This is our New Music Playlist for this week:

A BAND CALLED JACK
Voices
From 2018
Mark Caldwell leads the Manchester indies who have worked their way from playing empty pubs to large crowds at the Castlefield Arena. They like Victor Hugo's description of melancholy as "the happiness of being sad"
BISHOP BRIGGS
White Flag
From Church Of Scars 2018
The family of London-born, L.A.-raised Sarah Grace McLaughlin come from Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow. Hence her stage name. This is her second album
BLACK STONE CHERRY
Southern Fried Friday Night
From Family Tree 2018
This was the fourth album from the Edmonton (Kentucky, USA) band: Chris Robertson, Ben Wells, Jon Lawhon & John Fred Young
CHEAP TRICK
The Summer Looks Good On You
From The Summer Looks Good On You 2018
Vocalist Robin Zander and guitarist Rick Nielsen still lead the 70s US radio-rock 'sensations'
DOROTHY
Flawless
From 28 Days In The Valley 2018
The L.A. rock band is led by Dorothy Martin, with all songs on this second album co-written by her and Linda Perry (ex- 4 Non Blondes)
ELECTRIC SIX
The Loveliest Man In Town
From How Dare You 2018
Dick Valentine serves up another fine piece of rock-pop, and interesting to hear Americans sing of "the Lib-Dems and the Tories"!
FOO FIGHTERS
The Line
From Concrete And Gold 2018
'Concrete and Gold' is the 9th album from Dave Grohl's bankable band, formed many, many, years ago from the ashes of Nirvana
GRETA VAN FLEET
When The Curtain Falls
From 2018
The Michigan rockers are three brothers Josh (vocalist), Jake & Sam Kiszka, with Danny Wagner. Named after a resident of their home town, Gretna van Fleet, this is from their third album
HALESTORM
Vicious
From Vicious 2018
Lzzy Hale's vocals lead the rockers from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, now on their fourth album
IDLES
Danny Nedelko
From 2018
The Bristol agit-punks formed at the Bat-Cave Night Club in Bristol, run by singer Joe Talbot and bassist Adam Devonshire, who met while at Exeter Uni. They released their debut album 'Brutalism' in 2017 to critical acclaim
IMAGINE DRAGONS
Natural
From 2018
This is from the third album by the Las Vegas alt-rockers. The line-up here is Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee and Daniel Platzman, and Reynolds reports that this song is about "finding yourself and being willing and able to stand up to whatever adversity comes your way"
JAMES
Better Than That
From Living In Extraordinary Times 2018
Tim Booth's Manchester indies' 15th studio album started life during jam sessions at Sheffield's Yellow Arch Studios. It features keyboards by long-time collaborator Brian Eno
JAMES
Many Faces
From Living In Extraordinary Times 2018
Tim Booth's Manchester indies' 15th studio album started life during jam sessions at Sheffield's Yellow Arch Studios. It features keyboards by long-time collaborator Brian Eno
JOHNNY MARR
My Eternal
From Call The Comet 2018
This the third studio album by the Smiths' veteran
LET'S EAT GRANDMA
I Will Be Waiting
From I'm All Ears 2018
"Exceptional. They really are what many lesser talents just try to be". Norwich childhood friends Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth formed the group in 2013. 2XS session veteran and Welsh Wizard, David Wrench, produced this track on their second album
MASSIVE WAGONS
Billy Balloon Head
From Full Nelson 2018
Pure English rock & roll from the Lanacster rockers, led by vocalist Baz Mills
MEME DETROIT
Get Down On With Me
From 2018
Anglo-Colombian latina, MeMe Detroit, was raised on the outskirts of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Not surprising, then, that she developed a strong aversion to Shakespeare from a young age, although she has since developed into a poet/songwriter in her own right
MUSE
Thought Contagion
From Simulation Theory 2018
The Devon muses are Matthew Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme & Dominic Howard. This is their 5th album
NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
Holy Mountain
From Who Built The Moon? 2018
Noel Gallagher started the Manchester band in 2010, a year after his split from Oasis. This is their third album, produced by David Holmes, and this song contains samples from the 1967 bubblegum single 'The Chewin' Gum Kid' by The Ice Cream (aka Milan Radenkovich)
PEACE
You Don't Walk Away From Love
From Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll 2018
Formed by brothers Harrison and Samuel Koisser, this is the second album by the Worcester soft-rockers
ROBYN
Missing U
From 2018
Stockholm's Kate Bush soundee-likee, Robin Miriam Carlsson, returns eight years after her 'Body Talk' albums
ROCUS
Got Time
From 2018
Hailing from Leeds, the band met at a gig at which singer, songwriter and guitarist Russ Graves was playing an acoustic set, watched by bass player Declan McNulty and drummer Danny Harrison. And that was that!
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
Talking Straight
From Hope Downs 2018
Now a five-piece, the uncatchily-named band (aka Rolling Blackouts C.F.) was formed in Melbourne in 2013 by singer-guitarists Fran Keaney, Tom Russo & Joe White. This is their debut album
SNOW PATROL
Empress
From Wildness 2018
This is the seventh studio album by Gary Lightbody's Ulster/Scottish band. It's also the first with with Johnny McDaid as full member, now a prime member of the showbiz clan as he marries 'Friends' TV star, Courteney Cox
SOFT SCIENCE
Undone
From Maps 2018
Hailing from the Sacramento Valley, Soft Science rose from the ashes of indie pop band California Oranges prior to releasing their last album in 2008. Katie Haley is the sublime vocalist, with Matt Levine (gtr), his brother Ross Levine (kybds & bkg vcls), Mason DeMusey (bass), and Tony Cale (drums)
THE 1975
Love It If We Made It
From A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships 2018
The third album from the Manchester anti-Brexit alt-rockers was to be called 'Music For Cars' (also the title of one of their early EPs), after the band's "love for Brian Eno". The group formed in 2004 and played under various names until, in 2012, frontman Matty Healy (the son of actor Tim Healy) saw the date "1 June, The 1975" in the back of a beat poetry book
THE MAGPIE SALUTE
Send Me An Omen
From High Water 1 2018
The U.S. band was put together by Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, with vocalist John Hogg, Marc Ford, Sven Pipien, Hookah Brown, Matt Slocum and Joe Magistro. Their name is taken from a British superstition that you should salute a magpie to ward off bad luck
THE SURVIVAL CODE
Crawl
From The Hopelessness Of People 2017
The band was created by drummer Gary McGuinness after moving to London, "with a passion for energy, huge melodies and riff rocking music"
TOM GRENNAN
Barbed Wire
From Lighting Matches 2018
This is the Bedford singer/songwriter's debut albim