News 11 February 2022

#NewMusicFriday: Alt-J, Big Thief, Spoon and more out now!

11 February has a stack of new albums to check out.

#NewMusicFriday: Alt-J, Big Thief, Spoon and more out now!

British indie trio Alt-J return with The Dream, their first album in five years. The follow-up to Relaxer (#4 Jun. ‘17) includes the singles ‘U&Me’, ‘The Actor’ and Get Better.

Brooklyn band Big Thief release their fifth album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You. Featuring the singles ‘Certainty’, ‘Change’ and ‘Simulation Swarm’, the group’s first album since 2019’s Two Hands is a double album.

Spoon release Lucifer on the Sofa, their tenth studio album. It’s the veteran American indie band’s first album since Hot Thoughts (#21 Mar. ‘17), which gave them their highest ARIA Charts peak. The new album includes the singles ‘The Hardest Cut’, ‘Wild’ and ‘My Babe’.

American R&B star Mary J. Blige returns with Good Morning Gorgeous. Her 14th album is the follow-up to 2017’s Strength of a Woman and features collaborations with DJ Khaled, Anderson .Paak and Usher, among others.

Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder releases Earthling, his third solo album. Coming just over a decade on from previous album, Ukulele Songs (#6 Jun. ‘11), the new LP includes a collaboration with Elton John on the track ‘Picture’

Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash releases his fourth album with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, the aptly-titled 4. The follow-up to Living The Dream (#4 Oct. 18) includes the singles ‘The River Is Rising’ and ‘Call off the Dogs’.

English singer-songwriter Foxes releases her third album, The Kick. It’s her first album since 2016’s All I Need. Between albums, she releases the 2021 EP Friends in the Corner.

Frank Turner releases FTHC. The English singer-songwriter debuted much of the album during acoustic livestreams from his home called Independent Venue Love, held during lockdowns.

Come back next Friday to see which of these titles make it onto the ARIA Charts. Check out all of the latest charts.