This Week’s New Releases: Calvin Harris, Jay-Z And TLC

This week you really are spoilt for choice again. Calvin Harris is releasing the follow up to 2014’s ‘Motion’, which boasts appearances by Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Kehlani, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean, John Legend and Migos, among many others, Jay-Z is putting out his first album in four years and TLC are returning from a 15 year break.

If none of that floats your boat there’s plenty more to shake a stick at below.

A Blaze of Feather – ‘Ultralife’ (Hell Up Records)

AJR – ‘The Click’ (Black Butter)

Baio – ‘Man Of The World’ (Glassnote)

Beach House – ‘B-Sides and Rarities’ (Bella Union)

Calvin Harris – ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1’ (Columbia)

Doldrums – ‘Esc’ (Doldrums Music)

Floating Points – ‘Mojave Desert’ (Pluto)

Jay-Z – ‘4:44’ (Roc Nation)

Kacy Hill – ‘Like A Woman’ (Polydor)

Mark Kozelek & Sean Yeaton – ‘Yellow Kitchen’ (Caldo Verde)

Meadowlark – ‘Postcards’ (AllPoints)

Stone Sour – ‘Hydrograd’ (Roadrunner)

Sworn In – ‘All Smiles’ (Spinefarm)

The Acacia Strain – ‘Gravebloom’ (Rise Records)

TLC – ‘TLC’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Washed Out – ‘Mister Mellow’ (Stones Throw)

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Calvin Harris!

On January 17, 1984 Scottish DJ,producer and singer-songwriter Calvin Harris was born. He shares his birthday with Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and Kid Rock. Happy birthday all!

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Comedian Kevin Hart Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


On his first week in the chart Kevin Hart has taken the #1 spot from Stereophonics, who have dropped to #8. Also doing well in their first week are Hozier, Bring Me The Horizon and The Libertines, who have come in at #3, #4 and #7, respectively.

However, sadly we bid adieu to The CourteenersReading Festival, Calvin Harris (Tennents Vital and Glasgow Summer Sessions), WWE NXTJames BayFall Out BoyThe 1975Years and YearsDisney On IceBBC Radio 2 Live and Foals, who have all left the top 20.

However, we give a very warm welcome to chart newbies RunrigOliver HeldensFifth HarmonyMOBO Awards and Babymetal.

3. Hozier
5. U2

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

1. Tom Jones

2. Tame Impala

3. Suede

4. The Maccabees

5. Frankie Boyle

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Stereophonics Storm To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

Stereophonics have stormed their way to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart within the first week of their Keep The Village Alive Tour going on sale and The Courteeners have done almost as well, coming in at #2.  Meanwhile, last week’s chart-toppers Foals have only just managed to stay in the top 20, dropping all the way to the bottom of the chart.
Throwing their hat into the ring this week are newcomers WWE NXT, who have made an impressive debut at #8.  However, to welcome in the new blood we have to bid farewell to Cliff RichardU2David GilmourV FestivalSimply RedWill YoungBob DylanZac Brown Band and Fleetwood Mac.
7. Calvin Harris (Tennents Vital and Glasgow Summer Sessions)
16. Paolo Nutini
17. Creamfields
20. Foals
On sale next week – can they break the top 20?

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Years & Years Shoot To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

 Years and Years have knocked Faithless off the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart and are sitting pretty at #1. Meanwhile, Michael McIntyre has crept up from #9 to #2, followed by Edinburgh Military Tattoo at #3 who have climbed five places since last week.
We also have some new names in the chart this week. Say hello to Jess Glynne and Will Young, who have entered the chart at #10 and #14, respectively.
As always, this week we wave goodbye to a number of acts from the top 20, including Kelly ClarksonJohn Newman, Calvin Harris ( Tennents Vital and Glasgow Summer Sessions), Little MixMaroon 5 and Stormzy.
18. U2
On sale next week – can they break the top 20?

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Faithless At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Faithless have shot straight to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart this week, bumping Little Mix all the way down to #14. Also new to the top 20 are Kelly Clarkson and John Newman. Returning, after leaving the chart last week, are  One DirectionDef Leppard and Whitesnake and Florence And The Machine.

However, as we usher new bands in, others must leave, and so we say goodbye to RudimentalMotorheadKiss Haunted House PartyBob DylanNew OrderMotley CrueThe Gaslight Anthem,BBC Radio 2 LiveFall Out BoyOprah and The Prodigy.

On sale this week are ChvrchesJohnny MarrThe CribsMayday Parade and Bring Me The Horizon. Check back with us next week to see if any of them managed to steal the top spot away from Faithless.

7. U2
13. Calvin Harris (who’s playing Tennents Vital and Glasgow Summer Sessions)
17.  The 1975
On sale this week – can they break the top 20?


1. Chvrches

2. Johnny Marr

3. The Cribs

4. Mayday Parade

5. Bring Me The Horizon

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Little Mix Reach The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Ed Sheeran‘s reign of the chart is over and Little Mix have risen from their #18 position last week to take over the top spot. Also leaving the top 20 alongside Sheeran are KasabianFoo Fighters,  One DirectionDef Leppard and WhitesnakeNeil DiamondDavid GilmourDixie ChicksFlorence And The Machine and V Festival.

However, we do have some new arrivals to welcome. Please say hello to OprahRudimental,  The Gaslight Anthem and Motorhead, among others.

On sale this week are FaithlessKelly ClarksonAshNew Found Glory and John Newman. Will American pop icon Clarkson steal next week’s #1 spot? Or will it go to dance legends Faithless, who instead of celebrating their twentieth anniversary with china, will celebrate heading up the top 20 chart? Check back with us next week to find out.

10. Calvin Harris (who’s playing Tennents Vital and Glasgow Summer Sessions)
18. U2
19. Oprah

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

1. Faithless

2. Kelly Clarkson

3. Ash

4. New Found Glory

5.  John Newman

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Paul McCartney Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


The Liverpudlian legend Paul McCartney has entered the chart at #1 this week and knocked Calvin Harris not only off the top spot, but out of the chart completely. Meanwhile, AC/DCSam Smith and David Gilmour are holding strong in the top 5.

Muse are new to the chart this week, announcing small scale shows in support of their new album ‘Drones’. Joining them as chart newcomers are Stereo Kicks, Tom Jones, Usher and Madonna.

Departures from the chart this week include Reeves And MortimerSuper Furry AnimalsJames BayV FestivalThe Script,  Fleetwood MacNeil Diamond and Maroon 5.

1. Paul McCartney
2. Sam Smith
3. Muse
4. AC/DC
5. David Gilmour
6. Disney on Ice
7. Ed Sheeran
8. Mrs Brown’s Boys
9. Paloma Faith
10. Noel Gallagher
11. Stereo Kicks
12. Foo Fighters
13. Lionel Richie
14. Tom Jones
15. Usher
16. Spandau Ballet
17. Madness
18. Madonna
19. Taylor Swift
20. Paul Weller

On sale now/Friday – can they break the top 10?

1. George Ezra

2. Paolo Nutini

3. Summer In The City

4. The Human League

5. The Offspring

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Calvin Harris Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Ed Sheeran has been knocked off the Hot Ticket Chart top spot by newcomer Calvin Harris, who has shot to #1 on his first week in the chart. Following close behind is yet another chart newcomer, David Gilmour. Also joining the top 10 in their first week is no other than Noel Gallagher who has entered at #9 , Super Furry Animals at #14 and V Festival at #16.

AC/DC, Sam Smith and Paloma Faith are all holding strong with top 5 positions.

1. Calvin Harris
2. David Gilmour
3. AC/DC
4. Sam Smith
5. Paloma Faith
6. Madness
7. Ed Sheeran
8. Disney on Ice
9. Noel Gallagher
10. Mrs Brown’s Boys
11. Lionel Richie
12. Reeves And Mortimer
13. Spandau Ballet
14. Super Furry Animals
15. James Bay
16. V Festival
17. The Script
18. Fleetwood Mac
19. Neil Diamond
20. Maroon 5

On sale now/Friday – can they break the top 10?

1. Paul McCartney

2. CHIC Featuring Nile Rodgers

3. Madonna

4. Tom Jones

5. Mumford And Sons

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: V Festival, Calvin Harris, The Strokes, David Gilmour And Reeves & Mortimer



Calvin Harris and Kasabian will headline this year’s V Festival at Hylands Park in Essex and Weston Park, Staffordshire, over the weekend of August 22 and 23. Other acts confirmed for the weekender include Stereophonics, Sam Smith, the Script, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, Hozier, Courteeners, Nero, George Ezra, Tom Jones and many more. Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 6, priced from £89.00 plus fees.

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Calvin Harris will headline Tennent’s Vital in Belfast and the Glasgow Summer Sessions this summer. The superstar DJ will top the bill at Boucher Playing Fields on August 30 before heading to Bellahouston Park the following day. Harris also headlines alongside Kasabian at this summer’s V Festival. Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 6.

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The Strokes are the lastest headliners confirmed for the British Summer Time series at Hyde Park in London. Joining the New Yorkers on June 18 will be Beck, Future Islands, Temples, Public Service Broadcasting, The Wytches, Hinds, Gengahr, Yak and Kieran Leonard. Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 6.

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David Gilmour will return with a new solo record and play live for the first time in almost a decade later this year. Fresh from the release of ‘The Endless River’, the Pink Floyd guitarist will call at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 23, 24 and 25. Tickets are on sale at 10am on March 6.

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Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer will celebrate 25 years in comedy with a new UK tour this winter. The duo will embark on their first live tour in 17 years between November 11 and December 4, calling at arenas and concert halls in Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester, Blackpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Sheffield, Ipswich, Nottingham and Brighton. Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 6.

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

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