Pre-release of the week: Joanne Shaw Taylor – Wild, out 30 September

Pre-sale of the week is Wild by Joanne Shaw Taylor, out on 30 September. Wild is the highly-anticipated new album from fabulous blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor, following her 2014 release The Dirty Truth. Joanne has been hailed by The Sunday Times for her “killer licks, soaring solos and heart-wrenching vocals”, and Joe Bonamassa has…

Pre-release of the week: Moulettes – Preternatural, out 27 May

Pre-sale of the week is Preternatural by Moulettes, out on 27 May. Brighton-based collective Moulettes continue their journey into the alt.pop/rock/folk universe with the release of their most accomplished album to date. “I’ve always been fascinated by the natural world,” says lead singer Hannah Miller. “But an article in New Scientist compelled me to look…

Pre-release of the week: The Lumineers – Cleopatra, out 8 April

Pre-sale of the week is Cleopatra, the second album from platinum-selling Denver trio The Lumineers – the follow up to their multi-Grammy-nominated self-titled debut. There is something timeless about this band that links their songs to 18th century pastorals, 19th century work songs, 20th century folk narratives and 21st century post-modern cinematic soundscapes. Success hasn’t…

Pre-release of the week: PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project, out 15 April

Pre-sale of the week is The Hope Six Demolition Project, which draws on several journeys undertaken by PJ Harvey, who spent time in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, DC over a four-year period. The album was recorded last year in residency at London’s Somerset House. The exhibition, entitled ‘Recording in Progress’, saw Harvey, her band, producers…