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Pre-sale of the week is Songs For The Drunk And Broken-Hearted by Passenger, out on 8 January.

Special pre-sale offer: Foo Fighters – Medicine At MidnightSpecial pre-sale offer: Bicep – IslesSpecial pre-sale offer: Sleaford Mods – Spare RibsSpecial pre-sale offer: Paul McCartney – McCartney IIISpecial pre-sale offer: Mogwai – As The Love ContinuesSpecial pre-sale offer: Steve Earle – J.T.Special pre-sale offer: Kamasi Washington – BecomingSpecial pre-sale offer: London Grammar – Californian SoilSpecial pre-sale offer: Goat Girl – On All FoursSpecial pre-sale offer: Tom Grennan – Evering Road

November: Taylor Swift – Folklore  |  The Smashing Pumpkins – CYR  |  Billie Joe Armstrong – No Fun Mondays  |  Paul Weller – On Sunset Remixes  |  Amy Winehouse – The Collection  |  Dream Theater – Distant Memories: Live In London  |  Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up  |  December: Kamasi Washington – Becoming  |  Puscifer – Existential Reckoning  |  Drive-By Truckers – The New OK  |  Paul McCartney – McCartney III  |  Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall  |  Kelly Jones – Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day  |  The Pineapple Thief – The Soord Sessions Volume 4  |  Fields Of The Nephilim – Elizium  |  Bob Marley & The Wailers – The Complete Island Recordings  |  Calexico – Seasonal Shift  |  Sigur Rós – Odin’s Raven Magic  |  The White Stripes – Greatest Hits  |  Belle And Sebastian – What To Look For In Summer  |  The Kills – Little Bastards  |  The Kinks – Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Pt. 1  |  Riverside – Lost’n’Found: Live In Tilburg  |  Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions)  |  Alanis Morissette – Havoc And Bright Lights  |  Blackfield – For The Music  |  January: Steven Wilson – The Future Bites  |  Kurt Vile – Speed, Sound, Lonely KV  |  Goat Girl – On All Fours  |  Jeff Tweedy – Love Is The King  |  Cerys Matthews – We Come from The Sun  |  Bicep – Isles  |  Sleaford Mods – Spare Ribs  |  Magnum – Dance Of The Black Tattoo  |  Passenger – Songs For The Drunk And Broken-Hearted  |  Buck Meek – Two Saviors  |  Bring Me The Horizon – Post Human: Survival Horror  |  James Yorkston And The Second Hand Orchestra – The Wide, Wide River  |  Shame – Drunk Tank Pink  |  February: Black Country, New Road – For The First Time  |  London Grammar – Californian Soil  |  Mogwai – As The Love Continues  |  Julien Baker – Little Oblivions  |  Maxïmo Park – Nature Always Wins  |  Foo Fighters – Medicine At Midnight  |  The Wedding Present – Locked Down And Stripped Back  |  March: Jane Weaver – Flock  |  Tom Grennan – Evering Road  |  Teenage Fanclub – Endless Arcade  |  William The Conqueror – Maverick Thinker  |  Steve Earle – J.T.

 


 

Taylor Swift – Folklore

Release date: 27 November

Taylor Swift - Folklore
  • Folklore is the eighth studio album by the American phenomenon that is Taylor Swift. The album was created in isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, with production from Aaron Dessner (The National), Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) and Swift herself. Departing from the mainstream pop sound of Swift’s previous releases, Folklore is an indie-folk, alternative-rock, electro-folk and chamber-pop album driven by pianos and guitars.
  • Note: the LP is available on clay-coloured vinyl.

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The Smashing Pumpkins – CYR

Release date: 27 November

The Smashing Pumpkins - CYR
  • CYR is the new album from Grammy Award-winning alternative-rock luminaries The Smashing Pumpkins. The 20-track album was produced by front-man Billy Corgan and recorded in Chicago, and features founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
  • Corgan said that the song ‘Cyr’ is “dystopic folly, one soul against the world sort of stuff, set against a backdrop of shifting loyalties and sped up time. To me it stands as both hopeful and dismissive of what is and isn’t possible with faith.
  • Global praise continues to pour in since the release of their current single and album namesake ‘Cyr’ – which was #1 most added at Alternative Radio first week of release – and ‘The Colour Of Love,’ both from the album. Variety applauded the songs for remaining “rooted in the now,” and for “effortlessly taking their place alongside a catalog of cherished Smashing Pumpkins classics,” while Billboard exclaimed “The Smashing Pumpkins are getting ready to smash it up once more.
  • Note: the LP is available on record shops exclusive baby-pink vinyl.

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Billie Joe Armstrong – No Fun Mondays

Release date: 27 November

Billie Joe Armstrong - No Fun Mondays
  • Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is set to release his covers series No Fun Mondays into a 14-song collection. No Fun Mondays sees Armstrong putting his signature melodic-punk spin on the songs that have formed the soundtrack to his life, including classics by John Lennon, Billy Bragg and Johnny Thunders.
  • The No Fun Mondays series launched in March on Green Day’s YouTube channel. Like many musicians, Armstrong expected to spend much of this year on the road, touring in support of Green Day’s chart-topping February album, Father of All… However, once the Covid-19 pandemic forced him to put those plans on pause, Armstrong got busy with a different kind of work. “While we’ve all been in quarantine I’ve been reflecting on the things that matter the most in my life: family, friends, and, of course, music,” he says. “I figure if we have to spend this time in isolation at least we can be alone together.
  • Note: the LP is available on indie-shops exclusive baby blue vinyl.

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Paul Weller – On Sunset Remixes

Release date: 27 November

Paul Weller - On Sunset Remixes
  • On Sunset Remixes is a very special limited-edition heavyweight 12" featuring 5 remixes of stand-out tracks from Paul Weller’s recent critically acclaimed No 1 album.
  • This eclectic collection was selected by Paul himself, with each reworking creating a fresh twist on the original track.
  • One of the singles originally taken from On Sunset, the sublime ‘More’, is given a dreamy, other-worldly remix by Skeleton Key, which is an alias for James Skelly of Liverpool band The Coral.
  • Senegalese drummer Seckou Keita creates a beautifully stripped back version of ‘Rockets’ featuring his added vocals and sparkling delicate strings, whilst acclaimed psych-folk singer Jane Weaver also plays with ‘Rockets’ but gives it a completely different mind-bending trippy feel.
  • Welsh songstress and synth player Gwenno contructs a minimalist and atmospheric sound on ‘Old Father Thyme’, creating a trance-like and abstract version. Le SuperHomard – whose singer, Julie Gros, appeared as guest vocalist on ‘More’ – give the album’s title track their own special French je ne sais quoi, conjuring up disco balls in plush nightclubs.

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Amy Winehouse – The Collection

Release date: 27 November

Amy Winehouse - The Collection
  • The Collection is a 5-CD set featuring the albums Frank, Back To Black and Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
  • Frank was Amy Winehouse’s debut album, originally released on 20 October 2003, and features the hit single ‘Stronger Than Me’ for which Amy won an Ivor Novello Award in 2004. Back To Black, widely regarded as a masterpiece by fans and critics alike, was originally released on 27th October 2006 and has sold over 16 million copies worldwide to date. It features the singles ‘Rehab’, ‘You Know I’m No Good’, ‘Back To Black’, ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ and ‘Love Is A Losing Game’. Lioness: Hidden Treasures is a posthumous compilation album, first released on 2nd December 2011, and notably features the Grammy Award-winning duet ‘Body and Soul’ with Tony Bennett.
  • In addition to these three albums, the set contains Live In London, a concert recorded at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London in 2007, and a collection of remixes from Frank and Back To Black, such as a Hot Chip remix of ‘Rehab’, and a Kardinal Beats remix of ‘Love Is A Losing Game’. These two discs appear on CD for the first time as part of this set.

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Dream Theater – Distant Memories: Live In London

Release date: 27 November

Dream Theater - Distant Memories: Live In London
  • Distant Memories: Live in London brings together selections from 2019’s Distance Over Time, in concert with the complete performance of 1999’s Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory, in what was one of the most anticipated and historic evenings in Dream Theater history, ultimately becoming this instant classic. The entirety of the band’s ‘The Distance Over Time Tour: Celebrating 20 Years of Scenes From a Memory’ is a testament to their fans’ long-term appreciation and love for the band.
  • As the band explain: “Whether you had a chance to see this tour in person and want to relive what was hopefully an awesome concert experience, or are enjoying the performance on video for the first time, Distant Memories very accurately and very beautifully captures the energy and excitement we all felt together at the Apollo this past February. We are beyond proud to offer this release with brilliant sound, visuals and artistic presentation, thanks to our talented mix engineer, director, visual artist and art director who we all value beyond words.

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Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up

Release date: 27 November

Paolo Nutini - Sunny Side Up
  • Sunny Side Up is the second studio album from Scottish singer-songwriter Paulo Nutini and his band The Vipers, which debuted at number one in the UK charts.
  • Note: The LP is available on yellow vinyl.

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Kamasi Washington – Becoming

Release date: 11 December

Kamasi Washington - Becoming
  • Kamasi Washington composed and produced the Emmy-nominated original score for Becoming, an intimate glimpse into the life of Michelle Obama. Produced by Netflix Originals, Becoming documented a moment of profound change for the former First Lady, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served for eight impactful years in the White House. Washington, who joined the project in its embryonic stages, provides a powerful musical backdrop.
  • Note: the gold vinyl LP is exclusive to indie shops.

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Puscifer – Existential Reckoning

Release date: 11 December

Puscifer - Existential Reckoning
  • Born somewhere in the Arizona desert, Puscifer is an electro-rock band, multimedia experience, travelling circus and alien-abduction survivors. An alternative rock supergroup from Los Angeles, the band consists of former Tool and A Perfect Circle member Maynard James Keenan alongside touring band members: currently, Carina Round, Mat Mitchell, Jeff Friedl. Mahsa Zargaran and Paul Barker. Formed in 1995 under the name Umlaut, the band’s debut EP, Don’t Shoot the Messenger, came out in 2007, followed by their debut album, “V” Is for Vagina, later the same year. This was followed by Conditions Of My Parole in 2011, and the latest album, Money Shot, in 2015.
  • Note: the LP is available on indie shops exclusive clear vinyl (300 for UK).

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Drive-By Truckers – The New OK

Release date: 18 December

Drive-By Truckers - The New OK
  • Drive-By Truckers’ 13th studio album, The New OK, arrives mere months after the release of the band’s highly acclaimed The Unraveling. Originally conceived as a quarantine EP collecting material recorded in Memphis during sessions for The Unraveling, the project quickly grew to include provocative new songs written and recorded over what Drive-By Truckers co-founder Patterson Hood calls “this endless summer of protests, riots, political shenanigans and pandemic horrors.” Tracks such as ‘Watching The Orange Clouds’ – inspired by the protests which followed George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police – and a fiery cover of The Ramones’ classic ‘The KKK Took My Baby Away’ (with vocals by bassist Matt Patton) were exchanged between Hood, co-founding singer/songwriter/guitarist Mike Cooley, bassist Patton, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Jay Gonzalez, and drummer Brad Morgan and then mixed by longtime DBT producer David Barbe.

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Paul McCartney – McCartney III

Release date: 11 December

Paul McCartney - McCartney III
  • 2020 marks 50 years since Paul McCartney released his self-titled first solo album. Featuring Paul playing every instrument and writing and recording every song, the effortless charms of 1970s McCartney have only grown in stature and influence over time. The chart-topping album would signify not only a creative rebirth for Paul, but also as a template for generations of indie and lo-fi musicians seeking to emulate its warm homespun vibe and timeless tunes including ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’, ‘Every Night’ and ‘The Lovely Linda’.
  • Today Paul announces the third album in a trilogy of classics, McCartney III. Paul’s eighteenth solo studio album follows 2018’s Egypt Station, and has been uniquely “Made in Rockdown”.
  • Paul hadn’t planned to release an album in 2020, but in the isolation of “Rockdown,” he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones. Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs would become McCartney III: a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II.
  • Recorded earlier this year in Sussex, McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. atop that foundation. The process first sparked when Paul returned to an unreleased track from the early ’90s, ‘When Winter Comes’ (co-produced by George Martin). Paul crafted a new passage for the song, giving rise to album opener ‘Long Tailed Winter Bird’ – while ‘When Winter Comes’, featuring its new 2020 intro ‘Winter Bird’, became the new album’s grand finale.
  • Speaking about the new album, Paul said: “I was living lockdown life on my farm with my family and I would go to my studio every day. I had to do a little bit of work on some film music and that turned into the opening track and then when it was done I thought what will I do next? I had some stuff I’d worked on over the years but sometimes time would run out and it would be left half-finished so I started thinking about what I had. Each day I’d start recording with the instrument I wrote the song on and then gradually layer it all up, it was a lot of fun. It was about making music for yourself rather than making music that has to do a job. So, I just did stuff I fancied doing. I had no idea this would end up as an album.
  • McCartney III’s vast and intimate range of modes and moods, from soul searching to wistful, from playful to raucous and all points between – captured with some of the same gear from Paul’s Rude Studio used as far back as 1971 Wings sessions. And Paul’s array of vintage instruments he played on the new album have an even more storied history, including Bill Black of Elvis Presley’s original trio’s double bass alongside Paul’s own iconic Hofner violin bass, and a mellotron from Abbey Road Studios used on Beatles recordings, to name but a few.
  • Note: the LP is available on numbered white vinyl, exclusive to indie shops.

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Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Release date: 4 December

Arctic Monkeys - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
  • All proceeds from the album will go to War Child to help fill the £2 million deficit they are facing in 2021 caused by the devastating impact of Covid-19 on their fundraising. These funds are urgently needed to support those who are worst hit by the virus.
  • On June 7, 2018 we played a very special show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. All the proceeds from that memorable night were donated to War Child in support of the vital work they do protecting, educating, and rehabilitating children who have experienced the trauma of conflict and the horror of war. The situation that was bad in 2018 is now desperate and those children and their families need our help more than ever. To enable War Child to reduce their funding deficit and continue their valuable work, we are happy to be able to release a live album, recorded that evening at The Royal Albert Hall. All proceeds will go direct to the charity. We thank all our fans in advance for their support of this release and in turn for their support of War Child.” – Arctic Monkeys.
  • Recorded at the start of the band’s ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ tour, Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall features 20 of the band’s finest moments to date.
  • Tracklisting: 1. Four Out Of Five 2. Brianstorm 3. Crying Lightning 4. Do I Wanna Know? 5. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? 6. 505 7. One Point Perspective 8. Do Me A Favour 9. Cornerstone 10. Knee Socks 11. Arabella 12. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino 13. She Looks Like Fun 14. From The Ritz To The Rubble 15. Pretty Visitors 16. Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair 17. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor 18. Star Treatment 19. The View From The Afternoon 20. R U Mine?

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Kelly Jones – Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day

Release date: 4 December

Kelly Jones - Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day
  • Barely a year after Stereophonics last No. 1 album, Kind, ’Phonics frontman Kelly Jones releases Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day, a 21-track collection featuring reinterpretations and re-workings of 18 Stereophonics classics and deep cuts plus two songs from Kelly’s 2007 solo album Only The Names Have Been Changed and an emotional take on Kris Kristofferson’s timeless classic ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’.

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The Pineapple Thief – The Soord Sessions Volume 4

Release date: 4 December

The Pineapple Thief - The Soord Sessions Volume 4
  • The Pineapple Thief release The Soord Sessions Volume 4, frontman Bruce Soord’s solo acoustic live performances streamed during lockdown, which includes ‘Versions of the Truth’, ‘In Exile’ and ‘Demons’. Over the past half-decade, The Pineapple Thief, led by musical polymath Bruce Soord and bolstered by the involvement of master drummer Gavin Harrison, has rapidly ascended to the upper echelons of Europe’s alternative rock scene.
  • Bruce Soord, not wanting to disappoint fans, hatched a plan to announce an acoustic live stream. “I have no idea why I did it. Maybe it was because I wanted to give people something to take their minds off things, or maybe it was the Duvel beer I was enjoying at the time talking. Either way, as I had never done a live stream before, I had no idea how I was going to do it, let alone what I was going to play!” Everything worked out, the acoustic session happened and the solo streamed performances were a huge success. “I was pleasantly surprised how many people came to join me. It honestly felt like everyone was in the room with me. Joining in and having a bit of fun, from wherever in the world they were.
  • Over the summer, Bruce performed four live streamed sessions, and this release features the last of those sessions. Featured on this vinyl-only release are two tracks from Versions Of The Truth and some classic tracks from The Pineapple Thief that hadn’t been played live for many years. Bruce adds “To spice things up, I used my looper pedal to allow me to jam with myself. It was surprisingly easy to strip the songs down to just me and my guitars but getting it right live is another matter!
  • This exclusive LP is presented on 180g dark green vinyl, with a printed inner bag featuring photos from the session and forward by Bruce Soord.

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Fields Of The Nephilim – Elizium

Release date: 11 December

Fields Of The Nephilim - Elizium
  • Formed in 1984, Fields Of The Nephilim is the creation of vocalist and front man Carl McCoy. Highly influential, especially in the world of goth, but also within the metal and electronic genres, their legacy endures to this day. You can hear their influence on bands like Swans, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Explosions In The Sky, Wolves In The Throne Room, Behemoth and more. Carl McCoy has even been called the ‘Uncle’ of black metal.
  • Elizium, released in 1990, is widely regarded as their best album, and this 30th anniversary reissue is a welcome opportunity to revisit this classic.
  • Note: The LP is available on dark-green 180g vinyl.

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Bob Marley & The Wailers – The Complete Island Recordings

Release date: 4 December

Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Complete Island Recordings

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Calexico – Seasonal Shift

Release date: 4 December

Calexico - Seasonal Shift
  • Calexico are back with Seasonal Shift, a celebration of the festive season.
  • Speaking about first track ‘Hear the Bells’, Joey Burns of Calexico said: “When writing songs for a seasonal album, I wanted to include some of the aspects of celebrations and traditions observed in Tucson around early November. This song is about holding time and space for memories. Dia de Los Muertos and The All Souls Procession are two events that have influenced Southern Arizona and remembering those who’ve passed away. But it could also be about giving memories importance, too. The story could be about two lovers or two family members.
  • Note: The LP is available on indie-shops exclusive violet vinyl.

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Sigur Rós – Odin’s Raven Magic

Release date: 4 December

Sigur Rós - Odin’s Raven Magic
  • Composed in the 14th or 15th century, Odin’s Raven Magic is an Icelandic poem in the ancient Edda tradition (Edda – a term that describes two Icelandic manuscripts of which together are the main sources of Norse mythology and Skáldic poetry) its anonymous author clearly had an intimate knowledge of the Edda literature and mythology which alludes to a number of pagan motifs which are now lost. The poem recounts a great banquet held by the gods in Valhalla while they were absorbed in their feasting, ominous signs appeared that could foretell the end of the worlds of the gods and men.
  • The album Odin’s Raven Magic is an orchestral collaboration between Sigur Rós, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Steindór Andersen and Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir which premiered 18 years ago at the Barbican Centre, London and is now finally – almost two decades later – being released. The performance honours the poem, dramatic and beautiful, classical with a modern strike. A stone marimba was built especially for the performance by Páll Guðmundsson.

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The White Stripes – Greatest Hits

Release date: 4 December

The White Stripes - Greatest Hits
  • This essential career-spanning collection showcases 26 previously released peak performances by The White Stripes. The album is produced by and features Jack White (guitar, vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, marimba) and Meg White (drums, vocals).

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Belle And Sebastian – What To Look For In Summer

Release date: 11 December

Belle And Sebastian - What To Look For In Summer
  • What To Look For In Summer features twenty-two live performances featuring songs from across Belle And Sebastian’s 25-year career. The recordings showcase the Scottish septet at the height of their power during their 2019 tour, including tracks performed on the band’s own Mediterranean cruise, ‘The Boaty Weekender’.

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The Kills – Little Bastards

Release date: 11 December

The Kills - Little Bastards
  • The Kills have compiled an extraordinary career-spanning collection of B-sides and rarities entitled, appropriately, Little Bastards. The songs date back from the band’s first singles between 2002 and 2009. All of the material has been newly remastered, and marks the first ever vinyl pressing for some of these tracks.
  • The compilation includes the unreleased and never-before-heard demo ‘Raise Me’ from the 2008–09 Midnight Boom era. Other highlights include ‘I Call It Art’ from the Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited covers compilation, the brilliant Midnight Boom digital bonus track ‘Night Train’, a blistering performance of ‘Love Is A Deserter’ from an XFM radio session and a handful of classic American roots songs performed with the kind of bruising delivery they’re famous for: Howlin’ Wolfs’ ‘Forty Four’, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ ‘I Put A Spell on You’ and Dock Boggs’ ‘Sugar Baby’.
  • Note: The LP is available on indie-shops exclusive yellow vinyl.

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The Kinks – Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Pt. 1

Release date: 11 December

The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Pt. 1

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Riverside – Lost’n’Found: Live In Tilburg

Release date: 11 December

Riverside - Lost’n’Found: Live In Tilburg
  • Polish progressive rock masters Riverside return with a very special live-release. Previously only available as strictly limited fanclub edition, Lost’n’Found: Live in Tilburg re-visits an outstanding performance at one of the biggest shows during Riverside’s European tour in 2015 for their acclaimed Love, Fear and the Time Machine album. Lost’n’Found: Live in Tilburg also documents Riverside’s last tour with original guitarist and founding member Piotr Grudzinski, who died in 2016.

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Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions)

Release date: 11 December

Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions)
  • Since breaking through in 2014 with his Grammy-nominated Metamodern Sounds In Country Music album, Sturgill Simpson has established himself as one of the most daring and most acclaimed artists of our time. His music stretches across genres and styles, from the psychedelic soul of 2016’s A Sailor’s Guide To Earth (Grammy-nominated for Album of the Year and winner for Best Country Album) to the fuzzed-out rock attack of Sound & Fury in 2019. Now Simpson returns to the music of his native Kentucky with his first bluegrass project, Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions). The album, which he calls “a mixtape for the fans”, was dreamed up while he was recovering from Covid, and sees him reimagining songs from across his catalogue backed by some of Nashville’s finest acoustic virtuosos.

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Alanis Morissette – Havoc And Bright Lights

Release date: 18 December

Alanis Morissette - Havoc And Bright Lights
  • Havoc And Bright Lights is the eighth studio album by Alanis Morissette and became her first top five album in the US since 2004’s So-Called Chaos. The album peaked at number one in Canada, Italy, Austria and Switzerland, and at number two in the Netherlands and Germany. Havoc And Bright Lights was produced by Guy Sigsworth and Joe Chiccarelli and sounds much brighter, sunnier and up-tempo than her previous album Flavors Of Entanglement, winding up with a wide-open, cheerful set of adult pop. The album spawned three singles: ‘Guardian’, ‘Lens’ and ‘Receive’. The package includes a 4-page booklet with pictures and lyrics.
  • Note: The LP is available on limited-edition turquoise vinyl.

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Blackfield – For The Music

Release date: 4 December

Blackfield - For The Music
  • Blackfield, the collaborative art-rock/alt.pop project between Israeli superstar Aviv Geffen and English songwriter/musician Steven Wilson, returns after a three-year hiatus with a new album for 2020: For The Music.
  • For The Music is Blackfield’s most ambitious and expansive album to date, melding their psychedelic sonics to a perfect pop sensibility whilst, simultaneously, carrying a serious, and at times, dark, undertone.
  • As with previous album, Blackfield V, Aviv has once again taken a central role as producer, lyricist, composer and instrumentalist, but Steven is still very much involved, playing guitar on several tracks and singing lead vocals on 3 songs. For The Music’s ten tracks move from psyche tinged melodies to exquisite balladry; a compact and fully realised expression of modern pop.
  • Note: The LP is available on limited-edition transparent pink vinyl.

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Steven Wilson – The Future Bites

Release date: 29 January

Steven Wilson - The Future Bites
  • The Future Bites is an exploration of how the human brain has evolved in the internet era. Steven Wilson’s phenomenal sixth solo album is an online portal to a world of high-concept design, custom-built for the ultra-modern consumer. Where 2017’s To The Bone confronted the emerging global issues of post truth and fake news, The Future Bites places the listener in a world of 21st-century addictions. From out-of-control retail therapy, manipulative social media and the loss of individuality, The Future Bites is less a bleak vision of an approaching dystopia than a curious reading of the here and now.
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Kurt Vile – Speed, Sound, Lonely KV

Release date: 15 January

Kurt Vile - Speed, Sound, Lonely KV
  • Kurt Vile’s Speed, Sound, Lonely KV EP was recorded and mixed in sporadic sessions that spanned four years at The Butcher Shoppe studio in Nashville, Tennessee. It includes five songs – covers of John Prine and “Cowboy” Jack Clement as well as two originals – and was recorded alongside a cast of local heavies like Bobby Wood, Dave Roe, and Kenny Malone with Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf) tossed into the mix as well.
  • Most importantly, it features what KV has called “Probably the single most special musical moment in my life” – a duet with the late John Prine on the songwriter’s well-loved tune, ‘How Lucky’. “The truth is John was my hero for a long time when he came into The Butcher Shoppe to recut one of his deepest classics with me. And, man, I was floating and flying and I couldn’t hear anything he told me while he was there till after he was gone for the night,” notes Vile in a personal statement that accompanies the record. “A couple nights later we were playing ‘How Lucky’ together again; this time onstage at the Grand Ole Opry on New Year’s Eve at the turn of 2020. Nothing like seeing John and his band of musical brothers and family and friends playing into the new decade in front of an adoring audience on that stage in Nashville, TN... and, yup, that’s just how lucky we all got that night.

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Goat Girl – On All Fours

Release date: 29 January

Goat Girl - On All Fours
  • Goat Girl’s new album, On All Fours, was produced by Dan Carey (Kae Tempest, Black Midi & Franz Ferdinand) in South London in early 2020. This new record sees the band veer away from the confrontational lyricism of their debut, and indicates Goat Girl’s maturing perspectives in discussing the world’s injustices and social prejudices, using the music to explore global, humanitarian, environmental and mindful wellbeing.
  • Throughout On All Fours, Goat Girl’s frequent use of sci-fi synthesisers, off-beat chord progressions, analogue drum machines, diverse vocal styles and distinct, gritty guitars fuse a musical language that expresses both former characteristics and newer developments of the band’s sound and vision.
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Jeff Tweedy – Love Is The King

Release date: 15 January

Jeff Tweedy - Love Is The King
  • It was inside Jeff Tweedy’s second home, The Loft in Chicago, that Love Is The King was recorded in April 2020, surrounded by an assemblage of treasured instruments and loved ones in a world that felt more and more alien by the day.
  • This “beautifully honest ode to love and hope” is the follow-up to 2018’s Warm and 2019’s Warmer, and comes on the heels of Tweedy’s second book, How To Write One Song, out on 13 October. “At the beginning of the lockdown I started writing country songs to console myself. Folk and country type forms being the shapes that come most easily to me in a comforting way. ‘Guess Again’ is a good example of the success I was having at pushing the world away, counting my blessings – taking stock in my good fortune to have love in my life,” comments Tweedy. “A few weeks later things began to sound like ‘Love Is The King’ – a little more frayed around the edges with a lot more fear creeping in. Still hopeful but definitely discovering the limits of my own ability to self soothe.
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Cerys Matthews – We Come from The Sun

Release date: 15 January

Cerys Matthews - We Come from The Sun
  • We Come from The Sun was composed by Cerys Matthews with Hidden Orchestra and features 10 UK poets: MA.MOYO, Raymond Antrobus, Lemn Sissay, Liz Berry, Anthony Anaxagorou, Adam Horovitz, Cia Mangat, Imtiaz Dharker, Kim Moore and Kayo Chingonyi. In February 2020 Abbey Road studios welcomed each of the 10 poets to record pieces from their collections. Then lockdown hit… But, remotely and with the help of field recordists and musicians around the world, Cerys and Joe Acheson (Hidden Orchestra) created a sound journey for these poems with the theme of genesis, birth, heritage, and a journey about to begin.
  • We are living in extraordinary times, I wanted to respond but had the urge to offer more than one voice, more than one perspective. Not an echo chamber.” – Cerys Matthews.

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Bicep – Isles

Release date: 22 January

Bicep - Isles
  • Belfast-born, London-based duo Bicep’s hotly anticipated second album, Isles, was two years in the making and expands on the artful energy of their 2018 debut, Bicep, while digging deeper into the sounds, experiences and emotions that have influenced their lives and work. Bicep (Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson) describe Isles as “a snapshot in time” of their work in this period, with the tracks designed to evolve in their different iterations from record to live show and beyond. “This is definitely the home listening version,” says Matt, “the live version will be much, much harder.
  • On the title: “We have strong mixed emotions, connected to growing up on an island,” they say, “wanting to leave, wanting to return.” For two natives of Belfast, any talk of islands, communities and identities will also have other, more domestic connotations, and has always been an aspect of their lives they’d been reluctant to talk about. “It’s always been an unquantifiable topic for us,” says Matt. “We’re not religious, but we’re from different religious backgrounds. There was always a lot of interest in us talking about those issues, but we always felt that one of the things we loved about dance music was that freedom it gave you to be released from talking about those things.
  • You’d enter the club and it would be people from both sides of the tracks and they’d be hugging,” says Andy, referring to massively influential Belfast club Shine, where both cut their musical teeth. “And the following week, they’d be with their mates rioting. It felt like the safest place but, on paper, it should have been the most dangerous.” Musically, too, they find echoes of those days in their work. “It was like being smacked in the head with a hammer,” Matt says, of the tunes that defined that scene, and which find expression in Isles’ most raw and energetic corners.
  • Note: the deluxe 3-LP is available on transparent neon-orange vinyl.

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Sleaford Mods – Spare Ribs

Release date: 21 January

Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs
  • Recorded in lockdown in a furious three-week studio blitz at JT Soar in July, Sleaford Mods – the polemical Jason Williamson and dexterous producer Andrew Fearn – kick against the pricks with unrivalled bite, railing against hypocrisy, inequality and apathy with their inimitable, scabrous sense of humour. And Spare Ribs, featuring Amy Taylor of Melbourne punks Amyl and the Sniffers and the British newcomer Billy Nomates, finds the duo charged with ire at the UK Government’s sense of entitlement, epitomised by its devil-may-care approach to the coronavirus crisis.
  • Commenting on the new album Jason says, “Our lives are expendable under most governments, secondary under a system of monetary rule. We are stock if you like, parts on a shelf for the purposes of profit, discarded at any moment if fabricated or non-fabricated crisis threatens productivity. This is constant, obviously and notably in the current pandemic. The masses cannot be present in the minds of ill-fitting leaders, surely? Or else the realisation of their catastrophic management would cripple their minds. Much like the human body can still survive without a full set of ribs we are all ‘spare ribs’, preservation for capitalism, through ignorance and remote rule, available for parts.
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Magnum – Dance Of The Black Tattoo

Release date: 8 January

Magnum - Dance Of The Black Tattoo
  • It’s been three years since Magnum brought out The Valley Of Tears: The Ballads, a compilation that focused on the British rock act’s quiet, more otherworldly and dreamy side. Three years during which the idea matured to follow this successful release with a companion piece. Dance Of The Black Tattoo has turned into exactly that: a collection of 14 rare live cuts, studio recordings and outstanding radio versions that present Magnum exclusively as tough-as-nails rocking and extremely vibrant musicians. What makes this collection so special is the fact that Magnum have gone through their impressive archive, looking for rare live cuts and outstanding radio versions and have come up with spirited live recordings and edits that concentrate on the essential components of some of their most accomplished rock numbers. Naturally, guitarist and band mastermind Tony Clarkin has used this opportunity to remaster and update all 14 tracks so that they comply with the state-of-the-art of sound technology.
  • ‘On A Storyteller’s Night’, the title track of their 1985 masterpiece, and ‘Dance Of The Black Tattoo’ are another two rare live tracks from the bonus section of Escape From The Shadow Garden, followed by radio edits of their seasonal anti-war number ‘On Christmas Day’ and the fan favourite ‘Born To Be King’ from the classic Goodnight L.A., previously only available on vinyl or for digital download, followed by ‘Phantom Of Paradise Circus’ and ‘No God Or Saviour’, both bonus tracks from Sacred Blood Divine Lies. ‘Your Dreams Won’t Die’ and ‘Twelve Men Wise And Just’ are two live bonus tracks which first featured on Lost On The Road To Eternity, before ‘Show Me Your Hands’, ‘Not Forgiven’ and ‘Madman Or Messiah’, three previously unreleased radio edits from the still topical studio recordings ‘Lost On The Road To Eternity’ (2018) and ‘The Serpent Rings’ (2020) round off the new release.
  • Note: The LP is available on limited-edition magenta vinyl.

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Passenger – Songs For The Drunk And Broken-Hearted

Release date: 8 January

Passenger - Songs For The Drunk And Broken-Hearted
  • Passenger’s latest album, Songs For The Drunk And Broken-Hearted, is his thirteenth to date. He thought it was ready to go in early 2020, but then the Covid-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. The majority of the album had been written when Rosenberg was newly single and many of the songs are populated by drunk and broken-hearted characters with the album being about heartbreak across the board. Songs For The Drunk And Broken-Hearted includes the recently released tracks ‘The Way That I Love You’ and ‘London In The Spring’ as well as a number of additional tracks written during lockdown.

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Buck Meek – Two Saviors

Release date: 15 January

Buck Meek - Two Saviors
  • Big Thief’s Buck Meek announces his new solo album, Two Saviors. While his last album, 2018’s Buck Meek, is a yarn of blue-collar fairy tales and character driven narratives, Two Saviors emerges as a cathartic, naked confession of heartbreak, resiliency, and enchantment. The first word on Two Saviors is ‘pareidolia’, a word about recognising shapes where none were intended to exist – like searching for images in the clouds. It’s an uncommon word, with a beautiful sound, and serves as an apt guide through these new songs of Buck’s, which are themselves uncommon and beautiful, and which invite a deep, cloud-gaze state of attention.
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Bring Me The Horizon – Post Human: Survival Horror

Release date: 22 January

Bring Me The Horizon - Post Human: Survival Horror
  • Continuing to push their creative boundaries, even during lockdown, Bring Me The Horizon have created Post Human: Survival Horror, a body of work that is arguably one of their most exciting, diverse, intricate pieces of music to date. The first two tracks from the EP – ‘Parasite Eve’ and the recent colossus ‘Obey’, featuring fellow Brit Yungblud – have received critical acclaim and amassed over 115 million audio and video streams combined to date. Other guests on the EP include Babymetal, Nova Twins and Amy Lee from Evanescence.

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James Yorkston And The Second Hand Orchestra – The Wide, Wide River

Release date: 22 January

James Yorkston And The Second Hand Orchestra - The Wide, Wide River
  • The Wide, Wide River came into being after the blossoming of a long-term friendship between James Yorkston and Karl-Jonas Winqvist, the Swedish music producer, leader and conductor of The Second Hand Orchestra.
  • The Wide, Wide River is Yorkston’ tenth album for Domino, not to mention his three albums as part of Yorkston/Thorne/Khan and his two books. A prolific writer, Yorkston has worked with a wealth of talent over his two-decade career, including Four Tet, Alexis Taylor, KT Tunstall, Rustin Man, Simon Raymonde, Norma and Mike Waterson, Martin Carthy, Max Cooper, David Wrench and many others.
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Shame – Drunk Tank Pink

Release date: 15 January

Shame - Drunk Tank Pink
  • There are moments on Drunk Tank Pink where you almost have to reach for the sleeve to check this is the same band who made 2018’s Songs Of Praise. Such is the jump Shame have made from the riotous post-punk of their debut to the sprawling adventurism and twitching anxieties laid out here. The South London band’s blood-and-guts spirit, that wink and grin of devious charm, is still present – it’s just that it’s grown into something bigger, something deeper, more ambitious and unflinchingly honest.
  • The genius of Drunk Tank Pink is how these lyrical themes dovetail with the music. Opener ‘Alphabet’ dissects the premise of performance over a siren call of nervous, jerking guitars, its chorus thrown out like a beer bottle across a mosh pit. Songs spin off and lurch into unexpected directions throughout here, be it the escalating aural panic attack of ‘March Day’ or the shapeshifting darkness of ‘Snow Day’. There’s a Berlin-era Bowie beauty to the lovelorn ‘Human For A Minute’, while closer ‘Station Wagon’ weaves from a downbeat mooch into a souring, soul- lifting climax in which Steen elevates himself beyond the clouds and into the heavens. Or at least that’s what it sounds like.
  • From the womb to the clouds (sort of), Shame are currently very much in the pink.
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Black Country, New Road – For The First Time

Release date: 5 February

Black Country, New Road - For The First Time
  • Recorded by Black Country, New Road with Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine) during the early part of this year and then finished at the end of the nationwide lock-down, For The First Time is the perfect capturing of a new band and all the energy, ferocity and explosive charge that comes with that whilst also clearly the work of a group who have no interest in repetition, one-note approaches or letting creative stagnation set in. Featuring six new songs including reinterpretations of early tracks ‘Sunglasses’ and ‘Athens, France’, For The First Time is a sonic time capsule that somehow manages to bottle the past, the present and the future.
  • We wanted it to sound exactly how we love to sound live,” says saxophonist Lewis Evans. “This is basically representative of our first 18 months,” continues frontman Isaac Wood.
  • Indeed the band found they had to stop themselves running too far ahead in order to document this album in a way that felt as truthful as possible.
  • We see this as being a stop in the road,” explains Isaac. “I’ve always been interested in a really honest portrayal of what a band is and what they’ve been working on. I think it’s really nice if people can see an artist like: this was them in the early days, this was their next phase and that they’re quite clear and honest about genuine progression as people and musicians.
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London Grammar – Californian Soil

Release date: 12 February

London Grammar - Californian Soil
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Mogwai – As The Love Continues

Release date: 19 February

Mogwai - As The Love Continues
  • This new album will please old fans and gain new as it has something for everyone. Both transcendent and surprising, As The Love Continues shows that Mogwai are still offering solace from the mundane, supplying the soundtrack to whatever movie you are making in your head. The album was produced by Dave Fridmann (Mogwai, Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips) and features guests Atticus Ross (Nine Inch Nails) and Colin Stetson (saxophonist who has collaborated with Bon Ivor, Arcade Fire). Recorded at Vada Studios, England by Tony Doogan (Grey Dogs, Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian) with Fridmann in full remote control from the US.
  • The Deluxe CD box set features: gatefold CD, a bonus CD containing 5 demo tracks, and a photo booklet.
  • The vinyl box set features: gatefold double standard weight red vinyl, gatefold CD, single standard-weight black EP vinyl containing 5 demo tracks, a photo booklet and download code.
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Julien Baker – Little Oblivions

Release date: 26 February

Julien Baker - Little Oblivions
  • Little Oblivions is the third studio album by Julien Baker. Recorded in Memphis, TN, the record weaves together unflinching autobiography with assimilated experience and hard-won observations from the past few years, taking Baker’s capacity for storytelling to new heights. It also marks a sonic shift, with the songwriter’s intimate piano and guitar arrangements newly enriched by bass, drums, keyboards, banjo, and mandolin with nearly all of the instruments performed by Baker.
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Maxïmo Park – Nature Always Wins

Release date: 26 February

Maxïmo Park - Nature Always Wins
  • Newcastle band Maximo Park return with their seventh record: an album of our times, Nature Always Wins.
  • The album arrives as something of an examination, zeroing in on the notion of the self, identity as a band, and that of humanity as a whole. The album’s title nods to the famous Nature vs Nurture debate. Discussing whether change is capable under the influence of time, perspective, environment or if we are destined to be bound by our own genetics, it asks, “who are we, and who do we want to be, and do we have any control over it?”.
  • I’m so happy we were able to make this album during lockdown, as it’s been a challenging time for everyone. After almost 4 years since Risk To Exist, we wanted to explore new musical territory (for us) without sacrificing our trademark melodic twists and heartfelt lyrics. As always, the passing of time looms large, although the songs contain more affection for the past than before, and there are occasional hints of the fractious, divided time that we live in.” – frontman Paul Smith.
  • Note: The LP is available on clear turquoise vinyl. The deluxe 2-LP is pressed on 180g vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve with a poster.

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Foo Fighters – Medicine At Midnight

Release date: 5 February

Foo Fighters - Medicine At Midnight
  • Medicine At Midnight is the new album from Foo Fighters, and packs nine new songs into a tight-ass 37 minutes. This collection includes the smouldering new single ‘Shame Shame’. Medicine At Midnight is the band’s 10th album, and was produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters. Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Rami Jaffee.
  • Tracklist: Making a Fire / Shame Shame / Cloudspotter / Waiting on a War / Medicine at Midnight / No Son of Mine / Holding Poison / Chasing Birds / Love Dies Young
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The Wedding Present – Locked Down And Stripped Back

Release date: 19 February

The Wedding Present - Locked Down And Stripped Back
  • Locked Down And Stripped Back features home recordings of Wedding Present classics, along with two previously unreleased songs: ‘You’re Just A Habit That I’m Trying To Break’ and ‘We Should Be Together’. The former is the first fruit of David Gedge’s songwriting partnership with Wedding Present guitarist Jon Stewart (of platinum-album-selling Sleeper fame). The latter was originally written (but never released) by Sleeper themselves, and this new Wedding Present version features Louise Wener on vocals. With each band member recording and filming their parts at home under lock-down restrictions, the recording process was far from easy, but the end result illustrates splendidly how The Wedding Present have adapted to the impact of Covid-19.
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Jane Weaver – Flock

Release date: 5 March

Jane Weaver - Flock
  • Flock is the record that Jane Weaver always wanted to make – the most genuine version of herself, complete with unpretentious day-glo pop sensibilities, wit, kindness, humour and glamour. A consciously positive vision for negative times, a brooding and ethereal creation. The album features an untested new fusion of seemingly unrelated compounds fused into an eco-friendly hum; pop music for post-new-normal times. Created from elements that should never date, this is pop music reinvented. Still prevalent are the cosmic sounds, but Flock is a natural rebellion against her recent releases which sees her move decisively away from conceptual roots in favour of writing pop music, albeit pop produced on a complicated diet of bygone Lebanese torch songs, 1980s Russian aerobics records and Australian punk.
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Tom Grennan – Evering Road

Release date: 5 March

Tom Grennan - Evering Road
  • Evering Road marks a bold and exciting new chapter for Tom Grennan, blasting back with an album shot through with raw emotion and searing honesty. Named after the East London street on which Tom lived with his then-girlfriend, it’s a hub of love, heartbreak and redemption. The album features the single ‘This Is The Place’, the soulful, introspective ‘Oh Please’ and ‘Amen’, a gospel-inspired awakening as Tom roars, ‘I don’t go to church, but Amen!’
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Teenage Fanclub – Endless Arcade

Release date: 5 March

Teenage Fanclub - Endless Arcade
  • Even if we weren’t living through extraordinarily troubling times, there is nothing quite like a Teenage Fanclub album to assuage the mind, body and soul, and to reaffirm that all is not lost in this world.
  • Endless Arcade follows the band’s ninth album Here, released in 2016 to universal acclaim and notably their first Top 10 album since 1997; a mark of how much they’re treasured. The new record is quintessential TFC: melodies are equal parts heart-warming and heart-aching; guitars chime and distort; keyboard lines mesh and spiral; harmony-coated choruses burst out like sun on a stormy day.
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William The Conqueror – Maverick Thinker

Release date: 5 March

William The Conqueror - Maverick Thinker
  • William The Conqueror have paid their dues. Like the sportsman cutting chipped teeth in the lower leagues before shooting to the very top, this band have lugged all the amps, placated the in-house sound guy for an easier life, their nails dirty, their hair unkempt. Enough.
  • Except it’s never enough, because despite the slinky, swampy, razor-sharp, blues-drenched, guitar-thrashed alt.rock songs that form new album Maverick Thinker and suggest that the door is opening for bigger rooms and broader audiences, it’s those sticky basement-bar stages where the songs have always shed a skin and come alive. The record put the three-piece behind the glass at Sound City Studios in LA, treading the same carpet as the likes of Nirvana, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, and Fleetwood Mac, and they might well have inhaled the spirit of them all.
  • William The Conqueror’s protagonist is Ruarri Joseph, a man who knows his way around a melody and a verse. Joseph’s wryness suggests life just ain’t plain sailin’, and he fizzes that sigh and lament into something that breathes heavy with heart and with soul.
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Steve Earle – J.T.

Release date: 19 March

Steve Earle - J.T.
  • On 20 August, the world lost an amazing light with the death of Justin Townes Earle. Justin was a vibrant songwriter who could play the blues, country, and rock ’n’ roll all in the same song. In his short career, Justin released eight albums and one EP that all manage to sound classic and yet inventive.
  • Justin’s father, Steve Earle, has paid tribute to his son by recording an album of songs written by Justin, titled J.T. The album consists of ten songs written by Justin as well as one song written by Steve shortly after Justin died, including fan favourites such as ‘Harlem River Blues’, ‘Far Away In Another Town’ and ‘Champagne Corolla’ along with lyrically heavy songs like ‘The Saint of Lost Causes’ and ‘Turn Out My Lights’.
  • J.T. is a loving tribute to a beloved son and beautiful songsmith who left this earth too early. But Justin left a wealth of beauty in his wake.
  • All proceeds from this release will be put into a trust for Justin’s 3-year-old daughter, Etta.
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