The 10 albums still to look forward to in 2015

2015 has already seen some great releases so far! Whether it is Muse making a great comeback, Noel Gallagher scoring a second Number One album or even Florence And The Machine taking the world by storm once again! So here is what we still have to enjoy…

Years & Years – Communion

Since taking Number One with their hit ‘King’, a lot of anticipation has been around the London Electronica Trio for what will come next. COMMUNION will be the debut album which will be released on Friday 10th July when the charts re-align to a Friday evening and new albums going on sale on that day too. Could the band be looking to hit the top spot again? I can’t see why not.

Gabrielle Aplin – Light Up The Dark

In 2012, Gabrielle Aplin hit Number One with her beautiful cover of ‘The Power Of Love’, originally by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. When debut album ENGLISH RAIN narrowly missed a number one spot on that chart, Gabrielle continued to promote the album and started work on number two. LIGHT UP THE DARK will be released on 18th September with the first single being the title track. With the singer-songwriter looking to impress again, watch out for the next album.

Fred Abbott – Serious Poke

Since the break-up of Noah And The Whale on April fool’s day (I know, it is still a strange one), the former members have all been working on new projects. One that currently stands out is former guitarist Fred Abbott who is about to release his solo debut SERIOUS POKE. Due out on 24th July, the album has already previewed the rocktastic ‘Funny How Good It Feels’ and the punchy ‘Adrenaline Shot’ to great appeal. Hear the full album when it is out later this month!

Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls

2015 saw Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson going through chemotherapy and many fans wishing him well. But with a positive attitude and fighting spirit, Bruce has since been given the all-clear and the band has announced album number sixteen for September 4th! THE BOOK OF SOULS will be on a double-disc album as it comes in at 92 minutes long! With a tour promised for 2016, I can’t wait to hear this new music right up loud and in my face!

Jess Glynne – I Cry When I Laugh

The past 18 months have been huge for Jess Glynne. She featured on three Number One singles (‘Clean Bandit – Rather Be’, ‘Route 94 – My Love’ and ‘Tinie Tempah –Not Letting Go’) as well as her solo number one ‘Hold My Hand’. I CRY WHEN I LAUGH will be unveiled on Friday 14th August, and I reckon this could be yet another number one for the London singer! After recent surgery on her vocal chords, hopefully it won’t be long till she takes to the stage again.

Duran Duran – Paper Gods

PAPER GODS will certainly add to Duran Duran’s 120 Million album sales when it comes out on September 11th! The album, which has been produced by Nile Rodgers, Mr Hudson and Mark Ronson, was unveiled just a few weeks ago and the first single ‘Pressure Off’ has since been unveiled. Will Duran Duran continue the upward trend that began with 2010’s ALL YOU NEED IS NOW? I believe it can.

Bullet For My Valentine – Venom

It could have so been easy to call the fifth album V, but VENOM definitely is a strong and simple title. The first album with new bassist Jamie Mathias looks set to be one of their heaviest albums to date. ‘No Way Out’ shows that the band are still very snappy and thunderous in their iconic sound. While not straying from their roots, this feels like an evolution and a step up from TEMPER TEMPER. August 14th can’t come quick enough!

Rudimental – We The Generation

Rudimental came in 2012 almost from nowhere with Number One hits ‘Waiting All Night’ and ‘Feel The Love’, and then the album HOME also hit the top spot. With a massive following and numerous awards, the Hackney drum-and-bass band are returning with WE THE GENERATION. Ed Sheeran features on the first song ‘Bloodstream’ and other top acts include Lianne La Havas, Foy Vance and the late Bobby Womack to create what will be another big hit. September 18th, can you come now?

Ella Eyre – Feline

Ella Eyre first got mainstream recognition for her vocal work on ‘Waiting All Night’ by Rudimental. From that point, Ella has since been pushing her solo career with a number of Top 20 hits and collaborations with Naughty Boy and DJ Fresh. FELINE will be out on August 14th (yes, that is going to be a busy day!) and looks to bring the R&B singer to a more prominent level of attention. Also, one of her influences is film composer Hans Zimmer! Can’t help but like her for that one!

Natalie Imbruglia – Male

The fifth album from Miss Imbruglia, the late July release will see her cover songs from established male musicians. With The Cure, Death Cab For Cutie, Tom Petty and many others having their hits remade by the Australian star, I can’t wait to hear the result of her work. With the UK release of her previous album being cancelled, I look forward to hearing her first UK release in a decade. MALE sounds like a great concept (similar to Rumer when she released BOYS DON’T CRY, which itself is a fantastic album).

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

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