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New music for September 2017

Written by · Published Aug 22, 2017

The Punishment of Luxury, Native Invader

The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful

Fifth studio album from Brandon Flowers and co. This is the band’s first album for five years. The first single release The Man is Bowie-inspired and should be a festival singalong.

Van Morrison - Roll with the Punches

Unbelievably this is Van Morrison’s 37th album. This one is a mixture of rhythm & blues classics and some new self-written material. The backing musicians are not bad either, with the likes of Georgie Fame, Chris Farlowe, Paul Jones and Jeff Beck contributing.

Yusuf - The Laughing Apple

Yusuf, or Cat Stevens as he was formerly known, still has a loyal following. On this album you will find new songs and covers. The twist in this case is that the covers are of Yusuf’s own songs, presented as he wishes he had recorded them originally.

The album is produced with Paul Samwell-Smith, the original producer behind Yusuf’s legendary recordings, including 1970’s Tea for the Tillerman, which featured the classics Wild World and Father and Son.

Motörhead - Under Cöver

As the title suggests, this is an album of cover versions. If you have always wanted to hear Lemmy’s take on Bowie’s Heroes or The Ramones’ Rockaway Beach, this is for you.

OMD - The Punishment of Luxury

If you thought OMD were lost somewhere in the 80s, here is their latest album – their 13th. As ever, the band centres around Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphries. If you were a fan in the 80s you will find much that is familiar. Some of the biggest bands of the moment like The Killers and the xx have cited OMD as an inspiration.

Foo Fighters - Concrete and Gold

Foo Fighters release their ninth record. Some of it will be familiar if you watched their headlining set at Glastonbury. Run has already been released if you want to get a taste of the new material.

Tori Amos - Native Invader

Latest album from the singer-songwriter. The record looks at Nature and how she heals herself. The songs also wrestle with the question: what is our part in the destruction of our land, as well as ourselves, and in our relationships with each other?

Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life

Wolf Alice are currently poised on the brink of superstardom. After the runaway success of their debut My Love Is Cool, this should cement their position as a stadium filling band.

Brandon King

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