A nice mix of new releases this week, with Marilyn Manson, X-Factor’s Andrew Wishart, Carrie Underwood, Damon Albarn, Celtic Thunder and more.
Last year’s X-Factor runner-up (by less than 1% of votes!) Andrew Wishart delivers his independent debut It’s Never Too Late and Marilyn Manson’s new album Born Villain is out today.
Country pop megastar Carrie Underwood releases Blown Away and Irish group Celtic Thunder release Heartland.
Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz comes through with his next project, the musical accompaniment to a stageshow about the medical and scientific advisor to Elizabeth I, Dr Dee.
The extended tour edition of Kimbra’s Vows hits the streets, with six new songs. Gothy Brooklyn new wave duo Light Asylum release their self-titled debut.
Richard Hawley (Pulp, Longpigs) delivers his seventh solo album Standing At The Sky’s Edge.
LA sleaze rapper Mickey Avalon returns with his second album Loaded.
On the local tip, Perth pop- rockers End Of Fashion have Holiday Trip Of A Lifetime, Sydney electro upcomer Catcall has her debut The Warmest Place and Melbourne outlaw blues trio Gruntbucket have Songs From An Empty Room.
French soul superstar Ben L’Oncle Soul releases his self-titled album.
It’s a double whammy of blues icons, with Howlin’ Wolf’s The Back Door Man and Muddy Waters’ Messin’ With The Man: 1953-61.
If Gregorian chants are more your thing, Monks Of The Desert offer Blessings, Peace And Harmony. There are also a stack of Placido Domingo re-releases and the soundtrack to behind-the-scenes musical TV series Smash.
Check out our chat with Andrew Wishart about his debut below.