May 18, 2018

This Week's New Albums: May 18th 2018
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 18/05/2018

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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. 

Electric Light

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.

Click here to read our interview with James

Tell Me How You Really Feel

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'.

And Justice for None

Five Finger Death Punch - And Justice For None

Eleven Seven

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'. 

Click here to read our interview with the band


Ash - Islands


The Northern Irish indie stalwarts unveil their seventh studio album this week, their first since 2015's Kablammo!

Click here to read our interview with the band

No-one Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin Hedge Cut

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

Queen of Time

Amorphis - Queen Of Time

Nuclear Blast

The Finnish prog titans return with a brand new collection this week. 

Click here to get inside mainman Esa Holopainen's record collection.  


Burn the Priest - Legion:XX

Nuclear Blast

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. 

Click here to read our interview with guitarist Mark Morton

Dancing With the Beast

Gretchen Peters - Dancing With the Beast

Proper Records

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. 

Wide Awaaaake!

Parquet Courts - Wide Awaaaake!

Rough Trade

The New York firebrands drop their sixth studio album, an album produced by super producer Danger Mouse. 

Part of the Light

Ray LaMontagne - Part of the Light


The eccentric singer-songwriter releases his seventh full-length effort, an album he has written and self-produced. 

Pretty in Kink

Lords of Acid - Pretty In Kink

Metropolis Records

The Belgian techno experimentalists unveil their first new album in six years. 

Deafman Glance

Ryley Walker - Deafman Glance

Dead Oceans

The bluesy troubadour drops his fifth studio album this week. 

You Got 'Em All

Trent Harmon - You Got 'Em All

Big Machine

The American Idol winner unveils his debut album this week. 

Late Show

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.