This Week’s New Releases: John Grant, Kurt Vile And Quavo

With talks of hurricanes hitting the UK it’s time to hole up in the house with some new records. And this week there’s plenty on offer. John Grant has put out the follow up to 2015’s ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’, Kurt Vile has released LP #8 and Quavo has taken a step away from Migos for just long enough to release his solo project, ‘Quavo Huncho’.

Atreyu – ‘In Our Wake’ (Spinefarm Records)

Basement – ‘Beside Myself’ (Warner Brothers/Fueled By Ramen/Run For Cover)

Belly – ‘Immigrant’ (Roc Nation Records)

The Bottle Rockets – ‘Bit Logic’ (Bloodshot Records)

Broncho – ‘Bad Behavior’ (Park The Van Records)

Calvin Johnson – ‘A Wonderful Beast’ (K Records)

Colter Wall – ‘Songs Of The Plains’ (Young Mary’s Record Co.)

Connan Mockasin – ‘Jassbusters’ (Mexican Summer)

The Dodos – ‘Certainty Waves’ (Polyvinyl Records)

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – ‘Look Now’ (Concord Records)

Eric Clapton – ‘Happy Xmas’ (Polydor Records)

Jaakko Eino Kalevi – ‘Out Of Touch’ (Weird World)

Jess Glynne – ‘Always In Between’ (Atlantic Records)

John Grant – ‘Love is Magic’ (Bella Union)

John Hiatt – ‘The Eclipse Sessions’ (New West Records)

Justin Courtney Pierre – ‘In The Drink’ (Epitaph)

Kurt Vile – ‘Bottle It In’ (Matador)

Martin Barre – ‘Roads Less Travelled’ (Cleopatra Records)

Matthew Dear – ‘Bunny’ (Ghostly International)

Nazareth – ‘Tattooed On My Brain’ (Frontiers Records)

Parcels – ‘Parcels’ (Kitsuné Musique)

Polyphia – ‘New Levels New Devils’ (Rude Records)

Primal Scream – ‘Give Out But Don’t Give Up: The Original Memphis Sessions’ (Sony)

Quavo – ‘Quavo Huncho’ (Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Capitol Records)

Tom Morello – ‘The Atlas Underground’ (BMG)

Valley Maker – ‘Rhododendron’ (Frenchkiss Records)

The Watson Twins – ‘Duo’ (The Watson Twins)

William Basinski and Lawrence English – ‘Selva Oscura’ (Temporary Residence Ltd)

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Tour Of The Week: Basement And Joyce Manor

Photo by Mitchell Wojcik

Basement will be joined by Joyce Manor for a UK this autumn. Basement tickets are on sale now, priced £16.00/£18.00 plus booking fees.

The Ipswich post-hardcore band took to Twitter last week to announce their first run of dates in a long time, with stops lined up in Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol and London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Forum. They also teased fans with a promise of new music from upcoming fourth album, ‘Beside Myself’, which will arrive on October 12 through Fueled By Ramen.

“We’re very excited to be returning to the UK for our first headliner in a long time and we’re bringing new music and our friends in Joyce Manor.”

Formed in 2009, Basement made their debut three years later with ‘I Wish I Could Stay Here’ on Run For Cover Records. The follow up arrived in the shape of ‘Colourmeinkindness’ before the band split in 2012, returning in 2014 with the release of their ‘Further Sky’ EP and their last full length, 2016’s ‘Promise Everything’.

Californian outfit Joyce Manor, meanwhile, recently announced the release of ‘Million Dollars to Kill Me’. Their fifth full length and the follow up to 2016’s ‘Cody’ was produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou and is set to arrive on September 21 through Epitaph Records.

Basement Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows:

Fri November 16 2018 – MANCHESTER Academy
Sat November 17 2018 – LEEDS Stylus
Sun November 18 2018 – GLASGOW Garage
Tue November 20 2018 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute2
Wed November 21 2018 – SOUTHAMPTON 1865
Thu November 22 2018 – LONDON O2 Forum
Fri November 23 2018 – BRISTOL SWX

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Top Tours This Week!!

Little Mix

Little Mix will precede their autumn Glory Days arena run with open air performances at a selection of stadiums, racecourses and castles between May 21 and July 15. They also perform a Greenwich Music Time show at London’s Old Royal Naval College on July 7.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on January 20, prices start at £29.50/£37.50 plus fees.


Elbow have announced a run of shows as part of this summer’s Forest Live series, including stops at Westonbirt Arboretum, Bedgebury Pinetum, Dalby forest, Sherwood Pines forest, Thetford forest, Delamere forest and Cannock Chase forest during June.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on January 20, priced £41.50 plus fees.

Run The Jewels

The duo, who released ‘RTJ3’ last month, will bring their Run The World tour to Belfast’s Limelight, the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Manchester’s Albert Hall and the Roundhouse in London between March 29 and April 1.
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Tickets will go on sale at 10am on January 20, priced between £22.50 and £36.50 plus fees.

Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle will celebrate the 30th anniversary of her second solo LP, ‘Heaven on Earth’, by playing the record in full at venues in Salisbury, Brighton, Norwich, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Gateshead, Leamington Spa and London during October.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on January 20, priced £32.50/£35.00 plus fees.


The post-hardcore quintet will be joined by guests Higher Power for back to back shows at Southampton’s Joiners, London’s Bush Hall, Manchester’s Deaf Institute, Glasgow’s King Tut’s and Leeds’ Key Club between February 28 and March 10.
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The rap-rock troupe have lined up stops at O2 Academies in Oxford, Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield and Birmingham alongside dates in Chester, Manchester, Cardiff and Southend, rounding off with a London show at the O2 Academy Islington. They also support Hellyeah at Nottingham’s Rock City on April 15.
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The band will play the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on June 14.
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Kew The Music

Passenger, Haçienda Classical and James have been confirmed to perform at this year’s Kew The Music at Kew Gardens in west London in July. Passenger play on July 11 while Haçienda Classical, the brainchild of former Haçienda DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, hit the stage on July 14. James top the bill on July 15. Further acts are to be announced in the coming months.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on January 20, priced £22.00/£27.00 plus fees.

Also announced this week, so far

U2, Madness, Marianas Trench, The Browning, The Musical Box, High Tyde, Therapy, The Wailers, Milky Chance, Mortiis, PIG, Fish, DJ Format, She Drew The Gun, The Interrupters, Helloween, 2Cellos, Timber Timbre, Methyl Ethel, Jesse Lawson, We Are The Ocean, Rose And Rosie, Aston Merrygold, Simply Dylan, Joan Osborne, Pumarosa, Dream Wife and more!

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