Staff Picks

Restarter by Torche

The follow up to 2012’s Harmonicraft sees Torche bringing another slab of their uniquely pop-infused drone rock. It’s a combination that ... more
The follow up to 2012’s Harmonicraft sees Torche bringing another ... more

by Dave
hmv Birmingham

Phantom Radio by The Mark Lanegan Band

Mark Lanegan has returned with Phantom Radio, and has evolved his sound once again. Texture and depth are created with electronics, minimalist drums, ... more
Mark Lanegan has returned with Phantom Radio, and has evolved his sound ... more

by Kevin
hmv Bristol Cribs Causeway

.5: The Gray Chapter by Slipknot

Following the death of bassist Paul Grey and departure of drummer Joey Jordison, to say it has been a tumultuous time for Slipknot is something of an ... more
Following the death of bassist Paul Grey and departure of drummer Joey ... more

by Dave
hmv Merlin Park

The Mindsweep by Enter Shikari

What's great about Enter Shikari is how with every record released, they seem to create an entirely different beast whilst still maintaining their ... more
What's great about Enter Shikari is how with every record released, they ... more

by Dan
hmv Cardiff

Bloodstone & Diamonds by Machine Head

Over a 20-year plus career, Machine Head have been at the forefront of commercial metal, from the crushing opening of 'Davidian' to a flirtation with ... more
Over a 20-year plus career, Machine Head have been at the forefront of ... more

by Dave
hmv Merlin Park

I Forget Where We Were by Ben Howard

With a best selling debut album and a handful of Brit Awards to boot, Devon based Ben Howard could have easily returned to the radio friendly ... more
With a best selling debut album and a handful of Brit Awards to boot, ... more

by Dan
hmv Cardiff

Hesitant Alien by Gerard Way

Former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way makes a triumphant return as he unleashes his first solo album Hesitant Alien. Although this album ... more
Former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way makes a triumphant return as ... more

by Luke
hmv London

Soused by Scott Walker + Sunn O)))

On the face of it, a sixties pop crooner and an experimental drone duo makes for a strange collaboration- but Scott’s later work lends itself ... more
On the face of it, a sixties pop crooner and an experimental drone duo ... more

by Dave
hmv Merlin Park

The Balcony by Catfish and the Bottlemen

The first thing you'll notice when you hear this album is it's very fresh and fun. It's kind of album  you turn on and start subconsciously ... more
The first thing you'll notice when you hear this album is it's very fresh ... more

by Darya
hmv Milton Keynes

Carry On The Grudge by Jamie T

After five long years Jamie T is back with his brand new album Carry on the Grudge. This, only his third album, has been written with a much more ... more
After five long years Jamie T is back with his brand new album Carry on ... more

by Nicholas
hmv Swansea St Marys