Pre-sale of the week: Sampa The Great – As Above, So Below, out 20 January

Sampa The Great’s latest masterpiece, As Above So Below, is a celebration of family and heritage, taking inspiration from Zamrock, Zambia’s fusion genre. Relocating home to Zambia during the pandemic, Sampa sought to reconnect with a different side of herself, a side that is freer and closer in resemblance to the younger artistry she cultivated…

Pre-sale of the week: Shame – Food For Worms, out 24 February

If Songs Of Praise was fuelled by pint-sloshing teenage vitriol, then Drunk Tank Pink delved into a different kind of intensity. Wading into uncharted musical waters, emboldened by their wit and earned cynicism, Shame created something with the abandon of a band who had nothing to lose. Having forced their way through their second album’s…

Pre-sale of the week: Delays – Faded Seaside Glamour on LP, out 27 January

Faded Seaside Glamour, the atmospheric and evocative debut album from Southampton’s very own Delays, gets its first outing on vinyl. Originally released in 2004, the fragile strength of frontman Greg Gilbert’s vocals intertwine intoxicatedly with the forward-looking synths of his brother Aaron, Colin Fox’s bass and Rowly’s drumming to create a series of affecting songs…

Pre-sale of the week: The Lathums – From Nothing To A Little Bit More, out 24 February

Initial order copies of the album on all formats will be supplied with an exclusive polaroid picture of the band. The Lathums state their intentions to supercharge their continued rise with the release of brand new album From Nothing To A Little Bit More. The album promises eleven brand-new songs, including ‘Sad Face Baby’ and…

Pre-sale of the week: Robert Forster – The Candle & The Flame, out 3 February

Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Robert Forster’s 8th solo album, The Candle And The Flame, has followed a very different creative path from Forster’s previous works. The first single, titled ‘She’s A Fighter’, reveals just a part of what became a journey of creating music with family and friends with a need to find joy and solace…

Pre-sale of the week: The Murder Capital – Gigi’s Recovery, out 20 January

For their second studio album, Gigi’s Recovery, The Murder Capital had to learn to navigate their personal relationships through the relationships they harnessed with these new songs. Although they didn’t know what these songs would actually sound like, the band knew what they wanted them to feel like – and worked backwards from there. “We…