FEATURE: No April Fools: The Best Albums to Own Next Month



No April Fools

IN THIS PHOTO: Fontaines D.C./PHOTO CREDIT: Richard Dumas  

The Best Albums to Own Next Month


WE have seen a lot of great albums come out...

 IN THIS PHOTO: Aldous Harding

this month but I feel April is going to be another hot one. There are a couple of weeks left but I wanted to look at some of the records you will want to own! It is always hard to get to grips with all the great music coming out but there are some definite standouts from the April-due records. If you have some spare pennies and are looking for what to own next month, I have collected together the essential releases. The days are getting warmer and longer so it is a great time to invest in music. That might sound strange but we are happier when the weather is finer and I feel this season is conducive to a lot of musical passion and fresh investigation – less fatigued than we are in the winter time. As I say, it is challenging deciphering the best from the average but here, in this assortment, are the albums you need to get involved with...


IN April.

ALBUM COVERS/PHOTOS: Spotify/Getty Images


 Circa WavesWhat’s It Like Over There?

Release Date: 5th April, 2019

Label: Prolifica Inc.

Standout Tracks: What’s It Like Over There?/Movies/Passport

Pre-Order Link: https://circawaves.com/#home

Key Selection: Times Won’t Change Me

PRIESTS The Seduction of Kansas

Release Date: 5th April, 2019

Label: Sister Polygon Records

Standout Tracks: Jesus Son/I’m Clean/Control Freak

Pre-Order Link: https://priests.bandcamp.com/album/the-seduction-of-kansas

Key Selection: The Seduction of Kansas

Anderson .PaakVentura

Release Date: 12th April, 2019

Label: Aftermath Entertainment

Standout Tracks: Make It Better/Winners Circle/Jet Black

Pre-Order Link: https://buy.andersonpaak.com/collections/music/products/ventura-2xlp-webstore-exclusive

Key Selection: King James

Fontaines D.C.Dogrel

Release Date: 12th April, 2019

Label: Partisan Records

Standout Tracks: Too Real/The Lotts/Boys in the Better Land

Pre-Order Link: https://www.normanrecords.com/records/174852-fontaines-d-c-dogrel

Key Selection: Big

The Chemical BrothersNo Geography


Release Date: 12th April, 2019

Label: Virgin EMI Records

Standout Tracks: No Geography/Got to Keep On/Gravity Drops

Pre-Order Link: https://www.thechemicalbrothers.com/

Key Selection: Free Yourself

Cage the ElephantSocial Cues

Release Date: 19th April, 2019

Label: RCA Records

Standout Tracks: Black Madonna/Ready to Let Go/The War Is Over

Pre-Order Link: https://www.cagetheelephant.com/2019/01/31/social-cues/

Key Selection: House of Glass

Fat White FamilySerfs Up!

Release Date: 19th April, 2019

Label: Domino Recording Company

Standout Tracks: I Believe in Something Better/Fringe Runner/When I Leave

Pre-Order Link: https://fatwhitefamily.bandcamp.com/album/serfs-up

Key Selection: Feet

Jade BirdJade Bird


Release Date: 19th April, 2019

Label: Glassnote Records

Standout Tracks: I Get No Joy/My Motto/Uh Huh

Pre-Order Link: https://www.banquetrecords.com/jade-bird/jade-bird/GLS-0242-02

Key Selection: Lottery

LizzoCuz I Love You


Release Date: 19th April, 2019

Labels: Nice Life/Atlantic

Pre-Order Link: https://store.warnermusic.com/cuz-i-love-you-digital-album-1.html

Key Selection: Cuz I Love You

Aldous HardingDesigner


Release Date: 26th April, 2019

Label: 4AD

Standout Tracks: Fixing Picture/Treasure/Heaven Is Empty

Pre-Order Link: https://www.normanrecords.com/records/175059-aldous-harding-designer

Key Selection: The Barrel

Peter Doherty & The Puta MadresPeter Doherty & The Puta Madres


Release Date: 26th April, 2019

Label: Strap Originals

Standout Tracks: All at Sea/Someone Else to Be/A Fool There Was

Pre-Order Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Peter-Doherty-Puta-Madres/dp/B07N47DRWJ

Key Selection: Who’s Been Having You Over

SOAKGrim Town


Release Date: 26th April, 2019

Label: Rough Trade Records

Standout Tracks: Everybody Loves You/Crying Your Eyes Out/Scrapyard

Pre-Order Link: https://store.roughtraderecords.com/products/soak-grim-town

Key Selection: Knock Me Off My Feet