This Week’s New Releases: Nick Cave And Warren Ellis, Julien Baker and Alice Cooper

What a week! We were surprised with a collaborative album from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Julien Baker has followed up 2017’s ’Turn Out The Lights’, and legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper has released his album that was inspired by the early ’70’s rock scene in Detroit.

Fancy something else? There’s plenty more to tickle your fancy below.

Alice Cooper – ‘Detroit Stories’ (earMUSIC)

Anneke Van Giersbergen – ‘The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest’ (InsideOut)

Architects – ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’ (Epitaph)

The Black Crowes – ‘Shake Your Money Maker (30 Anniversary Deluxe)’ (Universal)

Bonnie Tyler – ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ (earMUSIC)

Cloud Nothings – ‘The Shadow I Remember’ (Carpark Records)

Craig Finn – ‘All These Perfect Crosses’ (Partisan)

Epica – ‘Omega’ (Nuclear Blast)

Evergrey – ‘Escape Of The Phoenix’ (AFM Records)

François & the Atlas Mountains – ‘Banane Bleue’ (Domino)

Joanna Connor – ‘4801 South Indiana Avenue’ (Keeping The Blues Alive Records)

Joseph Williams – ‘Denizen Tenant’ (Mascot/The Players Club)

Julien Baker – ‘Little Oblivions’ (Matador)

Karima Walker – ‘Waking the Dreaming Body’ (Keeled Scales)

Lost Horizons – ‘In Quiet Moments’ (Bella Union)

Lucy Spraggan – ‘Choices’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Maxïmo Park – ‘Nature Always Wins’ (Prolifica/[PIAS])

Melvins – ‘Working With God’ (Ipecac)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Way Down In The Rust Bucket (Live)’ (Reprise)

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – ‘Carnage’ (Goliath Ent/AWAL)

Payroll Giovanni and Cardo – ‘Another Day Another Dollar’ (BYLUG Ent)

Willie Nelson – ‘That’s Life’ (Legacy/Sony Music)

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Top Tickets This Week: Seasick Steve, Ry X, UB40, Tricky, Mos Def, Young Knives, Jack Dee and more

Seasick Steve

The singer-songwriter has confirmed solo shows in Bexhill, Nottingham, Birmingham, York, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, and London during November. The Just Steve, A Guitar and You Tour supports his 2020 album, ‘Blues In Mono’, and marks the 69-year-old’s first headline UK shows since 2018. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 26.

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Ry X

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Ry X has announced a headline European tour for spring 2022, including a show at London’s Roundhouse on March 20. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 26.

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The reggae legends have moved their previously rearranged March dates to the autumn Bigga Baggariddim Tour, which also includes new stops in Belfast, Kerry, Castlebar, Aberdeen, Stockton, Northampton, Cheltenham, Plymouth, and Stoke. Previously purchased tickets remain valid for the corresponding new dates, while tickets for the new gigs go on general sale at 10am on February 26.

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The Bristol trip hop legend will play Glasgow’s Oran Mor on November 4, ahead of his rescheduled performances at Manchester’s O2 Ritz and London’s Electric Brixton on November 7 and 8, respectively. Tickets remain valid for the corresponding new dates, while the Glasgow stop goes on general sale at 10am on February 26.

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Mos Def

Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, will perform 2009’s ‘The Ecstatic’ in its entirety accompanied by a live band at the O2 Forum in London on November 16. Tickets on general sale at 12pm on February 26.

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Young Knives

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Young Knives will tour the UK in November and December, with stops planned in Glasgow, Manchester, London, Brighton, Birmingham, Leeds, and Cardiff. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 26.

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Jack Dee

The comedian has added a handful of dates to his rescheduled Off The Telly Tour. Tickets remain valid with the new shows on general sale at 10am on February 26.

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Also announced this week:

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This Week’s New Releases: Ghetts, Tash Sultana And The Hold Steady

This week there’s plenty of new releases for your listening pleasure. Grime superstar Ghetts has dropped a new album featuring collaborations with the likes of Pa Salieu, Ed Sheeran, Giggs, Dave, Skepta, Jaykae, Emeli Sandé, Wretch 32, Moonchild Sanelly, and Stormzy.

Multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana, meanwhile, has put out their second LP, and rock veterans The Hold Steady have dropped their eighth.

Still want more? How about a deluxe edition of Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’ featuring new tracks, or an expanded edition of Haim’s ‘Women In Music Pt III’ featuring Taylor Swift and Thundercat? Fill your boots below.

AJR – ‘Way Less Sad’ EP (Black Butter)

Alexander 23 – ‘Oh no, Not Again!’ EP (Interscope)

Amy Shark – ‘Love Songs Ain’t For Us’ EP (Wonderlick/Sony Australia)

Another Michael – ‘New Music and Big Pop’ (Run For Cover)

Ariana Grande – ‘Positions (Deluxe)’ (Republic Records)

A. Smyth – ‘Last Animals’ (Lover Records)

Beaux – ‘A Love Letter To The Moments Spent Outside’ (Dirty Hit)

Cameron Graves – ‘Seven’ (Artistry/Mack Avenue)

Cassandra Jenkins – ‘An Overview on Phenomenal Nature’ (Ba Da Bing Records)

Christian Cohle – ‘Holy Trouble’ (N-6 Records)

CJ – ‘Loyalty Over Royalty’ (Warner)

The Damn Straights – ‘The Damn Straights’ EP (The Bastion Music Group)

Edie Brickell and New Bohemians – ‘Hunter and the Dog Star’ (Shuffle Records/Thirty Tigers)

Ghetts – ‘Conflict Of Interest’ (Warner)

Haim – ‘Women In Music Pt III (Expanded Edition)’ (Universal)

The Hold Steady – ‘Open Door Policy’ (Positive Jams)

Ivory Lane – ‘Confetti’ EP (Villa 40)

Katy Kirby – ‘Cool Dry Place’ (Keeled Scales)

Kelly Rowland – ‘K’ EP (KTR Records INC)

Lael Neale – ‘Acquainted With Night’ (Sub Pop)

Lava La Rue – ‘Butter-Fly’ EP (Marathon)

Lyle Workman – ‘Uncommon Measures’ (Blue Canoe)

Mogwai – ‘As The Love Continues’ (Rock Action/Temporary Residence)

Mr Eazi – ‘Something Else’ EP (Banku/emPawa)

nothing, nowhere. – ‘Trauma Factory’ (Fueled By Ramen/Elektra)

Pauline Anna Storm – ‘Angel Tears In Sunlight’ (RVNG Intl)

Ricky Warwick – ‘When Life Was Hard & Fast’ (Nuclear Blast)

Sal Dulu – ‘Xompulse’ (Sal Dulu)

SG Lewis – ‘Times’ (PMR/EMI)

Smith & Burrows – ‘Only Smith & Burrows Is Good Enough’ (Smith & Burrows/[PIAS])

Tash Sultana – ‘Terra Firma’ (Lonely Lands/Mom + Pop Music)

Tindersticks – ‘Distractions’ (Lucky Dog/City Slang)

Trippie Redd- ‘Pegasus: Neon Shark vs Pegasus Presented By Travis Barker’ (1400 Entertainment/TenThousand Projects)

Wallows – ‘Remote (Deluxe’ (Atlantic/WEA/Warner)

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This Week’s New Releases: Pale Waves, The Pretty Reckless And Claud

What a week for new music! Pale Waves have released their second album, The Pretty Reckless their fourth, and Claud has put out her debut full-length on Phoebe Bridgers’ label Saddest Factory.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Arc Of Life – ‘Arc Of Life’ (Frontiers)

The Band – ‘Stage Fright (Deluxe Remix 2020)’ (Capitol)

Claud – ‘Super Monster’ (Saddest Factory)

Death by Unga Bunga – ‘Heavy Male Insecurity’ (Jansen)

Django Django – ‘Glowing In The Dark’ (Because Music)

James Walsh – ‘Small Illusions’ (James Walsh)

JPEGMAFIA – ‘EP2!’ (EQT Recordings/Republic Records/UMG)

Love and Death – ‘Perfectly Preserved’ (Earache)

Mush – ‘Lines Redacted’ (Memphis Industries)

Nonconnah – ‘Songs for and About Ghosts’ (Ernest Jenning)

Pale Waves – ‘Who Am I?’ (Dirty Hit)

Pentatonix – ‘The Lucky Ones’ (RCA)

The Pretty Reckless – ‘Death By Rock and Roll’ (Century Media)

Rat Columns – ‘Pacific Kiss’ (Tough Love)

R+R=Now – ‘R+R=Now Live’ (Blue Note)

The Rubens – ‘0202’ (Humming)

Sia – ‘Music (Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)’ (Atlantic)

Slowthai – ‘TYRON’ (Method Records/Interscope/AWGE)

Various artists – ‘Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album’ (Six Course Music Group/RCA)

Virginia Wing – ‘private LIFE’ (Fire Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Foo Fighters, The Staves And John Carpenter

There are some big hitters on this week’s list of new releases. Foo Fighters have finally followed up 2017’s ‘Concrete and Gold’, the Staves have put out LP #5, and John Carpenter has released his first non-soundtrack album in five years.

Still in the mood for more? Head below.

Aaron Lee Tasjan – ‘Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!’ (New West)

Black Coffee – ‘Subconsciously’ (Ultra)

Black Country, New Road – ‘For The First Time’ (Ninja Tune)

Deacon Blue – ‘Riding On The Tide Of Love’ (earMUSIC)

Declan O’Rourke – ‘Arrivals’ (Warner/Maiesta Music)

Femi Kuti & Made Kuti – ‘Legacy +’ (Partisan)

Foo Fighters – ‘Medicine At Midnight’ (Columbia)

Jevon – ‘Fell In Love In Brasil’ (WIZRD)

John Carpenter – ‘Lost Themes III: Alive After Death’ (Sacred Bones)

Made Kuti – ‘Fore(E)Ward’ (Partisan)

Marcello Liverani – ‘Shapes – Vol.1’ (Blue Spiral)

Roy Montgomery – ‘Island Of Lost Souls’ (Grapefruit Records)

Sarah Mary Chadwick – ‘Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby’ (Ba Da Bing! Records)

The Staves – ‘Good Woman’ (Atlantic)

Sun June – ‘Somewhere’ (Run For Cover Records)

The Telescopes – ‘Song Of Love and Revolution’ (Tapete Records)

Tele Novella – ‘Merlynn Belle’ (Kill Rock Stars)

Transatlantic – ‘The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Version)’ and ‘The Absolute Universe: The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version)’ (InsideOut)

The Weather Station – ‘Ignorance’ (Fat Possum)

The Weeknd – ‘The Highlights’ (XO/Republic Record)

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Top Tickets This Week: The Weeknd, Celeste, Arlo Parks, Chip, David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy Live Show and more

The Weeknd

The Weeknd has rescheduled The After Hours Tour for a second time to 2022, adding 39 dates across North America, the UK and Europe in the process, including new shows at the SSE Arena Belfast on October 13, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on November 15 and a fifth and final performance at London’s O2 Arena on November 16.

Tickets for the new gigs go on general sale at 9am local time on February 8, while all previously purchased tickets will be valid for the corresponding new dates.

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The soul singer-songwriter, who put out ‘Not Your Muse’ in January, will embark on a headline UK tour in spring 2022. Stops include Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Cambridge, Manchester and London, where she’ll perform at the Camden Roundhouse on April 21. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 5.

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Arlo Parks

The London singer-songwriter has confirmed new shows for autumn 2021, with stops lined up at Bristol’s SWX, London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Manchester Academy 2 on November 1, 4 and 9, respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 5.

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The British rapper will support his new mixtape ‘Snakes & Ladders’ with shows in Dublin, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and London, where he’ll play the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, between September 5 and 15. Tickets are on sale now.

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David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy Live Show

David Walliams’ 2010 hit book Billionaire Boy will be brought to life on stage at outdoor venues across the UK in April as part of the Car Park Party series. The drive-in performances will get underway on April 2 at Birmingham’s NEC and conclude at Cheltenham Racecourse on April 18. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

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Also announced this week:

  • Jason Manford has added lots of new UK dates to his Like Me Tour.
  • Pet Shop Boys have rescheduled the UK and European leg of their Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live Tour for a second time to 2022.
  • Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott have moved their UK tour for a second time to this autumn.
  • Nightwish have rescheduled their UK and European tour for a second time to this winter.
  • Lonely The Brave have rescheduled their UK tour to October.
  • Tom Grennan, who will release ‘Evering Road’ on March 5, will perform a virtual show this Friday (February 5).
  • SG Lewis will perform his upcoming debut album ,’times’, in full during a livestream show on the record’s release day, February 19.

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This Week’s New Releases: Arlo Parks, Celeste and Weezer

This is an exciting week. Arlo Parks has released her highly anticipated debut album, as has fellow rising star Celeste, while Weezer have put out a new album having only announced it a week ago!

Not your bag? There’s plenty more to listen to below, including a new record from noisemakers the Body, a new mixtape from Chip and a new EP from Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore.

Arlo Parks – ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’ (Transgressive)

Baio – ‘Dead Hand Control’ (Glassnote)

The Besnard Lakes – ‘The Bernard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings’ (Full Time Hobby)

The Body – ‘I’ve Seen All I Need To See’ (Thrill Jockey)

Celeste – ‘Not Your Muse’ (Polydor)

Chip – ‘Snakes & Ladders’ (Cash Motto)

Divide and Dissolve – ‘Gas Lit’ (Invada)

Grey Daze – ‘Amends… Stripped’ (Loma Vista)

Goat Girl – ‘On All Fours’ (Rough Trade)

Grima x Azza – ‘Tekkers’ EP (Grima x Azza)

J Mascis – ‘Fed Up and Feeling Strange: Live and in Person 1993-1998’ (Cherry Red)

Joan As Police Woman – ‘Live’ (Sweet Police)

Jxyess – ‘Vibe In The Winter’ EP (4udio)

Lia Ices – ‘Family Album’ (Natural Music)

Martin Gore – ‘The Third Chimpanzee’ EP (Mute)

Rats On Rafts – ‘Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs a Net of Rabbit Paths’ (Fire Records)

Shofu Tha Beatdown – ‘#Gitt3m’ (WDFA)

Steven Wilson – ‘The Future Bites’ (Caroline International)

Weezer – ‘OK Human’ (Atlantic)

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This Week’s New Releases: Lande Hekt, Bicep And Steve Hackett

It’s a lovely mixed bag this week. Muncie Girls’ Lande Hekt has released her debut solo album, Steve Hackett has put out his first acoustic solo record since 2008’s ‘Tribute’, and Belfast duo Bicep have dropped LP #2. Still want more? Head below.

Årabrot – ‘The World Must Be Destroyed’ EP (Pelagic Records)

Arca – ‘Madre’ EP (XL Recordings)

Bicep – ‘Isles’ (Ninja Tune)

Here Lies Man – ‘Ritual Divination’ (RidingEasy Records)

James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra – ‘The Wide, Wide River’ (Domino)

Jeremiah Fraites – ‘Piano Piano’ (Universal/Mercury KX)

Kiwi Jr. – ‘Cooler Returns’ (Sub Pop)

Lande Hekt – ‘Going To Hell’ (Get Better Records)

Lil Skies – ‘Unbothered’ (All We Got Ent. / Atlantic)

Lonely The Brave – ‘The Hope List’ (Easy Life)

LOVA – ‘Grown-ish’ (Universal)

M. Caye Castagnetto – ‘Leap Second’ (Castle Face)

Palberta – ‘Palberta5000’ (Wharf Cat Records)

Rhye – ‘Home’ (Loma Vista)

Steve Hackett – ‘Under A Mediterranean Sky’ (InsideOut)

Th1rt3eN and Pharoahe Monch – ‘A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism’ (Fat Beats)

Warduna – ‘Kvitravn’ (Sony)

Willie Jones – ‘Right Now’ (The Penthouse/Empire)

Yung – ‘Ongoing Dispute’ (PNKSLM)

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This Week’s New Releases: Zayn, Sleaford Mods And You Me At Six

Things are slowly picking up, with some big hitters dropping some very highly anticipated records on just the third week of the new year! Zayn has put out his third solo LP, having only announced it a week ago, Sleaford Mods have followed up 2019’s ‘Eton Alive’, and You Me At Six have dropped studio album #7.

Not your cup of tea? Head below for some more new releases.

Ashnikko – ‘DEMIDEVIL’ (Parlophone)

Beach Bunny – ‘Blame Game’ EP (Mom + Pop Music)

Buck Meek – ‘Two Saviors’ (Keeled Scales)

Emma Ruth Rundle / Thou – ‘The Helm Of Sorrow’ EP (Sacred Bones)

Frank Iero and the Future Violents – ‘Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place’ EP (UNFD)

Kate Davis – ‘Strange Boy’ (Solitaire)

Midnight Sister – ‘Painting The Roses’ (Jagjaguwar)

Pom Poko – ‘Cheater’ (Bella Union)

Shame – ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ (Dead Oceans)

Sleaford Mods – ‘Spare Ribs’ (Rough Trade)

Various Artists – ‘The Influencers: Forever Who We Are (A Tribute To Saves The Day)’ (True State Entertainment)

You Me At Six – ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ (You Me At Six/AWAL Recordings)

Zayn – ‘Nobody Is Listening’ (RCA)

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Top Tickets This Week: Sleaford Mods, Shame, The Human League, Craig David, Chris Ramsey, Alan Carr and more

Sleaford Mods

Sleaford Mods have confirmed shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, Newcastle, Liverpool, Oxford, Nottingham, Cardiff, Bristol, London and Brighton between November 17 and December 3, 2021. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 15, the same day they drop their new LP, ‘Spare Ribs’.

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The London post-punks will kick off an autumn UK tour at Cardiff’s Tramshed on November 9 and conclude it at SWX in Bristol on November 26. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 15, the same day they release their new album, ‘Drunk Tank Pink’.

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The Human League

The Human League have added a Bath show to their winter tour plans following the closure of the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon. The synth-pop legends will play the Forum in Bath on the same date they were due to play in Swindon, December 14. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 15, with priority access being given to those who bought tickets for the Oasis.

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Craig David

Craig David has rescheduled his Hold That Thought Tour for a second time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The vocalist has rearranged the UK arena run to spring 2022 and announced new TS5 shows in Glasgow and Newcastle. He also has a string of dates in the diary for the summer. Original tickets will be honoured, and the remaining tickets are on sale now.

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Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey has rescheduled his upcoming spring UK shows to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. He will now call in London, Basingstoke, Dartford, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Durham, Loughborough, Buxton, Stockport, Blackburn, Crewe, Doncaster, Middlesbrough, Carlisle, Coventry, Bedford, Dorking, Guildford, Reading, Portsmouth, Yeovil, Dudley, Huddersfield, Nottingham, Arbroath, Falkirk, Aberdeen, Leicester, Shrewsbury, Dunstable, Poole, Leamington Spa, Isle Of Man, Isle Of Wight, Manchester, Hull, Harrogate, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff and Glasgow between February 4 and May 17, 2022. Original tickets remain valid and the remainder are on sale now.

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Alan Carr

Due to demand, the comedian will take his Not Again, Alan! Tour to London’s Eventim Apollo on October 7 and 8, 2022. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 15.

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Also announced this week:

  • Combichrist will embark on the Europe Not My Enemy Tour in summer 2021
  • You Me At Six have announced an online event for January 16.
  • Adam Lambert has announced two global livestream shows at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on January 29.
  • Ash have rescheduled their 25th anniversary UK and Ireland shows to spring 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Josh Widdicombe has rescheduled his tour of the UK, which will now kick off in April 2021 and run until spring 2022.
  • Sir Michael Parkinson has announced An Evening With autumn UK tour.

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