July 17, 2016

hmv.com previews... 10 of August's Best Albums
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 17/07/2016


hmv.com Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

hmv.com previews... 10 of August's Best Albums

hmv.com previews 10 of the most exciting albums that will be hitting shelves in August....

You can pre-order each of them by clicking on the relevant buy button. 

Boy King

Wild Beasts - Boy King

Out August 5th

The Kendal foursome unveil album number five this month, an LP that showcases the band’s trademark nouse for powerful grooves and silky vocal melodies.

One Day All of This Won't Matter Any More

Slow Club - One Day All of This Won't Matter Any More

Out August 19th

The Sheffield duo return to their folky roots and original label Moshi Moshi for their fourth studio album, which has been produced by eccentric singer-songwriter Matthew E. White.


Moose Blood - Blush

Out August 5th

The heartswelling Canterbury rockers unveil their second full-length effort this week, complete with much-acclaimed single 'Honey'. 

Life On the Road

David Brent & Foregone Conclusion - Life On The Road

Out August 19th

Ricky Gervais teams up with former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows to produce a full soundtrack for David Brent’s big screen outing. Featuring the previously released ‘Equality Street’ and new toe-curling ballad ‘Lady Gypsy’.

After the Rain

Benjamin Francis Leftwich - After the Rain

Out August 19th

Five years after his debut LP Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm the singer-songwriter returns with a second album produced by Charlie Andrew, best known for work with Alt-J and Rae Morris. The album is a somber one, largely inspired by the death of Leftwich’s father.

Science Agrees

D.A.R.K. - Science Agrees

Out August 19th

Former The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, Andy Rourke, bassist with The Smiths and DJ Olé Koretsky team up for their electronica-tinged collaboration.

At Swim

Lisa Hannigan - At Swim

Out August 19th

The Irish songstress, who found fame as a member of Damien Rice’s touring band, unveils her third solo album and her first in five years.

How to Be a Human Being

Glass Animals - How to Be a Human Being

Out August 26th

The Oxford experimentalists follow up the much-acclaimed Zaba with a second full-length effort, including recent single ‘Life Itself’.


Blossoms - Blossoms

Out August 5th

The much-tipped Mancunians, fresh from supporting The Stone Roses at their huge outdoor shows, finally unveil their psychedelia obsessed debut album.


The Hunna - 100

Out August 26th

The much-fancied foursome follow up a series of sell out tours and well-received singles with a full-length effort packed with driving rhythms and huge choruses.