The Best New Rock Album Releases This Week
Marillion, Crobot, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra and more: the best new rock album releases available at all decent retailers later this week...
Marillion - F.E.A.R.
"At times, FEAR (Fuck Everyone And Run) suggests that Marillion have taken all the most emotionally potent and fervently dynamic moments from this line-up’s 27 years and moulded them into some new, exponentially emboldened form." Read the full review on TeamRock+.
Hey! Hello! - Hey! Hello! Too
The Wildhearts never shied away from their bubblegum roots, but Hey! Hello! embrace their slick, glam roots with the same zeal as a chubby kid going after candy floss. Read the full review on TeamRock+.
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry - Shine A Light
The duo draw from the wells of Lead Belly (Midnight Special, Rock Island Line), Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie. The collection is filled out with a couple of more recent ‘train’ songs, with Bragg’s baritone vocals and Henry’s tenor blending especially sweetly on Gordon Lightfoot’s_Early Morning Rain_. Read the full review at TeamRock+.
Crobot - Welcome To Fat City
No second-album worries for this lot. While some bands struggle to follow up an impressive debut, Crobot have marched on sturdily and come up with an album that thrums with charismatic grooves and blues inspiration. Read the full review at TeamRock+.
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra - Broken Lines
Comprised of members of Alice In Chains, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon and the Mars Volta, this is a clever hybrid of prog, hard rock and dance. Read the full review on TeamRock+.