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Liam Gallagher


    ‘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. 

    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.”


      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”. 


        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.


        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 

        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’.


          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.


          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

          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)

            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.

                                    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

                                      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

                                        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

                                          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 & 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

                                                    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

                                                      Troubles Coming

                                                        In the space of just two albums, Royal Blood have ascended to become one of the world’s biggest and most vital rock bands. The Brighton duo have scored two UK #1 albums - their self-titled double-Platinum debut from 2014 and 2017’s ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ – in the process selling 2 million albums worldwide. Their acclaim has included the BRIT Award for Best British Group plus further accolades at the NME and Kerrang! Awards as well as a Mercury Prize nomination. What’s more, they’ve made a major international impact, hitting the Top 10 in a further seven territories and peaking at #2 on the US Alternative Album chart. Further US success has included three #1 hits at Rock Radio, plus four Top 20 records at Alternative Radio.

                                                        All of which positions their upcoming third album, due next spring, to be one of 2021 most essential releases. Royal Blood now add to the anticipation for the record by sharing its first single ‘Trouble’s Coming’.

                                                        If you think you know what to expect from Royal Blood, think again. Their patented, granite-heavy bass and drums attack is now flavoured by fresh influences: Daft Punk, Justice and the late Phillipe Zdar (one-half of Cassius and producer for the likes of Sébastien Tellier and Hot Chip). As a result, ‘Trouble’s Coming’ infuses Royal Blood’s bombastic uptempo energy with beats.

                                                        ‘Trouble’s Coming’ concisely tees up what to expect from Royal Blood’s third album: a very organic infusion of their visceral hard rock sting with a disco-tinged rhythm that grooves rather than pummels. And as the duo started work on the project, which they largely produced themselves at The Church and Sleeper Sounds in London, the song proved to be the turning point in the creative process.

                                                        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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