July 12, 2018

This Week's New Albums: July 13th 2018
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 12/07/2018


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This Week's New Albums: July 13th 2018

Bury Tomorrow, The Vamps, Rick Astley and the soundtrack to Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! are among this week's new releases. 

Black Flame

Bury Tomorrow - Black Flame

Music For Nations

The metalcore upstarts release their fifth studio album this week, their first LP for new label Music For Nations.

The album has been produced by Young Guns/Enter Shikari knob twiddler Dan Weller and sees the band embracing a more expansive sound. 

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Various Artists - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Universal Music

The sequel to the hugely successful musical sees another batch of ABBA's biggest hits being covered by the cast. 

Among the tracks confirmed to appear are 'Waterloo', 'Dancing Queen' and 'Thank You For The Music'. 

Back Roads and Abandoned Motels

The Jayhawks - Back Roads and Abandoned Motels

Sony Music CMG

The reunited bluesy country rockers make in 10 albums and counting with the release of Back Roads and Abandoned Motels.

The album includes two new songs written by mainman Gary Louris, but mainly features songs co-written by Louris for previous projects. 

Among them are two songs written for the Dixie Chicks and others for Jakob Dylan, Ari Hest and Emerson Hart. 

Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love


The arty black metallers follow up 2015's New Bermuda with an epic new LP. 

Producer and frequent collaborator Jack Shirley was in charge once again for the album, which takes its name from a line from Graham Greene's 1951 novel The End Of The Affair. 

The band's taste for the epic and meshing of genres looks undimmed, as you shown on 12-minute lead-off single 'Honeycomb', one of three tracks of the seven on the album that clock in at over 10 minutes in length...

Night & Day (Day Edition)

The Vamps - Night & Day (Day Edition)

Virgin EMI Records

The pop foursome release the second half of their Night & Day collection this week. 

Among the guests on the album, which features hit singles 'Too Good To Be True' and 'Personal', are Maggie Lindemann, rapper Machine Gun Kelly and Kriss Kross Amsterdam. 

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Lamp Lit Prose

Dirty Projectors - Lamp Lit Prose


The much-loved indie experimentalists continue their prolific recent streak with Lamp Lit Prose, the eighth studio album of their career. 

Billed as the antidote to 2017's heartbroken self-titled LP, this album sees Dirty Projectors' maestro in happier form, backed, as ever, by Nat Baldwin and Mike Johnson.

Haim, indie-poppers Dear Nora, Latin troubadour Empress Of, Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold and former Vampire Weekend man Rostam Batmanglij are among the guests on the album.


The Hunna - Dare

High Time Records

The rockers drop their second full-length in July, the follow-up to their powerhouse debut 100. 

Recorded with The Vaccines/Jake Bugg producer Duncan Mills, the album sees the band's songs taking a darker and richer turn. 

Beautiful Life

Rick Astley - Beautiful Life

BMG Rights Management

The singer, best known for his ever-popular hit single 'Never Gonna Give You Up', returns with a brand new album this week. 



Drake - Scorpion


The hip-hop superstar's new double album drops this week. The fifth album of his career, it is a meaty new effort, clocking in at almost 90 minutes. 

Hit singles 'God's Plan' and 'I'm Upset' are among the 25 tracks included, while the likes of Jay-Z, Static Major and Ty Dolla Sign all guest on the album. 

World Be Live

Erasure - World Be Live


The synth-pop icons unveil a new 24-track live album culled from two concerts at London's Eventim Apollo in February 2018.

21st Century Liability

YUNGBLUD - 21st Century Liability


The Doncaster pop-rocker unveils his debut album this week, featuring the previously released 'I Love You, Will You Marry Me’, ‘Psychotic Kids’ and ‘Polygraph Eyes’. 

Science Fiction

Tom Bailey - Science Fiction


Tom Bailey, frontman from The Thompson Twins, unveils his debut solo LP this week. Bailey produced the album himself with assistance from Chemical Brothers collaborator Hal Ritson. 

Everything Is Temporary

Between You & Me - Everything Is Temporary


The Melbourne pop-punks unveil their latest effort this week. 


Real Friends - Composure

Fearless Records

The thoughtful pop-rockers return with a brand new LP this week, the follow-up to 2016's acclaimed The Home Inside My Head. 


Mikaela Davis - Delivery


The harpist unveils her new collection, which includes two collaborations with folk outfit The Staves.