Pre-sale of the week: Nathaniel Rateliffe – And It’s Still Alright, out 14 February

And It’s Still Alright is the first solo album in almost seven years from Americana-soul star Nathaniel Rateliff. It’s quieter and more reflective than the exuberant soul with which his band The Night Sweats made their name, but still has the same urgency and indelible appeal. The album explores themes of love, loss and perseverance:…

Pre-sale of the week: Drive-By Truckers – The Unraveling, out 31 January

Drive-By Truckers’ 12th studio album, The Unraveling – their first in more than three years – was recorded at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis. Co-founding singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood both spent much of the past three years doing battle with deep pools of writer’s block. “How do you put these…

Pre-sale of the week: Bombay Bicycle Club – Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, out 17 January

Everything Else Has Gone Wrong is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to British band Bombay Bicycle Club’s acclaimed number 1 charting, Mercury Music Prize nominated fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow released back in 2014. Vocalist and guitarist Jack Steadman explains: “This is an album for anyone who’s ever turned to music in a time…