Welcome to New Music Friday, our weekly round-up of the best album releases. We pull together our five highlights from the UK album release calendar, featuring new music by the biggest, best and brightest acts hitting the road across the British Isles. Check back every week for more of our curated tips, from emerging talent to stadium veterans.
RELEASE OF THE WEEK: Bury Tomorrow – Black Flame
Headbanging our way into this week’s New Music Friday, British metallers Bury Tomorrow have released their fifth studio album, Black Flame. The effort follows their critically acclaimed 2016 album, Earthbound. To celebrate the release of Black Flame, the Southampton five-piece have announced a December UK tour, visiting Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London. If you want to hear their new music live make sure you catch them around the country this winter. [Find Tickets] [Buy Album]
Rick Astley – Beautiful Life
Pop legend Rick Astley is back! Releasing a very listenable and clever album in Beautiful Life. His 2016 comeback record, 50 lead us away from his 1987 earworm, and into a whole new world. His new release pushes us light years further – Beautiful Life is as much pop as it is soul and blues. A far cry from his eighties hey-day – Rick played all the instruments himself, as well as writing the record – and combines enthusiastic vocals, emotional delivery with up-tempo beats. A brave album, that still manages to generate mass appeal with its incredibly catchy and relatable tracks. If you want to see Rick Astley live this year, check out his 2018 tour dates. [Find Tickets] [Buy Album]
Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
San Fran post-metallers, Deafheaven return with genre-bending fourth album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. Releasing the lead single from the record Honeycomb back in April, the band have also announced 3 dates in September and October 2018, where fans can hear tracks from the latest record, plus favourites from 2015’s New Bemuda, 2013’s Sunbather, and 2011’s Roads to Judah. Watch the video for Honeycombbelow. You can also order the album, or view the band’s autumn tour dates. [Find Tickets] [Buy Album]
The Vamps – Night & Day (Day Edition)
At last, The Vamps have released their undeniably catchy Night And Day (Day Edition) which follows on from the critically acclaimed Night Edition, released this time last year. Guaranteed to make you dance, this joyous release – which features opening track Just My Type which comes after the huge tour announcement for spring 2019. If you can’t wait until next year, you can also see The Vamps this summer. Find tickets here [Find Tickets] [Buy Album]
Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning
Ending this week’s instalment of New Music Friday with something entirely different. The latest release from folk-meets-country-Americana veterans Cowboy Junkies, All That Reckoning. After three-decades, the Canadian band sound as fresh as ever, releasing their first album in six years, a delicate and reflective offering. In November, Cowboy Junkies will play two dates, in London and Scotland, and you can be there… [Find Tickets] [Buy Album]
Check back next week for our five top album releases in New Music Friday.