March 21, 2017 previews... 10 of April's Best Albums
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 21/03/2017

Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows. previews... 10 of April's Best Albums

Kasabian, Gorillaz, The Chainsmokers, Imelda May, Texas and Ray Davies are among the artists with new albums coming in April. 

For Crying Out Loud

Kasabian - For Crying Out Loud

Out April 28th

The Leicester follow-up 2014's 48:13 with a brand new collection. 

For Crying Out Loud has been produced by the band's key songwriter Serge Pizzorno and sees the band take a more upbeat direction with big pop hooks at the centre of things. 



Gorillaz - Humanz

Out April 28th

It's been a cool six years since we last enjoyed a new album from Gorillaz, but with Damon Albarn having well and truly scratched his Blur itch and made up with Jamie Hewlett after their 2012 fall out, the pair now return with a follow-up to their 2011 album The Fall.

This time Albarn and Hewlett have called on the likes of Grace Jones, Vince Staples, Pusha T, Rag'n'Bone Man, Anthony Hamilton, Danny Brown and Benjamin Clementine to help them out on the new album. 

Life Love Flesh Blood

Imelda May - Life Love Flesh Blood

Out April 7th

The singer ditches the rockabilly leanings of her previous two LPs and slows things right down for new album Life Love Flesh Blood.

Produced by blues maestro T Bone Burnett with guest appearances from Jools Holland and Jeff Beck, this album is May’s first album since her split from ex-husband Darrel Higham and finds her in a suitably reflective mood.



Memories...Do Not Open

The Chainsmokers - Memories...Do Not Open

Out April 7th

The hugely successful dance duo have enjoyed hit after hit for the last three years and finally get around to releasing their debut album.

The album features new single ‘Paris’ as well as ‘Something Like This’. Their collaboration with Coldplay, as well as tracks with Jhene Aiko, Florida Georgia Line and Emily Warren.


Ray Davies - Americana

Out April 21st

The Kinks frontman unveils his first solo album in over 10 years this April.

The album was recorded with indie types The Jayhawks backing him and is based around Davies’ new memoir Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story.

Americana sees Davies embrace dust in throat country music and jangly guitars for a windswept new collection.

Belladonna of Sadness

Alexandra Savior - Belladonna Of Sadness

Out April 7th

The hotly-tipped singer’s debut album arrives next month.

Produced and co-written with Arctic Monkeys’ mainman Alex Turner and James Ford, the singer’s sultry take on pop music is sure to earn her legions and legions of new listeners.


Pure Comedy

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

Out April 7th

The eccentric troubadour unveils his third studio album next month.

Pure Comedy has been produced by the singer and Jonathan Wilson. The album is a lengthy one, clocking in at over 75 minutes across 13 tracks and sees the singer focusing on the surreal side of life.



The Far Field

Future Islands - The Far Field

Out April 7th

The oddball electro-pop trio follow up 2014’s hit album Singles with a brand new album.

This LP is the band’s first album to feature live drums from member Michael Lowry and features a guest appearance from Blondie's Debbie Harry.

John Congleton, who has worked with St Vincent as well as the new albums from Blondie and Nelly Furtado, is on production duties.

Jump On Board

Texas - Jump On Board

Out April 21st

The Scottish pop rockers return with their first new LP in four years, an album produced by the band’s singer Sharleen Spiteri and bassist Johnny McElhone.

The album is the band’s ninth of their career and was mixed by Craig Silvey, known for his work with Noel Gallagher, Florence + The Machine and Arcade Fire.


Risk to Exist

Maximo Park - Risk to Exist

Out April 21st

After celebrating their much-loved debut album A Certain Trigger with a huge UK tour, the band return with a new LP, the sixth of their career.

Produced by Tom Schick, who has worked with Rufus Wainwright and Paul McCartney, the album is the band’s first for new album Cooking Vinyl.