This Week’s New Releases: Billie Elish, Bleachers and Prince

It’s the week a lot of people have been waiting for. Billie Eilish has finally dropped her highly anticipated second album, Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers have put out their third LP, and a posthumous Prince album has arrived featuring 11 previously unreleased original tracks— some of which were only ever performed live by the star or featured on webcasts or radio.

Not your cup of tea? Check out more new music below.

Aretha Franklin – ‘ARETHA’ (Atlantic)

Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’ (Interscope)

Bleachers – ‘Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night’ (RCA)

Blues Traveler – ‘Traveler’s Blues’ (Round Hill)

Creeper – ‘American Noir’ (Roadrunner)

Dot Allison – ‘Heart-Shaped Scars’ (SA Recordings)

Durand Jones and the Indications – ‘Private Space’ (Dead Oceans)

Isaiah Rashad – ‘The House Is Burning’ (Top Dawg/Warner)

Koleżanka – ‘Place Is’ (Bar None)

Leela James – ‘See Me’ (BMG)

Los Lobos – ‘Native Sons’ (New West)

LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay) – ‘Animal’ (Chrysalis)

Needtobreathe – ‘Into The Mystery’ (Elektra)

The Overtones – ’10’ (Hurricane)

Prince – ‘Welcome 2 America’ (NPG)

Sam Mehran – ‘Cold Brew’ (Weird World/Domino)

Seether – ‘Wasteland – The Purgatory’ (EP) (Fantasy/Concord)

Shadowlark – ‘Avalanche’ (Warner)

Sik World – ‘Still Lost 2’ (Sik World)

Skepta – ‘All In’ (EP) (Boy Better Know)

Sonny and the Sunsets- ‘New Day With New Possibilities’ (Rocks In Your Head)

Son Volt – ‘Electro Melodier’ (Thirty Tigers)

Tangents – ‘Timeslips & Chimeras’ (Temporary Residence)

Torres – ‘Thirstier’ (Merge)

Unknown T – ‘Adolescence’ (Island)

Yola – ‘Stand For Myself’ (Concord)

 

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This Week’s New Releases: Ghost, Hawkwind And QTY

Everyone may be preoccupied with that white stuff falling from the sky, but we’re going crazy for the new live album from Ghost, which they surprise released today! Legendary space-rockers Hawkwind also have a new live record out and New York duo QTY have offered up their debut LP.

Not enough for ya? Head below for more.

Barbara Streisand – ‘The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!’ (Live) (Columbia)

Creeper – ‘Christmas’ EP

Dua Lipa – ‘Live Acoustic’ EP

Ghost – ‘Ceremony And Devotion’ (Digital Release) (Loma Vista Recordings)

Grimtone – ‘Memento Mori’ (Extreme Metal Music/Rockshots Records)

Hawkind – ‘At The Roundhouse’ (Cherry Red)

Jim James – ‘Tribute To 2’ (ATO)

K. Michelle – ‘Kimberly: The People I Used To Know’ (Atlantic)

Roy Blair – ‘Cat Heaven’ (Roy/Empire)

QTY – ‘QTY’ (Dirty Hit)

Various Artists – ‘Control The Streets Volume 1’ (Quality Control)

Scanner – ‘Fibolae’ (Pomperipossa Records)

Tom Rogerson and Brian Eno – ‘Finding Shore’ (Dead Oceans)

Walker Hayes – ‘boom.’ (Sony)

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Black Friday Deals: Stone Sour, Creeper, At The Drive In, Five Finger Death Punch, Bill Bailey, John Bishop and more…

Stereoboard have pulled together over 100 deals across music, sport, theatre and family events for this year’s Black Friday sales. Here are some of our top picks, but check out Ticketmaster for many more. Offers are subject to availability until Monday November 24.

 

STONE SOUR – 2-4-1 Tickets

Stone Sour will hit UK arenas this winter in support of their latest album, ‘Hydrograd’, which arrived this summer through Roadrunner Records, with stops confirmed in Birmingham, Leeds, Brighton, Cardiff and Glasgow plus two shows at the O2 Academy in London. Support will come from the Pretty Reckless on all dates.

 

 

 


CREEPER – 2-4-1 Tickets

The goth-punks will be joined by special guests Nervus, Microwave and Can’t Swim at shows in Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, London and Manchester before a homecoming date at Southampton’s O2 Guildhall as part of their tour supporting ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’, which was released in March through Roadrunner Records.

 

 

 


AT THE DRIVE IN – 2-4-1 Tickets

At The Drive In, who released ‘in·ter a·li·a’ back in the spring, will call in London, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow in March as part of a European tour, following up their current arena support run with Royal Blood.

 

 

 


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – 2-4-1 Tickets

The Las Vegas metallers will return to the UK just before Christmas, with arena shows planned in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and London, where they’ll play the SSE Arena, Wembley. Support comes from In Flames and Of Mice and Men.

 

 

 


ESCAPE THE FATE – 2-4-1 Tickets

Escape The Fate will tour the UK in January and February, calling at Belfast’s Oh Yeah Music Center, the Garage in Glasgow, Manchester Academy, Bristol’s Thekla, KOKO in London and Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms.

The band, ho returned to the studio earlier this year to start work on their sixth album, will be joined by Set To Stun on all dates with Palisades joining the bill in London and Nottingham.

 

 


EXTREME – 2-4-1 Tickets

The rockers will follow December dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol with a night at the O2 Academy Brixton in London. Dan Reed Network will open.

 

 

 


SIKTH – 2-4-1 Tickets

SikTh, who released ‘The Future in Whose Eyes?’ in June, will be joined by Press To Meco and Devil Sold His Soul on their UK tour this December.

The Watford-based band will headline in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Belfast and London, where they will play their 2006 album ‘Death of a Dead Day’ in full at KOKO.

 

 


MY NAME IS PRINCE – 2-4-1 Tickets

My Name is Prince, the first official exhibition about Prince, has taken over the O2 Arena in London until January 7.

 

 

 

 


STATUS QUO – 50% Off Tickets

Status Quo will bring their Plugged In – Live And Rockin’ tour to Manchester, Sheffield, Cardiff, Reading, Bournemouth, Wolverhampton, Glasgow, Newcastle and London between November 26 and December 8.

The legendary British rockers played what was meant to be their last ever electric shows across Europe in October and November last year, prior to the death of guitarist Rick Parfitt last December.

 

 


BILL BAILEY – 50% Off Tickets

Bill Bailey will will bring his Larks In Transit tour to venues across the UK between the end of January and mid June.

 

 

 

 


JOHN BISHOP – 50% Off Tickets

John Bishop has extended his Winging It tour into 2018 with new dates in Sheffield, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham, Brighton, Derby and Liverpool in January, February, March and April.

 

 

 


JASON MANFORD – 50% Off Tickets

The Comedian will bring his Muddle Class stand up tour to venues across the UK in 2018.

 

 

 

 


MILTON JONES – 50% Off Tickets

Milton Jones will embark on his Out There tour this December.

 

 

 

 


AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – Save up to 52%

Award-winning Broadway musical, about love, hope and living your dreams, has taken the West End by storm, with standing ovations from the public and a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from UK critics.

 

 

 


THRILLER LIVE – Save up to 48%

Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, Thriller – Live is a spectacular, high-octane show celebrating the career of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.

To bring the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of the Jackson’s greatest hits to life on stage, Thriller Live includes eye-popping multi-media effects and dazzling choreography by the show’s award-winning director Gary Lloyd, who has previously worked with artists including Leona Lewis, Will Young, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud. Additional choreography is by five-time MTV award-winner LaVelle Smith Jnr.

 

 


WICKED – No Booking Fee

Wicked is the re-imagining of one of history’s most beloved stories, The Wizard of Oz, into what has become the 17th longest-running shows in London’s theatre history.

Described as ‘modern classic’ of the West End, Wicked has been running at London’s Apollo Theatre since 2006, and continues to captivate audiences to this day, reaching over eight million in London alone, and picking up over 100 major awards globally.

 

 


THE BOOK OF MORMON – No Booking Fee

South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone teamed up with Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez to produce this award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon.

The proud owner of nine Tony Awards and four Olivier Awards, including Best Musical for both, features the story of two young Mormon missionaries heading out on a preaching trip to Africa.

 

 


42nd Street – No Booking Fee

It’s Broadway’s biggest show and it’s on the West End’s biggest stage!

Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton makes her West End debut in the all singing, high-kicking musical extravaganza 42nd Street.

A song and dance musical sensation, 42nd Street is the American dream fable of Broadway, the understudy thrust into the limelight during the sudden indisposition of the leading lady.

 


Bilboa BBK Live 2018, Spain – Save 10% on Package Ticket (Use Code FEST10 at Checkout)

Benicassim 2018, Spain – Save 10% on Package Ticket (Use Code FEST10 at Checkout)

NOS Alive’18, Portugal  – Save 10% on Package Ticket (Use Code FEST10 at Checkout)

Secret Solstice 2018, Iceland – Save 30% on Ticket (Use Code FEST30 at Checkout)


Don’t forget to check out Stereoboard, Ticketmaster and Festicket for more Black Friday deals across music, sport, theatre and family events!

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This Week’s New Releases: Creeper, The Jesus and Mary Chain And Soulwax

This week is bonkers! To say that Creeper’s debut album was highly anticipated would do them a great disservice, but nevermind that, it’s here now and that’s all that matters. The Jesus and Mary Chain, meanwhile, have returned with their first new album in 18 years and Soulwax have put out their first new studio record in over 12.

Not your cup of tea? Fill your boots with some of the other new releases listed below.

Boss Hog – ‘Brood X’ (Bronze Rat Records)

Craig Finn – ‘We All Want The Same Things’ (Partisan Records)

Creeper – ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’ (Roadrunner)

Formation – ‘Look At The Powerful People’ (Warner Bros/Meno)

James Blunt – ‘The Afterlove’ (Atlantic Records UK)

Me And That Man – ‘Songs of Love & Death’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Mike WiLL Made-It – ‘Ransom 2’ (Eardruma/Interscope Records)

Pallbearer – ‘Heartless’ (Nuclear Blast )

Raekwon – ‘The Wild’ (H20 Records/EMPIRE)

Show Me The Body – ‘Corpus I’ (mixtape)

Soulwax – ‘From Deewee’ (Play It Again Sam)

Spiral Stairs – ‘Doris And The Daggers’ (Domino)

Steel Panther – ‘Lower the Bar’ (Steel Panther, Inc)

Steve Hackett – ‘The Night Siren’ (InsideOut)

The Jesus and Mary Chain – ‘Damage And Joy’ (Warner/Artificial Plastic)

Trey Songz – ‘Tremaine The Album’ (Atlantic)

Wolf Eyes – ‘Undertow’ (Lower Floor Music)

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Staff Picks: Liam Turner

TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2016

The 1975 – ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’

‘I Like It When You Sleep…’ is an overproduced, overwrought and overindulgent mishmash of a thing. So, just how Matt Healey and co. have managed to take such inauspicious ingredients and turn them into the musical equivalent of a moreish Eton mess is all the more mind boggling. Indie-pop has never had it quite so good.

Bon Iver – ‘22, A Million’

Cryptic and convoluted, Bon Iver’s third full-length release may have lacked appeal on paper. However, on ‘22, A Million’ mainman Justin Vernon does what he does best by distilling raw human emotion into a delicate, finely crafted musical experience. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what the bloody hell he’s on about, only that you feel what it is that he’s saying.

Conor Oberst – ‘Ruminations’

Featuring just a guitar, harmonica, piano and, of course, Oberst’s voice, ‘Ruminations’ is easily one of the most sparse records of 2016. Such minimalism completely works in the record’s favour, though, as we are truly able to focus on the carefully-woven tales of heartbreak and tragedy that Oberst so plaintively tells. Sometimes the simplest music really is the best.

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Love & Hate’

From the epic grandiosity of opener Cold Little Heart, you know you’re in for a treat with Kiwanuka’s second full-length LP. The album certainly doesn’t hold back in terms of its scope, with pretty much everything but the kitchen sink thrown in. But rather than its scale, its Kiwanuka’s increasing ability to blend sentiment with soul that truly sets ‘Love & Hate’ apart.

David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’

A swansong like no other, ‘Blackstar’ is Bowie’s final gift to the world.The record represents the singer’s unparalleled ability to turn even the most lamentable of circumstances into something worth celebrating, while simultaneously bookending what is an incredibly vast and varied body of work. An artist in the true sense of the word.

Honourable mentions: Radiohead – ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, Teleman – ‘Brilliant Sanity’, Metronomy – ‘Summer 08’, Green Day – ‘Revolution Radio’, C Duncan – ‘The Midnight Sun’.

TOP 5 SINGLES OF 2016

Francis and the Lights – Friends (feat. Bon Iver)

The 1975 – Somebody Else

Two Door Cinema Club – Bad Decisions

Warpaint – New Song

Christine and the Queens – Tilted

Honourable mentions: The xx – On Hold, VANT – PEACE & LOVE, Blossoms – Charlemagne, Mystery Jets – Bubblegum, Creeper – Suzanne

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