July 6, 2018

This Week's New Albums: July 6th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 06/07/2018


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This Week's New Albums: July 6th 2018

Years & Years, Tom Grennan and Jay-Z and Beyonce are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

Palo Santo

Years & Years - Palo Santo


The pop trio follow up 2015's hugely successful debut LP Communion with a second full-length effort. 

The album, which features hit singles 'Sanctify' and 'If You're Over Me', sees the band teaming up with a range of production talent, including Kid Harpoon, Bastille/The Wombats man Mark Ralph, One Direction/Olly Murs key man Steve Mac and dance eccentric Two Inch Punch. 

Click here to read our full preview

Lighting Matches

Tom Grennan - Lighting Matches


Grennan, best known for his collaborations with Chase & Status and  Bugzy Malone, goes it alone this week with the release of his debut album. 

Among the production talent Grennan has called on are Stormzy/Adele key man Fraser T Smith and Athlete frontman and George Ezra mentor Joel Pott. 

Click here to read our interview with Grennan

Silver Eye

Goldfrapp - Silver Eye


The synth duo's 2017 LP Silver Eye gets re-released and re-packaged with a brand new second disc. Among the added extras are a duet with Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan and remixes from the likes of Joe Goddard and Ralphi Rosario. 

Ministry of Sound & Love Island Present the Pool Party

Various Artists - Ministry of Sound & Love Island Present the Pool Party

Ministry of Sound

ITV2's summer reality series, which is currently dominating the airwaves, gets its own compilation in collaboration with Ministry Of Sound. 

Among the artists included across three CDs and 60 tracks are Sigala, Jax Jones, Duke Dumont, French Montana and Rudimental. 

Everything Is Love

The Carters - Everything Is Love


Jay-Z and Beyoncé, currently in the middle of their second On the Run Tour, team up for this joint album, which features nine tracks and collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Cool & Dre and Dave Sitek. 

Ryders Creed

Ryders Creed - Ryders Creed

Off Yer Rocka

The Midlands rockers, formed from the ashes of Black Rose Cadillac, unveil their supercharged debut album. 


De/Vision - Citybeats


The veteran German synth-poppers return this week with Citybeats, the 14th full-length effort of their career. 

This Is How We Do It

Various Artists - This Is How We Do It

Universal Music TV

54 tracks of classic R&B are gathered together across three discs for this new compilation. Among the artists featured are Salt 'N Pepa, Bobby Brown, Montell Jordan and Boyz II Men. 

Endless Scroll

Bodega - Endless Scroll

What's Your Rupture?

The gnarly Brooklyn collective unveil their much-anticipated debut album this week, an LP produced by Parquet Courts’ Austin Brown. 

Sun On the Square

The Innocence Mission - Sun On The Square

Bella Union Records

The Pennsylvania dream poppers drop their 10th studio album this week, their first for new label Bella Union and their first new LP since 2015. 

Trial Cuts

Action Painting! - Trial Cuts

Emotional Response

Punk band Action Painting! release this collection, assembled by the band, which features choice cuts from the bands four singles as well as a wealth of unreleased material that would have made up the bands debut LP. 

Alien Human Emotions

Asylums - Alien Human Emotions

Cool Thing Records

The Essex punks drop their fierce new collection, which includes the wonderfully titled 'Day Release To The Moon' and 'Napalm Bubblegum'. 

First Contact

Planet of Doom - First Contact

Ripple Music

The soundtrack to the trippy animation arrives this week, featuring contributions from Mos Generator, MESSA, Vokonis & Slomatics.

Outlaws 'Til the End - Volume 1

Devildriver - Outlaws 'Til the End - Volume 1

Napalm Recordings

The metallers unleash a covers album of country tracks, with the likes of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams among the artists covered. 

To help them out, Devildriver have recruited a slew of high-profile guests, including Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe and Mark Morton, Fear Factory's Burton C. Bell and 36 Crazyfists' Brock Lindow. 

I'll Tell You What!

RP Boo - I'll Tell You What!

Planet Mu Records Ltd.

Kavain Space, better known as RP Boo, one of the originators of footwork, drops his third solo effort this week.