October 5, 2018

This Week's New Albums: October 5th 2018
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 05/10/2018


hmv.com Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

This Week's New Albums: October 5th 2018

Twenty One Pilots, Behemoth, You Me At Six and KT Tunstall are among the artists with new albums out this week. 


Twenty One Pilots - Trench


The eccentric vaudeville pop duo, who were catapulted into the mainstream after the success of their 2015 LP Blurryface, finally drop the long-awaited follow-up. 

The pair's fifth album is no less grand in its ambition, a concept record built around a young man's escape from a mysterious organisation named DEMA...

Click here to read our full preview


KT Tunstall - WAX

Virgin EMI

The Scottish singer returns with a new collection, the second album in a trilogy that began with her album KIN, a trilogy that will explore themes of body, mind and spirit. 

Produced by former Franz Ferdinand man Nick McCarthy, the album sees Tunstall focusing on the body and our complex relationship with physicality...



You Me At Six - VI

Underdog Records

The pop-rockers drop their sixth album, an album appropriately titled VI

Dan Austin, best known for his work with Biffy Clyro and Mallory Knox, has taken charge of this album. 

The album is the follow-up to 2017's Night People and sees the band moving back towards the powerhouse rock of their early work...

Click here to read our interview with the band. 


I Loved You at Your Darkest

Behemoth - I Loved You At Your Darkest

Nuclear Blast

The beloved Polish extreme metallers follow up 2014's hugely acclaimed LP The Satanist with a new album, the 11th of their career to date. 

I Loved You At Your Darkest sees the band moving into hard rock territory, with AC/DC a key influence. Though with song titles like 'God = Dog' and 'If Crucifixion Was Not Enough...', it's safe to say the trio haven't lost their taste for religious controversy. 

The album has been produced by the band members themselves, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand. It also features an epic collaboration with a 17-piece Polish orchestra...

Click here to read our interview with the band

Dose Your Dreams

Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams

Merge Records

The Canadian punks roar back with their fifth full-length effort, their first since 2014's Glass Boys. 

The album sees the band moving away from the ferocity of their earlier work into more psychedelic territory.

The LP also features frequent Arcade Fire collaborator Owen Pallett, who composed strings for the album...

Click here to read our interview with the band


Cat Power - Wanderer

Domino Records

The eccentric singer-songwriter returns with her first new album in six years, the follow-up to 2012's Sun. 

The album was produced entirely by Marshall herself and was written and recorded in Miami and Los Angeles, with Lana Del Rey featuring on one track. 

A Star Is Born (Hmv Exclusive)

Various Artists - A Star Is Born


The soundtrack to the hugely acclaimed new take on A Star Is Born arrives this week. 

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga come together for the new take on the classic romantic drama. This new movie, which also sees Cooper directing, is the fourth time this story has been taken on. 

Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a movie star who decides to help a Gaga’s Ally, a promising young singer/actress, to find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Lukas Nelson, son of country music legend Willie Nelson, has worked with Gaga to provide a number of songs for the soundtrack.

Click here to read our full review. 

Ultimate Collection

Katie Melua - Ultimate Collection

BMG Rights Management

Katie Melua's biggest hits, including the likes of 'Plane Song' and 'Nine Million Bicycles', are gathered together for this new collection. 

Television Themes

Matt Berry - Television Themes

Acid Jazz

Berry, best known for his scene-stealing roles in The Mighty Boosh and The IT Crowd, unveils his latest collection. 

This new album sees him offering up psychedelic takes on classic TV themes, including the themes to Rainbow, The Good Life and Doctor Who. 

Dark All Day

Gunship - Dark All Day

Horsie in the Hedge

The synthwave trio, formed by Fightstar's Dan Haigh and Alex Westaway, unveil their second full-length effort this week. 

Singer Indiana and model Kat Von D are among the guests on the album. 

The Unheavenly Creatures

Coheed and Cambria - The Unheavenly Creatures


The ever-ambitious prog rockers release their ninth studio album this week, which has the full title Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures. 

The LP continues the storyline from their Armory Wars saga and is planned to be the first of five albums in a series. 



Hugh Cornwell - Monster

Sony Music CMG

The Stranglers frontman unveils a new solo album, an LP inspired by Cornwell's favourite heroes and villains of the 20th century. 

Among the inspirations are animator Ray Harryhausen, Lou Reed, Mose Allison, Evel Knievel, Hedy Lamarr, Sgt Bilko star Phil Silvers, Benito Mussolini and Robert Mugabe.

All That Divides

Black Peaks - All That Divides

Rise Records

The Brighton post-rocker foursome roar back with a brand new LP, an album made with The Darkness/Muse knob twiddler Adrian Bushby. 


Monuments - Phronesis

Century Media

The British prog collective release the long-awaited follow-up to 2014's The Amanuensis this week. 


John Smith - Hummingbird

Commoner Records

The much-admired troubadour returns with a new LP this week. An album was produced by Sam Lakeman and featuring Cara Dillon, John McCusker and Ben Nicholls.