This Week's New Albums: March 9th 2018
Calum Scott, Editors, David Byrne and Myles Kennedy are among the artists with new albums out this week.
David Byrne - American Utopia
Having collaborated with St Vincent, Fatboy Slim and Brian Eno for his previous three LPs, the Talking Heads frontman goes it alone for the first time in 14 years for new album American Utopia.
Written as a musical accompaniment to a larger multimedia project named Reasons To Be Cheerful, which aims to give reasons for being happy and optimistic in spite of political strife and environmental problems.
Among the collaborators are dance producer Jam City, pianist Doveman as well as Jack Peñate and Sampha as well as Byrne’s old friend Eno.
Judas Priest - Firepower
The metal icons will make it 18 albums and counting in March with the release of new LP Firepower.
The first album since 2014’s Redeemer Of Souls, the band have recruited regular producer Tom Allom as well as Exodus/Megadeth knob twiddler Andy Sneap.
Now settled with guitarist Richie Faulkner, the band have promised a fiery reprise for their new album.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Tearing at the Seams
The folk singer turned soul man returns next month with a brand new collection.
The album is the follow-up to the band’s self-titled debut and continues in the rich soulful vein of that LP.
The band worked once again with Foxygen/The Shins knob twiddler Richard Swift and recorded in Rodeo, New Mexico.
Migos - Culture II
The hip-hop trio drop the second part of their Culture LP series and they rope in Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Drake, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, Ty Dolla Sign and Post Malone to help them out.