Things We Love This Week: Bombay Bicycle Club, Frank Turner, Bonobo

Hey hun, u ok? Glad to have you back with us for another exciting edition of Learn To Cook With Coriander. This week, we’ve got some interesting recip… Oh wait. I’m at the wrong class. You’re here for music you say? Well I’m sure I can rustle something up.

Bombay Bicycle Club

This iconic indie band are back from a five year hiatus, and it’s the best news. They’ve been relatively active since January, teasing new music and announcing various shows all very far away from the Stereoboard office — Who’s got time to go all the way to Cork? I wish!

Fortunately, this year also happens to coincide with the release of their debut (and in my opinion, best) album. ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose’ is a lesson in emotional guitar playing while still leaving the listener absolutely hooked, and varies from delicate finger picking to almost grunge-like distortion at times. That combined with Jack Steadman’s vulnerable vocal style is what makes their record one I hold dear to my heart.

I can imagine your excitement when this week the Bombay gang announced they’d be playing the LP in full on tour in November. Tickets are on sale now, and you should definitely get one,  or two, or seven. To get you in the mood for the long, long wait for the concerts, listen to some rare demos and previously unheard material that’s been shared to coincide with the announcement.


Frank Turner

Frank Turner’s latest album is inspired by women who’ve been overlooked throughout history. Right on!  He worked solely with female musicians to record it, and production comes from 2018 Producer Of The Year winner Catherine Marks, who’s worked with the likes of Wolf Alice, Foals, the Wombats, the Amazons, the Big Moon, Manchester Orchestra, St Vincent, Frank Carter and the Rattle Snakes… the list goes on.

Turner suspects that if these stories had male protagonists they’d probably be more widely known — his heart is in the right place, but some still aren’t happy with him. Addressing these critics who posit it’s not his place to be writing about such topics, he stated: “It’s not telling anyone what to do or how to live or how to be. If there was a crowded field of people writing songs about Princess Kassiani then I would see the argument for me bowing out, but there isn’t. No-one else is writing these songs right now. That’s why I want to share these stories.” 

While I’m not fussed about the actual song, I like the sentiment. Such influential women need to be celebrated, even if one of them is a murderer… maybe let’s not celebrate that one. But women in general, hell yeah!

Frank has UK tour dates planned this month. Find tickets here.

Bonobo

Lastly, it’s FRIDAY of course! So it’s time to get your club on, courtesy of my main man Simon Green, who you might know better as that musical magician Bonobo. The Los Angeles-based producer has shared a new track, Linked, that is his first new material since January. It could soundtrack a montage video of the wild night out you’re about to have this evening. I know what you’re planning. Where was my invite?

A six-minute long build up transports you to a place of hedonism and revelry, and its laser synths and ethereal vocal flourishes makes you want to lose yourself in darkness and dancing.

While you may not get a chance to see him in the UK any time soon, Bonobo does have a long list of festival sets planned for the summer, including OUTLIER, Mad Cool and Shambala, as well as various other shows dotted around the US.

Alas, dear reader, I am off next week. Good news for me, but how will you cope without your weekly dose of music news?! See you on the other side. 

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Top Tours This Week!!

John Legend

John Legend has announced a UK arena tour in support of his recent LP, ‘Darkness And Light’, with stops planned in Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, London, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and Birmingham during September.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 31, priced £45.00/£50.00 plus fees.


Catfish And The Bottlemen

The indie quartet will play arena dates in Cardiff and Liverpool on June 9 and 30 before heading to Sheffield on July 14, where they’ll perform at the Don Valley Bowl.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on March 31, priced £20.75/£22.00/£25.00 plus fees.


Ryan Adams

The American singer-songwriter, who recently put out ‘Prisoner’, will return late in the summer for a headline set at Green Man followed by a tour of the UK and Ireland, including extra September stops in Bournemouth and Cambridge.
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Tickets on general sale at 9am on March 31, priced £33.00 plus fees.


Prophets Of Rage

Prophets of Rage will head to the O2 Academy Brixton on June 13 alongside their set at Download festival.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on March 31, priced £45.00 plus fees.


The Darkness

The Darkness will follow the September release of their fifth album with shows in Southampton, Manchester, Blackburn, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Stoke, Nottingham, Norwich, Guildford, Margate, Southend, Birmingham, London, Brighton, Cardiff and Bristol.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 31, priced from £27.50/£29.50 plus fees.


Sparks

Sparks will support their upcoming new record with the Hippopotamus tour, the UK leg of which will include stops in Edinburgh, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol and London in September.
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Tickets will go on sale at 9am on March 31, priced £24.00/£29.00 plus fees.


Kate Nash

Kate Nash will celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut, ‘Made of Bricks’, with a UK tour in August.
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Tickets are on general sale at 10am on March 31, priced £18.00/£20.00 plus fees.


Bristol Sounds feat. Bonobo, Manic Street Preachers, Craig David and Haçienda Classical

Bonobo, Manic Street Preachers, Craig David and Haçienda Classical, featuring New Order and Joy Division bassist Peter Hook as a guest collaborator, will perform at Lloyds Amphitheatre between June 21 and 24.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on March 31, priced £30.00/£35.00/£37.50 plus fees.


Cage The Elephant

The band will call in Nottingham and Cardiff during June, amid their European festival run.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 31, priced £30.00/£21.00 plus fees.


Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Rodrigo Y Gabriela will play London’s Roundhouse on June 27 before additional headline dates and festival sets across Europe, returning to play Manchester’s Albert Hall on July 14.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on March 31, priced £25.00/£29.50 plus fees.


Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello will call at Cardiff’s Tramshed, the O2 Academy Bristol, Leeds Beckett University Students Union and Brighton Dome between July 3 and 6, following their date supporting Green Day at London’s Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time series on July 1. The band also perform at this year’s Eden Festival in Scotland in June.
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Tickets for their tour are on general sale at 9am on March 31, priced £22.00/£22.50 plus fees.


Also announced this week, so far

Lady Gaga, Erykah Badu, Aquilo, Art Garfunkel, Albert Hammond, The Avalanches, ABC, Aviv Geffen, Pet Shop Boys, Beth Ditto, Emeli Sandé, Becky Hill, Sigrid, Jess Glynne, Tom Jones, Striking Matches, Seether, Minus The Bear, Muncie Girls, Eric Gales, Nik Kershaw, Whitney, Tom Mcrae, Walking On Cars, Slowdive, Wet Wet Wet, KC And The Sunshine Band, The Lemon Twigs, The Black Angels, Too Many Zooz, Billy Bragg, Evan Dando, Babeheaven, House Of Pain, Paul Carrack, Charlotte OC, Thea Gilmore, The Living End, Dragonforce, The Flaming Lips, Julie Byrne and more!

For more information and to find your tickets visit: http://www.stereoboard.com/ticket-news

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U2 Hit #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For January

It’s a new year so we thought we’d give you a new chart. For the next few months we’ll be bringing you monthly instalments listing not just our top 20 best selling acts, but a whopping 40!

Kicking things off at #1 are Irish rockers U2, who have soared to the top spot with The Joshua Tree tourFollowing closely behind are  Little Mix who have lined up a Summer Shout Out tour and autumn Glory Days tour. Making up the rest of the top five is Drake , who is currently on the road in the UK for the Boy Meets World tour, Neil Diamond, who will bring his 50th anniversary tour to the UK and Ireland in October and Bruno Mars, who will bring his 24K Magic World Tour to arenas around the UK and Ireland in April and May.

At the bottom of the chart we have The Stone RosesBonoboShawn MendesStrictly Come Dancing and Tory Lanez. Come back and see us next month to see if they’re able to hold on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be waving them goodbye.

1. U2
2. Little Mix
3. Drake
4. Neil Diamond
5. Bruno Mars
6. Coldplay
7. Adele
8. Micky Flanagan
9. The Killers
10. Robbie Williams
11. Guns N’Roses
12. The Weeknd
13. Phil Collins
14. Black Sabbath
15. Kings of Leon
16. Green Day
17. Olly Murs
18. Depeche Mode
19. Jack Whitehall
20. James Arthur
21. The xx
22. Run The Jewels
23. Elbow
24. Two Door Cinema Club
25. Bryan Adams
26. James Blunt
27. The Chainsmokers
28. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
29. The Tenderloins
30. Evanescence
31. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
32. Ariana Grande
33. Paul Weller
34. Jeff Lynne’s ELO
35. The Kooks
36. Tory Lanez
37. Strictly Come Dancing
38. Shawn Mendes
39. Bonobo
40.The Stone Roses

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 40?

1. Lady Gaga

2. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

3. The Cribs

4. The Cranberries

5. Little Big Town

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This Week’s New Releases: The xx, The Flaming Lips And Code Orange

It’s only the second week of the new year and already things are back in full swing. The xx have released the long-awaited follow up to 2012’s ‘Coexist’, the Flaming Lips have put out ‘Oczy Mlody’ and Code Orange have offered up LP #3.

If none of that is to your taste, make sure to check out the rest of this week’s new releases below.

Alessi – ‘Wives’

Bonobo – ‘Migration’ (Ninja Tune)

Brandon Can’t Dance – ‘Graveyard Of Good Times’ (Lucky Number)

Code Orange – ‘Forever’ (Roadrunner Records)

Colony House – ‘Only The Lonely’ (Descendant Records/RCA Records)

Danny Gokey – ‘Rise’ (Ada)

Julie Byrne – ‘Not Even Happiness’ (Basin Rock)

Sepultura – ‘Machine Messiah’ (Nuclear Blast)

SOHN – ‘Rennen’ (4AD)

The Band of Heathens – ‘Duende’ (Blue Rose Records)

The Flaming Lips – ‘Oczy Mlody’ (Bella Union)

The Infamous Stringdusters – ‘Laws Of Gravity’ (Compass Records)

The xx – I See You (Young Turks)

Wiley – ‘Godfather’ (CTA Records)

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Robbie Williams Rises To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Robbie Williams has knocked James Arthur off the #1 spot and down to #5 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Making up the rest of the top five we have Phil Collins (BST Hyde Park)Blink 182 and Coldplay.

The Weeknd, who last week was in third position, is currently at #6, followed by Drake, who is actually up one spot from the previous week, with Jack Whitehall taking his place at #8. Meanwhile, Take That have fallen four places, Justin Bieber five and Ariana Grande is down seven.

In the next week there will be tickets going on sale for Bruno MarsMicky FlanaganEmeli SandéSting and The Vamps, among many, many others, including the XX. Come back and see us next week to see if anyone is able to tip the former Take That member off the top spot.

1. Robbie Williams
2. Phil Collins (BST Hyde Park)
3. Blink 182
4. Coldplay
5. James Arthur
6. The Weeknd
7. Drake
8. Jack Whitehall
9. Take That
10. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
11. Red Hot Chili Peppers
12. Eric Clapton
13. Little Mix
14. Bonobo
15. Justin Bieber
16. Ariana Grande
17. Rod Stewart
18. Jingle Bell Ball
19. Depeche Mode
20. Green Day

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Bruno Mars

2. Micky Flanagan

3. Emeli Sandé

4. Sting

5. The Vamps

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