April 8, 2016

This Week's New Albums: April 15th 2016
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 08/04/2016


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

This Week's New Albums: April 15th 2016

PJ Harvey, Cate Le Bon, J Dilla and Edward Sharpe are among the aritsts with new albums out this week. 

The Hope Six Demolition Project

PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project


The singer-songwriter follows up the universally acclaimed and Mercury Prize winning Let England Shake with her first LP in five years, an album partly recorded in front of the public in London's Somerset House. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Crab Day

Cate Le Bon - Crab Day

Caroline International

The eccentric Welsh songstress, who has collaborated with Manic Street Preachers and Gruff Rhys in recent years, releases her fourth album this month. Click here to read our interview with Le Bon. 


Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - PersonA

Community Music

The powehouse folk rock collective release their fourth full-length LP this week. 

Santana IV

Santana - Santana IV

Santana 1v Records

This is Santana's 23rd album and features the classic line-up of Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve, marking the first time in 45 years that they've recorded together.


Wild Belle - Dreamland


Elliot and Natalie Bergman unveil their second full-length album this week. 

UKF Bass House

Various Artists - UKF Bass House


The influential YouTube channel and label curate this compilation of drum and bass bangers.

The Machine Stops

Hawkwind - The Machine Stops

Cherry Red

The rock stalwarts release a concept album based on E.M Forster's dystopian sci-fi novel of the same name. 

The Diary

J Dilla - The Diary

Red UK

The genius hip-hop producer's sixth posthumous album, which features vocals from Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane and Frank n Dank as well as production assistance from Madlib and Kanye West. Click here to read our full preview. 

A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth


The much-acclaimed country troubadour drops his third studio album this week. 

Lost Themes II

John Carpenter - John Carpenter's Lost Themes II

Sacred Bones

The iconic horror director unveils his second album of spooky compositions this week. 

Live and Unplugged

Sleeping With Sirens - Live and Unplugged


The emo superstars strip things right back for acoustic album recorded live on tour in support of their latest album Madness. 


Blaqk Audio - Material

Blaqk Noise

AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget electro sideproject unveil their latest album this week. 

Nosebleed Weekend

The Coathangers - Nosebleed Weekend

Suicide Squeeze Records

The Atlanta punks unveil their fifth full-length collection this week. 

Love Letter for Fire

Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop - Love Letter For Fire

Sub Pop

Iron and Wine's Sam Beam and singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop team up for this joint LP. 

Surgical Meth Machine

Surgical Meth Machine - Surgical Meth Machine

Nuclear Blast

Ministry mainman Al Jourgensen and engineer Sam D’Ambruoso unite to form this speed metal side project, which they offer up in tribute to guitarist Mika Scaccia.