January 19, 2018

This Week's New Albums: January 19th 2018
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 19/01/2018


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This Week's New Albums: January 19th 2018

First Aid Kit, The Xcerts, Fall Out Boy and Glassjaw are among the artists with new albums out this week.


Fall Out Boy - Mania

Virgin EMI Records

The Chicago pop-punks return with the follow-up to 2015’s American Beauty/American Psycho and take another journey into pop experimentation.

This time the band have called in many of pop production’s heavyweights, with Sia Furler, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna/Paloma Faith collaborator Jesse Shatkin all on duty.

Featuring singles ‘Champion’ and ‘Young and Menace’, the album also sees the band collaborating with Nigerian dancehall singer Burna Boy.


Material Control

Glassjaw - Material Control

Century Media

The eccentric hardcore punks unveil the physical version of their first studio LP in 15 years. 


First Aid Kit - Ruins


We’ve been waiting quite a while for the Swedish folk duo to return, but they're back today with new LP Ruins.

Recorded with Laura Veirs/My Morning Jacket producer Tucker Martine in Portland, the album features collaborations with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith.

The album sees the band embrace a rawer sound, taking inspiration from classic country and 1970’s folk.

Click here to read our interview with the duo. 

MTV Rocks

Various Artists - MTV Rocks

Universal Music TV

54 classics of rock, pop-punk and nu-metal are gathered together for this new compilation, with favourites from Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Deftones and My Chemical Romance among the artists who feature. 

Voces8: Equinox

Voces8 - Voces8: Equinox

VCM Records

The a cappella octet return with a brand new collection this week. 


Starcrawler - Starcrawler

Rough Trade

Ryan Adams is at the controls for the debut album of raw LA four-piece Starcrawler, who feature Arrow De Wilde as their singer and key songwriter. 


Eden - Vertigo

Virgin EMI Records

Irish singer-songwriter Eden drops his debut full-length effort this week. 

I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life

Tune-Yards - I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life


Merrill Garbus's alt-folk project is back with a fourth full-length effort, produced once again by longtime collaborator Nate Brenner.

I Like Fun

They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun


The much-loved power-pop duo make it 20 albums and counting with this new LP. 


Of Mice & Men - Defy

Rise Records

The Orange County metallers have enjoyed a turbulent couple of years. Their touring in support of 2016’s Cold World was stalled by frontman Austin Carlile’s battle with Marfan's Syndrome, a condition that eventually forced him to depart the band to focus on his health.

After Carlile’s departure, the band kept going with bassist Aaron Pauley taking over duties as lead vocalist. Now a foursome, they’ve cemented their new line-up with new LP Defy, an album recorded with My Chemical Romance/Papa Roach producer Howard Benson.

Click here to read our interview with the band.



NF - Perception

Virgin EMI Records

The Christian hip-hop artist returns with a third LP this week, singer-songwriter Ruelle offers up a guest spot. 


Walking Papers - WP2

Loud & Proud Records

Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan's hard rock side project release their second LP this week. 


The Go! Team - Semicircle

Memphis Industries

The Brighton collective return with their fifth studio album, an LP recorded with the same line-up that recorded their classic 2004 debut Thunder, Lightning, Strike.

Click here to read our interview with the outfit. 

Hold On to Your Heart

The Xcerts - Hold On to Your Heart


The Scottish heartswelling rockers return with a searing new LP.

Produced by Gary Clark and Manic Street Preachers regular knob-twiddler Dave Eringa, the album sees the band channel Born to Run era Bruce Springsteen and The Replacements to create a collection of bombastic rock songs.

Click here to read our interview with the band.