Laura Marling - A Creature I Don’t Know - 12 September (Virgin)
Laura Marling’s career is makes for a pleasing success story - seemingly without the need for flashy PR campaigns or massive hits she’s picked up two Mercury nominations and a Brit award. Her third album sees her expanding her guitar playing style to pick up on various folk and jazz influences.
Listen: Laura Marling - Sophia
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St Vincent - Strange Mercy - 12 September (4AD)
St Vincent - aka Annie Erin Clark - is an American multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter who has formerly played with The Polyphonic Spree, Sufjan Stevens and collaborated with Bon Iver. Strange Mercy, her third solo effort, is both her most immediate and most accomplished release so far.
Listen: St Vincent - Surgeon
The Rapture - In The Grace Of Your Love - 5 September (DFA)
The Rapture’s dance-punk classic House Of Jealous Lovers has been an indie-dancefloor mainstay ever since its release all the way back in 2003. Now the band return with their first album in five years.
Listen: The Rapture - In The Grace Of Your Love
Little Roy - Battle For Seattle - 5 September (Ark Recordings)
Jamaican reggae legend Little Roy releases an entire album of Nirvana covers. A little gimmicky perhaps, but pulled off with enough skill to go beyond sheer novelty value.
Listen: Little Roy - Come As You are
Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events - 12 September (Roadrunner Records)