Tales From The Backseat – The Academic
I’ve been a long-time supporter of these boys, so I am delighted their debut album will finally be released this day next week! Irish listeners will recognize ‘Bear Claws’ and ‘Permanent Vacation’ from the airwaves, fans will recognize ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends?’ and ‘Girlfriend’ from their live sets and there’s some new ones on the track-listing too – plenty to be excited about! Indie/rock/pop fans will find lots to love here.
If you like: The Coronas, Circa Waves, Coasts
Ruins – First Aid Kit
Sweedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg return with their fourth album on January 19th. The sisters have released ‘It’s A Shame’, ‘Postcard’ & ‘Fireworks’ ahead of the release and if those tracks are anything to go by, it’s going to be wonderful. Pure folky goodness.
If you like: Fleet Foxes, The Staves, Angus & Julia Stone
Camila – Camila Cabello
Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, formerly of Fifth Harmony fame, will be releasing her first solo album on January 12th. ‘Havana’ was easily one of my favourite tracks of 2017 (and former POTUS Obama’s too..), and I’ve been humming along to recent promotional single ‘Real Friends’ for the past few weeks too. Cabello’s live vocals are fantastic, as is her dancing and on-stage presence – 2018 could be her year.
If you like: Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez
Other album releases I’ll be checking out:
- Blue Madonna – BØRNS
- M A N I A – Fall Out Boy
- Wrong Creatures – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
- Primal Earth – Kimbra
- Between Two Shores – Glen Hansard