New releases for 26 July & 2 August 2019

This week our recommendations cover releases for the next two weeks. The first of 26th July’s recommended releases is Duck, the seventh studio album from Kaiser Chiefs, a band primarily inspired by the new wave and punk rock music of the late 1970s and 1980s. The follow-up to their 2016 album Stay Together includes the…

New releases for 29 March 2019

This week’s smashers start off with Hundred Records favourites Son Volt, whose new album, Union, showcases more of the pain of division, while still taking time to spotlight music’s ability to heal and offer respite from troubling sociopolitical times. “There are so many forces driving our country apart,” says founding member Jay Farrar. “What can…

New releases for 26 October 2018

Our six treats for this week open with Aviary, the latest from Los Angeles composer Julia Holter. It’s an epic journey and her most breathtakingly expansive album yet. The follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2015 album Have You In My Wilderness is full of startling turns and dazzling instrumental arrangements. “Amidst all the internal and…

New releases for 20 & 27 July 2018

We kick off our recommendations for 20 & 27 July with the news that Ty Segall & White Fence are become one again, regrooving what we once called Hair into what is now Joy. Rock is dead, according to them, so experience the commencement of on-beyond rock: music made with old tools but emitted from…

New releases for 26 January 2018

The year has really kicked into action with loads of releases for 26 January. Our first recommended release is All Melody, the seventh studio album from Nils Frahm, whose new bespoke studio has allowed him the freedom to explore without restriction. Merging musical flavours like jazz, house and dub all orbit Frahm’s classically influenced core.…

New releases for 27 January 2017

We have 6 great new releases for 27 January. Sleater-Kinney kick us off with Live In Paris, an incendiary show from their tour to promote the fantastic No Cities To Love. Tift Merritt follows up Travelling Alone with Stitch Of The World, a fine album full of thoughtful, reflective songs. Ty Segall’s first release of…

New releases for 27 November 2015

27 November brings a select and varied batch of releases. First up is a set of the complete master recordings for John Coltrane’s absolutely essential A Love Supreme, including a fine recording of the only time that album was performed live in its entirety. Def Leppard’s first studio album in 7 years is creatively titled,…