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Will Of The People

    Grammy Award winning English rock band Muse will release their long-awaited ninth studio album Will Of The People via Warner Records.

    Of the album, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy says, “Will Of The People was created in Los Angeles and London and is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world. A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests & riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters and the destabilization of the global order all informed Will Of The People. It has been a worrying and scary time for all of us as the Western empire and the natural world, which have cradled us for so long are genuinely threatened. This album is a personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next.”

    With Muse being Muse, there is NO bowing to any singular genre. The album’s title track “Will Of The People” brings playful provocation to a dystopian glam-rocker while there is an innocence and a purity to the nostalgic electronic textures of “Verona.” From the visceral thrill of “Won’t Stand Down,” to the industrial-tinged, granite heavy riffs of “Kill Or Be Killed,” or the lightning-bolt rush of “Euphoria,” the album concludes with the frenetic finale of the brutally honest “We Are Fucking Fucked.”

    On the band’s new single “Compliance,” Bellamy says, “‘Compliance’ is about submission to authoritarian rules and reassuring untruths to be accepted to an in-group. Gangs, governments, demagogues, social media algorithms & religions seduce us during times of vulnerability, creating arbitrary rules and distorted ideas for us to comply with. They sell us comforting myths, telling us only they can explain reality while simultaneously diminishing our freedom, autonomy and independent thought. We are not just coerced, we are herded, frightened and corralled to produce a daily ‘2 minutes of hate’ against an out-group of their choosing and to turn a blind eye to our own internal voice of reason & compassion. They just need our Compliance.”

    “Compliance” is immediately addictive, embellished with sleek synths and elements of off-kilter alt-pop. As Bellamy sings, “We just need your compliance / You will feel no pain anymore / No more defiance / Just give us your compliance,” the crashing of the drums and intermittent bass cause the song to swell with power. The accompanying video (directed by Jeremi Durand and shot in Poland) was inspired by the film ‘Looper’ and follows three children wearing masks destroying their future selves in order to escape a dystopian and oppressive world. 


    Will Of The People
    Won’t Stand Down
    Ghosts (How Can I Move On)
    You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween
    Kill Or Be Killed
    We Are Fucking Fucked

    Neil Young + Promise Of The Real

    Noise & Flowers

      Neil Young + Promise Of The Real release a new live album, ‘Noise & Flowers’, that captures the group in all their glory on their 2019 European tour. The release will be accompanied by a concert film that shares the same title and is included in the album’s 2xLP+CD+Blu-ray Deluxe Edition.

      ‘Noise & Flowers’ documents a 9-date tour that began just two weeks after Young’s lifetime friend and manager of more than 50 years, Elliot Roberts, passed away at the age of 76. Performing alongside a photograph of Roberts taped to his road case, Young approached each show as a celebratory memorial service to honour his late friend. It’s a trek the legendary singer/songwriter describes as “wondrous.”

      In the album’s liner notes, Young says, “Playing in his memory [made it] one of the most special tours ever. We hit the road and took his great spirit with us into every song. This music belongs to no one. It’s in the air. Every note was played for music’s great friend, Elliot.”

      In paying tribute to the manager who guided Young’s career for over a half-century, ‘Noise & Flowers’ explores all corners of his vast discography. It balances all-timer anthems (‘Mr. Soul’, ‘Helpless’, ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’) with rarely aired ‘70s deep cuts (‘Field of Opportunity’, ‘On the Beach’) and ’90s gems (‘From Hank to Hendrix’, ‘Throw Your Hatred Down’). His frequent backing band since 2015, Promise of the Real effectively bridges the extremes in Young’s sound, infusing his raging rockers and country serenades with their casual brilliance and telepathic intuition.

      The companion film (directed by Bernard Shakey and dhlovelife) emphasizes both the intimacy and ecstasy of these performances.

      ‘Noise & Flowers’ is entry No. PS 21 in the Neil Young Archives Performance Series of live releases – a special addition to a robust, and still-growing catalogue.


      Side A
      01 Mr. Soul
      02 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
      03 Helpless
      04 Field Of Opportunity
      05 Alabama
      Side B
      01 Throw Your Hatred Down
      02 Rockin’ In The Free World
      Side C
      01 Comes A Time
      02 From Hank To Hendrix
      03 On The Beach
      04 Are You Ready For The Country
      Side D
      01 I’ve Been Waiting For You
      02 Winterlong
      03 Fuckin’ Up


      The Remote Part - 2022 Reissue

        Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s seminal album with the first repress since its original release in 2002.

        Their third album, this reissue continues to celebrate the band’s legacy and catalogue following the reissues of ‘Captain’ in November 2020 and ‘Warnings/Promises’ in November 2021. In an exclusive interview with Dig!, Roddy Woomble shared his thoughts on the importance of this record to the band's history… “Simply speaking, ‘The Remote Part’ is the most popular, commercially successful record that Idlewild ever made. None of our other records achieved that level of popularity. So it’s the defining record for the group.”

        Upon its original release, the album was met with huge critical acclaim with the NME saying “It's every ounce of Idlewild's potential fulfilled at once” and Mojo agreeing… “Sounding assured and triumphant, Scotland's finest finally have realised their true potential”, while Rolling Stone saw this as the album that made them stand out above their peers… “They ratchet up the latent R.E.M.-isms, elevating themselves heads above their musical kin” and Uncut defined it as a huge progression for the band… “The Remote Part is Idlewild Mark II--sleeker, bolder, better“.


        Side One
        1. You Held The World In Your Arms
        2. A Modern Way Of Letting Go
        3. American English
        4. I Never Wanted
        5. (I Am) What I Am Not
        6. Live In A Hiding Place
        Side Two
        1. Out Of Routine
        2. Century After Century
        3. Tell Me Ten Words
        4. Stay The Same
        5. In Remote Part / Scottish Fiction

        Neil Young With Crazy Horse


          Neil Young announces the release of his near-mythical 2001 studio album, Toast. Recorded at Toast Studios in San Francisco around the turn of the millennium, Toast features Young’s legendary musical collaborators Crazy Horse at a ragged and thundering apex.

          For the past two decades, Toast has been whispered about in collectors’ circles in hushed tones, as Young has dropped pieces of information about it here and there, especially as it contains three never-before-released songs.

          Last year, in his virtual daily newspaper, The Times Contrarian, Young wrote about the album in-depth. “The music of Toast is about a relationship,” he said. “There is a time in many relationships that go bad, a time long before the breakup, where it dawns on one of the people, maybe both, that it's over. This was that time.”

          Aptly, Toast is heavy and distressed, brimming with electrifying tension. Even its sweet-sounding opening track, “Quit,” features the refrain, “Don’t say you love me.” “Standing In The Light of Love” and “Goin’ Home” let the Horse off the tether in fields of overdriven guitar; an out-of-work logger grapples with his faith on the breakneck “Timberline;” and on “Gateway of Love,” Young dreams of a less painful future over a hypnotizing 10 minutes, leading into the somber, brokedown “How Ya Doin’?” The songwriter sums up the album best during its shadowy finale “Boom Boom Boom”: “All I got is a broken heart, and I don’t try to hide it when I play my guitar.”


          01 Quit
          02 Standing In The Light Of Love
          03 Goin’ Home
          04 Timberline
          05 Gateway Of Love
          06 How Ya Doin’?
          07 Boom Boom Boom

          Regina Spektor

          Home, Before And After

            ‘Home, before and after’ is Spektor at her most inspired and opens with the recently released ‘Becoming All Alone’, a surrealist ballad with a majestically swelling arrangement that comes alive. The album possesses her most palpable New York atmosphere in years, which is fitting as it was recorded in upstate New York, where it was produced by John Congleton and co-produced by Spektor.

            The Russian-Jewish-American singer, songwriter and pianist first achieved commercial success with the RIAA Gold-certified breakthrough ‘Begin To Hope’, which included the singles ‘Fidelity’, ‘On The Radio’, ‘Better’ and ‘Samson’. Spektor’s fifth and sixth albums ‘Far’ (2009) and ‘What We Saw From The Cheap Seats’ (2012) both debuted at #3 on the Billboard album chart. She has performed at The White House as well as on Broadway and Saturday Night Live, and has contributed to many projects spanning film, television, and music including ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’.

            TRACK LISTING

            01 Becoming All Alone
            02 Up The Mountain
            03 One Man’s Prayer
            04 Raindrops
            05 SugarMan
            06 What Might Have Been
            07 Spacetime Fairytale
            08 Coin
            09 Loveology
            10. Through A Door

            Gerard Way

            Hesitant Alien (RSD22 EDITION)


              Blue vinyl version of the 2014 release from the My Chemical Romance singer.

              Foals take a fresh, thrilling new direction on ‘Life Is Yours’. ‘Life Is Yours’ is the follow-up to the triumphant, two-part ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’, which proved to be a pivotal pinnacle in the band’s story. Not only did it result in the band’s first ever UK #1 album, but the ambitious scale of the Mercury-nominated album saw Foals win their first BRIT Award for Best Group.

              ‘Life Is Yours’ feels like a natural evolution for Foals, its disco-tinged guitars, tight syncopated rhythms and punchy, insistent hooks echoing their roots as purveyors of rambunctious house party chaos. Thematically, it’s escapist, transportive and in rapture at life’s endless possibilities. It’s a record that’s perfectly in tune with the prevailing atmosphere of this moment in time – a life-affirming celebration as the world is reunited.

              ‘Life Is Yours’ immediately establishes its tone with the bright beam of optimism provided by its title track, its ambience and exuberance showing no sign of slowing down as it is followed by the two recent singles. There’s a unity to the sound, whether Foals are bouncing into the Balearic beats of ‘Looking High’, experimenting with West African guitar grooves on ‘Flutter’, or simply savouring the prospect of playing live together again within the dance dynamics of ‘The Sound’. It’s also a consistently transportive experience, at times conjuring images of the Pacific Northwest or St. Lucia, at others directly set in the peppy nostalgia of the recent past. It all comes full circle with ‘Wild Green’, which simultaneously celebrates the rebirth of summer with an existential tinge that all beautiful moments are inevitably fleeting.

              Yannis Philippakis says, “I feel that with ‘Everything Not Saved…’ we touched upon all of the facets of our sound up until that point. This time we wanted to find a new way to express ourselves. We wanted to refocus and do something that shared a DNA throughout the songs: a physicality, a danceability, and with energy and joyousness. It’s definitely the poppiest record we’ve ever made.”

              Foals – completed by Jimmy Smith and Jack Bevan – started the project within the dark, windowless confines of their south London rehearsal space in the midst of the winter lockdown. Feeling contained and tethered, they were drawn towards spirited sounds that looked to a brighter future, not only in terms of climate but also in terms of the unreplicable thrill of performing live. By the time the process reached its conclusion, the verdant summer surroundings of Real World Studios near Bath matched the album’s ardent atmosphere.

              The band also experimented with collaborating with a tapestry of different producers (often working within different configurations) on various tracks. The album’s varied creative voices include John Hill (Portugal The Man, Florence + The Machine), Dan Carey (Tame Impala, Fontaines D.C.), Miles James and A.K. Paul (co-founder of the Paul Institute with his brother Jai Paul). Much of the album was subsequently mixed by ten-time Grammy Award winner Manny Marroquin (Post Malone, Kanye West, Rihanna), with several tracks mixed by another multiple Grammy Award winner in the shape of Mark ‘Spike’ Stent (Coldplay, Muse, Kings of Leon).

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Barry says: 'Life Is Yours' takes all of the drawn-out cinematic obscurity of the 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost' duo from a few years ago and inverts it into a bright, poppy party collection. Vivid percussion, soaring synths and jubilant vocals make this one of their most accessible and optimistic outings yet.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Life Is Yours
              2. Wake Me Up
              3. 2am
              4. 2001
              5. (summer Sky)
              6. Flutter
              7. Looking High
              8. Under The Radar
              9. Crest Of The Wave
              10. The Sound
              11. Wild Green


              Antidotes - 2022 Reissue

                To commemorate the 14th anniversary of its original release, Foals debut LP, "Antidotes" gets a long-awaited repress. This new, single-run pressing is manufactured using recycled vinyl records – a process which means that all copies will share a mottled, marbled effect, but that also means that each individual record is unique. "Antidotes" has only previously been available on vinyl following its initial release in 2008, making it an elusive item for collectors.

                Liam Gallagher

                C'mon You Know

                  ‘C'mon You Know’ follows the huge success of Liam’s previous studio albums ‘As You Were’ (2017) and ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ (2019), which established his iconic status for a whole new generation. His ‘MTV Unplugged’ also went straight to #1 on the Official Album Chart. Between his triumphs as a solo artist and his phenomenal success with Oasis, Liam has spent a combined total of almost six months at #1 across eleven chart-topping albums. 

                  Liam Gallagher

                  Down By The River Thames

                    Liam Gallagher is not the kind of artist who was going to be stopped by the sizeable problem of not being able to play to an audience during lockdown. So when the idea of playing a playing and filming a live stream show came up, he looked at the precedent set by the Sex Pistols and The Clash and decided to hit the River Thames, armed with a boatload of attitude, a phenomenal live band (including Bonehead) and an arsenal of classic songs.

                    The show has been captured in full on the new live album ‘Down By The River Thames’, which will be released ia Warner Records.

                    Originally streamed on December 5th 2020, the show became one of the most memorable performances of the lockdown era. From iconic Oasis favourites (‘Supersonic’, ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’) to big hitters from his two all-conquering #1 solo albums (‘Wall of Glass’, ‘Once’), Liam’s inimitable snarl boomed across the Thames and dominated London’s gloomy winter skyline. There were plenty of welcome surprises too: debut solo performances of the Oasis songs ‘Hello’, ‘Fade Away’ and ‘Headshrinker’, and the first live version of ‘All You’re Dreaming Of’. Liam’s voice is absolutely on point throughout, with a full-throttle snarl of anger and attitude that doesn’t compromise any of the finesse of the studio recordings.

                    Liam commented, “So here it is, the gig they said we could never pull off! As we were in lockdown, bored and depressed, rock ‘n’ roll came to save the day once again. It was a top night and a top gig and it’s captured here on record for you to all enjoy.”

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. ‘Hello’
                    2. ‘Wall Of Glass’
                    3. ‘Halo’
                    4. ‘Shockwave’
                    5. ‘Columbia’
                    6. ‘Fade Away’
                    7. ‘Why Me? Why Not.’
                    8. ‘Greedy Soul’
                    9. ‘The River’
                    10. ‘Once’
                    11. ‘Morning Glory’
                    12. ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’
                    13. ‘Headshrinker’
                    14. ‘Supersonic’
                    15. ‘Champagne Supernova’
                    16. ‘All You’re Dreaming Of’

                    Neil Young

                    Citizen Kane Jr. Blues (Live At The Bottom Line)

                      Neil Young is set to deliver more rare live recordings from his extensive archives with the Neil Young Official Bootleg Series (OBS) which began last autumn with the release of Carnegie Hall 1970 (OBS1).

                      On May 6th Young will release the next three installments in the bootleg series as follows: Royce Hall, 1971 was recorded January 30 on the UCLA campus, a solo acoustic gig. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 1971 – also solo acoustic -- is the last US show of Young’s 1971 solo tour. Citizen Kane Jr. Blues (Live at The Bottom Line), from New York City 1974 is a surprise set. Where analog tape exists in Young’s archive, these concerts have been mixed properly, providing much higher quality recordings than have previously existed – Royce Hall 1971 and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 are from the original analog masters. If no tape exists, the original bootleg has been restored and remastered to bring listeners the best audio experience possible - Citizen Kane Jr. Blues (Live at The Bottom Line), from New York City 1974.

                      The original bootleg artwork has also been replicated wherever possible, lending each release that treasured collector’s vibe and conjuring the era they were first created in. 

                      TRACK LISTING

                      01 Pushed It Over The End
                      02 Long May You Run
                      03 Greensleeves
                      04 Ambulance Blues
                      05 Helpless
                      06 Revolution Blues
                      07 On The Beach
                      08 Roll Another Number (For The Road)
                      09 Motion Pictures
                      10 Pardon My Heart
                      11 Dance Dance Dance

                      Neil Young

                      Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971

                        Neil Young is set to deliver more rare live recordings from his extensive archives with the Neil Young Official Bootleg Series (OBS) which began last autumn with the release of Carnegie Hall 1970 (OBS1).

                        On May 6th Young will release the next three installments in the bootleg series as follows: Royce Hall, 1971 was recorded January 30 on the UCLA campus, a solo acoustic gig. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 1971 – also solo acoustic -- is the last US show of Young’s 1971 solo tour. Citizen Kane Jr. Blues (Live at The Bottom Line), from New York City 1974 is a surprise set. Where analog tape exists in Young’s archive, these concerts have been mixed properly, providing much higher quality recordings than have previously existed – Royce Hall 1971 and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 are from the original analog masters. If no tape exists, the original bootleg has been restored and remastered to bring listeners the best audio experience possible - Citizen Kane Jr. Blues (Live at The Bottom Line), from New York City 1974.

                        The original bootleg artwork has also been replicated wherever possible, lending each release that treasured collector’s vibe and conjuring the era they were first created in. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 1971 album cover, for example, features the worn and faded ring of an LP.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        01 On The Way Home
                        02 Tell Me Why
                        03 Old Man
                        04 Journey Through The Past
                        05 Cowgirl In The Sand
                        06 Heart Of Gold
                        07 A Man Needs A Maid
                        08 Sugar Mountain
                        09 Don't Let It Bring You Down
                        10 Love In Mind
                        11 The Needle And The Damage Done
                        12 Ohio
                        13 See The Sky About To Rain
                        14 I Am A Child
                        15 Dance Dance Dance

                        Neil Young

                        Royce Hall 1971

                          Neil Young is set to deliver more rare live recordings from his extensive archives with the Neil Young Official Bootleg Series (OBS) which began last autumn with the release of Carnegie Hall 1970 (OBS1).

                          On May 6th Young will release the next three installments in the bootleg series as follows: Royce Hall, 1971 was recorded January 30 on the UCLA campus, a solo acoustic gig. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 1971 – also solo acoustic -- is the last US show of Young’s 1971 solo tour. Citizen Kane Jr. Blues (Live at The Bottom Line), from New York City 1974 is a surprise set. Where analog tape exists in Young’s archive, these concerts have been mixed properly, providing much higher quality recordings than have previously existed – Royce Hall 1971 and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 are from the original analog masters. If no tape exists, the original bootleg has been restored and remastered to bring listeners the best audio experience possible - Citizen Kane Jr. Blues (Live at The Bottom Line), from New York City 1974.

                          The original bootleg artwork has also been replicated wherever possible, lending each release that treasured collector’s vibe and conjuring the era they were first created in. 

                          Neil Young

                          Official Release Series Vol 4 - Discs 13,14,20 & 21

                            Neil Young announces the release of the fourth installment in his Official Release Series (ORS): a box set that includes his classic ‘80s records Hawks & Doves, Re•ac•tor, and This Note’s for You, as well as his Eldorado EP, previously released only in Japan and Australia. Both vinyl and CD box sets will be available for pre-order today and out on April 29th.

                            The ORS Vol 4 collects an eclectic set of decade-spanning sounds. Hawks & Doves (1980) revisits his folk roots and explores some of his most country-leaning offerings; the blistering Re•ac•tor (1981) showcases a stomping set of heavy, overdriven rock with Crazy Horse; and This Note’s for You (1988) casts Young as a big band leader, belting out intricately arranged blues. The Eldorado EP (1989) is full of feral distortion and earthy crunch featuring Young backed by The Restless (Chad Cromwell and Rick Rosas). It includes two thundering tracks — “Cocaine Eyes” and “Heavy Love”— not available on any other album.

                            ORS Vol 4 collects a large swath of his diverse and compelling ‘80s work, testifying to the legendary songwriter’s gift for sonic shape-shifting.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Hawks & Doves:
                            01 Little Wing
                            02 The Old Homestead
                            03 Lost In Space
                            04 Captain Kennedy
                            05 Stayin’ Power
                            06 Coastline
                            07 Union Man
                            08 Comin’ Apart At Every Nail
                            09 Hawks & Doves

                            01 Opera Star
                            02 Surfer Joe And Moe The Sleaze
                            03 T-Bone
                            04 Get Back On It
                            05 Southern Pacific
                            06 Motor City
                            07 Rapid Transit
                            08 Shots

                            This Note’s For You
                            01 Ten Men Workin’
                            02 This Note’s For You
                            03 Coupe De Ville
                            04 Life In The City
                            05 Twilight
                            06 Married Man
                            07 Sunny Inside
                            08 Can’t Believe Your Lyin’
                            09 Hey Hey
                            10 One Thing

                            01 Cocaine Eyes
                            02 Don’t Cry
                            03 Heavy Love
                            04 On Broadway
                            05 Eldorado

                            Gang Of Youths

                            Angel In Realtime.

                              Gang of Youths say, “the album is about the life and legacy of Dave's father, indigenous identity, death, grief and God. And also the Angel, Islington.”

                              Despite and indeed because of frontman Dave Le’aupepe’s father’s absence, his influence permeates every talking point that the album offers. At times it’s solely focused upon the precise, personal experiences of loss: the dichotomy of intensity and peace that comes as someone passes through their final days; the overwhelming feeling in the wake of their death that life will never be the same, even if the rest of the world at large remains utterly unchanged.

                              Following their recent singles, ‘the angel of 8th ave.’ , telling of falling in love in a new city and making a home in another, and ‘the man himself’, a song created around a sample recording from the island of Mangaia in the Cook Islands that is about living without the guiding hand of your own father, today they release ‘tend the garden’.

                              Although the album is eclectic - influences range from American minimalism and contemporary classical, to drawing upon the legacy of Britain’s alternative/indie scenes, from drum ‘n’ bass to the most transcendent moments of Britpop -- it’s equally rooted in Le’aupepe’s Samoan heritage, with the majority of tracks featuring samples from David Fanshawe’s recordings of indigenous music from the Polynesian islands and the wider South Pacific. ‘angel in realtime’ also features contributions from a cast of talented Pasifika and Māori vocalists and instrumentalists.

                              Le’aupepe says, “I hope the record stands as a monument to the man my father was and remains long after I’m gone myself. He deserved it.”

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1 You In Everything
                              2 In The Wake Of Your Leave
                              3 The Angel Of 8th Ave.
                              4 Returner
                              5 Unison
                              6 Tend The Garden
                              7 The Kingdom Is Within You
                              8 Spirit Boy
                              9 Brothers
                              10 Forbearance
                              11 The Man Himself
                              12 Hand Of God
                              13 Goal Of The Century

                              Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

                              Raise The Roof

                                Reunited after some fourteen years, following the historic success of their first collaboration Raising Sand (2007), which reached #2 on the UK album chart, generated multi-platinum sales, and earned six Grammy Awards including Album and Record of the Year.

                                Like its predecessor, Raise The Roof was produced by T Bone Burnett, who worked with Plant and Krauss to expand their collaboration in thrilling new directions, accompanied by drummer Jay Bellerose, guitarists Marc Ribot, David Hidalgo, Bill Frisell, and Buddy Miller, bassists Dennis Crouch and Viktor Krauss, along with pedal steel guitarist Russ Pahl among others.

                                The album features twelve new recordings of songs by legends and unsung heroes including Merle Haggard, Allen Toussaint, The Everly Brothers, Anne Briggs, Geeshie Wiley, Bert Jansch and more. Other highlights include a Plant-Burnett original, “High and Lonesome,” and the Lucinda Williams classic “Can’t Let Go”. 

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Barry says: Yet another superb outing from the joint minds of Plant & Krauss. Beautifully written and undeniably characteristic of both acts without being the sound of one alone. The quintessential collaborative endeavour.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Quattro (World Drifts In)
                                2. The Price Of Love
                                3. Go Your Way
                                4. Trouble With My Lover
                                5. Searching For My Love
                                6. Can’t Let Go
                                7. It Don’t Bother Me
                                8. You Led Me To The Wrong
                                9. Last Kind Words Blues
                                10. High And Lonesome
                                11. Going Where The Lonely Go
                                12. Somebody Was Watching Over Me 

                                13. My Heart Would Know *** Deluxe CD Only
                                14. You Can’t Rule Me *** Deluxe CD Only 

                                Green Day

                                BBC Sessions

                                  Between 1994 to 2001, Green Day would visit the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in London four times and record live sessions for Radio 1’s “Evening Show” and its DJ Steve Lamacq.

                                  On December 10th, Warner Records will release Green Day ‘BBC Sessions’, a 16-track collection of these recordings which documents those sessions, all of which are being released for the first time.

                                  This compilation includes many of the band’s hits including “When I Come Around”, “Basket Case”, “Brain Stew/Jaded” and “Minority”.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  01 She (BBC Live Session)
                                  02 When I Come Around (BBC Live Session)
                                  03 Basket Case (BBC Live Session)
                                  04 2000 Light Years Away (BBC Live Session)
                                  05 Geek Stink Breath (BBC Live Session)
                                  06 Brain Stew/Jaded (BBC Live Session)
                                  07 Walking Contradiction (BBC Live Session)
                                  08 Stuck With Me (BBC Live Session)
                                  09 Hitchin' A Ride (BBC Live Session)
                                  10 Nice Guys Finish Last (BBC Live Session)
                                  11 Prosthetic Head (BBC Live Session)
                                  12 Redundant (BBC Live Session)
                                  13 Castaway (BBC Live Session)
                                  14 Church On Sunday (BBC Live Session)
                                  15 Minority (BBC Live Session)
                                  16 Waiting (BBC Live Session)

                                  Neil Young & Crazy Horse


                                    Neil Young’s 41st album and his 7th project since lockdown began. It was recorded with his longtime backing band Crazy Horse in ‘a restored off-grd 19th-century barn high up in the Rockies’.

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Barry says: There are few more legendary pairings in the musical world than Neil Young & Crazy Horse (not *that* Krazy Horse of Manchester open mic fame), and their latest has all of the appeal of Young's legendarily vast discography, showing that there really is no end to his musical talents. Another wonderfully written LP from Young & co.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    01 Song Of The Seasons
                                    02 Heading West
                                    03 Change Ain’t Never Gonna Come
                                    04 Canerican
                                    05 Shape Of You
                                    06 They Might Be Lost
                                    07 Today’s People
                                    08 Tumblin’ Through The Years
                                    09 Welcome Back
                                    10 Don’t Forget Love

                                    The Wombats

                                    The Wombats Proudly Present... This Modern Glitch (10th Anniversary Edition)

                                      Limited edition, expanded 10th anniversary pressing which contains the original album pressed on ‘sky blue’ coloured vinyl. The release also includes a bonus 12” featuring all 12 B-sides from the Jump Into The Fog, Anti-D, Techno Fan (which world renowned DJ, Diplo is a big fan of) and Our Perfect Disease singles pressed on ‘golden sand’ coloured vinyl. Includes two art prints featuring the album cover plus the alternative cover shot that featured on the original deluxe boxset at the time.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. The Wombats - Our Perfect Disease [Sound Recording]
                                      2. The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) [Sound Recording]
                                      3. The Wombats - Jump Into The Fog [Sound Recording]
                                      4. The Wombats - Anti-D [Sound Recording]
                                      5. The Wombats - Last Night I Dreamt... [Sound Recording]
                                      6. The Wombats - Techno Fan [Sound Recording]
                                      7. The Wombats - 1996 [Sound Recording]
                                      8. The Wombats - Walking Disasters [Sound Recording]
                                      9. The Wombats - Girls / Fast Cars [Sound Recording]
                                      10. The Wombats - Schumacher The Champagne [Sound Recording]
                                      11. The Wombats - Addicted To The Cure [Sound Recording]
                                      12. The Wombats - Valentine [Sound Recording]
                                      13. The Wombats - How I Miss Sally Bray [Sound Recording]
                                      14. The Wombats - I'm A Robot Like You [Sound Recording]
                                      15. The Wombats - Wonderful Distraction [Sound Recording]
                                      16. The Wombats - Dear Hamburg [Sound Recording]
                                      17. The Wombats - Shock Goodbyes And P45's [Sound Recording]
                                      18. The Wombats - Avalanche [Sound Recording]
                                      19. The Wombats - Trampolining [Sound Recording]
                                      20. The Wombats - IOU's [Sound Recording]
                                      21. The Wombats - Guillotine [Sound Recording]
                                      22. The Wombats - Reynold's Park [Sound Recording]


                                      Hushed And Grim

                                        Mastodon release their anxiously awaited ninth full-length album, Hushed And Grim via Reprise Records. Closing a four-year gap, this notably marks the heavy rock quartet’s first double album and first new record since 2017’s Emperor of Sand, which netted the Atlanta band a GRAMMY® Award in the category of “Best Metal Performance”

                                        Over the past year, the group recorded Hushed And Grim in their hometown, collaborating with producer David Bottrill [Tool, Rush, Muse, Peter Gabriel] behind the board. As their most ambitious body of work to date, it consists of 15 tracks, surveying sonic landscapes of rock, psychedelia, punk, metal, alternative, and prog threaded together by the innately expressive musical interplay of these four virtuosic musicians.

                                        For as much as Hushed And Grim is steeped in one of the darkest periods of the band’s career as each member experiencing personal grief, its light shines through in a fully realized manifestation everything Mastodon is right now.

                                        Once again, Mastodon have drafted in revered artist Paul Romano (Leviathan, Blood Mountain, Crack The Skye) whose evocative images adorns the cover of Hushed And Grim.

                                        Hushed And Grim represents the next step on Mastodon’s endless path of natural evolution. They’ve once again progressed exponentially as songwriters and musicians who transcend genres while unapologetically refusing to conform and preserving the integrity that transformed them into an iconic and influential forces in modern rock music. By removing boundaries and creating in a free form they evolved with a combination of newfound melodic confidence and their signature musical intricacy intact. In the end, Hushed And Grim is hard-hitting, hypnotic, and heart-wrenching.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side 1
                                        01 Pain With An Anchor
                                        02 The Crux
                                        03 Sickle And Peace
                                        04 More Than I Could Chew
                                        Side 2
                                        01 The Beast
                                        02 Skeleton Of Splendor
                                        03 Teardrinker
                                        04 Pushing The Tides
                                        Side 3
                                        01 Peace And Tranquility
                                        02 Dagger
                                        03 Had It All
                                        04 Savage Lands
                                        Side 4
                                        01 Gobblers Of Dregs
                                        02 Eyes Of Serpents
                                        03 Gigantium

                                        Biffy Clyro

                                        Errors In The History Of God / Unknown Male

                                          Limited to 3000 copies only.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Errors In The History Of God
                                          2. Unknown Male

                                          Biffy Clyro

                                          The Myth Of The Happily Ever After

                                            ‘The Myth of the Happily Ever After’ is a homegrown project that represents a reaction to their #1 album ‘A Celebration of Endings’ and a rapid emotional response to the turmoil of the past year. It is the ying to the yang of ‘A Celebration’, the other-side-of-a-coin, a before-and-after comparison: their early optimism of 2020 having been brought back to earth with a resounding thud. It’s the product of a strange and cruel time in our lives, but one that ultimately reinvigorated Biffy Clyro.

                                            “This is a reaction to ‘A Celebration of Endings’,” says vocalist / guitarist Simon Neil. “This album is a real journey, a collision of every thought and emotion we’ve had over the past eighteen months. There was a real fortitude in ‘A Celebration’ but in this record we’re embracing the vulnerabilities of being a band and being a human in this twisted era of our lives. Even the title is the polar opposite. It’s asking, do we create these narratives in our own minds to give us some security when none of us know what’s waiting for us at the end of the day?”

                                            Grounded by lockdown, Biffy Clyro recorded ‘The Myth’ in a completely different way to how they approached ‘A Celebrations’. Rather than spending months in Los Angeles, they traded one West Coast for another by recording for just six weeks in their rehearsal room (converted DIY style into a fully functional studio by rhythm section brothers James and Ben Johnston) in a farmhouse closer to their homes.

                                            The trio went in with the intention of completing some unfinished songs from ‘A Celebration’, but instead ‘The Myth’ took over as it started to take shape late in 2020, with everything written and recorded within a ten-mile radius. Traditionally, 90% of Biffy songs have been written in Scotland before the band head to London or Los Angeles for recording, but this represented the first time they’ve ever recorded in their homeland. As Simon jokes, “It’s our first full-on tartan album!”

                                            ‘The Myth’ blends experimental flourishes with flashes of old school Biffy. ‘Existed’ is the moment that shaped the record an elegant expression of self-doubt that redefines the sonics of the band’s catalogue of vulnerable slowburners, while ‘DumDum’ is an even bigger departure, having been constructed primarily around soft synths sampled from Simon’s voice. And ‘Slurpy Slurpy Sleep Sleep’ is just as audacious a closer as ‘Cop Syrup’ from ‘A Celebration’. It also represents one of a selection of “easter eggs” or “turns of phrase” that subtly complement and contrast the two records.

                                            At the other extreme, devoted fans will connect with the feral anger of ‘A Hunger In Your Haunt’, the arena-scaled drama of ‘Errors In The History of God’ and the sheer catchiness of ‘Witch’s Cup’.

                                            ‘The Myth’ has been launched alongside the new track ‘Unknown Male 01’. In six adventurous minutes, the band explore every facet they’re renowned for, taking in the unguarded emotion of its introduction, a skewed off-kilter breakdown, and a jagged, spiralling riff that builds towards a cataclysmic crescendo. The song reflects on friends who have taken their own lives.

                                            “When you lose people that you love deeply and have been a big part of your life, it can make you question every single thing about your own life,” he says. “Like a lot of creative people, I struggle with dark thoughts. If you’re that way inclined you realise you’re staring at darkness, but you don't want to succumb. Those moments don’t stop. As the song says, ‘The devil never leaves.’ There’s never a day where you wake up thinking, ‘I feel great, it won’t cross me ever again.’”

                                            A recurring concept of the album is the power of personal convictions, which have taken on an almost religious fervour via the echo chambers of social media and news platforms. But that idea has the nuance to rise above contrasting sides of an argument, arguing that greater unity and open-mindedness is the only way forward. Elsewhere, it spans everything from gaslighting to the ultimate devotion of cults and the beautiful failure of a Japanese racehorse.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. ‘DumDum’
                                            2. ‘A Hunger In Your Haunt’
                                            3. ‘Denier’
                                            4. ‘Separate Missions’
                                            5. ‘Witch’s Cup’
                                            6. ‘Holy Water’
                                            7. ‘Errors In The History Of God’
                                            8. ‘Haru Urara’
                                            9. ‘Unknown Male 01’
                                            10. ‘Existed’
                                            11. ‘Slurpy Slurpy Sleep Sleep’

                                            Neil Young

                                            Carnegie Hall 1970

                                              Young has selected this concert he played at New York’s Carnegie Hall on December 4th, 1970 as the inaugural release from his Official Bootleg series.

                                              The show rounded off a seminal year for Young who had released the ‘After The Gold Rush’ record just 3 months earlier in September which followed on from the ‘Déjà Vu’ album he recorded as part of Crosby, Still, Nash & Young in March of the same year.

                                              This show is a never before heard recording with Young playing solo on vocals, acoustic guitar, piano and harmonica. Young played two solo acoustic shows at Carnegie Hall that week. “Listening to existing bootlegs, it seems that all the bootleggers got the second Carnegie Hall show,” Young writes on the Neil Young Archives. “There was one at 8:00 pm and one at midnight [about 27 hours later]. No one got that first one — the first time I walked onstage at Carnegie Hall, blowing my own 25-year-old mind.”

                                              Change happens fast. At Carnegie Hall, I hear myself doing a new song, one about my ranch I had just moved to – ‘Old Man.’ Time flies.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Side A
                                              01 Down By The River
                                              02 Cinnamon Girl
                                              03 I Am A Child
                                              04 Expecting To Fly
                                              05 The Loner
                                              06 Wonderin’

                                              Side B
                                              01 Helpless
                                              02 Southern Man
                                              03 Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
                                              04 Sugar Mountain

                                              Side C
                                              01 On The Way Home
                                              02 Tell Me Why
                                              03 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
                                              04 Old Man
                                              05 After The Gold Rush
                                              06 Flying On The Ground Is Wrong

                                              Side D
                                              01 Cowgirl In The Sand
                                              02 Don’t Let It Bring You Down
                                              03 Birds
                                              04 Bad Fog Of Loneliness
                                              05 Ohio
                                              06 See The Sky About To Rain
                                              07 Dance Dance Dance

                                              Disc 1
                                              01 Down By The River
                                              02 Cinnamon Girl
                                              03 I Am A Child
                                              04 Expecting To Fly
                                              05 The Loner
                                              06 Wonderin’
                                              07 Helpless
                                              08 Southern Man
                                              09 Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
                                              10 Sugar Mountain

                                              Disc 2
                                              11 On The Way Home
                                              12 Tell Me Why
                                              13 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
                                              14 Old Man
                                              15 After The Gold Rush
                                              16 Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
                                              17 Cowgirl In The Sand
                                              18 Don’t Let It Bring You Down
                                              19 Birds
                                              20 Bad Fog Of Loneliness
                                              21 Ohio
                                              22 See The Sky About To Rain
                                              23 Dance Dance Dance

                                              Tori Amos

                                              Under The Pink - Vinyl Reissue

                                                Singer-songwriter Tori Amos released her second studio album Under the Pink in January 1994. Entering the UK charts at #1, it’s regarded as one of Tori’s most acclaimed albums, featuring in a number of ‘best albums of the 90s’ lists. Charting at UK #4 in the singles chart, the lead single Cornflake Girl is one of several unforgettable singles featuring in the album, which also include God, Past the Mission, and Pretty Good Year. The album was BPI certified platinum in 2007, and continues to be an album which draws interest to new and old fans alike.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Side One
                                                1. Pretty Good Year 3:25
                                                2. God 3:58
                                                3. Bells For Her 5:20
                                                4. Past The Mission 4:05

                                                Side Two
                                                1. Baker Baker 3:20
                                                2. The Wrong Band 3:03
                                                3. The Waitress 3:09

                                                Side Three
                                                1. Cornflake Girl 5:06
                                                2. Icicle 5:47
                                                3. Cloud On My Tomgue 4:44

                                                Side Four
                                                1. Space Dog 5:10
                                                2. Yes, Anastasia 9:33


                                                Origin Of Symmetry (XX Anniversary RemiXX)

                                                  Muse celebrate the twentieth anniversary of ‘Origin Of Symmetry’ by releasing ‘Origin Of Symmetry: XX Anniversary RemiXX’ on Warner Records. The new edition features remixed and remastered audio plus re-imagined artwork and will be released on digital formats on June 18th before two vinyl packages follow on July 9th.

                                                  As the album’s anniversary approached, Muse asked the Grammy-winning producer Rich Costey, who has produced or mixed material on almost every subsequent record, to revisit the original recordings. Whereas most remix albums aim to radically rework the material, or to switch to an entirely different genre, the band and Costey wanted to provide a renewed clarity with a more open, dynamic and less crushed sound. This highlights parts and ideas previously buried or muted on the original mixes, like a harpsichord on ‘Micro Cuts’ and Abbey Road recorded strings on ‘Citizen Erased’, ‘Megalomania’ and ’Space Dementia’.

                                                  And that’s precisely what has been achieved. From the visceral opening riff of ‘New Born’ to the cinematic melancholy of the closing ‘Megalomania’ via the staggering scope of fan favourite ‘Citizen Erased’, the remix unveils every facet of the album’s intricate production alongside a new-found warmth. It further benefits from mastering courtesy of Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios.

                                                  Matt Bellamy said:

                                                  "In revisiting the album what we found was the original mixes on the singles, like ‘Plug In Baby’ and ‘Bliss’, were pretty good so they were the hardest ones to improve. It was the deeper album tracks like ‘Micro Cuts’ where we were able to make massive breakthroughs."

                                                  The ‘XX Anniversary RemiXX’ also adds ‘Futurism’ to the tracklist. Originally a bonus track on the album’s Japanese edition and subsequently tagged to the end of the album on streaming services, ‘Futurism’ now adds a burst of energy to bridge the gap between ‘Feeling Good’ and ‘Megalomania’. This reflects its placing on the 2019 box set ‘Origin of Muse’.

                                                  ‘Origin of Symmetry: XX Anniversary RemiXX’ is completed with a modernised reimagination of the album’s cover art courtesy of Sujin Kim. The visual artist has created a hyper-realistic 3D rendering of William Eager’s original cover image.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. New Born (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                  2. Bliss (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                  3. Space Dementia (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                  4. Hyper Music (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                  5. Plug In Baby (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                  6. Citizen Erased (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                  7. Micro Cuts (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                  8. Screenager (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                  9. Darkshines (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                  10. Feeling Good (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                  11. Futurism (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                  12. Megalomania (XX Anniversary RemiXX)

                                                  Green Day

                                                  Nimrod - Vinyl Reissue

                                                    New vinyl pressing of Green Day’s 1997 platinum selling album Nimrod. The album features one of the band’s biggest singles in Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life).

                                                    This pressing comes on black double vinyl with Side D featuring an etching.

                                                    Royal Blood


                                                      After two UK #1 albums, 2 million album sales and an array of international acclaim, you might’ve thought you knew what to expect from Royal Blood. Those preconceptions were shattered when they released ‘Trouble’s Coming’ last summer. Hitting a melting pot of fiery rock riffs and danceable beats, they delivered something fresh, unexpected and yet entirely in tune with what they’d forged their reputation with.

                                                      The reaction was phenomenal, with highlights including 20 million streams, a premiere as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record and a run on Radio 1’s A-list and earned alternative radio support and media attention across the globe. In short, Royal Blood are primed to be bigger than ever before. That feat is set to be realised when they release their eagerly anticipated third album ‘Typhoons’ on April 30th via Warner Records.

                                                      When Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher sat down to talk about making a new album, they knew what they wanted to achieve. It involved a conscious return to their roots, back when they had made music that was influenced by Daft Punk, Justice, and Philippe Zdar of Cassius. It also called for a similar back-to-basics approach to what had made their self-titled debut album so thrilling, visceral and original.

                                                      “We sort of stumbled on this sound, and it was immediately fun to play,” recalls Kerr. “That’s what sparked the creativity on the new album, the chasing of that feeling. It’s weird, though - if you think back to ‘Figure it Out’, it kind of contains the embryo of this album. We realised that we didn’t have to completely destroy what we’d created so far; we just had to shift it, change it. On paper, it’s a small reinvention. But when you hear it, it sounds so fresh.”

                                                      Those traits pulsate throughout the new single and title track. Kerr’s spiralling bass riff casts an hypnotic allure as it grows in intensity, while his vocals switch at will between a raw rock roar and a soulful falsetto. It’s underpinned by Thatcher’s thundering beats, his taut rhythms infused with groove-laden hi-hats.

                                                      After setting the tone with ‘Trouble’s Coming’, the album opens in breathless, take-no-prisoners style with the fierce metallic grooves of ‘Who Needs Friends’ hitting an early visceral peak. Royal Blood further reference their fresh array of influences by deploying vocodered vocals on ‘Million & One’ before dynamically switching between the biggest contrasts of their sound with ‘Limbo’. Already a fan favourite having been a regular during the duo’s 2019 shows, ‘Boilermaker’ lives up to its reputation and is more than matched by ‘Mad Visions’, which evokes a hyper-aggressive Prince. It ends with a final surprise in the shape of the stark piano ballad ‘All We Have Is Now’, a vulnerable and revealing reminder to live in the moment.

                                                      That song’s unguarded sentiments gives the album a redemptive finale. Whether directly or allusively, the album focuses on exploring the flipside of success that they’ve experienced. It comes from the realisation that success is much more complicated than it seems and that having the time to regain perspective is a precious commodity which becomes ever more elusive. The situation called for reflection and change, which Kerr addressed in Las Vegas. He downed an espresso martini and declared it to be his last drink, and soon discovered that his new-found sobriety would have a positive impact upon his creativity and life as a whole.

                                                      That new approach manifested itself in the duo’s decision to produce the majority of ‘Typhoons’ themselves. ‘Boilermaker’ was produced by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, the two bands having first connected when Royal Blood supported them on a huge North American tour. Meanwhile, the multiple Grammy Award winner Paul Epworth produced ‘Who Needs Friends’ and contributed additional production to ‘Trouble’s Coming’.

                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                      Barry says: There's little doubt that Royal Blood have already made a huge splash in the music world, but it's nothing compared to the reception that awaits them for 'Typhoons'. Neatly encompassing everything that made them such a hit with their previous outing, but imbued with the fiery production of rock legend Josh Homme, there is little that can (or should) be done to stop Royal Blood from conquering the world.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. ‘Trouble’s Coming’
                                                      2. ‘Oblivion’
                                                      3. ‘Typhoons’
                                                      4. ‘Who Needs Friends’
                                                      5. ‘Million & One’
                                                      6. ‘Limbo’
                                                      7. ‘Either You Want It’
                                                      8. ‘Boilermaker’
                                                      9. ‘Mad Visions’
                                                      10. ‘Hold On’
                                                      11. ‘All We Have Is Now’


                                                      White Pony - 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

                                                        Hot off the heels of their Top 5 UK Album ‘Ohms’ in September, Deftones release the 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of their seminal album ‘White Pony’.

                                                        20 years on from its first release, the set will include the original ‘White Pony’ album along with a companion remix album entitled ‘Black Stallion’. This was an idea conceived during the original album’s creation but didn’t come to fruition at the time. ‘Black Stallion’ includes remixes of each of the individual 11 tracks from the original ‘White Pony’ album by different artists including DJ Shadow, Robert Smith, Squarepusher and Mike Shinoda.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        2LP: White Pony
                                                        Side A
                                                        01 Feiticeira
                                                        02 Digital Bath
                                                        03 Elite
                                                        Side B
                                                        04 RX Queen
                                                        05 Street Carp
                                                        06 Teenager
                                                        Side C
                                                        07 Knife Prty
                                                        08 Korea
                                                        09 Passenger
                                                        Side D
                                                        10 Change (In The House Of Flies)
                                                        11 Pink Maggit

                                                        2LP: Black Stallion
                                                        Side A
                                                        01 Feiticeira (Clams Casino Remix)
                                                        02 Digital Bath (DJ Shadow Remix)
                                                        03 Elite (Blanck Mass Remix)
                                                        Side B
                                                        04 RX Queen (Salva Remix)
                                                        05 Street Carp (Phantogram Remix)
                                                        06 Teenager (Robert Smith Remix)
                                                        Side C
                                                        07 Knife Prty (Purity Ring Remix)
                                                        08 Korea (Trevor Jackson Remix)
                                                        09 Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)
                                                        Side D
                                                        10 Change (In The House Of Flies) (Tourist Remix)
                                                        11 Pink Maggit (Squarepusher Remix)

                                                        CD1: White Pony

                                                        01 Feiticeira
                                                        02 Digital Bath
                                                        03 Elite
                                                        04 RX Queen
                                                        05 Street Carp
                                                        06 Teenager
                                                        07 Knife Prty
                                                        08 Korea
                                                        09 Passenger
                                                        10 Change (In The House Of Flies)
                                                        11 Pink Maggit

                                                        CD2: Black Stallion
                                                        01 Feiticeira (Clams Casino Remix)
                                                        02 Digital Bath (DJ Shadow Remix)
                                                        03 Elite (Blanck Mass Remix)
                                                        04 RX Queen (Salva Remix)
                                                        05 Street Carp (Phantogram Remix)
                                                        06 Teenager (Robert Smith Remix)
                                                        07 Knife Prty (Purity Ring Remix)
                                                        08 Korea (Trevor Jackson Remix)
                                                        09 Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)
                                                        10 Change (In The House Of Flies) (Tourist Remix)
                                                        11 Pink Maggit (Squarepusher Remix)

                                                        Tom Petty

                                                        Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)

                                                          Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) is the latest offering of Tom Petty music, curated with help from his loving family, bandmates and collaborators. The tracks, which were previously released on the limited-edition Super Deluxe version of 2020’s Wildflowers & All The Rest, will now be available on standalone CD & vinyl and digitally for the first time.

                                                          Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) follows Wildflowers & All The Rest which was hailed by Rolling Stone as “the definitive artistic statement that newly illuminates one of the most fruitful, inspired periods of the American legend’s career,” and by Variety, who called it “the best and most justified boxed set of this kind since the Beatles’ White Album compendium.” In fact, the songs on Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) first initiated the estate’s discovery and curation process for the larger project.

                                                          Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) features 16 studio recordings of alternate takes, long cuts and jam versions of Wildflowers songs as Tom, band members and co-producer Rick Rubin worked to finalize the album in 1994. The release offers fans further deep access into the writing and recording of Wildflowers, as well as realizing the full vision of the project as Tom had always intended.

                                                          The collection was produced by Tom’s longtime engineer and co-producer Ryan Ulyate who listened to 245 reels of 24-track tape, revealing Tom and his collaborators’ evolutionary process and finding the group willing to do whatever it took to discover the essence and magic in the material.

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Barry says: A beautiful gold vinyl edition of the rare outtakes and one-offs from the sessions for Tom Petty's legendary Wildflowers album. Though these have been available before in a huge boxset, this is the first chance to get them as a standalone record, and a brilliant document of one of the greatest musicians of the 20th Century.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Side A

                                                          01 A Higher Place
                                                          02 Hard On Me
                                                          03 Cabin Down Below
                                                          04 Crawling Back To You

                                                          Side B
                                                          05 Only A Broken Heart
                                                          06 Drivin’ Down To Georgia
                                                          07 You Wreck Me
                                                          08 It’s Good To Be King

                                                          Side C

                                                          09 House In The Woods
                                                          10 Honey Bee
                                                          11 Girl On LSD
                                                          12 Cabin Down Below (Acoustic Version)

                                                          Side D

                                                          13 Wildflowers
                                                          14 Don’t Fade On Me
                                                          15 Wake Up Time
                                                          16 You Saw Me Comin’

                                                          Neil Young

                                                          Young Shakespeare

                                                            Just two months after the release of his seminal album After The Gold Rush, Neil Young played a solo show at The Shakespeare Theater, Stratford, CT on January 22 1971. The show was filmed and recorded, and the concert shown on German TV later in 1971.

                                                            In 2020, while Neil and his team were reviewing his Archive for future projects, Neil re-visited the 16mm film and audio recording of this show that had been preserved in the Archive for almost 50 years. Piecing together the tapes and footage, Neil realized that he had the full concert – the film of which is the earliest live footage of Neil performing that is known to exist.

                                                            Neil has written on NYA that this show is “superior to our beloved “Massey Hall”. A more calm performance, without the celebratory atmosphere of Massey Hall, captured live on 16mm. “Young Shakespeare” is a very special event. To my fans, I say this is the best ever.”

                                                            As an insight into Neil’s prolific song writing at the time, the concert features two songs from the recently released After The Gold Rush but four songs from the classic Harvest album that was still over a year away from being released. The wonderful set list also includes acoustic renditions of favorites such as “Ohio”, “Cowgirl In the Sand”, “Helpless”, “Down By The River” and “Sugar Mountain”.

                                                            The ancient analog tapes have been lovingly restored – resulting in (as Neil says on NYA) “one of the most pure sounding acoustic performances we have in the Archive”.

                                                            Young Shakespeare is being released almost exactly 50 years after the original performance.

                                                            Dua Lipa

                                                            Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition)

                                                              The Moonlight Edition is a celebration of what can only be described as the album of a generation. Future Nostalgia was the most streamed album in a day by a British female artist globally, in the UK & UK. Dua spent more weeks at the top of the album and radio chart than any other artist last year. Future Nostalgia will go platinum in the UK at the end of Feb, just ahead of its first birthday at the end of March.

                                                              Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition) features four previously unheard tracks ‘We’re Good’, ‘If It Ain’t Me’. ‘That Kind of Woman’ and ‘Not My Problem (feat. JID)’ and will include the top 10 smash hit single from Miley Cyrus Feat Dua Lipa ‘Prisoner’ which has reached 250m streams worldwide. Also on the album is ‘Fever’ with Angèle, which spent three weeks at #1 in France and 11 weeks at #1 in Belgium and J Balvin, & Bad Bunny ‘UN DIA (ONE DAY) (Feat. Tainy)

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Side A
                                                              1. Future Nostalgia
                                                              2. Don’t Start Now
                                                              3. Cool
                                                              4. Physical
                                                              5. Levitating
                                                              6. Pretty Please

                                                              Side B
                                                              7. Hallucinate
                                                              8. Love Again
                                                              9. Break My Heart
                                                              10. Good In Bed
                                                              11. Boys Will Be Boys

                                                              Side C
                                                              12. Fever With Angèle
                                                              13. We’re Good
                                                              14. Miley Cyrus Prisoner (feat. Dua Lipa)
                                                              15. If It Ain’t Me

                                                              Side D
                                                              16. That Kind Of Woman
                                                              17. Not My Problem (feat. JID)
                                                              18. Levitating (feat. DaBaby)
                                                              19. J Balvin, Bad Bunny & Dua Lipa - UN DIA (ONE DAY) (Feat. Tainy) 

                                                              Royal Blood


                                                                Royal Blood’s upcoming third album TYPHOONS is set to elevate them to the next level when it’s released on April 30th. Its lead single, “Trouble’s Coming” and the title track, have amassed millions of streams, huge support at Radio 1, topped the US Rock charts and adds to a number of key streaming playlists. Royal Blood are poised to attain even greater global heights in the months ahead.

                                                                Neil Young & Crazy Horse

                                                                Way Down In The Rust Bucket

                                                                  Recorded on November 13th 1990 in Santa Cruz, CA, where the band were rehearsing for their upcoming Weld tour, Neil Young and Crazy Horse played a club show at The Catalyst which is now released here for the first time.

                                                                  The show comprised three different sets along with a 12 minute encore of Cortez The Killer and all 3 sets including that encore are brought together here in over 2 hours of music.

                                                                  Said to be one of the great live shows that Neil Young and Crazy Horse performed, the album includes live versions of songs from their Ragged Glory album, released just prior, along with classics from across their catalogue.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Deluxe Box Set
                                                                  4LP/2CD/DVD IN FOIL NUMBERED BOX

                                                                  Side A:
                                                                  01 Country Home
                                                                  02 Surfer Joe And Moe The Sleaze
                                                                  Side B:
                                                                  01 Love To Burn
                                                                  02 Days That Used To Be
                                                                  03 Bite The Bullet
                                                                  Side C:
                                                                  01 Cinnamon Girl
                                                                  02 Farmer John
                                                                  03 Over And Over
                                                                  Side D:
                                                                  01 Danger Bird
                                                                  02 Don’t Cry No Tears
                                                                  03 Sedan Delivery
                                                                  Side E:
                                                                  01 Roll Another Number For The Road
                                                                  02 Fuckin’ Up
                                                                  03 T-Bone
                                                                  Side F:
                                                                  01 Homegrown
                                                                  02 Mansion On The Hill
                                                                  Side G:
                                                                  01 Like A Hurricane
                                                                  02 Love And Only Love
                                                                  Side H:
                                                                  01 Cortez The Killer

                                                                  Tracklist As Vinyl Across Two CDs
                                                                  CD1 Tracks 1 – 11
                                                                  CD2 Tracks 12 - 19

                                                                  DVD Of The Concert

                                                                  Neil Young

                                                                  The Times

                                                                    'The Times' is a moving and topical solo acoustic performance, a unique collection of songs, recorded by Neil Young at home during lockdown as part of the raw and personal, 'FIRESIDE SESSIONS' series.

                                                                    The songs include his updated 'Lookin' For A Leader - 2020,' ‘Alabama’ from the seminal ‘Harvest’ album, the Young penned CSN&Y classic ‘Ohio’, the brilliant ‘Southern Man’ from the ‘After The Gold Rush’ album, and Bob Dylan's 'The Times They Are A-Changin' closing with 'Little Wing' from the latest Reprise release, 'Homegrown'.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    The Times They Are A-changin’
                                                                    Lookin’ For A Leader
                                                                    Southern Man
                                                                    Little Wing

                                                                    Royal Blood

                                                                    Typhoons - Single

                                                                      The latest evolution in Royal Blood's sound melds their fiery rock riffs with danceable beats influenced by Daft Punk, Justice, and Phillipe Zdar of Cassius. It's a small yet immediately refreshing reinvention, that pulsates throughout their new single 'Typhoons'. Frontman Mike Kerr's spiralling bass riff casts an hypnotic allure as it grows in intensity, while his vocals switch at will between a raw rock roar and a soulful falsetto. It's underpinned by Ben Thatcher's thundering beats, his taut rhythms infused with groove-laden hi-hats.

                                                                      'Typhoons' will be released digitally on the evening of Thursday, January 21st with a limited edition 7" black vinyl available the following day. The vinyl's b-side features an etching of a lyric from the song.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Typhoons

                                                                      Features Lyric Etching On B Side

                                                                      Liam Gallagher

                                                                      All You're Dreaming Of

                                                                        Charity Partner for Single will be Action For Children.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. ‘All You’re Dreaming Of’

                                                                        Neil Young

                                                                        After The Gold Rush - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                          Originally released in 1970 and still seen as one of Neil Young’s greatest albums, After The Gold Rush celebrates 50 years since its release with this special edition.

                                                                          Featuring timeless classic Neil Young songs such as Southern Man and Only Love Can Break Your Heart, this new edition also includes a version of the track Wonderin’, originally written around the time of After The Gold Rush, which only previously appears on the Archives boxset plus a previously unreleased outtake from the recording sessions for that track.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Vinyl Box Set Tracklisting:
                                                                          180g Vinyl LP
                                                                          Side A
                                                                          01 Tell Me Why
                                                                          02 After The Gold Rush
                                                                          03 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
                                                                          04 Southern Man
                                                                          05 Till The Morning Comes
                                                                          Side B
                                                                          01 Oh Lonesome Me
                                                                          02 Don’t Let It Bring You Down
                                                                          03 Birds
                                                                          04 When You Dance, I Can Really Love
                                                                          05 I Believe In You
                                                                          06 Cripple Creek Ferry

                                                                          7” Single
                                                                          Side A
                                                                          01 Wonderin’
                                                                          Side B
                                                                          02 Wonderin’ (Outtakes)

                                                                          CD Tracklisting:
                                                                          01 Tell Me Why
                                                                          02 After The Gold Rush
                                                                          03 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
                                                                          04 Southern Man
                                                                          05 Till The Morning Comes
                                                                          06 Oh Lonesome Me
                                                                          07 Don’t Let It Bring You Down
                                                                          08 Birds
                                                                          09 When You Dance, I Can Really Love
                                                                          10 I Believe In You
                                                                          11 Cripple Creek Ferry
                                                                          12. Wonderin’
                                                                          13. Wonderin’ (Outtakes)

                                                                          Neil Young & Crazy Horse

                                                                          Return To Greendale

                                                                            Return to Greendale is the next installment in Neil Young’s Performance Series and features a concert (audio & on film) from the historic and unique 2003 tour supporting the release of the Neil Young with Crazy Horse album Greendale.

                                                                            On the 2003 tour, Neil Young and Crazy Horse were joined on stage by a large cast of singers and actors to perform the story Neil Young wrote about the small town of Greendale and how a dramatic event affects the people living there. The ten songs from the powerful original album are performed in sequence, with the cast speaking the sung words - adding to the intensity of the performance.

                                                                            The live album Return to Greendale is released on November 6 in several formats: Double vinyl, a 2 CD set, and a limited-edition deluxe box set that includes a Blu-ray of the full concert, a DVD of Inside Greendale (the making of the album documentary), 2 LPs and 2 CDs.

                                                                            The film of the ambitious live show captures the vibrancy of Neil Young and Crazy Horse on stage in a unique multi-media experience. It seamlessly blends together the live performance, the actors portraying each song, with the story occasionally enhanced by scenes from the Greendale - The Movie.

                                                                            Both the live concert film and the Inside Greendale documentary are directed by Bernard Shakey and produced by L. A. Johnson

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Side A
                                                                            01 Falling From Above (Live)
                                                                            02 Double E (Live)
                                                                            03 Devil’s Sidewalk (Live)

                                                                            Side B
                                                                            04 Leave The Driving (Live)
                                                                            05 Carmichael (Live)
                                                                            06 Bandit (Live)

                                                                            Side C
                                                                            07 Grandpa’s Interview (Live)
                                                                            08 Bringin’ Down Dinner (Live)

                                                                            Side D
                                                                            09 Sun Green (Live)
                                                                            10 Be The Rain (Live)


                                                                            Collected Reworks - National Album Day Edition

                                                                              From their early days hosting parties in Oxford through to the huge success of their two-part ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ album, Foals have consistently explored their interest in dance and electronica. Now the band chart the most essential remixes from their career so far as they share the new remix package ‘Collected Reworks Vol 1’.

                                                                              The tracks featured on ‘Collected Reworks’, are a compilation from an eclectic range of artists who have uncovered new angles to Foals’ discography. It includes one of their earliest remixes, from Ewan Pearson who blends Balearic bliss into ‘Olympic Airways’, as well as Solumun’s huge version of ‘Late Night’, which has been viewed over 50 million times at YouTube. Another standout moment is Hot Chip’s inventive interpretation of ‘My Number’.

                                                                              ‘Collected Reworks Vol. 1’ has been launched with Hot Since 82’s brand new remix of ‘Into The Surf’. The tech house producer / DJ behind ‘Buggin’’ and ‘Restless’ subverts the track from its original desolate beauty into something fresh and invigorating. The relentless driving beat maximises its energy throughout its eight minute duration, while its progressive leanings are given some unexpected throwback flavour with ‘80s style sax. 

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Vol. 1
                                                                              1. My Number (Hot Chip Remix)
                                                                              2. Mountain At My Gates (Alex Metric Remix)
                                                                              3. Into The Surf (Hot Since 82 Remix)
                                                                              4. The Runner (RÜFÜS DU SOL Remix)
                                                                              5. In Degrees (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
                                                                              6. Mountain At My Gates (SebastiAn Remix)
                                                                              7. Late Night (Solomun Remix)

                                                                              Vol. 2
                                                                              1. Inhaler (Tom Vek's Wheezemix)
                                                                              2. What Went Down (Haxan Cloak Remix)
                                                                              3. Wash Off (KUU Remix)
                                                                              4. Hummer (Surkin Remix)
                                                                              5. Mountain At My Gates (Jono Ma Jagwar Ma Mix)
                                                                              6. What Went Down (Bandwidth Remix)
                                                                              7. Miami (Lissvik Remix)
                                                                              8. Night Swimmers (Mura Masa Edit)

                                                                              Vol. 3
                                                                              1. My Number (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) [Extended]
                                                                              2. Give It All (Lindstrom) [Remix]
                                                                              3. Dreaming Of (Joe Corti Remix)
                                                                              4. Balloons (Kieran Hebden Version)
                                                                              5. Tron (Kieran Hebden Version)
                                                                              6. Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie Remix)
                                                                              7. Late Night (Koreless Purple Cowboy Remix)



                                                                                Recorded at Henson Studios and Trainwreck Studios, Ohms is an other-worldly body of work meticulously crafted by the 5 piece band. It is a magnificent tour de force and their first album in 4 years since the critically acclaimed Gore LP in 2016. The band, which includes Chino Moreno, Frank Delgado, Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham, and Sergio Vega, has produced a dense LP with every member firing on all cylinders. The album also boasts a familiar collaborator in veteran producer and engineer Terry Date, who worked on 1995’s Adrenaline, 1997’s Around the Fur and 2000’s White Pony. All of the above assembles and sets the stage to deliver Ohms; 10 tracks of raw escapism and unparalleled grooves that have made Deftones' sound singular for over two decades.

                                                                                This year also marks the 20 year anniversary of Deftones' monumental album White Pony. In a virtual press conference for the 20th anniversary of the seminal body of work, the band announced that they would be releasing a companion remix album titled Black Stallion, an idea conceived during the original album’s creation.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                01 Genesis
                                                                                02 Ceremony
                                                                                03 Urantia
                                                                                04 Error
                                                                                05 The Spell Of Mathematics
                                                                                06 Pompeji
                                                                                07 This Link Is Dead
                                                                                08 Radiant City
                                                                                09 Headless
                                                                                10 Ohms

                                                                                The Magic Gang

                                                                                Death Of The Party

                                                                                  The Magic Gang made a stellar return with the joyous ‘Think’, which added some fleet-footed Northern Soul grooves to their melodic take on modern indie. It immediately made an impact at Radio 1 as it premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, while Jack Saunders subsequently named it as Tune of the Week. Further radio play also came from Matt Wilkinson at Beats 1 and John Kennedy at Radio X.

                                                                                  The Magic Gang now build on that flying momentum with the news that their buoyant new album ‘Death Of The Party’. It follows their self-titled first album, which was hailed as one of the best debuts of 2018 as the band earned award nominations from NME and Q.

                                                                                  ‘Death Of The Party’ was recorded in Atlanta with the Grammy-winning producer Ben H. Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley), whose work in alternative and pop matches for band’s own blend of genres.

                                                                                  The quartet approached the album with two objectives in mind. They aimed to broaden the scope of their harmony-rich, melodically focused pop. And inspired by Lou Reed, Alex Turner and especially Jonathan Richman they wanted to take a more observational lyrical approach.

                                                                                  The stories they tell reflect the experiences of many of their early-twentysomething contemporaries. They explore anxieties about money, relationships and the future, but also the fun moments that they use to escape from such issues. Two songs – Jack Kaye’s ‘Make A Sound’ and Kristian Smith’s title track – best encapsulate their flair for a narrative, with two radically different perspectives on a New Year’s Eve party. Meanwhile, the album closer ‘(The World) Outside My Door’ explores Jack’s guilt at writing music while the Extinction Rebellion protests were hitting the streets.

                                                                                  The album also finds The Magic Gang evolving their sound without losing what people loved them for in the first place. There are elements of disco in ‘Take Back The Track’ and ‘Make A Sound’, ‘Gonna Bounce Back’ hits somewhere between slacker rock and post-punk, while the piano, strings and vocal harmonies on ‘I Am Sunshine’ recalls their love of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Make A Sound
                                                                                  Just A Minute
                                                                                  What Have You Got To Lose
                                                                                  Death Of The Party
                                                                                  Take Back The Track
                                                                                  I Am Sunshine
                                                                                  Gonna Bounce Back
                                                                                  Fail Better
                                                                                  (The World) Outside My Door

                                                                                  Biffy Clyro can announce that their eagerly anticipated new album ‘A Celebration of Endings’ will be released on 15 May. It follows the band’s previous two studio albums – ‘Ellipsis’ (2016) and ‘Opposites’ (2013) – both of which went straight to #1.

                                                                                  The band’s approach to opus eight was simple. Keep things fresh and maintain the wide-eyed wonder of what they do. Surprise themselves and each other. Push things to their furthest extremes. Their first building block in embracing the new was to turn to an old friend. In came Rich Costey, producer of ‘Ellipsis’.

                                                                                  “This is a very forward-looking album from a personal perspective and a societal perspective,” explains frontman Simon Neil. “The title is about seeing the joy in things changing, rather than the sadness. Change means progression and evolution. You can retain everything you loved before, but let’s lose the bad shit. It’s about trying to take back control.”

                                                                                  That idea manifests itself in various ways. On a personal level that might be a relationship which has reached a point where it’s in both parties’ interest to separate. And on a wider scale, it’s about standing up for what you believe in.

                                                                                  Sonically, Biffy Clyro playfully push the outer reaches of their sound to the extreme – often in the case of the same song. Opening track ‘North of No South’ hits hard before finding the space for the Johnston brothers to unleash some soaring Queen-style vocal harmonies, before ‘The Champ’ throws piano, cinematic strings (conducted by Bruce Springsteen collaborator Rob Mathes at Abbey Road) and Biffy’s prototyped jagged rhythms into the mix without ever losing any of its sleekness.

                                                                                  Other songs are far more direct. ‘Tiny Indoor Fireworks’ is the best direct rock anthem they’ve ever written, somehow snappy, melodic and light on its feet while feeling so natural you could imagine it was conceived in minutes. Meanwhile, ‘Space’ is a natural successor from previous lighters-in-the-air highlights ‘Many of Horror’ and ‘Rearrange’. It’s a sincere message of reconciliation for someone you love, and Biffy’s most tender, unguarded moment from the sweet spot of their catalogue.

                                                                                  How can you conclude an album of such esoteric diversity? Biffy launch headfirst into ‘Cop Syrup’. There’s the rush of ‘The Vertigo of Bliss’, a detour into Sub Pop-style grunge and manic shrieks which wouldn’t sound out of place on a Liturgy record. But then it contorts again, first into ethereal orchestration and then with a final burst of violence. It’s an ending to celebrate.

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Barry says: Biffy are back! Fulfilling every bit of their pop-punk legacy on the storming, 'A Celebration..'. Jagged hooks, huge riffs and a superb mix of the anthemic and rocky grit. A brilliantly balanced and absolutely on-brand return.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. North Of No South
                                                                                  2. The Champ
                                                                                  3. Weird Leisure
                                                                                  4. Tiny Indoor Fireworks
                                                                                  5. Worst Type Of Best Possible
                                                                                  6. Space
                                                                                  7. End Of
                                                                                  8. Instant History
                                                                                  9. The Pink Limit
                                                                                  10. Opaque
                                                                                  11. Cop Syrup

                                                                                  Lianne La Havas

                                                                                  Lianne La Havas

                                                                                    ‘Lianne La Havas’, Lianne’s third album and her first in five years and is an album of startling beauty and insight—made entirely on her own terms which has been quite a journey. In one sense, geographically: La Havas spent a lot of time moving back and forth between the UK and the States working on writing and exploring her own identity. As a result, ‘Lianne La Havas’ feels spacious and luminous. Its sunbaked sounds recall, in places, the Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist Milton Nascimento (on “Seven Times”). You might also hear the curveball chords of Joni Mitchell and Jaco Pastorious’s jazz explorations (“Green Papaya”), or the puttering drums and inviting warmth of golden-era Al Green (“Read My Mind”). And throughout the record, there’s a sense of empowerment that has its roots in the crisp ‘90s R&B of Destiny’s Child.

                                                                                    ‘Lianne La Havas is ten songs that span the arc of a love relationship. The album’s opener, ‘Bittersweet’ functions as a kind of an overture, setting out what follows, before the giddy, love-struck rush of ‘Read My Mind’. If these first few songs suggest a flower opening its petals, that’s no coincidence: “What plays a big role in the album is the idea of the life cycle of plants and nature—equating this journey with a seasonal thing that blooms, thrives, goes away, and comes back even stronger,” La Havas says. Over the five years it took for the album to come together, she found herself watching the changing foliage outside her window in south London, struck by how she was growing and changing herself—not always comfortably. “A flower has to dry up and die in order to be reborn,” she says. “You have to get to the rock bottom to rebuild yourself.”

                                                                                    After relentless touring and promoting of her first two albums as well as personal and emotional events in her life, it was becoming increasingly difficult to find time, inspiration and confidence to get back in the studio for a follow up. As it came about, the recording process of album number three began in earnest by accident; returning from a glorious, sunny Glastonbury festival performance in June 2019, La Havas and her core band decided to see if they could nail their lithe live version of Radiohead’s ‘Weird Fishes’ in the studio. “I had the most wonderful, nourishing experience recording that,” she says, “And that’s where I decided: the rest of the album needs to be like this. It’s got to be my band, and I’ve got to do it in London, whenever people have time.” By October, she had all ten songs, and by December, everything was recorded—mainly in London, and also in Bath and New York. In keeping with the album’s intimate feel, everyone who contributed to the record is a trusted collaborator, including long-term songwriting ally Matt Hales, co-producer Beni Giles, and guest co-producer Mura Masa.

                                                                                    The confidence that La Havas has cultivated, both personally and creatively, is audible in the fact that ‘Lianne La Havas’ is a record that feels utterly real—a living, breathing thing. It hasn’t been polished to a squeak in favor of a “clean” recording; La Havas followed her gut on this album, going with what feels good.

                                                                                    Beauty never really goes by the book, and ‘Lianne La Havas’ is a breathtaking example of this. Now thirty years old, she is excited about playing these powerful songs live. “The best part is that I own them, and really believe in them,” she says. “And, you know, it’s me. So I can’t be afraid of doing what I do, and being who I am.”

                                                                                    ‘Lianne La Havas’—an exquisite, rich, and tender expression of love, loss, and rebirth that marks a new era for the British artist.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Barry says: Rich, warm vocals meet with grooving keys and flickering guitars. Unmissable brilliant new LP from La Havas here, and the perfect counterpoint to these stressful times. A tonic if ever there was one. Beautiful stuff.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Bittersweet
                                                                                    2. Read My Mind
                                                                                    3. Green Papaya
                                                                                    4. Can’t Fight
                                                                                    5. Paper Thin
                                                                                    6. Out Of Your Mind (Interlude)
                                                                                    7. Weird Fishes
                                                                                    8. Please Don’t Make Me Cry
                                                                                    9. Seven Times
                                                                                    10. Courage
                                                                                    11. Sour Flower

                                                                                    Neil Young


                                                                                      Neil Young has said this album is “the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time”, which perfectly describes the warm, semi-acoustic feel of these twelve songs. Originally intended to be released in 1975, the album has remained unreleased since then, and has a legendary status among Neil’s fans.

                                                                                      Seven of the songs are previously unreleased on any album, and different versions of the other five songs would appear on later Neil Young albums. Neil plays guitar, piano and harmonica on the album, and is accompanied by a stellar group of musicians including Levon Helm, Ben Keith, Karl T Himmel, Tim Drummond, Emmylou Harris and Robbie Robertson.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Side A:
                                                                                      Separate Ways 3:33
                                                                                      Try 2:49
                                                                                      Mexico 1:40
                                                                                      Love Is A Rose 2:16
                                                                                      Homegrown 2:47
                                                                                      Florida 2:58
                                                                                      Kansas 2:13

                                                                                      Side B:
                                                                                      We Don’t Smoke It 4:50
                                                                                      White Line 3:14
                                                                                      Vacancy 3:59
                                                                                      Little Wing 2:08
                                                                                      Star Of Bethlehem 2:45

                                                                                      Liam Gallagher

                                                                                      MTV Unplugged

                                                                                        Last summer Liam Gallagher joined the list of all-time greats (Paul McCartney, Page and Plant, Nirvana and many more) who have filmed a prestigious MTV Unplugged session. Having missed Oasis’s 1996 session through illness, the show at Hull’s City Hall found Liam fulfilling some unfinished business entirely on his own terms.

                                                                                        Now Liam is set to release the ‘MTV Unplugged’ live album of the show on April 24th.

                                                                                        The show’s electrifying atmosphere is palpable from the very beginning with a phenomenal reaction as Liam takes to the stage with ‘Wall of Glass’. Material from Liam’s solo career such as his personal favourite ‘Once’ and the joyous ‘Now That I’ve Found You’ resonates in this stripped-back format, with his vocal shining alongside a trio of backing singers and string arrangements performed by the 24-piece Urban Soul Orchestra.

                                                                                        Oasis guitarist Bonehead features on performances of ‘Some Might Say’, ‘Stand By Me’, ‘Cast No Shadow’ and Liam’s first ever live vocal performance of the ‘Definitely Maybe’ bonus track ‘Sad Song’. The show concludes on a crowd-pleasing high with an emotive take on the classic ‘Champagne Supernova’.

                                                                                        Liam launches the ‘MTV Unplugged’ album by sharing the new version of ‘Gone’, which was one of the strongest performances of the night. Stripped of the force of the studio recording, ‘Gone’ instead reveals new-found bombastic dynamics and an evocative cinematic atmosphere.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. ‘Wall Of Glass’
                                                                                        2. ‘Some Might Say’
                                                                                        3. ‘Now That I Found You’
                                                                                        4. ‘One Of Us’
                                                                                        5. ‘Stand By Me’
                                                                                        6. ‘Sad Song’
                                                                                        7. ‘Cast No Shadow’
                                                                                        8. ‘Once’
                                                                                        9. ‘Gone’
                                                                                        10. ‘Champagne Supernova’

                                                                                        Liam Gallagher

                                                                                        Now That I've Found You

                                                                                          1 sided limited single - the B side is etched with lyrics.

                                                                                          Housed in a white card sleeve.

                                                                                          Neil Young & Crazy Horse


                                                                                            "Colorado" is the first new Neil Young with Crazy Horse album since 2012's "Psychedelic Pill". The album will be released on October 25th and features 10 new Neil Young compositions. It includes several songs that Neil has been playing live in the past few months (eg: "Rainbow of Colors", "Green Is Blue" and "Milky Way"), and the epic 13+ minute track "She Showed Me Love".

                                                                                            The vinyl version of the album comes with a bonus 7" single, featuring an album outtake "Truth Kills". The 7” also includes a live, solo version of "Rainbow of Colors" from Portland, OR, on May 17, 2019 - the first time Neil ever performed this song live.

                                                                                            This incarnation of Crazy Horse is Neil Young on vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica and vibes, Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums and features the return of Nils Lofgren on guitar and piano, almost 50 years since he last appeared on a Crazy Horse album (1971). The album is produced by Neil Young and John Hanlon and was recorded in Colorado in April & May 2019.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            01 Think Of Me - By Neil Young With Crazy Horse
                                                                                            02 She Showed Me Love - By Neil Young With Crazy Horse
                                                                                            03 Olden Days - By Neil Young With Crazy Horse
                                                                                            04 Help Me Lose My Mind - By Neil Young With Crazy Horse
                                                                                            05 Green Is Blue - By Neil Young With Crazy Horse
                                                                                            06 Shut It Down - By Neil Young With Crazy Horse 07 Milky Way - By Neil Young With Crazy Horse
                                                                                            08 Eternity - By Neil Young With Crazy Horse
                                                                                            09 Rainbow Of Colors - By Neil Young With Crazy Horse
                                                                                            10 I Do - By Neil Young With Crazy Horse

                                                                                            Biffy Clyro

                                                                                            Balance, Not Symmetry

                                                                                              The 17-song ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’ explodes into life with the title track, which tightly packages Biffy’s angular rhythms with the kind of sky-bound hook that they’ve established as a hallmark of their sound. The track is accompanied by an official video. Also directed by Adams, it intercuts the band’s visceral live performance with footage from the film.

                                                                                              While the collection often explores Biffy’s gift for arena-filling anthems on the likes of ‘All Singing and All Dancing’, ‘Tunnel and Trees’ and ‘Touch’, the album as a whole leans towards introspection and experimentation. The foreboding yet elegiac ‘Gates Of Heaven’ is quite unlike anything that the band have recorded before, ‘Colour Wheel’ switches to a more ethereal ambience and ‘Touch’ echoes the emotional power of previous Biffy classics such as ‘Many Of Horror’ and ‘Re-arrange’.

                                                                                              The album also includes three mood-setting instrumentals (‘Pink’, ‘Navy Blue’ and ‘Yellow’) plus a studio recording of ‘Different Kind of Love’, which originally featured on last year’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ album. It was co-produced by Adam Noble and Biffy Clyro, and recorded at AIR Studios, Monnow Valley Studio and ICP Studios.

                                                                                              Filmed in Scotland during Autumn, the ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’ film follows American student Caitlin (Laura Harrier) after her father’s funeral, leaving her grieving mother (Kate Dickie) behind to return to her third-year studies at the Glasgow School of Art. There she juggles her grief and end-of-year presentation with meeting a new guy, Rory (Scott Miller), and a rupture in her relationship with her housemate and BFF Hannah (Bria Vinaite). Can she again find balance in her turbulent life?

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