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…