This Week's New Albums: March 23rd 2018
New albums from George Ezra, Jack White and Lisse as well as Now That's What I Call Music! 99 are among this week's new releases.
George Ezra - Staying at Tamara's
It’s taken the singer-songwriter four years to provide a follow-up to his hugely successful debut album Wanted On Voyage, but it arrives next month.
Seeking inspiration of a different kind for his second LP, the album was written in a variety of locations across the globe, including a pig farm in Norfolk and an Airbnb in Barcelona. The Airbnb incidentally was owned by Tamara, who gives the album its name.
For this album, Ezra has worked once again with Athlete frontman Joel Pott and London Grammar/Florence And The Machine frequent collaborator Cam Blackwood for the production.
Jack White - Boarding House Reach
The former White Stripes man has always been a fan of old school recordings techniques, but he has taken things to extremes on his new album Boarding House Reach.
For this new album, White worked alone in a small apartment in Nashville, writing on a reel-to-reel tape recorder he purchased when he was 14, before eventually transferring recording sessions to Third Man Studio in Nashville, Sear Sound in New York City, and Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.
For this record, White has provided guitars, drums, organs, and synthesizers as well as most of the vocals, but does call upon guest spots from C.W. Stoneking and Autolux drummer Carla Azur.
Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Music! 99
The latest edition of the compilation features 45 tracks across two discs, with 18 UK Top 10 singles included, though no Number 1s are included, partly due to Drake's track 'God's Plan' dominating that particular spot.
Big hits from Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Stormzy and Justin Timberlake do make the compilation though.
Lissie - Castles
The singer-songwriter returns with her fourth studio album, working once again with long-time producer and multi-instrumentalist Curt Schneider.
Rick Parfitt - Over and Out
The Status Quo guitarist's album gets a posthumous release this week.
Although Parfitt had finished recording his guitar and vocal parts for the record, some tracks were not totally finished when he died.
To finish the project, his son Rick Parfitt Jnr, along with John ‘Rhino’ Edwards, Alan Lancaster, Queen’s Brian May and Muse’s Chris Wolstenholme have stepped in.
Thunder - Stage
The hard rockers unveil a new live album and DVD, recorded last year at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena.
Courtney Marie Andrews - May Your Kindness Remain
The rising folk star and former touring member of Jimmy Eat World, releases her fourth full-length effort this week.
Sunflower Bean - Twentytwo in Blue
Lucky Number Ltd
The New York psychedelic trio unveil their second full-length effort this week.
Various Artists - Deep House Anthems
Ministry Of Sound
Monster hits from Disclosure, Gorgon City, Duke Dumont and Storm Queen are among the 60 tracks included across this three-disc compilation.
Cavern of Anti-Matter - Hormone Lemonade
Cavern Of Anti-Matter, the side project of Stereolab's Tim Gane, reveal their second full-length effort this week.
Monster Magnet - Mindfucker
The stoner rock titans drop their first album in five years and the 10th LP of their career to date.
The Sword - Used Future
The Texan metal stalwarts are back this week with a new album, an LP recorded with First Aid Kit/My Morning Jacket producer Tucker Martine.
Blessthefall - Hard Feelings
The post-hardcore types are back with a sixth new album, an album made with Tyler Smyth, Matt Good and Howard Benson.