September 7, 2017

This Week's New Albums: September 8th 2017
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 07/09/2017

Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

This Week's New Albums: September 8th 2017

Jack Johnson, Nothing But Thieves, Neil Young and Tori Amos are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

All the Light Above It Too

Jack Johnson - All The Light Above It Too


Jack Johnson, best known for his 2003 album In Between Dreams, which sold a stupendous 15 million copies, returns with a new collection this month.

The album is the surf-loving singer-songwriter’s seventh and will be released by his own Brushfire label.

Click here to read our interview with the singer. 

Broken Machine

Nothing But Thieves - Broken Machine

Sony Music

The Southend fivesome follow-up their hit debut with a second full-length effort, this time recorded with 1975 producer Mike Crossey. 

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Native Invader

Tori Amos - Native Invader

Decca Records

The eccentric singer-songwriter returns this week with her 15th studio album, an LP heavily inspired by the natural world and recorded in rural Cornwall. 



Neil Young - Hitchhiker

Warner Bros Records

The legendary Canadian troubadour releases Hitchhiker, an album recorded in 1976 in a single night, for the first time this week. 


Sparks - Hippopotamus

BMG Rights Management

The offbeat pop rockers release their 25th studio album this week, their first since FFS, their collaboration with Franz Ferdinand. 

Life Changes

Thomas Rhett - Life Changes

Big Machine

The much-fancied country star releases his third full-length effort this week, including hit single 'Craving You'. 

For this album, Rhett recruits rising star Maren Morris and his father Rhett Akins for guest spots. 


Superfood - Bambino

Dirty Hit

Newly signed to Dirty Hit, home of Wolf Alice and The 1975, the Britpop obsessed foursome come back firing with their new effort. 

Sleep Well Beast

The National - Sleep Well Beast


The beloved rockers have been away for a little while, but return this week with a new LP produced by their own Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger. 


Alvvays - Antisocialites


The Canadian dreampop troupe are back this week with their second album, an LP recorded with St Vincent/Blondie knob twiddler John Congleton. 


Zola Jesus - Okovi

Sacred Bones Records

The off-the-wall songstress challenges us all once again with her fifth LP, which includes contributions from longtime collaborator Alex DeGroot, WIFE, Pedestrian Deposit’s Shannon Kennedy and percussionist Ted Byrnes. 

Wake Up Now

Nick Mulvey - Wake Up Now


The one-time Portico Quarter man, now turned solo folkster, comes roaring back with a second LP. 

Click here to read our interview with Mulvey. 

Outrage! Is Now

Death From Above - Outrage! Is Now


The Canadian duo celebrate their successful reunion with a third full-length effort, an album produced by Queens Of The Stone Age/Good Charlotte man Eric Valentine. 

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Legends of the Shires

Threshold - Legend Of The Shires

Nuclear Blast

The ever-changing prog metallers are back with their 11th studio album this week. 

Mountain Moves

Deerhoof - Mountain Moves

Joyful Noise Recordings

The alt-poppers waste no time, delivering their 14th album and third in four years. 

Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner, Stereolab’s Læticia Sadier, Awkwafina, Juana Molina, Xenia Rubinos, and Matana Roberts all line-up to guest on the album. 

Love What Survives

Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives

Warp Records

Electro wizards Dominic Maker and Kai Campos recruit James Blake, King Krule and Micachu for their third studio album.