Things are slowly picking up, with some big hitters dropping some very highly anticipated records on just the third week of the new year! Zayn has put out his third solo LP, having only announced it a week ago, Sleaford Mods have followed up 2019’s ‘Eton Alive’, and You Me At Six have dropped studio album #7.
Not your cup of tea? Head below for some more new releases.
Ashnikko – ‘DEMIDEVIL’ (Parlophone)
Beach Bunny – ‘Blame Game’ EP (Mom + Pop Music)
Buck Meek – ‘Two Saviors’ (Keeled Scales)
Emma Ruth Rundle / Thou – ‘The Helm Of Sorrow’ EP (Sacred Bones)
Frank Iero and the Future Violents – ‘Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place’ EP (UNFD)
Kate Davis – ‘Strange Boy’ (Solitaire)
Midnight Sister – ‘Painting The Roses’ (Jagjaguwar)
Pom Poko – ‘Cheater’ (Bella Union)
Shame – ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ (Dead Oceans)
Sleaford Mods – ‘Spare Ribs’ (Rough Trade)
Various Artists – ‘The Influencers: Forever Who We Are (A Tribute To Saves The Day)’ (True State Entertainment)
You Me At Six – ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ (You Me At Six/AWAL Recordings)
What a week! Miley Cyrus has dropped the ‘She Is Coming’ EP — one of three that will make up her new album, ‘She Is: Miley Cyrus’, Soundwalk Collective have again joined forces with Patti Smith, and Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rodgers are back with a second Sacred Paws LP.
You want more? MORE? Fill your boots below with the rest of this week’s new releases.
Chase & Status – ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’ (Virgin EMI)
Depeche Mode – ‘Black Celebration – The Singles’ (Sony)
Depeche Mode – ‘Music For The Masses – The Singles’ (Sony)
Duff McKagan – ‘Tenderness’ (Universal)
Frank Iero and the Future Violents – ‘Barriers’ (UNFD)
J. Robbins – ‘Un-becoming’ (Dischord)
Joanovarc – ‘Joanovarc’ (Holier Than Thou Records)
Kevin Richard Martin – ‘Sirens’ (Room40)
Lise Davidsen – ‘Lise Davidsen’ (Decca Classics)
Miley Cyrus – ‘She Is Coming’ EP (RCA)
Pip Blom – ‘Boat’ (Heavenly)
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’ (Marathon Artists)
The Canadian band will perform in the round at Dublin’s 3Arena, Manchester Arena, Birmingham’s Genting Arena and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena, alongside two dates at the SSE Arena Wembley in London, between April 6 and 16, following up the release of their new album, ‘Everything Now’. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 28, prices start at £55.00 plus booking fees.
The Irish trio will accompany the release of their new album, ‘Freedom Child’, with shows in Dublin, Derry, Birmingham, Swindon, Plymouth, Bridlington, Edinburgh, Blackpool and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, between August 21 and September 1. Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on July 28, priced from £39.50 plus fees.
Frank Iero and the Patience will be joined by guests Dave Hause and the Mermaid, the Homeless Gospel Choir and Paceshifters for a month long UK run between September 20 and October 20, supporting the release of a new EP, ‘Keep The Coffins Coming’. Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 28, prices start at £17.00/£21.00 plus fees.
Bugzy Malone will bring his King Of The North tour to Belfast, Dublin, Newcastle, Norwich, Bristol, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Glasgow between October 22 and November 5. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 28, priced £12.50/£15.00/£17.50 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.
Peter Kay has announced a 2018 Dance For Life arena tour in aid of Cancer Research UK. the Bolton comedian will take the dance-a-thon party to Coventry’s Ericsson Indoor Arena (located within the Ricoh Arena) and Space by Echo Arena in Liverpool for two nights and Manchester Central for three nights. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on July 28.
Arcade Fire, The Script and Lana Del Rey have all announced big arena shows, while Frank Iero will accompany the release of his new EP, ‘Keep the Coffins Coming’, with UK tour in September and October. Bugzy Malone brings his King Of The North tour to the UK and Ireland also this autumn.
The Canadian band will perform in the round at Dublin’s 3Arena, Manchester Arena, Birmingham’s Genting Arena and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena, alongside two dates at the SSE Arena Wembley in London, between April 6 and 16. Compare and Buy Tickets
Tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 28, prices start at £55.00 plus booking fees.
The Irish trio will head to Dublin, Derry, Birmingham, Swindon, Plymouth, Bridlington, Edinburgh, Blackpool and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, between August 21 and September 1. Compare and Buy Tickets
Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on July 28, priced from £39.50 plus fees.
Lana Del Rey
Following the release of ‘Lust For Life’ and a sold out last minute stop at the O2 Academy Brixton on Monday, the singer has confirmed shows at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on August 22 and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow the following day. Compare and Buy Tickets
Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on July 31.
Frank Iero and the Patience
Frank Iero and the Patience will return to the UK with guests Dave Hause and the Mermaid, the Homeless Gospel Choir and Paceshifters for a month long run of shows between September 20 and October 20. Alongside the tour, Iero will release a limited edition EP, titled ‘Keep The Coffins Coming’. Compare and Buy Tickets
Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 28, prices start at £17.00/£21.00 plus fees.
Bugzy Malone will bring his King Of The North tour to Belfast, Dublin, Newcastle, Norwich, Bristol, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Glasgow between October 22 and November 5. Compare and Buy Tickets
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 28, priced £12.50/£15.00/£17.50 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.
Also announced this week, so far
LCD Soundsystem, Henry Rollins, Marmozets, The One Hundred, Frank Turner, Jessie Ware, Ghostface Killah, The Cribs, Borders, Betsy, Derren Brown, the Pigeon Detectives, the Barr Brothers, Saint PHNX, Against The Current, Metronomy, John Joseph Brill, The Quireboys, The Spitfires, Gurr, Wolf Parade, Vistas, Gang of Youths, River Matthews, The Comedy Get Down, Shy Luv, The Moonlandingz, Badbadnotgood, Tom Walker, Tom Zanetti, Vance Joy, Kurupt FM, Kvelertak, Ben Haenow, James TW, Strange Bones, Lewis Capaldi, RIVRS, Heather Small, Ed Byrne and more.
This week there’s a very eclectic mix of releases hitting the shelves. Tove Lo is offering up her sophomore album, Empire Of The Sun are putting out LP #3 and CRX, the new band of Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, are releasing their debut record, which boasts production by Queens Of The Stone Age’s Joshua Homme.
But if none of those tickle your fancy there’s plenty more to choose from below.
The Answer – ‘Solas’ (Napalm Records)
The Courteeners – ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’ (Ignition)
Crowbar – ‘The Serpent Only Lies’ (Steamhammer)
CRX – ‘New Skin’ (Columbia)
Empire Of The Sun – ‘Two Vines’ (Virgin)
Frank Iero and the Patience – ‘Parachutes’ (Hassle Records)
Helmet – ‘Dead To The World’ (EarMUSIC (via Absolute))
James Arthur – ‘Back From The Edge’ (Sony)
Kacey Musgraves – ‘A Very Kacey Christmas’ (Decca)
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.
‘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
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
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
Cock And Ball Torture
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard
Shaving The Werewolf
MY STOCK OF SHAMELESS SELFIES
Queen Kwong (Wes Borland and Carré Callaway)
Dallas Green (City & Colour/ Alexisonfire)
Against Me! (Laura Jane Grace and Atom Willard)
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
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?”
Frank Iero has unleashed a blood-soaked video for Joyriding.
Taken from his ‘stomachaches’ album, his first as Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration, the video was put together by Brooklyn duo Brandon LaGanke and John Carlucci, known as Ghost + Cow, who also directed the visuals for the first single from the album, Weighted.
Speaking about the new video, Iero comments:
“This is a video I had seen in my head for a long time. I honestly thought it was going to be easier to pull off than it was. When you imagine it, you think, ‘oh, this doesn’t sound that difficult…,’ but when you begin to fully realize what needs to happen, in what specific order things need to happen, and what can get ruined and stained in the process… the task becomes a bit daunting. We ended up building a room in my backyard, shooting the video, and then tearing the room down in a span of 17 hours. The very next day we shot the video for Weighted.”
Iero takes to the road later this year as support for Mallory Knox at shows in Coventry, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Peterborough, Northampton, Bristol, Oxford, Birmingham, Brighton, Portsmouth and London.