From long-awaited returns of established artists such as Arcade Fire and Florence and the Machine, to emerging MC Knucks, to the established legend that is Kendrick Lamar. What an exciting month of music awaits.
Alpha Place by Knucks – 6 May
As the UK rap scene continues to grow, Knucks is right in the middle of it. Especially this month, where the South Kilburn artist releases new album ‘Alpha Place’. With news of the likes of Stormzy, Venna and Lex Amor featuring, the rapper is set to release a collaborative gripping piece.
We by Arcade Fire – 6 May
Arcade Fire are back. With three brilliant singles already out, We promises to be a great return for the acclaimed Canadian band, led by husband and wife, Win Butler and Régine Chassagne.
Dance Fever by Florence & The Machine – 13 May
Upcoming ‘Dance Fever’ will be Florence + The Machine’s fifth studio album. Mainly recorded in London during the pandemic, Florence’s album focus is about her missed opportunities in lockdown. From clubbing to festivals, she empathises how these moments were so precious and why she has missed them. The new material is sure to bring back the best of Florence + The Machine.
Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar – 13 May
No words needed really. He’s back. We can’t wait. All hail.
Harry’s House by Harry Styles – 20 May
Boasting 13 tracks, pop star Harry Styles considers his upcoming album ‘Harry’s House’ as a deeply personal statement. The artist released both cover art and an album title on Twitter, leaving his fans happy as Larry. After the release, Styles will be venturing on a mega stadium tour around the UK and Europe in June.
Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky by Porridge Radio – 20 May
Underground DIY band Porridge Radio are thrilled to announce new release ‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’. Their third album considers sounding in on young adults and the issues of love and life when that age. Previously, one of their albums ‘Every Bad’ achieved a place on the Mercury Prize’s shortlist. Expect big with Porridge Radio this month.
Blue Skies by Dehd – 27 May
Chicago trio Dehd are here to make noise. Relishing the soon release of third album Blue Skies, the material is certainly sharper and smarter than previous numbers. The band’s upcoming work delves into the difficulties of everything love and sex, to life and death. For a deeper sense, the album acknowledges their own stories too.
C’MON YOU KNOW by Liam Gallagher – 27 May
Scrolling through LG’s twitter, you’ll see the phrase ‘CMON YOU KNOW’ posted a fair bit. All in build up for his album called that exact quote, the rockstar’s new release will be celebrated in style. Two sold out shows in Knebworth Park with the likes of Michael Kiwanuka, Kasabian and Goat Girl is a damn treat. Please don’t forget this album is going to awesome, as Gallagher’s notes it will be “the sound of the summer.”