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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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Stereophonics, My Morning Jacket, Tom Jones, FFS, Earl Sweatshirt



Stereophonics will play Bristol’s Colston Hall later on March 21, as a warm up for their huge Teenage Cancer Trust show in London two days later. Tickets are on sale at 10am on March 13, priced at £35.00 plus fees.

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My Morning Jacket will follow the May release of their new album, ‘The Waterfall’, with shows at Manchester Ritz and London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in September. The band also play Dublin’s Electric Picnic and End of the Road festivals. Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 13, priced at £22.50 in Manchester and £25.00 in London, plus fees.

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Tom Jones has added two further shows to his summer tour plans. The legendary welsh crooner will play Greenwich Music Time on July 26 and Betley Court Farm on August 14. He also tackles V Festival, Cornbury Festival, York Races and Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre this summer. Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 13, priced at £45.00 for the Greenwich date and £39.50 for the Betley Court Farm show, plus fees.

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Franz Ferdinand and Sparks will combine for their first UK shows as FFS this summer. The new supergroup will embark on a run across Europe, kicking off at Glasgow’s Arts School on June 16 before returning for a show at the Troxy in London on June 29. Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 13, priced at £20.00 in Glasgow and £32.50 in London, plus fees.

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Earl Sweatshirt will play three UK shows prior to his sets at Wild Life and Parklife this summer. The Odd Future rapper, who releases the follow up to ‘Doris’ this year, will hit Birmingham’s Institute Library, the Trinity in Bristol and the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire between June 1 and 3. Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 13, priced at £18.50 (£20.00 in London), plus fees.

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Check out Stereoboard’s event pages for a full list of latest announcements.


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