Forthcoming albums for 2015

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Bob Dylan will release his 36th studio album, Shadows In The Night, next month

Another year – and a whole host of albums on the way!

Not all of these will appeal to everyone, and certainly not to me, but here is what the release schedules have coming up. Please note: dates are correct at the time of writing and relate to the UK only.

January 12 Diagrams Chromatics; Justin Townes Earle Absent Fathers; Fences Lesser Oceans; Hayseed Dixie Hair Down To My Grass; Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets Grim Reaper.

January 19 Above & Beyond We Are All We Need: Belle & Sebastian Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance; Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World; Enter Shikari The Mindsweep; Fall Out Boy American Beauty/American Psycho; Funeral For A Friend Chapter and Verse; Joey Badass B4.Da.$$; Kid Ink Full Speed; Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor; Mark Ronson Uptown Special; Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love; Waterboys Modern Blues; Laura Welsh Soft Control.

January 26 Charlatans Modern Nature; Chicane The Sum Of Its Parts; Gaz Coombes Matador; Selena Gomez For You; Indiana No Romeo; Rae Morris Unguarded; Papa Roach F.E.A.R.; Phantom Band Fears Trending; Pond Man It Feels Like Space Again; Alasdair Roberts Alasdair Roberts; Meghan Trainor Title; Charli XCX Sucker.

February 2 Blind Guardian Beyond The Red Mirror; Bob Dylan Shadows In The Night; Staves If I Was; T’Pau Pleasure and Pain.

February 9 Blackberry Smoke Holding All The Roses; Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear Idlewild Everything Ever Written; Kodaline Coming Up For Air; Overtones Sweet Soul Music; Peace Happy People; Gretchen Peters Blackbirds; Subways The Subways; Unthanks Mount The Air.

February 16 Carl Barat & The Jackals Let It Reign; Steve Earle & the Dukes Terraplane; Imagine Dragons Smoke + Mirrors; Jose Gonzalez Vestiges and Claws; Ne-Yo Non Fiction; Texas Texas 25; Thunder Wonder Days.

February 23 Black Star Riders The Killer Instinct; Champs Vamala; Aaron Ffye 10 Songs; Gang Of Four What Happens Next; Kid Rock First Kiss; Pop Group Citizen Zombie; Public Service Broadcasting The Race For Space. Additionally, the Prodigy’s sixth untitled album is due for release in February.

March 2 Blue Colours; Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday; Modest Mouse Strangers To Ourselves; Rixton Let The Road; Veronicas The Veronicas; Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase.

March 9 Grubby Mits What The World Needs Now Is The Grubby Mits; Madonna Rebel Heart

March 16 Labrinth Take Me To The Truth; Twin Shadow Eclipse.

March 23 James Bay Chaos and the Calm; Errors Lease Of Life; Jermain Jackman Jermain Jackman; Laura Marling Short Movie; Seasick Steve Sonic Soul Surfer; While She Sleeps Brainwashed.

March 30 Circa Waves Young Chasers.

April 6 Marina & the Diamonds Froot.

There are also reissues and compilations forthcoming from The Almighty; Bowling For Soup; Extreme; Judas Priest; John Martyn; Kylie Minogue; OMD; Pretenders; REM; Siouxsie and the Banshees; Tyrannasaurus Rex; and Rick Wakeman

There is also a very long list of artists who are expected to release new albums, or at least have been working in the studio, and are expected to release new material at some point in 2015 (at least, from when I worked on this article!):

Action Bronson; Adele; Ash; Bat For Lashes; Bjork; Black Sabbath; James Blake; Blink 182; Cappadonna; Chic; Chvrches; Coldplay; The Cure; De La Soul; Django Django; Dominic Waxing Lyrical; Drake; Elbow; Everything Everything; Faith No More; Fergie; Fleetwood Mac; Florence and the Machine; Brandon Flowers; Garbage; David Gilmour; Girl Band; The Good The Bad and the Queen; Haim; Michael Kiwanuka; Kendrick Lamar; Libertines; Lil’ Wayne; Limp Bizkit; Maccabees; Metallica; Giorgio Moroder; Van Morrison; Motorhead; Muse; My Morning Jacket; N*E*R*D; No Devotion; Frank Ocean; One Direction; Palma Violets; Passion Pit; Radiohead; Red Hot Chili Peppers; Rihanna; Rudimental; Emeli Sande; The Selecter; Slayer; Smashing Pumpkins; Ringo Starr; Gwen Stefani; Suede; Tame Impala; Teenage Fanclub; Frank Turner; U2; Vaccines: Kanye West; Wilco; Wolf Alice; The Wrens; The XX; Jamie XX.

Album Review – Errors


Errors -‘Have Some Faith In Magic’ (Rock Action)

Amazing to think that Errors are already on their third album. The Glasgow boys, signed to Mogwai’s own Rock Action label, have, however been around for a while now and it’s great to have them.

Like any good band, Errors have continued to develop and progress, without losing sight of what made them an interesting proposal in the first place. The impressive fact is that their are two big changes to the sound that have enhanced it -without being to the detriment of the album at all. First of all, for a band who were treading the line between post-rock and electronica they are now (currently at least) pusuing a definite electronic route, with routes of pop. And for a band who have always been seen as an instrumental act, they’ve incorporated vocals.

So yes, they’ve changed – but somehow they’re still -impressively so- still very much Errors. Over the course of these ten tracks they’ve managed to produce their most coherent album yet. Still experimenting – but as anyone who likes to tell you these things -doing pop properly is the hardest of all.

Hopefully by now you’ve heard the tracks that have been doing the rounds – the free download ‘Earthscore’ and the singles ‘Magna Encarta’ and ‘Pleasure Palaces’. They give a great idea of what the album sounds like – now go and check out the entire long player!


Have Some Faith In Magic is out now on Rock Action

Download ‘Earthscore’ for free:

Watch the video for ‘Pleasure Palaces’:

Frightened Rabbit…an almost weekly update…and Twilight Sad!


I know, I know…it’s been at least, what, a week at least since I mentioned Frightened Rabbit on here?

However, with Fat Cat sending me both the Twilight Sad’s remix of an Errors’ track (the remix of the opening track from Errors’ forthcoming album out on February 15, Come Down With Me), and the video for the new Frightened Rabbit single both arriving in my inbox today…how could I not?

To these ears, the Twilight Sad remix evokes Fuck Buttons (which is interesting, sorta, as the Errors played with Fuck Buttons in Scotland when they were both supporting Mogwai, whose label, incidentally, Rock Action, the Errors are signed to!)

Errors -‘Bridge Or Cloud? (Twilight Sad remix).’ mp3

Meanwhile, this is the video for the new Frightened Rabbit single ‘Nothing Like You’ out on February 22. I am fervently hoping that there is not going to be a backlash against Frightened Rabbit now they are getting the attention they so richly deserve.

Frightened Rabbit on MUZU

(Sorry I confused Frightened Rabbit with Twilight Sad earlier – a depressingly early senior moment at the age of thirty three)