This Week’s New Releases: Prince, Kacey Musgraves And The Game

This week is another mixed bag. We’ve got a super deluxe reissue of Prince’s ‘1999’ featuring 35 previously unreleased tracks from the icon’s vault, the Game’s final album featuring Ed Sheeran, Miguel, and Travis Barker, among others, and Kacey Musgraves has released a star-studded Christmas album to accompany her Amazon Prime show of the same name.

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Beat Happening – ‘We Are Beat Happening’ (Domino)

The Flaming Lips – ‘Soft Bulletin: Live at Red Rocks (feat Colorado Symphony with conductor André de Ridder)’ (Bella Union)

The Game – ‘Born 2 Rap’ (Entertainment One/5th Amendment/Prolific Records)

Jack Peñate – ‘After You’ (XL Recordings)

Jesper Lindell – ‘Everyday Dreams’ (Alive Records)

Joe Pesci – ‘Pesci… Still Singing’ (BMG)

Kacey Musgraves – ‘The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show’ (MCA Nashville)

Mapache – ‘Mapache’ (Yep Roc)

Pink Floyd – ‘The Later Years: 1987 – 2019’ (Parlophone)

Prince – ‘1999 – Super Deluxe’ (Warner)

Rick Wakeman – ‘Christmas Portraits’ (Sony Classical)

Various Artists for Sweet Relief – ‘If You’re Going To The City: A Tribute To Mose Allison’ (Fat Possum Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: The Vaccines, The Voidz And Frankie Cosmos

Things continue to be busy on the new releases front. The Vaccines have finally put out LP #4, The Voidz – formerly known as Julian Casablancas and the Voidz- have finally released the follow up to 2014’s ‘Tyranny’ and Frankie Cosmos’ Sub Pop debut has arrived.

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Ashley McBryde – ‘Girl Going Nowhere’ (Warner/Reprise/Maverick)

The Band Of Love – ‘Folk Fever’ (Island)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – ‘No Mercy In This Land’ (Anti)

Bettye LaVette – ‘Things Have Changed’ (Decca(UMO))

Cabbage – ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ (BMG)

Czarface & MF Doom – ‘Czarface Meets Metal Face!’ (Silver Age)

Escape the Fate – ‘I Am Human’ (Better Noise Records)

Frankie Cosmos – ‘Vessel’ (Sub Pop)

The Garden – ‘Mirror Might Steal Your Charm’ (Epitaph)

Hayley Kiyoko – ‘Expectations’ (Warner Bros)

Holy Wave – ‘Adult Fear’ (Reverberation Appreciation Soc)

Kacey Musgraves – ‘Golden Hour’ (Decca/MCA Nashville)

Kate Nash – ‘Yesterday Was Forever’ (Girl Gang Records)

The Levellers – ‘We The Collective’ (On The Fiddle)

Mary Chapin Carpenter – ‘Sometimes Just the Sky’ (Lambent Light)

This Is The Kit – ‘Moonshine First Goes’ EP (Rough Trade Records)

The Vaccines – ‘Combat Sports’ (Sony)

The Voidz – ‘Virtue’ (RCA Records)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: James Bay, Kacey Musgraves, George Ezra, Demi Lovato, Rudimental, Craig David, Barry Manilow and more…


The singer-songwriter, who plays a one off show at Electric Brixton in London tonight, will embark on an international tour beginning on May 29 at the Roundhouse in London before stops in Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol, Cambridge, Newcastle and Leicester, followed by shows in Europe during June and North America in the autumn. The dates will accompany the release of his second album, ‘Electric Light, with tickets on general sale at 9am on March 16.

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George Ezra, who will release ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ on March 23, has announced plans to tour the UK in November, following up a run of shows this spring and outdoor shows through the summer. Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 16.

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Kacey Musgraves will launch her Oh What A World Tour in Europe this October, with UK stops planned in Bristol, York, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Gateshead, Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin and London, where she’ll perform at the SSE Arena, Wembley. The shows will support the release of her new album, ‘Golden Hour’, which is set to arrive on March 30. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 16.

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In addition to already confirmed stops in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester, Demi Lovato has added shows in Newcastle, Belfast and Dublin to her summer tour plans. Tickets for the new additions are on sale at 9am on March 16.

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Rudimental will take over Alexandra Palace in London on October 27, with tickets for the show on sale at 9am on March 16. They also appear at Bestival in August.

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Craig David will be joined by Rita Ora for shows at Maidstone’s Kent Event Centre and Northampton’s County Ground during August and September. Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 16.

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Barry Manilow will play arena shows in Leeds and Manchester in September, prior to the legendary entertainer’s three night stand at London’s O2 Arena. Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 16.

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Also announced this week

Beyoncé And Jay Z, the Zombies, St. Vincent, Jarvis Cocker, Dylan Moran, the Damned, Danzig, Midland, Drake White, Wildwood Kin, Carbon Leaf, Sam Fender, Boy Azooga, Volbeat, Procol Harum, Burt Bacharach, Fickle Friends, the Manor, Frightened Rabbit, Sons of Pitches, Fidlar, Per Gessle’s Roxette, Ride, Ocean Wisdom, Parkway Drive, Aslan, Dearist, Buffalo Tom, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Brooke Candy, 3Teeth, Vintage Trouble, The Midnight Beast, David Ford, Her’s, Combichrist, Wednesday 13, The Flaming Lips, The Wave Pictures, Glenn Hughes, Gender Roles, Paw Patrol Live! and more.

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This Week’s New Releases: Tove Lo, Empire Of The Sun And CRX


This week there’s a very eclectic mix of releases hitting the shelves. Tove Lo is offering up her sophomore album, Empire Of The Sun are putting out LP #3 and CRX, the new band of Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, are releasing their debut record, which boasts production by Queens Of The Stone Age’s Joshua Homme.

But if none of those tickle your fancy there’s plenty more to choose from below.

The Answer – ‘Solas’ (Napalm Records)

The Courteeners – ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’ (Ignition)

Crowbar – ‘The Serpent Only Lies’ (Steamhammer)

CRX – ‘New Skin’ (Columbia)

Empire Of The Sun – ‘Two Vines’ (Virgin)

Frank Iero and the Patience – ‘Parachutes’ (Hassle Records)

Helmet – ‘Dead To The World’ (EarMUSIC (via Absolute))

James Arthur – ‘Back From The Edge’ (Sony)

Kacey Musgraves – ‘A Very Kacey Christmas’ (Decca)

LeAnn Rimes – ‘Remnants’ (RCA)

Madness – ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’ (UMC)

Ólafur Arnalds – ‘Island Songs’ (Decca)

Soft Hair – ‘Soft Hair’ (Weird World)

The Pop Group – ‘Honeymoon On Mars’ (Freaks R Us)

Tove Lo – ‘Lady Wood’ (Polydor)

TOY – ‘Clear Shot’ (Heavenly)

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AC/DC Are Still Rocking At The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


AC/DC have done it again, they’re at the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Creeping closer to them are Wireless and Ed Sheeran who have both moved up the chart this week. Also making a leap from #11 into the top five is Neil Diamond.

We’ve got a number of leavers this week, including Taylor SwiftMötley CrüeDuran DuranFrankie ValliPaul WellerDef Leppard and WhitesnakeKacey MusgravesFlorence And The Machine and Fall Out Boy.

Meanwhile, we welcome to the chart A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa and The Ashes. The latter of which has done well to come in with an entry position of #6.

1. AC/DC
2. Wireless
3. Ed Sheeran
4. Fleetwood Mac
5. Neil Diamond
6. The Ashes
7. Lionel Richie
8. T In The Park
9. BBC Radio 2 Live
10. Bob Dylan
11. One Direction
12. Gregory Porter
13. James Bay
14. Dixie Chicks
15. A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa
16. U2
17. The 1975
18. Paloma Faith
19. Mrs Browns Boys
20. The Vamps

On sale this week – can they break the top 20?

1. Morrissey

2. Zedd

3. Metric

4. Marina And The Diamonds

5. Fear Factory


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AC/DC Are Back On Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


You can’t keep AC/DC down for long and this week we see them return to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Trailing close behind are chart regulars Fleetwood Mac.  Ed Sheeran has also done well to creep back up into the top five, but not enough to get ahead of his BFF Taylor Swift.

It seems as though our new sellers from last week weren’t able to break into the chart this week. Let’s see if Alice CooperThe FratellisMiguelMercury Rev and Mallory Knox can do better next time.

Meanwhile, this week the chart says goodbye to Take ThatBlurBBC Radio 2 LiveRideMichael McIntyreThe 1975Black Stone CherrySimply Red and U2.

1. AC/DC
2. Fleetwood Mac
3. Wireless
4. Taylor Swift
5. Ed Sheeran
6. British Summer Time
7. Dixie Chicks
8. Mötley Crüe
9. Lionel Richie
10. Paloma Faith
11. Neil Diamond
12. James Bay
13. Duran Duran
14. Frankie Valli
15. Paul Weller
16. Def Leppard and Whitesnake
17. One Direction
18. Kacey Musgraves
19. Florence And The Machine
20. Fall Out Boy

On sale this week – can they break the top 20?

1. A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa

2. Lianne La Havas

3. Caro Emerald

4. Judas Priest

5. Years & Years

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This Week’s New Releases: Desaparecidos, Leon Bridges And Wolf Alice


This is definitely a good week for new music. Leon Bridges and Wolf Alice are both releasing their debut albums and Conor Oberst’s recently reformed punk band, Desaparecidos, have returned with their first album in 13 years, ‘Payola’. Also, make sure to check out the rest of this week’s new releases below, which includes Creepoid’s third LP, and the first for their new label Collect Records, ‘Cemetery Highrise Slum’.

Creepoid – ‘Cemetery Highrise Slum’ (Collect Records)

Desaparecidos – ‘Payola’ (Epitaph)

Kacey Musgraves – ‘Pageant Material’ (Decca)

Leon Bridges – ‘Coming Home’ (Columbia)

Son Lux – ‘Bones’ (Glassnote)

Wolf Alice – ‘My Love Is Cool’ (Dirty Hit Records)

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