Silent Radio surveys this week’s highly desirable new releases.

William Doyle   Springs Eternal

Art pop which across its 11 tracks hear from narrators teetering on the precipice of global disaster, heartbreak, addiction, indoctrination and mental illness, until they pass into the great unknown.

Grandaddy         Blu Wav              

The title is meant to be a literal mash-up of bluegrass and new-wave, aiming to keep the slow sway and sweet, simple lyrics of the bluegrass waltz while adding layers of dense synthesizers and the electronics of new wave.

Karl Bartos          The Cabinet of Dr Caligari           

Former Kraftwerk member creates a score for Robert Wiene’s 1920 psychological thriller.

Omni     Souvenir             

Atlanta trio balancing their spiky riffs with a great reflection of the formative influence of college rock favourites of their youth including REM, the Cure and Big Audio Dynamite.

Crawlers              The Mess We Seem To Make     

The Liverpool alt rock band take on a whole range of challenging topics: trauma, sexual politics, mental health, the general goings on in a young person’s life.

El Perro del Mar               Big Anonymous

Musical shapeshifter’s album that engages in dialogues with the dead, musings on her own mortality, reflections on the inner darkness that she inherited. It’s gothic, crepuscular and moody.

Frontier Ruckus                 On the Northline            

Michigan band renowned for their increasingly intricate and poetic orchestral folk-pop creations, the band return with a new album steeped in pristine vocal harmonies and a tender kind of melancholy.

Paloma Faith      The Glorification of Sadness      

Her sixth album is about finding your way back after the breakdown of a relationship and features collaborations with Chase & Status, Kojey Radical, Maverick Sabre, Lapsley, MJ Cole, Fred Cox, Amy Wadge, Liam Bailey and Jaycen Joshua.

Cherym                 Take It or Leave It           

A three-piece from Derry taking influence from The Smashing Pumpkins, Bikini Kill, American Football, PUP and Pixies.

Middle Kids        Faith Crisis Pt 1

Sydney trio that express the sensation of being overwhelmed, swept up and dragged down in songs brimming with yearning, angst, pop brightness.

Levitation Room               Strange Weather            

A release on which they branch out from pure psych rock into all other facets of rock.

Friko      Where We’ve Been, Where We Go From Here   

An album that merges elements of post-punk, chamber-pop and experimental rock, magnifying Friko’s power with a steady barrage of spirited gang vocals.

Nouvelle Vague                 Should I Stay or Should I Go?    

Band that has been reinventing post-punk classics since the early 2000s, retaining their melancholy while infusing them with an air of bossa nova. Among the reimagined tracks are ‘Only You’, ‘You Spin Me Round’ and ‘This Charming Man’.

Slayer   Show No Mercy               

40th anniversary reissue.

Tinlicker              Cold Enough for Snow  

Duo moving to a more organic sound for their melodic prog house and joined for guest spots by Editors’ Tom Smith and Placebo’s Brian Molko.

Lime Garden      One More Thing              

Debut album from Brighton band whose songs provide a coming-of-age journey into womanhood.

Idles      Tangk   

Their most ambitious album yet, produced by Nigel Godrich.

Comet Gain        BBC Sessions 1996 – 2011           

Four sessions and 15 songs for John Peel and Marc Riley’s radio shows chart their development from an indie punk Monkees to a more developed sound.

Aircooled            Eat The Gold     

Riff heavy indie led by Justin Welch of Elastica and Suede.

The Residents   Secret Show (Live in San Francisco)        

A one-off show to celebrate their 50th anniversary featuring guest vocalists, a girls’ chorus, spoken word pieces, a solo piano recital, orchestral and choral arrangements, rock freakouts, mariachi interludes and, of course, The Residents themselves.

Jeremy Harry Harris        Walking in my Darkness               

The album delves into the metaphorical dimensions of inner darkness, yet Jeremy Harris highlights themes of resilience and acceptance.

Joseph Luca        Ouroboros (Death) EP   

A progressive artist and songwriter whose music examines love, vulnerability, sexual fluidity, and one’s internal sense of freedom against the will of a repressive society. Traces of Prince, Jeff Buckley, and Miguel in their music.

Bromsen              Brothers in Mind            

Berlin-based indietronic duo.

Shadow Show   Fantasy Now!   

An uncompromising power trio that combines elements of 60’s garage-psychedelia into a 21st century modern pop-art incarnation.

C Diab       Imerro 

Canadian bowed guitarist and multi-instrumentalist creates soundscapes that evoke the spectacular wilderness of his childhood home in northern Vancouver Island, Incorporating experimental textures, folk overtones and tape manipulations.

Pet Needs           intermittent Fast Living

Essex punks with a clash of buzzsaw melodies and carpe diem ideologies.

Porcelain id        Bibi.1   

Pitched as something that is situated between Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and ‘Yeezus’ by Kanye West.

Solar Eyes           Solar Eyes          

A duo who blend create technicoloured tunes that stretch across acid-dipped sonic landscapes and blissed-out melodies that have drawn comparisons to Primal Scream to the Chemical Brothers to ELO.

Otherworldly Things      Time Turns To Memories             

High energy five-track EP from NYC band that have drawn comparisons with the Monkees and the Kinks.

Under The Rocks              Honest Try         

Canadian Bluegrass / Country / Americana band who weave in singer-songwriter elements, meticulously crafting clever and inventive song arrangements, punctuated by emotive instrumental breaks and robust vocal harmonies.

Samael Passage – Live   

Swiss industrial black metallers with an album recorded live in Krakow on their Passage 25th anniversary tour.

Illumishade        Another Side of You       

Swiss modern metal band who create immersive soundscapes (even enhanced by the Budapest Art Orchestra for certain parts), massive and dreamlike vocal lines.