It’s a big week of albums from Guy Sebastian, Evermore, Lisa Mitchell, Bat For Lashes, Ben Harper and heaps more.
There’s a fascinating collection of releases this week, a real jumble of pop, folk, baroque, metal, hip-hop, showtunes, rock and more.
Guy Sebastian comes first with his new album Armageddon on the back of his hit single ‘Battle Scars’, Lisa Mitchell’s second album Bless This Mess comes out today, as does Evermore’s long-awaited, stadium-ready Follow The Sun and Ellie Goulding’s second album Halcyon.
Aussie stuff comes in the form of the dramatic new record from Bertie Blackman titled Pope Innocent X and the stylistic shift for Eagle And The Worm as the EP ‘Strangelove’ and Velociraptor’s mini-album ‘The World Warriors’.
Goth-rockers Placebo have the ‘B3’ EP, Death Cab For Cutie’s frontman has a new album Former Live under his new, serious name Benjamin Gibbard, pop-punks All Time Low release Don’t Panic, nouveau prog wizards Coheed And Cambria have Afterman: Ascension and alt-rockers Anberlin release Vital.
Throwback rock comes from UK hellions the Jim Jones Revue on The Savage Heart and Sydney sinister-blues men The Snowdroppers with Too Late To Pray.
The triple j all-star cover album Like A Version has its eight incarnation out today.
Tougher tunes come from thrash urchins Trash Talk with 119 and avant-hardcore masters Converge have All We Love We Leave Behind deathcore act The Acacia Strain’s Death Is Only Mortal (plus a live album from The Devil Wears Prada titled Dead And Alive).
Pitbull rapper Xzibit returns with an album full of lyrical Napalm, the first in six years, and hot hip-hop newcomer Machine Gun Kelly delivers his studio debut Lace Up.
Stage and screen icon Barbra Streisand has compiled previously unreleased songs from across her entire career as Release Me, and Kamahl has a triple-album Heart And Soul.
There’s also a tour edition of The Black Keys El Camino and a remix album from Kimbra.
Check out our recent interview with Evermore about their new album.