This Week’s New Releases: Adele, Deap Vally, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Let’s face it, for a lot of people this week is just Adele week. But If powerhouse vocals and ballads are not your bag, there’s plenty more new music from numerous genres to tickle your fancy, including a new LP from Deap Vally and a second collaborative record from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Check out them and more out below!

Adele – ‘30’ (Columbia)

Brian Wilson – ‘At My Piano’ (DECCA)

Converge, Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky – ‘Bloodmoon: I’ (Epitaph)

The Darkness – ‘Motorheart’ (Cooking Vinyl)

D-Block Europe – ‘Home Alone 2’ (Virgin)

Deap Vally – ‘Marriage’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Dion – ‘Stomping Ground’ (Keeping The Blues Alive)

Elbow – ‘Flying Dream 1’ (Polydor)

Elkka – ‘Harmonic Frequencies’ (Technicolour)

Emily Rice – ‘Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner’ (First Artists)

James Blunt – ‘The Stars Beneath My feet’ (Atlantic)

KAYTRANADA – ‘Intimidated’ EP (RCA)

Kiss – ‘Destroyer 45th Anniversary’ (UMG)

Ladyhawke – ‘Time Flies’ (Mid Century Records/BMG)

Modern Nature – ‘Island Of Noise’ (Bella Union)

Mykki Blanco – ‘Broken Hearts and Beauty Sleep’ (Transgressive)

Oasis – ‘Knebworth 1996 Live’ (Big Brother)

OSS and The Orb – ‘Enter The Kettle’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Primal Scream – ‘Live At Levitation’ (The Reverberation Appreciate Society)

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – ‘Raise the Roof’ (Rounder Records)

The Sherlocks – ‘World I Understand’ (TeddyBoy)

Snake Eyes – ‘Lovehate Mixtape’ (Killing Moon)

Soulja Boy – ‘Big Draco 2′ (SODMG Records)

Sting – ‘The Bridge’ (A&M)

Willie Nelson – ‘The Willie Nelson Family’ (Sony)

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Top Tickets This Week: Foals, Idles, DMA’s, Sounds Of The City, The Flaming Lips, Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour, D-Block Europe, Headie One, Billy Bragg, Fisherman’s Friends, Katherine Ryan and more


Foals have confirmed three summer shows, with performances lined up at Swansea’s Singleton Park on June 4, London’s O2 Academy Brixton on June 29 and Leeds’ Millenium Square on July 9, with the latter forming part of the Sounds Of The City series. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 16. The dates will follow their previously announced rescheduled spring tour.

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Sounds Of The City (Leeds) Featuring Foals, Idles And DMA’s

Idles (pictured), Foals and DMA’s will headline Sounds Of The City 2021 in Leeds. Idles will top the bill at Millenium Square on July 8, joined by special guests the Big Moon, Foals will headline the next day and DMA’s on July 10 with support from the Lathums. More acts and special guests are due to be announced. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 16.

The series will also take over Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl next summer, after this year’s dates were postponed in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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The Flaming Lips

Fresh from releasing ‘American Head‘ in September, the band have confirmed a show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on July 23. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 16. The performance falls in between rescheduled dates in Galway, Liverpool, Leeds, Aylesbury and Bexhill-on-Sea that were postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour will return to arenas around the UK in early 2022, including three huge shows at the O2 Arena in London between February 11 and 13. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, prior to general sale at 10am on October 16.

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D-Block Europe

The London hip hop duo will bring The Blueprint Tour to Dublin, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Arena, during May. Tickets are on sale now.

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Headie One

The grime MC will embark on his biggest headline UK and Ireland tour to date in May, calling in Bournemouth, Bristol, Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham and London, where he’ll perform at the SSE Arena Wembley. Tickets are on sale now. Headie One hits the road in support of his recent debut full-length, ‘Edna’.

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Billy Bragg

The singer-songwriter and activist will hit the road for an extensive UK and Ireland tour in autumn 2021, kicking off in Gateshead on October 21 and wrapping up at the Roundhouse in London on November 27. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 16.

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Fisherman’s Friends

The Port Isaac vocal group have confirmed shows across the UK for their Unlocked And Unleashed Tour in 2021, with stops lined up during spring, September, October, November and December. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 16.

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Katherine Ryan

The comedian and star of Netflix hit The Duchess has announced an initial 50 dates for her Missus Tour of the UK and Ireland, which gets underway on September 2, 2021 in Crawley and runs through to the end of May 2022.  Pre-sale tickets are available now, ahead of general sale at 10am on October 16.

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Also announced this week:

  • Magician duo Penn and Teller have confirmed extra shows in Manchester and Birmingham due to demand.
  • Bring Me The Horizon have lined up UK arena shows for their 2021 Post Human Tour.
  • Maxïmo Park will support their upcoming LP, ‘Nature Always Wins’, with a UK tour in summer 2021.
  • Manic Street Preachers have rescheduled their two Cardiff arena shows in of the NHS to summer 2021.
  • Niall Horan has announced a virtual concert from London’s Royal Albert Hall.
  • Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes have shared details of a livestream event at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
  • John Cooper Clarke will take his I Wanna Be Yours Tour across the UK in spring 2021.

Head here for a full list and to find your tickets. Check our rolling guide to cancelled and postponed events here.

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This Week’s New Releases: Black Sabbath, Dizzee Rascal and Metz

This week is mostly dominated by established acts. Black Sabbath are celebrating the 50 year anniversary of their second album ‘Paranoid’ with a super deluxe reissue, while Metz have put out their fourth full-length studio effort and Dizzee Rascal is back with his seventh, the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Raskit’.

Head below for some more of this week’s new releases, including a 20th anniversary edition of Linkin Park’s debut album, ‘Hybrid Theory’, and a new record from Venom Prison.

Black Sabbath – ‘Paranoid: 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition’ (Sanctuary/BMG)

Blue Öyster Cult – ‘The Symbol Remains’ (Frontiers Records)

Brothers Osborne – ‘Skeletons’ (Snakefarm Records)

The Budos Band – ‘Long In The Tooth’ (Daptone Records)

D-Block Europe – ‘The Blueprint – Us Vs. Them’ (D-Block Europe)

Dizzee Rascal – ‘E3 AF’ (Island/Dirtee Stank)

Drew Citron – ‘Free Now’ (Park The Van)

Emmy The Great – ‘April’ (Bella Union)

Future Islands – ‘As Long As You Are’ (4AD)

Garcia Peoples – ‘Nightcap at Wits’ End’ (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)

Headie One – ‘EDNA’ (Relentless Records/Sony)

Mary Lattimore – ‘Silver Ladders’ (Ghostly International)

Metz – ‘Atlas Vending’ (Sub Pop)

Linkin Park – ‘Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition’ (Warner)

Slow Pulp – ‘Moveys’ (Winspear)

Touché Amoré – ‘Lament’ (Epitaph)

Travis – ’10 Songs’ (BMG)

Venom Prison – ‘Primeval’ (Prosthetic Records)

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