This Week’s New Releases: Kid Cudi, Deftones, Belle and Sebastian

This is going to be our last new releases blog post of 2020, a year that saw live shows disappear but that brought about more new music than we could have hoped for.

This week, Kid Cudi has put out the third instalment in his ‘Man On The Moon’ series that started in 2009, Deftones celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘White Pony’ with a deluxe reissue and remix LP called ‘Black Stallion’, and Belle and Sebastian have dropped a double LP.

Next week, you can look forward to new records from Paul McCartney and Lanterns On The Lake, among a few others.

Merry Christmas, and enjoy the new music below!

Alanis Morissette – ‘Such Pretty Forks In The Mix’ EP (HE.SHE.THEY. Records)

The Avalanches – ‘We Will Always Love You’ (Modular)

Belle and Sebastian – ‘What To Look For In Summer’ (Matador)

Bladee and Mechatok – ‘Good Luck’ (YEAR0001)

Boris / Merzbow – ‘2R0I2P0’ (Relapse Records)

BOYO – ‘Alone Together In Los Angeles’ (Park The Van)

Deftones – ‘White Pony (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)/Black Stallion’ (Reprise Records)

Fetty Wap – ‘You Know The Vibes’ (300 Entertainment/RGF Productions)

Ghostpoet – ‘I Grow Tired But I Dare Not Fall Asleep (Again)’ (Play It Again Sam)

Guided By Voices – ‘Styles We Paid For’ (GBV)

James Blake – ‘Covers’ EP (UMG/Republic/Polydor)

JPEGMAFIA – ‘EP!’ (EQT Recordings/Republic Records)

Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – ‘Plastic Bouquet’ (New West)

Kid Cudi – ‘Man On The Moon III: The Chosen’ (Republic Records)

The Kills- ‘Little Bastards’ (Domino)

The Kinks – ‘Lola vs Powerman and the Moneyground Part 1 (50th anniversary box set)’ (BMG/Sanctuary)

Landshapes – ‘Contact’ (Bella Union)

Less Than Jake – ‘Silver Linings’ (Pure Noise Records)

M.Ward – ‘Think Of Spring’ (Anti-)

Nilüfer Yanya – ‘Feeling Lucky?’ EP (ATO/[PIAS])

The Neighbourhood – ‘Chip Chrome and the Mono-Tones (Deluxe)’ (Columbia)

ShitKid – ‘CROTCHROCK’ EP (PNKSLM Recordings)

Sturgill Simpson – ‘Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 2 (Cowboy Arms Sessions)’ (High Top Mountain Records/Thirty Tigers)

Various Artists – ‘Independent Venue Week LIVE 2020’ (IVW)

Various Artists – ‘Cyberpunk 2077: Radio Vol.1 – OST’ (Lakeshore)

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Springsteen’s Standing Strong At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Bruce Springsteen has managed to hold on to the #1 spot for another week, followed closely by Coldplay, who are in the same position as last week, at #2.  Adele has risen from #9 last week to third position this week, and knocked down Michael Ball and Alfie Boe to #4, while chart newcomer Melanie Martinez does well to go straight into the top 5.

We also welcome Richard Ashcroft and Fetty Wap to the top 20.  However, as new blood arrives, we must bid adieu to some acts. AC/DC are back in last place, while Jack Whitehall has dropped from #5 to #17 and Beyonce has also not had a great week, leaving the top 10 and this week finding herself at #13.

Over the next week there are a shedload of shows going on sale, including Catfish and the BottlemenBad CompanyPharrell WilliamsOf Mice And Men and The Jesus And Mary Chain. Come back and see us next week to see if any of them have what it takes to knock The Boss off the top spot.

1. Bruce Springsteen
2. Coldplay
3. Adele
4. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
5. Melanie Martinez
6. Stevie Wonder
7. The Stone Roses
8. Paul Simon
9. Elton John
10. Rod Stewart
11. Madness
12. Summertime Ball
13. Beyonce
14. Richard Ashcroft
15. Justin Bieber
16. Kasabian
17. Jack Whitehall
18. Nashville In Concert
19. Fetty Wap
20. AC/DC

 On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

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Top Tours This Week!!


Status Quo

Status Quo have lined up dates for their final electric tour, with arena shows in Nottingham, Bournemouth, London, Brighton, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Liverpool between December 8 and 23. REO Speedwagon will open.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on March 24, priced at £46.00 and £48.00, plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello will play their 2005 album, ‘Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike’, in full, at London’s KOKO on July 26 and 27.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 25, priced at £30.00 plus fees.

Biffy Clyro

The trio will be joined by special guests Fall Out Boy for their biggest headline show to date at this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions in Bellahouston Park on August 27.
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Tickets are on sale now, priced at £45.00 plus fees.

The Cribs

The Wakefield trio will be joined by Thurston Moore, Pulled Apart By Horses and Menace Beach at Leeds’ Millennium Square on July 22.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 24, priced at £22.50 plus fees.

Fetty Wap

Having put out his eponymous debut album last September, the New Jersey hip hop artist will hit up Birmingham’s O2 Institute on May 27 before heading to the Eventim Apollo in London two days later.
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Tickets are on sale now, priced from £25.00 plus fees.

Also announced this week, so far

Airbourne, Mike And The Mechanics, The Last Shadow Puppets, Tom Jones, Jeremy Loops, Slow Club, Architects, PAWS, Julia Holter, Afrika Bambaataa, Chris Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Har Mar Superstar, Collie Buddz, K Stewart, Devlin, Samm Henshaw, Elvis Depressedly, Alvarez Kings, Sarah Blasko, St Paul And The Broken Bones, The Oh Hellos, Sam Beam And Jesca Hoop, Beverley Knight, Vallis Alps, The Red Paintings, Joseph Arthur, Laura Doggett and many more!

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Stevie Wonder Steals #1 Spot On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Stevie Wonder has done it, he’s taken the top spot from chart queen Adele, who is now sitting pretty at #2. Following closely behind are newcomers The Tenderloins, as well as Little Mix and Nashville In Concert.

Coldplay have left the top five this week and are now at #6, while Justin Bieber has climbed two places from last week to #7, but Bruce Springsteen has dropped a whopping six places to #8, with only Bristol Summer Series and Placebo below him in the top 10.

Over the next week you can look forward to tickets going on sale for Status QuoChris BrownFetty WapBiffy Clyro and Tom Jones (new date), among many others. Come back next week to see if any of them are able to claim the #1 spot.

18. AC/DC
20. Dynamo

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Status Quo

2. Chris Brown

3. Fetty Wap

4. Biffy Clyro

5. Tom Jones (new date)

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