Several worldwide album releases have been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but which bands are still going ahead with theirs? Here is a selection of new records you can still expect this month.
Mystery Jets – A Billion Heartbeats (3 April)
Born out of London, Mystery Jets is an English indie rock band from Twickenham. The
four-piece announced their new album A Billion Heartbeats after it was postponed in
September due to lead singer Blaine Harrison’s health. Now back in full force and good
health, their new record comprises songs of protest that get the heart racing and puts you
high on hope. It’s proof, really, that music speaks louder than words.
Born Ruffians – JUICE (3 April)
Formed in 2004, Canadian rockers Born Ruffians earned an online reputation after they
signed with the UK electronic music label Warp Records. They released their self-titled
debut album in 2006 and would go on to release five more albums. Their latest record, however, named Juice, is heavily influenced by two genres they’ve experimented with
before, those being indie rock and post-punk, and should make for a fantastic listen.
Purity Ring – WOMB (3 April)
This Canadian future-pop duo has been making music for over a decade, perfect timing to release their third studio album. This record by Purity Ring is eagerly anticipated, as they have not released a record in five years. James and Corin mix hip-hop and pop styles paired with childlike vocals to create an exciting sound.
Joe Satriani – Shapeshifting (10 April)
Joe Satriani, otherwise known as the best-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time, is a
15-time Grammy award nominee with over 10 million album sales throughout his career.
His latest record, named Shapeshifting is as hard-rock and blues-inspired as ever – and will be his 18th studio album. Satriani is then touring around the EU in April to promote and coincide with the release.
The Strokes – The New Abnormal (10 April)
American rock band The Strokes formed in 1998 and originate from New York City. They
released their debut album Is This It in 2001 to widespread critical acclaim and helped
usher in the garage rock movement of the 21st century. Their latest album, titled The New Abnormal marks seven years since the release of their previous album, and judging by their new single ‘At The Door’ it’s going to be a spectacular return to form.
Enter Shikari – Nothing is True and Everything is Possible (17 April)
Formed in 2003, Hertfordshire band Enter Shikari soared to the heights of the music
industry very quickly. Since then, they never could have predicted just how far their music
would take them. The band have experimented with a variety of genres, mainly alternative
and electro-rock, but have always found ways to keep things fresh.
Trivium – What The Dead Men Say (24 April)
Progressive heavy metal band Trivium are back in action after announcing their ninth studio album What The Dead Men Say. Being three years since their previous album, Trivium is ramping up the teasers for the new record by dropping a variety of singles and cover songs and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.