Before getting into article I am sorry for missing previous month, life. Happens. But, this month is quite interesting on new releases, especially from veterans. There is album from Ivan Král, man who played with Patti Smith, David Bowie or Iggy Pop is presenting new material after 12 years. We must not forget a legend – Robert Plant is due for another album with the Sensational Space Shifters, mentioning that this is a voice behind Led Zeppelin is hopefully not necessary. Another legendary voice belongs to Leonard Cohen, whose very successful album ‘Old Ideas’ will soon be followed by 13th studio album. Not to mention upcoming live album from Queen or new studio album from Smokey Robinson, oh but there is so much more.
But it is not all about legends. There are quite a few young artists to which we can look forward. Alt-J especially arisen an awesome wave of excitement. Then new album, releases only yesterday, by the Kooks or a debut album to fill shelves with bit of British rock, never enough of that, Catfish and the Bottlemen.
WEEK ONE : The Kooks – Listen (1.9); The Pierces – Creation (1.9); Esben and the Witch – A New Nature (1.9) Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland (2.9); Coves – Soft Friday (2.9); In Flames – Siren Charms (5.9)
COVES is a psychedelic duo of vocalist Rebekah Wood and multi-instrumentalist John Ridgard who are to introduce their garage/pop/psychedelic project Coves with debut album ‘Soft Friday’. Coves mix the 60’s garage and distance vocalizing with somewhat indie glamour, what begins as hypnotic ends as intense and it is good.
WEEK TWO : Robert Plant – Lullaby and … the Ceaseless Roar (8.9); Interpol – El Pintor (8.9); Ryan Adams (8.9); Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World (9.9); The Script – No Sound Without Silence (12.9); Smokey Robinson – Smokey & Friends (9.9); Justin Townes Earle – Single Mothers (9.9); Queen – Live At the Rainbow (8.9)
Robert Plants new album – Lullaby and … the Ceaseless Roar will be his tenth studio album from his times in Led Zeppelin. This time his backing band will be The Sensational Space Shifters. Plant should be described as singer of many qualities, even though his trademark will forever be high pitch, he is capable of much more and his career proves just that. Plant explored various of genres with various of musicians and opened his music to different audiences.
WEEK THREE : Slash – World on Fire (15.9); The Madden Brothers – Greetings From California (16.9); Train – Bulletproof Picasso (16.9); Aphex Twin – Syro (19.9); Ivan Král – Always (19.9); Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony (15.9); Lia Ices – Ices (16.9)
Catfish and the Bottlemen will introduce their debut album ‘The Balcony’ in a third week of September. As yet another British rock band from Wales they have unmistakable sound from the United Kingdom but as many preserving with bit of their own. As you can hear in their first single from upcoming album (below) it’s an rock’n’roll (ish) indie with good doze of energy.
WEEK FOUR : Alt-J – This is All Yours (22.9); Markéta Irglová – Muna (23.9); Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek (23.9); Julian Casablancas & The Voidz – Tyranny (23.9); Jennifer Hudson – JHUD (23.9); Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades Of Blue (23.9); Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems (22.9); The Drums – Encyclopedia (22.9); Lenny Kravitz – Strut (23.9); Erasure – The Violet Flame (23.9); Prince – Art Official Age (30.9);
Only Czech female ever to receive an Oscar, Markéta Irglová, is to release her second solo album Muna. Irglová, who prove to be brilliant singer and instrumentalist moved from Czech Republic to Iceland and good that has been. Influence of north and better music surrounding than what Czech lands offers leave. Markéta to experiment herself off. Muna, as previous Anar, offers melancholy and happiness mixed with dreamy tunes and beautiful voice.