August 24, 2017

This Week's New Albums: August 25th 2017
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 24/08/2017

Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

This Week's New Albums: August 25th 2017

Queens Of The Stone Age, PVRIS, The War On Drugs and EMA are among the artists with new albums out this week.


Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains


2013’s ...Like Clockwork took Josh Homme and co into arenas and up to the top of festival bills and they’ve taken their time with a follow-up, but it arrives next month.

For new album Villains, they’ve teamed up with producer Mark Ronson and embraced retro sonics, for a stripped down aesthetic with groovy guitars right at its heart.

Villains is the band’s seventh full-length effort and includes new hit single ‘The Way You Used To’.

Click here to read our full preview. 

All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell

PVRIS - All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell

Rise Records

After the huge success of their debut album White Noise, PVRIS return with a second full-length effort.

All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell sees the band working with producer Blake Harnage once again and was recorded inside a converted church in upstate New York, making the band’s taste for the epic come to life in even more vivid detail.

The album includes hit single ‘Heaven’ and new cut ‘What’s Wrong’.

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

A Deeper Understanding

The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding


The Philadelphia psychedelic rockers wowed everyone with 2014’s Lost In The Dream and have taken their time coming up with a follow-up.

A Deeper Understanding is the band’s first for new label Atlantic Records and was recorded in studios in both New York and Los Angeles.

Shawn Everett, who has also worked with the likes of Alabama Shakes and Weezer, co-produced the album alongside the band's frontman Adam Granduciel.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Music for People in Trouble

Susanne Sundfør - Music for People in Trouble

Bella Union Records

The Norwegian songstress wowed everyone with 2015’s Ten Love Songs and returns now with a brand new collection.

Inspired by a trip the singer took across the world, she has talked up the album as her attempt to “try and mix up some innocent romantic sounds with something very industrial and dry sounds”.

John Grant guests on the album, lending his gruff vocals to the LP’s closer ‘Mountaineers’.

Exile in the Outer Ring

EMA - Exile In The Outer Ring

City Slang

Erika M. Anderson roars back with a hardened new LP, one inspired by Shane Meadows' spiky coming of age drama This Is England, especially on new single ‘Aryan Nation’.

Love Always

Shane Filan - Love Always

Ocean Wave Records

The former Westlife man returns with a brand new collection this week, the third solo album of his career. 

Click here to read our interview with Filan. 

Beast Epic

Iron And Wine - Beast Epic

Sub Pop

Sam Beam returns with his first new LP of solo material in over four years, an album recorded in Chicago with longtime collaborators Rob Burger, Joe Adamik and Jim Becker. 

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony - Fifth Harmony


Now a foursome, the girl band team up with rapper Gucci Mane, Skrillex and frequent Justin Bieber collaborator Poo Bear for their new record. 

The Loved Ones

Flyte - The Loved Ones

Island Records

The alt-poppers finally get around to releasing their debut full-length effort this week. 

Take Flight

Maya Jane Coles - Take Flight


The dance maverick drops her second full-length LP this week, complete with guest appearances from GAPS and Wendy Rae Fowler. 


Liars - TFCF


Angus Andrew and his freewheeling indie troupe drop their eighth studio album this week, their first without founding member Aaron Hemphill. 


Jonny Lang - Signs

Provogue Records

The country bluesman comes roaring with a new LP this week. 


The Travelling Band - Sails

SN Music Inc.

The Manchester rockers drop a new LP this week. 


The Cadillac Three - Legacy

Big Machine

The country collective go hard on their third album, which hits shelves this week.