This Week's New Albums: May 18th 2018
James Bay, Ash, Five Finger Death Punch and Courtney Barnett are among the artists with new albums out this week.
James Bay - Electric Light
Now shorn of his long hair and done with his beloved hat, James Bay looks a whole different man as he returns with a second full-length effort Electric Light.
Recorded in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay has turned to Paul Epworth, the man who helped Adele, Florence + The Machine and Coldplay turn in hugely successful records, for production.
Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
Marathon Artists Limited
The eccentric songstress scored worldwide acclaim for her 2015 debut Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit and now moves on to her second LP.
Produced once again by Burke Reid, the album finds Barnett once again in a typically blunt mood with her lyrics, with songs like 'Crippling Self-Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence' and 'I'm Not Your Mother, I'm Not Your B**ch'.
Five Finger Death Punch - And Justice For None
The hard-working metallers roar back with their seventh full-length effort this week, an album that features covers of The Offspring's hit 'Gone Away' and Kenny Wayne Shepherd's 'Blue On Black'.
Ash - Islands
The Northern Irish indie stalwarts unveil their seventh studio album this week, their first since 2015's Kablammo!
Half Man Half Biscuit - No-one Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin Hedge Cut
Probe Plus Records
The satirical veteran rockers make it 14 albums and counting this week with the release of the wonderfully titled No-one Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin Hedge Cut.
Amorphis - Queen Of Time
The Finnish prog titans return with a brand new collection this week.
Burn the Priest - Legion:XX
Lamb Of God revisit their early days by covering the likes of Ministry, Bad Brains and Melvins under the name of Burn The Priest, the name they once went by.
Gretchen Peters - Dancing With the Beast
The veteran New York songstress returns with a brand new album, co-produced by Doug Lancio and Barry Walsh, the album features 11 new original songs.
Parquet Courts - Wide Awaaaake!
The New York firebrands drop their sixth studio album, an album produced by super producer Danger Mouse.
Ray LaMontagne - Part of the Light
The eccentric singer-songwriter releases his seventh full-length effort, an album he has written and self-produced.
Lords of Acid - Pretty In Kink
The Belgian techno experimentalists unveil their first new album in six years.
Ryley Walker - Deafman Glance
The bluesy troubadour drops his fifth studio album this week.
Trent Harmon - You Got 'Em All
The American Idol winner unveils his debut album this week.
The Beaches - Late Slow
Virgin EMI Records
The Toronto foursome reveal their much-anticipated debut album this week.
TT - LoveLaws
Warpaint's Theresa Wayman goes solo this week under the name TT.
Wayman recorded vocals, guitar, bass, synth, and drum machines for LoveLaws, and co-produced the record with brother Ivan Wayman.