This Week’s New Releases: Brockhampton, Weyes Blood, Neil Young and Crazy Horse

As five, very wise young women once said: “Spice up your life.” November 18 gave us such a variety of new music it’d be hard not to. Brockhampton dropped their final album, and Weyes Blood has shared the second part of a trilogy that started with her 2019 LP ‘Titanic Rising’. Neil Young, meanwhile, released his 42nd LP, and 15th with some iteration of Crazy Horse.

Still want more? Fill your boots below.

Adrian Quesada – ‘Jaguar Sound’ (ATO)

Andre Rieu and Johann Strauss Orchestra – ‘Silver Bells’ (Universal)

Black Sabbath – ‘Mob Rules – Deluxe’ (BMG)

Brockhampton – ‘The Family’ (RCA)

Caitlin Rose – ‘Cazimi’ (Pearl Tower/ Missing Piece)

Clouds In Headlock, ASM & Daily Robbery! – ‘Breakfast In Phantasia feat Mattic & RHINO’ (Chinese Man/Fat Beats)

Disturbed – ‘Divisive’ (Reprise)

DJ Yoda – ‘Prom Nite’ (Lewis)

Dolly Parton – ‘Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection’ (Sony)

Erasure – ‘Erasure – 2022 expanded’ (Mute)

Field School – ‘When Summer Comes’ (Field Schooll)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969’ (Sony)

Joan Armatrading – ‘Joan Armatrading Live at Asylum Chapel’ (BMG)

KISS – ‘Creatures Of The Night [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]’ (Universal)

Natalie Imbruglia – ‘Left Of The Middle: 25th Anniversary’ (BMG)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘World Record’ (Reprise)

Nickelback – ‘Get Rollin’’ (BMG)

Pole – ‘Tempus’ (Mute)

Queen – ‘The Miracle – Collectors Edition’ (Universal)

Richard Dawson – ‘The Ruby Cord’ (Domino)

Röyksopp – ‘Profound Mysteries III’ (Dog Triumph)

Sarah Lee Langford and Will Stewart – ‘Bad Luck & Love’ (Cornelius Chapel)

Soen – ‘Atlantis’ (Silver Lining)

Tallah – ‘The Generation Of Danger’ (Earache)

Weyes Blood – ‘And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow’ (Sub Pop)

The Wombats – ‘Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This?’ (The Wombats/AWAL)

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This Week’s New Releases: Adele, Deap Vally, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Let’s face it, for a lot of people this week is just Adele week. But If powerhouse vocals and ballads are not your bag, there’s plenty more new music from numerous genres to tickle your fancy, including a new LP from Deap Vally and a second collaborative record from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Check out them and more out below!

Adele – ‘30’ (Columbia)

Brian Wilson – ‘At My Piano’ (DECCA)

Converge, Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky – ‘Bloodmoon: I’ (Epitaph)

The Darkness – ‘Motorheart’ (Cooking Vinyl)

D-Block Europe – ‘Home Alone 2’ (Virgin)

Deap Vally – ‘Marriage’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Dion – ‘Stomping Ground’ (Keeping The Blues Alive)

Elbow – ‘Flying Dream 1’ (Polydor)

Elkka – ‘Harmonic Frequencies’ (Technicolour)

Emily Rice – ‘Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner’ (First Artists)

James Blunt – ‘The Stars Beneath My feet’ (Atlantic)

KAYTRANADA – ‘Intimidated’ EP (RCA)

Kiss – ‘Destroyer 45th Anniversary’ (UMG)

Ladyhawke – ‘Time Flies’ (Mid Century Records/BMG)

Modern Nature – ‘Island Of Noise’ (Bella Union)

Mykki Blanco – ‘Broken Hearts and Beauty Sleep’ (Transgressive)

Oasis – ‘Knebworth 1996 Live’ (Big Brother)

OSS and The Orb – ‘Enter The Kettle’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Primal Scream – ‘Live At Levitation’ (The Reverberation Appreciate Society)

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – ‘Raise the Roof’ (Rounder Records)

The Sherlocks – ‘World I Understand’ (TeddyBoy)

Snake Eyes – ‘Lovehate Mixtape’ (Killing Moon)

Soulja Boy – ‘Big Draco 2′ (SODMG Records)

Sting – ‘The Bridge’ (A&M)

Willie Nelson – ‘The Willie Nelson Family’ (Sony)

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This Week’s New Releases: Garbage, Griff And AFI

There are some highly anticipated releases out this week, including Garbage’s follow-up to 2016’s ‘Strange Little Birds’, BRITs Rising Star award-winner Griff’s debut mixtape, and AFI’s 11th LP.

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AFI – ‘Bodies’ (Rise Records)

Danny Elfman – ‘Big Mess’ (Anti-)

Folly Group – ‘Awake & Hungry’ EP (So Young)

Garbage – ‘No Gods No Masters’ (BMG)

Griff – ‘One Foot In Front Of The Other’ (Warner)

Jessie Ware – ‘What’s Your Pleasure? (The Platinum Pleasure)’ (EMI)

Joe Bonamassa – ‘Now Serving: Royal Tea Live From The Ryman’ (J&R Adventures)

Kiss – ‘Off The Sounbdboard: Tokyo 2001 (Live)’ (Universal)

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – ‘A Few Stars Apart’ (Fantasy/Concord)

Mammoth WVH – ‘Mammoth WVH’ (EX1/Explorer1)

Marina – ‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land’ (Atlantic)

Maroon 5 – ‘Jordi’ (Interscope)

Marshmello – ‘Shockwave’ (Joytime Collective)

Migos – ‘Culture III’ (Quality Control Music/Motown Records)

Mr. Bungle – ‘The Night They Came Home’ (Ipecac)

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol.1 (2011-2021)’ (Sour Mash)

POPPY – ‘EAT (NXT Soundtrack)’ EP (Sumerian)

Ruth B – ‘Moments In Between’ (Downtown)

Ryan Adams – ‘Big Colors’ (PaxAm)

Sleater-Kinney – ‘Path Of Wellness’ (Mom+Pop)

Todrick Hall – ‘FEMULINE’ (frtyfve)

Veps – ‘Open The Door’ EP (Kanine)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Bon Jovi, KISS, Bryan Adams, Busted, Rita Ora, The Courteeners, Massive Attack, The Specials, Mark Knopfler and more

Bon Jovi

The rock legends will bring their This House Is Not For Sale tour to Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium on June 19, Wembley Stadium in London on June 21 and Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on June 23. It’s their first UK tour in six years and they will be joined by special guests Manic Street Preachers. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 2.

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The rock icons will cross the Atlantic in summer for the European leg of their End of the Road farewell tour, including UK arena shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and London, where they’ll take over the O2 Arena on July 11. Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on November 2.

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Bryan Adams

The Canadian pop-rock legend will bring his Shine A Light tour to Belfast, London, Sheffield, Nottingham, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bournemouth in spring. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 2. The run takes its name from Adams’ new LP, which is out next year.

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The boyband will accompany the release of their new album, ‘Half Way There’, out on February 8, with arena shows in Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham and London. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 2. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Rita Ora

The pop vocalist will support her long-awaited ‘Phoenix’ album, out on November 23, with arena shows in Cardiff, Bournemouth, London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 2.

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The Courteeners

The indie band, who released ‘St. Jude Re:Wired’ in April to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary, will play a huge homecoming show at Manchester’s Heaton Park on June 15. Tickets go on general sale at 9:30am on November 2, while James and Pale Waves are set to open.

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Massive Attack

Massive Attack will celebrate 21 years of their seminal ‘Mezzanine’ LP with UK and Ireland arena shows in January, February and March. A remastered version of the 1998 album is set to arrive on November 16. Tickets are on sale at 10am on November 2.

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The Specials

The ska legends will release ‘Encore’, their first new music for 37 years, on February 1, followed by an extensive tour during spring. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 2.

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Mark Knopfler

The former Dire Straits lead singer and guitarist will be joined by expanded 10-piece band for arena shows in Leeds, Newcastle, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Birmingham during May. The dates will support his upcoming LP, ‘Down The Road Wherever’, which is out on November 16. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 2.

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Also announced this week:

David Gray, the Beach Boys, Steve Aoki, Drenge, Hayley Kiyoko, Ministry Of Sound presents The Annual Classical, Tokio Hotel, Gary Numan, While She Sleeps, Escape The Fate, Sundara Karma, Lucy Spraggan, Ten Tonnes, Sea Girls, Four Tet, Seafret, Skinny Lister, Spielbergs, Still Game and many more! Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Paul Stanley And Nicky Wire!

On January 20, 1952, Kiss guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley was born. On the same day in 1969 Manic Street Preachers bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire came into the world. Happy birthday both!

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Paul Stanley And Nicky Wire!

On January 20, 1952, Kiss guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley was born. On the same day in 1969 Manic Street Preachers bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire was born. Happy birthday both!

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Staff Picks: Simon Ramsay

I can’t really think about anything musical without first noting that, in many ways, 2016 has well and truly sucked donkey balls.It’s certainly been one of the most shocking and surprising years in recent memory. Forget about Brexit and Donald Trump, what about Leicester City winning the Premiership and Beyoncé somehow getting nominated for a rock Grammy? Yet it’s the beloved legends we’ve lost that has made the last 12 months feel like the equivalent of a cruel, and repeated, kick to the nether regions.  

It was bad enough beginning this annum with the news about Lemmy ringing in the ears he’d been abusing for decades, but then David Bowie passed and it was clear the Grim Reaper wasn’t fucking about. Since then he’s taken Glenn Frey, Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell, Merle Haggard and way too many more to mention without blubbing like a baby.  

So how do we rally ourselves in the face of such mortal misery? What can resurrect our spirits and allow our sense of purpose to be refreshed and reborn? No, not a chat with David Icke, but the healing power of music. Here’s some things that have helped make the rock ‘n’ roll year of death a bit more bearable.


  • The Struts – Everybody Wants
  • The Cadillac Three – Bury Me In My Boots
  • Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor – Wild
  • Rival Sons – Hollow Bones
  • Brian Fallon – Painkillers
  • Neal Morse Band – The Similitude Of A Dream
  • Another Long Year – Alien Architect
  • Joe Bonamassa – Live At The Greek Theatre
  • The Temperance Movement – White Bear


  • The Cadillac Three – Graffiti
  • Another Long Year – He Took Beautiful Away
  • Panic! At The Disco – Crazy=Genius / The Good The Bad And The Dirty
  • Eden’s Curse – Jericho
  • Neal Morse Band – All The Ways Of A Fool / The Man In The Iron Cage
  • Alter Bridge – My Champion
  • Miranda Lambert – Tin Man
  • Kenny Chesney – Rich And Miserable / Setting The World On Fire
  • Blossoms – Charlemagne
  • Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Jesus Alone
  • Blackberry Smoke – The Good Life
  • Whiskey Myers – Stone
  • Airbourne – Breakin’ Outta Hell
  • The Temperance Movement – Oh Lorraine
  • Joe Bonamassa – Mountain Climbing / How Deep This River Runs
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor – No Reason To Stay
  • Dan Patlansky – Run
  • John Paul White – Hope I Die
  • Maren Morris – My Church
  • Albany Down – Feeding The Flame


Listening to a lot of country this year so here’s a shout out for some very strong records if you’re also that way inclined:

Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

Not to be confused with Homer.

Margo Price – Farmer’s Daughter

Thankfully unrelated to Katy.

Miranda Lambert – The Weight Of These Wings.

Possibly married to Rickie.

Kenny Chesney – Cosmic Hallelujah

Not the one and only


  • Eric Church – Mr Misunderstood
  • Neal Morse – Momentum
  • Kansas – Leftoverture
  • Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
  • Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit
  • Cam – Untamed
  • Little Big Town – Tornado and Painkiller
  • Lady Antebellum – 747
  • Zac Brown Band – Uncaged and the Grohl Sessions
  • Everything by the wonderful Gov’t Mule.
  • The Top Gun Soundtrack!


Cheap Trick – Bang Zoom Crazy….Hello

Best album title ever.

The Rolling Stones – Blue And Lonesome

It’s easy to take them for granted, but this showed exactly why the venerable rock n’ roll rascals are one of the all-time greats. We should really value them while they’re still going as they won’t be around forever. Apart from Keith. Obviously.

Metallica – Hardwired….To Self-Destruct

Assuming we just pretend that most of the second disc doesn’t exist.


Avantasia – Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose

It’s hard to believe Jim Steinman didn’t write this intoxicating slab of overblown, bombastic brilliance in the late 1970s.


Meat Loaf – Braver Than We Are

Seemingly unaware his voice is now more fragile than a neurotic actor’s confidence after a scathing review, the big man claimed this is one of the best things he’s ever done. What’s the auditory equivalent of Specsavers?



Liverpool 4- 3 Borussia Dortmund

Unbelievable Jeff.


Sevilla 3 – Liverpool 1

Unbelievable Jeff.


3:  Donald Trump

The world is doomed.  The hair piece industry is thriving.

2:  Nigel Farage

Redefining the word serpentine. Send him to America and don’t let him back in. Like, ever.

1:  Alberto Moreno

Even Dracula is less afraid of crosses than Liverpool’s lobotomised full back.


All the internet trolls on the latest season of South Park being locked away by the Danish and subjected to constant Rick-rolling. Oh, and Mr Garrison becoming President of The United States on the back of a campaign that involved an endless tirade of racist, misogynist rhetoric.  Then donning a blonde wig once in power. Like that could ever happen.


Game of Thrones Season 6

Hold The Door. Holy shit.

12 Monkeys Season 2

Gripping, surprising and much better than you might expect given that it’s derived from a hit movie.

The Americans Season 4

Imagine something really tense and then multiply it by the highest number you can think of.  Then triple that. Finally getting recognition and it’s about time.  

Westworld – Season 1

A bit narratively wonky and, at times, too clever and convoluted for its own good, but looked fantastic and was one hell of a fun ride.

Person Of Interest Season 4

If you gave up early on in season one that was a mistake as this swiftly became the most original, intelligent and terrifyingly prescient show ever. While still delivering superbly directed – and narratively crucial – action set pieces. And this season’s spine tingling finale?  Welcome To The Machine indeed.  


  • That Kiss are as brilliantly over the top as ever when I see them in Manchester.
  • A new Bruce Springsteen album.
  • A new album from the recently reformed Live.
  • Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart’s third album is as good as the last one.
  • Certain bands from America come over here and play outside of bloody London.  I’m looking, or rather glaring, at you Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
  • An older James LaBrie doesn’t die while attempting to hit all the insane high notes on Dream Theater’s forthcoming ‘Images & Words’ tour.
  • That Liverpool pull out of their mini- slump and win the league. Or Man Utd get relegated.  Either one will do.
  • Channel 5 show the fifth and final season of Person Of Interest. Assuming they find time to squeeze it in between documentaries on body mass and anal lice.

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Adele Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Stereoboard Hot Ticket Chart: November 28 – December 11

We had a few glitches last week so weren’t able to bring you the chart on time. But we’ve doubled up so you can rest easy because you haven’t missed a thing.

Having announced The Finale shows at London’s Wembley Stadium Adele has found herself back at #1 on the chart. Following closely behind are Guns N RosesOlly MursPaul Weller and  Micky Flanagan.

Meanwhile, the last chart’s top spot holder, Bruno Mars, has dropped to #7, Bryan Adams has entered the chart in an impressive sixth position, Little Mix are up four places, Strictly Come Dancing are down four and we’ve got a bunch of new names joining us, including Emeli SandeRicky GervaisKISS and Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow.

In the lead up to Christmas there are a lot of big shows for the new year going on sale, including Justin Bieber, Bob Dylan, Tom PettyAlice Cooper and Michael Ball and Alfie Boe. Come back and see us next week to see if any of them have what it takes to dethrone the chart queen.

1. Adele
2. Guns N Roses
3. Olly Murs
4. Paul Weller
5. Micky Flanagan
6. Bryan Adams
7. Bruno Mars
8. Coldplay
9. Robbie Williams
10. Ricky Gervais
11.Emeli Sande
12. The Weeknd
13. Little Mix
14. KISS
15. Still Game
16. Drake
17. Phil Collins
18. Strictly Come Dancing
19. Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow
20. Jack Whitehall

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

1. Justin Bieber

2. Bob Dylan

3. Tom Petty

4. Alice Cooper

5. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

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Tour Of The Week: KISS


KISS will return to the UK and Europe in spring. KISS tickets are on sale now, priced £45.00/£37.50 plus fees.

The legendary glam-rockers have confirmed four UK arena shows, with stops planned at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on May 27, Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena the following day, Manchester Arena on May 30 and the O2 Arena in London on May 31, as part of a wider European tour.

KISS Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat May 27 2017 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Sun May 28 2017 – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Tue May 30 2017 – MANCHESTER Arena
Wed May 31 2017 – LONDON O2 Arena

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Bruno Mars Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


We’re a little late with it, but below is Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for November 21 to 27.

Bruno Mars has risen to #1 and knocked Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan down into second place. Following closely behind to make up the rest of the top five are The xxUB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey and The Kooks.

Meanwhile, Robbie Williams has gone from #3 to #6, Coldplay are up three places, Phil Collins is holding strong at #8 and James Arthur has dropped eight places. Little Mix have also done well to protect a top 20 position, going from last place on the last chart to #17 this week.

There are a shedload of shows going on sale soon, including tickets for Adele at Wembley, KISS‘ UK arena shows, Olly Murs‘ summer tour, new Bryan Adams dates and Richard Ashcroft‘s spring UK arena run. Check back in with us later this week to see if any of them have bumped Bruno off the top spot.

1. Bruno Mars
2. Micky Flanagan
3. The xx
4. UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey
5. The Kooks
6. Robbie Williams
7. Coldplay
8. Phil Collins
9. Drake
10. WWE Live
11. Still Game
12. Justin Bieber
13. Craig David
14. Strictly Come Dancing
15. Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
16. Rod Stewart
17. Little Mix
18. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
19. Jeff Lynne’s ELO
20. James Arthur

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

1. Adele


3. Olly Murs

4. Bryan Adams

5. Richard Ashcroft

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