This Week’s New Releases: Andrew W.K., Amyl And The Sniffers And Metallica

This week is bonkers! We’ve got Andrew W.K.’s follow-up to 2018’s ‘You’re Not Alone’, Amyl and the Sniffers’ second LP, and the star-studded, 53-track Metallica tribute album ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ featuring Phoebe Bridgers, Kamasi Washington, Biffy Clyro, St Vincent, Weezer and more.

Fancy something else? There’s loads below, including new music from Manic Street Preachers, Steps, Colleen Green, Foy Vance, J Balvin, Kacey Musgraves and many, many more.

Amyl and the Sniffers – ‘Comfort To Me’ (Rough Trade)

Andrea Bocelli – ‘Concerto: One Night In Central Park’ (Sugar/Decca)

Andrew W.K. – ‘God Is Partying’ (Napalm Records)

Baby Keem – ‘The Melodic Blue’ (Columbia)

The Band CAMINO – ‘The Band CAMINO’ (DBLBLK/Elektra)

Claire Huangci – ‘Back: Toccatas’ (Berlin Classics/Edel Germany)

Client Liaison – ‘Divine Intervention’ (Warner)

Colleen Green – ‘Cool’ (Hardly Art)

Common – ‘A Beautiful Revolution (Pt 2)’ (Loma Vista Recordings/Concord)

Deb Never – ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone?’ (Moonlanding)

Eric Bibb – ‘Dear America’ (Mascot)

Foy Vance – ‘Signs Of Life’ (Gingerbread Man Records)

Genix – ‘199X’ (Anjunabeats)

Homeshake – ‘Under The Weather’ (SHHOAMKEE/Sinderlyn)

Inglorious – ‘Heroine’ (Frontiers)

J Balvin – ‘JOSE’ (Universal Music Latino/UMG)

Julia Bardo – ‘Bauhaus, L’Appartamento’ (Wichita)

Kacey Musgraves – ‘star-crossed’ (Interscope)

Lissie – ‘Watch Over Me (Early Works 2002-2009)’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Low – ‘Hey What’ (Sub Pop)

Manic Street Preachers – ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ (Columbia)

Matthew E. White – ‘K Bay’ (Domino)

Metallica – ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ and ‘Metallica – Expanded Edition/Deluxe Box Set’ (Blackened)

Park Hye Jin – ‘Before I Die’ (Ninja Tune)

Rufus Wainwright – ‘Unfollow the Rules (The Paramour Session) [Live]’ (BMG)

Saint Etienne – ‘I’ve Been Trying To Tell You’ (Heavenly)

Samantha Fish – ‘Faster’ (Rounder (Concord))

Sleigh Bells – ‘Texis’ (Lucky Number)

Slothrust – ‘Parallel Timeline’ (Dangerbird)

Steps – ‘What The Future Holds, Pt.2’ (BMG)

Tony Kaye – ‘End Of Innocence’ (Spirit Of Unicorn Music/Tony Kaye)

The Vaccines – ‘Back In Love City’ (Super Easy/AWAL)

We Were Promised Jetpacks – ‘Enjoy The View’ (Big Scary Monsters)


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Top Tickets This Week: Bullet For My Valentine, Lorde, Dave Chappelle, Kaleo, Angels & Airwaves and more

Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine will support their self-titled seventh studio album, out on October 22, with an autumn UK tour that will head to Nottingham, Edinburgh, Hull, Manchester, London, Cardiff and Brighton between October 31 and November 9. Pre-sale tickets for London and Nottingham are available now via Ticketmaster, ahead of general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Photo: Ophelia Mikkelson Jones

Lorde has announced her new album. The follow-up to 2017’s ‘Melodrama’ is called ‘Solar Power’ and will arrive on August 20. The Grammy-winning vocalist will support the record with a world tour that will include shows in New Zealand, Australia, North America, Europe and the UK. The latter leg will include stops in Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London, where she’s lined up two nights at the Roundhouse. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle will return to the UK later this summer. The award-winning American comedian has announced two stand-up shows at the Eventim Apollo on August 11 and 12. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Kaleo will bring their Fight Or Flight Tour to the UK and Ireland in 2022. The Icelandic blues-rock band will kick off the rescheduled North American leg of the trek in February, followed by the UK and Irish run in June. Stops include Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham and London, where they’ll take over the Eventim Apollo. Support will come from London-based Belle Mt. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 25.

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Angels and Airwaves

Photo: Jonathan Weiner 

Angels and Airwaves will support their new album ‘LIFEFORMS’, out on September 24, with their first headline UK tour in 10 years in March 2022. Stops include Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Bristol and London. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 25.

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Chrissie Hynde

The Pretenders vocalist will take over London’s Royal Opera House on July 29 and 30, followed by four nights at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall between August 22 and 25. The socially distanced concerts will see Hynde performing stripped back acoustic reworks of Bob Dylan songs, along with tracks from her own band’s back catalogue.

The announcement follows the release of her new covers LP honouring the legendary singer-songwriter, ‘Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’. A companion film called Tomorrow Is A Long Time, which details the recording of the album, is also available via Sky Arts.

Pre-sale tickets are available now via Ticketmaster, ahead of general sale at 12pm on June 25.

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Also announced this week:

  • Courteeners will headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre in September.
  • The Hives have lined up headline shows in Nottingham and Portsmouth in December.
  • Mogwai have announced a headline London show at Alexandra Palace in February 2022.
  • Sarah Millican has added two extra London shows to her Bobby Dazzler Tour.
  • Killing Joke to take Honour The Fire Tour across the UK in spring 2022.
  • Squeeze will play their only headline show of 2021 at in Carlisle this November.
  • Ricky Gervais has announced another SuperNature warm-up show in London.
  • Low will take their Hey What Tour across the UK and Ireland in April 2022.

Head here for a full list and to find your tickets. Check our rolling guide to cancelled and postponed events here.

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This Week’s New Releases: Aphex Twin, Paul Weller and The Dirty Nil

This week is bonkers. Aphex Twin has returned with the ‘Collapse’ EP, while Paul Weller has followed up 2017’s ‘A Kind Revolution’ and Canadian Rockers the Dirty Nil have put out album #2.

If none of that piques your interest there’s loads more to check out below.

6LACK – ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ (LVRN/Interscope Records)

Ann Wilson – ‘Immortal’ (BMG)

Aphex Twin – ‘Collapse’ EP (Warp)

Bob Moses – ‘Battle Lines’ (Domino)

Carrie Underwood – ‘Cry Pretty’ (Virgin EMI)

The Chills – ‘Snow Bound’ (Fire Records)

David Guetta – ‘7’ (Parlophone)

Dawn Landes – ‘Meet Me At The River’ (Yep Roc)

Dilly Dally – ‘Heaven’ (Partisan Records)

The Dirty Nil – ‘Master Volume’ (Dine Alone/Caroline)

Dreams – ‘No One Defeats Us’ (Virgin EMI)

Fatherson – ‘Sum Of All Your Parts’ (Easy Life Records)

First Aid Kit – ‘Tender Offerings’ EP (Columbia)

Ghetts – ‘Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament’ (GIIG/Caroline)

Good Charlotte – ‘Generation Rx’ (BMG)

Guerilla Toss – ‘Twisted Crystal’ (Dfa Records/Ada)

Hawkwind – ‘Road To Utopia’ (Cherry Red)

Jean-Michel Jarre – ‘Planet Jarre’ (Sony)

Jungle – ‘For Ever’ (XL Recordings)

Low – ‘Double Negative’ (Sub Pop)

Lyrics Born – ‘Quite A Life’ (Mobile Home Recordings)

Monster Truck – ‘True Rockers’ (Mascot)

Noname – ‘Room 25’ (Noname)

Orbital – ‘Monsters Exist’ (ACP Recordings)

Pale Waves – ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ (Dirty Hit)

Paul Weller – ‘True Meanings’ (Parlophone)

Petrol Girls – ‘The Future Is Dark’ EP (Hassle Records)

Sandro Perri – ‘In Another Life’ (Constellation)

Snakes In Paradise – ‘Step Into The Light’ (Frontiers Records)

Steven Page – ‘Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II’ (Warner Music Canada)

Thrice – ‘Palms’ (Epitaph)

Throbbing Gristle – ‘Journey Through A Body/Mission Of Dead Souls’ (Mute)

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – ‘Love Is Here To Stay’ (Verve/UMG)

Uriah Heep – ‘Living The Dream’ (Frontiers)

Wale – ‘Free Lunch’ EP (Warner Bros)

We Were Promised Jetpacks – ‘The More I Sleep The Less I Dream’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Willie Nelson – ‘My Way’ (Sony)

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