This Week’s New Releases: H.E.R., Mykki Blanco And Joan Armatrading

This week is busy, busy, busy! The debut album from H.E.R. has finally arrived, while Mykki Blanco has put out their second and Joan Armatrading has followed up 2018’s ‘Not Too Far Away’.

Head south for some more new releases.

Angelique Kidjo – ‘Mother Nature’ (Decca Records France)

Bellowhead – ‘Reassembled’ (Hudson Records)

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – ‘To Carry A Whale’ (Dirty Hit)

Berwyn – ‘Tape 2/Fomalhaut’ (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

Colin Macleod – ‘Hold Fast’ (So/Silva Screen)

Crowne – ‘Kings In The North’ (Frontiers Records)

Dead Slow Hoot – ‘A Kinder Kind’ EP (Philophobia)

Deap Vally – ‘American Cockroach’ EP (Cooking Vinyl)

Eloise – ‘Somewhere In-Between’ (AWAL)

Fear Factory – ‘Aggression Continuum’ (Nuclear Blast)

Gary Kemp – ‘INSOLO’ (Sony)

GoldLink – ‘HARAM!’ (Squaash Club/RCA/Black Butter Records)

Gucci Mane – ‘Ice Daddy’ (Atlantic)

Helloween – ‘Helloween’ – (Nuclear Blast)

H.E.R. – ‘Back Of My Mind’ (RCA)

The Interrupters – ‘Live In Tokyo’ (Hellcat)

Joan Armatrading – ‘Consequences’ (BMG)

Kings Of Convenience – ‘Peace Or Love’ (EMI)

The Lounge Society – ‘Silk For The Starving’ EP (Speedy Wunderground)

Muse – ‘Origin Of Symetry (XX Anniv. RemiXX)’ (Warner)

Mykki Blanco – ‘Broken Hearts and Beauty Sleep’ (Transgressive)

Pendulum – ‘Elemental’ EP (Earstorm)

Rebecca Black – ‘Rebecca Black Was Here’ (Self Release)

Shungudzo – ‘I’m Not A Mother. But I Have Children’ (BMG)

Tigercub – ‘As Blue As Indigo’ (Blame)

Various Artists – ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal’ (Loma Vista Recordings)

Various Artists – ‘Fast & Furious 9: The Fast Saga’ (Universal/Atlantic)

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Motley Crue Hit #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Legendary rockers  Mötley Crüe have shot straight to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, relegating AC/DC to their still very respectable spot at #2.  Meanwhile, Taylor Swift continues her rise up the chart and jumps two places from last week to sneak in at #3.

It has also been a good week for the chart newcomers, Duran Duran and Dixie Chicks have both broken into the top 10, while Black Stone Cherry have come in with a bit less of a bang, ranking #18.

Our farewells this week are many and we say goodbye to Foo FightersJack and JackWill Young5 Seconds Of SummerFaith No MoreBellowheadElton John and Yes.

1. Mötley Crüe
2. AC/DC
3. Taylor Swift
4. Duran Duran
5. Fleetwood Mac
6. Dixie Chicks
7. Ed Sheeran
8. Take That
9. Blur
10. Paloma Faith
11. Florence And The Machine
12. BBC Radio 2 Live
13. Wireless
14. Neil Diamond
15. Ride
16. Michael McIntyre
17. The 1975
18. Black Stone Cherry
19. Simply Red
20. U2

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

1. Alice Cooper

2. The Fratellis

3. Miguel

4. Mercury Rev

5. Mallory Knox

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AC/DC Return To The Top Of Stereboard’s Hot Ticket Chart



The chart kings, AC/DC, have returned to their #1 throne at the top of the chart, pushing last week’s top spot holders, The 1975, all the way down to #8. Meanwhile, Florence And The Machine have had a strong first week on the chart, going straight in at #2, ahead of fellow newcomers Yes, who just managed to get into the top 20, taking last position.

However, as always, when newcomers arrive, others must leave the chart. This week we say goodbye to One DirectionParklife WeekenderDynamoThe JanoskiansSimply RedMrs Brown’s BoysMadness and British Summer Time.

1. AC/DC
2. Florence And The Machine
3. Fleetwood Mac
4. Take That
5. Taylor Swift
6. Ed Sheeran
7. Foo Fighters
8. The 1975
9. Jack and Jack
10. Will Young
11. Michael McIntyre
12. U2
13. 5 Seconds Of Summer
14. Blur
15. BBC Radio 2 Live
16. Neil Diamond
17. Faith No More
18. Bellowhead
19. Elton John
20. Yes

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

1. Duran Duran

2. Dixie Chicks

3. Black Stone Cherry

4. Eagles Of Death Metal

5. Twenty One Pilots


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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Florence And The Machine, Jess Glynne, Stereophonics, Bellowhead And Patti Smith



Florence And The Machine have lined up September dates for their first full UK tour since 2012, including four shows in London. Florence Welch, who put out ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ last week, will take the How Big Tour to arenas in Belfast, Sheffield, Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, Manchester and Birmingham before four nights in the capital at Alexandra Palace. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 12, priced at £35.00 (£37.50 in London), plus fees.

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Jess Glynne has announced a new autumn UK tour. The synth-pop star will visit Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, London, Bournemouth, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester between October 31 to November 11. Tickets go on sale at 9am on June 12, priced at £14.00 (£17.50 in London), plus fees.

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Stereophonics will play the O2 Academy Sheffield prior to their festival appearances this summer. The Welsh rockers, who will release ‘Keep The Village Alive’ on September 11, will play the venue on July 8 ahead of sets at T In The Park, Belsonic and V Festival. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 12, priced at £35.00 plus fees.

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Bellowhead have announced they will split following a two-part final farewell tour. The British 11-piece folk troupe will sign off with an extensive two-part nationwide tour in November this year and April 2016, with their final show taking place at the intimate Oxford Town Hall, where they played their first ever show in April 2004. Keston Cobblers Club provide support at all November shows, while tickets are on sale at 9am on June 12, priced from £19.50 plus fees.

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Patti Smith will be joined by her band for two special London shows this autumn. The legendary songstress will celebrate the 40th anniversary of her ‘Horses’ album at Camden’s Roundhouse on October 30 and 31, performing the album in full. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 12, priced at £35.00 plus fees.

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Check out Stereoboard’s event pages for a full list of latest announcements.

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