This Week’s New Releases: Halsey, Chvrches and Turnstile

First things first, an apology is necessary as we didn’t bring you last week’s edition of the blog due to sickness in the Stereoboard camp. But, we’re going to make it up to you of course! Below we’ve got the new releases from August 20, which includes Lorde, Deafheaven, Between The Buried And Me, Jake Bugg and Anderson East, alongside this week’s new records.

Today, Halsey has dropped the highly anticipated Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross-produced follow-up to 2020’s ‘Manic’, and Chvrches have released album number four, while American hardcore punks Turnstile have put out their third.


Au/Ra – ‘Soundtrack To an Existential Crisis’ (Loudmouth/Sony)

Baba Ali – ‘Memory Device’ (Memphis Industries)

The Beach Boys – ‘Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions 1969–1971 (Super Deluxe)’ (Capitol)

Becky Hill – ‘Only Honest On The Weekend’ (EKO/Polydor)

Belly – ‘See You Next Wednesday’ (XO/Roc Nation)

Big Red Machine – ‘How Long Do you Think It’s Gonna Last?’ (Jagjaguwar)

Bobbi Phillie – ‘Barz ‘n’ Cruz Tha (EP)’ (Yezzir)

The Bronx – ‘Bronx VI’ (Cooking Vinyl)

The Bug – ‘Fire’ (Ninja Tune)

Chvrches – ‘Screen Violence’ (EMI)

Dean Friedman – ‘American Lullaby’ (Real Life)

Diane Warren – ‘Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1’ (BMG)

Goat – ‘Headsoup’ (Rocket)

Halsey – ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’ (Capitol/UMG)

Indigo De Souza – ‘Any Shape You Take’ (Saddle Creek)

Jo O’Meara – ‘With Love’ (Metrophonic)

The Kooks – ‘Inside In/ Inside Out (15th Anniversary Edition)’ (Virgin/UMC)

Maisie Peters – ‘You Signed Up For This’ (Gingerbread Man/ Asylum)

New Order – ‘Be A Rebel Remixed’ (Mute)

Nite Jewel – ‘No Sun’ (Gloriette)

Not3s – ‘3 Th3 Album’ (Sony BMG)

OneRepublic – ‘Human’ (Republic/Island)

SL and Baih Records- ‘Haxixe’ (Baih)

Steve Gunn – ‘Other You’ (Matador)

Takida – ‘Falling From Fame’ (BMG)

Toyah – ‘Posh Pop’ (Demon)

Turnstile – ‘Glow On’ (Roadrunner)

Wizkid – ‘Made In Lagos (Deluxe)’ (Starboy/RCA)



Anderson East – ‘Maybe We Never Die’ (Elektra/Atlantic)

Angel Olsen – ‘Aisles (EP)’ (Jagjaguwar)

Bakey – ‘Bring It Back (EP)’ (Shall Not Fade Ltd)

Between The Buried and Me – ‘Colors II’ (Sumerian)

Blanco – ‘City Of God’ (Polydor)

Deafheaven – ‘Infinite Granite’ (Sargent House)

Debbie Gibson – ‘The Body Remembers’ (Stargirl)

Eric Clapton – ‘Eric Clapton (Anniversary Deluxe Edition)’ (Polydor)

Fink – ‘IIUII’ (R’Coup’D)

Jake Bugg – ‘Saturday Night, Sunday Morning’ (Sony)

James McMurtry – ‘The Horses and The Houds’ (New West)

Lorde – ‘Solar Power’ (Virgin)

Maggie Rose – ‘Have A Seat’ (Starstruck Records/Soundly Music)

Martha Wainwright – ‘Love Will Be Reborn’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Molly Burman – ‘Fool Me With Flattery (EP)’ ( Prolifica via [PIAS])

Morrisson – ‘Guilty (EP)’ (Since ’93)

Newton Faulkner – ‘Interference (Of Light)’ (Battenberg)

Sam Williams – ‘Glasshouse Children’ (UMG/ Mercury Nashville)

Shaun Ryder – ‘Visits From Future Technology’ (SWRX)

Shaybo – ‘Queen Of The South’ (Black Butter)

Sturgill Simpson – ‘The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita’ (High Top Mountain Records/Thirty Tigers)

Tom Rosenthal – ‘Denis Was A Bird’ (Tinpot)

Trippie Redd – ‘Trip At Night’ (1400 Entertainment, Inc./10K Projects)

Ty Dolla $ign and DVSN – ‘Cheers To The Best Memories’ (OVO Sound)

Villagers – ‘Fever Dreams’ (Domino)

Yousef and Camelphat – ‘One Summer (EP)’ (Knee Deep In Sound)

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This Week’s New Releases: Halsey, Bombay Bicycle Club And Mac Miller

We love a mixed bag, and this week is no exception. Halsey has put out the long-awaited follow-up to 2017’s ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ and Bombay Bicycle Club have returned with their first new album in six years. We’re also lucky enough to have a posthumous Mac Miller record. ‘Circles’ is considered a sister album to his 2018 LP ‘Swimming’.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Algiers – ‘There Is No Year’ (Matador Records)

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – ‘X: The Godless Void and Other Stories’ (InsideOut)

Anti-Flag – ’20/20 Vision’ (Spinefarm/Universal)

Bill Fay – ‘Countless Branches’ (Dead Oceans)

Blood and Brutality – ‘Fatal’ (Blood and Brutality Records)

Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ (Mmm… Records)

British Lion – ‘The Burning’ (Warner Music)

Gabrielle Aplin – ‘Dear Happy’ (Never Fade/AWAL)

Halsey – ‘Manic’ (Virgin EMI/Capitol)

Holy Fuck – ‘Deleter’ (Holy EF Music)

InMe – ‘Jumpstart Hope’ (Killing Moon Records)

Little Big Town – ‘Nightfall’ (Decca Records)

Louise Redknapp – ‘Heavy Love’ (Lil Lou Records Ltd/Warner Music)

Mac Miller – ‘Circles’ (Parlophone/Warner Records)

Marcus King – ‘El Dorado’ (Spinefarm Records)

Mura Masa – ‘R.Y.C.’ (Polydor)

Of Montreal – ‘Ur Fun’ (Polyvinyl)

Pale Saints – ‘Comforts Of Madness (30th Anniversary Remaster)’ (4AD)

Pinegrove – ‘Marigold’ (Rough Trade)

Slingbaum – ‘Slingbaum One’

Whyte Horses – ‘Hard Times’ (CRC Records)

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The Pick Of Thursday’s Tickets: Beyoncé and Jay Z, Halsey, Nightwish, Goo Goo Dolls, Krept And Konan and more…


Beyoncé and Jay Z will now play London Stadium on June 15 and 16 as part of their On The Run 2 Tour. Tickets for the extra show go on general sale at 9am on March 29, priced from £25.00 plus fees.

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Halsey has announced the final shows added to her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour, including a date at the Eventim Apollo in London where she’ll be joined by Alma and Raye on September 22. Tickets on general sale at 10am on March 29, priced £26.50 plus fees.

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The symphonic metallers will be joined by Beast In Black at the SSE Arena, Wembley, Birmingham Arena and Manchester Arena in December, following up the recent release of their ‘Decades’ best of. The band also headline Bloodstock festival this summer. Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 29.

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The alt-rock band will play the O2 Academy Bristol, Manchester’s O2 Ritz and the O2 Academy Brixton in London in July. Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 29.

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The south London rap duo will play their biggest headline show yet at Alexandra Palace in London on October 25. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 29, priced from £27.50 plus fees.

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Also announced this week

Snow Patrol, James, the Vamps, UB40 featuring Ali Astro and Mickey, UB40, Jet, Miles Kane, Ocean Colour Scene, Tom Misch, Touché Amoré, As It Is, Mt. Desolation, the Overtones, Una Healy, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ho99o9, Heart of a Coward, Fangclub, Julien Baker, Bill Murray Jan Vogler and Friends, Metz, Amanda Palmer, Girls Names, Eva Plays Dead, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, The Naked and Famous, Thunder, Sam Evian, Samantha Harvey, Saint Phnx, Fazerdaze, Poets of the Fall, Allman Brown, Neil Hilborn, Franc Moody, Natalie Merchant, Leon Bridges, Angie McMahon, Gerry Cinnamon, Molly Hatchet, Artificial Pleasure and more.

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This Week’s New Releases: Roger Waters, Alt-J And All Time Low

There should be something for everyone this week. Roger Waters has released his first solo offering since 1992’s ‘Amused To Death’, Alt-J have finally followed up ‘This Is All Yours’ and All Time Low have put out their highly anticipated seventh LP.

Check out the rest of our pick of this week’s new releases below:

All Time Low – ‘Last Young Renegade’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Alt-J – ‘Relaxer’ (Infectious Music)

Amber Coffman – ‘City Of No Reply’ (Columbia)

Beach Fossils – ‘Somersault’ (Bayonet Records)

Benjamin Booker – ‘Witness’ (Rough Trade)

Bleachers – ‘Gone Now’ (Columbia)

Chastity Belt – ‘I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone’ (Hardly Art)

Dan Auerbach – ‘Waiting On A Song’ (Nonesuch)

Dua Lipa – ‘Dua Lipa’ (Warner Bros)

Flogging Molly – ‘Life Is Good’ (Spinefarm Records)

Halsey – ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ (Virgin EMI)

Marika Hackman – ‘I’m Not Your Man’ (Virgin EMI/Caroline/Universal)

Roger Waters – ‘Is This The Life We Really Want?’ (Columbia)

Saint Etienne – ‘Home Counties’ (PIAS)

Sleep Party People – ‘Lingering’ (Joyful Noise Recordings)

Sweet Baboo – ‘Wild Imagination’ (Moshi Moshi)

Thea Gilmore – ‘The Counterweight’ (Cooking Vinyl)

U2 – ‘The Joshua Tree – 30th Annivesary’ (Island)

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Staff Picks: Jennifer Geddes


This was the year pop went mainstream in my music collection. It had always been there, on the periphery, but never run the show until now. After nearly 15 years of loyal service I guess I just got a little bored with what indie and punk were giving me and I looked elsewhere.

Taking a rather broad view of its definition, and enjoying the darker side of pop, I was attracted by the shininess, with synths, bright colours,and sometimes glitter. Largely, it offered something that I’d not realised I’d been missing: more diversity in terms of music, lyrics and performers.

Things that caught my interest in pop this year included the GQ interview between Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift, which was a great discussion on on creativity. See that below. Swift also did a Grammy listening session, where she detailed the production of ‘1989’. Her songwriting partner, Jack Antonoff, appeared in Charli XCX: The F-Word and Me to talk about his experiences with people’s differing perceptions of his and Swift’s songwriting and production talents.

Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry, too, had some insightful and elegant responses to being a woman in music, as did Jehnny Beth of Savages and Bjork. Also, Halsey gave an interesting interview with Popjustice, where she – possibly unintentionally – deconstructed the self-construction of a pop star’s media image.

Pop has also been ridiculous this year. Tom Hanks appeared in a Carly Rae Jepsen music video, Kanye West said he’d run for president, Tidal was a thing that happened, and there was Justin Bieber, again. If i’ve learned one thing from this year it’s that as long as we have Grimes we’ll probably be OK.

Here’s a list of some of my favourite things from this year, it’s not all pop, but there is a lot of it.

Best Album

  • Grimes – ‘Art Angels’
  • Chvrches – ‘Every Open Eye’
  • The Wonder Years – ‘No Closer To Heaven’
  • Beach Slang – ‘The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us’
  • Halsey – ‘Badlands’

Best Song

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

School of Seven Bells – Open Your Eyes

Lim Kim – Awoo

Savages – The Answer

Bloc Party – The Love Within

Best Live

  • Taylor Swift – Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • The City On Film – Little Man Coffee, Cardiff
  • Sweet Baboo – Thekla, Bristol
  • Moose Blood – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
  • Single Mothers – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

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Rod Stewart Returns To #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Veteran rocker Rod Stewart has knocked 5 Seconds Of Summer off the top spot and made it to #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Following closely behind and moving up one space from last week are U2. Coming in at #3, #5 and #11 are chart newcomers Elton JohnNoel Gallagher and Simply Red.

One Direction and Years and Years are holding strong in the same positions as last week. Meanwhile, Billy ConnollyMichael McIntyre  and The 1975, among others, are slowly making their way down the chart.

On sale this week are Macklemore and Ryan LewisChris CornellSuedeElvis Costello and Wilco. Check back in with us next week to see if any of them made the top 20 or knocked Rod off the top spot.

1. Rod Stewart
2. U2
3. Elton John
4. Dynamo
5. Noel Gallagher
6. One Direction
7. Billy Connolly
8. Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse
9. Years and Years
10. Mumford and Sons
11. Simply Red
12. MTV EMA Awards
13. Halsey
14. 5 Seconds Of Summer
15. Kevin Hart
16. Little Mix
17. Catfish And The Bottlemen
18. Michael McIntyre
19. Bob Dylan
20. The 1975

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

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Rod Stewart Defends #1 Spot On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Rod Stewart has secured the #1 spot on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for the second week in a row. Following very closely behind are chart newcomers Bryan AdamsSlipknot and Massive Attack.

Meanwhile, last week’s top five are not faring too well, with One Direction having fallen from #2 to #7, Billy Connolly from #3 to #11, Kevin Bridges #4 to #8 and U2 #5 to #10.  Cliff RichardRadio X Road TripLittle MixKylie and Muse have left the top 20 completely.

Newly announced and on sale this week are 5 Seconds Of SummerRudimentalAdam AntMachine Head and Marina and the Diamonds. Check back next week to see if any of them are able to knock Rod off the top spot!

1. Rod Stewart
2. Bryan Adams
3. Slipknot
4. Massive Attack
5. Barry Manilow
6. Kevin Hart
7. One Direction
8. Kevin Bridges
9. Halsey
10. U2
11. Billy Connolly
12. Disney On Ice
13. Dynamo
14. Years and Years
15. Michael McIntyre
16. Janet Jackson
17. Fall Out Boy
18. James Bay
19. The 1975
20. Stereophonics

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

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Top Tours This Week!!



Slipknot return to the UK for arena shows in Cardiff, London, Birmingham and Leeds between February 8 and 13.
Tickets are on general sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £39.50 plus fees.

Bryan Adams

The Canadian rocker will return to UK and Ireland arenas in April and May next year in support of his 13th studio album, ‘Get Up’, out on October 23.
Tickets onal  general sale at 9am on Friday, priced from £35.00 (£38.50 in London), plus fees.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson will bring her Unbreakable world tour to Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena, the O2 Arena in London, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena and Manchester Arena, between March 30 and April 5 next year.
Tickets are on genersale at 9am on Friday, priced at £35.00 plus fees.

Massive Attack

Massive Attack head to Dublin, Glasgow, Leicester, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Brighton and London, for two dates at the O2 Academy Brixton, between January 22 and February 4, marking their first headline tour together in over five years.
Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday, priced from £33.50 (£38.50 in London), plus fees.


Foals head out for an arena tour of the UK and Ireland in February 2016, calling at Dublin’s 3Arena, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Manchester Arena, SSE Arena Wembley, Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena and the First Direct Arena in Leeds. Support comes from Everything Everything.
Tickets go on sale at 9am  on Friday, priced at £19.50 (£26.00 in London), plus fees.


Fresh from the release of ‘Badlands’ , Halsey will call in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London, between February 19 and 23.
Tickets are on sale at 4pm on Friday, priced at £18.00 (£19.50 in London), plus fees.

Paul Heaton And Jacqui Abbott

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, who previously worked together in the Beautiful South, have announced dates for a spring UK tour. Stops include London’s Royal Albert Hall, along with dates in Birmingham, Hull, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Stoke, Newcastle, Leeds, Cardiff, Bristol, Manchester, Llandudno, Liverpool, Southend and Nottingham.
Tickets are on sale at 10am on Friday, priced at £25.00 plus fees.

Country To Country 2016

Country To Country music festival will return to the UK in March 2016, taking place over three consecutive days across three cities, at London’s O2 Arena, Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium and Dublin’s 3Arena, on Friday March 11, 12 and 13. Headliners Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Eric Church lead a line up of country superstars and bands.
Tickets are on sale at 10am on Friday, priced at £46.50 plus fees.

Also announced this week, so far

Kylie, Lawson, Grimes, Kins, The 1975, Skepta, Neck Deep, Bay City Rollers, Matt Corby, Rejjie Snow, Belle And Sebastian, Ady Suleiman, Youth Lagoon, Nieves, Eddie Izzard, Kevin Hart, Jimmy Carr, Saint Etienne, Kano, Formation, Exodus, Heartless Bastards, The Migrant, Sarah Cracknell, Santa Cruz, Braids, Hey Rocco, Daylight, Odesza, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Little Comets, Mt Wolf, An Evening With Ian McCulloch, Billy Ryder Jones, Terror, The Slow Readers Club, The Fall and many more!

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