New records to look out for – August 9

Every Friday we delve through the multitude of new record announcements to find the ones that we think are the most promising.

Lagwagon – Railer

Lagwagon will be revealing their new album Railer to the world on October 4 through Fat Wreck Chords.

It’s their ninth album and frontman Joey Cape says the title is “a funny word from childhood that means ‘silly bad’, like lame.”

‘RAILER’ track-listings:
1. Stealing Light / 2. Surviving California
3. Jini / 4. Parable
5. Dangerous Animal / 6. Bubble
7. The Suffering / 8. Dark Matter
9. Fan Fiction / 10. Pray For Them
11. Auf Wiedersehen
12. Faithfully


‘Sasscore’ band SeeYouSpaceCowboy will be releasing their new album The Correlation Between Entrance and Exit Wounds on September 27, through Pure Noise Records.

The band said: “The Correlation Between Entrance and Exit Wounds is a record that deals with loss, growth, and the struggle to stay alive in a world that seems to be constantly working against you.

This record is a bit of a departure from our previous material. When we decided to start writing we talked a lot about what we wanted to do and what we thought people expected us to do. Ultimately we decided to write a record that felt true to us and where we were at that point in time, to not let what we’re expected to do dictate anything about us moving forward.

The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds Tracklisting:  

Armed With Their Teeth
With High Hopes and Clipped Wings
Disdain Coupled With A Wide Smile
A Space Marked “Escape”
Prolonging The Inevitable Forever
Late December
Have You Lost The Plot?
Put On A Show, Don’t Let Them See You Fall
No Words, No Compensating Lies
Dissertation Of An Idle Voice
The Phoenix Must Reset

Microwave – Death Is A Warm Blanket

Microwave‘s new record Death Is A Warm Blanket will be revealed to the world on September 13 through Pure Noise Records.

The record sees the band go into a darker and more aggressive territory than before for their label debut. Discussing everyday issues in adulthood, socio-political world and the constant worries about health and money, it is an album that finds catharsis in chaos and a strange kind of nihilistic freedom. The anthemic elements of ’90s alternative collide with unbridled post-hardcore aggression and heaviness to create something uniquely exhilarating, honest, angry, apocalyptic, and even fun. Death Is A Warm Blanket might be an album about how the end is near, but it signals an exciting new chapter for Microwave.

Death Is A Warm Blanket track list:
Leather Daddy
Float To The Top
The Brakeman Has Resigned
Hate TKO
Love’s Will Tear Us Apart
Part of It

Suggested Friends – Turtle Taxi

‘Queer’ DIY punks Suggested Friends will be releasing their sophomore album Turtle Taxi on October 4 through Fika Recordings.

HalfNoise – Natural Disguise

Natural Disguise is the new album from HalfNoise. It is set for release on October 4 through LAB Records.

The project is fronted by Zac Farro of Paramore. Zac said: “I really stepped out on a limb and recorded and produced my first full-length album. I feel like that freedom and character really shines through on this one unlike any others before.

“There are also new sides to my lyrics and songwriting I didn’t know I had on this album. I feel like there’s a song for everyone. I hope It speaks to listeners as much as it speaks to me.  With HALFNOISE, ‘Natural Disguise’ is my greatest achievement yet.” 

Natural Disguise

Woodstock Snap
Who Could You Be
Boogie Juice / Apple man
Natural Disguise
Moody Disco Blue
Know It’s Her
Cinnamon Sugar
This Groove is Divine
Get Gone
The Pick Up the Put Down
Beautiful Someone”

Like Giants – Sovereign

Midlands pop-punk newcomers Like Giants will be releasing their debut EP Sovereign on September 27.

Frontman Daniel Kai said: “We recorded the EP with Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Broco), which is set for release on September 27th. We wanted to create something that infused elements of bands that we have all separately taken influence from, with heavy breakdowns that will excite fans of heavier music, but the jumpy pop punk rhythms and melodies that will excite fans of bands like ‘Neck Deep’, ‘State Champs’ and the like, with lyrics that everyone who listens can relate to, talking about issues that most people will experience in their day to day lives.”

Sovereign Tracklist:
Right in the childhood
The Poet
Cut and Run
Beauty Queen

Selfish Things – Logos

One of our favourite acts Selfish Things have revealed they will be releasing their debut album Logos on September 29 through Pure Noise Records.

The record delves deep into the psyche of frontman Alex Biro. He said: “I want people to know that there is strength in your faults. It’s just as important to suffer as it is to find moments of joy and happiness. Darkness and light need one another.”

Logos Track Listing
Blood (ft. Andy Leo of Crown The Empire)
Torn (ft. Spencer Chamberlain)
Drained (ft. William Ryan Key)

MSRY – Loss

Oxford hardcorers MSRY are releasing their sophomore EP Loss on November 8.

The record features Cancer Bats‘ Liam Cornier on new single Still Breaks My Heart.

“Loss” Tracklisting:

1. Gemini
2. Still Breaks My Heart ft. Liam Cormier
3. Imposter
4. Guilt
5. Courage
6. Loss

Elizabeth Birt

August 9, 2019

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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