March 2, 2018

This Week's New Albums: March 2nd 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 02/03/2018

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This Week's New Albums: March 2nd 2018

Embrace, Moby, The Breeders and Rolo Tomassi are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

Love Is a Basic Need

Embrace - Love Is a Basic Need

Cooking Vinyl

The indie rockers return with their seventh studio album this week, their first for four years. It is an album inspired by relationships, good and bad...

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

All Nerve

The Breeders - All Nerve

4AD

A decade on from their last LP Mountain Battles, former Pixies bassist Kim Deal and her sister Kelley come back together for this new album.

The album features Josephine Wiggs on bass and Jim Macpherson on drums, bringing back together the same line-up that recorded the band’s beloved 1993 album Last Splash.

A series of producers have helped out, including Steve Albini, Mike Montgomery, Greg Norman and Tom Rastikis, while eccentric Aussie songstress Courtney Barnett is on backing vocals.

Click here to read our full preview.

Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It

Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It

Holy Roar Records

The Sheffield noiseniks drop their fifth studio album, their first new LP for three years.

Produced by Lewis Johns, best known for his work with Gnarwolves and Funeral For A Friend, the album sees the band reining in the expansive nature of previous effort Grievances for a more direct sound.

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Clean

Soccer Mommy - Clean

Fat Possum

Sophie Allison’s debut proper is something to behold, a sardonic songstress with big ideas and gorgeous melodies, she’s one to watch for sure...

You can read more about her here...

Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt

Moby - Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt

Little Idiot

The electronica oddball returns with his 15th studio album this week. 

Click here to read our interview with the singer. 

Record

Tracey Thorn - Record

Unmade Road

The Everything About The Girl singer drops her fifth solo album this week, her first new LP in six years, which includes a collaboration with Corinne Bailey Rae. 

A Real Labour of Love

UB40 - A Real Labour of Love

UMC

UB40's singer Ali Campbell, second vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue revisit their much-loved Labour Of Love series of albums for a brand new collection of covers.

Among their choices are tracks from Stevie Wonder, Dennis Brown and Culture. 

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Whistle Down the Wind

Joan Baez - Whistle Down the Wind

Proper Records

The beloved folk songstress unveils her first new album in a decade, with songs written by such composers as Tom Waits, Josh Ritter and Mary Chapin Carpenter among the tracks on the LP. 

Ain't Always Easy

Stone Broken - Ain't Always Easy

Spinefarm

The hard rockers return with a brand new album this week. 

Ghost in the Tanglewood

Ginger Wildheart - Ghost in the Tanglewood

Graphite

The Wildhearts frontman blends folk and country on his latest solo LP. 

Resurrection

Michael Schenker Fest - Resurrection

Nuclear Blast

The former Scorpions and UFO man drops a brand new album, this time with an all-star guest cast that includes Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Rainbow's Gary Bonnet and vocalist Robin McAuley.

Anatomical Venus

Black Moth - Anatomical Venus

Candlelight Records

The Leeds stoner rock collective roar back with a new album next month.

Produced by Andy Hawkins, best known for his work with Hawk Eyes and Maximo Park, the album sees the band continuing to refine their swaggering riffola, while singer Harriet Hyde's howling vocals sit ever more proudly on top.

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Historian

Lucy Dacus - Historian

Matador

The eccentric songstress returns with a second LP this week. 

Click here to read our interview with the singer. 

You're Not Alone

Andrew W.K - You're Not Alone

Music For Nations

The 'Party Hard' singer returns after an eight-year gap with a brand new album. 

Click here to read our interview with WK. 

Le Kov

Gwenno - Le Kov

Heavenly Records

The former Pipettes singers drops her second solo album, this time recorded entirely in Cornish.