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.

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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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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Childish Gambino, Ghost, Mabel, Andy C, Brian Fallon, Coheed And Cambria, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Rolo Tomassi and more…


Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, will play London’s O2 Arena on November 4, following up his summer set at Lovebox Festival. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 29.

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Fresh from the release of ‘Prequelle’, Ghost have lined up a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 9. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 29.

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The Gaslight Anthem frontman will bring his Songs From The Hymnal tour to Newcastle, Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff, London, Cambridge, Brighton and Bath between February 5 and 24. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 29.

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Coheed and Cambria will accompany the release of ‘The Unheavenly Creatures’, out on October 5, with shows in Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London between October 9 and 16. Support will come from Chon. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 29.

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Fun Lovin’ Criminals will tour the UK and Europe next year in support of their upcoming album, ‘Another Mimosa’.  The New York trio will kick off the tour on January 31 in Birmingham, with dates in the UK and across the mainland lined up into spring, culminating at the O2 Academy Leeds on March 30. Tickets go on sale at 10am on June 29

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Rolo Tomassi have announced a fresh run of UK shows for the autumn, with stops planned in Nottingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Norwich and their biggest headline set to date at London’s Scala. Tickets are on sale at 10am on June 29 (Photo: Ellie Mitchell).

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The R&B artist will call in Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Bournemouth and London, where she will play the O2 Academy Brixton, between November 29 and December 12. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 29.

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The drum and bass DJ will take over the SSE Arena Wembley on November 17, with tickets on general sale at 9am on June 29.

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Also announced this week

Hudson Taylor, Yungblud, Tom Odell, Thunder, Becky Hill, Rufus Wainwright, Fatherson, Deaf Havana, Mabel, G Flip, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Ezra Collective, Culture Abuse, Reef, Kyle Falconer, Gryffin, Ruts DC, Cam, Loreena McKennitt, Noah Kahan, Death Grips, Cavetown, Tove Styrke, Cellar Darling, Belako, The Regrettes, Dan Reed Network, INK, Mt. Joy, The Slow Readers Club, Bakar, We Are Scientists, Ian Felice, Lucy Dacus, Charley Crockett, Robert White, Wild Youth, Belle and Sebastian, Joyner Lucas and more.

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Show Up: The Tours You Don’t Want To Miss In 2016


So, it’s a new year, which means there’s a whole 12 months of gigs to look forward to. Check below to make sure you don’t miss out on what could be your only chance to see some of these artists. Would you forgive yourself? I wouldn’t. Get booking.


So, it seems Adele’s talk of her aversion to touring during her ‘25’ publicity trail was a ruse as the Tottenham-born singer announced at the end of November that she would be embarking on a world tour in 2016. As expected, demand in the UK was phenomenal and extra dates were added all over the place, resulting in an impressive run of eight shows at the O2 in London alone. In fairness to fans, the trek is well overdue as the last time she hit the road was in 2011. Having gathered so much momentum with the release of ‘25’, world domination was clearly the next step.

Bring Me The Horizon

Some may say that 2015 was BMTH’s year, with their main stage slot at Reading and Leeds, second on the bill only to Metallica, and going gold in the UK with their fifth album, ‘That’s The Spirit’. However, as our writer Alec Chillingworth predicted, this was only a taste of things to come. It was only four days into the new year before the Sheffield quintet announced their biggest headline tour to date, which will see them take on arena shows in Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow in November.If that wasn’t enough they’ll be playing the Royal Albert Hall, alongside a full orchestra, in April, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Used

When we caught up with The Used in early 2015 they said they were planning something special for their 15 year anniversary. True to their word they’ve lined up four UK dates, two in London and two in Leeds, as part of their ‘2 Nights And 2 Albums’ tour across the US, UK and Europe. On one night the band will play their self titled debut and the other their sophomore LP, ‘In Love And Death’.

Brian Fallon

In July 2015 the Gaslight Anthem, the band Fallon fronts, announced that they were taking a break to focus on other projects. They followed the news with a headline show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire sandwiched between main stage sets at Reading and Leeds in August. It wasn’t long, two months later in fact, before Fallon confirmed his solo album would arrive in 2016 and he would be touring to support it. ‘Painkillers’ is set for release on March 11, following which the New Jersey singer-songwriter will return to the UK for shows between April 5 and April 10.

Elton John

After numerous statements that he will be taking a break from touring to focus on time with his children, we think it’s best you catch Elton while you can. The man who never stops will release his 33rd studio album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’, on February 5. Following which he’ll gear up for his summer dates, expected to be his last for the foreseeable future.

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath will headline this year’s Download festival as part of their final ever tour, The End.  Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will top the bill on Saturday June 11 at Donington Park. The appearance is flanked by an extensive run of shows in North America, which has them on the road throughout January, February, August and September, amidst which they’ve been confirmed for a mix of summer festival performances throughout Europe. If you want to see Sabbath, it’s pretty much a now or never type situation!

Funeral For A Friend

Talking of final tours, after 15 years together the Welsh post-hardcore troupe will call it a day following their Last Chance To Dance tour in April. For the UK leg of the trek the band will make stops in Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London, playing two shows in each city. Similar to the Used, FFAF will play their ‘Hours’ album in full on one night, followed by ‘Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation’ the next. Support will come from Zoax and Shai Hulud.

The Stone Roses

The story of the Stone Roses is a bit of a roller-coaster. They formed in 1983, pioneered the ‘Madchester’ movement, broke up in 1996, announced their reformation in 2011, played three reunion shows in 2012 and in 2013 the Shane Meadows documentary The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone came out. Then nothing, nothing until November 2015, when the band announced they would take to the stage together again for four nights at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium in June, and a headline slot at Scotland’s T In The Park and one Dublin date in July. It seems the ‘mad for it!’ spirit is back.

Coheed & Cambria/Glassjaw

Having released their first non-concept and eighth studio album, ‘The Color Before The Sun’, in early October, Coheed And Cambria are keen to take the record on the road. But not content with an arsenal of new material the New York-based four-piece have decided to bring with them post-hardcore legends Glassjaw, who will no doubt draw a crowd in their own right. Also going along for the ride will be Cheltenham five-piece Crooks.


It’s safe to say that 2015 was a good year for Grimes. She released ‘Art Angels’, the highly-anticipated follow up to 2012’s ‘Visions’, to critical acclaim and appeared on many an end of year list as a result. She also supported Lana Del Rey on her US Endless Summer Tour. However, it’s time for Grimes to take centre stage on a headline slot, and that’s exactly what she’s going to do in 2016 when she hits the road in March for her Acid Reign tour. The Canadian artists will call in Bristol, Leeds, Nottingham, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. Support will come from LA pop-artist HANA.


Everyone loves a bit of RiRi but that lady does love to make us wait. It’s been nearly three years since she popped across the pond for her Diamonds World Tour and despite a few teasers, the follow up to 2012’s ‘Unapologetic’ is yet to be seen.  So, who wants to place a bet on if ‘Anti’ will arrive before Rihanna does in June? I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but we recommend you grab those tickets while you can because you won’t want to wait another three years to see pop’s favourite bad girl in the UK.

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Top Tours This Week!!


Macklemore And Ryan Lewis

The duo, who are gearing up for the release of their second album, will head to arenas in Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham and London next spring.
Tickets are on sale at 9.30am on Friday, priced at £30.50 (£38.00 in London), plus fees.


Savages will follow the January 22 release of ‘Adore Life’ with February dates in Bexhill on Sea, Cambridge, Glasgow, Manchester and Leeds, plus a March stop at London’s Roundhouse.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £15.00, £17.50 and £20.00 in London, plus fees.

Coheed And Cambria

Coheed and Cambria will play a trio of UK shows in early 2016, calling at Cardiff University Great Hall on January 31, the O2 Ritz in Manchester on February 1 and London’s O2 Forum on February 2. Support will come from Glassjaw and Crooks.
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday, priced from £27.50 (£28.50 for London), plus fees.

The Cat Empire

The Melbourne sextet will support their upcoming sixth album with shows in Brighton, Portsmouth, Bath, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Norwich, culminating with a London date at the Eventim Apollo on April 15.
Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £25.00 (£32.50 in London), plus fees.

Father John Misty

Father John Misty has confirmed his return to the UK for a series of shows next spring, including stops in Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Gateshead, Nottingham, Bristol, London and Southampton.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday, priced from £18.50 plus fees.

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson has announced his European Fast Forward tour, including a handful of dates in the UK and Ireland in February 2016.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday, priced from £26.50 plus fees.


The Massachusetts trio will head over for their first UK headline tour next spring, calling in Brighton, Norwich, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, London, Cardiff and Birmingham between April 1 and April 9.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, priced at £12.00 (£15.00 in London), plus fees.

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello has announced a further series of Detour solo shows, with a four night stand at London’s Palladium and a stop at the Warwick Arts Centre in May next year.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £48.00 plus fees.

Chris Cornell

The Soundgarden frontman will bring his Higher Truth tour to Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol and Birmingham prior to a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall next spring.
Tickets are on sale at 10am on Friday.

Jamie Lawson

Jamie Lawson, whose self-titled album recently topped the charts in the UK, will head to Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, London, Manchester, Belfast and Dublin between January 14 and 25.
Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday, priced from £13.00 (£17.00 in London), plus fees.

Little Mix

Little Mix have expanded their Get Weird tour, adding extra shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham and Newcastle in April.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £25.00 plus fees.

Jimmy Carr

The comedian will bring his Best Of, Ultimate, Gold,Greatest Hits tour, which will feature a selection of his best jokes alongside brand new material, to UK venues in 2016 and 2017.
Tickets are on sale at 10am on Friday, priced from £27.50 plus fees.

Also announced this week, so far

Panic At The Disco, Neck Deep, Jess Glynne, The Cadillac Three, Aaron Watson, Wilco, Suede, Modern Baseball, The Tenderloins, The Stone Foxes, GoGo Penguin, Matt and Kim, Blossoms, Foxes, Slaves, Jamie Woon, Richard Hawley, Boy And Bear, Graham Bonnet, Maximo Park, Money, The Wonder Stuff, Nigel Kennedy, Aidan Knight, The Drink, Shining, Ben Haenow, Superfood, Anne Marie, Taylor Davis, Hollywood Undead, Billy Ocean, Keston Cobblers Club, Tony Mortimer, Bars And Melody, The Magic Gang and many more!

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


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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