This August has turned out to be a surprisingly packed one for new album releases, especially bolstered by the surprise release of Brand New's long-awaited final album Science Fiction. That forms the basis for the episode's first album discussion between Rob Hakimian and Kieran Devlin, who then go on to talk about noteworthy releases from The War On Drugs, Nadine Shah and more. For this week's retrospective we're looking at Tears For Fears' classic album Songs From The Big Chair.

The articles that we discuss and we'd recommend you'd read are:
'When Did Music Journalism Stop Wielding The Axe?', by Luke Turner on Crack
'How A Small Town Record Store Quietly Released An Exclusive Aphex Twin Record', by Scott Sterling on NPR
'Looking back at the passion and politics of M.I.A.’s Kala', by Grant Rinder on Dazed.

Tracks used in this episode:
Lorde - 'Supercut' (from Lorde x Vevo YouTube session - 2017)
Julien Baker - 'Appointments' (from Out Go The Lights - Matador, 2017)
Brand New - 'Can't Get It Out' (from Science Fiction - Procrastinate! Music Traitors, 2017)
The War On Drugs - 'Strangest Thing' (from A Deeper Understanding - Atlantic, 2017)
Nadine Shah - 'Yes Men' (from Holiday Destination - 1965 Records, 2017)
Frankie Rose - 'Art Bell' (from Cage Tropical - Slumberland, 2017)
Tears For Fears - 'Shout', 'Mothers Talk' and 'Head Over Heels' (from Songs From The Big Chair - Mercury, 1985)
M.I.A. - 'Mango Pickle Down River' (with The Wilcannia Mob) (from Kala - XL, 2007)