This Week's New Albums: June 16th 2017
Royal Blood, Lorde, Fleet Foxes, Ride and Nickelback are among the artists with new albums out this week.
Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark?
After the colossal success of their self-titled debut album, the Brighton duo have taken their time with a follow-up, but it emerges this week.
The album was written in instrumental form during sessions in Brighton, Hollywood, Los Angeles and Nashville and then recorded with M83 producer Jolyon Thomas in Brussels and with original producer Tom Dalgety in London.
The LP’s 10 tracks include new single ‘Lights Out’ and live favourite ‘Hook, Line And Sinker’.
Lorde - Melodrama
Virgin EMI Records
It’s been four years since Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor arrived on the scene with the startlingly good Pure Heroine and she’s not rushed her follow-up, but we finally get out hands on it now.
Recorded with Bleachers and Fun man Jack Antonoff and Joel Little, who produced her debut, the singer’s new LP is a confident, bold step forward of quirky pop, as demonstrated on new single ‘Green Light’.
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
It’s been a cool six years since the Seattle folkers’ second LP Helplessness Blues, time which has seen the band’s former drummer Josh Tillman has built a successful solo career as Father John Misty and frontman Robin Pecknold go back to college.
The album was co-produced the band's frontman Robin Pecknold and multi-instrumentalist Skyler Skjelset and was recorded in studios across America, including New York's famed Electric Lady Studios.
It contains nine tracks in all, with three clocking in at over six minutes in length.
Nickelback - Feed The Machine
BMG Rights Management
The Canadian arena rockers go political on their fired-up new LP, their first since 2014's No Fixed Address and ninth of their career to date.
Fort Hope - The Flood Flowers - Volume 1
Virgin EMI Records
The epic rock foursome, now reborn as Fort Hope after their years as electro rockers My Passion, unveil their debut LP this week.
Miranda Lee Richards - Existential Beast
The eccentric singer-songwriter returns this week with new album Existential Beast