Writing throughout the year can sometimes be a daunting experience, but as each month progresses, we get to experience different moments with different people. Last week, we got chatting to parents of children who were just starting school, many reminiscing on their memories from past school days. It brought us into the topic of youth which quickly moved us into the topic of university and adulthood. As I write this, many friends left home this weekend to start their new lives at universities across the world. It’s an emotional time for everyone but something that enables us to stay calm and reminisce with fondness on the past is music. Artists, songs, records and playlists all have a place in our hearts and this week, we have a host of new music that could provide a soundtrack for those meeting new friends this weekend. We hope you enjoy this week’s selection of Tracks of the Week just as much as we did.
Following last night’s spectacular Mercury Prize ceremony, we obviously have to give our upmost congratulations to Sampha, the well deserved winner of this year’s prize, whose debut album is a clear reason as to why new releases and debut albums are so pivotal to the music industry. For those wanting to see what all the fuss is about, check out the review for Sampha’s Process from our very own Jamie Hancock in our album review section. Aside from the Mercury Prize, there’s a sensational list of new releases today, headed up by the incredible Foo Fighters, who release their seventh studio album Concrete & Gold, a record which combines the rock band’s signature sounds into one completely brilliant album. The Killers continue their teasing trickle of releases as well with Some Kind Of Love.
As it’s the first day of the legendary Glastonbury Festival, we can all be forgiven if we take our eyes away from this week’s new music releases to focus on the action in Somerset. However, there are some stunning new releases that we feel you should definitely give a listen to. After all, if you take your eye off the ball for a week, who knows what you could miss out on. Here are our Tracks of the Week with in depth reviews.
It has already been a chaotic month of music for The Music Radar UK with the festival season finally coming into full swing, whilst some of the world’s biggest artists have released new records which have shown just how great a mix of sound we currently have. This week sees the lively sisters, HAIM release Little Of Your Love, their third release from the upcoming second record. Fall Out Boy follow on from the staggering release of Young and Menace with track Champion.
Each week, we hope to be blessed with some incredible new tracks and so far each week has lived up to our hopeful expectations. However, never could we have predicted the quality of music that was released this week. In record breaking feat, we have reviews for over thirty tracks that were released just this week! We always have high hopes when it comes to the end of each month but never could we have dreamt of something this spectacular. Here are our tracks’s of the week with in depth reviews.
As we approach May, we are gifted with an incredible selection of new music to round April off in style. Leading this week are a surprising amount of artists with Haim returning for the first time since 2013 with new track Right Now. Imagine Dragons release Thunder, the second track from their upcoming third album.