The 5 Albums You Should Check Out This Week! 28/04/14

The five new albums you should check out this week

1. Green Day – Demolicious

Released for Record Store Day, Demolicious is a compilation album made up of 18 different demos recorded by American punk band Green Day’s when working on their 2012 trilogy of albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tre!, with the highlight being the as yet unreleased track State of Shock.

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Album available on double vinyl, CD and cassette

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2. One Year Later – Life Between The Lies

Life Between The Lies is the second full length album from American metalcore collective One Year Later, with this being the first featuring new vocalist Germy Andreaco (formerly of Insult To Injury), early reviews of the album point towards it providing a deeply personal yet polished collection of songs that suggest a bright future for this young band.

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Album available via CD, Vinyl and Digital Download

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3. Needtobreathe – Rivers In The Wasteland

Serving as a follow-up to their 2011 album The Reckoning, American alt rock band Needtobreathe this week released Rivers In The Wasteland, returning to their deep southern roots, the band used their three-year hiatus to produce a fresh new sound, that creates an interesting collection of songs.

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Album available on Vinyl, CD and Digital Download

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 4. The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads

This Scottish rockabilly band The Amazing Snakeheads finally gave us their first full length album, Amphetamine Ballads, mixing  goth, blues and garage to produce an album filled with unusual hybrids and jazz filled rock tropes, with Dales Glaswegian accent once again lending itself perfectly to the rock genre.

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Album available on Vinyl, CD and Digital Download

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5. Shonen Knife – Overdrive

Bursting onto the scene in the late 90’s, Japanese punk pop band Shonen Knife are now onto their nineteenth full length album Overdrive, with this one made up of half noise punk and one half dark rock riffs, including the pop punk gems Bad Luck Song and Jet Shot, once again showing just why these gals have been around so long.

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Album available on CD, Vinyl and Digital Download

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By Stephen Gough