This Week’s New Releases: Self Esteem, Lana Del Rey And Elton John

This week is chock full of amazing new music. Self Esteem has put out her highly anticipated second album, Lana Del Rey has released her second record of the year, and Elton John has dropped his guest-heavy lockdown LP. Dive in below.

Angel Dust – ‘YAK: A Collection Of Truck Songs’ (Roadrunner)

Biffy Clyro – ‘The Myth Of Happily Ever After’ (14th Floor)

Brett Young – ‘The Christmas Classics’ (Big Machine)

Clinic – ‘Fantasy Island’ (Domino)

Dave Hause – ‘Blood Harmony’ (Soundly)

Death Blooms – ‘Life Is Pain’ (Adventure Cat)

Don Broco – ‘Amazing Things’ (Sharptone)

Dream Theater – ‘A View From The Top Of The World’ (InsideOut)

Duran Duran – ‘Future Past’ (BMG)

Elton John – ‘Lockdown Sessions’ (EMI)

Every Time I Die – ‘Radical’ (Epitaph)

Jarvis Cocker – ‘Chansons D’ennui Tip-Top’ (ABKCO)

JPEGMAFIA – ‘LP!’ (EQT/Republic)

Johnny Cash – ‘Bears Sonic Journals: Live At The Carousel Ballroom’  (Sony)

Joni Mitchell – ‘Archives Vol 2, The Reprise Years’ (Rhino)

Keg – ‘Assembly’ (BMG)

Lana Del Rey – ‘Blue Banisters’ (Polydor)

Mimi Webb – ‘Seven Shades Of Heartbreak’ (Epic/Sony)

My Morning Jacket – ‘My Morning Jacket’ (ATO)

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – ‘B-Sides & Rarities Part II’ (Mute)

Parquet Courts – ‘Sympathy For Life’ (Rough Trade)

Polo – ‘A Place Between States’ (Polo)

The Pineapple Thief – ‘Nothing But The Truth’ (Kscope)

Quantic and Nidia Gongora – ‘Almas Conectadas’ (Thru Thoughts)

Self Esteem – ‘Prioritize Pleasure’ (Universal)

Skinny Lister – ‘A Matter Of Life & Love’ (Xtra Mile Recordings)

Sonny Fodera – ‘Wide Awake’ (Solotoko)

The Surfing Magazines – ‘Badgers Of Wymeswold’ (Moshi Moshi)

The The – ‘Comeback Special’ (earMusic)

Tom Lumley and the Brave Liaison – ‘Everythings Affected’ (Fort)

The War On Drugs – ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ (Atlantic)

WET – ‘Letter Blue’ (Other Exotica/30SF)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Muse, Phil Collins, Blondie, Rag’N’Bone Man And Every Time I Die (Ed Sheeran On Saturday!)


Muse have announced a one off intimate show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on August 19 in aid of the Passage, a homeless charity based in London. Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 7, priced £75.00 plus fees.

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After rescheduling two shows from his series at London’s Royal Albert Hall to November 26 and 27 due to an injury, Collins has confirmed additional shows at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield Arena, Manchester Arena, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena and Birmingham’s Genting Arena. Tickets for the additional shows are on general sale at 9am on July 7, prices start at £65.00 plus fees.

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Fresh from their set at Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time series, the new wave legends have confirmed November shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and London. Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 7, prices start between £40.00 and £55.00 plus fees.

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The London-based singer will bring The Overproof tour to Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, London, where he’ll play two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton, Wolverhampton and Brighton between November 15 and 28. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 7, prices start at £22.50/£25.00 plus fees.

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Every Time I Die and Comeback Kid will hit the road together later this year.

Every Time I Die will play headline shows in Newcastle, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dublin and Nottingham between November 11 and 15 before joining Comeback Kid in Europe to begin their tour together, which will see them return to the UK on November 24 for a stop at London’s KOKO. Dates in Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester will follow. Support comes from Knocked Loose and Higher Power, while tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 7, prices start at £15.00/£16.00 plus fees.

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The singer-songwriter, who released ‘÷’ in March, will call at Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Belfast’s Boucher Playing Fields, Pearse Stadium in Galway, Dublin’s Phoenix Park, Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, Hampden Park in Glasgow, Newcastle’s St James’ Park, Wembley Stadium in London and Cardiff’s Principality Stadium during May and June. Tickets are on general sale at 10am on July 8 for the UK dates and 9am for the Irish shows.

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Check Stereoboard’s event pages for a full list of latest of announcements.

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This Week’s New Releases: Get ‘Em While They’re Hot


Happy (or not so happy) post-Glastonbury Monday, you fine folks. One of the biggest weekends on the music calendar is over and done with, but there’s still plenty to be getting on with. In addition to a bunch of new UK tours – keep your eyes on the site for details – there are some interesting records hitting the shelves to keep you occupied. See below and all that.

George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage (Columbia)

Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown (Epitaph)

David Gray – Mutineers (lht)

Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited At The Royal Albert Hall (Wolfwork)

Austin Mahone – The Secret (Island)

Phantogram – Voices (Island)

Trey Songz – Trigga (Atlantic)

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