Andy and Elias have won a pair of tickets to see the Louisiana soul-rock band take over London’s Camden Assembly tonight (November 21). They’ve also picked up a vinyl edition of the quintet’s first full-length in three years, ‘Power’, which was released in August through their new label home New West Records.
The album was produced by Cage The Elephant guitarist Bradley Shultz and marks the band’s first with a new member lineup supporting powerhouse vocalist A.J. Haynes.
Hello! Firstly in this week’s schedule of quality content is the news that Stereoboard are doing a competition to win £100 worth of vouchers to spend on gig tickets, concerts, festivals, theatre, or whatever else you can get your dirty paws on. I like to think of £100 in terms of actual experiences: potentially one arena concert, two academy-sized gigs, and possibly a few tiny venue shows. Or, if you’re not selfish like me, the chance to take all your mates to see your fave band. Imagine! That, my dear, is what they call the DREAM. Enter here!
You know Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes. You know, that song that goes “I don’t wanna fight no more, IIIIIII don’t wanna fight no moooreee” in an incredibly high pitch? That’s her.
Howard has gone off in a solo direction with a new album, ‘Jaime’, due for release on September 20, which she’ll accompany with UK, European and North American live shows. One of the record’s first singles, Stay High, dropped this week. It’s a lovely, easygoing song that sounds like the soundtrack to a really good mood. Happy days.
The video features actor Terry Crews (who, BT Dubs, is great in everything he does) playing a factory working father and husband, and singing along as he goes about his suburban life.
The Cleaner is the latest track from the band that brought you HOUSEPLANTS! HOUSEPLAAANTS! It’s funky, punky, and all round… crunky? Clunky? Anyway, it’s a new one from former Brighton resdients Squid, who got inspiration for the song upon moving to the Big Smoke.
It comes from the group’s upcoming EP, ‘Town Centre’, which arrives in September through Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground label, which is hands down one of the best record label names out there (aside from maybe Handsome Dad, Fierce Panda or Fat Possum).
Ever wanted to know what Joe Talbot would look like as a cartoon character? Same, dw. We’re in luck though, as their new video fulfills just that. Never Fight A Man With A Perm comes off their 2018 album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ and they have Al Brown, Russell Taysom and Stella Belle-Hex at the Fluffer Records team to thank for its vibrant accompanying video.
Complete with his plethora of tattoos and ready-to-pop blood vessels, it’s a take on a classic arcade game that gets a distinctly Black Mirror-esque twist at the end…
Idles will release their latest track Mercedes Marxist as a 7” single on August 2, backed with another new song, I Dream Guillotine. It will arrive ahead of their North American and UK tour dates, with the latter run including a massive show at Ally Pally on December 7.
Gemma has won a pair of tickets to see the pop-rock trio take over Hampton Court Palace Festival in London on June 8.
The band sit on the bill as the series’ final headliner, joining Caro Emerald, Jools Holland, Tears For Fears and the Jacksons, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Kylie Minogue, and Michael Ball and Alfie Boe in performing at Henry VIII’s Tudor courtyard. Head here for tickets.
Hampton Court Palace Festival is an annual concert series that has previously hosted performaces from Elton John, Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Andrea Bocelli, Frankie Valli, Van Morrison, Liza Minnelli, James Morrison, Josh Groban and more. Busted, meanwhile, recently wrapped up a spring arena tour behind their fourth album, ‘Haf Way There’.
David has won a pair of tickets to see Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on March 15.
The band have been busy touring the UK with their most ambitious production, a special 40th anniversary retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, ‘The Wall’. They wrap up the trek with a performance at Aberdeen Music Hall tonight. Head here to buy tickets.
Elizabeth has won a pair of weekend camping tickets to the festival, which will take over Aston Hill Farm in the Peak District between July 26 and 29. Topping the bill this year will be Jamiroquai, Catfish and the Bottlemen and the Libertines, plus appearances from Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, Seasick Steve, the Levellers, Circa Waves, the Amazons, Fat White Family, Buzzcocks, the Sherlocks and more. If you missed out on the competition, head here to buy tickets.
Mark has won a pair of VIP tickets to the band’s show at the Boston Music Room in London tonight, which is part of the Canadian rockers’ No Sleep! No Surrender! Tour with special guests Skarlett Riot. If you missed out on the competition, head here to buy tickets.
Sumo Cyco released ‘Opus Mar’ last year, while Skarlett Riot are touring behind their latest album, ‘Regenerate’, which is out now on Despotz Records.
Maurice has won a pair of tickets to the band’s show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on February 25, which is part of their tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of their 2003 debut album, ‘The Neon Handshake’. As part of anniversary celebrations, the band have also reissued the album on limited black and white vinyl.
The tour kicks off tonight at the O2 Academy Bristol before stops in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Nottingham and Portsmouth, winding up with two dates in Shepherd’s Bush towards the end of the month. The band will also appear at 2000trees in July. If you missed out on the competition, head here to buy tickets.
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They’ve each won a pair of tickets to their preferred show on the British rockers’ upcoming UK tour supporting their new LP, ‘A Deeper Cut’, which is released today through Earache Records. If you missed out on the competition, head here to buy tickets.
They’ve won tickets to see the American indie-pop band perform this week at the Wardrobe in Leeds and the O2 Academy Liverpool. The headline shows follow the band’s recent appearance supporting Kings of Leon at British Summer Time Hyde Park in London and a set at Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival.