April 2nd – My Shame Is True by Alkaline Trio
I have loved this band for about six years now and I’m very excited to see what they come up with next. Due for release on the same day as their Broken Wing EP. Coming out through their own label in a joint venture with Epitaph Records. The first single ‘I Wanna Be A Warhol’ is available to listen to and download – it sounds like classic Alkaline Trio, but with Skiba’s voice and their playing technique showing the maturity of band that have been together for two decades.
April 8th – House of Gold & Bones Part 2 – Stone Sour
Second Part of Stone Sour’s concept album, via Roadrunner records.
April 9th – Paramore by Paramore
Follow up to Brand New Eyes and the first album since Paramore became a three piece. I’m interested to see where this might go because I wasn’t a huge fan of the first single ‘Now’; I disliked the way they had distorted Hayley Williams’ voice – she has a really good voice I didn’t really see the need for the over auto tune that they seemed to have done. But I’ll withold judgement until I’ve heard the rest of it…
April 16th – Save Rock And Roll by Fall Out Boy
After their explosive return from hiatus, this is the new album from Fall Out Boy. I liked their first single ‘My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)’ – it’s a very good workout track, so I’m excited to see where the rest of this album goes. I wasn’t a massive fan of Fall Out Boy before their hiatus but I appreciated their music and style. Interested to see what they do with this return.
April 22nd – Tape, Deck, Heart by Frank Turner
This album doesn’t really fit in with the general ‘rock’ of the other four albums, but Frank Turner is one of my favourite artists. I’ve been a fan for about three years and I can’t wait to see him at Leeds festival later this year. I am very very excited for this album because the first songs released ‘Four Simple Words’ and ‘Recovery’ have been absolutely amazing and I simply can’t wait for the rest of it! If you haven’t heard Frank yet, please give him a go, he’s a punk rock singer songwriter from London and he’s bloody brilliant!