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New Music Friday: Iron Maiden, Morrissey and more

Here are our highlights from today's album release schedule.

Here are our highlights from today’s album release schedule.

New Music Friday is the new release fix you need! We’ve been listening to Iron Maiden, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Morrissey and more.

What’s even better about New Music Friday is that you can listen to a lot of the new music live. We’ve also found a few artists who’ve got new records out and are about to take them on tour. Double win!


RELEASE OF THE WEEK: Iron Maiden – Book of Souls: Live Chapter
We’re kicking off New Music Friday with Iron Maiden’s new live album which was recorded on their mammoth world tour in support of their 16th studio album. And the band just can’t get enough of touring it seems, so much to the joy of all Iron Maiden fans they’ll be back on stage next May with their Legacy of the Beast UK tour. [Tickets] [Buy album]


Tim McGraw & Faith Hill – The Rest of Our Life
The royal couple of country music have released their first ever joint album today with The Rest of Our Life. The record’s duo deliver perfect harmonies and lots of ballads for easy listening. Country to Country festival 2018 will see Tim McGraw and Faith Hill headline The O2 Arena and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro. [Tickets] [Buy album]


Morrissey – Low in High School
Low in High School marks Morrissey’s 11th studio album and holds many a brilliant track, some with socio-critical themes about war and politics. Next March you can catch the British icon live as he tours the UK. [Tickets] [Buy album]


Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Wembley or Bust
Earlier this year Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra returned to Wembley Stadium for an epic performance of tracks across the band’s entire discography. Now the 23 tracks have been captured on a new live album which is out today just in time as Jeff Lynne’s ELO brand new tour goes on sale. [Tickets] [Buy album]


Phil Collins – Take a Look at Me Now (The Complete Studio Collection)
Just in time for his upcoming UK tour with dates in London, Manchester, Glasgow and more, Phil Collins has released an eight-disc box set of remastered tracks. [Tickets] [Buy album]


Paloma Faith – The Architect
English singer and pop icon Paloma Faith has shared her latest effort with The Architect. The fourth studio album is filled with ambitious political pop her fans are going to love. Catch her live across the UK in March. [Tickets] [Buy album]


Jools Holland & José Feliciano – You See Me Now
Puerto Rican guitarist and singer José Feliciano teamed up with London music legend Jools Holland for a trip down memory lane as he revisits some of his past hits. Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will be taking the stages across the country this month as well as performing at Kew the Music next summer. [Tickets] [Buy album]


Sia – Everyday Is Christmas
Festive feelings at the ready with Sia’s Christmas album Everyday Is Christmas. The record features 10 original tracks penned by Sia herself and Greg Kurstin who’s worked with Adele, Foo Fighters and more. [Buy album]


Frank Turner – Songbook
Christmas has come early for Frank Turner fans as well with his latest release. Songbook features a collection of reworked songs and his newest single There She Is. His hardcore side project Mongol Horde have just announced a run of shows for January 2018 with tickets on sale today. [Tickets] [Buy album]


Green Day – God’s Favorite Band
Pop-punk icons Green Day have declared themselves God’s Favorite Band and put together a collection of career-spanning hits and two new tracks including Back in the USA and a duet-version of Ordinary World with Miranda Lambert. [Buy album]


Tom Chaplin – Twelve Tales of Christmas
More Christmas tunes coming your way with Tom Chaplin’s Twelve Tales of Christmas. The English singer-songwriter will be playing festive shows next month in Bath, Manchester and London. [Tickets] [Buy album]


Chase Rice – Lambs & Lions
New country music this week is brought to you by Florida native Chase Rice. Lambs & Lions features hit single Lambs & Lions, about which Chase has said, “When you go through tough times the truth always has a way of finding its way to you. This song was my truth. It’s the soul of my childhood, the songs that went along with it and the memories associated with those songs.” Chase will be playing a few shows in the UK next month, so don’t miss out! [Tickets]


King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have been up to some fun this week. Not only have they released their fourth album of the year, but it’s also free to download. “Ever wanted to start your own record label? GO for it! Employ your mates, press wax, pack boxes. We do not own this record. You do”, the band have said. So go on, have a listen, it’s free. Then get yourself tickets to see them live in London, Manchester and Glasgow in February. [Tickets]


Tokio Myers – Our Generation
Britain’s Got Talent winner and mega-talented pianist Tokio Myers has released his new album Our Generation today. Having previously supported Amy Winehouse and Kanye West, he will now be heading out on his own headline tour in April. [Tickets] [Buy album]


The Twang – Subscription
Birmingham indie-rock band The Twang are back with their newest release today. The 14-track album Subscription comes just ahead of their 10th anniversary tour for the 2007 record Love It When I Feel Like This, kicking off this month. [Tickets] [Buy album]


Madness – Full House – The Very Best of Madness
With 42 tracks of Madness goodness on one greatest hits collection, this is your new Madness album of the week. You can see Madness’ Suggs live in February at a venue near you. [Tickets] [Buy album]


Queen – News of the World (40th anniversary edition)
A special box set release of Queen’s legendary News of the World album is out today to mark the record’s 40th anniversary. Originally launched in October 1977, News of the World is one of Queen’s biggest selling albums of all time. See Queen + Adam Lambert live later this month and into December. [Tickets] [Buy album]


Check back next week for the latest album releases.

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