sun 21/07/2024

New releases on CD & DVD

Album: Deep Purple - =1

Thomas H Green

Ever since their 2013 album Now What?! hard rock veterans Deep Purple have been on a roll, both creatively and commercially. They’ve seemed a revitalised force. An album of covers aside, their output since has also sold/streamed multitudes. Not bad for a unit that’s been going for 56 years, with a stable line-up for well over 30.

Album: Slowly Moving Camera - Silver Shadow

Tim Cumming

With a title track that sounds like the theme tune of the best TV series of your life – only it doesn’t exist yet – and some star guest jazz players joining the core trio of Dave Stapleton, Deri Roberts, and Elliot Bennett, Slowly Rolling Camera mark their 10th year with a luxuriously immersive sixth studio release on Edition Records.

Album: Lava La Rue - Starface

Joe Muggs

Two of the biggest trends in 21st century pop culture today have been “poptimism” – broadly, the idea that pop as such is as serious and worthy of...

Album: The Raveonettes - Sing…

Ellie Roberts

Indie rock duo the Raveonettes add an ethereal touch to 10 popular songs in their latest album, made up entirely of covers. Sing…, which features...

Album: Orange Goblin - Science Not Fiction

Guy Oddy

Orange Goblin have been flying the flag for exuberant biker rock for the best part of a generation. Yet, somewhat incredibly, their latest and 10th...

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Album: Chris Cohen - Paint a Room

Kieron Tyler

Former Deerhoof man fashions a shimmering gem

Album: Catherine Russell and Sean Mason - My Ideal

Sebastian Scotney

New life for old songs from superb singer and pianist

Album: AJ Lee & Blue Summit - City of Glass

Thomas H Green

Tight, light, airy and persuasive bluegrass-Americana from California

Blu-ray: Merry-Go-Round (Körhinta)

Graham Rickson

Iconic, multi-layered Hungarian love story returns

Album: Joe Goddard - Harmonics

Joe Muggs

The Hot Chip mainstay serves up a feast - but are there too many cuisines at once?

Album: Kiiōtō - As Dust we Rise

Kieron Tyler

Jazz-tinged union of the former lynchpins of Lamb and Urban Cookie Collective

Album: Kokoko! - Butu

Mark Kidel

Music to raise the spirits of the forest

Album: Enter Shikari - Dancing on the Frontline

Tom Carr

Electronic-hardcore-rock fusion pioneers resist sitting on their hands

Album: Kasabian - Happenings

Thomas H Green

Eighth album from Leicester electro-rockers lacks heft

DVD/Blu-Ray: Back to Black

Markie Robson-Scott

Sam Taylor-Johnson's enjoyable but soft-focused take on the Amy Winehouse story

Album: Jeff Mills - The Eyewitness

Joe Muggs

40+ albums in and the Detroit luminary is still creating bamboozling mesmerism

Album: Imagine Dragons - Loom

Tom Carr

Nevada mainstream giants return with a little that is different, but a lot that is familiar

Album: Camila Cabello - C,XOXO

Joe Muggs

She's rattling the bars of her creative cage, but they're not breaking

Album: Johnny Cash - Songwriter

Liz Thomson

The Man in Black returns

Album: Linda Thompson - Proxy Music

Tim Cumming

Music by appointment to folk-rock royalty, from family and friends

Blu-ray: Army of Shadows

Graham Rickson

Melville's French Resistance epic still shocks and thrills

Album: Madeleine Peyroux - Let's Walk

Thomas H Green

Ninth album from US singer is a quietly likeable set of retro jazz-blues contemplations

Album: Zara McFarlane - Sweet Whispers: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan

Sebastian Scotney

McFarlane's best album to date

Album: Wytch Pycknyck - Wytch Pycknyck

Thomas H Green

Debut from south coast quartet renders heavy rock as stunningly messed-up psychedelia

Album: Pepe Deluxé - Comix Sonix

Guy Oddy

Psychedelic electronica that doesn’t play by anyone’s rules

Album: Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds - Strange News Has Come to Town

Liz Thomson

A long time coming - but well worth the wait

Blu-ray: The Small Back Room

Nick Hasted

An alcoholic Englishman as unexploded bomb, in Powell and Pressburger’s Blitz noir

Album: Kehlani - CRASH

Joe Muggs

A rich and bewitching brew from an ever-creative R&B new-schooler

Album: John Moreland - Visitor

Tim Cumming

Haunted and haunting Americana

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