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New Music This Week (w/e 05/01/18)

Welcome to our first new music round-up of 2018. January is usually quiet on the new music front, but here are some great tracks from the past 7 days:

The Vaccines – I Can’t Quit

This is the lead single from Justin & Co.’s fourth album Combat Sports, which will be with us on March 30th. It’s their first without founding drummer Pete Robertson, and has apparently been influenced by 70s and 80s Rock. Nice one. We love their new logo too. Welcome back, The Vaccines!


MGMT – Hand It Over

This is the third taster of MGMT’s upcoming album Little Dark Age, following the title track and  ‘When You Die’.  The album’s release date is TBC at the moment


A Perfect Circle – Disillusioned

So great to have them back and sounding as good as ever. This is their second new track in 3 months, with a new album, their first since 2004, to be issued this year


Fleetwood Mac – Landslide (Early Version)

The Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac reissue project continues later this month with the release of their self-titled 1975 album reissued as a Super Deluxe edition. Expect the album remastered, single edits, demos, outtakes and live versions across three discs. Here’s an early version of ‘Landslide’ to whet your appetite


New Album Of The Week
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Gumboot Soup

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 2017 album Gumboot Soup

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard are my heroes of 2017, having released 5 albums in 12 months. No faffing around with numerous producers and studios, or time-wasting with a ‘Global Album Campaign’. Are you listening, U2? Gumboot Soup came out on December 30th, and is really really good. It’s like The Flaming Lips back when The Lips used to write actual songs.


Reissue Of The Week
Leonard Cohen – Ten New Songs

Leonard Cohen 2001 album Ten New Songs. Front Cover

A vinyl reissue of Len’s 2001 album, his first in nine years. What a joy it was to press play on this album and hear him again. Sounds even better on vinyl.


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