This Week’s New Releases: IDLES, Silk Sonic And Little Mix

There are some highly anticipted records out this week. Idles have dropped LP #4,  Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have released their collaborative Silk Sonic album, and Little Mix are celebrating their 10th anniversary with ‘Between Us’, which features greatest hits along with new material.

Head below for more of this week’s new releases, including ‘RED (Taylor’s Version)’, a new album from Courtney Barnett, and a new solo LP from Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn. 

Allen Stone – ‘Apart’ (ATO)

Claptone – ‘Closer’ (Different Recordings)

Constant Smiles – ‘Paragons’ (Constant Smiles/Sacred Bones)

Courtney Barnett – ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ (Marathon Artists)

Damon Albarn – ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’ (Transgressive)

Dave Gahan and Soulsavers – ‘Imposter’ (Columbia)

The Dodos – ‘Grizzly Peak’ (Polyvinyl)

Elvis Presley – ‘Back In Nashville’ (RCA)

Gov’t Mule – ‘Heavy Load Blues’ (Fantasy Records/Concord)

hackedepicciotto – ‘The Silver Threshold’ (Mute)

IDLES – ‘Crawler’ (Partisan)

Jon Hopkins – ‘Music For Psychedelic Therapy’ (Domino)

Kylie Minogue – ‘Disco:Guest List Edition’ (BMG)

LA Guns – ‘Checkered Past’ (Frontiers)

Little Mix – ‘Between Us’ (Warner)

Makthaverskan – ‘För Allting’ (Makthaverskan)

Michael Patrick Kelly – ‘B.O.A.T.S’ (Columbia)

Pip Blom – ‘Welcome Break’ (PIAS)

Rod Stewart – ‘The Tears Of Hercules’ (Warner)

Ronan Keating – ‘Songs From Home’ (Decca)

Silk Sonic – An Evening with Silk Sonic’ (Atlantic)

Susanna Hoffs – ‘Bright Lights’ (Baroque Folk)

Taylor Swift – ‘RED (Taylor’s Version)’ (EMI)

The Wanted – ‘Most Wanted: The Greatest Hits’ (Island)

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This Week’s New Releases: Chuck Berry, Katy Perry And London Grammar

It’s another busy week for new releases. The late Chuck Berry’s first new album since 1979’s ‘Rock It’ has arrived, Katy Perry has finally followed up 2013’s ‘Prism’ and London Grammar have released their long-awaited sophomore LP.

If none of that piques your interest there’s plenty more to check out below.

Anathema – ‘The Optimist’ (Kscope)

Ani DiFranco – ‘Binary’ (Righteous Babe/Aveline Records)

Chuck Berry – ‘CHUCK’ (Devva)

Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cigarettes After Sex’ (Partisan Records)

Gov’t Mule – ‘Revolution Come…Revolution Go’ (Spinefarm)

INVSN – ‘The Beautiful Stories’ (Dine Alone)

Katy Perry – ‘Witness’ (Virgin EMI)

Lady Antebellum – ‘Heart Break’ (UMG Nashville)

London Grammar – ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ (Ministry Of Sound)

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie – ‘Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie’ (East West)

Mr Jukes – ‘God First’ (Universal/Island)

Phoenix – ‘Ti Amo’ (Atlantic)

Rancid – ‘Trouble Maker’ (Hellcat/Epitaph)

Rise Against – ‘Wolves’ (Virgin EMI)

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister – ‘Planetarium’ (4AD)

SZA – ‘CTRL’ (Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA Records)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Bring Me The Horizon, The Charlatans, The Joy Formidable, Alessia Cara And Gov’t Mule



The Sheffield metallers, who released ‘That’s The Spirit’ last year, will play arenas in Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow between November 2 and 9. The new dates will follow their previously confirmed one off show, accompanied by a full orchestra, at London’s Royal Albert Hall in April. Tickets for the new tour are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £35.00 (£29.00 in Glasgow), plus fees.

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The Charlatans will warm up for their Australian tour with a show at Southampton’s Engine Rooms on February 25. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £25.00 plus fees.

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The Welsh trio will call in Manchester, Cardiff, London, Birmingham and Glasgow between February 21 and 25, coinciding with the release of the first single off their upcoming new record. Tickets are on sale at 10am tomorrow, priced at £15.00 (£17.50 in London), plus fees.

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The Canadian singer-songwriter, who came second in the BBC’s Sound of 2016 poll, will follow up a previously confirmed London date with shows at Manchester’s Sound Control and the O2 Institute 2 in Birmingham in March. Tickets for the new dates are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £10.00 plus fees.

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The southern rockers return to London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 12 before additional stops at the O2 Academy Bristol and Holmfirth Picturedrome. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £26.00 and £28.50, plus fees.

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

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Justin Bieber Steals #1 Spot On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


So, he may not have reached Christmas #1 but Justin Bieber can sleep soundly knowing he’s topped Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for the last week of 2015. Closely followed by Adele and previous chart kings AC/DC.

Keeping top 10 positions for another week are ColdplayRod Stewart and Lionel Richie. Meanwhile, new to the top half of the chart are Mariah CareyNeil Young and Strictly Come Dancing.

Although only just in the top 20, making a comeback are HozierThe Corrs and Rihanna, with Jeff Lynnes ELO holding steady at #13 and Dynamo dropping only one place since our last instalment.

For the first week of the new year we’ve got some big names going on sale, including Bring Me The HorizonNellyGov’t MuleFloyd Mayweather Jr and The Burning Crows. Check back next week to see if they can make it into the top 20.

1. Justin Bieber
2. Adele
3. AC/DC
4. Coldplay
5. Rod Stewart
6. Mariah Carey
7. Neil Young
8. Lionel Richie
9. Strictly Come Dancing
10. Disney On Ice
11. Bryan Adams
12. Rihanna
13. Jeff Lynnes ELO
14. Kygo
15. Little Mix
16. Billy Joel
17. Elton John
18. Dynamo
19. Hozier
20. The Corrs

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

1. Bring Me The Horizon

2. Nelly

3. Gov’t Mule

4. Floyd Mayweather Jr

5. The Burning Crows



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