Album News Weekly: 26th August 2016

In this issue: A cool girl gives us lady wood, a Perth boy gives us a musical gang bang, some yanks call us ‘Generation Fucked’ and I need a cold shower…



The Queen of the Clouds turned ‘Cool Girl’ is back with LADY WOOD, her highly anticipated second album. Broken this time into two intimate chapters – Fairy Dust and Fire Fade, the former referring to “When the adrenaline starts to kick in. It gives you butterflies. It’s that tingling sensation of sex,” while the latter captures the moment it wears off, “You feel a little bit uneasy, and you want to chase that first feeling again”.

LADY WOOD lands October 28th on Universal Music.




Paul Reid, aka Drapht, who dropped this fifth studio album Seven Mirrors earlier this week, has now gone a step further announcing the Seven Mirror Album Tour to kick off this October. The album boasts contriburtions from some Aussie music royalty, including Hilltop Hoods, Katie Noonan and Dune Rats, and promises ‘colourful narrative and wit, with the stern fabric of personal expression and catharsis.’

Seven Mirrors is out now.




Yo, punk rock trio WAKRAT are on a mission to deliver this year’s most unapologetic, uncensored and outspoken album of 2016. It’s looking like they may deliver, with Tim Commerford (Rage Against The Machine) at the helm, a song titled “Generation Fucked” and a record described as being fuelled by political dissent due to be released on the day of the US General Election. But I still have one question. WTF is a WAKRAT?

WAKRAT’s self-titled debut LP will be available on November 8th.




Aussie pop punk lives through Our Past Days. After six months of perfecting their direction and sound in the studio, a tour with The Wonder Years and the help of producer Jay Maas (The Dropkick Murphys’, Citizen), the five-piece from Sydney promise an emotive and honest, rock infused record in Keep Safe, that place them amongst the likes of Thrice, Brand New and Knuckle Punk.

Keep Safe is out September 2nd via Greyscale Records.




Hannah Peel’s discography reads like a who’s who of the cool kids in the UK’s indie pop scene. A member of The Magnetic North alongside Simon Tong (The Verve, Blur) and having collaborated with the likes of Hayden Thorpe (Wild Beasts), Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve and Erland Cooper and a mesmerizing flurry of stunning covers and beautiful originals to her name, the Irish lass gifts us with her second LP Awake But Always Dreaming on September 23rd.



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