January 26, 2018

This Week's New Albums: January 26th 2018
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 26/01/2018


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This Week's New Albums: January 26th 2018

Craig David, Marmozets, Django Django and Machine Head are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now


It took Craig David six years to unveil his last effort Following My Intuition, but he’s wasted very little time delivering a follow-up.

The Time Is Now features another array of top producers, with Chase & Status, Jonas Blue, Kaytranada and Plan B/Kano collaborator Fraser T Smith.

JP Cooper, Bastille, rapper GoldLink, grime MC AJ Tracey and rising star Ella Mai all feature on this new album, which includes hit singles ‘Heartline’ and ‘I Got You’.

Click here to read our interview with David. 


Knowing What You Know Now

Marmozets - Knowing What You Know Now


It’s taken the Yorkshire fivesome four years to deliver a follow-up to their hugely acclaimed debut album The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets, but it finally arrives in the first month of this year.

Produced by Gil Norton, best known for his work with Foo Fighters, Twin Atlantic and Pixies, the album sees the band slightly refining the rawness of their debut, but continuing their thundering taste for melodies and choruses.

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Marble Skies

Django Django - Marble Skies

Because Music

The eccentric indie types return with their third album, produced once again by drummer David Maclean.

Metronomy’s Anna Prior and Slow Club's Rebecca Taylor both make guest appearances on the album, which includes new single ‘Tic Tac Toe’.

Click here to read our interview with the band. 


Machine Head - Catharsis

Nuclear Blast

The thrash titans have opted for a change of direction for the follow-up to 2014’s Bloodstone and Diamonds.

Their new LP, the ninth studio of their career to date, was recorded with All Shall Perish Zack Ohren, sees the band pushing melody to the centre, but still maintained the same crushing heaviness that has characterised their sound.

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

The Age of Absurdity

Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons - The Age Of Absurdity

Nuclear Blast

Former Motorhead man Phil Campbell drops his new album, recorded with his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr. 

Click here to get inside Campbell's record collection. 

Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs

Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs

Century Media

The fiery Israeli metallers drop their sixth LP this week, it features a guest appearance of guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett as well as vocal appearances from Blind Guardian's Hansi Kürsch and At The Gates' Tomas Lindberg 

Forever for Now

LP - Forever for Now


The singer-songwriter unveils her third studio album this week. 

Dream Wife

Dream Wife - Dream Wife

Lucky Number Ltd

The Icelandic/British trio have been teasing us with excellent EPs for some time now, but now they finally get around to dropping their full-length debut.

Full of raw power, searing riffs and delightful harmonies, it’s going to be an essential listen.

Too Far Gone

Cane Hill - Too Far Gone

Rise Records

The nu-metallers push on with their second full-length effort. 

Invisible Storm

Turin Brakes - Invisible Storm

Cooking Vinyl

The folk rockers make it eight albums and counting, another LP made with long-time producer Ali Staton. 

Freedom's Goblin

Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin

Drag City

The eccentric troubadour returns with a brand new album. Among the 19 tracks included is a cover of Hot Chocolate's classic 'Everyone's A Winner'. 

Vessel of Love

Hollie Cook - Vessel Of Love


The Slits member and reggae prodigy drops her latest LP this week, an album made in collaboration with Killing Joke/Depeche Mode man Youth. 

Snares Like a Haircut

No Age - Snares Like a Haircut

Drag City

The powerhouse duo return with this week with a brand new LP. 

Common Ground

Above & Beyond - Common Ground


The big-selling dance outfit return with a new LP. Justine Suissa, Richard Bedford and Zoe Johnston are among the vocalists who lend a hand. 

The Golden Age of Not Even Trying

Dead! - The Golden Age of Not Even Trying


The clattering rockers unveil their much-anticipated debut album this week, an LP recorded with producer Charlie Russell