This Week’s New Releases: Liam Gallagher, Blink-182 And Brittany Howard

This week there are some big hitters at play. Liam Gallagher has dropped his second solo LP, Blink-182 have put out the highly anticipated follow up to 2016’s ‘California’, and Alabama Shakes’ vocalist Brittany Howard has shared her debut solo album. What a week to be alive!

Still want more? Fill your boots below.

Blink-182 – ‘NINE’ (Columbia)

Brittany Howard – ‘Jaime’ (Columbia)

Cashmere Cat – ‘Princess Catgirl’ (Mad Love/Interscope Records)

Chastity Belt – ‘Chastity Belt’ (Hardly Art)

Efterklang – ‘Altid Sammen’ (4AD)

Fitz and the Tantrums – ‘All The Feels’ (Elektra Records)

Fly Pan Am – ‘C’est ça’ (Constellation)

Hiss Golden Messenger – ‘Terms Of Surrender’ (Merge Records)

Keane – ‘Cause and Effect’ (Island)

Liam Gallagher – ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ (Warner)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking [Box Set]’ (Decca)

M83 – ‘DSVII’ (Naïve)

One True Pairing – ‘One True Pairing’ (Domino)

Pleta Brown – ‘Freeway’ (Righteous Babe Records/United For Opportunity)

Reverend and the Makers – ‘Best Of’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Robbie Robertson – ‘Sinematic’ (UMC)

Samantha Fish – ‘Kill Or Be Kind’ (Rounder)

Skyzoo and Pete Rock – ‘Retropolitan’ (Mello Music Group)

Vivian Girls – ‘Memory’ (Polyvinyl Records)

Zac Brown Band – ‘The Owl’ (BMG)

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Things We Love This Week: Kiran Leonard, Chastity Belt, Friendly Fires, Beirut

Happy almost-weekend to you, dear reader. Congrats on making it this far in the week – one small push left until two days of freedom. Here’s a lil somethin’ somethin’ to help you on your way.

Kiran Leonard – Legacy Of Neglect

Fancy something to catch you off guard? If you’ve got eight minutes to spare, this track will be time well spent. Kiran Leonard isn’t going to let anyone get bored. Starting off as a sweet acoustic song, within two minutes he’s joined by the floating harmonies of Let’s Eat Grandma (recent winners of Best Album at the Q Magazine’s Awards), and angular, distorted guitars are added to the mix in a sort of art-punk style, before it all goes nuts at the end. Have fun.

Chastity Belt – It’s Obvious video

Featured on last year’s album ‘I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone’, Chastity Belt’s It’s Obvious is a reverb-heavy, ethereal track that deserves a suitably subdued video. Enter Claire Buss, director, who casts a group of elderly women in matching pastel clothing to make a fruit smoothie in the slowest way possible. What this got to do with the song? Beats me. Now where are my grapes…

Friendly Fires

After releasing their first song for over four years back in April, Friendly Fires have now shared the second cut from a new album expected next year. Co-produced by Disclosure, it’s difficult not to hear the influence of the deep-house duo on Heaven Let Me In, resulting in a club-soaked groove.

The band have always had a sense of fun about their tracks, and fitting in with their new beats-based sound, Ed Macfarlane and co have announced a club tour, playing through the night in Newcastle, London and Bristol next month. Tickets are on sale now.


Public service announcement: Beirut are doing things! They’ve gone with an update of social media profile pictures to blank, grey boxes, and a short video clip as an indication of new things occurring.

Stay tuned.

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This Week’s New Releases: Roger Waters, Alt-J And All Time Low

There should be something for everyone this week. Roger Waters has released his first solo offering since 1992’s ‘Amused To Death’, Alt-J have finally followed up ‘This Is All Yours’ and All Time Low have put out their highly anticipated seventh LP.

Check out the rest of our pick of this week’s new releases below:

All Time Low – ‘Last Young Renegade’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Alt-J – ‘Relaxer’ (Infectious Music)

Amber Coffman – ‘City Of No Reply’ (Columbia)

Beach Fossils – ‘Somersault’ (Bayonet Records)

Benjamin Booker – ‘Witness’ (Rough Trade)

Bleachers – ‘Gone Now’ (Columbia)

Chastity Belt – ‘I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone’ (Hardly Art)

Dan Auerbach – ‘Waiting On A Song’ (Nonesuch)

Dua Lipa – ‘Dua Lipa’ (Warner Bros)

Flogging Molly – ‘Life Is Good’ (Spinefarm Records)

Halsey – ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ (Virgin EMI)

Marika Hackman – ‘I’m Not Your Man’ (Virgin EMI/Caroline/Universal)

Roger Waters – ‘Is This The Life We Really Want?’ (Columbia)

Saint Etienne – ‘Home Counties’ (PIAS)

Sleep Party People – ‘Lingering’ (Joyful Noise Recordings)

Sweet Baboo – ‘Wild Imagination’ (Moshi Moshi)

Thea Gilmore – ‘The Counterweight’ (Cooking Vinyl)

U2 – ‘The Joshua Tree – 30th Annivesary’ (Island)

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