This Week’s New Releases: Drake, Car Seat Headrest And JoJo

There are some big hitters dropping new music this week! Drake surprised everyone with the star-studded ‘Dark Demo Tapes’, Car Seat Headrest have put out the highly anticpated follow-up to 2016’s ‘Teens Of Denial’, and JoJo is back with ‘Good To Know’.

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

Amyl and the Sniffers – ‘Live At The Croxton’ (Rough Trade)

Austra – ‘Hirudin’ (Domino)

Ben Lukas Boysen – ‘Mirage’ (Erased Tapes)

Boat – ‘Tread Lightly’ (Magic Marker Records)

Boston Manor – ‘Glue’ (Pure Noise Records)

Caleb Landry Jones – ‘The Mother Stone’ (Sacred Bones)

Car Seat Headrest – ‘Making A Door Less Open’ (Matador Records)

Curtis Stigers – ‘Gentleman’ (Emarcy)

Damien Jurado – ‘What’s New, Tomboy?’ (Mama Bird)

Devon Williams – ‘Tear In The Fabric’ (Slumberland Records)

Diet Cig – ‘Do You Wonder About Me?’ (Frenchkiss Records)

Drake – ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ (OVO)

Dudley Simpson – ‘Doctor Who – The Sun Makers’ (Silva Screen Records)

Ghostpoet – ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’ (Play It Again Sam)

Gold Key – ‘Panic Machine’ (Venn Records)

Hala – ‘Red Herring’ (Cinematic Music Group)

Happyness – ‘Floatr’ (Infinit Suds)

Houses Of Heaven – ‘Silent Places’ (Felte)

Joan As Policewoman – ‘Cover Two’ (Sweet Police)

JoJo – ‘Good To Know’ (Warner Records)

liar, flower (Katiejane Garside) – ‘geiger counter’ (One Little Indian)

Man Man – ‘Dream Hunting In The Valley Of The In-Between’ (Sub Pop)

Mark Kingswood – ‘Brave Enough’ (21K Productions)

Ride – ‘Clouds In The Mirror (This Is Not A Safe Place Reimagined By Petr Aleksänder)’ (Wichita Recordings)

The The – ‘See Without Being Seen’ (Cineola)

Vader – Solitude In Madness’ (Nuclear Blast)

Yxng Bane – ‘Quarantime: The Lost Files’ (Disturbing London Records)

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Top Tickets This Week: Alanis Morissette, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, The Pussycat Dolls, Jojo, New Order, Bryan Adams, Frankie Valli, Jason Manford, Peter Kay and more

Alanis Morissette

The singer-songwriter will bring her 25th anniversary celebrations of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ to London, Birmingham, Dublin and Manchester, as well as Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Warsaw, Budapest, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris between September 23 and October 22. Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Friday February 28.

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Dua Lipa

The vocalist has added two new stops to her Future Nostalgia Tour, with new shows confirmed at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on May 29 and Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena the following day. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 28. Support will come from Lolo Zouaï and Buck Betty.

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The Weeknd

Abel Tesfaye, who is due to release ‘After Hours’ next month, will play London’s O2 Arena, Newcastle’s Utilita Arena, Arena Birmingham, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro and Manchester Arena between October 11 and 19, before hitting mainland Europe for shows between October 26 and November 12. The After Hours Tour is set to showcase some of the most innovative stage design to date, with tickets on general sale at 9am on February 28.

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The Pussycat Dolls

The reunited group will play Parc Y Scarlets in Llanelli on July 4 and Slessor Gardens in Dundee on July 26, following previously announced stops in Northampton, Newmarket, Newton-le-Willows, Esher and Newcastle. Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 28. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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The American vocalist will support her upcoming album, ‘Good To Know’, with tour dates across the US, Europe, UK and Ireland, with the latter leg including stops in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, London, Birmingham and Brighton in September. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am local time on February 28.

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New Order

The new wave band will take over the O2 Arena on October 10 for their only UK show of 2020 and their first London show since 2018. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on February 28.

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Bryan Adams

The Canadian rocker will play his 1983 album ‘Cut Like A Knife’ in full at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 11, 1987’s ‘Into The Fire’ the next day and 1991’s ‘Waking Up The Neighbours’ on May 13. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 28.

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Despite embarking on a farewell tour in 2018, Frankie Valli and band will hit the road again for three nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall followed by concerts at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena and Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena in July. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 28.

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Jason Manford

The comedian’s new Like Me Tour will get underway on February 3, 2021, following a run of Work In Progress dates this autumn and early in the new year. Next year’s run also includes Irish shows in Galway, Limerick, Cork and two dates in Dublin. Tickets go on sale on at 10am on February 28. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Peter Kay

Peter Kay will bring his Dance For Life charity dance-a-thon to Manchester Central on April 10 and 11, Space at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on May 8 and 9, and London’s Alexandra Palace on May 29 and 30. He’ll be joined by his Car Share co-star Sian Gibson. Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 28.

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Also announced this week:

Oh Wonder, Sting, L7, Stereophonics, Daniel O’Donnell, Paul Weller, Therapy?, Kim Gordon, Incubus, Reverend and the Makers, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds, Daniel Sloss, Kodaline, Beck, Van Morrison, Mogwai, Uriah Heep, Next From Nashville, Katherine Jenkins, George Clinton, Ian Brown, South West Four, Galvanize Fest, Nile Rodgers and CHIC and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s New Releases: Kings Of Leon, The Dillinger Escape Plan And Rebecca Ferguson


You really are spoilt for choice this week. Kings Of Leon are releasing their seventh album, the Dillinger Escape Plan are releasing what could be their final album, but for now it’s just their last before they go on ‘extended hiatus’, and Rebecca Ferguson is racking up album #4 with ‘Superwoman’.

If none of that floats your boat, take a look at our pick of the rest of this week’s new releases below.

Beth Hart – ‘Fire On The Floor’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Conor Oberst – ‘Ruminations’ (Nonesuch)

The Dillinger Escape Plan – ‘Dissociation’ (Party Smasher/Cooking Vinyl)

Jagwar Ma – ‘Every Now & Then’ (Marathon Artists)

Jamie Lidell – ‘Building A Beginning’ (Jajulin)

Jojo – ‘Mad Love’ (Atlantic)

Kings of Leon – ‘Walls’ (RCA)

Mono – ‘Requiem For Hell’ (Pelagic Records)

The Orb – ‘COW / Chill Out, World!’ (Kompakt)

Rebecca Ferguson – ‘Superwoman’ (RCA)

Real Numbers – ‘Wordless Wonder’ (Slumberland Records)

Red Fang – ‘Only Ghosts’ (Relapse Records)

Simon Townshend – ‘Looking Out Looking In’ ‘Denial’ (Stir Records)

Swet Shop Boys – ‘Cashmere’ (Customs Records)

Tom Chaplin – ‘The Wave’ (Island)

Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Gameshow’ (Parlophone)

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