This Week’s New Releases: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Angel Olsen, City And Colour

There are some lovely records arriving this week. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have put out the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Skeleton Tree’, having only announced it last week, Angel Olsen has offered up LP #4, and Dallas Green has treated us to his sixth City and Colour album.

Head below to check out the rest of this week’s new releases.

Angel Olsen – ‘All Mirrors’ (Jagjaguwar)

Bedouin Soundclash – ‘MASS’ (Mr Bongo/Easy Star/Sony Canada)

City and Colour – ‘A Pill For Loneliness’ (Still)

Danny Brown – ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’ (Warp Records)

The Darkness – ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Dermot Kennedy – ‘Without Fear’ (Riggins Recording Limited)

DIIV – ‘Deceiver’ (Captured Tracks)

FEET – ‘What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham’ (Clapped Records)

Finneas – ‘Blood Harmony’ EP (OYOY)

Gesaffelstein – ‘NOVO SONIC SYSTEM’ EP (Columbia)

Halfnoise – ‘Natural Disguise’ (Lab Records)

Jvck James – ‘Detour’ EP (Vibe Out Records)

King Nun – ‘Mass’ (Dirty Hit)

Maisie Peters – ‘It’s Your Bed Babe, It’s Your Funeral’ (Atlantic)

The Menzingers – ‘Hello Exile’ (Epitaph)

Micah Erenberg – ‘Love Is Gonna Find You’ (Sleepless)

Mika – ‘My Name Is Michael Holbrook’ (Republic)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Ghosteen’ (Ghosteen Ltd)

Nine Below Zero – ‘Avalanche’ (Zed via Absolute)

OMD – ‘Souvenir’ (Virgin EMI)

Oscar Jerome – ‘Live In Amsterdam’ (Caroline International)

Sabrina Claudio – ‘Truth Is’ (SC Entertainment)

Simple Minds – ‘Live In The City Of Angels’ (BMG)

Summer Walker – ‘Over It’ (Love Renaissance (LVRN)/Interscope Records/Polydor)

Swim Deep – ‘Emerald Classics’ (Pop Committee/Cooking Vinyl)

Toxic Holocaust – ‘Primal Future: 2019’ (Entertainment One)

Wilco – ‘Ode To Joy’ (dBpm)

Wildwood Kin – ‘Wildwood Kin’ (Sony)

William DuVall – ‘One Alone’ (DVL Recordings)

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This Week’s New Releases: Rita Ora, Gary Numan And Alfie Boe

Things are slowing down in the lead up to Christmas, but there are still some good records being churned out. Rita Ora has finally followed up her 2012 debut, Gary Numan has put out a live LP recorded at the amazing O2 Academy Brixton in London and Alfie Boe has released an album that focuses on tracks from the 1930s.

Not enough? Head below for some more.

Alfie Boe- ‘As Time Goes By’ (Decca)

Amy Mcdonald – ‘Woman Of The World (The Best Of 2007-2018)’ (Virgin EMI)

Bauhaus – ‘The Bela Session’ EP (Leaving Records)

Chic – ‘The Chic Organization 1977 – 1979’ (Atlantic/Rhino)

City and Colour – ‘Guide Me Back Home’ (Dine Alone/Caroline)

Dan Reed Network – ‘Origins’ (Dan Reed)

Ed Harcourt – ‘Beyond The End’ (Point Of Departure (PIAS))

Gary Numan – ‘Savage (Live At Brixton Academy)’ (BMG)

Jacco Gardner – ‘Somnium’ (Full Time Hobby)

Rita Ora – ‘Phoenix’ (Atlantic)

Take That – ‘Odyssey’ (Polydor)

The Wild Things – ‘You’re Really Something’ (Tuneyloons/AWAL)

Vandenberg’s Moonkings – ‘Rugged And Unplugged’ (Mascot)

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This Week’s New Releases: Twenty One Pilots, You Me At Six And Cat Power

This week you really are spoilt for choice. Twenty One Pilots have finally followed up 2015’s ‘Blurryface’, You Me At Six have released LP #6 and Cat Power has put out a new record.

Still want more? Head below.

Adrianne Lenker – ‘abysskiss’ (Saddle Creek)

Ancient Shapes – ‘Silent Rave’ (You’ve Changed Records)

AlunaGeorge – ‘Champagne Eyes’ EP (AlunaGeorge)

Atmosphere – ‘Mi Vida Local’ (Rhymesayers)

Behemoth – ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ (Nuclear Blast)

Black Peaks – ‘All That Divides’ (Rise Records/BMG)

Cat Power – ‘Wanderer’ (Domino)

City and Colour – ‘Guide Me Back Home’ (Still Records)

Coheed and Cambria – ‘The Unheavenly Creatures’ (Roadrunner)

Cursive – ‘Vitriola’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Doyle Bramhall II – ‘Shades’ (Provogue Records)

Echo & the Bunnymen – ‘The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon’ (BMG)

Electric Six – ‘Bride Of The Devil’ (Metropolis Records)

Eric Church – ‘Desperate Man’ (EMI)

Estrons – ‘You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough’ (The Orchard/Gofod Records)

Fucked Up – ‘Dose Your Dreams’ (Merge)

Ghostface Killah – ‘The Lost Tapes’ (X-Ray Records)

High On Fire – ‘Electric Messiah’ (eOne Music)

Hugh Cornwell – ‘Monster’ (Sony)

Ice Nine Kills – ‘The Silver Scream’ (Fearless Records)

Jerusalem in My Heart – ‘Daqa’iq Tudaiq’ (Constellation)

JR Harbidge – ‘First Ray Of Light’ (Mob Acoustic via Absolute)

Kenny Allstar – ‘Block Diaries’ (Locked In/Star Work/Columbia)

Kristin Hersh – ‘Possible Dust Clouds’ (Fire Records)

KT Tunstall – ‘Wax’ (Virgin)

Madeline Kenney – ‘Perfect Shapes’ (Carpark Records)

Marie Davidson – ‘Working Class Woman’ (Ninja Tune)

Matt Nathanson – ‘Sings His Sad Heart’ (Acrobat Records)

mewithoutYou – ‘[Untitled]’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Molly Burch – ‘First Flower’ (Captured Tracks)

Petite Noir – ‘La Maison Noir/The Black House’ (Roya)

Phosphorescent – ‘C’est La Vie’ (Dead Oceans)

Ron Gallo – ‘Stardust Birthday Party’ (New West)

Steve Perry – ‘Traces’ (Fantasy Records)

Swearin’ – ‘Fall Into the Sun’ (Merge)

Sylar – ‘Seasons’ (Hopeless Records)

Tall Heights – ‘Pretty Colors For Your Actions’ (Masterworks)

T.I. – ‘Dime Trap’ (Epic Records)

Tokyo Police Club – ‘TPC’ (Dine Alone)

Twenty One Pilots – ‘Trench’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Various Artists (Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and cast) – ‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack (Universal)

Will Hoge – ‘My American Dream’ (EDLO Records/Thirty Tigers)

Windhand – ‘Eternal Return’ (Relapse Records)

You Me at Six – ‘VI’ (Underdog/AWAL)

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City And Colour: Dallas Green Plays A Career Spanning Set At Cardiff University’s Great Hall

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Cardiff University’s Great Hall is filled with a motley crew. Some are young, some old, some wear the Alexisonfire logo emblazoned on their clothes, while others appear to be standalone City and Colour fans. All, though, are eager to see Dallas Green take the stage. One fan brushes past, three bottles of water and a pint in hand and clearly in it for the long haul.

Moments later the stage lights slowly break through the black. Green and his fedora are silhouetted by white light as the opening bars of Woman, the first track from his latest album, ‘If I Should Go Before You’, ring out. From the opening moment his voice is flawless and resonates beautifully throughout the venue, silencing the nonsensical chatter that preceded him.

His band, which tonight includes the Dead Weather’s Jack Lawrence, sound soulful and, frankly, massive in comparison to the starkness of the earlier City and Colour records, which would often be performed live with just an acoustic guitar and stool for company.

He seamlessly moves on to Northern Blues, following the new record’s tracklist, before delving into 2013’s ‘The Hurry And The Harm’ for Two Coins. Though the music may have its sombre moments, Green proves this is still a rock show by slyly doing a shot at the side of the stage with his tech before swapping guitars for Hello, I’m In Delaware, the first taste of his 2005 debut ‘Sometimes’.

Those craving the intimacy that was once typical of City and Colour shows are kept happy during the latter half of the set, which sees the band leave the stage and Green once again dip into his debut with an acoustic rendition of Day Old Hate and Northern Wind from 2011’s ‘Little Hell’.

Green plays a career-spanning set, performing material from every one of his five City and Colour albums, clocking in at nearly two hours. The penultimate track, which he dares the crowd not to film, is The Girl, lifted from 2008’s ‘Bring Me Your Love’. It rouses one of the biggest singalongs of the evening and halfway through gathers momentum when the band return to kick things up a notch. They segue into ‘Little Hell’ closer Hope For Now, which ends the night on a pensive note as Green poses a question: “What if I could sing just one song and it might save somebody’s life?”

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This Week’s New Releases: City And Colour, Coheed And Cambria And Protomartyr

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What a week we have for new releases! Alex G is racking up album #7, City And Colour LP #5 and Coheed And Cambria are breaking character and releasing their fist non-concept album. Protomartyr are also among the new releases this week, check below for others.

Alex G – ‘Beach Music’ (Domino)

City And Colour – ‘If I Should Go Before You’ (Caroline)

Coheed And Cambria – ‘The Color Before the Sun’ (300 Entertainment)

Dilly Dally – ‘Sore’ (Partisan Records)

Protomartyr – ‘The Agent Intellect’ (Hardly Art)

The Zombies – ‘Still Got That Hunger’ (Cherry Red)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: 50 Cent & G-Unit, Motörhead, Rudimental, Third Eye Blind, City And Colour, Take That And Joey Bada$$

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50 CENT & G-UNIT

Having played a sell out show at the O2 Arena in London earlier this month, the rapper will return with G-Unit for shows at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Manchester Arena and Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on November 4, 6 and 7. Tickets are on general sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £35.50 plus fees.

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MOTÖRHEAD

The rock ‘n’ roll heavyweights, who celebrate their 40th anniversary with the release of their 22nd album, ‘Bad Magic’, on August 28, will be joined by Saxon and Girlschool for shows at Newcastle City Hall, Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium, the O2 Apollo in Manchester, Swindon’s Oasis Leisure Centre and the Eventim Apollo in London, between January 23 and 29, 2016. Tickets on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £36.50 (£39.50 in London), plus fees.

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RUDIMENTAL

The Hackney dance troupe will bring their We The Generation world tour to Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom and Alexandra Palace in London between October 13 and October 16. The band’s sophomore album, ‘We The Generation’, is out on September 18 through Major Toms and Asylum Records, while tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £29.50 plus fees.

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THIRD EYE BLIND

Third Eye Blind will return for shows at Manchester Academy and the Kentish Town Forum in London on November 5 and 6. The announcement comes ahead of the release of the band’s first album in six years, ‘Dopamine’, out on October 30 via the band’s own Mega Collider Records. Tickets on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £19.50 and £23.50, plus fees.

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CITY AND COLOUR

City And Colour, aka Dallas Green, will support his upcoming new album, ‘If I Should Go Before You, with shows in Brighton, Cardiff, Manchester, Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow between February 18 and February 24 and two nights at London’s Troxy on February 26 and 27. Tickets on sale at 9am tomorrow, prices start at £25.00 (£28.50 in London), plus fees.

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TAKE THAT (‘Wear the Rose Live’)

Taking place on September 9 at the O2 Arena in London, Wear the Rose Live, the official send off for the England rugby team ahead of the Rugby World Cup, will combine interviews with the team with an hour long Take That set, during which they will be accompanied by an orchestra. Collabro and Laura Wright will also appear. Tickets on general sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £20.15 plus fees.

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JOEY BADA$$

Having released ‘B4.DA.$$’ earlier this year, the rapper will head over for shows in Dublin, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Norwich, Bristol and Glasgow between November 12 and 21. Tickets on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £19.00 (£22.50 in London), plus fees.

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

 

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Top Tours This Week!!

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50 Cent & G-Unit

Having just played a sell out show at the O2 Arena in London, 50 Cent will return with G-Unit for shows at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Manchester Arena and Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on November 4, 6 and 7.
http://www.stereoboard.com/50-cent-tickets
Tickets are on general sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £35.50 plus fees.


Motörhead

The rock ‘n’ roll heavyweights, who celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, will be joined by Saxon and Girlschool for shows at Newcastle City Hall, Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium, the O2 Apollo in Manchester, Swindon’s Oasis Leisure Centre and the Eventim Apollo in London, between January 23 and 29, 2016.
http://www.stereoboard.com/motorhead-tickets
Tickets are on general sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £36.50 (£39.50 in London) plus fees.


Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind will head over for shows at Manchester Academy and The Kentish Town Forum in London on November 5 and 6. The announcement comes ahead of the release of the band’s first album in six years, ‘Dopamine’, out on October 30 via the band’s own Mega Collider Records.
http://www.stereoboard.com/third-eye-blind-tickets
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £19.50 and £23.50, plus fees.


Rudimental

The Hackney dance troupe will bring their We The Generation world tour to Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom and Alexandra Palace in London between October 13 and October 16.
http://www.stereoboard.com/rudimental-tickets
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £29.50 plus fees.


City And Colour

City And Colour, aka Dallas Green, will support his upcoming new album, ‘If I Should Go Before You, with shows in Brighton, Cardiff, Manchester, Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow between February 18 and February 24 and two nights at London’s Troxy on February 26 and 27.
http://www.stereoboard.com/city-and-colour-tickets
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, prices start at £25.00 (£28.50 in London), plus fees.


The Cribs

The Wakefield trio will call at the Barrowlands in Glasgow on October 20 and London’s Roundhouse on October 28 as part of their For All My Sisters October UK tour. More dates are due to be announced soon.
http://www.stereoboard.com/the-cribs-tickets
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £18.00 and £20.00 plus fees.


Joey Bada$$

Having released ‘B4.DA.$$’ earlier this year, the rapper will head over for shows in Dublin, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Norwich, Bristol and Glasgow between November 12 and 21.
http://www.stereoboard.com/joey-badass-tickets
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £19.00 (£22.50 in London), plus fees.


Also announced this week, so far

Take That at Wear the Rose Live, Morrissey, Nerina Pallot, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Everlast, LA Priest, Foxes, By The Rivers, Alabama Shakes, Colin Blunstone, PJ Harvey, Pentagram, Mick Harvey, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Sleaford Mods, Little Mix, Akala, Therapy?, Jon Gomm, The Lemonheads, Chad Valley, Elvis Perkins, Max Jury, Rozi Plain, VANT and many more!

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

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

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He just couldn’t stay away! Ed Sheeran is back at #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart following his sold out shows at Ireland’s Croke Park. Meanwhile, maintaining their top five positions are  The Ashes and James Bay. Joining them are chart newcomers Kasabian, who have done well to come straight in at #3.  Little Mix are also new this week but have entered the chart at a slightly more modest #18.

Leaving the top 20 are The ProdigyLionel RichieDuran DuranDynamoKornBeres Hammond and Megadeth. Also, failing to appear this week, despite going on sale last week, are Laura MarlingThe View and  James Morrison. Will they break into the top 20 next week? Only time, and ticket sales, will tell!

1. Ed Sheeran
2.  The Ashes
3. Kasabian
4. Years and Years
5. James Bay
6. Foo Fighters
7. Michael McIntyre
8. U2
9. The 1975
10. One Direction
11. Kevin Bridges
12. Def Leppard and Whitesnake
13. Neil Diamond
14. BBC Radio 2 Live
15. David Gilmour
16. Dixie Chicks
17. New Order
18. Little Mix
19. Florence And The Machine
20. V Festival

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

1. 50 Cent

2. Rudimental

3. Motorhead

4. PJ Harvey

5. City And Colour

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