This Week In Records


This week brings with it the grown-up ZAYN after his departure from One Direction, as well as the third studio album from Birdy. Biffy Clyro are set to hit us with their first release since Similarities in 2014, and Mystery Jets share ‘Bubblegum’.

Mind of Mine is the debut solo album from previous One Direction member, who has undergone a saucy rebrand as ZAYN. His first release came in the form of the steamy ‘PILLOWTALK’, which emphasised a ‘grown-up’ Zayn Malik, talking about sex and girls. Out via RCA.

Birdy will release her third studio album, Beautiful Lies this week. It features the single ‘Keeping Your Head Up’, which shows an upbeat departure from the Birdy we associate with her debut ‘Skinny Love’. Hopefully one that will run throughout the album, and take her in a different direction. Out via Warner Music.

Indie trio The Joy Formidable release their third studio album too, titled Hitch. It follows the release of 2013’s Wolf’s Law, and has been headed by lead single ‘The Last Thing on my Mind’ which was released in January. Out via C’mon Let’s Drift. 

From latest album Curve of the Earth, Mystery Jets are releasing ‘Bubblegum‘ this week. The band have announced that they will be supporting Mumford and Sons at British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park this summer along with others including Dot to Dot festival and Tramlines in Sheffield. Out Via Caroline International.

Having recently released a 15 second teaser trailer for ‘Wolves of Winter‘, Rock royalty, Biffy Clyro, have announced that the world premiere for the single will be 21st March, with an new album promised for the beginning of the summer. Biffy Clyro will co-headline Reading and Leeds Festival this summer with Fall Out Boy. Out Via 14th Floor.

U.S. Artist, Max Jury is releasing the first single ‘Numb‘ off his self-titled debut Album due in June this year. Having previously supported Lana Del Rey and Rufus Wainwright, Jury’s soulful, feel good sound fits well with the image he is creating for himself. Out Via Marathon Artists.


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