Coming Up… New KASABIAN Album ‘THE ALCHEMIST’S EUPHORIA’

29 June 2022


(artwork new album)

Two years ago flamboyant frontman Tom Meighan left KASABIAN following personal problems. The announcement came via this statement from the band: “Tom Meighan is stepping down from Kasabian by mutual consent. Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behavior for quite some time, and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track.”


(Serge Pizzorno – photo by Turn Up The Volume)

The band’s songwriter Serge Pizzorno, who occasionally
sang Kasabian songs in the past, is the new vocalist.

A new album, named The Alchemist’s Euphoria
will see the day of light on 5th August. More info here.

Singles/clips (so far): ALYGATYR / SCRIPTVRE

– ALYGATYR –

– SCRIPTVRE –

– CHEMICALS –

All 3 on Spotify

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KASABIAN: Facebook – Instagram

Coming Up HOT CHIP Album ‘FREAKOUT/RELEASE

What’s up?

28 June 2022


Artwork of new album

Band: HOT CHIP
Who: Veteran dance heroes from London
Active: Since 2000 / 8 LPs (new one included)

New album: FREAKOUT/RELEASE
Out: 19 August 2022 – more info here

Press info: Freakout/Release is another dizzying high in a multi-decade career that’s seen Hot Chip continuing to innovate and develop a rich, resonant songcraft. And while they continue to operate at peak form, the album also feels like a new chapter for the group – a collection of flesh-and-blood songs that finds the band reaching into the darkness to emerge as a true creative unit, their gazes fixed positively on the future ahead. The album features Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon, British DJ and musician Lou Hayter and production work from Soulwax.

Lead single: the up-lifting Down

HOT CHIP: Facebook

COMING UP – 16th MEGADETH Album ‘THE SICK THE DYING… AND THE DEAD’

Upcoming longplayers

27 June 2022

Band: MEGADETH
Who: Veteran metal freaks from Los Angeles
Active: 1983–2002, 2004–present / 16 studio LPs (new one incl.)

New album: THE SICK THE DYING… AND THE DEAD
Out: 2 September 2022
Pre-order info: here

TRACKS (Cute titles)

1. The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!
2. Life In Hell
3. Night Stalkers
4. Dogs Of Chernobyl
5. Sacrifice
6. Junkie
7. Psychopathy
8. Killing Time
9. Soldier On!
10. Célebutante
11. Mission To Mars
12. We’ll Be Back

Lead-single: We’ll Be Back

Mega trash fury…

MEGADETH: All Albums – Website

Symphonic Pop Opera – REGINA SPEKTOR Enthralls With New Album ‘HOME, BEFORE AND AFTER’

24 June 2022

Artist: REGINA SPEKTOR
Born Regina Iljinitsjna Spektor (Регина Ильинична Спектор)
Who: Russian-American singer-songwriter, and pianist
Active: Since 1997 / 7 LPs (new one incl.)

New album: HOME, BEFORE AND AFTER – her 1st in 6 years
Out: 24 June 2022 – order info here

Spektor on her FB page: “What a crazy world it has been. And still is.
I’m just so glad it IS… cause knowing us humans, that’s not always a given.
I’m full of extra gratitude and love for the world these days. Just glad to
be here.”

NME says: “As emotional as ‘Home, before and after’ is, there’s a playful, punk attitude to every experimental flourish. This is a colourful, energised collection of work from an artist who could comfortably stay in her own lane, but chooses not to. With twee, indie sleaze and ‘00s alt-rock all finding new footholds in 2022, Spektor finds joy in creating a world all of her own.”
Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Topnotch record. A pop opera backed by a symphonic orchestra. Every song enthralls. Every song is a Spektor fantasy about love, pain, about her heart and soul. She’s back in supreme style. Welcome.

Singles/clips: Up The Mountain / Coming All Alone / Loveology

– UP THE MOUNTAIN –
(Sublime pop earworm)

– BECOMING ALL ALONE –
(Symphonic mid-tempo lullaby)

– LOVEOLOGY –
(Piano colored grandeur)

Stream full album on Spotidy

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REGINA SPEKTOR: Spotify – Instagram

New AFGHAN WHIGS Album ‘HOW DO YOU BURN?’ Now Available For Pre-Order

What’s up?

17 June 2022


(artwork album)

High-passionate mavericks AFGHAN WHIGS from Cincinnati, Ohio
with general GREG DULLI upfront will share their 9th longplayer
named HOW DO YOU BURN? with the world on 9 September.

Work on it was begun in September 2020 – the COVID pandemic having forced Whigs frontman/songwriter Greg Dulli to abandon plans to tour his highly-praised solo album, ‘Random Desire’ – and continued over the next 14 months. The global pandemic dictated
also that the band record largely apart from, and in different locations to, each other: Dulli,
his co-producer Christopher Thorn and drummer Patrick Keeler together in California; bassist John Curley, guitarist Jon Skibic and strings man Rick Nelson laying down and engineering
their own parts in Cincinnati, New Jersey and New Orleans, respectivel
y.

PRE-ORDER INFO HERE

The late monumental voice Mark Lanegan came up with the LP’s title.
He contributed backing vocals to two tracks on the record before his
sudden death last February.

Singles/clips (so far): I’ll Make You See God / The Getaway

– I’LL MAKE YOU SEE GOD –
A blistering blast

– THE GETAWAY –
Sepia-colored Dulli reflection

TRACK LIST:

I’ll Make You See God
The Getaway
Catch A Colt
Jyja
Please, Baby, Please
A Line Of Shots
Domino and Jimmy
Take Me There
Concealer
In Flames

AFGHAN WHIGS: Website

Tour 2022 – all dates HERE

Coming Next Week… New REGINA SPEKTOR Album

16 June 2022

Artist: REGINA SPEKTOR
Born Regina Iljinitsjna Spektor (Регина Ильинична Спектор)
Who: Russian-American singer-songwriter, and pianist
Active: Since 1997 / 7 LPs (new one incl.)

New album: HOME, BEFORE AND AFTER
Out: 24 June 2022 – order info here

Spektor on her FB page: “What a crazy world it has been. And still is.
I’m just so glad it IS… cause knowing us humans, that’s not always a given.
I’m full of extra gratitude and love for the world these days. Just glad to
be here.”

Singles/clips: Up The Mountain / Coming All Alone / Loveology

– UP THE MOUNTAIN –
(Sublime pop earworm)

– BECOMING ALL ALONE –
(Symphonic mid-tempo lullaby)

– LOVEOLOGY –
Piano-driven grandeur

REGINA SPEKTOR: Spotify – Instagram

Coming Up… New Album ‘WHO WILL FORGIVE ALL MY SINS’ By Irish Indies FUTURE WEST

What’s up?

13 June 2022

Band: FUTURE WEST
Who: 4 indie rockers from County Louth, Ireland
conducted by singer/songwriter Francis Watters.

New album: WHO WILL FORGIVE ALL MY SINS
Out: 19th August – more info/pre-order here.
The band’s second longplayer after their 2017
debut Holy Shit… Here Come The Future West.

The first 10 LP pre-orders will come with a unique handwritten, numbered lyric booklet by frontman Francis. These will never be printed or written out again so grab one while they’re available. The album features beautiful artwork from David Noonan of Just Mustard and includes a printed lyric insert.


(Artwork album)

This terrifically impassioned, full-hearted and flamboyant Irishmen have shared 3 tasters off their upcoming full length, so far. Three fervid cuts making you want to hear the other 6 ones too. Now.

References? British bands such as Hard-Fi and The Futureheads popped up in my mind
but also the guitar-fueled swagger of NYC heroes Interpol with Paul Banks‘ melodramatic vocals resonated on my inner stereo. Three bands also driven by an eager temper and affective acuteness. Trust me, you will rave about this quartet after absorbing these
three emo-charged zingers. Holy shit.

– LATE LAST NIGHT –
A fired-up bass-riff eruption with
Interpol guitar lines in the back


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– ALL MY SINS –
A burning goosebumps torch


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– GIVE YOU MY TIME –
Romanticism in motion

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All songs written and performed by Francis Watters.
Additional recording by John Mellon, Peter McCoy and Pauric McCrum.
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Peter McCoy and Pauric McCrum.
Additional mixing by Francis Watters.
Mastered by Tony Fitz.
Artwork by David Noonan.

FUTURE WEST: Facebook – Instagram

NENEH CHERRY Invited (Female) Friends For New Album Of Old Songs

New longplayers

11 June 2022

Artist: NENEH CHERRY
Born ago 58 years ago in Stockholm, Sweden
Active: Since 1980 / 6 studio albums

New album: THE VERSIONS

Neneh Cherry has teamed up with some of today’s most exciting female artists for this allbum The Versions. The collaborative LP features covers from her expansive catalogue by an all-female line-up of musicians, including Sia, Robyn, Anohni, Greentea Peng, Kelsey Lu, Sudan Archives, Tyson and others.

Stream the versions here…

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NENEH CHERRY: Facebook – Instagram

LOU REED – New Album With Previously Unheard Songs And Demo Versions Of Famous Ones In August

9 June 2022

A new posthumous LOU REED album titled WORDS & MUSIC, MAY 1965
lands on August 26 via Light In The Attic, in partnership with Reed’s widow
Laurie Anderson.

Content: Previously unheard songs and alternate versions Of famous ones like
I’m Waiting For The Ma‘n, ‘Pale Blue Eyes’ ‘Heroin‘ and recorded to tape by VU mate
John Cale. Reed posted the tape to himself as a ‘poor man’s copyright‘ and it
remained sealed in its original envelope for nearly 50 years.

A deluxe 45-RPM double LP edition of the album will be limited to 7,500 copies worldwide and will include two 12-inch LPs, a bonus 7-inch including six previously-unreleased bonus tracks such as a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” a saddle-stitched, die-cut 28-page book featuring lyrics, archival photos and liner notes.

Order info here.

Taster…

LIGHT IN THE ATTIC RECORDS: Website