This Week’s New Releases: Miranda Lambert, Jeff Goldblum, Krept & Konan

There’s a lot going on this week, with some records celebrating anniversaries and others looking back on prolific careers. We’ve also got Miranda Lambert putting out her seventh solo studio album, Jeff Goldblum releasing a record that finds him duetting with Anna Calvi and Sharon Van Etten, among others, and Krept & Konan have finally dropped the full-length follow-up to 2015’s ‘Long Way Home’.

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A Winged Victory For The Sullen – ‘The Undivided Five’ (Ninja Tune)

Alphabeat – ‘Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore’ (Warner Music)

Anavae – ’45’ (A Wolf At Your Door/Silva Screen)

Bang Bang Romeo – ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy’ (Five Seven Music)

Black Stone Cherry – ‘Black To Blues, Vol.2’ (Mascot Music)

Bob Dylan – ‘Travellin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15′ (Columbia)

Bradford Cox and Cate Le Bon – ‘Myths 004’ (Mexican Summer)

Cameron AG – ‘One By One’ (Is This It via The Orchard)

Cold War Kids – ‘New Age Norms 1’ (AWAL)

Counterparts – ‘Nothing Left To Love’ (Pure Noise)

Cup – ‘ Spinning Creature’ (Northern Spy)

The Damned – ‘Black Is The Night: The Definitive Anthology’ (BMG)

The Doors – ‘The Soft Parade (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)’ (Elektra/Rhino/Warner Music)

Fenella – ‘Fenella’ (Fire Records)

Gang Starr – ‘One Of The Best Yet’ (TTT/Gang Starr Enterprises)

Grace Cummings – ‘Refuge Cove’ (ATO)

Highly Suspect – ‘MCID’ (300 Ent.)

Hootie and the Blowfish – ‘Imperfect Circle’ (Capitol/UMG)

Itasca – ‘Spring’ (Paradise Of Bachelors)

Jeff Goldblum – ‘I Should’t Be Telling You This’ (Decca)

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – ‘From Out Of Nowhere’ (Columbia)

Krept and Konan – ‘Revenge Is Sweet’ (EMI)

Mariah Carey – ‘Merry Christmas (Deluxe Anniversary Edition)’ (Sony)

Marillion – ‘Afraid Of Sunlight (Deluxe)’ (Parlophone)

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Kiwanuka’ (Polydor)

Miranda Lambert – ‘Wildcard’ (Sony)

Nirvana – ‘MTV Unplugged in New York (25th Anniversary)’ (Geffen)

Omni – ‘Networker’ (Sub Pop)

R.E.M. – ‘Monster (25th Anniversary)’ (Concord)

The Rolling Stones – ‘Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary)’ (ABKCO Records)

Russell Watson and Aled Jones – ‘Back In Harmony’ (BMG)

Stargazer Lilies – ‘Occabot’ (Rad Cult)

Sunset Sons – ”Blood Rush Déjà Vu’ (Bad Influence)

Turnover – ‘Altogether’ (Run For Cover)

Various Artists – ‘Charlie’s Angels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’ (Republic Records/Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Vetiver – ‘Up On High’ (Loose/Candid World)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Michael Kiwanuka, The Growlers, Jamie Lenman, The Twang and more

Michael Kiwanuka

The soul singer-songwriter will support the release of his upcoming album, ‘Kiwanuka’, with shows in Southampton, Bournemouth, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cambridge, Leicester, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow between March 2 and 14, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 10am on August 16.

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The Growlers

The psych-rock band will head to London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin between February 21 and 25, 2020 after a run of European dates. The band are touring behind their sixth album, ‘Natural Affair’, which is due to arrive in autumn via the band’s own Beach Goth Records. Tickets are on sale now.

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Jamie Lenman

The former Reuben singer-songwriter will hit the road in support of his recent album ‘Shuffle’, with stops lined up in Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Cambridge, Southampton, Brighton, Norwich, Gloucester, Edinburgh, Manchester and London, where he’ll perform at the Moth Club on November 30. Tickets are on sale now.

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The Twang

The Birmingham indie rockers will perform at Oxford’s O2 Academy2 on October 13 and at Leicester’s O2 Academy on October 14, in support of the band’s forthcoming album, ‘If Confronted Just Go Mad’, out on November 8. Tickets go on sale at 10am on August 23.

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Also announced this week:

Slipknot, Palaye Royale, Cass McCombs, The Hollies, Amanda Palmer, Knocked Loose, Melt Banana, Band of Skulls, Judy Collins, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ruel, Twin Peaks and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Things We Love This Week: Chris Farren, Michael Kiwanuka, Big Thief, Migos

Happy Friday! The weather has turned, and just as suddenly as we had a heatwave in February, we’re now into relentless rain. Time to curl up with a cuppa and some great new music.

Chris Farren

The Fake Problems frontman and one half of Antarctigo Vespucci is continuing his solo career. Farren’s second album under his own steam is called ‘Born Hot’, will arrive on October 11, and will feature the single Search 4 Me. While the song is a harmless, indie-pop number, the video is anything but. Meet ResistCat, the latest viral phenomenon.

Big Thief

Even though they’ve already released what’s in the running to be a contender for Album Of The Year, Big Thief just aren’t content with that, and have confirmed another. ‘Two Hands’ will arrive on October 11, ahead of tour dates around the UK in 2020. Check out the hypnotic, dark indie rock of its first cut, Not, then book some sweet, sweet tickets.

Michael Kiwanuka

If modern soul is your jam, then you’re in luck. Kiwanuka, who released the anthemic ‘Love & Hate’ in 2016, will release a new, almost self-titled LP at the end of October, which will get support from a ten-date UK tour in March 2020.  Hell yeah. If you like the sound of that, you’ll definitely enjoy the first taste of ‘Kiwanuka’. You Ain’t The Problem hits all the right notes with African skipped rhythms and ’70s-esque production.


Those amigos are at it again, but this time they’re robbing a bank. In the video for Frosted Flakes, Quavo and Takeoff conduct an elaborate heist, and almost get away with it. The track comes from a compilation album comprised of artists on the Quality Control roster, such as fellow Migos member Offset, Lil Yachty, City Girls, 24Heavy and Stefflon Don, as well as appearances from Megan Thee Stallion, Meek Mill, French Montana, Gunna, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott and Young Thug.

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Top Tours This Week!!

V Festival

P!nk and Jay Z will headline this year’s V Festival with Rudimental, Craig David, Jess Glynne, Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics, Ellie Goulding, Stormzy, George Ezra, Jason Derulo, Madness, Sean Paul, Dizzee Rascal, Sigma, James Arthur, Clean Bandit, Gorgon City and many more also set to perform at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire on August 19 and 20.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 3, priced from £89.00 plus fees.

Sleaford Mods

Sleaford Mods, who release ‘English Tapas’ on March 3, will call at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on September 22 before heading to Newcastle, Lincoln, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton, Brighton, Cambridge, Norwich and Nottingham between October 5 and November 9.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 3, priced £18.50/£22.50 plus fees.

The Maccabees

The Maccabees will play warm up dates in Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle before their farewell shows this summer.
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Tickets for the new shows will go on general sale at 9am on March 3, priced £30.00 plus fees.

Gabrielle Aplin

Gabrielle Aplin will tour the UK this autumn, with stops planned in Glagsow, Manchester, Cambridge, Brighton, Bristol and London between October 18 and 26.
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Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on March 3, priced £16.50/£19.00 plus fees.

Michael Kiwanuka

The British soul singer-songwriter will head to Birmingham, Salford, Perth, York, Liverpool, Exeter and Brighton between October 16 and 24, following up a run of previously confirmed dates this spring.
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Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on March 3, priced £17.50/£19.50/£22.50 plus fees.

Bad Religion

Bad Religion will play London’s O2 Forum and the O2 Academy Bristol prior to headlining this year’s Rebellion Festival in early August.
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Tickets for the band’s headline dates go on general sale at 9am on March 3, priced £20.00/£25.00 plus fees.

The Next Step

The Next Step live show will return to venues in Dublin, Bristol, Plymouth, Ipswich, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Blackpool, York and Liverpool during May and June.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 3, priced from £31.00/£41.00 plus fees.


Erasure have announced May headline shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London prior to opening for Robbie Williams this summer.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on March 3, priced £35.00/£37.50 plus fees.

Phil Collins

Phil Collins will call at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on June 2, prior to his run at the Royal Albert Hall and shows at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and London’s Hyde Park.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 3, priced £65.00 plus fees.

Tom Jones

Tom Jones has confirmed new summer shows at Canterbury’s Spitfire Ground on July 8 and Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park on August 6 as part of the Summer Night At The Bandstand series.
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Tickets on general sale at 9am on March 3, priced £35.00/£60.00 plus fees.

Dreamworks Animation In Concert

Dreamworks Animation in Concert, which will see music from films including Shrek and Madagascar played by a symphony orchestra alongside big screen projections, will head to Belfast, London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Liverpool and Birmingham during November and December.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on March 3, priced £24.50 plus fees.

Also announced this week, so far

Band Of Horses, Primal Scream, The Flaming Lips, Insane Clown Posse, Sigur Ros, Tony Bennett, Gary Numan, Brian Wilson, Will Varley, Minus The Bear, Madball, Thurston Moore, Madina Lake, The Selecter, The Beat feat. Ranking Roger, Tennis, Muna, Betsy, Diane Birch, Jake Miller, The Jackobins, Lisa Mitchell, Andrew Combs, Michelle Branch, Marika Hackman, Future Islands, Isaac Gracie, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Simon Amstell, Mothership, Into The Ark, Animals As Leaders, John Wilson, Paul Draper, Wilderness Festival, Latitude Festival, Longitude Festival, Sigrid, Indigo Velvet, Tycho, C Macleod, Telepathy, Straight Lines, Electric Six, Froth, Natives, Ulrika Spacek, John Mayall, Petrol Girls, Vader, Full of Hell, Bat Sabbath (Cancer Bats) and more!

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Staff Picks: Liam Turner


The 1975 – ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’

‘I Like It When You Sleep…’ is an overproduced, overwrought and overindulgent mishmash of a thing. So, just how Matt Healey and co. have managed to take such inauspicious ingredients and turn them into the musical equivalent of a moreish Eton mess is all the more mind boggling. Indie-pop has never had it quite so good.

Bon Iver – ‘22, A Million’

Cryptic and convoluted, Bon Iver’s third full-length release may have lacked appeal on paper. However, on ‘22, A Million’ mainman Justin Vernon does what he does best by distilling raw human emotion into a delicate, finely crafted musical experience. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what the bloody hell he’s on about, only that you feel what it is that he’s saying.

Conor Oberst – ‘Ruminations’

Featuring just a guitar, harmonica, piano and, of course, Oberst’s voice, ‘Ruminations’ is easily one of the most sparse records of 2016. Such minimalism completely works in the record’s favour, though, as we are truly able to focus on the carefully-woven tales of heartbreak and tragedy that Oberst so plaintively tells. Sometimes the simplest music really is the best.

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Love & Hate’

From the epic grandiosity of opener Cold Little Heart, you know you’re in for a treat with Kiwanuka’s second full-length LP. The album certainly doesn’t hold back in terms of its scope, with pretty much everything but the kitchen sink thrown in. But rather than its scale, its Kiwanuka’s increasing ability to blend sentiment with soul that truly sets ‘Love & Hate’ apart.

David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’

A swansong like no other, ‘Blackstar’ is Bowie’s final gift to the world.The record represents the singer’s unparalleled ability to turn even the most lamentable of circumstances into something worth celebrating, while simultaneously bookending what is an incredibly vast and varied body of work. An artist in the true sense of the word.

Honourable mentions: Radiohead – ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, Teleman – ‘Brilliant Sanity’, Metronomy – ‘Summer 08’, Green Day – ‘Revolution Radio’, C Duncan – ‘The Midnight Sun’.


Francis and the Lights – Friends (feat. Bon Iver)

The 1975 – Somebody Else

Two Door Cinema Club – Bad Decisions

Warpaint – New Song

Christine and the Queens – Tilted

Honourable mentions: The xx – On Hold, VANT – PEACE & LOVE, Blossoms – Charlemagne, Mystery Jets – Bubblegum, Creeper – Suzanne

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This Week’s New Releases: Good Charlotte, Michael Kiwanuka And Björk


If, as they say, “variety is the spice of life”, then this week things are off-the scales hot! We’ve got Good Charlotte returning with their first record in six years, Michael Kiwanuka offering up his sophomore LP and Björk putting out a live version of her 2015 album ‘Vulnicura’.

If none of that floats your boat, check out the rest of our pick of this week’s new releases below.

Amanda And Jack Palmer – ‘You Got Me Singing’ (8ft. Records)

Björk – ‘Vulnicura Live’ (One Little Indian)

Clams Casino – ’32 Levels’ (Columbia)

Good Charlotte – ‘Youth Authority’ (MDDN)

Jeff Beck – ‘Loud Hailer’ (ATCO/Rhino)

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Love & Hate’ (Polydor)

NeedToBreathe – ‘H A R D L O V E’ (Atlantic)

Snoop Dogg – ‘Coolaid’ (SPV/Caroline)

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This Week’s New Releases: The Kills, Tegan And Sara And Paul Simon


This week we’ve got some new offerings from some Stereoboard favourites. First up we’ve got the Kills, who are finally following up 2011’s ‘Blood Pressures’ with ‘Ash & Ice’. Tegan and Sara are putting out album #8, while Paul Simon is racking up his 13th solo record with ‘Stranger To Stranger’.

Not fussed about any of that? Then make sure to check out the rest of our picks of this week’s new releases below.

Barry Hyde – Malody (Sirenspire)

Cat’s Eyes – ‘Treasure House’ (RAF/Kobalt Music)

Ladyhawke – ‘Wild Things’ (Mid Century (via Absolute))

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Love & Hate’ (Polydor)

Paul Simon – ‘Stranger To Stranger’ (Virgin EMI)

Tarja – ‘The Brightest Void’ (EarMUSIC (via Absolute))

Tegan and Sara – ‘Love You To Death’ (Warner Bros)

The Claypool Lennon Delirium – ‘Monolith Of Phobos’ (ATO)

The Kills – ‘Ash & Ice’ (Domino)

The Strokes – ‘Future Present Past’ (EP) (Cult Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Beth Orton, Michael Kiwanuka And PUP


This week is a busy one. We’ve got Beth Orton releasing her sixth studio album, following up 2012’s ‘Sugaring Season’, and Michael Kiwanuka, PUP and Catfish And The Bottlemen offering up their sophomore LPs. Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls will also be putting out the debut album of her new musical project as Kristin Kontrol.

If none of that takes your fancy, check out the rest of our pick of this week’s new releases below.

Architects – ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’ (Epitaph)

Beth Orton – ‘Kidsticks’ (ANTI-)

Big Thief – ‘Masterpiece’ (Saddle Creek)

Catfish And The Bottlemen – ‘The Ride’ (Universal/ Island)

Flume – ‘Skin’ (Transgressive)

Gold Panda – ‘Good Luck And Do Your Best’ (City Slang)

Holy Fuck – ‘Congrats’ (Innovative Leisure)

Kristin Kontrol – ‘X-Communicate’ (Sub Pop)

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Love & Hate’ (Polydor)

PUP – ‘The Dream Is Over’ (SideOneDummy Records)

Real Friends – ‘The Home Inside My Head’ (Fearless Records)

Summer Cannibals – ‘Full Of It’ (Kill Rock Stars)

Thrice – ‘To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere’ (Vagrant Records)

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Top Tours This Week!!


Don Henley

The founding member of the Eagles will perform songs spanning his entire career from the Eagles and his solo catalogue, including songs from his latest release, ‘Cass County’, at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Manchester Arena, Live At The Marquee in Cork and Dublin’s 3Arena, winding up the UK run with an appearance at British Summer Time Hyde Park in London, between June 25 and July 3.
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Saul Williams

The New Yorker will be joined by special guests for a new summer tour, kicking off on June 20 at London’s Jazz Cafe, before stops in Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Oxford, Leeds and Newcastle, winding up in Glasgow on July 3.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on April 8, priced at £16.50 (£20.00 in London), plus fees.

Michael Kiwanuka

The British soul singer-songwriter will perform in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Sheffield, London, Cardiff, Exeter, Oxford, Birmingham and Manchester, between October 6 and 22, following a run of summer European festival appearances.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on April 8, priced at £15.00 (£19.50 in London), plus fees.


The post-rock troupe will perform their ‘Atomic’ album at two shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse, as part of the city’s International Festival, and at Coventry Cathedral and the Barbican in London, alongside a screening of its accompanying documentary, Atomic: Living In Dread.
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Tickets for the Coventry and London dates are available from 9am on April 8, while the Edinburgh shows are on sale from 10am on April 16.

David Essex

The singer-songwriter and actor is poised to perform at 20 theatres and concert halls between November 2 and 27, including stops at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall, Glasgow’s Kings Theatre and London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
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Tickets are on sale from 10am on April 8, priced from £28.50 plus fees.

Kula Shaker

Kula Shaker will play shows in Dublin, Belfast, Limerick, Holmfirth, Southend, Bath, Gloucester, Edinburgh, London and Winchester between May 5 and 20.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on April 8, priced from £22.50 plus fees.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

The San Francisco-formed psychedelia troupe have confirmed 12 shows, kicking off on June 9 at Glasgow’s Barrowlands, with additional stops in Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin, Bristol, Falmouth, Southampton, Oxford and Brighton.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on April 8, priced at £16.00 plus fees.

Explosions In The Sky

Prior to their UK and Ireland shows later this month, the Texan post-rock troupe have lined up further dates at Leeds’ Beckett University Union, Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, the O2 Institute in Birmingham, the Sage in Gateshead and the O2 Academy Brixton in London, between October 8 and 12, as part of wider European tour.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on April 8, priced at £22.00 (£26.00 in London), plus fees.

Reeves and Mortimer

Vic and Bob will return in November to continue their 25th anniversary celebrations, with theatre and arena shows lined up in Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, Blackpool, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Cardiff, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Sheffield, Bristol, Manchester and Liverpool.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on April 8, priced from £29.50, plus fees.

Also announced this week, so far

Bear’s Den, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Midge Ure, Rich Kids, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Elvis Costello, Swans, Sound Of The Sirens, Architects, Teenage Fanclub, FIDLAR, Nahko And The Medicine For The People, Seafret, Jessarae, WWE NXT, The Next Step, Fusion Festival, Sleaford Mods, Tom Odell, Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killah, Wheatus, JP Cooper, Fat White Family, Barenaked Ladies, Animal Collective, Hang The Bastard, Money, Max Raptor, Clay, Estrons, Emp!re, The Parlotones, FEAR, Lionize, Family, Spector and many more!

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