This Week’s New Releases: Demi Lovato, The Fratellis And The Snuts

What a week! Demi Lovato has dropped her first album in nearly four years, The Snuts have put out their first, and The Fratellis have finally followed up 2018’s ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’.

Not your cup of tea? There’s more below.

Demi Lovato – ‘Dancing With the Devil…The Art of Starting Over’ (Island)

The Drums – ‘Mommy Don’t Spank Me’ (Island)

Dry Cleaning – ‘New Long Leg’ (4AD)

Du Blonde – ‘Homecoming’ (Daemon T.V)

The Fratellis – ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Ġenn – ‘Liminal’ (Everything Sucks)

GHLOW – ‘Slash and Burn’ (PNKSLM)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor -‘G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!’ (Constellation)

Hey, King! – ‘Hey, King!’ (Anti-)

iLL BLU – ‘The Bluprint’ (Sony)

Kelly Price – ‘Grace’ EP (Capitol)

Luca Yupanqui – ‘Sounds Of The Unborn’ (Sacred Bones)

The Snuts – ‘W.L.’ (Parlophone)

 

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This Week’s New Releases: American Football, Sleaford Mods And Du Blonde

It’s another stacked week of new releases. American Football are back with ‘LP3’, Sleaford Mods have followed up 2017’s ‘English Tapas’ and Du Blonde has put out the spectacular ‘Lung Bread For Daddy’. Still want more? Fill your boots below.

Adia Victoria – ‘Silences’ (Canvasback/Atlantic)

American Football – ‘American Football (LP3)’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Badflower – ‘OK, I’m Sick’ (Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records)

Blood Youth – ‘Starve’ (Rude Records)

The Claypool Lennon Delirium – ‘South Of Reality’ (ATO UK)

Cochemea – ‘All My Relations’ (Daptone Records)

Desperate Journalist – ‘In Search Of The Miraculous’ (Fierce Panda Records)

Diplo – ‘Europa’ EP (Mad Decent/Because Music)

Dream Theater – ‘Distance Over Time’ (InsideOut)

Drenge – ‘Strange Creatures’ (Infectious/BMG)

Du Blonde – ‘Lung Bread For Daddy’ (Moshi Moshi)

Feels – ‘Post Earth’ (Wichita)

The Gloaming – ‘The Gloaming 3’ (Real World Records)

James Yorkston – ‘The Route To The Harmonium’ (Domino)

Julia Jacklin – ‘Crushing’ (Transgressive)

Kehlani – ‘While We Wait’ (TSNMI / Atlantic)

Last In Line – ‘II’ (Frontiers Records)

Lil Pump – ‘Harverd Dropout’ (Warner Bros. Records Inc.)

Lily & Madeleine – ‘Canterbury Girls’ (New West Records)

Martin Frawley – ‘Undone At 31’ (Merge Records)

Murray A. Lightburn – ‘Hear Me Out’ (Dangerbird Records)

Offset – ‘Father Of 4’ (Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Capitol)

Overkill – ‘The Wings Of War’ (Nuclear Blast)

Pom Poko – ‘Birthday’ (Bella Union)

Sleaford Mods – ‘Eton Alive’ (Extreme Eating Records)

Telekinesis – ‘Effluxion’ (Merge Records)

Vandoliers – ‘Forever’ (Bloodshot Records)

Woahnows – ‘Young and Cool’ (Specialist Subject)

Yola – ‘Walk Through Fire’ (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch)

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Staff Picks: Laura ‘Riot Goth’ Johnson

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This was my first year with Stereoboard and I think it’s fair to say it’s been my best yet. Professionally that is, I don’t want to shortchange 1996, the year D3: The Mighty Ducks came out. I’ve met bands I’ve idolised since my teens, new artists that have gone on to grace magazine covers and watched some of my favourite artists reform and perform shows I never thought I would have the privilege to see. Below is just a snapshot of my favourite things from the past year.

ALBUMS

‘23 Live Sex Acts’ – Against Me!

‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’- Courtney Barnett

‘Welcome Back To Milk’ – Du Blonde

‘Perpetual Motion People’ – Ezra Furman

‘Blossom’ – Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

‘Get A Witness’ – Queen Kwong

‘No Cities To Love’ – Sleater Kinney

‘Imaginary Life’ – Worriers

SONGS

Pedestrian At Best – Courtney Barnett

The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive – Death Cab For Cutie

Ordinary Life – Ezra Furman

Devil Inside Me – Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Broken Hands – Fraser. A. Gorman

Raising The Skate – Speedy Ortiz

Under A Rock – Waxahatchee

Glutton For Distance – Worriers

GIGS

Courtney Barnett (supported by Spring King and Fraser A. Gorman) – The Fleece, Bristol – March 28

FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration – The Globe, Cardiff- April 22

Babes In Toyland (supported by Skating Polly) – Trinity Centre, Bristol – May 24

Julie Ruin – Electric Ballroom, London – May 26

L7 – Electric Ballroom, London – June 16

Against Me! (Reading Set) – Richfield Avenue, Reading Festival – August 30

Jack Off Jill – Electric Ballroom, London – October 21

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (supported by Blackhole and Creeper) – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – October 28

THE WORST OF ALL THE AWFUL BAND NAMES I’VE HEARD THIS YEAR

Arse Full Of Chips

Barren Womb

Cock And Ball Torture

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard

Pissgrave

Prostitute Disfigurement

Shaving The Werewolf

Sodomized Cadaver

MY STOCK OF SHAMELESS SELFIES

Courtney Barnett

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The Used

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Queen Kwong (Wes Borland and Carré Callaway)

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Nick Oliveri

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Ginger Wildheart

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Frank Iero

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Dallas Green (City & Colour/ Alexisonfire)

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Against Me! (Laura Jane Grace and Atom Willard)

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OTHER STUFF I’VE ENJOYED THIS YEAR

BOOK: Girl In A Band by Kim Gordon

VIDEO: New Wave – Sleater Kinney

FILM: The Voices

MERCH: Fraser A.Gorman – Tea Towel

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DRINK:Punk IPA by Brewdog

FOOD: Peanut Butter (this was the same last year and will probably feature next year)

INSULT: “I envy people that don’t know you!”

STUPIDEST COMMENT OF THE YEAR

Me: “Who’s that guy on Brooklyn Nine-Nine that looks like Andy Samberg?”

Huw Baines: “Andy Samberg.”

 

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