This Week’s New Releases: Deftones, Idles And Public Enemy

The ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus has ramped up this week, but the calibre of new releases is more than high enough to combat the Covid blues.

Deftones have released the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Gore’, Idles’ third LP has arrived, and there’s a new Public Enemy album in the world.

Head below if you fancy some more, including new records from Fleet Foxes, Sad13, Surfer Blood and Machine Gun Kelly.

A Certain Ratio – ‘ACR Loco’ (Mute)

Action Bronson – ‘Only For Dolphins’ (Loma Vista/Concord)

Anna von Hausswolff – ‘All Thoughts Fly’ (Southern Lord)

Bad Boy Chiller Crew – ‘Full Wack No Brakes’ (Bad Boy Chiller Crew/House Anxiety)

Bob Mould – ‘Blue Hearts’ (Merge)

Cayucas – ‘Blue Summer’ (Park The Van)

Deftones – ‘Ohms’ (Reprise)

Dyble Longdon – ‘Between A Breath And A Breath’ (English Electric Recordings)

Fleet Foxes – ‘Shore’ (Anti-)

Hen Ogledd – ‘Free Humans’ (Domino)

Idles – ‘Ultra Mono’ (Partisan)

Jamie Lenman – ‘King Of Clubs’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Lou Red – ‘New York (Deluxe Edition)’ (Warner)

Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ (Bad Boy/Interscope)

Marie Davidson / L’Œil Nu – ‘Renegade Breakdown’ (Ninja Tune)

Mint Field – ‘Sentimiento Mundial’ (Felte)

The Neighbourhood – ‘Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones’ (Columbia)

Night Shop – ‘The Fountain’ (Night Shop/Salinas Records)

The Ocean – ‘Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic/Cenozoic’ (Metal Blade)

Prince – ‘Sign O’ The Times (Super Deluxe)’ (NPG/Warner Bros)

Profligate – ‘Too Numb To Know’ (Wharf Cat)

Public Enemy – ‘What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?’ (Def Jam)

Rituals Of Mine – ‘Hype Nostalgia’ (Carpark Recordings)

The Rolling Stones – ‘Steel Wheels Live’ (Eagle Rock)

Sad13 – ‘Haunted Painting’ (Wax Nine)

Shy Boys – ‘Talk Loud’ (Polyvinyl)

Sleeper and Snake – ‘Fresco Shed’ (Upset The Rhythm)

Sufjan Stevens – ‘The Ascension’ (Asthmatic Kitty)

SuperM – ‘Super One – The 1st Album’ (SM Entertainment)

Surfer Blood – ‘Carefree Theatre’ (Kanine Records)

Thurston Moore – ‘By The Fire’ (Daydream Library)

Tim Heidecker – ‘Fear Of Death’ (Spacebomb Records)

Wax Chattels – ‘Clot’ (Captured Tracks)

Will Butler – ‘Generations’ (Merge)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Michael Kiwanuka, The Growlers, Jamie Lenman, The Twang and more

Michael Kiwanuka

The soul singer-songwriter will support the release of his upcoming album, ‘Kiwanuka’, with shows in Southampton, Bournemouth, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cambridge, Leicester, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow between March 2 and 14, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 10am on August 16.

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The Growlers

The psych-rock band will head to London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin between February 21 and 25, 2020 after a run of European dates. The band are touring behind their sixth album, ‘Natural Affair’, which is due to arrive in autumn via the band’s own Beach Goth Records. Tickets are on sale now.

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Jamie Lenman

The former Reuben singer-songwriter will hit the road in support of his recent album ‘Shuffle’, with stops lined up in Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Cambridge, Southampton, Brighton, Norwich, Gloucester, Edinburgh, Manchester and London, where he’ll perform at the Moth Club on November 30. Tickets are on sale now.

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The Twang

The Birmingham indie rockers will perform at Oxford’s O2 Academy2 on October 13 and at Leicester’s O2 Academy on October 14, in support of the band’s forthcoming album, ‘If Confronted Just Go Mad’, out on November 8. Tickets go on sale at 10am on August 23.

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Also announced this week:

Slipknot, Palaye Royale, Cass McCombs, The Hollies, Amanda Palmer, Knocked Loose, Melt Banana, Band of Skulls, Judy Collins, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ruel, Twin Peaks and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Good Bands, Cool Stuff: Big Scary Monsters’ Cardiff Pop Up

After the success of their previous event in London last year, Big Scary Monsters are bringing their pop up to Cardiff for the first time. From April 11-16, residents of the Welsh capital can expect to see Duke Street Arcade filled with merch, beer, and lots of music. There will be an array of performances across the five day event, seeing the likes of Jamie Lenman and Sorority Noise’s Cameron Boucher take to the stage for exclusive acoustic sets.

Founded almost 20 years ago in Oxford by Kevin Douch, BSM has become one of the most important players in UK alternative music. Whether they’re championing the weird world of math rock or bringing the brightest lights of US emo over for a bit of a look around, they’ve helped to shape the scene that they operate in.

Their pop up will celebrate some of the names currently on the roster – from both sides of the Atlantic – while there will also be rare records, signed stuff, test pressings and even some free shit and giveaways to get your hands on. But get down quick – they’re not likely to stick around for long.

Orchards – April 12 @ 6pm

Describing themselves as a ‘glitter gateway drug’, alt-pop quartet Orchards are a breath of fresh air. The Brighton-based band have recently signed to BSM and will be playing at the likes of ArcTanGent, Truck and the Great Escape festivals thus summer. Their upbeat sound will bring a refreshing twist as they support Tiny Moving Parts on tour this April.

Jamie Lenman – April 14 @ 5pm

After taking a break following the split of his influential rock band Reuben and pursuing a thrash metal/folk direction, Jamie Lenman has stepped back into the post-hardcore scene. He recently reached the top of the iTunes Rock charts with single Mississippi and has since released a new album, ‘Devolver’. He will be playing an acoustic set at the pop up and signing records.

Nervus – April 15 @ 2pm

Nervus’s new album ‘Everything Dies’ details Em Foster’s struggle with the issues of non-acceptance in society by discussing gender dysphoria and addiction. The band give a voice to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community who has ever faced prejudice and their catchy songs make them sound good doing it, too. Recording every instrument (minus drums) in the comfort of Em’s bedroom, the four-piece have produced a great album with an even greater message. They will be performing before Slaughter Beach, Dog at the event.

Slaughter Beach, Dog – April 15 @ 3pm

Slaughter Beach, Dog began as a product of Modern Baseball singer Jake Ewald’s writer’s block. The solo project documented the tales of fictional characters from a fictional town, titled, you guessed it, Slaughter Beach. But now he is taking the reins again. His recent album ‘Birdie’ takes inspiration from John K. Samson, creating a folkier acoustic sound which details Ewald’s progression as an artist. He will be bringing the sound to Wales for the first time at the BSM pop up.

Cameron Boucher – April 16 @ 5pm

Member of Sorority Noise and Old Gray, Cameron Boucher is supporting the Wonder Years on Sorority Noise’s last tour before their hiatus. He will be taking a brief break to perform an acoustic set at the pop up on its closing day.

Big Scary Monsters’ pop up event will run from April 11-16. For more information head to http://www.bsmrocks.com/popup.

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This Week’s New Releases: Weezer, Julien Baker And Stereophonics

This week, as has become the norm, we’ve got a massively mixed bag. Weezer have put out the follow up to last year’s ‘White Album’, Stereophonics have followed up 2015’s ‘Keep The Village Alive’ and Julien Baker has offered up her sophomore LP. Oh, and Fever Ray has returned with a new album, having only announced it yesterday.

Still not enough for ya? There’s plenty more to check out below.

Baxter Dury – ‘Prince Of Tears’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Bootsy Collins – ‘World Wide Funk’ (Mascot Records)

Fever Ray – ‘Plunge’ (Rabid Records)

George Maple – ‘Lover’ (Virgin EMI)

Gord Downie – ‘Introduce Yerself’ (Arts & Crafts/Caroline)

Gregory Porter – ‘Nat King Cole And Me’ (Blue Note/Decca)

Hollywood Undead – ‘Five’ (BMG)

Jamie Lenman – ‘Devolver’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Jayce Lewis – ‘Million’ (Caroline)

John Maus – ‘Screen Memories’ (Ribbon)

Julien Baker – ‘Turn Out The Lights’ (Matador)

Kelly Clarkson – ‘Meaning Of Live’ (Atlantic)

Majid Jordan – ‘The Space Between’ (Parlophone)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe – ‘Together Again’ (Decca)

MØ – ‘When I Was Young’ EP

Out Lines – ‘Conflats’ (Rock Action)

Slaughter Beach, Dog – ‘Birdie’ (Big Scary Monsters/Lame-O Records)

Sleeping With Sirens – ‘Live & Acoustic from NYC’ (Warner Bros.)

Snoop Dogg – ‘Make America Crip Again’ (Doggystyle Records/EMPIRE)

Stereophonics – ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ (Parlophone)

Strange Hellos – ‘Chromatic’ (Brilliance Records)

Theory Of A Dead Man – ‘Wake Up Call’ (Roadrunner)

Tourist – ‘Wash’ EP

Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Beach House 3’ (Atlantic)

The Used – ‘The Canyon’ (Hopeless Records)

Weezer – ‘Pacific Daydream’ (Crush Music)

Will Joseph Cook – ‘If You Want To Make Money’ EP

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