Pre-sale of the week: Paul Weller – An Orchestrated Songbook, out 3 December

This extraordinary performance was a first for Paul Weller, performing with a full orchestra, and saw a quintessential selection of his vast catalogue exquisitely reworked and updated into 75 minutes of breath-taking music that was broadcast by the BBC. The set list includes classic tracks from The Jam, Style Council and Paul’s solo career. It…

New releases for 14 May 2021

We open this week’s selection of tasty treats with a brand-new album from Paul Weller. We may be cursed to be in the midst a global pandemic, buffeted by all of its stresses and pain. But everyone knows that art provides succour, that music is the most reliable balm. And for many there is further…

New releases for 27 November 2020

Our soaraway six for 27 November starts with the 14-song collection No Fun Mondays, which sees Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong putting his signature melodic-punk spin on the songs that have formed the soundtrack to his life, including classics by John Lennon, Billy Bragg and Johnny Thunders. The No Fun Mondays series launched in…

New releases for 3 July 2020

Our fantastic five for 3 July start with A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip, the latest from propulsive pop perennials Sparks – brothers Ron and Russell Mael – lift the lid on their new album, A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip, with the release of ‘Self-Effacing’, in which the evergreen masters of the musical vignette show no…

New releases for 14 September 2018

It’s a vintage week, and our smashers start with Paul Weller’s fourteenth solo album, True Meanings, a record unlike any he has ever made before. It’s characterised by grandiose yet delicate, lush orchestration: an aesthetic to which Paul’s better-than-ever voice, singing some of his most nakedly honest words, is perfectly suited. Turning 60 this year…

New releases for 12 May 2017

There are six mighty recommended releases out on 12 May. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood release their third album in the past 6 months, Betty’s Blends Volume 3, which captures the CRB at their very best during a set of live shows in southern USA. Paramore’s fifth studio album, After Laughter, comes after a 4-year wait…

Special pre-sale preview

As there are so few new releases out on the 14th April, we thought we would highlight some of the great new releases that have just been announced during the last couple of weeks. These are: Paul Weller – A Kind Revolution, Kasabian – For Crying Out Loud, The Charlatans – Different Days, Gorillaz –…

New releases for 18 May 2015

This week sees another fine batch of new releases, including alt-metal superstars Faith No More’s first for 18 years, a new solo effort from Brandon Flowers, the debut of Eliza Carthy & Tim Eriksen, a Whitesnake tribute to Deep Purple, a new album from Hot Chip, a film score from Nick Cave & Warren Ellis…