New Music Friday: Japandroids, Tinie Tempah and more

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 Japandroids, Tinieh Tempah, Train and more.

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

Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

We’re kicking off this week’s #NewMusicFriday off with the long awaited return of Canadian rockers Japandroids and their new record Near To The Wild Heart Of Life. And what a return it is! The Vancouver natives deliver pop-metal choruses and soaring guitars that will have you chanting every word. We simply cannot wait to see them live as they tour the UK this spring, there’s a few tickets left on and if you want to sweeten the wait you can your copy of the album in our shop.

Tinie Tempah – Youth

Hailed as Tinie Tempah’s love letter to London, Youth is the British rapper’s third studio album. 2016 was a big year for Tinie Tempah with various huge shows and various No.1’s with Not Leting Go and Turn The Music Louder. “I wanted to give a nod to all of the genres of music I heard growing up that made me want to be a rapper,” says Tinie. “The good thing about being from London is that you hear so many different styles of music, and are exposed to so many different things.” Get your hands on the new record right here.

Train – A Girl A Bottle A Boat

You can’t deny that Train manage to give you tune after tune in whatever they do. And it’s no different with new record A Girl A Bottle A Boat, the band’s tenth studio album. “I’m just trying to make songs that I can imagine people wanting to hear because they make you happy, and wanting to see it live,” says frontman Pat Monahan. Train are set to play Islington’s Assembly Hall next Tuesday, so warm up those vocals chords, practise your Drops of Jupiter lyrics and buy your tickets via

Toothless – The Pace Of The Passing

Brand new side project by Bombay Bicycle Club bassist Ed Nash, Toothless, have revealed their debut album The Pace Of The Passing. The record reveals Ed’s talents as a singer with a soft tone. “My plan is to do this in the same way I was doing Bombay Bicycle Club,” he says, on Toothless. “That was my life, for ten years.” And there will be a tour, too! Kicking off on 27 February, Toothless will stopover in six cities this spring, tickets are on sale now via

Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound

It’s time to crank up the noise with Cloud Nothings latest album Life Without Sound. The Cleveland indie rockers take their fourth studio album on the road with a massive show at London’s KOKO on 21 March. If you are in need of some rocking out, grab those tickets now.

Brantley Gilbert – The Devil Don’t Sleep

Yee-haw! Country’s bad boy Brantley Gilbert is back with a brand new record that’ll make you want to saddle up and head straight to Nashville. The Devil Don’t Sleep is the first album in three years since 2014’s Just As I Am. “I write or co-write [nearly] every song on my records — all but one on this one,” he told Billboard. We’re really hoping Brantley will come back to the UK very soon!

Charlie Cunningham – Lines

For his debut album Charlie Cunningham draws inspirtation from Bon Iver and Ben Howard, with a sprinkle of Spanish flamenco. It’s wonderfully melodic and melancholic at the same time. If you want to experience all the magic live, Charlie is playin shows in February, tickets are on sale via

Deaf Havana – All These Countless Nights

It’s album number four for the lads from Norfolk. With All These Countless Nights alt-rockers Deaf Havana are reborn and we can’t get enough. It features the recently released singles Trigger, Fever and  Sing, and has a homecoming feel about it while not forgetting the growth the band has been through in thelast seven years. They’re playing a round of shows throughout the UK in February and we’ve a few tickets left so you can rock out.

Check back every Friday for a list of album releases to get excited about.