New Music Friday: Nickelback, Royal Blood & More

Friday’s are incredibly exciting here at the Warner Music South Africa office. New Music Fridays is a day when all new releases hit digital and physical stores around the world. Every week, we will showcase some of our exciting releases right here on our website as we help you get your weekend playlist sorted. These are what new releases you should check out this week:

Nickelback – Feed The Machine

Canadian pop/rock group make their grand return this week with their ninth studio album ‘Feed The Machine’. The band takes a more rock direction this time around and has delivered one of their most diverse records to date. The album’s lead singles ‘Feed The Machine’ and ‘Song On Fire’ show the band’s massive growth. ‘Feed The Machine’ is a subtle reminder that these popstars are rockers at heart.

Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?

The world has been patiently waiting for a new album from British rock duo Royal Blood. Today, the group releases ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ and show off a softer side to their music. The album has everything you expected from the group – brilliant instrumental, impressive songwriting and a fantastic vocal delivery. This album proves Royal Blood are here to stay.

Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up

It’s hard to believe that it’s been six years since Fleet Foxes dropped ‘Helplessness Blues’. The album was a massive turning point in the band’s career and after touring the world and spending time in studio, the group drops ‘Crack-Up’ today. As expected, the album is brilliant collection of music. So much thought has been put into each and every song as the band shares their new story. This record will make their six year absence worth it.

Portugal. The Man – Woodstock

Portugal. The Man’s ‘Feel It Still’ has been a favourite here at the Warner Music South Africa HQ for weeks. The song has an incredible feel to it and has been the perfect introduction to the group’s next record. Today, they drop ‘Woodstock’, their first album in almost four years. The band worked alongside producers such as John Hill, Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Danger Mouse and Ammar Malik. The band put their heart and soul into the creation of this album and it shows in the final product.

Steve Earle – So You Wannabe An Outlaw

The legendary Steve Earle makes his highly-anticipated return to music this week with his new record ‘So You Wannabe An Outlaw’. The record is an incredibly personal one for the singer – something that makes this album incredibly special. It’s his story about loss and how he dealt with the end of his seven-year marriage and addiction to heroin. He puts his feelings so beautifully to music and has created one of the best records of his career.