This Week’s New Releases: Years & Years, Aurora And Billy Talent

What a week! Olly Alexander has released his first Years & Years LP since he announced that the band will continue as a solo project, following the departure of Emre Türkmen and Mikey Goldsworthy in March 2021. We’ve also got Aurora following up 2019’s ‘A Different Kind Of Human – Step 2’ and Billy Talent putting out their sixth studio album.

Head below for more new music.

Aoife O’Donovan – ‘Age Of Apathy’ (Yep Roc)

Asking Alexandria – ‘Never Gonna Learn’ EP (Better Noise Music)

Aurora – ‘The Gods We Can Touch’ (Decca)

Billy Talent – ‘Crisis Of Faith’ (Spinefarm)

Christina Aguilera – ‘La Fuerza’ EP (Sony)

Deadflight – ‘Arrival’ (DDFT)

Keb’ Mo’ – ‘Good To Be…’ (Concord/Rounder)

Kiefer Sutherland – ‘Bloor Street’ (Cooking Vinyl)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Butterfly 3001’ (KGLW)

Kyla La Grange – ‘While Your Heart’s Still Beating’ (Night Heron)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Underwater (Video Edition)’ (Decca)

Miles Kane – ‘Change The Show’ (BMG)

Palace – ‘Shoals’ (Fiction)

The Sherlocks – ‘World I Understand’ (TeddyBoy)

Silverbacks – ‘Archive Material’ (Silverbacks/Full Time Hobby)

Teddy Swims – ‘Tough Love’ EP (Swims Int./Warner)

The Whitmore Sisters – ‘Ghost Stories’ (Red House)

Yard Act – ‘The Overload’ (Island)

Years & Years – ‘Night Call’ (Polydor)

Young T & Bugsey – ‘Truth To Be Told’ (Black Butter)

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This Week’s New Releases: Eminem, N.E.R.D And Charli XCX

There’s 10 more sleeps until Christmas, but for many it’s come early as we’ve been treated to a new Eminem album, his first since ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ in 2013. There’s also a new mixtape from Charli XCX with a rather impressive guestlist and N.E.R.D have followed up 2010’s ‘Nothing’.

If none of that tickles your fancy then head below for the rest of the week’s releases.

Asking Alexandria – ‘Asking Alexandria’ (Sumerian)

Boosie BadAzz – ‘BooPac’ (Atlantic)

Brockhampton – ‘Saturation III’ (Question Everything Inc/Empire)

Charli XCX – ‘Pop 2’ (mixtape) (Atlantic)

Eminem – ‘Revival’ (Polydor)

G-Eazy – ‘The Beautiful & Damned’ (RCA)

The Go Ahead – ‘In Harms Way’ (EP) (The Go Ahead)

Jeezy – ‘Pressure’ (Universal)

John Williams – ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ (OST) (Walt Disney Records)

Lala Hathaway -‘Honestly’ (Caroline)

Lemuria – ‘Recreational Hate’ (Turbo Worldwide)

Linkin Park – ‘One More Light – Live’ (Warner Bros)

N.E.R.D – ‘No-One Ever Really Dies’ (Columbia)

Reggie’N’Bollie – ‘Uncommon Problems’ (F.R.O.D)

Sir Rosevelt – ‘Sir Rosevelt’ (Elektra Records)

Temples – ‘Toe Rag Session’ (EP) (Heavenly Recordings)

Various Artists – ‘Bright: The Album’ (Atlantic)

Various Artists – ‘The Shape Of Water’ (OST)(Decca (UMO) Classics)

**Things are a bit quiet in terms of releases over the next few weeks so we’ll see you in the new year. Have a good Christmas everyone!**

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Top Tours This Week: Noel Gallagher, Paloma Faith, Dua Lipa, Bon Iver, Machine Head, The Prodigy, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides and more…

This week is definitely a mixed bag. Noel Gallagher will return to the road next spring in support of his upcoming new LP, ‘Who Built The Moon?’, The Prodigy will tour the UK this winter and Asking Alexandria will team up with Black Veil Brides for a co-headline run across the UK in January.  If none of that floats your boat there’s plenty more to choose from below.

Noel Gallagher

The former Oasis guitarist will again be backed by the High Flying Birds for spring dates in support of ‘Who Built The Moon?’, which is out on November 24.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 29.
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Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith has announced a March UK and Ireland arena tour to accompany her new LP, ‘The Architect’.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on September 29.
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Dua Lipa

The pop singer-songwriter, who put out her self-titled debut earlier this year, will call in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London next spring, following up a run of autumn dates.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on September 29.
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Bon Iver

Bon Iver will play four shows at the Eventim Apollo in London in February, replacing the slate of shows in the capital pulled earlier this year.
Tickets will be available to those who had tickets to the cancelled gigs first, with general sale following at 10am on October 3.
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Jake Bugg

The singer-songwriter, who recently released ‘Hearts That Strain’, has lined up shows in Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Carlisle, Douglas, Bristol, London, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Margate, Warwick, Oxford, Southampton, Exeter and Brighton during February and March.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on September 29.
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Belle And Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian have announced plans to tour the UK and Ireland during March.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on September 29.
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Deacon Blue

The Scottish pop-rock band will bring their To Be Here Someday – 30th Anniversary tour to venues across the UK between November 13 and December 15 in 2018.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on September 29.
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Machine Head

Machine Head will bring their Catharsis tour to Southampton, Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and London, where they’ll play two nights at the Roundhouse, during March.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on September 29.
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The Prodigy

The dance legends will call in Manchester, Doncaster, Plymouth, Glasgow and Wolverhampton prior to three nights at the O2 Academy Brixton in London in December.
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 29.
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Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria

Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria will bring The Resurrection Tour to Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, between January 23 and 27.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 29.
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Also announced this week, so far

The Chainsmokers, Friendly Fires, Runrig, Michael McIntyre, Fast and Furious Live, Bowling For Soup, Jorja Smith, Megan McKenna, Callum Beattie, Tom Grennan, Cloud Nothings, Witchsorrow, Ray BLK, MiC Lowry, Shopping, Lisbee Stainton, All Tvvins, The Go Team, The Wonder Stuff, Kew The Music, Gypsy Kings, The Human League, Jools Holland, Stereophonics, Shed Seven, Tall Ships, Jim Jefferies, Seafoal, Venom Prison, Wild Beasts, Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer, Brave Giant, Celebrating David Bowie, Belly Squad, Wilkinson, Peach Pit, Beth Hart, Orange Goblin, Louise Redknapp, Game of Thrones Live, John Boden and more.

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This Week’s New Releases: Birdy, The Joy Formidable And Zayn


You can almost hear the screams of One Direction fans as I say that Zayn is finally releasing his debut solo album. But if that doesn’t tickle your fancy you can also check out new offerings from Birdy and the Joy Formidable, who are both on their third records. You’ve also got White Denim putting out their seventh LP and Bob Mould is racking up his thirteenth.

Make sure to take a look at the rest of our pick of this week’s new releases below.

Asking Alexandria – ‘The Black’ (Sumerian)

Birdy – ‘Beautiful Lies’ (14th Floor/ Atlantic)

Bob Mould – ‘Patch The Sky’ (Merge)

Joe Bonamassa – ‘Blues Of Desperation’ (Provogue/ Mascot)

The Joy Formidable – ‘Hitch’ (C’Mon Lets Drift)

Judas Priest – ‘Battle Cry’ (Columbia)

The Thermals – ‘We Disappear’ (Republic of Music)

White Denim – ‘Stiff’ (Downtown)

Zayn – ‘Mind Of Mine'(RCA)

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Ed Sheeran Returns To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Chart veteran Ed Sheeran has returned to the #1 spot on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, meanwhile last week’s chart toppers, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, have dropped all the way to #19. Not far behind Sheeran are Foo Fighters,  who despite leaving the top 20 last week, have shot back up to #2.

Bob DylanAC/DC and Take That have all managed to maintain top 5 positions, but we do say goodbye to a lot this week, including 50 Cent EditorsUB40Olly MursNick Cave,  The VampsPaloma Faith and Michael McIntyre. However, we welcome  chart newcomers Of Monsters and MenWWEMark Knopfler and Rodriguez.

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Foo Fighters
3. AC/DC
4. Take That
5. Bob Dylan
6. Fleetwood Mac
7. Maroon 5
8. Madness
9. The Prodigy
10. Taylor Swift
11. One Direction
12. Rodriguez
13. Elton John
14. Summertime Ball
15. Eric Clapton
16. Wireless Festival
17. Mark Knopfler
18. Of Monsters and Men
19. Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse
20. WWE

On sale this week – can they break the top 20?

1. The Monkees

2. The Courteeners

3. Johnny Marr

4. Asking Alexandria

5. Passenger


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