This Week's New Albums: February 3rd 2017
Elbow, Lower Than Atlantis, Surfer Blood and The Menzingers are among the artists with new albums out this week.
Elbow - Little Fictions
Guy Garvey and co. return with their seventh studio album, an album produced by the band's own Craig Potter and which sees them collaborate with The Hallé Orchestra, the Hallé Ancoats Community Choir, members of London Contemporary Voices and session drummer Alex Reeves.
Reeves, who has worked with Bat For Lashes and on frontman Guy Garvey's solo album, has replaced longtime drummer Richard Jupp who left at the start of 2016.
Lower Than Atlantis - Safe In Sound
Mike Duce and the gang drop their fifth studio LP, their second for Sony and their second recorded in their home studio in Watford with frequent collaborator Dan Lancaster.
This record sees the band embrace a cleaner, lighter sound, as shown on singles ‘Had Enough’ and ‘Dumb’.
Black Star Riders - Heavy Fire
The rockers, who feature the surviving members of Thin Lizzy, release their third album of new material with frontman Ricky Warwick.
G4 - Love Songs
The operatic foursome collaborate with the City of Prague Symphony Orchestra as they cover the likes of Take That, Meat Loaf and Boyzone on their new collection of love songs.
The Menzingers - After The Party
The punk rock firebrands follow up their acclaimed Rented World with a brand new collection.
The Dears - Times Infinity - Volume 1
The heartswelling Canadian indie types unveil the first part of their Times Infinity album series.
Surfer Blood - Snowdonia
Joyful Noise Recordings
Florida indie rockers Surfer Blood have had a rotten couple of years. Their founding guitarist Thomas Fekete, who had departed the band to get treatment for sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, after completing work on their 2015 album 1000 Palms, sadly succumbed to the disease earlier this year, leaving them utterly broken-hearted.
This week, the band return with a brand new LP, a tribute to Fekete.
Fufanu - Sports
The Icelandic rockers unveil their second full-length effort this week.
Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band - Big Machine
The folk singer teams up with members of Bellowhead, Mawkin and Blowzabella to create this new LP.
Various Artists - First Dates the Album
Channel 4's huge hit TV reality show gets its own compilation, complete with love songs from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, The Supremes and Lionel Richie.
Fenech-Soler - Zilla
The Northamptonshire duo release their third studio album and their first in four years.
Brantley Gilbert - The Devil Don't Sleep
The US country superstar drops his fourth full-length LP this week.
Ten Fé - Hit The Light
Some Kinda Love
The London doompop duo unveil their own studio album this week.
Reba McEntire - Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope
The country singer drops a double LP, the first disc is made up of traditional hymns, while the second disc is all original songs.