The 5 Albums You Should Check Out This Week! 05/05/2014

The five new albums you should check out this week.

1. The Horrors – Luminous



Southend’s post punk revival masters The Horrors return this week with Luminous, their 4th studio album and the one that the band hope will push any memories of the band that released Strange House way back in 2007, going from one-dimensional Topman goths to a band who’ve developed into potential Mercury Prize winners.

Luminous is released May 5th via XL Recordings.

2. Framing Hanley – The Sum Of Who We Are



It’s been a tough couple of years for Tennessee rockers Framing Hanley, since their amazing debut album The Moment and their solid follow-up A Promise To Burn, they have left their record label, resorting to Kickstarter to fund their latest album and have relied on minimal advertising to get the word out, but after a three-year wait, their 3rd studio album, The Sum Of Who We Are has finally been released, hoping to recapture the buzz that they got from their cover of Lil Waynes Lollipop.

Sum Of Who We Are was released April 28th via Imagen Records

3. Brody Dalle – Diploid Love



Brody Dalle has gone from Distillers and Spinnerette front woman, battled with a drug addiction, became a mother and has now released Diploid Love, her first album as a solo artist, bringing her unique blend of punk hardcore to subjects as varied as the environment, politics and the twists and turns that her life has taken in recent times.

Diploid Love was released April 28th via Caroline

4. Black Stone Cherry – Magic Mountain



For massive doses of southern style hard rock, Kentucky band Black Stone Cherry are about to release their 4th studio album Magic Mountain, with this one promising to capture the energy and style of previous albums, but with even more riffs, country swagger and sing-along moments,

Magic Mountain is released May 5th via Roadrunner Records

5. Paws – Youth Culture Forever



Glaswegian garage pop trio band PAWS are close to releasing their second album Youth Culture Forever, combining their brand of noise-punk, rock and pop to produce another solid album which builds on the success of their début Cokefloat! enjoyed

Youth Culture Forever is released on May 6th via Fat Cat Records

Check out last weeks edition here.

By Stephen Gough