Haven’t done this for quite a while but it’s time to get stuck into new music that is coming out this year. First up, January!
David Bowie – Blackstar (Jan 8th)
Bowie’s 25th studio album drops on his birthday and based on the two singles released so far promises to be an experimental jazzy affair.
Villagers – Where Have You Been All My Life? (Jan 8th)
This new album has been assembled from tracks recorded throughout Villagers’ career, reworked to fit into one cohesive narrative.
The Bernard Lakes – A Coliseum Complex Museum (Jan 22nd)
Eagerly anticipated fifth album from the Montreal widescreen rockers, expect nay demand epic sounds.
Steven Wilson – 4 ½ (Jan 22nd)
A bonus for prog rock fans as this 37 minute record is intended as an interim release between Wilson’s recently released fourth album Hand. Cannot. Erase. and the next studio album.
Savages – Adore Life (Jan 22nd)
According to the band, this sophomore effort is “about bass, guitars, drums, and vocals. It’s about opening-out and never, ever dying. But most of all it’s about love, every kind of love. Love is the answer.” Alright, then!
Suede – Night Thoughts (Jan 22nd)
London rockers on a roll, following up comeback album – Bloodsports – with a new album to thrill fans, old and new. Features a full string section apparently. Epic ballads to follow.
Bloc Party – Hymns (Jan 29th)
Hymns is the fifth studio album by British indie rock band Bloc Party and the first to feature new members Justin Harris (bass) and Louise Bartle (drums). According to the band, the new material was inspired by the author Hanif Kureishi & is not religious in nature.
Dream Theater – The Astonishing (Jan 29th)
The Astonishing is a concept album that centers around a band of rebels trying to defy an oppressive empire, with music playing a central role.
Turin Brakes – Lost Property (Jan 29th)
English band returns with seventh album and a massive UK tour.