June 5, 2017

This Week's New Albums: June 9th 2017
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 05/06/2017


hmv.com Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

This Week's New Albums: June 9th 2017

Katy Perry, London Grammar, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McView and Rise Against are among the artists with new albums out this week. 


Katy Perry - Witness

Virgin EMI Records

The superstar singer unveils the long-awaited follow-up to 2013's PRISM this week.

The album includes hit singles 'Bon Appetit', 'Swish Swish' and 'Chained To The Rhythm' and features guest appearances from Skip Marley, Migos and Nicki Minaj as well as songs written with Max Martin, Sia and Duke Dumont. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie

Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie - Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie


With Stevie Nicks currently on a lengthy world tour and not available to contribute to a new Fleetwood Mac album, Lindsey Buckingham and a back in the fold Christine McVie have teamed up to record an album of duets.

The album was recorded at The Village Studios in Los Angeles and also features Buckingham and McVie's bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie on drums and bass, meaning only Nicks did not contribute to the album from Fleetwood Mac.

Click here to read our preview. 

London Grammar - Truth Is a Beautiful Thing

Ministry of Sound

It’s been four years since the trio’s spellbinding debut If You Wait, but they make a welcome return this week with Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.

To help them get there they’ve teamed up with a series of super producers, including Paul Epworth, dance maestro Jon Hopkins and hotly tipped duo My Riot.

The album includes singles 'Rooting For You' and 'Big Picture', while the deluxe edition will include a cover of The Verve’s classic ‘Bittersweet Symphony’.


Rise Against - Wolves

Virgin EMI Records

The firebrand punks return to their angry roots with Wolves, the eighth full-length effort of their career.

For the follow-up to 2014’s The Black Market, the band have turned to Nick Raskulinecz, the producer best known for his work with Foo Fighters and Korn.

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Heart Break

Lady Antebellum - Heart Break

Decca Records

The country superstars unveil their seventh studio LP, which includes hit singles 'You Look Good'. 


Glen Campbell - Adiós


The country icon releases his 64th and final album this week, an LP of 12 cover songs Campbell has long loved but never recorded, including tracks by Bob Dylan and Jimmy Webb.



Chuck Berry - Chuck

Dualtone Records

Released posthumously after his death earlier this year, Berry's new LP is his first in 38 years and includes 'Lady B. Goode', a long-awaited companion to his classic single 'Johnny B. Goode'.

Ti Amo

Phoenix - Ti Amo

Atlantic Records

The French indie types return this week with their sixth full-length effort, their first since 2013's hugely acclaimed Bankrupt!

Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex

Partisan Records

It's taken him nine years, but electro whizz Greg Gonzalez and his troupe finally releases his debut LP. 

Click here to find out more about the band. 

Trouble Maker

Rancid - Trouble Maker


The bratty punks unveil their ninth studio album this week, an album produced by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. 

Shootin' the Breeze

Blackwater Conspiracy - Shootin' the Breeze

Bulletproof 20/20 Records

The Northern Irish rabble rousing rockers drop their debut collection this week. 

It's Time

Louise Dearman - It's Time

Silva Screen Records

The musical theatre star offers up renditions of a series of classic songs, including tracks The Wiz, Funny Girl and Annie

The Anarchy Arias

The Anarchy Arias - The Anarchy Arias

Virgin EMI Records

Former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock collaborates with the orchestra and singers from the English National Opera to cover 13 punk classics, including songs by The Clash, The Buzzcocks and Joy Division. 

This One's for You

Luke Combs - This One's For You

Sony Music CMG

The hotly-tipped country troubadour releases his debut LP this week.