The 5 best new songs of the week (24 August 2015)

25 August 2015, 09:17

Frank Turner

Summer's nearly gone, but the great new music continues to blossom. This week: Frank Turner gets emotional, Foals battle the mountains and Jim Adkins goes solo.

RECORD OF THE WEEK: Frank Turner - Josephine

Definitely heading for our end of year “Best Albums Of 2015” list, Frank’s latest album Positive Songs For Negative People is another selection of anthemic songs and thoughtful lyrics from one of Britain’s best songwriters. Josephine is classic anthemic Frank – written about a dream he had about finding the perfect partner.


Foals – Mountain At My Gates

One of the most exciting bands in the world right now are about to release a new album that is so good, it’s actually not fair on all the other music around at the moment  Foals’ fourth album What Went Down was recorded in the south of France with uber-producer James Ford (Florence, Mumford, Arctic Monkeys) and is out this Friday (28 August). They’re set to play an intimate club tour in November. This will be one of THE records of 2015.


Stereophonics – I Wanna Get Lost With You

One of the UK’s biggest, best and most enduring bands, who co-headline the V Festival last weekend, release their new album Keep The Village Alive on 11 September. It follows their highly successful “return to form” last album, 2013’s platinum-selling Graffiti On The Train, that saw yet another sold out arena tour of the UK.  I Wanna Get Lost With You reminds us what a great songwriter and storyteller Mr Kelly Jones is.



CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace

The Glaswegian electro-pop trio release their highly-anticipated second album on 25 September. Every Open Eye was recorded in the band’s own studio and follows up their hugely successful 2013 debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, which sold over half a million copies. The excellent second album will be followed by a huge UK tour that sees them headline their first arena show at London’s Alexandra Palace on Friday 27 november,


Jim Adkins – I Will Go

The Jimmy in Jimmy Eat World goes solo with this gentle acoustic ballad, peppered with - of all things - some stirring brass. It’s part of an ongoing singles series that you can subscribe to via Jim’s website - he’s already done a great cover of Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. A UK tour is set for September.