A wail of a time with Primal Scream

• HERE’S something to shout about – Primal Scream are back with a brand new album, Beautiful Future.
The album, which contains the single Can’t Go Back, hits the shelves on July 21, and features collaborations with CSS’s Lovefoxxx, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme and folk singer Linda Thompson.
• Don’t let Nine Inch Nail’s new album, The Slip, slip past you.
The physical CD is available in shops from July 28, but you can also download the entire album – which is a real belter – free of charge from their website, http://www.nineinchnails.com
• James Yorkston’s fourth studio album, When The Haar Rolls In, is released on September 1.
The album is another stunning collectiom of lush, beautifully crafted songwriting from the criminally-underrated Yorkston.
• Iconic singer Chaka Khan is back with her first new album in a decade, Funk This.
The funking brilliant album, out on August 25, is preceeded by the single Disrespectful, a duet with Mary J Blige.
• Wish you were hear? German contemporary classical composer Max Richter has a new album, 24 Postcards In Full Colour.
• Pivot’s new album, O Soundtrack My Heart, is out on August 18.
For more information on the eclectic electro indie band, and to grab a free track, log on to http://www.pivotpivot.net
• An album of Biblical proportions is set to be released by Noah And The Whale on August 11.
The fin-tastic LP, titled Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down, features the forthcoming single 5 Years Time.
• Drum and bass pioneers Pendulum have a new single out on July 28.
The Other Side is the latest to be taken from the earth-shattering album In Silico.
• Producer Quantic – real name Will Holland – has a new album out.
Flowering Inferno, Death Of The Revolution, is a laid back pairing of hip hop beats and Cuban music.
• Nu-metal’s finest Linkin Park have released their new track, Leave Out All the Rest.
An epic ballad, the track is likely to put the band in the charts on two tracks at once – as the band also feature on Busta Rhymes’s We Made It.
• If all of this is music to your ears, log on to Isaac Ashe’s Sound Advice for more from the pop world.

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Death Cab For Cutie a fare bet

• ALL hail Death Cab For Cutie, whose new single, the brilliant Cath, is out on July 21.
The track is the second to be lifted from the American group’s outstanding sixth album Narrow Stairs, a US number one.
The group are also currently treating UK audiences to a tour taking in Birmingham Academy on July 15.
• Predatory pop band Scouting For Girls are set to bag themselves another hit with their new single It’s Not About You.
The song, an indie pop track catchier than bird flu, will no doubt feature in the group’s current UK tour, which lasts until November.
• Folk experimentalist Jim Moray released a new album Low Culture, on July 14.
The glorious ten-track album is a mixture of traditional English folk music and modern influences, and features collaborations with grime rapper Bubbz, folk legend Roy Bailey and Art brut lead singer Jasper Future.
• Melodic pop rockers Melee are having a brawl with their latest album and UK debut Devils And Angels.
The album, preceeded by single Built To Last, hits stores on July 21.
• Get down with the musical underground that is The Subways new album, the brilliant All Or Nothing.
With Butch Vig, the man who produced Nirvana’s Nevermind, at the helm, the British trio have produced some of their most engaging work to date – incuding singles Alright and Kalifornia.
• Don’t be in the dark – Santogold’s new single Lights Out will be lining the shelves on August 4.
The track, taken from her epeonymous debut, mixes a heavy bassline with a chorus poppier than a bottle of Willy Wonka’s fizzy lifting drink.
• Singing sensation Phil Campbell’s new single No Love Songs has hit the streets.
The single, taken from his hotly-tipped album After The Garden, is the precurser to a tour taking in dates in Birmingham and Derby.
• Brighton based band Gloria Cycles are pedalling towards the big time with a new release, Vegas.
Already a big name in their hometown, the group are gambling on breaking out with the release and a swath of summer tour dates across the UK.
• It must be hard to swallow for the group, but Noah And The Whale aren’t yet a band of Biblical proportions.
However with a few more dreamy good time folk-indie-pop tracks like new single Five Years Time, featuring Laura Marling, it can only be a matter of time.
• If all of this is music to your ears, log on to Isaac Ashe’s Sound Advice for more from the pop world.