This Week’s New Releases: Years & Years, Aurora And Billy Talent

What a week! Olly Alexander has released his first Years & Years LP since he announced that the band will continue as a solo project, following the departure of Emre Türkmen and Mikey Goldsworthy in March 2021. We’ve also got Aurora following up 2019’s ‘A Different Kind Of Human – Step 2’ and Billy Talent putting out their sixth studio album.

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Aoife O’Donovan – ‘Age Of Apathy’ (Yep Roc)

Asking Alexandria – ‘Never Gonna Learn’ EP (Better Noise Music)

Aurora – ‘The Gods We Can Touch’ (Decca)

Billy Talent – ‘Crisis Of Faith’ (Spinefarm)

Christina Aguilera – ‘La Fuerza’ EP (Sony)

Deadflight – ‘Arrival’ (DDFT)

Keb’ Mo’ – ‘Good To Be…’ (Concord/Rounder)

Kiefer Sutherland – ‘Bloor Street’ (Cooking Vinyl)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Butterfly 3001’ (KGLW)

Kyla La Grange – ‘While Your Heart’s Still Beating’ (Night Heron)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Underwater (Video Edition)’ (Decca)

Miles Kane – ‘Change The Show’ (BMG)

Palace – ‘Shoals’ (Fiction)

The Sherlocks – ‘World I Understand’ (TeddyBoy)

Silverbacks – ‘Archive Material’ (Silverbacks/Full Time Hobby)

Teddy Swims – ‘Tough Love’ EP (Swims Int./Warner)

The Whitmore Sisters – ‘Ghost Stories’ (Red House)

Yard Act – ‘The Overload’ (Island)

Years & Years – ‘Night Call’ (Polydor)

Young T & Bugsey – ‘Truth To Be Told’ (Black Butter)

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This Week’s New Releases: Wolf Alice, Liz Phair And Greentea Peng

What a week! Wolf Alice have put out the highly anticipated follow-up to the Mercury Prize-winning ‘Visions of a Life’, Liz Phair has released her first album in over a decade, and London artist Greentea Peng has dropped her debut LP.

Check out some more new releases below.

Atreyu – ‘Baptize’ (Search and Destroy/Spinefarm)

The Avalanches – ‘Since I Left You (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (XL)

Billy F Gibbons – ‘Hardware’ (Concord)

Brett Young – ‘Weekends Look A Little Different These Days’ (Big Machine)

Children Of Zeus – ‘Balance’ (First Word)

Cleopatrick – ‘Bummer’ (Nowhere Special/Thirty Tigers)

Crowded House – ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’ (EMI)

Gary Louris – ‘Jump For Joy’ (SHAM/Thirty Tigers)

Greentea Peng – ‘Man Made’ (EMI)

HYYTS – ‘Helluvatime’ EP (Warner)

James – ‘All The Colours Of You’ (Nothing But Love Music)

Japanese Breakfast – ‘Jubilee’ (Dead Oceans)

Liz Phair – ‘Soberish’ (Chrysalis Records)

Lojay and Sarz  – ‘LV N ATTN’ EP (Metallic Music/1789)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Cinema’ (Universal/Decca)

Massane – ‘Another Dawn’ (This Never Happened)

Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood and Jason Isbell – ‘Live At The Shoals Theatre’ (Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers)

Night Beats – ‘Outlaw R&B’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Red Fang – ‘Arrows’ (Relapse Records)

Rise Against – ‘Nowhere Generation’ (Loma Vista/Concord)

Rostam – ‘Changephobia’ (Matsor Projects)

Sam Wills – ‘Breathe’ (eOne)

San Holo – ‘bb u ok?’ (Counter)

The Specials – ‘Ghost Town (2021 Remaster)’ EP (Chrysalis Records)

Wolf Alice – ‘Blue Weekend’ (Dirty Hit)

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This Week’s New Releases: Liam Gallagher, Blink-182 And Brittany Howard

This week there are some big hitters at play. Liam Gallagher has dropped his second solo LP, Blink-182 have put out the highly anticipated follow up to 2016’s ‘California’, and Alabama Shakes’ vocalist Brittany Howard has shared her debut solo album. What a week to be alive!

Still want more? Fill your boots below.

Blink-182 – ‘NINE’ (Columbia)

Brittany Howard – ‘Jaime’ (Columbia)

Cashmere Cat – ‘Princess Catgirl’ (Mad Love/Interscope Records)

Chastity Belt – ‘Chastity Belt’ (Hardly Art)

Efterklang – ‘Altid Sammen’ (4AD)

Fitz and the Tantrums – ‘All The Feels’ (Elektra Records)

Fly Pan Am – ‘C’est ça’ (Constellation)

Hiss Golden Messenger – ‘Terms Of Surrender’ (Merge Records)

Keane – ‘Cause and Effect’ (Island)

Liam Gallagher – ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ (Warner)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking [Box Set]’ (Decca)

M83 – ‘DSVII’ (Naïve)

One True Pairing – ‘One True Pairing’ (Domino)

Pleta Brown – ‘Freeway’ (Righteous Babe Records/United For Opportunity)

Reverend and the Makers – ‘Best Of’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Robbie Robertson – ‘Sinematic’ (UMC)

Samantha Fish – ‘Kill Or Be Kind’ (Rounder)

Skyzoo and Pete Rock – ‘Retropolitan’ (Mello Music Group)

Vivian Girls – ‘Memory’ (Polyvinyl Records)

Zac Brown Band – ‘The Owl’ (BMG)

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This Week’s New Releases: Sleater-Kinney, Killswitch Engage And The Hold Steady

The day has finally arrived, Sleater-Kinney’s new album is here! However, it does mark their last with drummer Janet Weiss so it’s all a tad bittersweet.

This week we’ve also got Killswitch Engage following up 2016’s ‘Incarnate’ and the Hold Steady putting out their seventh studio album, plus much more.

Head below to check out the rest of the new releases on offer.

Blanck Mass – ‘Animated Violence Mild’ (Scared Bones)

Frank Turner – ‘No Man’s Land’ (Xtra Mile/Polydor)

Friendly Fires – ‘Inflorescent’ (Polydor)

The Hold Steady – ‘Thrashing Thru The Passion’ (Frenchkiss Records)

Ho99o9 – ‘Cyber Warfare’ EP (Toys Have Powers/999 Deathkult)

Illenium – ‘Ascend’ (Atralwerks)

Killswitch Engage – ‘Atonement’ (Metal Blade/Sony)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ (Flightless Records)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking – Day 6’ (Decca)

Mallory Knox – ‘Mallory Knox’ (A Wold At Your Door/Silva Screen)

The Murder Capital – ‘When I Have Fears’ (Human Season)

Off With Their Heads – ‘Be Good’ (Epitaph)

Oh Sees – ‘Face Stabber’ (Castle Face)

Red Hearse – ‘Red Hearse’ (RCA Records)

Ride – ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ (Wichita)

Rodney Crowell – ‘Texas’ (RC1 Records)

Shura – ‘Forevher’ (Secretly Canadian)

Sleater-Kinney – ‘The Center Won’t Hold’ (Mom + Pop)

Snoh Aalegra – ‘-Ugh, Those Feels Again’ (Artium Recordings)

Various Artists – ‘Quality Control: Control The Streets, Vol.2’ (Quality Control Music/Motown Records/UMG)

Young Thug – ‘So Much Fun’ (300 Entertainment/Atlantic)

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This Week’s New Releases: Lewis Capaldi, DJ Khaled And Alex Lahey

This week is a mixed bag of new releases for sure. Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has dropped his debut album, Alex Lahey has offered up her second and DJ Khaled’s star-studded follow up to 2017’s ‘Grateful’ is finally out.

Not for you? Head below for more new records.

Alex Lahey – ‘The Best Of Luck Club’ (Dead Oceans)

Biffy Clyro – ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’

Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Dedicated’ (Interscope)

DJ Khaled – ‘Father Of Asahd’ (We The Best/Epic Records)

Hilary Hahn – ‘Garca Abril: 6 Partitas’ (Decca Classics)

Institute – ‘Readjusting The Locks’ (Sacred Bones)

Interpol – ‘A Fine Mess’ EP (Matador)

Josephine Wiggs – ‘We Fall’ (Sounds Of Sinners)

Lewis Capaldi – ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ (Virgin EMI)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking – Day 3’ (Decca)

The National – ‘I Am Easy To Find’ (4AD)

Operators – ‘Radiant Dawn’ (Last Gang Records)

Paul Gilbert – ‘Behold Electric Guitar’ (Mascot/Music Theories)

Siskiyou – ‘Not Somewhere’ (Constellation)

Steel Pulse – ‘Mass Manipulation’ (Rootfire Cooperative/Wiseman Doctrine)

Zomby – ‘Vanta’ (Bedouin Records)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, John Mayer, Vampire Weekend, Dido, Ludovico Einaudi, Riverdance and more

Barbra Streisand

The film and music legend will top the bill at London’s British Summer Time in Hyde Park on July 7. She released her latest album, ‘Walls’, last year. Tickets are on sale now, priced £79.96 plus fees.

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Tony Bennett

The Grammy Award winner will celebrate 69 years in the music industry with performances at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on June 28 and 29. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 15.

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John Mayer

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist will perform at London’s O2 Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena and Manchester Arena in October, as part of the European leg of his World Tour 2019. His plans also include stops in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 15

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Vampire Weekend

The New York band, fronted by Ezra Koenig, will play three intimate dates in London, at Hackney’s EartH on March 21, and the Islington Assembly Hall on March 22 and 23. They’ve also confirmed European shows throughout November including gigs at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse, the O2 Academy Birmingham and London’s Alexandra Palace. Tickets for the spring dates are on sale now, while their autumn shows go on general sale at 10am on March 22.

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Dido

In addition to her previously confirmed UK and European tour in May, the vocalist will call in Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester, Brighton, Ipswich, Sheffield and London, where she’ll perform at the Eventim Apollo on December 8. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on March 15.

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Ludovico Einaudi

The pianist and composer will play five nights at the Barbican in London between July 31 and August 4. He then visits the rest of the UK in autumn, with stops planned in Birmingham, Brighton, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Nottingham between October 12 and November 2. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday March 15.

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Riverdance

The Irish dancing phenomenon will celebrate its 25th anniversary by visiting 25 venues during spring and summer 2020, beginning with matinee and evening shows in Bournemouth followed by multiple performances in towns and cities including Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Cardiff and London. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 15.

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Also announced this week:

Garbage, Midland, Lewis Capaldi, Years & Years, Jess Glynne, Between The Buried and Me, Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, Julia Michaels, Rick Wakeman, Jack Savoretti, M Huncho, Kiefer Sutherland, Foals, Nick Murphy, Shed Seven, Public Service Broadcasting, King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard, Joan As Police Woman, Jamie Lenman, The LaFontaines, She Drew The Gun, Drahla, Fisherman’s Friends, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Alexander Armstrong, Richard Ashcroft, Nervus and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Burning Lantern Fayre, Joe & Ashanti, The Art Of The Brick: DC Super Heroes, Ludovico Einaudi, Belle And Sebastian, Seu Jorge Presents: ‘The Life Aquatic’ A Tribute To David Bowie And Joel Dommett

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BURNING LANTERN FAYRE

Tom Odell, Jack Savoretti have been confirmed to perform at Cardiff’s new music event, Burning Lantern Fayre, which takes place at St Fagans National History Museum on August 12. The event will feature a main stage with live music through the day, an acoustic stage, street food and craft ales, amusements and entertainment for all the family, with further musical acts to be confirmed in the coming months. Tickets are on pre-sale at 9am on December 13, 24 hours ahead of general sale, priced £45.00/£22.50 plus fees.

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JOE AND ASHANTI

The two R&B legends will perform at the O2 Academy Birmingham and Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo in London in late February. Tickets are on pre-sale at 9am on December 14, ahead of general sale at 9am on December 16, prices start at £32.50/£36.00 plus fees.

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THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES

Lego artist Nathan Sawaya returns to the UK on March 1 with his new exhibition, Art Of The Brick: DC Super Heroes, inspired by popular super heroes and villains and featuring over 120 large scale exhibits made from over 2 million LEGO bricks at London’s South Bank. Tickets are on 24 hour pre-sale NOW, ahead of general sale at 10am on December 15.

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

Belle and Sebastian will play London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea on June 15, as part of next year’s Live At Chelsea series. Tickets are on pre-sale at 10am on December 15, prior to general sale at 10am on December 16, priced £45.00 plus fees.

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LUDOVICO EINAUDI

Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi will perform as part of next year’s Live at Chelsea series, at London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea, on June 18. Tickets are on pre-sale at 10am on December 15, 24 hours ahead of general sale, priced £75.00 plus fees.

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SEU JORGE PRESENTS: ‘THE LIFE AQUATIC’ A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE

The Brazilian musician and actor, best known as the David Bowie singing sailor Pele dos Santos in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, will perform his Portuguese versions of Rebel Rebel, Space Oddity, Life on Mars and more as part of his ‘The Life Aquatic’: A Tribute to David Bowie show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 30. Tickets are on pre-sale at 10am on December 15, 24 hours ahead of general sale, priced £25.00 plus fees.

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JOEL DOMMETT

The comedian and actor will call at London’s Eventim Apollo on September 16, as part of his 2017 LIVE tour plans. Tickets are on pre-sale at 10am on December 16, ahead of general sale at 10am on December 19, priced £21.50 plus fees.

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