2017 was a huge year for music. Harry Styles dropped a surprisingly good rock album, Taylor Swift released a weird electronic/pop/synth mash up and the world went bananas for the music Hamilton. It’s still early days in 2018 but here are three highly anticipated albums to look out for this month.
Tales From The Backseat – The Academic
Westmeath natives The Academic have been on the road for a long time and their debut album will finally be released this Friday the 12th. Radio hits ‘Bear Claws’ and ‘Permanent Vacation,’ fan favourites ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends?’ and ‘Girlfriend,’ and plenty of new tunes can be found on the track-listing- plenty to be excited about! Indie/rock/pop fans will find lots to love here.
If you like: The Coronas, Circa Waves, Coasts
Ruins – First Aid Kit
Sweedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg return with their fourth album on January 19th. The sisters have released ‘It’s A Shame’, ‘Postcard’ & ‘Fireworks’ ahead of the release and if those tracks are anything to go by, it’s going to be wonderful. Pure folky goodness.
If you like: Fleet Foxes, The Staves, Angus & Julia Stone
Camila – Camila Cabello
Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, formerly of Fifth Harmony fame, will be releasing her first solo album on January 12th. After the success of ‘Havana’ (one of former POTUS Obama’s favourite tracks of the year ), and collaborations with Quavo and Major Lazor, 2018 could well be Camila Cabello’s year.
If you like: Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez