Pre-sale of the week: Metallica – S&M2, out 28 August

The S&M2 concerts by Metallica with San Francisco Symphony in September 2019 were historic on multiple levels, serving as the grand opening of San Francisco’s Chase Center, reuniting the band and orchestra for the first time since the 1999 performances captured on the Grammy-winning S&M album, and featuring the first-ever symphonic renditions of songs written…

Pre-sale of the week: Emily Barker – A Dark Murmuration Of Words, out 4 September

On A Dark Murmuration Of Words, Emily Barker contends with a modern era built on racial and gender inequality, poverty and slavery, environmental exploitation and the climate crisis, finding them all connected by the dark shadow of patriarchy, pursuits of power, and the suppression of history. “Finding meaning becomes challenging with the deafening clamour of…

Pre-sale of the week: Bright Eyes – Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was, out 21 August

A lone pair of footsteps meanders down a street in Omaha, into the neighbourhood bar and then into a near-imperceptible tangle of conversations – about wars, sleepless nights – a surrealist din pushing against the sound of ragtime. Then, as the background quiets, a line rings out clearly: “I think about how much people need…

Pre-sale of the week: JARV IS… – Beyond The Pale, out 17 July

JARV IS… pleased to announce its debut album, Beyond The Pale, which is the first original music from Jarvis Cocker since the Further Complications album in 2009. JARV IS… a band featuring Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar, percussion), Serafina Steer (harp, keyboards, vocals), Emma Smith (violin, guitar vocals), Andrew McKinney (bass, vocals), Jason Buckle (synthesiser &…

Pre-sale of the week: PJ Harvey – Dry, out 24 July and Dry Demos, out 7 August

Dry is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician PJ Harvey, originally released on Too Pure Records on 30 March 1992. The album was recorded at The Icehouse, a local studio in Yeovil. Critically lauded both on release and retrospectively, the album contains the singles ‘Dress’ and ‘Sheela-Na-Gig’. The album is now available…

Pre-sale of the week: Biffy Clyro – A Celebration Of Ending, out 15 May

Biffy Clyro have announced their new album, A Celebration Of Endings. “This is a very forward-looking album from a personal perspective and a societal perspective,” explains frontman Simon Neil. “The title is about seeing the joy in things changing, rather than the sadness. Change means progression and evolution. You can retain everything you loved before,…