New Release Round-Up 4th March 2022
STEREOPHONICS rack up a quarter-century with new album 'Oochya'. The much loved Welsh rockers were originally planning a second Best Of (to follow 'Decade in the Sun'), but in the process of trawling through the archives Kelly Jones found a handful of unfinished tracks which demanded to be dusted down and completed. These form the bones of the brand new double-LP with several songs written from scratch to complement them.
Six years on from their last album, BAND OF HORSES return with the knowingly titled 'Things Are Great'. Ben Bridwell's bruised lyrics and unmistakable yowl are propelled by the band's energetic blend of indie, Americana and heartland rock. There's a limited edition "rust coloured" vinyl up for grabs.
NILUFER YANYA's sophomore record 'PAINLESS' builds on the eclecticism of the London songwriter's impressive debut 'Miss Universe' with collaborators including Wilma Archer, Bullion and Jazzi Bobbi.
MODERN NATURE's 'Island Of Noise', previously only released in a box set, is issued as a standard album.
THE CORAL's self-titled debut gets a 20th(!) anniversary edition with a bunch of extras. The Dinked Edition sold out in a hot minute last year but you can still get your hands on standard formats and the indies white vinyl.
There's a 30th(!!) anniversary for LEMONHEADS classic 'It's A Shame About Ray' which is issued on double-CD and double-vinyl sets with contemporaneous demos and sessions, including some choice covers.
Plus there's a new mono pressing of PINK FLOYD's 'Piper At The Gates Of Dawn'.
Three big pre's to bring you this week.
FOALS follow their two-part epic 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost' with the triumphant 'Life Is Yours', promising a fresh, thrilling new direction.
'A Bit Of Previous' is a tenth studio album from Glasgow indie-pop institution BELLE AND SEBASTIAN.
'This Is A Photograph' sees KEVIN MORBY reteam with producer Sam Cohen (who was at the desk for his haunting breakthrough album 'Singing Saw').