Faith No More: Sol Invictus
The music of Faith No More has lived through five presidents, endless wars, economic booms and busts, global meltdown and revolutionary rebirths. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, the hardedged group’s hybridized sound has scored the soundtrack to a time of change, and now in the 21st century, the legendary band has evolved once more to return with a powerful new album, Sol Invictus, and a new focus.
Brandon Flowers: The Desired Effect
2015 solo album by The Killer’s frontman. Almost five years since the release of his critically acclaimed solo debut, Flamingo, Flowers’ solo return follows a time of continued huge success with his band The Killers, who released the global chart-topping album Battle Born in 2012, as well as the greatest hits collection Direct Hits in 2013, selling out the likes of Wembley Stadium and Madison Square Garden while continuing to headline major festivals around the world.
Jeff Beck: LIVE +
2015 live release spanning the legendary guitarist’s vast and varied career along with two new studio tracks. The 14 live performances on Jeff Beck Live+ were recorded at multiple venues in 2014 and feature Beck backed by his band: vocalist Jimmy Hall, bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Jonathan Joseph and guitarist Nicolas Meier. The quintet explored Beck’s vast catalog-which stretches across five decades-with performances of “Morning Dew” (from Truth, 1968), “Superstition” (from Beck, Bogert, Appice, 1973), “Big Block” (from Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop, 1989), as well as two Grammy-winning tracks: his cover of the Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” and “Hammerhead.” Live + concludes with two new studio tracks: “Tribal” and “My Tiled White Floor,” with guest vocals from Ruth Lorenzo and Veronica Bellino, respectively. These aggressive new songs mark Beck’s first studio recordings since 2010 and show a stark departure from the sound on his previous album as the guitarist continues to push the envelope of musical innovation, just as he has his entire career. These tracks are sure to whet the appetite of Beck fans as the guitarist prepares his 17th studio album.
Ceremony: The L-Shaped Man
Ceremony’s fifth studio album, The L-Shaped Man, uses singer Ross Farrar’s recent breakup as a platform to explore loneliness and emotional weariness, but it is by no means a purely sad album. Rather than look inward, Farrar uses his experience to write about what it means to go through something heavy and come out the other side a different person.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle: At Your Service
Sammy Hagar and The Circle announce their debut live double album “At Your Service” set for world-wide release on May 19th, 2015. Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, Vic Johnson’s debut album live from their critically acclaimed 2014 tour. The new 2015 tour kicks off on April 11, 2015 in Las Vegas and runs through September. “At Your Service” captures these 4 artists jamming on 19 legendary tracks that span more than 40 years of rock music history.
Murs: Have a Nice Life
2015 album from the rapper. Destined to be one of the most talked about albums of the year, with production by Mayday, Grammy-nominated producer Jesse Shatkin and tracks like “Okey Dog”, “No More Control”, “Mi Corazon” and “Black Girls Be Like”, Have A Nice Life is a stellar addition for longtime fans of Murs and a mind-blowing introduction to new fans, from an artist that takes Strange Music to an entirely different level.
Graham Parker & the Rumour: Mystery Glue
Graham Parker and the Rumour, one of the UK’s pioneering pre-punk bands, returns with the 2015 album, Mystery Glue. Written in Parker’s second home of New York and recorded in just six days in the legendary RAK studios in London, Mystery Glue is a real return to form for this seminal British songwriter and powerhouse band, which features its original lineup of Parker, Bob Andrews, Brinsley Schwarz, Martin Belmont, Andrew Bodnar and Stephen Goulding.
Paul Weller: Saturns Pattern
2015 release, the 12th solo album from the veteran British singer/songwriter and former leader of The Jam and The Style Council. The follow up to 2012’s No. 1 album Sonik Kicks, Paul continues to push the boundaries with another kaleidoscopic tour de force delivered with a verve and ambition to shame his contemporaries as he continues to adapt and evolve to stay one step ahead of the pack. Written and recorded at de facto HQ, Black Barn Studios in Surrey, Saturns Pattern was produced by Jan “Stan” Kybert and Paul himself. Musicians on the album feature some of the touring band faithful: Steve Cradock, Andy Crofts, Ben Gordelier and Steve Pilgrim plus an illustrious roll-call of guest musicians who include The Strypes’ Josh McClorey and Paul’s old mate from Woking Steve Brookes who was guitarist in the original line-up of The Jam. Paul also brought in members of his favorite new band Syd Arthur to add to the proceedings. Passion, progression, languid grooves and, as ever, spine-tingling rock ‘n’ roll – Paul Weller has, yet again, delivered another masterpiece.