This Week’s New Releases: Avril Lavigne, Tears For Fears And Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard

If ever there was a time to find solace in new music, this week is it. Avril Lavigne has followed up 2019’s ‘Head Above Water’, Tears For Fears have put out their first new album in 17 years, and Cardiff rising stars Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have dropped their debut.

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Avril Lavigne – ‘Love Sux’ (Elektra/DTA)

Bad Omens – ‘The Death Of Peace Of Mind’ (Sumerian)

Bambara – ‘Love On My Mind’ EP (Wharf Cat)

Beth Hart – ‘A Tribute To Led Zeppelin’ (Mascot)

Blue Lab Beats – ‘Motherland Journey’ (Blue Adventure/Decca)

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – ‘Backhand Deals’ (Communion)

Central Cee – ’23’ (Central Cee)

Corey Taylor – ‘CMFB…Sides’ (Roadrunner)

Curtis Stigers – ‘This Life’ (Pandemic Poodle)

Dashboard Confessional – ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell’ (Dashboard Confessional/AWAL)

Federico Albanese – ‘Before and Now Seems Infinite’ (Mercury KX/Universal)

Gang Of Youths – ‘angel in realtime’ (Warner/Mosy Music)

Half Man Half Biscuit – ‘The Voltarol Years’ (R M Qualtrough)

Johnny Marr – ‘Fever Dreams Pt. 1 – 4’ (New Voodoo/BMG)

King Hannah – ‘I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me’ (City Slang)

Lady Bird – ‘We’ (Alcopop!)

Lo Moon – ‘A Modern Life’ (Strngr/Thirty Tigers)

Melt Yourself Down – ‘Pray For Me I Don’t Fit In’ (Decca/Universal)

Mitekiss – ‘Bolivian Hotel Bistro’ (Hospital)

Mountaineer – ‘Giving Up The Ghost’ (Lifeforce)

Robert Glasper – ‘Black Radio III’ (Loma Vista/Concord)

SASAMI – ‘Squeeze’ (Domino)

Scorpions – ‘Rock Believer’ (Vertigo)

Stillz, Damageman and Nick The Lot – ‘Find A Lighter’ EP (Gradient)

Superchunk – ‘Wild Loneliness’ (Merge)

Tears For Fears – ‘The Tipping Point’ (Concord)

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This Week’s New Releases: Alicia Keys, Green Day, And Neil Young and Crazy Horse

This will be our last new releases blog post of the year, so it’s a twofer, including this week and next’s new records.

Today we’ve got new music from Alicia Keys, who has dropped two versions of her new record; ‘Originals’ and ‘Unlocked’. Green Day have released a live LP that brings together the band’s sessions recorded for the BBC between 1994 and 2001, and Neil Young and Crazy Horse have put out their long awaited new album ‘Barn’.

Head below for the remainder of 2021’s new releases. See you in 2022!

December 10

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – ‘B4 AVA’ (EP) (Atlantic/Highbridge The Label)

Alicia Keys – ‘KEYS’ (RCA)

The Band – ‘Cahoots – 50th Anniversary’ (UMC – Virgin International)

Fleet Foxes – ‘A Very Lonely Solstice’ (Anti)

Green Day – ‘The BBC Sessions (Live)’ (BBC/Reprise)

Juice WRLD – ‘Fighting Demons’ (Grade A Productions/Interscope)

Monsta X – ‘The Dreaming’ (Starship Entertainment/BMG)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Barn’ (Reprise)

Nicholas Britell and various artists – ‘Don’t Look Up (Soundtrack from the Netflix Film)’ (Maise Music/Republic/UMG)

Paul Weller, Jules Buckley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra – ‘An Orchestrated Songbook’ (Polydor)

Rick Ross – ‘Richer Than I Ever Been’ (Epic/Sony)

Tierra Whack -‘Pop?’ (EP) (Interscope)

December 17

The Communards – ‘Communards – 35th Anniversary’ (London)

Johnny Marr – ‘Fever Dreams, Pt.2’ (EP) (BMG)

Roddy Ricch – ‘LIVE LIFE FAST’ (Atlantic)

Tierra Whack – ‘R&B?’ (EP) (Interscope)

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This Week’s New Releases: Coldplay, Finneas And Joy Crookes

There is absolutely loads to choose from this week, and it’s a mixed bag so there should be a little something for everyone. Coldplay have followed up 2019’s ‘Everyday Life’, Billie Eilish’s brother, collaborator, producer and Grammy Award-winner Finneas has dropped his debut solo album, as has the South London-based singer-songwriter Joy Crookes.

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A.A. Williams – ‘Arco’ (EP) (Bella Union)

Aquilo – ‘A Safe Place To Be’ (AWAL Recordings)

Baker Boy – ‘Gela’ (Island)

The Beatles – ‘Let It Be – Super Deluxe’ (Universal/Calderstone)

The Charlatans – ‘A Head Full Of Ideas’ (Box Set) (Republic Of Music)

Carlos Santana – ‘Blessings and Miracles’ (BMG)

Coldplay – ‘Music Of The Spheres’ (Parlophone)

Disclosure – ‘Disclosure: DJ – Kicks (DJ Mix)’ (!K7)

David Keenan – ‘What then?’ (Rubyworks)

Eva Cassidy – ‘Live At Blues Alley – 25th Anniversary Edition’ (Blix Street)

Finneas – ‘Optimist’ (Interscope)

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes – ‘Sticky’ (International Death Cult)

The Georgia Thunderbolts – ‘Can We Get A Witness’ (Mascot)

Gracey – ‘Fragile’ (EP) (Polydor)

Hayden Thorpe – ‘Moondust For My Diamond’ (Domino)

John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies – ‘Halloween Kills OST’ (Sacred Bones)

Johnny Marr – ‘Fever Dreams, Pt. 1’ (EP) (BMG)

Joy Crookes – ‘Skin’ (Insanity/Sony)

JP Cooper – ‘She’ (Island)

Judas Priest – ‘Reflections: 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music’ (Sony)

Kelly Clarkson – ‘When Christmas Comes Around…’ (Atlantic)

Paul Weller – ‘Days Of Speed + Illumination’ (vinyl reissues) (Craft)

PinkPantheress – ‘To hell with it’ (Parlophone)

Remi Wolf – ‘Juno’ (Island)

Scott Von Ryper – ‘Dream State Treasure’ (tran-si-ent)

Tom Morello – ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ (Mom+Pop)

Xenia Rubinos – ‘Una Rosa’ (Anti-)

Zac Brown Band – ‘The Comeback’ (Warner)

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This Week’s New Releases: Christina Aguilera, 5 Seconds Of Summer And Mike Shinoda

This week is a mixed bag if I ever saw one! Christina Aguilera is back with her first new album in nearly six years, 5 Seconds Of Summer have finally followed up 2015’s ‘Sounds Good Feels Good’ and Mike Shinoda has released his new solo album, which marks the Linkin Park multi-instrumentalist’s first new material since the passing of the band’s vocalist Chester Bennington.

Not quite your cup of tea? Fear not, there’s plenty more to check out below.

5 Seconds of Summer – ‘Youngblood’ (Capitol Records)

Arthur Buck – ‘Arthur Buck’ (New West)

Andy Jenkins – ‘Sweet Bunch’ (Spacebomb/Caroline)

Ben Caplan – ‘Old Stock’ (Under Control Entertainment, Ltd.)

Benin City – ‘Last Night’ (Moshi Moshi)

Big Boy Bloater and the Limits – ‘Pills’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Buddy Guy – ‘The Blues Is Alive And Well’ (Sony Music Cmg)

Christina Aguilera – ‘Liberation’ (RCA)

Chromeo – ‘Head Over Heels’ (Atlantic/Big Beast)

Chuck Auerbach – ‘Remember Me’ (Easy Eye Sound)

The Darkness – ‘Live At Hammersmith’ (Cooking Vinyl)

DNCE – ‘People To People’ EP (Republic Records)

The Gaslight Anthem – ‘The ’59 Sound Sessions’ (SideOneDummy Records)

Halcyon Days – ‘Rain Soaked Pavements & Fresh Cut Grass’ (Indie Recordings)

Jay Rock – ‘Redemption’ (Top Dawg Entertainment)

Johnny Marr – ‘Call The Comet’ (New Voodoo)

John Parish – ‘Bird Dog Dante’ (Thrill Jockey)

Leon Vynehall – ‘Nothing Is Still’ (Ninja Tune)

Madball – ‘For The Cause’ (Nuclear Blast)

Mayday Parade – ‘Sunnyland’ (Rise Records)

Melody’s Echo Chamber – ‘Bon Voyage’ (Domino)

Mike Shinoda – ‘Post Traumatic’ (Warner Bros)

Petal – ‘Magic Gone’ (Run For Cover)

Protomartyr – ‘Consolation’ EP (Domino)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Hope Downs’ (Sub Pop)

SOPHIE – ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ (Transgressive)

Stuart A. Staples – ‘Arrhythmia’ (City Slang)

Welles – ‘Red Trees and White Trashes’ (300 Entertainment)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Florence And The Machine, MGMT, Josh Groban, Morrissey, Johnny Marr, UB40, Popcaan, Sasha and more…


Florence and the Machine will support their upcoming new LP, ‘High As Hope’, with an autumn UK arena tour. With the album set to arrive on June 29 through Virgin EMI, Florence Welch and band will call in Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester, Brighton, Cardiff and London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Arena, between November 15 and 26. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 1.

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MGMT will tour the UK in December as part of a wider European tour supporting their recently released new album, ‘Little Dark Age’. Stops include the Eventim Apollo in London, Glasgow’s SWG3, O2 Academy Leeds and Manchester’s Albert Hall. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 1.

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Josh Groban has announced arena shows in the UK and Ireland. The December dates will take the singer-songwriter to London, Manchester and Dublin, with tickets on sale at 9am on June 1.

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The former Smiths frontman has lined up shows in Edinburgh, Portsmouth and Reading around his two previously confirmed homecoming concerts at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl in July. Tickets for the new shows go on sale at 10am on June 1.

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The former Smiths guitarist, who has a new LP, ‘Call The Comet’, out on June 15, will head to Belfast, Dublin, Norwich, Birmingham, Bath, Cardiff, Brighton, London, Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester during November. Tickets are on sale at 10am on June 1.

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UB40 have announced a new album and details of a 40th anniversary tour for 2019. Tickets go on sale at 9am on June 1.

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The Jamaican dancehall artist, who is due to release ‘Forever’ in August, will call at the SSE Arena Wembley, Manchester Academy and the O2 Academy Birmingham on December 6,7 and 8 respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 1.

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Sasha has announced Refracted: Live shows at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on December 14, O2 Apollo Manchester the following day, and Glasgow Barrowland on December 16. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 1.

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Also announced this week

Snow Patrol, Good Charlotte, State Champs, Jorja Smith, Mac DeMarco, Suggs, Albert Hammond Jr., Sigala, Echo and the Bunnymen, BTS, Knuckle Puck, Young Fathers, Palaye Royale, Flogging Molly, Crown The Empire, Employed To Serve, Jake Bugg, Tony Hadley, Stereo Honey, Khruangbin, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Hands Like Houses, As It Is, the Interrupters, Home Free, Carpenter Brut, Car Seat Headrest, Barbara Dickson, Dan Owen, Deer Tick, Cassia, The Bad Flowers, Federal Charm, Steve ‘N’ Seagulls, Dub FX, Amber Arcades, Ceelo Green, Warwick Johnson, Lithics, Slade, The House of Love, Haley, Phoebe Bridgers and more.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Halloween And Happy Birthday Johnny Marr!

Happy Halloween and happy birthday to Johnny Marr! On October 31, 1963 the Smiths guitarist-turned-solo artist, was born.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Halloween And Happy Birthday Johnny Marr!

Happy Halloween and happy birthday to Johnny Marr! On October 31, 1963 the Smiths guitarist-turned-solo artist, was born.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Johnny Marr, Ad-Rock And Mikkey Dee

On October 31, 1963 Johnny Marr, previously of The Smiths, and Mikkey Dee of Motörhead were born. A few years later, in 1966 Ad-Rock of The Beastie Boys was born on the same day. Happy Halloween and birthday to all!

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Faithless At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Faithless have shot straight to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart this week, bumping Little Mix all the way down to #14. Also new to the top 20 are Kelly Clarkson and John Newman. Returning, after leaving the chart last week, are  One DirectionDef Leppard and Whitesnake and Florence And The Machine.

However, as we usher new bands in, others must leave, and so we say goodbye to RudimentalMotorheadKiss Haunted House PartyBob DylanNew OrderMotley CrueThe Gaslight Anthem,BBC Radio 2 LiveFall Out BoyOprah and The Prodigy.

On sale this week are ChvrchesJohnny MarrThe CribsMayday Parade and Bring Me The Horizon. Check back with us next week to see if any of them managed to steal the top spot away from Faithless.

7. U2
13. Calvin Harris (who’s playing Tennents Vital and Glasgow Summer Sessions)
17.  The 1975
On sale this week – can they break the top 20?


1. Chvrches

2. Johnny Marr

3. The Cribs

4. Mayday Parade

5. Bring Me The Horizon

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Foo Fighters, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me! And Johnny Marr



Foo Fighters have announced their return to the UK with stadium shows in Milton Keynes and Edinburgh this autumn. After being forced on medical grounds to cancel dates due to Dave Grohl’s leg injury, the Seattle rockers will be joined by special guest Iggy Pop for two huge shows at the National Bowl on September 5 and 6, before a date at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium with Royal Blood and Honeyblood on September 8. Tickets on sale at 10am on Friday, priced at £65.00 and £55.00, plus fees.

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Megadeth and Lamb Of God will be joined by Children Of Bodom and Sylosis for shows at Dublin’s 3 Arena, Glasgow’s Braehead Arena, Manchester’s Apollo, London’s SSE Arena Wembley and the O2 Academy Birmingham between November 9 and 15. Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £28.50 (£29.50 in London), plus fees.

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The former Smiths guitarist will play a run of UK dates this autumn, including the O2 Academy Oxford, Birmingham Institute, Manchester’s Royal Albert Hall, Newcastle University, Ironworks in Inverness and Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms between October 4 and 14. Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £24.00 (£25.00 in Manchester), plus fees.

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The Gaslight Anthem and Against Me! will combine for a one off show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on August 29. The date is sandwiched between the bands’ sets at Reading and Leeds. Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £28.00 plus fees.

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

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