June 15, 2017

This Week's New Albums: June 16th 2017
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 15/06/2017


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This Week's New Albums: June 16th 2017

Royal Blood, Lorde, Fleet Foxes, Ride and Nickelback are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

How Did We Get So Dark?

Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark?

Warner Bros

After the colossal success of their self-titled debut album, the Brighton duo have taken their time with a follow-up, but it emerges this week.

The album was written in instrumental form during sessions in Brighton, Hollywood, Los Angeles and Nashville and then recorded with M83 producer Jolyon Thomas in Brussels and with original producer Tom Dalgety in London.

The LP’s 10 tracks include new single ‘Lights Out’ and live favourite ‘Hook, Line And Sinker’.

Click here to read our full preview. 


Lorde - Melodrama

Virgin EMI Records

It’s been four years since Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor arrived on the scene with the startlingly good Pure Heroine and she’s not rushed her follow-up, but we finally get out hands on it now.

Recorded with Bleachers and Fun man Jack Antonoff and Joel Little, who produced her debut, the singer’s new LP is a confident, bold step forward of quirky pop, as demonstrated on new single ‘Green Light’.


Weather Diaries

Ride - Weather Diaries


The Oxford shoegaze pioneers cement their reunion with their first new LP in 21 years, an album produced by dance maestro Erol Alkan. 

Click here to read our interview with the band. 


Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up


It’s been a cool six years since the Seattle folkers’ second LP Helplessness Blues, time which has seen the band’s former drummer Josh Tillman has built a successful solo career as Father John Misty and frontman Robin Pecknold go back to college.

The album was co-produced the band's frontman Robin Pecknold and multi-instrumentalist Skyler Skjelset and was recorded in studios across America, including New York's famed Electric Lady Studios.

It contains nine tracks in all, with three clocking in at over six minutes in length.

From the Outside

Hey Violet - From The Outside

Hi or Hey Records

The hotly-tipped pop fivesome unveil their debut album this week, an LP that is the first release from Five Seconds Of Summer's Hi or Hey Records. 

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Feed the Machine

Nickelback - Feed The Machine

BMG Rights Management

The Canadian arena rockers go political on their fired-up new LP, their first since 2014's No Fixed Address and ninth of their career to date. 

Fake Sugar

Beth Ditto - Fake Sugar

Virgin EMI Records

The Gossip singer releases her first solo album this week, complete with new single 'Fire'. 

The Journey Man

Goldie - The Journey Man

Cooking Vinyl

The drum and bass maverick recruits Natalie Duncan, Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, José James, Naomi Pryor and wife Mika Wassenaar Price to sing on his new album. 

So You Wannabe an Outlaw

Steve Earle and The Dukes - So You Wannabe An Outlaw

Warner Bros Records

The country rocker follows up 2015's Terraplane with a brand new LP, the 17th of his career to date. 


Alison Moyet - Other

Cooking Vinyl

The singer teams up with Bjork/Imogen Heap producer Guy Sigsworth for her ninth studio album and first for four years. 

Spitting Image

The Strypes - Spitting Image

Virgin EMI Records

The bluesy Irish foursome come back firing with their third full-length effort. 

The Flood Flowers - Volume 1

Fort Hope - The Flood Flowers - Volume 1

Virgin EMI Records

The epic rock foursome, now reborn as Fort Hope after their years as electro rockers My Passion, unveil their debut LP this week. 

Existential Beast

Miranda Lee Richards - Existential Beast

Invisible Hands

The eccentric singer-songwriter returns this week with new album Existential Beast

Love Politics War

YolanDa Brown - Love Politics War

Black Grape

The hugely acclaimed British saxophonist unveils a new album, which features guest appearances from Phebe Edwards, Raheem Devaughn and Casey Benjamin.