New Music Friday: HAIM, Broken Social Scene and more

Here are our highlights from today's album release schedule.

It’s our favourite time of the week – New Music Friday is the new release fix you need to get your weekend started. This week we’ll be listening to HAIM, Public Service Broadcasting, Broken Social Scene and more.

What’s even better about New Music Friday is that you can listen to a lot of the new music live. We’ve also found a few artists who’ve got new records out and are about to take them on tour. Double win!

Release of the week: HAIM – Something to Tell You
The second studio album by American pop rock band HAIM is out today. Having grown up playing in a group with their family, Something to Tell You is a true testament to that bond. With ’80s riffs reminiscent of a polished Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, the trio cements their place in what is sure to be the future of rock music. Missed out on tickets for their album release party in London on Sunday? You can still see them live at Reading & Leeds Festival on the NME/BBC Radiot 1 stage this summer. Grab your copy of the album here.


Public Service Broadcasting – Every Valley
London-based musical group Public Service Broadcasting are back with the new record Progress. The band’s third studio album Every Valley features themes of mining in England and, of course, Brexit. Public Service Broadcasting are taking their new album on the road in October and we have a few tickets left over at


Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder
New indie rock this week is coming from Canadian group Broken Social Scene. Hug of Thunder is the band’s first album in seven years and it treats listeners to emotional anthems with members like Feist back in the roster. Grab your copy of the album here.


Melvins – A Walk with Love and Death
A Walk with Love and Death marks American rock band Melvins‘ 30th year since the release of their debut album in 1987. The new double album provides thick riffs, bursts of spoken word and dark moodiness to create a 23-track masterpiece. Grab your copy of the album here.


This Is the Kit – Moonshine Freeze
British musician Kate Stables is back with new music by her band This Is the Kit. Moonshine Freeze is filled with playful indie-folk and infectious tunes. You can catch This Is the Kit live at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 21 September with tickets available via Grab your copy of the album here.


Check back next week for more new releases.