This Week’s New Releases: ​Chaka Khan, Millencolin And SWMRS

It’s another busy one. The Queen Of Funk, aka Chaka Khan, has put out her first new full-length in 12 years, skate-punk legends Millencolin have dropped the follow up to 2015’s ‘True Brew’ and the Bay Area band SWMRS have released their second album.

Not enough for ya? Take a look below.

Aqualung – ‘Additional Futures’ EP (Okey-Donkey)

Avantasia – ‘Moonglow’ (Nuclear Blast)

Avril Lavigne – ‘Head Above Water’ (BMG)

​Betty Who – ‘Betty’ (AWAL Recordings America, Inc)

​Chaka Khan – ‘Hello Happiness’ (Island)

Czarface & Ghostface Killah – ‘Czarface Meets Ghostface’ (Silver Age)

Florida Georgia Line – ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’ (Big Machine)

Hajk – ‘Drama’ (Jansen Records)

Hayes Carll – ‘What It Is’ (Dualton)

Jon Fratelli – ‘Bright Night Flowers’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Ladytron – ‘Ladytron’ (Ladytron)

The Long Ryders – ‘Psychedelic Country Soul’ (Cherry Red)

Mantra – ‘Dreamland’ (Dine Alone Records)

Methyl Ethel – ‘Triage’ (4AD)

Millencolin – ‘SOS’ (Epitaph)

Picture This – ‘MDRN LV’ (Republic Records)

Piroshka – ‘Brickbat’ (Bella Union)

Ryan Bingham – ‘American Love Song’ (Thirty Tigers)

SWMRS – ‘Berkeley’s On Fire’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – ‘Signs’ (Fantasy/Concord)

Tourist – ‘Everyday’ (Monday Records)

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal – ‘Suffer On’ (Run For Cover)

Woman’s Hour – ‘Ephyra’ (Practise)

Yann Tiersen – ‘All’ (Mute)

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This Week’s New Releases: Ariana Grande, AJ Tracey And Queen Zee

This week’s new releases list is almost as diverse as the crowd in the Star Wars cantina scene. Ariana Grande has promptly followed up 2018’s ‘Sweetener’, while West London rapper AJ Tracey has released his self-titled debut LP, as have the force of nature that is Liverpool’s Queen Zee.

Still want more? Fill those boots below.

AJ Tracey – ‘AJ Tracey’ (AJ Tracey)

Ariana Grande – ‘Thank U, Next’ (Republic Records)

Beast In Black – ‘From Hell With Love’ (Nuclear Blast)

Bob Mould – ‘Sunshine Rock’ (Merge)

Cass McCombs – ‘Tip Of The Sphere’ (Anti-)

HEALTH – ‘Vol. 4: Slaves Of Fear’ (Concorde/Lorna Vista)

Jessica Pratt – ‘Quiet Signs’ (City Slang)

Jozeg Van Wissem & Jim Marmusch – ‘An Attempt To Draw Aside The Veil’ (Sacred Bones)

The Lemonheads – ‘Varshons 2’ (Fire Records)

Mercury Rev – ‘Bobboe Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited’ (Bella Union)

Panda Bear – ‘Buoys’ (Domino)

Queen Zee – ‘Queen Zee’ (Sasstone)

Said The Whale – ‘Cascadia’ (Arts & Crafts/Caroline)

Wiz Khalifa and Currenc$y – ‘2009’ (Jet Life Recordings)

Xiu Xiu – ‘Girl With Basket Of Fruit’ (Upset The Rhythm)

YAK – ‘Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness’ (Virgin EMI)

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This Week’s New Releases: The Specials, Busted And Girlpool

Forget the snow. Dig in to this week’s new releases. The Specials have released their first new music for 37 years, Busted are back with the follow up to 2016’s ‘Night Driver’ and Girlpool have treated us to their third full-length.

Head below if you’re still in the mood for more.

Andy Burrows and Matt Haig – ‘Reasons To Stay Alive’ (Fiction/Caroline)

Beirut – ‘Gallipoli’ (4AD)

Broods – ‘Don’t Feed The Pop Monster’ (Atlantic)

Busted – ‘Half Way There’ (Juno Music)

Cherry Glazerr – ‘Stuffed & Ready’ (Secretly Canadian)

Girlpool – ‘What Chaos Is Imaginary’ (Anti-)

Ian Brown – ‘Ripples’ (Virgin EMI)

Le Butcherettes – ‘Bi/Mental’ (Rise)

Luttrell – ‘Into The Clouds’ (Anjunabeats)

Metallica – ‘Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic’ (Virgin EMI)

Nina Nesbitt – ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Prefab Sprout – ‘I Trawl The Megahertz’ (Sony)

Rustin Man – ‘Drift Code’ (Domino)

The Specials – ‘Encore’ (Universal)

Spielbergs – ‘This Is Not The End’ (By The Time It Gets Dark)

Within Temptation – ‘Resist’ (Universal)

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This Week’s New Releases: Sharon Van Etten, James Blake And Future

The new year is in full swing, and don’t we know it! There’s a massive amount of new records out in the world this week. Sharon Van Etten has finally shared the highly anticipated full-length follow up to 2014’s ‘Are We There’, James Blake has finished teasing us and put out his new LP, and Future has dropped his 20-track strong album ‘The WIZRD’.

Not enough for ya? Head below for more.

Aesop Rock and Tobacco – ‘Malibu Ken’ (Rhymesayers)

Alice Merton – ‘Mint’ (Paper Plane Records International)

Cody Johnson – ‘Ain’t Nothin’ To It’ (CoJo Music/Warner Bros.)

Deerhunter – ‘Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?’ (4AD)

De Staat – ‘Bubble Gum’ (De Staat/Caroline Benelux)

Dodie – ‘Human’ (doddleoddle)

Fever 333 – ‘Strength In Numb333rs’ (Roadrunner)

Fun Lovin’ Criminals – ‘Another Mimosa’ (DiFontaine/Second Wave)

Future – ‘The WIZRD’ (Sony Music)

Go Dark – ‘Neon Young’ (Bella Union)

Guster – ‘Look Alive’ (Nettwerk Records)

James Blake – ‘Assume Form’ (Polydor Records)

Joe Jackson – ‘Fool’ (earMUSIC)

Juliana Hatfield – ‘Weird’ (American Laundromat Records)

Lost Under Heaven – ‘Love Hates What You Become’ (Mute)

Maggie Rogers – ‘Heard It In A Past Life’ (Capitol Records)

Mike Posner – ‘A Real Good Kid’ (Island Records)

Papa Roach – ‘Who Do You Trust?’ (Eleven Seven Music)

Pedro The Lion – ‘Phoenix’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Sharon Van Etten – ‘Remind Me Tomorrow’ (Jagjaguwar)

Steve Gunn – ‘The Unseen In Between’ (Matador)

Steve Mason – ‘About The Light’ (Double Six Records)

Switchfoot – ‘Native Tongue’ (Spinefarm/Fantasy Records)

The Twilight Sad – ‘It Won/T Be Like This All The Time’ (Rock Action Records)

Toro Y Moi – ‘Outer Peace’ (Carpark Records)

Whitehorse – ‘The Northern South Vol. 2’ (Six Shooter Records Inc.)

YNW Melly – ‘We All Shine’ (P2019)

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This Week’s New Releases: Bruce Springsteen, Zayn And Evanescence

Due to some gremlins in the office we had to skip last week’s post, did you miss us? Well, fear not as we’re back on form and have some lovely new releases for you. As Christmas edges ever closer they are getting a bit thin on the ground, but what this week lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in, you guessed it, quality.

The Boss has released the soundtrack to his long-running Broadway show, former One Direction member Zayn Malik has finally put out his second solo album and Evanescence have shared their latest live LP. If you still need more then head below.

New album releases are looking quiet over the next couple of weeks so we’ll say Merry Christmas and goodbye for 2018. We’ll check back in with you at the start of the new year!

Beatenberg – ’12 Views of Beatenberg’ (Island)

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ (Columbia)

Charlotte Gainsbourg – ‘Take 2’ EP (Because Music)

Evanescence – ‘Synthesis Live’ (Sony)

Kirsty Bertarelli – ‘Sweet Summer Rain’ (KB Recordings)

Various Artists – ‘Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse (OST)’ (Island)

Various Artists – ‘Vox Lux (OST)’ (Three Six Zero Recordings/Columbia Records)

Vic Mensa – ‘Hooligans’ EP (Roc Nation)

Zayn – ‘Icarus Falls’ (RCA)

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This Week’s New Releases: The 1975, Clean Bandit And Neil Young

There may not be a long list of new records this week, but there are definitely some big names in the mix. The 1975 have finally put out the highly anticipated follow up to 2016’s ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It’, Clean Bandit have released their star-studded sophomore LP, and Neil Young has shared a live album made up of 22 tracks recorded during his 1976 tour across the US.

Fancy something else? There’s more below.

Alessia Cara – ‘The Pains Of Growing’ (Def Jam/EMI)

Beth Hart – ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Blake Mills – ‘Look’ (Caroline)

The Boy Least Likely To – ‘The Greatest Hits’ (Young and Stupid via Absolute)

Bryan Ferry – ‘Bitter Sweet’ (BMG)

Clean Bandit – ‘What Is Love?’ (Altantic)

Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Some Rap Songs’ (Tan Cressida/Columbia)

Ex:Re – ‘Ex:Re’ (4AD/Glassnote Records)

The Fall – ’58 Golden Greats’ (Cherry Red)

Gaz Coombes – ‘Live In Paris’ EP (Caroline International)

Gregory Porter – ‘One Night Only – Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ (Blue Note)

Jeff Tweedy – ‘Warm’ (DBPM Records)

Karmamoi – ‘The Day Is Done’ (Sonicbond/Nova)

Katherine Jenkins – ‘Guiding Light’ (Decca)

Lil Baby – ‘Street Gossip’ (Quality Control Music/Wolf Pack Global Music/Motown Records/Capitol)

Meek Mill – ‘Championships’ (Maybach Music Group/Atlantic)

Neil Young – ‘Songs For Judy’ (Shakey Pictures/Reprise)

Pizzagirl – ‘Season 2’ EP (Heist or Hit)

The 1975 – ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ (Dirty Hit/Polydor)

Various Artists – ‘Global Citizen EP 1’ (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Rita Ora, Gary Numan And Alfie Boe

Things are slowing down in the lead up to Christmas, but there are still some good records being churned out. Rita Ora has finally followed up her 2012 debut, Gary Numan has put out a live LP recorded at the amazing O2 Academy Brixton in London and Alfie Boe has released an album that focuses on tracks from the 1930s.

Not enough? Head below for some more.

Alfie Boe- ‘As Time Goes By’ (Decca)

Amy Mcdonald – ‘Woman Of The World (The Best Of 2007-2018)’ (Virgin EMI)

Bauhaus – ‘The Bela Session’ EP (Leaving Records)

Chic – ‘The Chic Organization 1977 – 1979’ (Atlantic/Rhino)

City and Colour – ‘Guide Me Back Home’ (Dine Alone/Caroline)

Dan Reed Network – ‘Origins’ (Dan Reed)

Ed Harcourt – ‘Beyond The End’ (Point Of Departure (PIAS))

Gary Numan – ‘Savage (Live At Brixton Academy)’ (BMG)

Jacco Gardner – ‘Somnium’ (Full Time Hobby)

Rita Ora – ‘Phoenix’ (Atlantic)

Take That – ‘Odyssey’ (Polydor)

The Wild Things – ‘You’re Really Something’ (Tuneyloons/AWAL)

Vandenberg’s Moonkings – ‘Rugged And Unplugged’ (Mascot)

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This Week’s New Releases: Mariah Carey, Mumford & Sons And Smashing Pumpkins

The new releases are still coming in thick and fast. Be sure to make the most of it before the Christmas lull!

Pop’s #1 diva, Mariah Carey, is back with a new album, Mumford and Sons are racking up LP #4, and the Smashing Pumpkins have returned with their first recording in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin. Longtime guitarist for the band Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates and keyboardist Katie Cole complete the line up.

Still in the mood for more? Fill your boots below.

Acoustic Alchemy – ‘Thirty Three And A Third’ (Onside via Absolute)

All Hail The Yeti – ‘Highway Crosses’ (Minus Head Records)

Amon Amarth – ‘The Pursuit Of Vikings (Live At Summer Breeze)’ (Metal Blade/Music For Nations)

Anderson .Paak – ‘Oxnard’ (12 Tone/Aftermath)

Boyzone – ‘Thank You & Goodnight’ (Rhino)

Chvrches – ‘Hansa Sessions’ EP (Virgin EMI)

Eiko Ishibashi – ‘The Dream My Bones Dream’ (Drag City)

The Fizz – ‘Christmas With The Fizz’ (MPG via Absolute)

Fleetwood Mac – ’50 Years – Don’t Stop’ (Warner Bros)

Hen Ogledd – ‘Mogic’ (Domino)

Jean-Michel Jarre – ‘Equinoxe Infinity’ (Sony)

The Limiñanas – ‘I’ve Got Trouble In My Mind Vol.2 (7″ And Rare Stuff 2015/2018)’ (Because/Caroline)

Little Mix – ‘LM5’ (Syco)

Mariah Carey – ‘Caution’ (Epic Records)

Mark Knopfler – ‘Down The Road Wherever’ (A British Groove/ Virgin EMI)

Michael Bublé – ‘Love’ (Reprise)

Mumford and Sons – ‘Delta’ (Gentleman Of The Road/Island)

Paloma Faith – ‘The Architect (Zeitgeist Edition)’ (RCA)

Paul Heaton – ‘The Last King Of Pop’ (Virgin EMI)

Roy Orbison and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘Unchained Melodies’ (Legacy/Sony)

Ryley Walker – ‘The Killywhite Sessions’ (Dead Oceans)

Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun’ (Napalm Records)

Various Artists – ‘Creed II (OST)’ (Sony)

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This Week’s New Releases: Muse, Olly Murs And Architects

It’s another eclectic week of new releases. Muse have put out the follow up to 2015’s ‘Drones’ and Olly Murs has shared LP #6, while Brighton metalcore band Architects have released their eighth.

Not fussed? Head below for more.

Architects – ‘Holy Hell’ (Epitaph)

Charles Bradley – ‘Black Velvet’ (Daptone Records)

Hanson – ‘String Theory’ (Three Car Garage)

Imagine Dragons – ‘Origins’ (KIDinaKORNER/Polydor)

J Mascis – ‘Elastic Days’ (Sub Pop)

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra – ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions'(Decca)

Jonas Blue – ‘Blue’ (Positiva/Virgin)

Larkin Poe – ‘Venom & Faith’ (Tricki-Woo)

Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers – ‘Bought To Rot’ (Bloodshot Records)

Liela Moss – ‘My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth’ (Bella Union)

Lil Peep – ‘Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2’ (Columbia)

Mark Knopfler – ‘Down The Road Wherever’ (British Grove Records)

Muse – ‘Simulation Theory’ (Warner Bros)

Olly Murs – ‘You Know I Know’ (Syco)

The Revivalists – ‘Take Good Care’ (Loma Vista/Concord/Virgin)

Ruby Throat – ‘Stone Dress’ (One Little Indian/Caroline)

Steve Aoki – ‘Neon Future III’ (Ultra Music/Dim Mak)

Various Artists – ‘Songs That Saved My Life’ (Hopeless Records)

Voices From The Fuselage – ‘Odyssey: The Founder Of Dreams’ (White Star (Nova))

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This Week’s New Releases: Barbra Streisand, The Prodigy And Vince Staples

This week is a mixed bag for sure. You’ve got a new album from legendary singer Barbra Streisand, the Prodigy have put out the follow up to 2015’s ‘The Day Is My Enemy’, and Vince Staples has surprise released his new record, ‘FM!.

Still want more? Fill your boots below.

Barbra Streisand – ‘Walls’ (Columbia)

Bill Ryder-Jones – ‘Yawn’ (Domino)

Bob Dylan – ‘More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol.14’ (Columbia)

Dan Mangan – ‘More Or Less’ (City Slang)

Drug Church – ‘Cheer’ (Pure Noise Records)

JD Mcpherson – ‘Socks’ (New West)

Jon Spencer – ‘Spencer Sings The Hits!’ (In The Red Records)

Marianne Faithfull – ‘Negative Capability’ (BMG)

Matt Corby – ‘Rainbow Valley’ (Atlantic)

Metro Boomin – ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’ (Republic Records)

Opeth – ‘Garden Of The Titans (Live At The Red Rocks Amphitheatre)’ (Nuclear Blast)

The Prodigy – ‘No Tourists’ (Take Me To The Hospital/BMG)

Sun Kil Moon – ‘This Is My Dinner’ (Caldo Verde Records)

Swizz Beatz – ‘Poison’ (Epic/Swizz Beatz Productions)

Takeoff – ‘The Last Rocket’ (Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Capitol Records)

Tenacious D – ‘Post-Apocalypto’ (Columbia)

Touche Amore – ’10 Years/1000 Shows: Live at the Regent Theater’ (Epitaph)

Two Medicine – ‘Astropsychosis’ (Bella Union)

Vince Staples – ‘FM!’ (Def Jam)

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