August 17, 2017

This Week's New Albums: August 18th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 17/08/2017

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This Week's New Albums: August 18th 2017

Chase & Status, Grizzly Bear, Steven Wilson and Everything Everything are among the artists with new albums out this week. 


Chase & Status - Tribe

Virgin EMI Records

The hugely successful drum and bass duo unveil their first new album since 2013's Brand New Machine. 

To help, they've secured the vocal services of Emeli Sande, Kano, Bugsy Malone, Slaves, Craig David and Shy FX for their new LP. 

Click here to read our interview with the duo. 

A Fever Dream

Everything Everything - A Fever Dream


For their fourth studio album, the Manchester wonkpop foursome have teamed up with James Ford, the man behind three of the Arctic Monkeys’ records and the new effort from Depeche Mode.

After the politically charged sounds of previous album Get To Heaven, this album sees the band heading into more personal territory, still with that distinctive sonic take on everything.

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Painted Ruins

Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins


The much-loved Brooklyn indie types are back with their first new album in five years.

Written over the course of two years primarily at Allaire Studios in New York, but also at various locations around Los Angeles, including Taylor's own Terrible Studios.

Mainman Chris Taylor has handled production duties once again with the lyrical taking a dark turn following frontman Ed Droste’s divorce.

Wildwood Kin

Wildwood Kin - Wildwood Kin

Sony Music CMG

The hotly-tipped Devon trio, who consist of sisters Emilie and Beth Key and their cousin Meghann Loney, unveil their folky, Fleetwood Mac-drenched debut LP this week. 

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

The Peace and the Panic

Neck Deep - The Peace and the Panic


The Welsh pop-punkers unveil their third full-length effort, an album recorded with Brand New/All Time Low producer Mike Green and featuring a guest appearance from Architects frontman Sam Carter. 

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Dark Days + Canapés

Ghostpoet - Dark Days + Canapés


The double Mercury nominee unveils his fourth album this week, an album inspired by 2016's political turmoil and produced by eccentric composer Leo Abrahams. 


The Road: Part 1

UNKLE - The Road. Part 1

Songs For The Def

It's been seven years since James Lavelle's last release as UNKLE, but he finally returns this week with new album The Road: Part 1.

To help, he's called in the likes of Keaton Henson, The Duke Spirit's Liela Moss and rapper Eska. 

Click here to read our interview with Lavelle. 


Oh Sees - Orc

Castle Face

The prolific indie troupe, now shortened to Oh Sees, drop their 19th studio album.


Strange Hymns

Neon Waltz - Strange Hymns

Ignition Records

Scottish indie types Neon Waltz unveil their much-anticipated debut album this week. 

Cream Ibiza 2017

Various Artists - Cream Ibiza 2017

New State

Dancefloors hits from Disciples, Tom Zanetti and Jax Jones are among the tracks on this 40-track, two-disc compilation. 

Electrick Soul

Decosta Boyce - Electrick Soul

Absolute Marketing

The soulful Brit unveils his latest collection this week, with Cee Cee Stalin and Stephanie Sounds both called in to lend a hand. 

Wins and Losses

Meek Mill - Wins And Losses


The rapper drops his third album this week, an album that features Rick Ross, Future, Quavo, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla Sign, Yo Gotti and The-Dream. 

This Life, Vol. 1

Coasts - This Life, Vol. 1

High Time Records

After a short-lived stay on Warner Bros for their self-titled debut album, the Bristol pop-rockers do their own thing with this new LP, an album fired up by political goings on and the vigour of independence. 

The Plug

Charlie Sloth - The Plug


Sloth, best known for his 1XTRA Djing, takes the mic himself on this new LP, which features guest appearances from  Bugzy Malone, Stormzy and Giggs among others. 

To the Bone

Steven Wilson - To The Bone


The Porcupine Tree man follows up 2015's Hand. Cannot. Erase with a brand new collection, an album recorded with XTC man Andy Partridge and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds sticksman Jeremy Stacey.