December 22, 2016 previews... 10 of January's Best Albums
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 22/12/2016

Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows. previews... 10 of January's Best Albums previews 10 of the most exciting albums that will be hitting shelves in January....

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

I See You

The xx - I See You

Out January 13th

The trio will finally unveil the follow-up to 2012’s Co-Exist next month when they release new album I See You.

It was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Texas, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London and produced by the band’s Jamie Smith with assistance from Rodaidh McDonald.

Night People

You Me At Six - Night People

Out January 6th

The rockers return with their fifth studio album next month, an album that sees them leave their pop-punk roots firmly in the dust.

Recorded in Nashville with Jacquire King, the man responsible for Kings Of Leon’s Only By The Night and James Bay’s Chaos And The Calm, the band embrace full-throttle rock and roll on the follow-up to 2014’s Cavalier Youth.


Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect

Sundara Karma - Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect

Out January 6th

The hotly-tipped psychedelic rockers unveil their debut album next month, an LP produced by one-time Hundred Reasons guitarist Larry Hibbitt.

Future Politics

Austra - Future Politics

Out January 20th

The Canadian electro foursome return with a brand new album next month, four years on from their last LP Olympia.

Written, produced, and engineered by Austra anchor Katie Stelmanis, this album is a full and frank look at the world in 2017.

Modern Ruin

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Modern Ruin

Out January 27th

The former Gallows and Pure Love man unveils his second LP with his band The Rattlesnakes,  this time with a little more polish and power thanks to the mixing of Catherine Marks, who made Wolf Alice and Foals sound so beautiful.

All These Countless Nights

Deaf Havana - All These Countless Nights

Out January 27th

A lot has happened to Deaf Havana in the four years between their last LP Old Souls and the album that will be with you shortly. They were dropped by Sony BMG and forced to cancel plans to record a quick follow-up and they’re now a man lighter after the departure of guitarist Chris Pennells. But they’re back with a new label, new management and a new album for 2017...


Tinie Tempah - Youth

Out January 27th

Initially due last year, the rapper returns with his third full-length effort Youth, which features hit singles 'Not Letting Go', Tempah's collaboration with Jess Glynne, 'Girls Like', his track with Zara Larsson, and 'Turn The Music Louder', which he made with Katy B and KDA.

Oczy Mlody

The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody

Out January 13th

The beloved psychedelic types unveil the 15th studio album of their career, an album frontman Wayne Coyne has described as “Syd Barrett meets ASAP Rocky and they get trapped in a fairy tale from the future”. Typically safe stuff...


Tycho - Epoch

Out January 20th

The electro maverick drops the follow-up to the hugely acclaimed Awake next month.


Kehlani - SweetSexySavage

Out January 27th

The heavily tipped R&B songstress unveils her long-awaited debut album next month, an LP that will include hit singles ‘Distraction’ and ‘CRZY’.