This Week’s New Releases: Taylor Swift, Brockhampton And Sheer Mag

It may be hard to believe but this week isn’t all about Swifty’s new album. Tongues are also wagging about Brockhampton’s ‘Ginger’ and Sheer Mag’s ‘A Distant Call’, both highly anticipated releases.

You’ve also got plenty more to choose from below, including a surprise EP from Missy Elliott and new records from Jay Som and Knocked Loose, to name a few.

Bristol To Memory – ‘Wake Up’ (Wiretap Records)

Brockhampton – ‘Ginger’ (Question Everything/RCA Records)

CRX – ‘Peek’ (Headless)

The Dead Daisies – ‘Locked And Loaded’ (Spitfire/SPV)

Elvis Presley – ‘American Sound 1969’ (RCA/Legacy)

Eva Bartok – ‘Eva Bartok’ EP (Eva Bartok)

Headie One – ‘Music X Road’ (Relentless)

Jay Som – ‘Anak Ko’ (Lucky Number)

Joyero – ‘Release The Dogs’ (Merge)

Knocked Loose – ‘A Different Shad Of Blue’ (Pure Noise)

Lina Tullgren – ‘Free Cell’ (Captured Tracks)

Midland – ‘Let It Roll’ (Big Machine)

Missy Elliott – ‘Iconology’ EP (Goldmind/Atlantic)

The Night Cafe – ‘0151’ (TNC Recordings)

Noah Gundersen – ‘Lover’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Raphael Saadiq – ‘Jimmy Lee’ (Columbia)

Robert Randolph and the Family Band – ‘Brighter Days’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Sacred Reich – ‘Awakening’ (Metal Blade)

Sheer Mag – ‘A Distant Call’ (Sheer Mag)

Taylor Swift – ‘Lover’ (Taylor Swift)

Twin Atlantic – ‘Live from the World Famous Barrowlands Ballroom’ EP (Red Bull Records)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Michael Kiwanuka, The Growlers, Jamie Lenman, The Twang and more

Michael Kiwanuka

The soul singer-songwriter will support the release of his upcoming album, ‘Kiwanuka’, with shows in Southampton, Bournemouth, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cambridge, Leicester, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow between March 2 and 14, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 10am on August 16.

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The Growlers

The psych-rock band will head to London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin between February 21 and 25, 2020 after a run of European dates. The band are touring behind their sixth album, ‘Natural Affair’, which is due to arrive in autumn via the band’s own Beach Goth Records. Tickets are on sale now.

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Jamie Lenman

The former Reuben singer-songwriter will hit the road in support of his recent album ‘Shuffle’, with stops lined up in Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Cambridge, Southampton, Brighton, Norwich, Gloucester, Edinburgh, Manchester and London, where he’ll perform at the Moth Club on November 30. Tickets are on sale now.

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The Twang

The Birmingham indie rockers will perform at Oxford’s O2 Academy2 on October 13 and at Leicester’s O2 Academy on October 14, in support of the band’s forthcoming album, ‘If Confronted Just Go Mad’, out on November 8. Tickets go on sale at 10am on August 23.

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Also announced this week:

Slipknot, Palaye Royale, Cass McCombs, The Hollies, Amanda Palmer, Knocked Loose, Melt Banana, Band of Skulls, Judy Collins, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ruel, Twin Peaks and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Tour Of The Week: Aitch Extends Aitch20 Tour Due To Demand

Aitch has extended his Aitch20 Tour due to incredible demand. Aitch tickets are on sale now, priced from £13.75 including fees.

The rapper has confirmed further dates across the UK and Ireland in December, with stops lined up in Glasgow, Dublin, Bristol, Cambridge, Norwich, Leicester, London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester, following the previously announced run of shows in September.

Aitch has also upgraded the Cardiff show on September 23 to now take place at the Tramshed, for which tickets are available now.

The tour supports the rising Manchester artist’s new EP, ‘Aitch20’, out on September 6, his first new offering since his 2017 debut album ‘On Your Marks’.

Aitch Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri September 13 2019 – DUBLIN Academy 2
Sat September 14 2019 – GLASGOW SWG3
Tue September 17 2019 – LONDON O2 Academy Islington
Wed September 18 2019 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute2
Thu September 19 2019 – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Fri September 20 2019 – MANCHESTER Manchester Academy 2
Mon September 23 2019 – CARDIFF Tramshed
Tue December 03 2019 – GLASGOW SWG3
Wed December 04 2019 – DUBLIN Academy Dublin
Thu December 05 2019 – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Tue December 10 2019 – BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Wed December 11 2019 – CAMBRIDGE Junction
Thu December 12 2019 – NORWICH Waterfront
Fri December 13 2019 – LEICESTER O2 Academy Leicester
Mon December 16 2019 – LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town
Tue December 17 2019 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Wed December 18 2019 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Newcastle University
Thu December 19 2019 – MANCHESTER Manchester Academy

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Things We Love This Week: Chris Farren, Michael Kiwanuka, Big Thief, Migos

Happy Friday! The weather has turned, and just as suddenly as we had a heatwave in February, we’re now into relentless rain. Time to curl up with a cuppa and some great new music.

Chris Farren

The Fake Problems frontman and one half of Antarctigo Vespucci is continuing his solo career. Farren’s second album under his own steam is called ‘Born Hot’, will arrive on October 11, and will feature the single Search 4 Me. While the song is a harmless, indie-pop number, the video is anything but. Meet ResistCat, the latest viral phenomenon.


Big Thief

Even though they’ve already released what’s in the running to be a contender for Album Of The Year, Big Thief just aren’t content with that, and have confirmed another. ‘Two Hands’ will arrive on October 11, ahead of tour dates around the UK in 2020. Check out the hypnotic, dark indie rock of its first cut, Not, then book some sweet, sweet tickets.

Michael Kiwanuka

If modern soul is your jam, then you’re in luck. Kiwanuka, who released the anthemic ‘Love & Hate’ in 2016, will release a new, almost self-titled LP at the end of October, which will get support from a ten-date UK tour in March 2020.  Hell yeah. If you like the sound of that, you’ll definitely enjoy the first taste of ‘Kiwanuka’. You Ain’t The Problem hits all the right notes with African skipped rhythms and ’70s-esque production.

Migos

Those amigos are at it again, but this time they’re robbing a bank. In the video for Frosted Flakes, Quavo and Takeoff conduct an elaborate heist, and almost get away with it. The track comes from a compilation album comprised of artists on the Quality Control roster, such as fellow Migos member Offset, Lil Yachty, City Girls, 24Heavy and Stefflon Don, as well as appearances from Megan Thee Stallion, Meek Mill, French Montana, Gunna, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott and Young Thug.

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This Week’s New Releases: Sleater-Kinney, Killswitch Engage And The Hold Steady

The day has finally arrived, Sleater-Kinney’s new album is here! However, it does mark their last with drummer Janet Weiss so it’s all a tad bittersweet.

This week we’ve also got Killswitch Engage following up 2016’s ‘Incarnate’ and the Hold Steady putting out their seventh studio album, plus much more.

Head below to check out the rest of the new releases on offer.

Blanck Mass – ‘Animated Violence Mild’ (Scared Bones)

Frank Turner – ‘No Man’s Land’ (Xtra Mile/Polydor)

Friendly Fires – ‘Inflorescent’ (Polydor)

The Hold Steady – ‘Thrashing Thru The Passion’ (Frenchkiss Records)

Ho99o9 – ‘Cyber Warfare’ EP (Toys Have Powers/999 Deathkult)

Illenium – ‘Ascend’ (Atralwerks)

Killswitch Engage – ‘Atonement’ (Metal Blade/Sony)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ (Flightless Records)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking – Day 6’ (Decca)

Mallory Knox – ‘Mallory Knox’ (A Wold At Your Door/Silva Screen)

The Murder Capital – ‘When I Have Fears’ (Human Season)

Off With Their Heads – ‘Be Good’ (Epitaph)

Oh Sees – ‘Face Stabber’ (Castle Face)

Red Hearse – ‘Red Hearse’ (RCA Records)

Ride – ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ (Wichita)

Rodney Crowell – ‘Texas’ (RC1 Records)

Shura – ‘Forevher’ (Secretly Canadian)

Sleater-Kinney – ‘The Center Won’t Hold’ (Mom + Pop)

Snoh Aalegra – ‘-Ugh, Those Feels Again’ (Artium Recordings)

Various Artists – ‘Quality Control: Control The Streets, Vol.2’ (Quality Control Music/Motown Records/UMG)

Young Thug – ‘So Much Fun’ (300 Entertainment/Atlantic)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Biffy Clyro, Lightning Seeds, Aitch, Deaf Havana, Julia Jacklin, Cradle Of Filth and more

Biffy Clyro

The Scottish rock trio will perform an intimate gig at Dundee’s Caird Hall on October 14, with tickets for the show on general sale at 9am on August 16. The show will precede the band’s previously confirmed headlining Q Awards pre-show gig at London’s Roundhouse on October 15, as well as a special show at Birmingham’s Digbeth Arena on October 17. Support acts are yet to be revealed.

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Lightning Seeds

Lightning Seeds, led by Ian Broudie, will continue the celebrations behind the 25th anniversary of ‘Jollification’ at shows in Gateshead, Glasgow, Bristol, Bexhill-on-Sea, Birmingham and Manchester between March 12 and 28. Each show will see the band play their 1994 third album in full, as well as a second set of greatest hits from the rest of their back catalogue. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 16. The announcement follows previously confirmed shows at the London Palladium on November 11 and Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on November 27.

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Aitch

The rapper has extended the UK and Ireland leg of the Aitch20 Tour, continuing his trek in December with dates lined up in Glasgow, Dublin, Bristol, Cambridge, Norwich, Leicester, London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester, following the previously announced September run. Tickets for the new shows go on sale at 10am on August 16.

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Deaf Havana

The band will call in Brighton, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Bournemouth, Northampton, and Leeds during November, marking an end to the touring cycle for their 2018 fifth album ‘Rituals’. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on August 16. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Julia Jacklin


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The Australian singer-songwriter, who released ‘Crushing’ in February, has lined up shows in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester and London between November 28 and December 3. Support will come from Angie McMahon in London and Dublin and Fenne Lily in Manchester and Glasgow. Tickest go on general sale at 9am on August 16.

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Cradle Of Filth

The British extreme metallers have announced an Into The Pallademonium London show, playing ‘Cruelty And The Beast’ in full at the Palladium on October 19, continuing the 1998 album’s 20th anniversary celebrations. They will also perform “a second unspeakable act of graven favourites.” Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 16.

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Also announced this week:

Sinead O’Connor, Michael Kiwanuka, Grand Magus, Shihad, Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, Queen Machine, Jools Holland, Clairo, Issues, Sounds of the 60s Live with Tony Blackburn, Sounds of the 70s Live with Johnnie Walker, Aitch, Big Thief, GWAR, the Growlers, Kyle Falconer, Oliver Heldens and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Issues Confirm Autumn Headline UK Tour

Issues

The Atlanta band will tour the UK this autumn in support of their upcoming third studio album, ‘Beautiful Oblivion’, which will arrive on October 4 via Rise Records.

Pre-sale opens at 9am on August 15 for tickets to their gigs in Cardiff and London on October 12 and 17 respectively. General sale begins at 9am on August 16.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Dimmu Borgir And Amorphis To Co-Headline London O2 Forum Show In January 2020

Dimmu Borgir and Amorphis

The Nordic metal bands will play a co-headline show at London’s O2 Forum on January 22, 2020 with support from Wolves In The Throne Room as the first date of a wider European tour.

Pre-sale opens at 10am on August 15, prior to general sale at 10am on August 16.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Deaf Havana Confirm Oxford Date As Part Of Autumn Tour

Deaf Havana

The band have announced plans to call in Brighton, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Bournemouth, Northampton, and Leeds during November, marking an end to the touring cycle for their 2018 fifth album ‘Rituals’.

Pre-sale tickets for their Oxford gig on November 7 are available from 9am on August 15, prior to general sale at 9am on August 16.

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This Week’s New Releases: Slipknot, Marika Hackman, Feeder And Bon Iver

This week everyone is talking about the latest LP from masked fiends Slipknot, but face-melting records aside there’s plenty more to be getting on with this week. Feeder are back with the follow up to 2016’s ‘All Bright Electric’ and Marika Hackman’s highly anticipated new album has arrived.

It’s also worth noting that Bon Iver have dropped their new album, ‘i,i’, three weeks early. It was originally slated to arrive on August 30 but you can stream and purchase it in full now.

Head below to find out what else’s on offer.

Bon Iver – ‘i,i’ (Jagjaguwar)

Elvis Presley – ‘Live 1969 – 11 CD Box Set’ (RCA/Legacy)

Feeder – ‘Tallulah’ (Feeder/Believe)

half·alive – ‘Now, Not Yet’ (RCA)

Marika Hackman – ‘Any Human Friend’ (AMF Records/Virgin EMI)

PP Arnold – ‘The New Adventures Of…PP Arnold’ (EarMusic via Absolute)

The Regrettes – ‘How Do You Love?’ (Warner)

Rick Ross – ‘Port Of Miami 2’ (Epic)

Rudimental – ‘Distinction’ EP (Major Tom’s/Asylum Records)

Slipknot – ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ (Roadrunner)

Snow Patrol – ‘Reworked EP 1’ (Polydor Records)

Strung Out – ‘Songs Of Armor And Devotion’ (Fat Wreck Chords)

Tori Kelly – ‘Inspired By True Events’ (Capitol Records/Schoolboy Records)

 

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