1. I Forget Where We Are (CD) ~ Ben Howard
I Forget Where We Were is released on October 21st 2014 through Republic Records. It was produced by drummer Chris Bond at Deep Litter Studios in Devon.
I Forget Where We Were follows the release of Ben's hugely successful debut album, Every Kingdom. Every Kingdom, released in October 2011 sold in excess of 1 million copies globally, received a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and was the catalyst for Ben picking up two Brit Awards in 2012 for British Breakthrough and British Solo Male Artist.
2. Massive Addictive (CD) ~ Amaranthe
Gothenburg's finest, AMARANTHE, have completed their third strike. As per the band's custom, 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with the sound sorcerer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica etc.) at the helm.
'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' features some of the best Amaranthe material to date. In addition to the divine duality of pulsating beats and melodic pop choruses both of which we're accustomed to hear from them, rejuvenated Amaranthe now caters to us further advanced dynamics, a cornucopia of celestial choruses and of course, sheer melodic bliss. Best known for their danceable upbeat anthems, the band surely has a handful of instant Amaranthe classics on 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' such as Trinity and the most contagious chorus of the album, Digital World.
Although already in possession of winning receipt, Amaranthe won't settle for resting on their laurels. Not to tread water, the band has taken to update their sound so now you'll hear contemporary influences never used before in Amaranthe's songs before such as breakdowns, dubstep, voice studders and delays. But that's not to say that Amaranthe has forgotten where their fortes lie as always, song is king.
But it's the whole that has improved. Olof's surgical riffs and soaring solos, Morten's sturdy rhythmic backbone, Johan's booming low-frequency assault, Elize's ever more emotive singing, Jake's melodic vocal outpour and the new screamer Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson all put together combine for an entirely new spectrum of nuances. Yes, they've always been ear candy, but now with their MASSIVE updated sound, Amaranthe is more ADDICTIVE than ever.
3. Start Together (Limited Edition 7-LP Box Set) (Vinyl) ~ Sleater-Kinney
Sleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. Start Together is a deluxe box set compiling all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums, plus a 44-page hardcover book and an art print. Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on colored vinyl. Each album has been freshly remastered by Greg Calbi for this release.
4. Phantom Radio (CD) ~ Mark Lanegan Band
Produced and co-written by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age)
British guitarist Duke Garwood assisted with 'I Am The Wolf,' violinist Sietse van Gorkom co-wrote 'The Killing Season,' and Lanegan's girlfriend Shelley Brien added vocals to the set's 'Floor of the Ocean.'