This Week’s New Releases: Bruce Springsteen, Louis Tomlinson, Christine and the Queens

There are some big names releasing new music this week. The Boss has put out a collection of “15 soul music greats”, Louis Tomlinson has shared his second solo album, and Christine and The Queens have released ‘Redcar les adorables étoiles’, which sees vocalist and songwriter Héloïse Adélaïde Letissier embodying a new character called Redcar.

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Aled Jones and Russell Watson – ‘Christmas With Aled and Russel’ (BMG)

Black Eyed Peas – ‘ELEVATION’ (BEP/Epic/Sony)

The Bloody Hell – ‘Nobody Cares’ (The Bloody Hell)

Breanna Barbara – ‘Nothin’ But Time’ (Fuzz Club)

Bright Eyes – ‘Digital Ash In A Digital Urn: A Companion’ (Dead Oceans)

Bright Eyes – ‘I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning: A Companion’ (Dead Oceans)

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Only The Strong Survive’ (Columbia)

Cassyette – ‘Sad Girl’ (Devil Land)

Christine and the Queens – ‘Redcar les adorables étoiles’ (Because)

Deux Furieuses – ‘Songs From Planet Earth’ (Xtra Mile Recordings)

EPICA – ‘The Alchemy Project’ (Atomic Fire)

Fenella – ‘The Metallic Index’ (Fire Records)

Fitz and the Tantrums – ‘Let Yourself Free’ (Elektra)

GloRilla – ‘Anyways, Life’s Great…’ (Interscope)

Gold Panda – ‘The Work’ (City Slang)

Guns N’ Roses – ‘Use Your Illusion I & II – Boxset’ (Geffen)

Heather Trost – ‘Desert Flowers’ (Ba Da Bing!)

Larkin Poe – ‘Blood Harmony’ (Tricki-Woo)

Last In Line – ‘A Day In The Life’ EP (earMUSIC)

Louis Tomlinson – ‘Faith In The Future’ (BMG)

Macie Stewart – ‘Mouth Full Of Glass’ (Full Time Hobb)

Man-Made Sunshine – ‘Man-Made Sunshine’ EP (Sony)

Nas – ‘King’s Disease III’ (Mass Appeal)

Nervous Eaters – ‘Monsters + Angels’ (Wicked Cool)

Ocean Tisdall – ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ EP (Universal)

Pengo – ‘Sensei’ EP (Copyright Control/Zombie Recordings)

Perfume Genius – ‘Live at Electric Lady’ (Matador)

Quinn Christopherson – ‘Write Your Name In Pink’ (Play It Again Sam)

Run The Jewels – ‘RTJ CU4TRO’ (Jewel Runners/BMG)

Sarathy Korwar – ‘KALAK’ (The Leaf Label)

S.C.A.B. – ‘S.C.A.B.’ (Grind Select)

Scene Queen – ‘Bimbocore Vol.2’ (Hopeless)

Secret Emchy Society – ‘Gold Country/Country Gold’ (Broken Clover Records)

Symposium – ‘Do You Remember How It Was? The Best Of Symposium (1996-1999)’ (Cooking Vinyl)


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This Week’s New Releases: Barbra Streisand, Nas And Laura Stevenson

There are some real gems out this week. The legendary vocalist Barbra Streisand has shared a new compilation of previously unreleased tracks, Nas has dropped the highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s ‘King’s Disease’, and Laura Stevenson has followed up 2019’s ‘The Big Freeze’.

And for everyone wondering, Kanye West’s new album ‘Donda’ has still not materialised, despite two listening events in the US.

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Ayra Starr – ’19 & Dangerous’ (Mavin Global Holdings)

Barbra Streisand – ‘Release Me 2’ (Sony)

Brian May – ‘Back To The Light (Deluxe)’ (Duck Productions/Universal)

Chris Young – ‘Famous Friends’ (Sony)

Foxing – ‘Draw Down The Moon’ (Hopeless)

Fredo – ‘Independance Day’ (Since 93/RCA)

George Harrison – ‘All Things Must Pass (50th Anniversary – Super Deluxe)’ (Calderstone/Universal)

Grand Collapse – ‘Empty Plinths’ (Grand Collapse)

Khruangbin – ‘Mordechai Remixes’ (Dead Oceans)

Laura Stevenson – ‘Laura Stevenson’ (Don Giovanni Records)

Liars – ‘The Apple Drop’ (Mute)

Nas – ‘King’s Disease II’ (Mass Appeal)

The Umbrellas – ‘The Umbrellas’ (Slumberland Records)

The Wandering Hearts – ‘The Wandering Hearts’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Will Young – ‘Crying On The Bathroom Floor’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Willy Mason – ‘Already Dead’ (Cooking Vinyl)

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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 Top Tickets: The 1975, Guns N’ Roses, Post Malone, Gods Of Rap II Feat. Nas, DMX, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Sting, Tom Jones, Black Stone Cherry, Stereophonics, Lauv and more

The 1975

The alt-pop band will headline London’s Finsbury Park on July 11, joined by special guests Charli XCX, Clairo, Pale Waves, Phoebe Bridgers, and Cavetown, with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 31. Pre-sale tickets are available now.

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Guns N’ Roses

The legendary rock band will perform at Glasgow Green on June 25, following their previously announced London shows and stops across mainland Europe. Tickets go on general sale from 9am on January 31.

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Post Malone

The American vocalist, who released ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ in 2019, will perform at Glasgow Green on June 30. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 31.

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Gods Of Rap II

Nas will be joined by DMX, the Lox and Gang Starr will come together at Manchester Arena, London’s O2 Arena and Birmingham Arena on April 23, 24 and 25, respectively on the second Gods Of Rap UK tour this April. All shows will be hosted and presented by Just Blaze. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday, January 31.

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO

The legendary band, who released ‘From Out Of Nowhere’ in November, have lined up arena shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and London, where they’ll play two nights at the O2, during October. The From Out Of Nowhere Tour also includes performances in Oslo, Stockholm, Herning, Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Amsterdam between September 19 and October 2. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 31.

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The former Police vocalist will bring his My Songs Tour to the London Palladium for three nights, performing on September 17, 18 and 19. Support will come from Cruel Hearts Club. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 31.

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Tom Jones

The legendary vocalist will call in Hull, Darlington, Plymouth, Inverness, Telford, Paddock Wood, Newmarket, Carlisle Edinburgh and Norwich between June 13 and August 16. Tickets go on sale at 9am on January 31, except for Newmarket which goes on sale the same day at 8am. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Black Stone Cherry

The Kentucky Rockers have announced a UK tour for October, calling in Southampton, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham and London, where they’ll perform at the Royal Albert Hall on October 14. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 31.

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The Welsh rockers will perform at Bught Park in Inverness on July 11 and Vaynol Park in Bangor on July 25. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 31. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Lauv will bring his How I’m Feeling World Tour to the O2 Academy Birmingham, O2 Academy Glasgow, Manchester Academy and O2 Academy Brixton in London during November. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 31.

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Also announced this week:

My Chemical Romance, Massive Attack, All Points East festival, Queen and Adam Lambert, the Fratellis, Keane, Yungblud, Sparks, the Used, Belle and Sebastian, Viva La Divas, Tom Rush, Passenger, the Stranglers, the Von Bondies, Royal Blood, Gerry Cinnamon, Sam Fender, Toots and the Maytals, Edinburgh Summer Sessions, Parklife Festival, Wireless Festival, Nerina Pallot, Cast, Alan Carr, Dead Ringers Live and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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