This Week’s New Releases: Alicia Keys, Green Day, And Neil Young and Crazy Horse

This will be our last new releases blog post of the year, so it’s a twofer, including this week and next’s new records.

Today we’ve got new music from Alicia Keys, who has dropped two versions of her new record; ‘Originals’ and ‘Unlocked’. Green Day have released a live LP that brings together the band’s sessions recorded for the BBC between 1994 and 2001, and Neil Young and Crazy Horse have put out their long awaited new album ‘Barn’.

Head below for the remainder of 2021’s new releases. See you in 2022!

December 10

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – ‘B4 AVA’ (EP) (Atlantic/Highbridge The Label)

Alicia Keys – ‘KEYS’ (RCA)

The Band – ‘Cahoots – 50th Anniversary’ (UMC – Virgin International)

Fleet Foxes – ‘A Very Lonely Solstice’ (Anti)

Green Day – ‘The BBC Sessions (Live)’ (BBC/Reprise)

Juice WRLD – ‘Fighting Demons’ (Grade A Productions/Interscope)

Monsta X – ‘The Dreaming’ (Starship Entertainment/BMG)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Barn’ (Reprise)

Nicholas Britell and various artists – ‘Don’t Look Up (Soundtrack from the Netflix Film)’ (Maise Music/Republic/UMG)

Paul Weller, Jules Buckley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra – ‘An Orchestrated Songbook’ (Polydor)

Rick Ross – ‘Richer Than I Ever Been’ (Epic/Sony)

Tierra Whack -‘Pop?’ (EP) (Interscope)

December 17

The Communards – ‘Communards – 35th Anniversary’ (London)

Johnny Marr – ‘Fever Dreams, Pt.2’ (EP) (BMG)

Roddy Ricch – ‘LIVE LIFE FAST’ (Atlantic)

Tierra Whack – ‘R&B?’ (EP) (Interscope)

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Paul Weller Confirms Summer Date At Swansea’s Singleton Park

Paul Weller

The Modfather will play a huge show at Swansea’s Singleton Park on July 31, following rescheduled tour dates in the spring. He’s currently on the road gearing up to release a new live record, ‘An Orchestrated Songbook’, a collection of tracks from his back catalogue performed at London’s Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jules Buckley. It’s due out on December 5, following up May’s ‘Fat Pop (Volume 1)’.

Pre-sale tickets for the new gig are available from 10am on November 17, ahead of general sale at 10am on November 19.

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This Week’s New Releases: Coldplay, Finneas And Joy Crookes

There is absolutely loads to choose from this week, and it’s a mixed bag so there should be a little something for everyone. Coldplay have followed up 2019’s ‘Everyday Life’, Billie Eilish’s brother, collaborator, producer and Grammy Award-winner Finneas has dropped his debut solo album, as has the South London-based singer-songwriter Joy Crookes.

Head below for more new music.

A.A. Williams – ‘Arco’ (EP) (Bella Union)

Aquilo – ‘A Safe Place To Be’ (AWAL Recordings)

Baker Boy – ‘Gela’ (Island)

The Beatles – ‘Let It Be – Super Deluxe’ (Universal/Calderstone)

The Charlatans – ‘A Head Full Of Ideas’ (Box Set) (Republic Of Music)

Carlos Santana – ‘Blessings and Miracles’ (BMG)

Coldplay – ‘Music Of The Spheres’ (Parlophone)

Disclosure – ‘Disclosure: DJ – Kicks (DJ Mix)’ (!K7)

David Keenan – ‘What then?’ (Rubyworks)

Eva Cassidy – ‘Live At Blues Alley – 25th Anniversary Edition’ (Blix Street)

Finneas – ‘Optimist’ (Interscope)

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes – ‘Sticky’ (International Death Cult)

The Georgia Thunderbolts – ‘Can We Get A Witness’ (Mascot)

Gracey – ‘Fragile’ (EP) (Polydor)

Hayden Thorpe – ‘Moondust For My Diamond’ (Domino)

John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies – ‘Halloween Kills OST’ (Sacred Bones)

Johnny Marr – ‘Fever Dreams, Pt. 1’ (EP) (BMG)

Joy Crookes – ‘Skin’ (Insanity/Sony)

JP Cooper – ‘She’ (Island)

Judas Priest – ‘Reflections: 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music’ (Sony)

Kelly Clarkson – ‘When Christmas Comes Around…’ (Atlantic)

Paul Weller – ‘Days Of Speed + Illumination’ (vinyl reissues) (Craft)

PinkPantheress – ‘To hell with it’ (Parlophone)

Remi Wolf – ‘Juno’ (Island)

Scott Von Ryper – ‘Dream State Treasure’ (tran-si-ent)

Tom Morello – ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ (Mom+Pop)

Xenia Rubinos – ‘Una Rosa’ (Anti-)

Zac Brown Band – ‘The Comeback’ (Warner)

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This Week’s New Releases: St. Vincent, Paul Weller And Matt Berry

There’s not the quantity of new releases of previous weeks, but there’s certainly the quality.

St. Vincent has dropped her ’70s-inspired LP, Paul Weller has promptly followed up 2020’s ‘On Sunset’, and funnyman Matt Berry has put out a new record.

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The Black Keys – ‘Delta Kream’ (Nonesuch)

The Chills – ‘Scatterbrain’ (Fire)

Damien Jurado – ‘The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania’ (Maraqopa)

Deno – ‘Boy Meets World’ (Columbia)

George Ragan The Dead Son – ‘The Abyss’ (BMG)

Jorja Smith – ‘Be Right Back’ (FAMM)

Julianna Hatfield – ‘Blood’ (American Laundromat)

Morcheeba – ‘Blackest Blue’ (Skye & Ross)

Myles Kennedy – ‘The Ides Of March’ (Napalm Records)

Paul Weller – ‘Fat Pop (Volume 1)’ (Polydor)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela – ‘Jazz’ EP (Rubyworks)

Sons Of Kemet – ‘Black To The Future’ (Impulse!)

The Steel Woods – ‘All Of Your Stones’ (Thirty Tigers)

St. Vincent – ‘Daddy’s Home’ (Loma Vista/Concord)

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This Week’s New Releases: Miley Cyrus, The Smashing Pumpkins And Palm Reader

This week is a mixed bag for sure. Miley Cyrus has put our her highly anticipated new record that features collaborations with Dua Lipa, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Billy Idol and Steve Nicks, while the Smashing Pumpkins have returned with a double LP, and Palm Reader have shared the follow-up to 2018’s ‘Braille’.

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AJ Tracey – ‘Secure The Bag! 2’ (AJ Tracey)

Ane Brun – ‘How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorrow’ (Balloon Ranger Recordings)

Dream Theater – ‘Distant Memories – Live In London (Bonus Track Edition)’ (InsideOut)

Exit Kid – ‘Garden’ EP (Emre Turkmen)

Flohio – ‘No Panic No Pain’ (AlphaTone)

Gary Barlow – ‘Music Played By Humans’ (Polydor)

Heavy Pettin – ‘Best Of’ (Burnt Out Wreckords/Cherry Red)

Juicy J – ‘The Hustle Continues’ (Trippy Music/Entertainment One U.S.)

Miley Cyrus – ‘Plastic Hearts’ (RCA)

Palm Reader – ‘Sleepless’ (Church Road Records)

Paul Weller – ‘On Sunset (Remixes)’ EP (Solid Bond/Polydor)

Perry Farrell – ‘The Glitz; The Glamour’ (Last Man)

The Psychotic Monks – ‘Private Meaning First’ (FatCat Records)

Seasick Steve – ‘Blues In Mono’ (There’s A Dead Skunk Records)

Shakin’ Stevens – ‘Singled Out’ (BMG)

The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘CYR’ (Sumerian Records)

Steps – ‘What The Future Holds’ (BMG)

Sundara Karma – ‘Kill Me’ EP (Chess Club Recordings)

Supergrass – ‘Live On Other Planets (Live 2020)’ (Supergrass Records)

Tim Burgess – ‘Ascent Of The Ascended’ EP (Bella Union)

Tori Handsley – ‘As We Stand’ (Cadillac Records)

Will Joseph Cook – ‘Something To Feel Good About’ (Bad Hotel)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Diana Ross, Paul Weller, Evanescence and Within Temptation, Carlos Santana, Louis Tomlinson, Noel Gallagher and more

Diana Ross

Diana Ross will play UK shows next summer as part of her Top Of The World Tour: A Diamond Diana Music Celebration, performing at arenas in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, where she’ll play the O2 Arena on July 8.  Tickets are on sale now.

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Paul Weller

The Modfather, who this summer released a new live album and concert film, has lined up shows across the UK during May. Tickets are on sale now.

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Evanescence and Within Temptation

Evanescence and Within Temptation have added arena shows in Glasgow, Leeds and Birmingham to their Worlds Collide Tour. The new shows will follow their previously announced gig at the O2 Arena in London and dates across mainland Europe next spring. Tickets are on sale now.

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Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana has announced March UK and Ireland shows, bringing his Miraculous World Tour to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, London’s O2 Arena and Dublin’s 3Arena in March 2020, in between dates in Europe. Tickets are on sale now.

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Louis Tomlinson

The former One Direction member will kick off his UK tour at the Roundhouse on March 23, the day prior to his previously announced show at the venue. Following this, he’ll also head to Glasgow, Doncaster and Manchester. Tomlinson is hitting the road in support of his debut solo album, ‘Walls’. Tickets are on sale now.

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Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will play an exclusive outdoor London show at Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath on June 21 as part of the Heritage Live concert series. Tickets are on sale now.

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Also announced this week:

Westlife, La Roux, Jethro Tull, Lennon Stella, Status Quo, A-Ha, Russell Watson, Napalm Death, Mura Masa, the Pigeon Detectives, Social Distortion, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Madness, Sigala, Charlotte, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Terrorvision, Beat Horizon, Torres, Reverend and the Makers, Marika Hackman, Crossfaith, Pinegrove, the Hold Steady and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Cher, We Love The 90’s Christmas Show, John Prine, Paul Weller at Greenwich Music Time

Cher

The superstar will bring her Here We Go Again world tour to London’s O2 Arena, Manchester Arena, Birmingham Arena, the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Leeds’ First Direct Arena and the 3Arena in Dublin between October 20 and November 1, marking her first live dates in over 14 years.

Pre-sale opens at 10am on December 13 prior to general sale at 10am on December 14.

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We Love the 90’s Christmas Show

The We Love The 90’s Christmas show will tour UK arenas in December 2019 featuring performances from Jenny Berggren of Ace Of Base, plus Vengaboys, 2 Unlimited, Snap!, Whigfield, Haddaway, Dr Alban, Culture Beat, C+C, Music Factory, Cappella, Rednex, DJ Sash!, Robin 5, La Bouche, and Alice DJ.

Pre-sale opens at 9am on December 13, ahead of general sale at 9am on December 14.

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John Prine

The folk legend has announced September dates in London, Edinburgh and Manchester supporting his recent LP,  ‘The Tree of Forgiveness’.

Pre-sale tickets are available at 10am on December 13. General sale begins at 10am on December 14.

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Paul Weller at Greenwich Music Time

The Modfather, who this autumn released ‘True Meanings’, will call at the Old Royal Naval College on July 7 as part of Greenwich Music Time.

Pre-sale opens at 9am on Thursday, December 13. General sale begins at 9am on December 14.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Spice Girls, The Chemical Brothers at All Points East, A-Ha, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice In Chains, David Gray, Paul Weller, Idles, Russell Howard and more

Spice Girls

So, tell me what you want. What you really, really want. Tickets to see the Spice Girls, right? Mel B, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Melanie C will reunite and perform at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, Sunderland’s Stadium of Light, Edinburgh’s BT Murraryfield Stadium, Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium and London’s Wembley Stadium during June. Victoria Beckham won’t be joining them, though, due to her business commitments. Tickets go on sale at 10.30am on Saturday, November 10, while Jess Glynne will support.

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The Chemical Brothers at All Points East

No sooner have you removed the mud from your wellies, than 2019’s festival season is starting to heat up. Only a small number of festivals have started showing their hands, with All Points East confirming the Chemical Brothers as their first headliner. The dance legends will take over the event at Victoria Park in London on May 24 with Hot Chip, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, Little Dragon, Danny Brown, Little Simz and Ibibio Sound Machine also on the bill. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 9.

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A-Ha

A-Ha will celebrate ‘Hunting High and Low’ with shows at Dublin’s 3Arena, the SSE Arena Belfast, Glasgow’s SEC Armadillo, Leeds’ First Direct Arena, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Brighton Centre next November. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 9.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

The legendary southern rock band will return to UK arenas next summer for their Last Of The Street Survivors farewell tour, calling in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London, where they’ll play the SSE Arena Wembley on June 29. At their final UK shows they will be joined by special guests Status Quo. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 9.

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Alice In Chains

The Seattle grunge icons will play Glasgow’s Braehead Arena on May 23, the Arena Birmingham on May 24 and the SSE Arena Wembley in London the following day, joined by special guests Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 9.

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David Gray

The Babylon singer-songwriter will release his first collection of new material in four years, ‘Gold In A Brass Age’, on March 8 through IHT Records/AWAL Recordings, accompanied by an extensive 17-date tour across the UK and Ireland. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 9.

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Paul Weller

The legendary singer-songwriter, who recently returned with ‘True Meanings’, is set to call at Westonbirt Arboretum, Bedgebury Pinetum, Thetford Forest, Delamere Forest, Dalby Forest, Sherwood Pines and Cannock Chase throughout June and into July as part of the Forest Live series. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 9.

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Idles

The post-punks, who are on the road supporting ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’, have lined up spring shows in Sheffield, Cardiff, Norwich, Brighton, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester and London, where they’ll play two nights at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 9.

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Russell Howard

The comedian will return with his biggest globe-spanning Respite tour in 2019, launching at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena before additional arena shows in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Bournemouth, Manchester, Liverpool and London, where he’ll take over the SSE Arena Wembley. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £35.00 plus fees.

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Also announced this week:

Muse, Rammstein, Elton John, Jingle Bell Ball, 80s Symphonic Live, H E R, Ghetts, Professor Green, The Good The Bad And The Queen, Saint Raymond, The Horrors, Crystal Fighters, Sundara Karma, Cancer Bats, the Snuts, Marvel Universe Live, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, FKJ, Jack and Jack, Kathryn Joseph, The Tiger Lillies, Fatherson, Gentlemans Dub Club, Worriers, Boyz II Men, Mario Rosenstock, The Orielles, Eagle Eye Cherry, Dream State, Ant Middleton and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s New Releases: Aphex Twin, Paul Weller and The Dirty Nil

This week is bonkers. Aphex Twin has returned with the ‘Collapse’ EP, while Paul Weller has followed up 2017’s ‘A Kind Revolution’ and Canadian Rockers the Dirty Nil have put out album #2.

If none of that piques your interest there’s loads more to check out below.

6LACK – ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ (LVRN/Interscope Records)

Ann Wilson – ‘Immortal’ (BMG)

Aphex Twin – ‘Collapse’ EP (Warp)

Bob Moses – ‘Battle Lines’ (Domino)

Carrie Underwood – ‘Cry Pretty’ (Virgin EMI)

The Chills – ‘Snow Bound’ (Fire Records)

David Guetta – ‘7’ (Parlophone)

Dawn Landes – ‘Meet Me At The River’ (Yep Roc)

Dilly Dally – ‘Heaven’ (Partisan Records)

The Dirty Nil – ‘Master Volume’ (Dine Alone/Caroline)

Dreams – ‘No One Defeats Us’ (Virgin EMI)

Fatherson – ‘Sum Of All Your Parts’ (Easy Life Records)

First Aid Kit – ‘Tender Offerings’ EP (Columbia)

Ghetts – ‘Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament’ (GIIG/Caroline)

Good Charlotte – ‘Generation Rx’ (BMG)

Guerilla Toss – ‘Twisted Crystal’ (Dfa Records/Ada)

Hawkwind – ‘Road To Utopia’ (Cherry Red)

Jean-Michel Jarre – ‘Planet Jarre’ (Sony)

Jungle – ‘For Ever’ (XL Recordings)

Low – ‘Double Negative’ (Sub Pop)

Lyrics Born – ‘Quite A Life’ (Mobile Home Recordings)

Monster Truck – ‘True Rockers’ (Mascot)

Noname – ‘Room 25’ (Noname)

Orbital – ‘Monsters Exist’ (ACP Recordings)

Pale Waves – ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ (Dirty Hit)

Paul Weller – ‘True Meanings’ (Parlophone)

Petrol Girls – ‘The Future Is Dark’ EP (Hassle Records)

Sandro Perri – ‘In Another Life’ (Constellation)

Snakes In Paradise – ‘Step Into The Light’ (Frontiers Records)

Steven Page – ‘Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II’ (Warner Music Canada)

Thrice – ‘Palms’ (Epitaph)

Throbbing Gristle – ‘Journey Through A Body/Mission Of Dead Souls’ (Mute)

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – ‘Love Is Here To Stay’ (Verve/UMG)

Uriah Heep – ‘Living The Dream’ (Frontiers)

Wale – ‘Free Lunch’ EP (Warner Bros)

We Were Promised Jetpacks – ‘The More I Sleep The Less I Dream’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Willie Nelson – ‘My Way’ (Sony)

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The Pick of Friday’s Tickets: Alt-J, Twenty One Pilots, Chvrches, Paul Weller, James And The Charlatans, Mogwai, Rhod Gilbert and more.

ALT-J

Alt-J will release ‘Reduxer’ on September 28 before hitting the road in October for shows in Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Gateshead, Manchester and London, where they’ll play the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 20.

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TWENTY ONE PILOTS

With their new album, ‘Trench’, out on October 5, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will bring their Bandito tour to Birmingham’s Genting Arena on February 27, Dublin’s 3 Arena on March 1, Belfast SSE Arena on March 3, Manchester Arena on March 5, and London’s SSE Arena Wembley for two nights on March 7 and 8. Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on  Friday July 20.

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CHVRCHES

The synth-pop trio will head out in February for shows in London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Belfast and Dublin. Tickets go on sale at 9am on July 20.

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PAUL WELLER

Paul Weller has announced an exclusive pair of orchestral shows at the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre, London on October 11 and 12. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 20.

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JAMES AND THE CHARLATANS

James and the Charlatans will perform at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, London’s SSE Arena Wembley, Manchester Arena and Leeds’ First Direct Arena in December. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on July 20.

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MOGWAI

The post-rock legends, who released ‘Every Country’s Sun’ last autumn, will be joined by the Twilight Sad for stops in Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Brighton and Cardiff this November. Tickets are on sale at 10am on July 20.

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RHOD GILBERT

A total of 52 dates have been confirmed for the Welsh comic’s The Book of John tour, his first stand-up tour in six years, which begins on February 2 at Wrexham’s William Aston Hall and runs through to the end of July. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 20. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week

Robert Plant, John Carpenter, Anti-Flag, Cancer Bats, DMA’s, Hothouse Flowers, Professor Green, Denzel Curry, Ron Pope, Black Eyed Peas, Davido, Kelly Lee Owens, The Music of Cream, Morcheeba, Nothing But Thieves, Matt Maltese, Jessie J, Wargirl, Uli Jon Roth, Matt Richardson, Ricky Gervais, Metric, The Goon Sax, George FitzGerald, The Chats, Bicep, The Hunna, Sam Evian, Jen Cloher, Cassels, Dylan Carlson and more.

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