• NEXT stop, the top of the charts! Metro Station’s self-titled debut album is now in stores.
The pumping electronic emo album features hit single Shake It! and and forthcoming release Seventeen Forever.
• Monstrous metal band Mastodon have released a new album, Crack The Skye.
The thunderous progressive metal LP is the group’s most ambitious and rewarding effort yet.
• Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit show a different side on their latest album, Liver! Lung! FR!
The album is an acoustic rendition of their breakthrough album The Midnight Album Fight, recorded live at The Captain’s Rest in Glasgow.
• Only the finest hip hop and R&B cuts make it into Pure Urban Essentials Spring 2009.
The two disc album, out now, features Madcon, Flo Rida, Jordin Sparks, Estelle and Gym Class Heroes.
• Operahouse have released a brilliant new single, Genius Child, ahead of their new album’s release.
The group, who have been compared to Muse and Radiohead, release Escape From the Sun on April 6.
• In The Cold Wind We Smile, the debut album from rock trio The Xcerts, is out now.
Featuring their anthemic single Crisis In The Slow Lane, the album is sure to blow you away.
• Schizotronic dance producer Kid 606, who aims to combine as many different genres of dance into each track, has two new releases out this month.
The disturbing Mr Wobble’s Nightmare EP is followed by a full album, Shout At The Donor, in late April.
• Northern Irish singer songwriter Ricky Warwick has been charged with helping his national team to World Cup qualification.
The boisterous The Arms Of Belfast Town, out now, has been chosen as the official campaign song by the country’s FA.
• American Idol David Cook has released his eponymous LP in the UK.
A rocky collection of stirring tracks, it’s clear to see why David Cook was voted winner of the show’s seventh series across the pond.
• Rockers Rank Deluxe have released their ska-inflected debut album, You Decide.
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