This Week’s New Releases: Years & Years, Aurora And Billy Talent

What a week! Olly Alexander has released his first Years & Years LP since he announced that the band will continue as a solo project, following the departure of Emre Türkmen and Mikey Goldsworthy in March 2021. We’ve also got Aurora following up 2019’s ‘A Different Kind Of Human – Step 2’ and Billy Talent putting out their sixth studio album.

Head below for more new music.

Aoife O’Donovan – ‘Age Of Apathy’ (Yep Roc)

Aurora – ‘The Gods We Can Touch’ (Decca)

Billy Talent – ‘Crisis Of Faith’ (Spinefarm)

Deadflight – ‘Arrival’ (DDFT)

Keb’ Mo’ – ‘Good To Be…’ (Concord/Rounder)

Kiefer Sutherland – ‘Bloor Street’ (Cooking Vinyl)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Butterfly 3001’ (KGLW)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Underwater (Video Edition)’ (Decca)

Miles Kane – ‘Change The Show’ (BMG)

Palace – ‘Shoals’ (Fiction)

The Sherlocks – ‘World I Understand’ (TeddyBoy)

Silverbacks – ‘Archive Material’ (Silverbacks/Full Time Hobby)

Teddy Swims – ‘Tough Love’ EP (Swims Int./Warner)

The Whitmore Sisters – ‘Ghost Stories’ (Red House)

Yard Act – ‘The Overload’ (Island)

Years & Years – ‘Night Call’ (Polydor)

Young T & Bugsey – ‘Truth To Be Told’ (Black Butter)

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This Week’s New Releases: FKA Twigs, Earl Sweatshirt, And Elvis Costello and The Imposters

2022 is in full swing with a diverse range of new releases this week. FKA Twigs has dropped a guest-laden mixtape, Earl Sweatshirt has put out LP #4, and Elvis Costello and The Imposters have shared the full-length follow-up to 2020’s ‘Hey Clockface’.

Fancy some more? Head below.

Bonobo – ‘Fragments’ (Ninja Tune)

Cat Power – ‘Covers’ (Domino)

DVR – ‘Dirty Tapes’ EP (XL)

Earl Sweatshirt – ‘SICK!’ (Tan Cressida, Inc/Warner)

Elvis Costello and The Imposters – ‘The Boy Names If’ (Universal)

Fickle Friends – ‘Are We Gonna Be Alright?’ (Cooking Vinyl)

FKA Twigs – ‘CAPRISONGS’ Mixtape (Young Recordings Ltd/Atlantic)

Lady London and Murille – ‘I Kant Make This Shit Up’ (Against Da Grain Ent/Music Garden)

Lime Cordiale and Idris Elba – ‘Cordi Elba’ EP (Chugg Music Pty Ltd/7Wallace Music Limited)

The Lumineers – ‘Brightside’ (Decca)

Moist – ‘End Of The Ocean’ (Known Accomplice)

Orlando Weeks – ‘Hop Up’ (Play It Again Sam)

Punch Brothers – ‘Hell On Church Street’ (Nonesuch)

Richard Carpenter – ‘Richard Carpenter’s Piano Songbook’ (Decca)

Saint Phnx – ‘Happy Place’ EP (Atlantic)

Skillet – ‘Dominion’ (Atlantic)

The Temperance Movement – ‘Caught On Stage: Live & Acoustic’ (Earache)

Underøath – ‘Voyeurist’ (Fearless/Concord)

The Wombats – ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World’ (AWAL)

 

 

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This Week’s New Releases: The Weeknd, Gunna And Twin Atlantic

We’ve got a small but impressive list of new releases to kick off the new year! The Weeknd has released the follow-up to 2020’s ‘After Hours’ after only announcing it a few days ago, Gunna has dropped a star-studded new LP, and Twin Atlantic have put out album #6.

Head below for more new music.

Burial – ‘Antidawn’ (Hyperdub)

Crow – ‘Armed & Ready, Pt.1’ EP (Crow Music)

David Bowie – ‘Toy (Toy: Box)’ (Parlophone)

Eric Nam – ‘There and Back Again’ (The Eric Nam Company, Inc)

Gunna – ‘DS4EVER’ (Young Stoner Life Records/300 Entertainment)

MARINA – ‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land (Deluxe Edition)’ (Atlantic)

Spector – ‘Now or Whenever (Deluxe)’ (Moth Noise)

Twin Atlantic – ‘Transparency’ (Staple Diet)

The Weeknd – ‘Dawn FM’ (XO/Republic/UMG)

 

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This Week’s New Releases: Alicia Keys, Green Day, And Neil Young and Crazy Horse

This will be our last new releases blog post of the year, so it’s a twofer, including this week and next’s new records.

Today we’ve got new music from Alicia Keys, who has dropped two versions of her new record; ‘Originals’ and ‘Unlocked’. Green Day have released a live LP that brings together the band’s sessions recorded for the BBC between 1994 and 2001, and Neil Young and Crazy Horse have put out their long awaited new album ‘Barn’.

Head below for the remainder of 2021’s new releases. See you in 2022!

December 10

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – ‘B4 AVA’ (EP) (Atlantic/Highbridge The Label)

Alicia Keys – ‘KEYS’ (RCA)

The Band – ‘Cahoots – 50th Anniversary’ (UMC – Virgin International)

Fleet Foxes – ‘A Very Lonely Solstice’ (Anti)

Green Day – ‘The BBC Sessions (Live)’ (BBC/Reprise)

Juice WRLD – ‘Fighting Demons’ (Grade A Productions/Interscope)

Monsta X – ‘The Dreaming’ (Starship Entertainment/BMG)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Barn’ (Reprise)

Nicholas Britell and various artists – ‘Don’t Look Up (Soundtrack from the Netflix Film)’ (Maise Music/Republic/UMG)

Paul Weller, Jules Buckley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra – ‘An Orchestrated Songbook’ (Polydor)

Rick Ross – ‘Richer Than I Ever Been’ (Epic/Sony)

Tierra Whack -‘Pop?’ (EP) (Interscope)

December 17

The Communards – ‘Communards – 35th Anniversary’ (London)

Johnny Marr – ‘Fever Dreams, Pt.2’ (EP) (BMG)

Roddy Ricch – ‘LIVE LIFE FAST’ (Atlantic)

Tierra Whack – ‘R&B?’ (EP) (Interscope)

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This Week’s New Releases: Arca, JLS And LP

Releases may be reducing as the year starts winding down, but there are some gems out this week. Venezuelan producer Arca has released four — yes FOUR! — new albums from their ‘Kick’ series, reunited R&B-pop favourites JLS have put out their first new record since 2012’s ‘Evolution’, and LP has dropped album number six.

Head below for more new music.

Arca – ‘KicK ii’, KicK iii’, ‘KicK iiii’ and ‘KicK iiiii’,  (XL Recordings)

Can – ‘Live In Brighton 1975’ (Spoon Records/Mute)

Deep Throat Choir – ‘In Order To Know You’ (Bella Union)

The Doors – ‘L.A. Woman (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)’ (Rhino)

Gabriels – ‘Bloodline’ (EP) (Atlas Artists)

JLS – ‘2.0’ (BMG/Slojo)

Like Pacific – ‘Control My Sanity’ (Pure Noise)

LP – ‘Churches’ (PIAS)

Of Mice & Men – ‘Echo’ (Sharptone)

Paul Kelly – ‘Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Tierra Whack – ‘Rap?’ (Interscope)

Tom Jones – ‘Surrounded By Time: The Hourglass Edition’ (EMI)

Tom Morello – ‘The Atlas Underground Flood’ (Mom + Pop)

Treetop Flyers – ‘Old Habits’ (Loose)

U2 – ‘Achtung Baby – (30th Anniversary Edition)’ (Island)

Volbeat – ‘Servant Of The Mind (Deluxe)’ (Vertigo Berlin/Universal)

Various Artists – ‘The West Side Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ (Hollywood Records/UMC)

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This Week’s New Releases: Westlife, Katie Melua And Black Label Society

Less than a month until Christmas, and the new releases are still rolling in. Westlife have followed up 2019’s ‘Spectrums’, Katie Melua has released an LP of stripped back reworkings of tracks from her 2020 record, and Black Label Society have put out their 11th studio album.

Still want more? Head below.

A!MS – ‘Offshore’ (3Fifty7)

Allie X – ‘Cape God’ (Twin)

Bernie Marsden – ‘Chess’ (Conquest)

Black Label Society – ‘Doom Crew Inc.’ (Panworkz)

DAF and Robert Görl – ‘Nur Noch Einer’ (Groenland)

David Bowie – ‘Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001)’ (Parlophone)

Deep Purple – ‘Turning To Crime’ (earMUSIC)

Fool’s Garden – ‘ Captain…Coast Is Cear’ (Jazzhaus)

Gary Barlow – ‘The Dream Of Christmas’ (Polydor)

Grace Davies – ‘i wonder if you wonder’ EP (Grace Davies)

Henry and the Waiter – ‘Sweet Melancholy’ (HATW)

Howard Jones – ‘At The BBC (Live)’ (BBC/Howard Jones)

Ist Ist – ‘The Art Of Lying’ (Scruff Of The Neck Records)

Julie Doiron – ‘I Thought Of You’ (You’ve Changed Records)

Katie Melua – ‘Acoustic Album No.8’ (BMG)

Kid Bookie – ‘Cheaper Than Therapy’ (Kid Bookie)

Matt Berry – ‘Gather Up (Ten years on Acid Jazz)’ (Acid Jazz)

Nell Smith and The Flaming Lips – ‘Where the Viaduct Looms’ (Bella Union)

Orchards – ‘Trust Issues’ EP (Big Scary Monsters)

Richard Dawson and Circle – ‘Henki’ (Domino)

Rufus Wainwright – ‘Rufus Wainwright and Amsterdam Sinfonietta Live’ (BMG)

Ryan Hamilton – ‘1221’ (Wicked Cool)

Smith/Kotzen – ‘Better Days’ EP (BMG)

Spectacular Diagnostics – ‘Ancient Methods’ (Rucksack)

The Tea Party – ‘Sunshower’ EP (Coalition Music)

The Temperance Movement – ‘Covers & Rarities’ (Earache)

Westlife – ‘Wild Dreams’ (Warner)

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This Week’s New Releases: Adele, Deap Vally, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Let’s face it, for a lot of people this week is just Adele week. But If powerhouse vocals and ballads are not your bag, there’s plenty more new music from numerous genres to tickle your fancy, including a new LP from Deap Vally and a second collaborative record from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Check out them and more out below!

Adele – ‘30’ (Columbia)

Brian Wilson – ‘At My Piano’ (DECCA)

Converge, Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky – ‘Bloodmoon: I’ (Epitaph)

The Darkness – ‘Motorheart’ (Cooking Vinyl)

D-Block Europe – ‘Home Alone 2’ (Virgin)

Deap Vally – ‘Marriage’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Dion – ‘Stomping Ground’ (Keeping The Blues Alive)

Elbow – ‘Flying Dream 1’ (Polydor)

Elkka – ‘Harmonic Frequencies’ (Technicolour)

Emily Rice – ‘Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner’ (First Artists)

James Blunt – ‘The Stars Beneath My feet’ (Atlantic)

KAYTRANADA – ‘Intimidated’ EP (RCA)

Kiss – ‘Destroyer 45th Anniversary’ (UMG)

Ladyhawke – ‘Time Flies’ (Mid Century Records/BMG)

Modern Nature – ‘Island Of Noise’ (Bella Union)

Mykki Blanco – ‘Broken Hearts and Beauty Sleep’ (Transgressive)

Oasis – ‘Knebworth 1996 Live’ (Big Brother)

OSS and The Orb – ‘Enter The Kettle’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Primal Scream – ‘Live At Levitation’ (The Reverberation Appreciate Society)

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – ‘Raise the Roof’ (Rounder Records)

The Sherlocks – ‘World I Understand’ (TeddyBoy)

Snake Eyes – ‘Lovehate Mixtape’ (Killing Moon)

Soulja Boy – ‘Big Draco 2′ (SODMG Records)

Sting – ‘The Bridge’ (A&M)

Willie Nelson – ‘The Willie Nelson Family’ (Sony)

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This Week’s New Releases: IDLES, Silk Sonic And Little Mix

There are some highly anticipted records out this week. Idles have dropped LP #4,  Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have released their collaborative Silk Sonic album, and Little Mix are celebrating their 10th anniversary with ‘Between Us’, which features greatest hits along with new material.

Head below for more of this week’s new releases, including ‘RED (Taylor’s Version)’, a new album from Courtney Barnett, and a new solo LP from Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn. 

Allen Stone – ‘Apart’ (ATO)

Claptone – ‘Closer’ (Different Recordings)

Constant Smiles – ‘Paragons’ (Constant Smiles/Sacred Bones)

Courtney Barnett – ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ (Marathon Artists)

Damon Albarn – ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’ (Transgressive)

Dave Gahan and Soulsavers – ‘Imposter’ (Columbia)

The Dodos – ‘Grizzly Peak’ (Polyvinyl)

Elvis Presley – ‘Back In Nashville’ (RCA)

Gov’t Mule – ‘Heavy Load Blues’ (Fantasy Records/Concord)

hackedepicciotto – ‘The Silver Threshold’ (Mute)

IDLES – ‘Crawler’ (Partisan)

Jon Hopkins – ‘Music For Psychedelic Therapy’ (Domino)

Kylie Minogue – ‘Disco:Guest List Edition’ (BMG)

LA Guns – ‘Checkered Past’ (Frontiers)

Little Mix – ‘Between Us’ (Warner)

Makthaverskan – ‘För Allting’ (Makthaverskan)

Michael Patrick Kelly – ‘B.O.A.T.S’ (Columbia)

Pip Blom – ‘Welcome Break’ (PIAS)

Rod Stewart – ‘The Tears Of Hercules’ (Warner)

Ronan Keating – ‘Songs From Home’ (Decca)

Silk Sonic – An Evening with Silk Sonic’ (Atlantic)

Susanna Hoffs – ‘Bright Lights’ (Baroque Folk)

Taylor Swift – ‘RED (Taylor’s Version)’ (EMI)

The Wanted – ‘Most Wanted: The Greatest Hits’ (Island)

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This Week’s New Releases: ABBA, Diana Ross And Bullet For My Valentine

This week is a mixed bag. ABBA have returned with the long awaited follow-up to 1981’s ‘The Visitors’, Diana Ross has put out her first new studio album in 15 years, and Bullet For My Valentine have dropped their seventh studio full-length.

Still want more new music? Fill your boots below.

A Certain Ratio – ‘Loco Remezclada’ (Mute)

ABBA – ‘Voyage’ (Polar)

Admiral Fallow – ‘The Idea Of You’ (Chemikal Underground)

Aimee Mann – ‘Queens Of The Summer Hotel’ (SuperEgo)

Aminé – ‘TWOPOINTFIVE’ (CLBN LLC)

Bleachers – ‘Live At Electric Lady’ (EP) (RCA)

Brian Fallon – ‘Night Divine’ (Lesser Known)

Bullet For My Valentine – ‘Bullet For My Valentine’  (Spinefarm/Search)

Coldplay – ‘Live From Climate Pledge Arena’ (EP) (Amazon Music)

Connan Mockasin – ‘Jassbusters Two’ (Mexican Summer)

Curtis Harding – ‘If Words Were Flowers’ (Anti)

Diana Ross – ‘Thank You’ (Decca)

Dijon – ‘Absolutely’ (Warner)

Faithless – ‘All Blessed Deluxe’ (BMG)

Garbage – ‘Beautiful Garbage 20th Anniversary’ (BMG)

Gregory Porter – ‘Still Rising Collection’ (Decca)

Hard Feelings – ‘Hard Feelings’ (Domino)

The Horrors – ‘Against The Blade’ (EP) (Wolf Tone/Fiction Records)

James Arthur – ‘It’ll All Make Sense In The End’ (Columbia)

Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen and Dave Okumu – ‘The Solution Is Restless’ (PIAS)

Jo Harrop – ‘The Heart Wants’ (Lateralize)

Nathaniel Rateliff – ‘The Future’ (Stax/Concord)

Nation Of Language – ‘A Way Forward’ (PIAS)

Parcels – ‘Day/Night’ (Because)

Penelope Isles – ‘Which Way To Happy’ (Bella Union)

Radiohead – ‘Kid A Mnesia’ (XL)

Snail Mail – ‘Valentine’ (Matador)

Summer Walker – ‘Still Over It’ (Interscope)

Teleman – ‘Sweet Morning’ (EP) (Moshi Moshi)

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This Week’s New Releases: Ed Sheeran, Tori Amos And Mastodon

This week sees some big hitters sharing new music. Ed Sheeran has followed up 2017’s ‘÷’, Tori Amos has put out her sixteenth studio album, and Mastodon have released ‘Hushed And Grim’, marking their first double album and their first full-length since their 2017 Grammy Award-winning LP ‘Emperor Of Sand’.

In the mood for something else? Head below.

Azure Ryder – ‘Ladder To The Moon’ (Island)

Bad Wolves – ‘Dear Monsters’ (Better Noise)

Billy Bragg – ‘The Million Things That Never Happened’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Black Pumas – ‘Capitol cuts’ (ATO)

Chvrches – ‘Screen Violence: Director’s Cut’ (Virgin/EMI)

Ed Sheeran – ‘=’ (Asylum/Atlantic)

Geese – ‘Projector’ (Partisan)

Jerry Cantrell – ‘Brighten’ (Jerry Cantrell)

Joe Bonamassa – ‘Time Clocks’ (J&R Adventures)

Johnny Cash – ‘Bears Sonic Journals:Live at the Carousel Ballroom’ (SONY)

Joni Mitchell – ‘Archives Vol 2: The Reprise Years’ (Rhino)

Marissa Nadler – ‘The Path Of Clouds’ (Sacred Bones)

Mastodon – ‘Hushed and Grim’ (Reprise)

Maya Jane Coles – ‘Night Creature’ (I/AM/ME)

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Something For Thee Hotties’ (Certified Ent. LLC/300 Entertainment)

Mick Jenkins – ‘Elephant In The Room’ (Free Nation/Cinematic Music Group)

Richard Ashcroft – ‘Acoustic Hymns vol 1’ (BMG)

Sam Evian – ‘Time To Melt’ (Fat Possum)

The The – ‘Comeback Special’ (EarMusic)

Tori Amos – ‘Ocean To Ocean’ (Decca)

The War On Drugs – ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ (Atlantic)

Whitesnake – ‘Restless Heart 25th Anniversary’ (Rhino)

 

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