Florence, Coldplay, Horrors – Hear The Albums Of 2011 Now

Another year, another collection of brand new albums on the verge of release. We’ve selected some of the most exciting ones and compiled a round-up of the tracks that have made it to the web already. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of this week’s issue for a full listing of the albums of 2011.

The Horrors
Title and release date TBC
The Horrors revealed a new track called ‘Endless Blue’ at Poland’s Off Festival in August 2010 and, although it hasn’t been confirmed to appear on the band’s next album, the buzz on the web suggests it’s likely to be included.


Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi, feat. Jack White and Norah Jones, ‘Rome’
Released: April 2011
The musical partnership of Danger Mouse and Italian composer Daniele Luppi has been secretly cooking for five years, and now they’re ready to release their collaborative album. Check out some samples of the tracks below, featuring guest vocals from Jack White and Norah Jones.

Title and release date TBC
Here’s another track rumoured to appear on a 2011 album – Coldplay performed this song several times on their Latin America tour. It was referred to as ‘Don Quixote’ in its early days, but now they seem to be favouring the title ‘Spanish Rain’. Watch the band performing it live in Argentina below.

Florence And The Machine
Title and release date TBC
Florence Welch has confirmed that this song will appear on her second studio album. She told NME.COM that track ‘Strangeness And Charm’ is based on a science lesson her father once told her: “It’s actually the name of the two smallest particles that there are when you split the atom, so I wrote a song around it. I even managed to fit the word ‘hydrogen’ in there. Isn’t that a nice thing for scientists to call them though? – it’s so unscientific and human.” Watch her performing the song live in Dublin below.

The View, ‘The Best Lasts Forever’
Released: 14 March, 2011
They’ve already released ‘Sunday’ as a single (along with an official promo video and a free download). You can also take a sneak-peak listen to ‘Tragic Magic’, which will be appearing on the album, as well.


Miles Kane, ‘My Fantasy’
Released: April 2011
The Last Shadow Puppets/Rascals man is getting ready to release his first solo album, and it’s already built up quite a lot of hype. Watch the official promo video for ‘Come Closer’ (featuring the sultry dancing of his friend Daisy Lowe) below, and you can also see a live performance of the album’s second single, ‘Inhaler’.


Elbow, ‘Build a Rocket Boys!’
Released: 7 March, 2011
Elbow will be releasing their fifth studio album in March, and they recently revealed a version of the first single ‘Lippy Kids’ (recorded live at Blueprint Studios). Check it out below, and click here to read more about our thoughts on this beautiful song.

Beady Eye, ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’
Released 28 February
Fret not, Oasis fans. There’s plenty more Gallagher to go around. Liam’s new band with the funny name will be releasing their debut album next month, and a few tracks have already leaked/been released. We’ve got the official videos for ‘Bring The Light’ and ‘Four Letter Word’, as well as recently-revealed ‘The Roller’ and the B-side to ‘Bring The Light’/iTunes album bonus track ‘Sons Of The Stage’.


P.J. Harvey, ‘Let England Shake’
Released 14 February
PJ Harvey will be releasing her ninth studio album next month. Laura Snapes got the first listen of the album in full, and you can read her track-by-track thoughts here. If you’re eager to hear the album, too, you can listen to three of the tracks below. Choose from a live performance of the title track on The Andrew Marr Show, ‘The Last Living Rose’ and ‘Written On The Forehead’.



R.E.M., ‘Collapse Into Now’
Released 7 March
Michael Stipe and co are still churning out the hits, with their fifteenth studio album due out in two months’ time. With guest spots from Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith and Peaches. Band member Mike Mills told SPIN that this is a “very personal, very human record. Not only to Michael, but personal and human in the sense of the narrative of the songs, the protagonists of the songs…We wanted to put more variety into it and not limit ourselves to any one type of song. There are some really slow, beautiful songs; there are some nice, mid-tempo ones; and then there are three or four rockers.”

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