October 5, 2017

This Week's New Albums: October 6th 2017
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 05/10/2017


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

This Week's New Albums: October 6th 2017

Liam Gallagher, The Darkness, Marilyn Manson and JP Cooper are among the artists with new albums out this week.

As You Were

Liam Gallagher

Warner Bros

The former Oasis frontman rebounds after the demise of Beady Eye with his first solo album proper.

For help, the singer has turned to Sia/Adele producer Greg Kurstin and Dan Grech-Marguerat, best known for his work with The Vaccines and The Kooks. His former Oasis colleague Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs and regular Mark Ronson collaborator Andrew Wyatt also make contributions.

The album includes hit single ‘Wall Of Glass’ as well as stomping new track ‘For What It’s Worth’.

Click here to read our full preview. 


Kele Okereke - Fatherland

BMG Rights Management

The Bloc Party frontman has headed to Portland to record his third solo effort which moves away from the thumping grooves of his earlier work and into much folkier territory.

To help him out, the singer has recruited Years and Years’ Olly Alexander and Corinne Bailey Rae for this new album.


Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson - Heaven Upside Down

Loma Vista

The God of F**k makes it 10 albums in all this week with the release of Heaven Upside Down.

This album sees Manson move away from the Bowie esque blues of The Pale Emperor and return to the industrial stomp of his earlier work, as shown on new single ‘We Know Where You F***ing Live’.

Click here to read our full preview. 


Cults - Offering


Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin have taken a little break from releasing their delightful indie pop, but they’re back with their first LP in four years.

Pinewood Smile

The Darkness - Pinewood Smile

Cooking Vinyl

The reunited hard rockers unveil their fifth full-length effort and the follow-up to 2015's Last Of Our Kind. The album finds the band on typically bombastic form with tracks like 'Japanese Prisoner Of Love' and 'Buccaneers of Hispaniola'

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Raised Under Grey Skies

JP Cooper - Raised Under Grey Skies

Island Records

The singer-songwriter, best known for his hit single 'September Song', unveils his debut album this week, which includes a collaboration with Stormzy. 

Click here to read our interview with Cooper. 

A Different Stage

Jason Manford - A Different Stage


The comedian takes the microphone for this album of stage classics, including tracks from Chess, My Fair Lady and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 


Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Christmas

Sony Music CMG

The King's take on festive classics like 'White Christmas', 'Merry Christmas Baby' and 'Blue Christmas', are re-recorded with the help of the The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Dark Matters

The Rasmus - Dark Matters

Playground Music

The Finnish goth metallers, best known for their hit single 'In The Shadows', unveil their ninth studio album and their first for five years. 

Stargazing for Beginners

Pale Seas - Stargazing for Beginners

Abbey Records

The Southampton indie band with a taste for the psychedelic return with a new LP this week.


Jon Boden - Afterglow

Hudson Music

The former Bellowhead mainman drops his brand new solo album this week.


The Black Dahlia Murder - Nightbringers

Metal Blade

The Michigan death metallers barrel back with their eighth studio album this week. 


Dhani Harrison - IN///PARALLEL

BMG Rights Management

The son of The Beatles icon releases his first solo album this week, his first release without band Thenewno2. 

Cry Cry Cry

Wolf Parade - Cry Cry Cry

Sub Pop

The Canadian indie collective return with their first new album in seven years. 

Old Skool Ravers

Various Artists - Old Skool Ravers

Ministry Of Sound

Rave classics from The Prodigy, Jungle Brothers and The Future Sound Of London are among the three discs on this compilation.