April 21, 2017

This Week's New Albums: April 21st 2017
by James

by James Forryan

hmv London; 21/04/2017


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This Week's New Albums: April 21st 2017

Imelda May, Steps, Texas and Ray Davies are amongst those with new albums out this week...

Life Love Flesh Blood

Imelda May – Life Love Flesh Blood

Universal Music

The Irish singer-songwriter returns with her fifth album today, which includes her recent single 'Black Tears', a collaboration with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck.

Click here to read our interview with Imelda.

Tears On The Dancefloor

Steps – Tears on the Dancefloor

Steps Music

Steps are back with their fifth album today, their first since 2012's collection of Christmas-themed covers Light Up the World and their first album full of original material in 17 years, which contains their recent single 'Scared of the Dark'.

Click here to read our interview with Steps' Claire Richards.


Ray Davies – Americana

Sony Music CMG

Two years on from releasing a memoir about his life with his former band The Kinks, Ray Davies returns with his fifth solo album, Americana, with songs based on the themes of the book.

Click here to read our full preview.

Jump on Board

Texas – Jump On Board


The Glaswegian pop-rock stalwarts return with their ninth studio album today and we spoke to lead singer Sharleen Spiteri to get the lowdown on the new record.

Click here to read our interview with Sharleen.


Incubus - 8

Virgin EMI Records

Californian nu-metal survivors Incubus are back with their eighth studio album, produced and mixed by none other than Sonny Moore, better known to most as Skrillex.

Click here to read our interview with the band.

Risk to Exist

Maximo Park – Risk to Exist


Newcastle alt-rockers Maximo Park release their sixth studio album today and we caught up with the band for a chat about working on their new record.

Click here to read our interview with the band's frontman Paul Smith.


Wilkinson – Hypnotic

RAM Records

DJ and drum & bass producer Wilkinson returns with his second album on RAM Records this week, which includes his recent single 'We Will Be' featuring Matt Wills.

Click here to read our interview with Wilkinson.

You Are We

While She Sleeps – You Are We

While She Sleeps

Sheffield metalcore band While She Sleeps unleash their third album today.



Kendrick Lamar – Damn


Kendrick Lamar follows up his critically-acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly with his fourth studio album, Damn, which arrived digitally last week but is now available on CD too.

Be Myself

Sheryl Crow – Be Myself

Warner Bros Records

The singer-songwriter returns with her ninth album this week.

This Is My Town: Songs Of New York

Barry Manilow – This Is My Town: Songs of New York

Decca Records

The legendary crooner returns with his latest album this week, filled with songs that pay tribute to his home city.

Kicking Up The Dust

Cast – Kicking Up the Dust

Cast Recordings

The Liverpudlians release their second album since reforming in 2010 and their sixth overall, which lands on the shelves in stores today.

Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock – Robyn Hitchcock

Yep Roc

Former Soft Boys frontman Robyn Hitchcock is back with his 21st studio album this week. The self-titled album arrives in stores today.

Love and War

Brad Paisley – Love and War

Sony Music CMG

The American country music star returns this week with his 12th studio album, which includes guest appearances from Mick Jagger, Timbaland and Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty.