Pre-sale of the week: The Mars Volta – The Mars Volta, out 16 September

Breaking a decade of omertà, The Mars Volta reawaken from their lengthy hiatus with an eponymous album that radically reshapes their paradigm. Formed by guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, The Mars Volta rose from the ashes of El Paso punk-rock firebrands At The Drive-In in 2001. On a mission to “honour our roots…

Pre-sale of the week: Buddy Guy – The Blues Don’t Lie, out 30 September

The Blues Don’t Lie is the amazing new album from Buddy Guy, and is the legend’s 34th studio album, following 2018’s Grammy-winning The Blues Is Alive And Well. Produced by songwriter and drummer Tom Hambridge, The Blues Don’t Lie features guests including Mavis Staples, Elvis Costello, James Taylor, Jason Isbell, and more. The album will…

Pre-sale of the week: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Return Of The Dream Canteen, out 14 October

The news of Return Of The Dream Canteen’s imminent release marks the Red Hot Chili Peppers’s second album of 2022, hot on the heels of the platinum-selling chart topper Unlimited Love, which debuted at #1 in the UK in April. It will also be the band’s second Rick Rubin-produced album of 2022, and reinforces their…