This Week’s New Releases: Hayley Williams, Kehlani And Mark Lanegan

This week’s instalment is going to be short and sweet. Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams has released her debut solo album, Kehlani has followed up 2017’s ‘SweetSexySavage’, and Mark Lanegan has put out ‘Straight Songs Of Sorrow’ — a record inspired by his life story, which is detailed in his recently released memoir, Sing Backwards And Weep.

Head below to check out what else is on offer.

Beauty Pill – ‘Please Advise’ (Northern Spy)

Butch Walker – ‘American Love Story’ (Ruby Red)

Choir Boy – ‘Gathering Swans’ (Dais Records)

Cryptex – ‘Once Upon A Time’ (Steamhammer)

Daedelus – ‘What Wands Won’t Break’ (DomeOfDoom)

Fake Names – ‘Fake Names’ (Epitaph)

Hailee Steinfeld – ‘Half Written Story’ EP (Island Records)

Hayley Williams – ‘Petals For Armor’ (Atlantic)

I Break Horses – ‘Warnings’ (Bella Union)

John Stewart – ‘Old Forgotten Altars: The 1960s Demos’ (Omnivore Recordings)

Kehlani – ‘It Was Good Until It Wasn’t’ (Atlantic)

Little Simz – ‘Drop 6’ EP (Age 101)

Mark Lanegan – ‘Straight Songs Of Sorrow’ (Heavenly)

Modern Studies – ‘The Weight Of The Sun’ (Fire Records)

Nav – ‘Good Intentions’ (Republic/XO)

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This Week’s New Releases: Drake, Car Seat Headrest And JoJo

There are some big hitters dropping new music this week! Drake surprised everyone with the star-studded ‘Dark Demo Tapes’, Car Seat Headrest have put out the highly anticpated follow-up to 2016’s ‘Teens Of Denial’, and JoJo is back with ‘Good To Know’.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Amyl and the Sniffers – ‘Live At The Croxton’ (Rough Trade)

Austra – ‘Hirudin’ (Domino)

Ben Lukas Boysen – ‘Mirage’ (Erased Tapes)

Boat – ‘Tread Lightly’ (Magic Marker Records)

Boston Manor – ‘Glue’ (Pure Noise Records)

Caleb Landry Jones – ‘The Mother Stone’ (Sacred Bones)

Car Seat Headrest – ‘Making A Door Less Open’ (Matador Records)

Curtis Stigers – ‘Gentleman’ (Emarcy)

Damien Jurado – ‘What’s New, Tomboy?’ (Mama Bird)

Devon Williams – ‘Tear In The Fabric’ (Slumberland Records)

Diet Cig – ‘Do You Wonder About Me?’ (Frenchkiss Records)

Drake – ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ (OVO)

Dudley Simpson – ‘Doctor Who – The Sun Makers’ (Silva Screen Records)

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

Gold Key – ‘Panic Machine’ (Venn Records)

Hala – ‘Red Herring’ (Cinematic Music Group)

Happyness – ‘Floatr’ (Infinit Suds)

Houses Of Heaven – ‘Silent Places’ (Felte)

Joan As Policewoman – ‘Cover Two’ (Sweet Police)

JoJo – ‘Good To Know’ (Warner Records)

liar, flower (Katiejane Garside) – ‘geiger counter’ (One Little Indian)

Man Man – ‘Dream Hunting In The Valley Of The In-Between’ (Sub Pop)

Mark Kingswood – ‘Brave Enough’ (21K Productions)

Ride – ‘Clouds In The Mirror (This Is Not A Safe Place Reimagined By Petr Aleksänder)’ (Wichita Recordings)

The The – ‘See Without Being Seen’ (Cineola)

Vader – Solitude In Madness’ (Nuclear Blast)

Yxng Bane – ‘Quarantime: The Lost Files’ (Disturbing London Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Trivium, The Used And Lucinda Williams

What a week for new music! Friday finally saw the release of Trivium’s ninth studio album, the Used followed up 2017’s ‘The Canyon’, and Lucinda Williams put out ‘Good Souls Better Angels’.

Not your bag? There’s plenty more to spin below.

999 – ‘Bish! Bash! Bosh!’ (Cleopatra Records)

Alice Bag – ‘Sister Dynamite’ (In The Red Records)

America – ‘Heritage II: Demos/Alternate Takes 1971-1976’ (Omnivore)

Andrew Gold – ‘Something New: Unreleased Gold’ (Omnivore)

AWOLNATION – ‘Angel Miners and the Lightning Riders’ (Better Noise Music)

BC Camplight – ‘Shortly After Takeoff’ (Bella Union)

Birds Of Tokyo – ‘Human Design’ (Birds of Tokyo Pty Ltd)

Brendan Benson  – ‘Dear Life’ (Third Man Records)

Cassowary – ‘Cassowary’ (Fat Possum Records)

Cirith Ungol – ‘Forever Black’ (Metal Blade Records)

Cutting Crew – ‘Ransomed Healed Restored Forgiven’ (August Day)

Dance Gavin Dance – ‘Afterburner’ (Rise Records)

Danzig – ‘Danzig sings Elvis’ (Cleopatra Records)

Dead Ghosts – ‘Automatic Changer’ (Burger Records)

Elder – ‘Omens’ (Stickman)

Ezra Furman – ‘Sex Education OST’ (Bella Union)

Fivio Foreign – ‘800 BC’ (RichFish/Columbia)

Frank Turner – ‘Live In Newcastle’ (Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor)

Hayley Williams – ‘Petals For Armor II’ EP (Atlantic)

Hazel English – ‘Wake Up!’ (Marathon)

K Camp – ‘Kiss 5’ (Interscope)

Kali Uchis – ‘To Be Alive’ EP (Virgin EMI)

Katatonia – ‘City Burials’ (Peaceville Records)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Chunky Shrapnel’ (KGLW)

Lennon Stella – ‘Three. Two. One’ (Records/Columbia)

Lonr. – ‘Land Of Nothing Real’ (Epic)

Lucinda Williams – ‘Good Souls Better Angels’ (Highway 20 Records)

Mark Kozelek – ‘All The Best, Isaac Hayes’ (Caldo Verde Records)

Marker Starling – ‘High January’ (Tin Angel)

Other Lives – ‘For Their Love’ (Play It Again Sam)

OTR – ‘Lost At Midnight’ (Astralwerks)

The Pack A.D. – ‘It Was Fun While It Lasted’ (The Pack A.D./Fontana North)

Peter Oren – ‘The Greener Pasture’ (Western Vinyl)

Rose McGowan – ‘Planet 9’ (Damage Inc)

RVG – ‘Feral’ (Fire Records)

Scouting For Girls – ‘Everybody Wants To Be On TV – Lost Songs’ EP (Sony)

Sophie Tassignon – ‘Mysteries Unfold’ (RareNoise Records)

Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes – ‘What Kinda Music’ (Caroline)

Trivium – ‘What The Dead Men Say’ (Roadrunner)

The Used – ‘Heartwork’ (Hassle Records)

Warbringer – ‘Weapons Of Tomorrow’ (Napalm Records)

Wares – ‘Survival’ (Mint Records)

White Poppy – ‘Paradise Gardens’ (Not Not Fun)

Wiz Khalifa – ‘The Saga Of Wiz Khalifa’ (Taylor Gang/Atlantic)

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This Week’s New Releases: Fiona Apple, Gerry Cinnamon And Enter Shikari

What a week for new music! Fiona Apple has released her first new album in eight years, Gerry Cinnamon has put out his highly anticipated second LP, and Enter Shikari have followed up 2017’s ‘The Spark’.

Pop below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Ashley McBryde – ‘Never Will’ (Rhino)

The Black Dahlia Murder – ‘Verminous’ (Metal Blade Records)

Clive Gregson – ‘Every Face Is Turned My Way (2020-04)’ (Gregsongs)

DaBaby – ‘Blame It On Baby’ (South Coast Music Group/Interscope Records)

Datura4 – ‘West Coast Highway’ (Alive Records)

David Bowie – ‘Reality (Yellow Vinyl)’ (Friday Music/Columbia/ISO Records)

Duke Dumont – ‘Duality’ (EMI)

DVSN – ‘A Muse In Her Feelings’ (OVO Sound/Warner Records)

Elbow – ‘Live At The Ritz – An Acoustic Performance’ (Polydor)

Enter Shikari – ‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’ (So Recordings)

EOB – ‘Earth’ (Capitol Records)

Fiona Apple – ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ (Epic Records)

Gerry Cinnamon – ‘The Bonny’ (Little Runaway Records)

The Howling Hex – ‘Knuckleball Express’ (Fat Possum Records)

Jeremy Zucker – ‘Love Is Not Dying’ (Island)

Jonathan Antoine – ‘Going The Distance’ (Masterworks)

Led Zeppelin – ‘Jimmy Page Birthda At The Royal Albert Hall 9 January 1970 (Vinyl)’ (Dbqp)

Leslie Mendelson – ‘If You Can’t Say Anything Nice’ (Royal Potato)

Lido Pimienta – ‘Miss Colombia’ (Anti-/Epitaph)

Ludovico Einaud – ‘Seven Days Walking’ (Decca Records Classics)

Marillion – ‘Script For A Jester’s Tear (Deluxe)’ (PLG UK Catalog)

Monkees – ‘The Monkees Live – The Mike & Micky Show’ (Rhino)

Nafe Smallz – ‘Goat World’ (Ozone Music)

Prince – ‘The Purple Rain Performances (4CD)’ (The Broadcast Archive)

R.A. The Rugged Man – ‘All My Heroes Are Dead’ (Nature Sounds)

Richard Bishop – ‘Oneiric Formulary’ (Drag City)

Rifles – ‘Live At The Roundhouse (2CD)’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Rina Sawayama – ‘Sawayama’ (Dirty Hit)

RJD2 – ‘The Fun Ones’ (RJ’s Electrical Connections)

Ron Sexsmith – ‘Hermitage’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Sepultura – ‘Beneath The Remains (Deluxe Edition)’ (Rhino)

Shabazz Palaces – ‘The Don Of Diamond Dreams’ (Sub Pop)

Shelby Lynne – ‘Shelby Lynne’ (Everso Records)

Soul Asylum – ‘Hurry Up and Wait’ (Blue Élan Records)

Testament – ‘Titans Of Creation’ (Nuclear Blast)

Ulrich Schnauss – ‘A Strangely Isolated Place’ (Scripted Realities)

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This Week’s New Releases: The Strokes, Laura Marling And Nightwish

We don’t want to take up too much of your precious time that could be spent scoffing chocolate eggs, but it’s always good to take time out for new music.

The Strokes are back with their first new album in seven years, Laura Marling has followed up 2017’s ‘Semper Femina’ and Nightwish have put out LP #9.

Head below for some more of this week’s new releases.

Adult. – ‘Perception Is/As/Of Deception’ (Dais Records)

The Buttertones – ‘Jazzhound’ (Innovative Leisure)

Elvis Depressedly – ‘Depressedelica’ (Run For Cover Records)

Extraa – ‘Baked’ (Requiem Pour un Twister)

Jackie Lynn – ‘Jacqueline’ (Drag City)

Joe Satriani – ‘Shapeshifting’ (Legacy/Sony)

John Anderson – ‘Years’ (BMG)

Laura Marling – ‘Song For Our Daughter’ (Chrysalis/Partisan)

Maddie & Tae – ‘The Way It Feels’ (Mercury)

Nightwish – ‘Human:||:Nature’ (Nuclear Blast)

Once & Future Band – ‘Deleted Scenes’ (Castle Face)

The Sleep Eazys – ‘Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell’ (Provogue Records)

The Strokes – ‘The New Abnormal’ (RCA)

Sunwatchers – ‘Oh Yeah?’ (Trouble In Mind)

Trace Mountains – ‘Lost in the Country’ (Run For Cover Records)

Ultimate Fakebook – ‘The Preserving Machine’ (Sonic Ritual Recordings)

Watkins Family Hour – ‘Brother Sister’ (Family Hour Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Pearl Jam, Dua Lipa And Waxahatchee

As the craziness around the world continues, the new releases are still rolling in and giving us some respite. Pearl Jam have finally followed up 2013’s ‘Lightning Bolt’, Dua Lipa has dropped her highly anticipated sophomore LP and Waxahatchee has put out her fifth.

Fancy some more new music? Head due south.

5 Seconds Of Summer – ‘C A L M’ (Interscope)

Basia Bulat – ‘Are You In Love?’ (Secret City)

Bon Iver – ‘Blood Bank’ EP (10th Anniversary Edition) (Jagjaguwar)

Brian Fallon – ‘Local Honey’ (Lesser Known Records)

The Chats – ‘High Risk Behaviour’ (Bargain Bin Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia)

Deeper – ‘Auto-pain’ (Fire Talk Records)

Dua Lipa – ‘Future Nostalgia’ (Warner Records)

Half Waif – ‘The Caretaker’ (Anti)

In This Moment – ‘Mother’ (Atlantic)

Lilly Hiatt – ‘Walking Proof’ (New West)

Little Dragon – ‘New Me, Same Us’ (Ninja Tune)

Lizzy Farrall – ‘Bruise’ (Pure Noise Records)

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real – ‘Naked Garden’ (Concord Records)

Melt Yourself Down – ‘100% Yes’ (Decca)

Milk Teeth – ‘Milk Teeth’ (Music For Nations)

Nap Eyes – ‘Snapshot of a Beginner’ (Jagjaguwar)

The Orb – ‘Abolition Of The Royal Familia’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Parkway Drive – ‘Viva The Underdogs’ (Epitaph)

PARTYNEXTDOOR – ‘PARTYMOBILE’ (OVO Sound)

Pearl Jam – ‘Gigaton’ (Monkeywrench/Republic)

Roddy Woomble – ‘Everyday Sun’ EP (A Modern Way)

Sarah Peacock – ‘Burn The Witch’ (Road Dog Enterprises)

Skepta, Chipz and Young Adz – ‘Insomnia’ (SKC M29)

Solomon Grey – ‘Music For Picture: Vol. I (Parallels)’ EP (Solomon Grey)

Sorry – ‘925’ (Domino)

Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams – ‘Aporia’ (Asthmatic Kitty)

Waxahatchee – ‘Saint Cloud’ (Merge Records)

Windy and Carl – ‘Allegiance and Conviction’ (Kranky)

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This Week’s New Releases: The Weeknd, Adam Lambert And J Balvin

It’s not very often we say this, but it’s time to take Spinal Tap’s advice. Spin some new records and crank the dial up to eleven to take a break from the craziness that is the world at the moment.

The Weeknd has followed up 2016’s ‘Starboy’, we’ve got a new full-length from Adam Lambert and J Balvin has finally decided to drop his new record. It’s a mixed bag for sure!

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Adam Lambert – ‘Velvet’ (Empire)

Arbouretum – ‘Let It All In’ (Thrill Jockey)

Baxter Dury – ‘The Night Chancers’ (Heavenly/PIAS)

Conan Gray – ‘Kid Krow’ (Republic Records)

Eliza and the Delusionals – ‘A State Of Living In An Objective Reality’ EP (Cooking Vinyl)

Eye Flys – ‘Tub Of Lard’ (Thrill Jockey)

Helen Money – ‘Atomic’ (Thrill Jockey)

J Balvin – ‘Colores’ (Universal Music Latino/UMG)

Kelsea Ballerini – ‘Kelsea’ (Black River)

Låpsley – ‘Through Water’ (XL Recordings)

Love Fame Tragedy – ‘Five Songs To Briefly Fill The Void’ EP (Good Soldier Records)

Lucifer – ‘Lucifer III’ (Century Media)

Mapache – ‘From Liberty Street’ (Yep Roc)

Moaning – ‘Uneasy Laughter’ (Sub Pop)

Morrissey – ‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’ (BMG)

Mykur – ‘Folkesange’ (Relapse Records)

Nick Griffith – ‘7am’ (Dinosaur City Records)

Peter Straker – ‘This One’s On Me (Deluxe)’ (Cherry Red)

Ratgrave – ‘Rock’ (Black Focus)

Roger Eno and Brian Eno – ‘Mixing Colours’ (Deutsche Grammophon)

Sada Baby -‘Skuba Sada 2’ (Asylum Worldwide LLC)

The Slow Readers Club – ‘The Joy Of The Return’ (Modern Sky)

The Weeknd – ‘After Hours’ (Republic/XO)

William Wild – ‘Push Ups’ (Sony)

Young T and Bugsey – ‘Plead The 5th’ (BLack Butter)

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This Week’s New Releases: Niall Horan, Code Orange And Dead Lips

With all the craziness that’s going on across the world this week, let’s take some time out to celebrate new music and the escapism it offers, however temporary.

Former One Direction member Niall Horan has dropped his second solo LP, Code Orange have released the long-awaited follow-up to 2017’s Forever, and Deap Vally and the Flaming Lips have released their collaborative album under the moniker Dead Lips.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

The Boomtown Rats – ‘Citizens of Boomtown’ (BMG)

Broken Witt Rebels – ‘Ok Hotel’ (Snakefarm)

Circa Waves – ‘Sad Happy’ (Prolifica/PIAS)

CocoRosie – ‘Put The Shine On’ (Marathon)

Code Orange – ‘Underneath’ (Roadrunner)

Dead Lips, Deap Vally & the Flaming Lips – ‘Dead Lips’ (Cooking Vinyl)

The Districts – ‘ You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere’ (Fat Possum)

Four Tet – ‘Sixteen Oceans’ (Text Records)

The Garden – ‘Kiss My Super Bowl Ring’ (Epitaph)

Grouplove – ‘Healer’ (Canvasback/Parlophone)

Haggard Cat – ‘Common Sense Holiday’ (Earache Records)

Human Impact – ‘Human Impact’ (Ipecac)

Jay Electronica – ‘A Written Testimony’ (Roc Nation)

Niall Horan – ‘Heartbreak Weather’ (Capitol)

Orchards – ‘Lovecore’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Peter Bjorn and John – ‘Endless Dream’ (PBJ)

Porches – ‘Ricky Music’ (Domino)

Rich The Kid – ‘Boss Man’ (Republic Records)

Seafret – ‘Most Of Us Are Strangers’ (Seafret)

The Shires – ‘Good Years’ (BMG)

Two Feet – ‘Pink’ (Republic Records)

Ultraísta – ‘Sister’ (Partisan)

Various Artists – Trolls World Tour Soundtrack (RCA)

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This Week’s New Releases: Mandy Moore, Megan Thee Stallion And Ani Glass

Not that we need a reason to give women in music the credit they deserve, but in honour of International Women’s Day this weekend we’re going to use our limited time and word count to put the spotlight on releases by ladies this week.

Mandy Moore is back with her first new album in over 10 years, while Megan Thee Stallion and Ani Glass have both put out their debut LPs. We’ve also been treated to ‘Hunted’ from Anna Calvi, a reworking of her 2018 album ‘Hunter’ featuring collaborations with Courtney Barnett, Joe Talbot of Idles, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Julia Holter.

More? MORE? Fill your boots below.

Ani Glass – ‘Mirores’ (Recordiau Neb)

Anna Calvi – ‘Hunted’ (Domino Records)

Cornershop – ‘England Is  A Garden’ (Ample Play)

Deacon Blue – ‘City Of Love’ (EarMusic)

Disq – ‘Collector’ (Saddle Creek Records)

Esmé Patterson – ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’ (BMG)

Jonathan Wilson – ‘Dixie Blur’ (Bella Union)

Kleerup – ‘2’ (U OK?)

Lauv – ‘How I’m Feeling’ (Lauv (Kobalt))

Lil Uzi Vert – ‘Eternal Atake’ (Atlantic)

Mandy Moore – ‘Silver Landings’ (Verve)

The Mastersons – ‘No Time For Love Songs’ (Red House Records)

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Suga’ (300 Entertainment)

Military Genius – ‘Deep Web’ (Unheard of Hope)

The New Regime – ‘Heart Mind Body & Soul’ (Elitist Enterprises LLC)

Overcoats – ‘The Fight’ (Loma Vista)

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott – ‘Manchester Calling’ (Virgin EMI)

Rory Gallagher – ‘Check Shirt Wizard – Live In ’77’ (Chess/UMC)

The Saxophones – ‘Eternity Bay’ (Full Time Hobby)

Stephen Malkmus – ‘Traditional Techniques’ (Domino Records)

Thick – ‘5 Years Behind’ (Epitaph)

U.S. Girls – ‘Heavy Light’ (4AD)

Worriers – ‘You or Someone You Know’ (6131 Records)

X Ambassadors – ‘Belong’ EP (KidinaKorner/Interscope)

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This Week’s New Releases: Ozzy Osbourne, BTS And Grimes

It’s another week of big releases. Ozzy Osbourne is putting out his first solo album in 10 years, Grimes is following up 2015’s ‘Art Angels’ and BTS are sending K-Pop fans into overdrive with the release of ‘Map of the Soul: 7’.

Still in the mood for more? Head south.

Agnes Obel – ‘Myopia’ (Deutsche Grammophon)

Allie X – ‘Cape God’ (Twin/AWAL)

Best Coast – ‘Always Tomorrow’ (Concord Records)

Biff Byford – ‘School Of Hard Knocks’ (Silver Lining Music)

BTS – ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’ (BigHit Entertainment)

Cate Le Bon and Group Listening  – ‘Here It Comes Again’ EP (Mexican Summer)

Courtney Barnett – ‘MTV Unplugged: Live in Melbourne’ (Mom + Pop Music)

Greg Dulli – ‘Random Desire’ (BMG)

Grimes – ‘Miss Anthropocene’ (4AD/Todo Mundo)

Guided By Voices – ‘Surrender Your Poppy Field’ (GBV)

Heart Bones – ‘Hot Dish’ (Love OnLine)

Humanist – ‘Humanist’ (Ignition Records)

King Krule – ‘Man Alive!’ (XL Recordings)

Kyle Forester – ‘Hearts in Gardens’ (‘Tis So Referent)

Lanterns On The lake – ‘Spook The Herd’ (Bella Union)

Lee Ranaldo and Raül Refree – Names Of North End Women’ (Mute)

Moses Sumney – ‘GRÆ Part One’ (Jagjaguwar Records)

Ozzy Osbourne – ‘Ordinary Man’ (Sony)

Pictish Trail – ‘Thumb World’ (Fire Records)

Rebecca Foon – ‘Waxing Moon’ (Constellation)

Sarah Harmer – ‘Are You Gone’ (Arts & Crafts Productions Inc.)

Sightless Pit – ‘Grave of a Dog’ (Thrill Jockey)

Six Organs Of Admittance – ‘Companion Rises’ (Drag City)

Wilsen – ‘Ruiner’ (Dalliance)

Wrekmeister Harmonies – ‘We Love to Look at the Carnage’ (Thrill Jockey)

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