates a refusal to be silenced. It’s as if she has returned to…

Pre-sale of the week: PJ Harvey – Dry, out 24 July and Dry Demos, out 7 August

Dry is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician PJ Harvey, originally released on Too Pure Records on 30 March 1992. The album was recorded at The Icehouse, a local studio in Yeovil. Critically lauded both on release and retrospectively, the album contains the singles ‘Dress’ and ‘Sheela-Na-Gig’. The album is now available…