New releases for 26 June 2020

We kick off this week’s recommendations with Khruangbin, a group that has always been multilingual, weaving far-flung musical languages like East Asian surf-rock, Persian funk and Jamaican dub into mellifluous harmony. But on their third album, they’re finally speaking out loud. Mordechai features vocals prominently on nearly every song, a first for the mostly instrumental…

New releases for 19 April 2019

Even with Record Store Day dominating the week, we still have 6 smashers for you from 19th April’s releases. We start with Serfs Up!, the third album from Fat White Family, which marks the most gratifying and unexpected creative volte-face in recent musical history. Having released Songs For Our Mothers, core members Lias and Nathan…

New releases for 13 July 2018

We lead off 13 July’s new releases with Back Roads And Abandoned Motels, on which The Jayhawks play their own versions of songs written by front man Gary Louris with and for other artists, including Dixie Chicks, Scott Thomas, Carrie Rodriguez and more. PBS’s Sessions At West 54th brought the hottest and hippest acts to…

New releases for 1 December 2017

There are plenty of top releases coming up in December that we’re excited about. We start of with On Air, which showcases the early vibrancy of The Rolling Stones live, includes eight performances not released officially before and is arguably the Stones at their early, raw peak. U2 return with Songs Of Experience, a companion…

New releases for 29 September 2017

Our recommended releases for 29 September start with Live At Pompeii, recorded when David Gilmour returned to the ancient amphitheatre 45 years after the legendary Pink Floyd gig there with a show including songs from throughout his career, including many Floyd classics. Chris Rea plays to his strengths with Road Songs For Lovers, which showcases…

New releases for 2 December 2016

There aren’t many albums released this close to Christmas, but some of them are still well worth checking out. 2 December brings us Hamburg Demonstrations, the new album from ex-Libertines front man Pete Doherty, a live performance from Public Service Broadcasting’s Race For Space tour at Brixton Academy, and a collection of sessions recorded for…

Pre-sale of the week: The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome, out 2 December

We’re really excited to announce the release of Blue & Lonesome by The Rolling Stones, out on 2 December. We’re offering Blue & Lonesome at special pre-release prices, which won’t be available after release. Pre-release offer CD £10.99 / 2-LP £25.99 / Deluxe CD box set £34.99 Blue & Lonesome is the first studio album by The Rolling Stones…

New releases for 3 June 2016

We’ve got some fine new releases for 3 June. The Kills return with Ash & Ice, which is a great addition to their catalogue. A strong contender for release of the week is Dexys’ Let The Record Show, which really showcases Kevin Rowlands’ singular and uncompromising vision. Totally Stripped highlights The Rolling Stones’ strengths with…

New releases for 8 June 2015

Album of the week is Ten Songs from Live at Carnegie Hall by Ryan Adams, and there are new albums from Muse, Of Monsters & Men and Tremonti, plus debuts from collaboration projects FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks) and Simpson/Cutting/Kerr (Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr), Leftfield’s first release for 16 years, and a…