This Week’s New Releases: Self Esteem, Lana Del Rey And Elton John

This week is chock full of amazing new music. Self Esteem has put out her highly anticipated second album, Lana Del Rey has released her second record of the year, and Elton John has dropped his guest-heavy lockdown LP. Dive in below.

Angel Dust – ‘YAK: A Collection Of Truck Songs’ (Roadrunner)

Biffy Clyro – ‘The Myth Of Happily Ever After’ (14th Floor)

Brett Young – ‘The Christmas Classics’ (Big Machine)

Clinic – ‘Fantasy Island’ (Domino)

Dave Hause – ‘Blood Harmony’ (Soundly)

Death Blooms – ‘Life Is Pain’ (Adventure Cat)

Don Broco – ‘Amazing Things’ (Sharptone)

Dream Theater – ‘A View From The Top Of The World’ (InsideOut)

Duran Duran – ‘Future Past’ (BMG)

Elton John – ‘Lockdown Sessions’ (EMI)

Every Time I Die – ‘Radical’ (Epitaph)

Jarvis Cocker – ‘Chansons D’ennui Tip-Top’ (ABKCO)

JPEGMAFIA – ‘LP!’ (EQT/Republic)

Johnny Cash – ‘Bears Sonic Journals: Live At The Carousel Ballroom’  (Sony)

Joni Mitchell – ‘Archives Vol 2, The Reprise Years’ (Rhino)

Keg – ‘Assembly’ (BMG)

Lana Del Rey – ‘Blue Banisters’ (Polydor)

Mimi Webb – ‘Seven Shades Of Heartbreak’ (Epic/Sony)

My Morning Jacket – ‘My Morning Jacket’ (ATO)

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – ‘B-Sides & Rarities Part II’ (Mute)

Parquet Courts – ‘Sympathy For Life’ (Rough Trade)

Polo – ‘A Place Between States’ (Polo)

The Pineapple Thief – ‘Nothing But The Truth’ (Kscope)

Quantic and Nidia Gongora – ‘Almas Conectadas’ (Thru Thoughts)

Self Esteem – ‘Prioritize Pleasure’ (Universal)

Skinny Lister – ‘A Matter Of Life & Love’ (Xtra Mile Recordings)

Sonny Fodera – ‘Wide Awake’ (Solotoko)

The Surfing Magazines – ‘Badgers Of Wymeswold’ (Moshi Moshi)

The The – ‘Comeback Special’ (earMusic)

Tom Lumley and the Brave Liaison – ‘Everythings Affected’ (Fort)

The War On Drugs – ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ (Atlantic)

WET – ‘Letter Blue’ (Other Exotica/30SF)

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This Week’s New Releases: Bobby Gillespie and Jenny Beth, Laura Mvula And At The Gates

This week may not be as hectic as the last, but there’s some tasty new music on offer!

Savages vocalist Jehnny Beth and Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie have joined forces for a collaborative album, Laura Mvula has followed up 2016’s ‘The Dreaming Room’, and Swedish death metallers At The Gates have put out LP #7.

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A Certain Ratio – ‘Acr: Epc’ EP (Mute)

At The Gates – ‘The Nightmare Of Being’ (Century Media)

Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth – ‘Utopian Ashes’ (Sony)

Cub Scout Bowling Pins – ‘Clang Clang Ho!’ (Guided by Voices)

Dennis Lloyd – ‘Some Days’ (Arista/Sony)

Desperate Journalist – ‘Maximum Sorrow!’ (Fierce Panda)

Emma-Jean Thackray – ‘Yellow’ (Movement)

Giancarlo Erra – ‘Departure Tapes’ (Kscope)

The Go! Team – ‘Get Up Sequences Part One’ (Memphis Industries)

In: Most – ‘Cloud Nine’ EP (Soulvent)

Jax Jones – ‘Deep Joy’ EP (WUGD/Polydor)

JXDN – ‘Tell Me About Tomorrow’ (DTA/Elektra)

Laura Mvula – ‘Pink Noise’ (Atlantic)

Lawson – ‘cmd z’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Lord Of The Lost – ‘Judas’ (Napalm Records)

Maneskin – ‘Teatro D’Ira Vol.I – 2021 Limited Edition’ (RCA/Sony)

Nas – ‘It Was Written (25th Anniversary Edition)’ (Columbia/Sony)

Richard Marx – ‘Stories To Tell: Greatest Hits and More’ (BMG)

S.P,Y – ‘Darkmttre’ EP (DARKMTTR)

You Me At Six – ‘Suckapunch (Deluxe)’ (AWAL)

UPDATE 05/07: Lana Del Rey did not release her album ‘Blue Banisters’ on July 4 as scheduled so this has been removed from the blog. She updated her social media, saying: “Album out later later… Single out soonish. Have a good fourth x”

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This Week’s New Releases: Lana Del Rey, Tool And Ezra Furman

This week boasts some big releases. We’ve got a new record from Lana Del Rey and Tool have finally put out the follow up to 2006’s ‘10,000 Days’. We’ve also got new music from Ezra Furman, !!! and Whitney, to name a few.

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

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) – ‘Wallop’ (Warp Records)

Big Wreck – ‘…But For The Sun’ (Warner)

Black Futures – ‘Never Not Nothing’ (Music For Nations)

Bonnie Prince Billy, Bryce Dessner and Eighth Blackbird – ‘When We Are Inhuman’ (37d03d)

Cabaret Voltaire – ‘Chance Versus Causality’ (Mute)

Circa Waves – ‘What’s That Left Over There?’ EP (Prolifica Inc/PIAS)

Common – ‘Let Love’ (Virgin EMI)

Ezra Furman – ‘Twelve Nudes’ (Bella Union)

Jesse Malin – ‘Sunset Kids’ (Wicked Cool)

Kano – ‘Hoodies All Summer’ (Parlophone)

Lana Del Rey – ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’ (Polydor Records)

Natasha Bedingfield – ‘Roll With Me’ (Universal)

Oasis – ‘Definitely Maybe – 25th Anniversary’ (Big Brother)

Sheryl Crow – ‘Threads’ (Big Machine)

Serge Pizzorno – ‘The SLP’ (Columbia)

The Slow Show – ‘Lust and Learn’ (PIAS)

Velvet Negroni – ‘Neon Brown’ (4AD)

Whitney – ‘Forever Turned Around’ (Secretly Canadian)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Lana Del Rey, Björk, Melanie Martinez, A Bowie Celebration and more

Lana Del Rey

The American pop icon, who recently shared details of her new album, ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’, has lined up arena shows in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham as part of a spring European tour. The singer-songwriter’s plans also include North American shows this autumn, with tickets for all dates on general sale at 10am local time on August 9.

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Björk

Björk will bring her spectacular Cornucopia Tour to London’s O2 Arena on November 19, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on November 25 and Dublin’s 3Arena on November 28. The shows will feature her most elaborate stage design to date. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 9.

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Melanie Martinez

Melanie Martinez will bring her K-12 Tour across the UK and Ireland between December 2 and 12, North America in October and November, and Amsterdam and Hamburg on December 16 and 17 respectively. Tickets go on general sale from 10am on August 9.

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A Bowie Celebration

Key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s legendary backing band from across the decades, anchored by his longest standing member Mike Garson, will perform Bowie classics together at Manchester’s O2 Ritz on January 23 and London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on January 25. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 9.

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Also announced this week:

Biffy Clyro, the Teskey Brothers, Funeral For A Friend, Mystery Jets, Peaky Blinders: The Legitimate Festival, Idlewild, Jack Savoretti, Get Loud for Nordoff Robbins featuring 10CC, Reef, MNEK, Louise, Frank Turner, Scouting For Girls, Sigala, Skindred, Nazareth, Hollie Cook, Fat Cops, and Akala, Sunset Sons, the Twilight Sad, Levellers, Poppy, Edwyn Collins, Battles, the Joy Formidable and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Top Tickets This Week: Mumford And Sons, Richard Ashcroft, Olly Murs, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Muse, Lana Del Rey, Fastlove: A Tribute To George Michael, Gladys Knight and more

Mumford and Sons

Mumford and Sons will support their upcoming fourth album, ‘Delta’, with stops across the UK and Ireland throughout November including a London show at the O2 Arena. The band also travel North America, Australia, New Zealand and continental Europe into spring 2019. Tickets go on sale at 9am local time on October 12.

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Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft will hit the road for a UK tour next spring, calling in Portsmouth, Cardiff, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Hull, Birmingham, Doncaster, Leicester and London between April 19 and May 5. The former Verve frontman, who is touring behind his fifth solo album, ‘Natural Rebel’, out on October 19, also has a string of previously confirmed shows lined up for the autumn. Tickets for the spring dates go on sale at 9.30am on October 12.

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Olly Murs

The pop giant will support the release of his upcoming album, ‘You Know I Know’, out on November 9, with a massive arena tour in May and June, including a date at Gloucerster’s Kingsholm Stadium and two London shows at the O2 Arena. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on October 12.

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Post Malone

The American vocalist, who released ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ in April, has lined up spring dates in Dublin, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London, where he will perform at the O2 Arena. He will also play shows throughout Europe between February 22 and March 11. Tickets go on general sale from 9am on October 12.

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Ed Sheeran

Sheeran will wrap up his record-breaking Divide tour at Ipswich’s Chantry Park on August 26, following three previously announced homecoming shows at the venue alongside two dates at Leeds’ Roundhay Park. Tickets for the final date will go on sale at 10am on October 12.

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Muse

The rock trio, whose upcoming album ‘Simulation Theory’ is out on November 9, will play the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London on December 3. The charity show will benefit the Prince’s Trust, with general sale beginning at 9am on October 12.

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Lana Del Rey

The singer, who recently returned with new tracks Mariners Apartment Complex and Venice Bitch, will perform at Dublin’s Malahide Castle on June 22. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 12.

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Fastlove: A Tribute To George Michael

Direct from London’s West End, tribute act Joseph Sansome, aka Fastlove, will bring to life a respectful and moving tribute to the late great George Michael at 14 specially selected shows. The concerts are promised to be bigger than ever, featuring new songs, video walls and George Michael’s very own saxophonist, Ed Barker, performing songs including I Can’t Make You Love Me and I Knew You Were Waiting, Careless Whisper, Outside, One More Try and I’m Your Man!

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Gladys Knight

The soul legend will follow up her previously announced shows in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, London, Bournemouth, Nottingham and Glasgow, with stops at Liverpool’s EchoTwo arena on July 3 and Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena the following day. Tickets for the new dates go on sale at 9am on October 12.

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Also announced this week:

The Cure, Marillion, George Ezra, Joe Jackson, Band of Skulls, Ward Thomas, Cub Sport, The Vamps, Hobo Johnson, Greywind, Beans on Toast, Wreckless Eric, Simply Dylan, The Undertones, Radkey, The Wailers, Sundara Karma, 10cc, Electric Six, Octavian, Brass Against, Ry X, Decapitated, Greta Van Fleet, The Bootleg Beatles, Leo Sayer, Circa Waves, P.O.D., Alien Ant Farm, Ricky Gervais, Emarosa, Chastity, Giorgio Moroder, Chip, Du Blonde, Alex Vargas, Kris Barras Band and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Brandon Flowers And Lana Del Rey!

On June 21, 1981 Brandon Flowers, frontman for the Killers, was born. On the same day in 1985 American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey came into the world. Happy birthday both!

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Top Tours This Week: Arcade Fire, The Script, Lana Del Rey, Frank Iero, Bugzy Malone and more…

Arcade Fire, The Script and Lana Del Rey have all announced big arena shows, while Frank Iero will accompany the release of his new EP, ‘Keep the Coffins Coming’, with UK tour in September and October. Bugzy Malone brings his King Of The North tour to the UK and Ireland also this autumn.

Arcade Fire

The Canadian band will perform in the round at Dublin’s 3Arena, Manchester Arena, Birmingham’s Genting Arena and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena, alongside two dates at the SSE Arena Wembley in London, between April 6 and 16.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 28, prices start at £55.00 plus booking fees.


The Script

The Irish trio will head to Dublin, Derry, Birmingham, Swindon, Plymouth, Bridlington, Edinburgh, Blackpool and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, between August 21 and September 1.
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Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on July 28, priced from £39.50 plus fees.


Lana Del Rey

Following the release of ‘Lust For Life’ and a sold out last minute stop at the O2 Academy Brixton on Monday, the singer has confirmed shows at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on August 22 and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow the following day.
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Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on July 31.


Frank Iero and the Patience

Frank Iero and the Patience will return to the UK with guests Dave Hause and the Mermaid, the Homeless Gospel Choir and Paceshifters for a month long run of shows between September 20 and October 20. Alongside the tour, Iero will release a limited edition EP, titled ‘Keep The Coffins Coming’.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 28, prices start at £17.00/£21.00 plus fees.


Bugzy Malone

Bugzy Malone will bring his King Of The North tour to Belfast, Dublin, Newcastle, Norwich, Bristol, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Glasgow between October 22 and November 5.
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Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 28, priced £12.50/£15.00/£17.50 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.


Also announced this week, so far

LCD Soundsystem, Henry Rollins, Marmozets, The One Hundred, Frank Turner, Jessie Ware, Ghostface Killah, The Cribs, Borders, Betsy, Derren Brown, the Pigeon Detectives, the Barr Brothers, Saint PHNX, Against The Current, Metronomy, John Joseph Brill, The Quireboys, The Spitfires, Gurr, Wolf Parade, Vistas, Gang of Youths, River Matthews, The Comedy Get Down, Shy Luv, The Moonlandingz, Badbadnotgood, Tom Walker, Tom Zanetti, Vance Joy, Kurupt FM, Kvelertak, Ben Haenow, James TW, Strange Bones, Lewis Capaldi, RIVRS, Heather Small, Ed Byrne and more.

For more information and to find your tickets visit: http://www.stereoboard.com/ticket-news

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This Week’s New Releases: Lana Del Rey, Nine Inch Nails And Tyler, The Creator

There are some big hitters in the game this week. Lana Del Rey has released the follow up to ‘Honeymoon’, Nine Inch Nails have put out a new EP and Tyler, The Creator has released ‘Flower Boy’. If none of that floats your boat there’s plenty more to choose from below.

Avey Tare – ‘Eucalyptus’ (Domino)

Childhood – ‘Universal High’ (Marathon Artists)

The Chris Robinson – ‘Brotherhood’ (Megaforce)

Cornelius – ‘Mellow Waves’ (Rostrum Records)

Dan Croll – ‘Emerging Adulthood’ (Communion Records)

Declan McKenna – ‘What Do You Think About The Car?’ (Columbia)

Dizzee Rascal – ‘Raskit’ (Universal/Island)

Foster the People – ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ (Columbia)

Goldfinger – ‘The Knife’ (Rise Records)

In This Moment – ‘Ritual’ (Atlantic)

Lana Del Rey – ‘Lust For Life’ (Polydor)

Meek Mill – ‘Wins & Losses’ (Maybach Music Group)

Nine Inch Nails – ‘Add Violence’ EP

The Ramona Flowers – ‘Magnify’ EP (Distiller Records)

Tyga – ‘Bitch I’m The Shit 2’

Tyler, The Creator – ‘Flower Boy’ (Columbia)

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Brandon Flowers And Lana Del Rey!

On June 21, 1981 Brandon Flowers, frontman for the Killers, was born. On the same day in 1985 American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey came into the world. Happy birthday both!

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Brandon Flowers And Lana Del Rey!

On June 21, 1981 the frontman for the Killers, Brandon Flowers, was born. On the same day in 1985 American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey came into the world. Happy birthday both!

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