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New music for May 2018

Written by · Published Apr 30, 2018

Arctic Monkeys, CHVRCHES

Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

The standout title on this month’s list. The sixth studio album from Arctic Monkeys is their first new material in five years and has been eagerly awaited by fans.

James Bay - Electric Light

Bay, now minus his trademark hat and sporting a short haircut, signals a new direction in his music. There is even an excerpt from Allen Ginsberg’s love poem Song at the album’s close.

Plan B - Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose

Fans of Ben Drew, aka Plan B, tend to fall into two camps. There are those who champion his earlier hip-hop and those newer fans who came on board when he took a more soulful direction with The Defamation of Strickland Banks. This album is neither of those. There is hardly any rapping and it is closer to Rag’n’Bone Man than Strickland.

Isaac Gracie - Isaac Gracie

What started out as an Internet sensation is now a fully fledged debut album. Last Words was the song that started the ball rolling. You will find that here alongside other strong tracks like Terrified.

Laura Veirs - The Lookout

10th solo album from Laura Veirs. Anyone who was alerted to her talent by the 2016 album case/lang/veirs is likely to enjoy this one.

CHVRCHES - Love is Dead

Third album from the Glasgow synth pop trio. Matt Berninger from The National has also contributed.

Brandon King

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