August 3, 2018

This Week's New Albums: August 3rd 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 03/08/2018

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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

So Recordings

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.  

Click here to read our interview with Veck-Gilodi

Living in Extraordinary Times

James - Living in Extraordinary Times

BMG Rights Management

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. 

Click here to read our full preview

Now That's What I Call Ibiza

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

Ninja Tune

The German DJ drops her second full-length effort this week, the follow-up to 2015's acclaimed Discreet Desires. 


Original Human Music

Ultraphonix - Original Human Music


Dokken/Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch teams up with Living Color singer Corey Glover for this new project. 

The American Dream

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. 

Among the Ghosts

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 - Angel: Elan Catrin Parry

Decca Classics

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'. 

America's Child

Shemekia Copeland - America's Child


The powerhouse blues singer returns with her new studio since 2015. 

Westworld: Music from the HBO Series - Season 2

Various Artists - Westworld: Music from the HBO Series - Season 2

Sony Classical

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'.

Nothing in Nature Respects Weakness

Wisdom in Chains - Nothing in Nature Respects Weakness

Hostile City

The Pennsylvania hardcore punks drop a new no-holds-barred effort this week.

To the Sunset

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.

The Conjuring

Elvenstorm - The Conjuring


The French heavy metallers unveil their new collection this week.