The Waterboys Where The Action Is Following the acclaim of 2017's Out Of All This Blue (awarded four-stars in Q Magazine and The Independent), on 24th May, The Waterboys will release their new album, Where The Action Is, via Cooking Vinyl. Its title inspired by Robert Parker's 1960s mod / northern soul classic, Where The Action Is is a 10-song, genre-defying album, testament to the enduring talents of the band's founder and front man Mike Scott. One of the finest British songwriters of the past four decades, his songs have been covered and recorded by artists including Prince, Rod Stewart, Tom Jones, Steve Earle, and Ellie Goulding (who had a number three hit with a How Long Will I Love You). Cooking Vinyl Limited Pre-Order
Field Medic fade into the dawn The new full length album from Los Angeles-based folk artist Field Medic, his first full length for Run For Cover Records. Field Medic's radical honesty is audible on every track of fade into the dawn. The minimalist acoustic arrangements and lo-fi production aesthetic, along Patrick's cutting lyrical wit, all combine to produce an album that reflects his natural confidence as a songwriter, even as he gives himself permission to question this self-conception with each ensuing verse. Run For Cover CD | LP Pre-Order
Glen Hansard This Wild Willing The fourth full length album from Glen Hansard, This Wild Willing was conceived in Paris and recorded at Black Box studios with producer David Odlum and a core group of musicians that includes classically-trained Iranian musicians the Khoshravesh brothers, long-time Hansard associates Joe Doyle (bass) and ROMY (piano, vocals, string arrangements), and Dublin electronic musicians Deasy and Dunk Murphy (Sunken Foal). The album is grounded in a spirit of openness to invention and experimentation. Epitaph CD | LP Pre-Order
GIRLI Odd One Out The debut full length album from London's GIRLI, big and infectious alt-pop sounds. The highly anticipated debut album ‘Odd One Out’ was co-written by GIRLI with various collaborators such as Fast Friends and MNDR / Peter Wade (Charli XCX, Brooke Candy) written and recorded in Los Angeles. ‘Odd One Out’ follows from GIRLI’s Hot Mess EP and features fan favourites Day Month Second, Hot Mess and Young. The 8-track album marks the new mature alt-pop sound from GIRLI. Drawing inspiration from real life experiences ‘Odd One Out’ explores identity and the difficulties of adolescence. Virgin EMI CD | LP Pre-Order
Tyler Ramsey For The Morning The new full length album from Tyler Ramsey, formerly of Band of Horses. Tyler Ramsey, the former Band of Horses co-writer and lead guitarist, announces the release of his exquisite new album, For The Morning. Inspired by the lush, deep green and stunning landscape of his home in the mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina, Ramsey threads rock, country and folk into a rich, new branch of American roots music all his own. Virgin EMI CD | LP Pre-Order
The Drums Brutalism Indies exclusive LP is on clear vinyl. The fifth full length album from The Drums, following on form 2017's critically acclaimed Abysmal Thoughts. Like Jonny Pierce, Brutalism is a bicoastal record - written and recorded between Upstate New York and a studio in Stinson Beach. Following a painful divorce and an incredibly difficult stint living solely in Los Angeles, Pierce decided it was time to face his demons, and the making of this record is a part of that process. “I was exhausted, depleted and sabotaging myself, partying so much but in reality running away from pain. It was a downward spiral.” Pierce knew it was time to go to therapy, and begin to reckon with his depression. “It was do or die,” he says. While he focused on his mental health, the making of Brutalism became an extension of self-care for Pierce, and makes for some of his most honest and relatable music to date. Epitaph UK CD | LP Pre-Order
Pan Amsterdam / Iggy Pop / Leron Thomas MOBILE Pan Amsterdam gave us "The Pocket Watch". Even when revealing his condition and true identity to the public. This didn't stop the flow of interest and respect from new found fans as well as fellow contemporaries. Open Mike Eagle became an immediate fan and patron of Pan Am and took him on tour last Fall. They even cut a single together entitled, "No Snare". One of the stops during the tour was Texas Pan Am and Iggy Pop agreed to meet up and cut a track. "The one thing that comes to mind when travelling through Texas is its Texas Tea (oil)" Pan Am said while on break in the studio. "There's a lot of ways of living that rendezvous at the local gas station". It was as if Pan Am grew up with this knowledge since the cradle or something. This, undoubtedly, is the thought process behind the tune Iggy and Pan Am cut, " Mobile". DEF PRESSE 7"
Tom Walker What A Time To Be Alive Anticipated debut album on Relentless Records. A 13 song album available on standard black vinyl, limited coloured retail exclusive LP and CD formats. Features the massive worldwide hit single "Leave A Light On", recent single "Angels" and current hit "Just You & I". Includes collaborations with Rudimental and Zara Larsson. CD | LP Signed