February 3, 2017

This Week's New Albums: February 3rd 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New Albums: February 3rd 2017

Elbow, Lower Than Atlantis, Surfer Blood and The Menzingers are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

Little Fictions

Elbow - Little Fictions

Fiction

Guy Garvey and co. return with their seventh studio album, an album produced by the band's own Craig Potter and which sees them collaborate with The Hallé Orchestra, the Hallé Ancoats Community Choir, members of London Contemporary Voices and session drummer Alex Reeves.

Reeves, who has worked with Bat For Lashes and on frontman Guy Garvey's solo album, has replaced longtime drummer Richard Jupp who left at the start of 2016.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Safe in Sound

Lower Than Atlantis - Safe In Sound

Sony

Mike Duce and the gang drop their fifth studio LP, their second for Sony and their second recorded in their home studio in Watford with frequent collaborator Dan Lancaster.

This record sees the band embrace a cleaner, lighter sound, as shown on singles ‘Had Enough’ and ‘Dumb’. 

Click here to read our interview with Duce. 

Heavy Fire

Black Star Riders - Heavy Fire

Nuclear Blast

The rockers, who feature the surviving members of Thin Lizzy, release their third album of new material with frontman Ricky Warwick. 

Love Songs

G4 - Love Songs

Amick Productions

The operatic foursome collaborate with the City of Prague Symphony Orchestra as they cover the likes of Take That, Meat Loaf and Boyzone on their new collection of love songs. 

After The Party

The Menzingers - After The Party

Epitaph

The punk rock firebrands follow up their acclaimed Rented World with a brand new collection. 

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Times Infinity Volume One

The Dears - Times Infinity - Volume 1

Dangerbird

The heartswelling Canadian indie types unveil the first part of their Times Infinity album series. 

Snowdonia

Surfer Blood - Snowdonia

Joyful Noise Recordings

Florida indie rockers Surfer Blood have had a rotten couple of years. Their founding guitarist Thomas Fekete, who had departed the band to get treatment for sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, after completing work on their 2015 album 1000 Palms, sadly succumbed to the disease earlier this year, leaving them utterly broken-hearted.

This week, the band return with a brand new LP, a tribute to Fekete. 

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Sports

Fufanu - Sports

Caroline International

The Icelandic rockers unveil their second full-length effort this week. 

Big Machine

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band - Big Machine

Topic Records

The folk singer teams up with members of Bellowhead, Mawkin and Blowzabella to create this new LP. 

First Dates the Album

Various Artists - First Dates the Album

Decca Records

Channel 4's huge hit TV reality show gets its own compilation, complete with love songs from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, The Supremes and Lionel Richie. 

ZILLA

Fenech-Soler - Zilla

So Recordings

The Northamptonshire duo release their third studio album and their first in four years. 

The Devil Don't Sleep

Brantley Gilbert - The Devil Don't Sleep

Big Machine

The US country superstar drops his fourth full-length LP this week. 

Hit the Light

Ten Fé - Hit The Light

Some Kinda Love

The London doompop duo unveil their own studio album this week. 

Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope

Reba McEntire - Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope

Big Machine

The country singer drops a double LP, the first disc is made up of traditional hymns, while the second disc is all original songs.