Three exciting new album releases due out
April 21, 2015
There's a lot to look forward to with three anticipated albums due to arrive in store this weekend. Provided they arrive in store in time (and it always pays to CHECK!!) fans are in for a treat!
Described as “the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt”, Marlon Williams is a 2-time New Zealand Music Award winning singer-songwriter touted by Rhythms Magazine as the “Artist To Watch” in 2014. If you haven't already been watching, then now is the time to start as Williams releases his self titled debut album.
Sound & Color is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the Alabama Shakes’ 2012 debut Boys & Girls, which earned the group three Grammy nominations, including a nod for Best New Artist. The gold-certified album’s breakthrough paved the way for the Shakes—Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, drummer Steve Johnson, and touring keyboard players Ben Tanner and Paul Horton—to become one of the most celebrated live acts in the world, as they delivered unforgettable performances everywhere from Saturday Night Live to the main stages of such festivals as Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.
The new album from Blur, titled The Magic Whip started life in Hong Kong when the band had an unexpected break in touring in May 2013. It is released by Parlophone Records on 27rd April 2015 - 16 years since 13, the band’s last record as a four-piece. The recordings, which began during a five-day break in touring in Spring 2013 - at Avon Studios in Kowloon, Hong Kong - were put aside when the group finished touring and returned to their respective lives. Last November Graham revisited the tracks and, drafting in the band’s old friend and early producer Stephen Street, he worked with the band on the material. Damon then added lyrics and the 12 tracks of The Magic Whip are the result.