Five favourite releases from January 2018

I thought 2017 was an amazing year for new music, but it seems 2018 is going to be even better! January was an awesome month for new album/EP releases. I thought I would share some of my faves…

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures

“Wrong Creatures” has so many fantastic tracks on it. My current favourite is “Spook”, but I just love the dark, cool, laid-back vibe of the whole album.

Get your copy on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/wrong-creatures/id1280362447

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wrong-Creatures-Black-Rebel-Motorcycle/dp/B075KXNRF8/

Stream/add to your Spotify playlist:

Dream Wife – Dream Wife

“Dream Wife” is brilliant. Eleven amazing tracks. I love the fun, punky sound. My favourite tracks at the moment are “Somebody”, “Hey Heartbreaker”, and “F.U.U.”, but the whole album is great; you can listen to from start to finish without having to skip over tracks, no fillers. The songs are essentially fun and uplifting but also include lots of insightful social commentary in the lyrics. A gem of an album.

Buy on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/dream-wife/985985236

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/DREAM-WIFE-Dream-Wife/dp/B076TFKHX4

Stream/add to Spotify playlists:

Walking Papers – WP2

I heard about Walking Papers when they released their debut a few years ago and really enjoyed the songs I heard from that album. “WP2” is really good. There are some stand out tracks, such as “My Luck Pushed Back”, “Death On The Lips”, and “Red and White”, but this is an album full of bluesy, grungy, classic-sounding tracks. The sound reminds me a bit of Rival Sons in their Great Western Valkyrie era. The vocals on “WP2” are exquisite, a really smooth sound that enhances the album.

Buy on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/wp2/1313459886

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/WP2-Walking-Papers/dp/B077GJR6B3

Stream/add to Spotify playlist:

Crimson Star – Bay View

See my review here: https://realrockandroll.wordpress.com/2018/01/27/ep-review-bay-view-crimson-star/

Buy from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bay-view-ep/1318715394

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bay-View-Crimson-Star/dp/B0785D24YM/

Stream/add to Spotify playlist:

King Buffalo – Repeater

If you like psychedelic rock, shoegaze, doom, blues, or just amazingly creative music, you’ll find it all on King Buffalo’s latest release, “Repeater”. The title track is over thirteen minutes in length, but is so good it could have been longer. I really like the sound of this EP and will be checking out some more of this band’s music.

Buy on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/repeater-ep/1325146881

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Repeater-King-Buffalo/dp/B0788BVSZL

Bandcamp: https://kingbuffalo.bandcamp.com/album/repeater

Stream/add to Spotify playlist:

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Other great albums/EPs released in January that deserve a mention:

Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons – “The Age of Absurdity”

Joe Satriani – “What Happens Next”

The Velcro Teddy Bears – “Stand and Fall”

There are probably loads more that I haven’t heard about. Feel free to mention them in the comments!

I’ve been keeping a list of new releases that I find, using a Spotify playlist. You can find it here:

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