This Week’s New Releases: Lande Hekt, Bicep And Steve Hackett

It’s a lovely mixed bag this week. Muncie Girls’ Lande Hekt has released her debut solo album, Steve Hackett has put out his first acoustic solo record since 2008’s ‘Tribute’, and Belfast duo Bicep have dropped LP #2. Still want more? Head below.

Årabrot – ‘The World Must Be Destroyed’ EP (Pelagic Records)

Arca – ‘Madre’ EP (XL Recordings)

Bicep – ‘Isles’ (Ninja Tune)

Here Lies Man – ‘Ritual Divination’ (RidingEasy Records)

James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra – ‘The Wide, Wide River’ (Domino)

Jeremiah Fraites – ‘Piano Piano’ (Universal/Mercury KX)

Kiwi Jr. – ‘Cooler Returns’ (Sub Pop)

Lande Hekt – ‘Going To Hell’ (Get Better Records)

Lil Skies – ‘Unbothered’ (All We Got Ent. / Atlantic)

Lonely The Brave – ‘The Hope List’ (Easy Life)

LOVA – ‘Grown-ish’ (Universal)

M. Caye Castagnetto – ‘Leap Second’ (Castle Face)

Palberta – ‘Palberta5000’ (Wharf Cat Records)

Rhye – ‘Home’ (Loma Vista)

Steve Hackett – ‘Under A Mediterranean Sky’ (InsideOut)

Th1rt3eN and Pharoahe Monch – ‘A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism’ (Fat Beats)

Warduna – ‘Kvitravn’ (Sony)

Willie Jones – ‘Right Now’ (The Penthouse/Empire)

Yung – ‘Ongoing Dispute’ (PNKSLM)

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This Week’s New Releases: Zayn, Sleaford Mods And You Me At Six

Things are slowly picking up, with some big hitters dropping some very highly anticipated records on just the third week of the new year! Zayn has put out his third solo LP, having only announced it a week ago, Sleaford Mods have followed up 2019’s ‘Eton Alive’, and You Me At Six have dropped studio album #7.

Not your cup of tea? Head below for some more new releases.

Ashnikko – ‘DEMIDEVIL’ (Parlophone)

Beach Bunny – ‘Blame Game’ EP (Mom + Pop Music)

Buck Meek – ‘Two Saviors’ (Keeled Scales)

Emma Ruth Rundle / Thou – ‘The Helm Of Sorrow’ EP (Sacred Bones)

Frank Iero and the Future Violents – ‘Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place’ EP (UNFD)

Kate Davis – ‘Strange Boy’ (Solitaire)

Midnight Sister – ‘Painting The Roses’ (Jagjaguwar)

Pom Poko – ‘Cheater’ (Bella Union)

Shame – ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ (Dead Oceans)

Sleaford Mods – ‘Spare Ribs’ (Rough Trade)

Various Artists – ‘The Influencers: Forever Who We Are (A Tribute To Saves The Day)’ (True State Entertainment)

You Me At Six – ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ (You Me At Six/AWAL Recordings)

Zayn – ‘Nobody Is Listening’ (RCA)

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This Week’s New Releases: Viagra Boys, Passenger And Jazmine Sullivan

…and we’re back! Let’s bring the first week of 2021 to a close with some majestic new music. Viagra Boys are starting the year with a bang with ‘Welfare Jazz’, the follow-up to their 2018 debut ‘Street Worms’, while Passenger has put out his 13th studio LP and Philadelphia R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan has dropped her debut full-length.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases, including a deluxe version of Taylor Swift’s latest album ‘Evermore’ that contains two bonus tracks.

Barry Gibb – ‘Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook Vol.1′ (Barry Gibb Entertainments/UMG/Capitol Records)

Dilip, Late Year and Otxhello – ‘Late Year’ (Alpha Pup Records)

Henrik Appel – ‘Humanity’ (PNKSLM Recordings)

Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Heaux Tales’ (RCA Records)

Magnum – ‘Dance Of The Black Tattoo’ (Steamhammer)

Passenger – ‘Songs For The Drunk and Broken Hearted’ (Black Crow Records/Cooking Vinyl)

Taylor Swift – ‘Evermore (Deluxe Version)’ (Taylor Swift)

Viagra Boys – ‘Welfare Jazz’ (YEAR0001)

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This Week’s New Releases: Kid Cudi, Deftones, Belle and Sebastian

This is going to be our last new releases blog post of 2020, a year that saw live shows disappear but that brought about more new music than we could have hoped for.

This week, Kid Cudi has put out the third instalment in his ‘Man On The Moon’ series that started in 2009, Deftones celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘White Pony’ with a deluxe reissue and remix LP called ‘Black Stallion’, and Belle and Sebastian have dropped a double LP.

Next week, you can look forward to new records from Paul McCartney and Lanterns On The Lake, among a few others.

Merry Christmas, and enjoy the new music below!

Alanis Morissette – ‘Such Pretty Forks In The Mix’ EP (HE.SHE.THEY. Records)

The Avalanches – ‘We Will Always Love You’ (Modular)

Belle and Sebastian – ‘What To Look For In Summer’ (Matador)

Bladee and Mechatok – ‘Good Luck’ (YEAR0001)

Boris / Merzbow – ‘2R0I2P0’ (Relapse Records)

BOYO – ‘Alone Together In Los Angeles’ (Park The Van)

Deftones – ‘White Pony (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)/Black Stallion’ (Reprise Records)

Fetty Wap – ‘You Know The Vibes’ (300 Entertainment/RGF Productions)

Ghostpoet – ‘I Grow Tired But I Dare Not Fall Asleep (Again)’ (Play It Again Sam)

Guided By Voices – ‘Styles We Paid For’ (GBV)

James Blake – ‘Covers’ EP (UMG/Republic/Polydor)

JPEGMAFIA – ‘EP!’ (EQT Recordings/Republic Records)

Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – ‘Plastic Bouquet’ (New West)

Kid Cudi – ‘Man On The Moon III: The Chosen’ (Republic Records)

The Kills- ‘Little Bastards’ (Domino)

The Kinks – ‘Lola vs Powerman and the Moneyground Part 1 (50th anniversary box set)’ (BMG/Sanctuary)

Landshapes – ‘Contact’ (Bella Union)

Less Than Jake – ‘Silver Linings’ (Pure Noise Records)

M.Ward – ‘Think Of Spring’ (Anti-)

Nilüfer Yanya – ‘Feeling Lucky?’ EP (ATO/[PIAS])

The Neighbourhood – ‘Chip Chrome and the Mono-Tones (Deluxe)’ (Columbia)

ShitKid – ‘CROTCHROCK’ EP (PNKSLM Recordings)

Sturgill Simpson – ‘Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 2 (Cowboy Arms Sessions)’ (High Top Mountain Records/Thirty Tigers)

Various Artists – ‘Independent Venue Week LIVE 2020’ (IVW)

Various Artists – ‘Cyberpunk 2077: Radio Vol.1 – OST’ (Lakeshore)

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This Week’s New Releases: Megan Thee Stallion, The Cribs And Tim Minchin

This week is busy! Megan Thee Stallion has dropped her highly anticipated debut album, as has Australian comedian and composer Tim Minchin, while the Cribs have returned with ‘Midnight Network’ that was recorded at Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 in Los Angeles.

Fancy a bit more? There’s a huge list below, including new records from Butch Vig’s 5 Billion In Diamonds, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Phoebe Bridgers, Refused and Shaggy — what a dinner party that would make!?

5 Billion In Diamonds – ‘Divine Accidents’ (Make)

Annie Lennox – ‘A Christmas Cornucopia (10th Anniversary)’ (La Lennoxa/Island)

AWOLNATION – ‘Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders Live From 2020’ (Better Noise)

BTS – ‘BE’ (BigHit Entertainment)

Cabaret Voltaire – ‘Shadow Of Fear’ (Inton/Mute)

The Cribs – ‘Night Network’ (Sonic Blew)

Dirty Projectors – ‘5EPs’ (Domino)

Dream Wife – ‘IRL (Live In London 2020)’ (Lucky Number)

Ellie Goulding – ‘Songbook for Christmas’ EP (Polydor)

Frost* – ‘Experiments In Mass Appeal (Remixed and Remastered)’ and ‘Falling Satellites (Remastered)’ (InsideOut)

Frosty – ‘Under Surveillance’ (Relentless)

Grandaddy – ‘The Sophtware Slump ….. on a wooden piano’ (Dangerbird)

Jamie Cullum – ‘The Pianoman at Christmas’ (Island)

Jewel – ‘Pieces Of You (25th Anniversary)’ (Craft)

John Fogerty – ‘Fogerty’s Factory (Expanded)’ (BMG)

Josh Groban – ‘Harmony’ (Reprise)

Kacey Johansing – ‘No Better Time’ (Night Bloom Records)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘K.G.’ and ‘Live in San Francisco ’16’ (ATO)

Kodaline – ‘One Day At A Time – Deluxe’ (B-Unique/AWAL)

Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas – ‘III’ (Smalltown)

Liturgy – ‘Origin Of The Alimonies’ (YLYLCYN)

Loski – ‘Music, Trial & Trauma: A Drill Story’ (Since ’93)

Meek Mill – ‘Quarantine Pack’ (Maybach/Atlantic)

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Good News’ (1501 Certified Ent/300 Ent)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe – ‘Together At Christmas’ (Decca)

Neil Diamond – ‘Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra’ (UMG)

Nick Cave – ‘Idiot Prayer (Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace)’ (Bad Seed Ltd/AWAL)

Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Copycat Killer’ EP (Dead Oceans)

The Piano Guys – ’10’ (Sony)

Refused – ‘The Malignant Fire’ EP (Spinefarm/Search and Destroy/Universal)

Routine – ‘And Other Things’ EP (Dead Oceans)

Shaggy – ‘Christmas In The Islands’ (Island)

Silverstein – ‘Redux II’ (NSEW)

Tayla Parx – ‘Coping Mechanisms’ (Tayla Made/Atlantic)

Tim Minchin – ‘Apart Together’ (BMG)

Tourists – ‘Another State’ (Modern Sky UK)

The War On Drugs – ‘Live Drugs’ (Super High Quality Records)

When Rivers Meet – ‘We Fly Free’ (One Road)

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This Week’s New Releases: Kylie Minogue, Little Mix and Ólafur Arnalds

It’s a big week for pop! Kylie, the queen of, has released a disco-themed record and Little Mix have followed up 2018’s ‘LM5’. There’s also a new album from Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer Ólafur Arnalds, and lots more you can check out below.

Alan Power – ‘Songs To Break America’ (via Bandcamp)

Baby In Vain – ‘See Through’ (Escho)

Bitch Falcon – ‘Staring At Clocks’ (Small Pond Productions)

Brad Cox – ‘My Mind’s Projection’ (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Dermot Kennedy – ‘Without Fear (The Complete Edition)’ (Riggins/Interscope/Island)

Frequent Traveller – ‘Real Life’ (Music For Headphones/Blurred Recordings)

Heather Trost – ‘Petrichor’ (Third Man Records)

Herman Dune – ‘Notes From Vinegar Hill’ (Santa Cruz Records)

The Jacques – ‘The Four Five’ (Modern Sky)

Kylie Minogue – ‘Disco’ (BMG)

Little Mix – ‘Confetti’ (RCA)

Midasuno – ‘The Complete Cascade Records Era’ (via Bandcamp)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Return To Greendale (Live)’ (The Other Shoe Productions/Reprise)

Novo Amor – ‘Cannot Be, Whatsoever’ (AllPoints)

Ólafur Arnalds – ‘Some Kind Of Peace’ (Mercury KX)

Owen Cutts – ‘Mr Cutts – Carriage 8’ (Project Melody Music)

Record Setter – ‘I Owe You Nothing’ (Record Setter)

Seamus Fogarty – ‘A Bag Of Eyes’ (Domino)

The Silence – ‘Electric Meditations’ (Drag City)

Tiña – ‘Positive Mental Health Music’ (Speedy Wunderground)

Tunng – ‘Tunng Presents…Dead Club’ (Full Time Hobby)

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This Week’s New Releases: Ariana Grande, Sam Smith And Busta Rhymes

This week is chock-full of highly anticipated records. Ariana Grande has dropped the follow-up to 2019’s ‘Thank U, Next’ despite having only announced it two weeks ago, Sam Smith’s third record has arrived following delays due to COVID-19, and Busta Rhymes is back with the long-awaited sequel to 1998’s ‘Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front’.

Adam Hender – ‘Sick’ (3tone Records)

Amy Macdonald – ‘The Human Demands’ (Infectious/BMG)

Ariana Grande – ‘Positions’ (Republic/UMG)

Black Foxxes – ‘Black Foxxes’ (Search and Destroy/Spinefarm/Universal)

Black Stone Cherry – ‘The Human Condition’ (Mascot)

Bring Me The Horizon – ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ EP (RCA)

Busta Rhymes – ‘Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God’ (The Conglomerate Entertainment Inc./Empire)

Camelphat – ‘Dark Matter’ (RCA UK)

EELS – ‘Earth To Dora’ (E Works/[PIAS])

Elvis Costello – ‘Hey Clockface’ (Concord)

Goo Goo Dolls – ‘It’s Christmas All Over’ (Warner)

Meghan Trainor – ‘A Very Trainor Christmas’ (Epic)

M Huncho and Nafe Smallz – ‘DNA’ (HunchØzone)

Mr. Bungle – ‘The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo’ (Ipecac)

Oneohtrix Point Never – ‘Magic Oneohtrix Point Never’ (Warp)

Puscifer – ‘Existential Reckoning’ (Puscifer/Alchemy Recordings/BMG)

Salem – ‘Fires In Heaven’ (Salem/Decent Distribution)

Sam Smith – ‘Love Goes’ (Capitol)

Saves The Day and Senses Fail – ‘Through Being Ghoul’ EP (Equal Vision/Pure Noise)

Tobacco – ‘Hot, Wet & Sassy’ (Ghostly International)

Tom Morello – ‘Comandante’ EP (Tom Morello)

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This Week’s New Releases: Bruce Springsteen, Ty Dolla $ign And Laura Veirs

The new releases keep rolling out and, in some cases, giving us a welcome distraction from these crazy times we find ourselves in. The Boss has released a new record with the E Street Band, Ty Dolla $ign has dropped the star-studded follow-up to 2017’s ‘Beach House 3’, and we’ve got a new full-length from American singer-songwriter Laura Veirs.

Head below for more new music, including a collaboration collection from Gorillaz, surprise record from the Cadillac Three and new album from Faithless.

Adrianne Lenker – ‘songs’ and ‘instrumentals’ (4AD)

Beastie Boys – ‘Beastie Boys Music’ (Capitol)

Better Person – ‘Something To Lose’ (Arbutus Records)

BLACKSTARKIDS – ‘Whatever, Man’ (Dirty Hit)

Blossoms – ‘In Isolation’ and ‘Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport’ (EMI/Universal)

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Letter To You’ (Columbia)

Brutus – ‘Live In Ghent’ (Hassle Records)

The Cadillac Three – ‘Tabasco & Sweet Tea (Big Machine Records)

clipping. – ‘Visions Of Bodies Being Burned’ (Sub Pop)

Faithless – ‘All Blessed’ (BMG)

Future Utopia – ’12 Questions’ (Future Utopia)

Ghostemane – ‘ANTI-ICON’ (Blackmage)

Gorillaz – ‘Song Machine | Season One | Strange Timez’ (Parlophone)

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me – ‘Razzmatazz’ (Fearless Records)

Jeff Tweedy – ‘Love Is The King’ (dBpm Records)

Joe Bonamassa – ‘Royal Tea’ (J&R Adventures)

John Frusciante – ‘Maya’ (Planet Mu/Timesig)

Juanita Stein – ‘Snapshot’ (Nude Records)

Junglepussy – ‘Jp4‘ (Friends Of/Jagjaguwar)

Laura Veirs – ‘My Echo’ (Bella Union)

The Lemonheads – ‘Lovey – 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ (Fire)

Linus Fitness-Centre – ‘Clear The Level’ (Sharp Noodle Recordings)

Magick Mountain – ‘Weird Feelings’ (Magick Mountain Records)

Major Lazer – ‘Music Is The Weapon’ (Mad Decent/Because)

The Mountain Goats – ‘Getting Into Knives’ (Merge)

Nothing But Thieves – ‘Moral Panic’ (Sony)

No Thank You – ‘Embroidered Foliage’ (Lame-O Records)

Pallbearer – ‘Forgotten Days’ (Nuclear Blast)

Plants and Animals – ‘The Jungle’ (Secret City Records)

PUP – ‘This Place Sucks Ass’ EP (BMG)

PVRIS – ‘Use Me (Deluxe)’ (Warner)

Salem – ‘Salem’ EP (Roadrunner/Warner)

Sam Amidon – ‘Sam Amidon’ (Nonesuch)

Sevendust – ‘Blood & Stone’ (Rise Records)

This Is The Kit – ‘Off Off On’ (Rough Trade)

Tom Furse – Ecstatic Meditations’ (LO Recordings)

Twisted Ankle – ‘Twisted Ankle’ (Breakfast Records)

Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Featuring Ty Dolla $ign’ (Atlantic)

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This Week’s New Releases: Tom Petty, Beabadoobee And Matt Berninger

There are some highly anticipated records being released into the world this week. Tom Petty’s posthumous album that was recorded during the original sessions for 1994’s ‘Wildflowers’ has finally arrived, as has the debut solo LP of the National’s frontman Matt Berninger, and Beabadoobee’s first full-length effort.

Head below for even more new music, including a surprise bluegrass double album from Sturgill Simpson and Katie Melua’s new record.

Beabadoobee – ‘Fake It Flowers’ (Dirty Hit)

Cordovas – ‘Destiny Hotel’ (ATO)

The Dead C – ‘Unknowns’ (Ba Da Bing! Records)

Eagles – ‘Live From The Forum MMXVIII’ (Rhino)

Goldmund – ‘The Time It Takes’ (Western Vinyl Records)

Guy Sebastian – ‘T.R.U.T.H.’ (Guy Tunes)

Katie Melua – ‘Album No.8’ (BMG)

Kevin Morby – ‘Sundowner’ (Dead Oceans)

Lucy Spraggan – ‘Choices’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Matt Berninger – ‘Serpentine Prison’ (Book’s Records)

Open Mike Eagle – ‘Anime, Trauma And Divorce’ (AutoReverse Records)

The Struts – ‘Strange Days’ (Interscope/Polydor Records)

Sturgill Simpson – ‘Cuttin’ Grass Vol 1 – The Butcher Shoppe Sessions’ (High Top Mountain Records via Thirty Tigers/The Orchard)

Tommy Lee – ‘ANDRO’ (Better Noise Music)

Tom Petty – ‘Wildflowers and All The Rest’ (Warner)

Various artists – ‘Blue Note Re:Imagined’ (Decca Records/Universal)

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This Week’s New Releases: Black Sabbath, Dizzee Rascal and Metz

This week is mostly dominated by established acts. Black Sabbath are celebrating the 50 year anniversary of their second album ‘Paranoid’ with a super deluxe reissue, while Metz have put out their fourth full-length studio effort and Dizzee Rascal is back with his seventh, the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Raskit’.

Head below for some more of this week’s new releases, including a 20th anniversary edition of Linkin Park’s debut album, ‘Hybrid Theory’, and a new record from Venom Prison.

Black Sabbath – ‘Paranoid: 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition’ (Sanctuary/BMG)

Blue Öyster Cult – ‘The Symbol Remains’ (Frontiers Records)

Brothers Osborne – ‘Skeletons’ (Snakefarm Records)

The Budos Band – ‘Long In The Tooth’ (Daptone Records)

D-Block Europe – ‘The Blueprint – Us Vs. Them’ (D-Block Europe)

Dizzee Rascal – ‘E3 AF’ (Island/Dirtee Stank)

Drew Citron – ‘Free Now’ (Park The Van)

Emmy The Great – ‘April’ (Bella Union)

Future Islands – ‘As Long As You Are’ (4AD)

Garcia Peoples – ‘Nightcap at Wits’ End’ (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)

Headie One – ‘EDNA’ (Relentless Records/Sony)

Mary Lattimore – ‘Silver Ladders’ (Ghostly International)

Metz – ‘Atlas Vending’ (Sub Pop)

Linkin Park – ‘Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition’ (Warner)

Slow Pulp – ‘Moveys’ (Winspear)

Touché Amoré – ‘Lament’ (Epitaph)

Travis – ’10 Songs’ (BMG)

Venom Prison – ‘Primeval’ (Prosthetic Records)

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