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New music for September 2016

Written by · Published Aug 31, 2016

Jack White

Jack White - Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016

This compilation is billed as “the essential Jack White songwriting collection.” It is hugely unlikely that the White Stripes will ever get together again but for fans of the band this CD is some small compensation. Acoustic Recordings features a never-before-heard White Stripes acoustic ballad called “City Lights.”. The recordings are alternate versions, mixes and previously unreleased recordings from White which also includes band The Raconteurs and his solo material.

Van Morrison – Keep me Singing

This is the first collection of new music in four years from Van Morrison. The new release contains 12 original songs penned by Morrison along with legendary lyricist Don Black, as well as a cover of the blues standard Share Your Love with Me.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

Skeleton Tree is Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds first album since 2013’s Push the Sky Away. Since then, Cave has released the Bad Seeds song “Give Us a Kiss” (from the film 20,000 Days on Earth) and written a book, The Sick Bag Song. The new album will accompany an Andrew Dominik-directed feature film, One More Time With Feeling released at the same time.

Bruce Springsteen - Chapter and Verse

Audio companion to Springsteen’s forthcoming autobiography. There have been previous compilations but this will appeal to Springsteen completists as five of the album’s 18 tracks have not been previously released. The compilation begins with two tracks from The Castiles featuring a teenage Bruce Springsteen on guitar and vocals.


Jamie T – Trick

Jack White

Jamie T releases his fourth album which follows Carry On The Grudge (2014) There is also a tour which visits Cambridge in October. The press release with this describes the new material as “the kind of brave and eclectic rock/punk/reggae/rap/pop celebration that only Jamie T could make”.

Passenger – Young as the Morning Old as the Sea

Folk rock singer Passenger, aka Mike Rosenberg returns with a new album. Rosenberg has had massive worldwide success since the release of the multi-platinum track Let Her Go from the album All the Little Lights. He spent the next two years playing sold-out shows across the world, including touring with Suffolk’s Ed Sheeran in Australia in 2015.

Bastille – Wild World

Bastille finally follow up their blockbuster first album Bad Blood (2013). First single Good Grief has already been released.

Pixies – Head Carrier

Follow up to Indie Cindy (2014) from the reunited Pixies.

Shawn Mendes – Illuminate

The former Vine sensation returns with a Taylor Swift tour under his belt for his second album. His song Stitches was a no.1 hit worldwide.

KT Tunstall – KIN

Sixth album from the Scottish singer-songwriter. The album includes a duet, Two Way, with James Bay.

Brandon King

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