On May 1st, Britpop legends Sleeper announced that after over two decades they would be returning to the studio. [Read our first news item on the new album here.]
Funded through Pledge Music, fans were given the opportunity to pledge for the album in a variety of formats.
The Sleeper reunion was the most exciting thing to happen in 2017.
The band were due to reform for four shows in August only – appearing at the Star Shaped Festival – but from there, things snowballed. They subsequently sold out the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in December and then announced another tour for March 2018…again a sell out.
Lots of the pre-release whispers have suggested the upcoming album from Danish metal outfit MØL is something special. Blending elements of black metal with a shoegaze wall of sound, the band create music that isn’t always easy, and yet there’s something about its coldness that’s both cinematic and captivating.
A perfect fit for their epic sound, the new video for ‘Bruma’ has a scope and coldness that could really draw you in.
The official press release, along with the full video, can be found below.
Pirate metal doesn’t always work. That never stopped power metallers Skeletoon giving the novelty subgenre of metal their best efforts and their debut album ‘The Curse of The Avenger’ was surprisingly enjoyable. It really helped that the album featured some great playing to balance out the themes within the songs. [Full review here.]
On 27th April 2018, the legendary Van Morrison will release his 39th studio album ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’.
Unbelievably, the album will be the veteran vocalist’s third album of new studio material in just seven months.