This Week's New Albums: August 3rd 2018
Deaf Havana, James and Mac Miller are among the artists with new albums out this week.
Deaf Havana - Rituals
Deaf Havana have already ripped up their own rulebook and started again once before, transitioning from a Funeral For A Friend esque screamo outfit into a powerhouse rock band that owed more to Bruce Springsteen. Now they're taking another left turn.
For new album Rituals, frontman James Veck-Gilodi has worked largely alone with producer Phil Gornell to produce an album of pop songs more indebted to synths and electronica than guitars.
James - Living in Extraordinary Times
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The Mancunian indie stalwarts unveil their 15th full-length effort, written in Sheffield and recorded in London with Alt-J producer Charlie Andrew.
The band's long-time collaborator Brian Eno also makes a guest appearance on the album.
Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Ibiza
62 of the biggest dancefloor fillers come together on this three-disc compilation, with classics from Everything But the Girl, Moloko, Eric Prydz and Roger Sanchez among the tracks included.
Helena Hauff - Qualm
The German DJ drops her second full-length effort this week, the follow-up to 2015's acclaimed Discreet Desires.
Ultraphonix - Original Human Music
Dokken/Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch teams up with Living Color singer Corey Glover for this new project.
Trophy Eyes - The American Dream
The Australian pop-punks roar back with their third studio album, an LP recorded in Thailand with producer Northlane/Hellions Shane Edwards.
Lucero - Among the Ghosts
Liberty And Lament
The freewheeling country punk eccentrics unveil their ninth collection this week, the follow-up to 2015's All A Man Should Do.
Elan Catrin Parry - Angel: Elan Catrin Parry
The Welsh mezzo-soprano, who scored a record deal with major label Decca at the age of just 15, unveils her debut album.
Among the tracks on the album are new takes on folk classics 'Scarborough Fair' and 'Wild Mountain Thyme'.
Shemekia Copeland - America's Child
The powerhouse blues singer returns with her new studio since 2015.
Various Artists - Westworld: Music from the HBO Series - Season 2
Ramin Djawadi's score for the second season of HBO's hit fantasy drama Westworld gets a full release.
Mac Miller - Swimming
The Pennsylvania rapper unveils his fifth studio album, which features hit singles 'Programs' and 'Self Care'.
Wisdom in Chains - Nothing in Nature Respects Weakness
The Pennsylvania hardcore punks drop a new no-holds-barred effort this week.
Amanda Shires - To The Sunset
Silver Knife Records
The singer-songwriter and violin player, a sometime member of the Texas Playboys, Thrift Store Cowboys and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, drops her latest solo effort this week.
Elvenstorm - The Conjuring
The French heavy metallers unveil their new collection this week.