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.
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.
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.
Mogwai - Every Country's Son
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.
Starsailor - All This Life
The reunited indie rockers unveil their first new album in eight years.
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.
The much-fancied South London hard rockers drop their debut LP this week, an album produced by Royal Blood/Skunk Anansie man Tom Dalgety.
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.
Across the Atlantic - Works Of Progress
The Texas rockers return with a roaring new LP, their first for new label Sharptone.
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.
Roddy Woomble - The Deluder
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
This alt-folk supergroup, who feature two-thirds of The Wave Pictures and one-half of Slow Club, drop their debut LP this week.
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.
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.