August 31, 2017

This Week's New Albums: September 1st 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 31/08/2017

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This Week's New Albums: September 1st 2017

Jake Bugg, The Script, LCD Soundsystem and Mogwai are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

Hearts That Strain

Jake Bugg - Hearts That Strain

Virgin EMI Records

The Nottingham rabble-rouser has taken the right of passage so many singer-songwriters do and headed over to Nashville for his fourth full-length effort.

The album was recorded with assistance from The Memphis Boys, a band who have played on legendary records from the likes of Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick.

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Zwan’s Matt Sweeney and Johnny Cash engineer David Ferguson have all been on hand for production assistance for this new album.

Click here to read our interview with Bugg. 

American Dream

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream


It’s been six years since James Murphy announced that he was dissolving LCD Soundsystem and seven years since This Is Happening, the band’s last studio album, but they’re back next month.

Clocking in at almost 70 minutes, the album is an epic collection that ends with the 12-minute opus ‘Black Screen’.

It includes the new single ‘Call The Police’ as well as the super catchy title track.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Every Country's Son

Mogwai - Every Country's Son

Rock Action

The Scottish rockers have traded the cold streets of Glasgow for the sunnier climbs of New York for their ninth studio album, which was recorded with The Flaming Lips/MGMT man Dave Fridmann.

Reined in a little with only three of the album’s 11 songs crossing the six-minute mark, this album features the excellently titled new single ‘Coolverine’ as its opener.

All This Life

Starsailor - All This Life

Cooking Vinyl

The reunited indie rockers unveil their first new album in eight years. 

Click here to get inside frontman James Walsh's record collection. 

Freedom Child

The Script - Freedom Child


The big-selling Irish pop rockers return with their fifth studio album this week. 

Inspired by the past year's political turmoil, the album sees the band taking on darker subject matter for the first time. 

Click here to read our interview with the band. 



(PIAS) Cooperative

The much-fancied South London hard rockers drop their debut LP this week, an album produced by Royal Blood/Skunk Anansie man Tom Dalgety. 


The Remixes

T.Rex - The Remixes


The Reflex, Wye Oak, STOOF, Castleman, Ra Ra Riot and more are recruited to remix 16 of T.Rex's classic hits. 

Works of Progress

Across the Atlantic - Works Of Progress


The Texas rockers return with a roaring new LP, their first for new label Sharptone. 

Pocketful of Stones

Hue and Cry - Pocketful Of Stones

Blair Hill Records

Brothers Pat and Greg Kane, best known for their 1987 hit 'Labour Of Love', unveil their new LP this week. 

The Deluder

Roddy Woomble - The Deluder

Modern Way

The Idlewild mainman unveils his fourth solo LP, an album heavily influenced by Paul McCartney and Leonard Cohen and featuring new single 'Like Caruso'. 

The Surfing Magazines

The Surfing Magazines - The Surfing Magazines

Moshi Moshi

This alt-folk supergroup, who feature two-thirds of The Wave Pictures and one-half of Slow Club, drop their debut LP this week. 

Generation Z

Bars and Melody - Generation Z


The Britain's Got Talent champs release their third full-length effort this week. 


Dixie Chicks - DCX MMXVI Live

Sony Music CMG

The country superstars are caught live on their hugely successful world tour on this new live album/DVD package. 

Soul Grooves

Various Artists - Soul Grooves

Universal Music TV

58 classic soul tracks, including hits from Sister Sledge, Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross and Soul II Soul are gathered together for this compilation.


Hercules and Love Affair - Omnion

BMG Rights Management

The colourful dance collective recruit The Horrors' Faris Badwan, Sharon Van Etten and singer Gustaph for their new LP.