This Week’s New Releases: Pearl Jam, Dua Lipa And Waxahatchee

As the craziness around the world continues, the new releases are still rolling in and giving us some respite. Pearl Jam have finally followed up 2013’s ‘Lightning Bolt’, Dua Lipa has dropped her highly anticipated sophomore LP and Waxahatchee has put out her fifth.

Fancy some more new music? Head due south.

5 Seconds Of Summer – ‘C A L M’ (Interscope)

Basia Bulat – ‘Are You In Love?’ (Secret City)

Bon Iver – ‘Blood Bank’ EP (10th Anniversary Edition) (Jagjaguwar)

Brian Fallon – ‘Local Honey’ (Lesser Known Records)

The Chats – ‘High Risk Behaviour’ (Bargain Bin Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia)

Deeper – ‘Auto-pain’ (Fire Talk Records)

Dua Lipa – ‘Future Nostalgia’ (Warner Records)

Half Waif – ‘The Caretaker’ (Anti)

In This Moment – ‘Mother’ (Atlantic)

Lilly Hiatt – ‘Walking Proof’ (New West)

Little Dragon – ‘New Me, Same Us’ (Ninja Tune)

Lizzy Farrall – ‘Bruise’ (Pure Noise Records)

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real – ‘Naked Garden’ (Concord Records)

Melt Yourself Down – ‘100% Yes’ (Decca)

Milk Teeth – ‘Milk Teeth’ (Music For Nations)

Nap Eyes – ‘Snapshot of a Beginner’ (Jagjaguwar)

The Orb – ‘Abolition Of The Royal Familia’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Parkway Drive – ‘Viva The Underdogs’ (Epitaph)


Pearl Jam – ‘Gigaton’ (Monkeywrench/Republic)

Roddy Woomble – ‘Everyday Sun’ EP (A Modern Way)

Sarah Peacock – ‘Burn The Witch’ (Road Dog Enterprises)

Skepta, Chipz and Young Adz – ‘Insomnia’ (SKC M29)

Solomon Grey – ‘Music For Picture: Vol. I (Parallels)’ EP (Solomon Grey)

Sorry – ‘925’ (Domino)

Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams – ‘Aporia’ (Asthmatic Kitty)

Waxahatchee – ‘Saint Cloud’ (Merge Records)

Windy and Carl – ‘Allegiance and Conviction’ (Kranky)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Nicki Minaj And Future, Shawn Mendes, Ben Howard, Interpol, Cypress Hill, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Black Stone Cherry, Don Broco, You Me At Six, Parkway Drive, Interpol and more…


Nicki Minaj and Future have announced their NICKIHNDRXX tour, with shows confirmed at London’s O2 Arena on March 11, Birmingham Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena, and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, before winding up at the Manchester Arena on March 18. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 15.

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Shawn Mendes, who recently released his self-titled third LP, will play a third show at London’s O2 Arena on April 19. Tickets are on sale at 10am on June 15.

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The singer-songwriter, who recently released ‘Noonday Dream’, will call at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on December 8 before playing two nights apiece at Manchester’s O2 Apollo and then London’s O2 Academy Brixton in the new year. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 15.

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Following last week’s announcement of their new album, ‘Marauder’, which is out on August 24 via Matador Records, the band have confirmed stops at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 14, Manchester’s O2 Apollo on November 16 and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on November 18 plus shows on the continent. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 15.

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The rap legends will bring their Elephants on Acid run to Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and London during November and December. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 15.

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The pop-rock quartet, who are set to release ‘Youngblood’ on June 22, will bring their Meet You There tour to the O2 Academy Glasgow, Manchester’s O2 Apollo, O2 Academy Brixton in London, O2 Academy Birmingham and O2 Academy Sheffield between October 23 and November 2. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 15.

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The Kentucky band, who released ‘Family Tree‘ in April, will be joined by the Cadillac Three and Monster Truck at arenas in Cardiff, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and London, where they will play the SSE Arena Wembley, between December 6 and 14. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 15 (Photo: Harry Reese).

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The band, who released ‘Technology’ earlier this year, will be joined by Neck Deep and Issues at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse for two nights before heading to Plymouth Pavilions, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, Usher Hall in Edinburgh and Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena. They will finish the run with their biggest London show to date at the SSE Arena Wembley on February 9. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 15.

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You Me At Six will be joined by Marmozets and the Xcerts at shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, London and Cardiff between November 22 and December 1. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on June 15.

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The Australian metallers, who recently put out ‘Reverence’ and played Download last weekend, will play huge shows in Manchester, Nottingham and Cardiff before taking over London’s Alexandra Palace. Tickets are on sale at 10am on June 15.

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Also announced this week

Corrosion of Conformity, Orange Goblin, Zeal & Ardor, Less Than Jake, CKY, Reel Big Fish, Soulfly, Kreator, Dimmu Borgir, Fields of Nephilim, Bury Tomorrow, Lykke Li, Maribou State, Sunset Sons, Daughtry, Bad Sounds, Boston Manor, Greta Van Fleet, Diversity, Courtney Marie Andrews, Collabro, Seth Lakeman, A, TesseracT, Vennart, Ady Suleiman, The Blinders, Halo Maud, Gaz Coombes, Lee Scratch Perry, We Are Scientists, With Confidence, Why Don’t We, David Byrne, Yung Lean, Morgan James, Talos, Voivod, Jess Williamson, The Pineapple Thief, Therapy?, Led Zeppelin Masters, Stick To Your Guns, Fizzy Bloody, No Hot Ashes, Jeff Rosenstock, Estrons, Muncie Girls, Menace Beach, Hellions, The Bluetones, Husky Loops, Flasher and more.

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This Week’s New Releases: Leon Bridges, Jon Hopkins And Eleanor Friedberger

There is a lot on offer this week. Leon Bridges has put out his sophomore LP, Jon Hopkins has finally followed up 2013’s ‘Immunity’, and the Fiery Furnaces’ Eleanor Friedberger has released her fourth solo album.

If none of that tickles your fancy head below for some more new releases.

Aquilo – ‘II’ (Island)

Belly – ‘Dove’ (Belly Touring)

Black Moth Super Rainbow – ‘Panic Blooms’ (Rad Cult)

Damien Jurado – ‘The Horizon Just Laughed’ (Secretly Canadian)

Desiigner – ‘Life of Desiigner’ (G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam Recordings)

DJ Koze – ‘Knock Knock’ (Pampa)

Eleanor Friedberger – ‘Rebound’ (Frenchkiss Records)

Frank Turner – ‘Be More Kind’ (Xtra Mile/Polydor)

Gaz Coombes – ‘World’s Strongest Man’ (Caroline)

Halfnoise- ‘Flowerss’ EP (Congrats Records)

Iceage – ‘Beyondless’ (Matador Records)

Jon Hopkins – ‘Singularity’ (Domino)

Leon Bridges – ‘Good Thing’ (Columbia)

Mat Kearney – ‘CRAZYTALK’ (Tomorrow Music)

Matt & Kim – ‘Almost Everyday’ (FADER Label)

Middle Kids – ‘Lost Friends’ (Lucky Number)

Parkway Drive – ‘Reverence’ (Epitaph)

Parker Millsap – ‘Other Arrangements’ (Okrahoma Record)

Peace – ‘Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll’ (Ignition)

Plan B – ‘Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose’ (Atlantic)

Rae Sremmurd – ‘SR3MM’ (Eardruma Records/Interscope Records)

Reef – ‘Revelation’ (earMUSIC)

Royce da 5’9 – ‘Book Of Ryan’ (eOne Music)

Shinedown – ‘Attention Attention’ (Atlantic)

Tove Stryke – ‘Sway’ (Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records)

Trampled by Turtles – ‘Life Is Good On The Open Road’ (Banjodad)

Venetian Snares and Daniel Lanois – ‘Venetian Snares and Daniel Lanois’ (Timesig)

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Top Tours This Week!!


Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters will return to the UK for stadium shows in Milton Keynes and Edinburgh this September.
Tickets are on general sale at 10am on Friday, priced at £65.00 and £55.00, plus fees.

Megadeth and Lamb Of God

The metal giants will combine for a co-headline tour of the UK and Ireland this autumn.
Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £28.50 (£29.50 in London), plus fees.

Johnny Marr

The former Smiths guitarist will play shows in Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Inverness and Edinburgh between October 4 and 14.
Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £24.00 (£25.00 in Manchester), plus fees.

Saint Raymond

Callum Burrows will play shows in Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, York, Portsmouth, Leicester, Birmingham, Brighton, Oxford, Dublin, Sheffield and Glasgow between November 13 and November 29, winding up with three nights at London’s Scala on December 1, 2 and 3.​
Tickets on general sale at 9am on Friday, priced from £12.50 (£15.00 for London), plus fees.

The Gaslight Anthem and Against Me!

The Gaslight Anthem and Against Me! will combine for a show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on August 29.
Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £28.00 plus fees.

The Prodigy

The Prodigy have added a show at Aberdeen’s GE Oil And Gas Arena on November 22 and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on November 23 to their winter UK tour.
Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £27.50 plus fees.

Parkway Drive

The Byron Bay quintet will return for a new run across Europe and the UK with shows in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham between February 12 and 15, 2016.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday, priced from £21.50 plus fees.

Also announced this week, so far

Don Broco, Gary Clark Jr, Jason Isbell, Battles, Ron Pope, Kitty Daisy And Lewis, Dave McCabe and the Ramifications, Jaga Jazzist, Health, Lower Than Atlantis, Jamie Lawson, The Bohicas, Little May, Flyte, The Vryll Society, Ella Eyre, The Twilight Sad, Dornik, Avantasia, Therion, Idlewild, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Snot, Mac DeMarco, Left Lane Cruiser, Blitz Kids, Carnifex, The Ordinary Boys, Fathoms and many more!

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