A new week is upon us and that means fresh new music is upon us too. Come and have a look at the four artists
you need to know about this week. We begin this week with…
Leicester’s finest Kasabian are back with their new album 48:13. Named after the length of the actual album, the promotion for the release has been somewhat different with singer Tom Meighan and guitarist Serge Pizzorno going to east London in white overalls and painting the numbers on a wall of a building belonging to artist and designer Aitor Throup. A decorating sideline on the cards, lads?? Available on the Columbia/Sony Music label, this is the first single “Eez-eh”.
Former White Stripe and one of the privileged artists to do a James Bond number, Jack White returns with his second solo album, Lazaretto. The album was already being written in the middle of touring his first solo album, Blunderbuss, and according to White, “Its definitely not one sound, it is several.” And the songs were drawn from short stories and plays written by a 19 year old White, found in an attic years later. Available on the Third Man/XL Recordings/Columbia Records labels, this is the title track “Lazaretto”.
19 year old English songstress Chloe Howl (Howells to give her the full surname credit) releases her debut album this week, simply titled Chloe Howl. She does have quite a few musical numbers from her early performing days such as a Christmas album she recorded at the age of 10 to raise funds for her school and then at the grand old age of 11, she made a pilot for an environmentally-aware music show called The Trollmates which she and three others dressed as singing trolls, complete with latex ears. It got her a meeting with David Hasselhoff too. Available on the Sony Music/Columbia Records label, this is the single “Rumour”.
Swedish melodic death metal outfit Arch Enemy are my final choice this week with the release of their new album, War Eternal. This is the bands ninth studio album and is the first with the new lead singer, Alissa White-Gluz. She replaced original frontwoman Angela Gossow, who is now their business manager. There is also a debut for new guitarist Nick Cordle on this album so whilst their personnel may have altered, the music remains as good as ever. Available on the Century Media label, this is the single “You Will Know My Name”.
So that’s it for another week! Join me again as we walk down music’s yellow brick road
to find the artists you need to know about. Keep on keeping on…
— Mark Sharpley