This Week’s New Releases: Iggy Pop, Bat For Lashes And Mahalia

What a week! Iggy Pop and Bat For Lashes have both put out new records, while Mahalia has finally shared her debut album with the world.

If that wasn’t enough for you, there’s plenty more new releases to fill your boots with below.

Aitch – ‘AitcH20’ EP (Since 93)

Alessia Cara – ‘This Summer’ EP (Def Jam Recordings)

Barb Jungr – ‘Bob, Brel and Me’ (Kristalyn via Absolute)

Barns Courtney – ‘404’ (Virgin EMI)

Bat For Lashes – ‘Lost Girls’ (Bat For Lashes/AWAL)

Black Star Riders – ‘Another State Of Grace’ (Nuclear Blast)

Chrissie Hynde – ‘Valve Bone Woe’ (BMG)

Christof van der Ven – ‘You Were The Place’ (Planet Zog Records)

Death Cab For Cutie – ‘The Blue’ EP (Atlantic)

Dunes – ‘Take Me To The Nasties’ (Sapien)

Flor – ‘Ley Lines’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Foy Vance – ‘To Memphis’ (Gingerbread Man/Asylum)

Frankie Cosmos – ‘Close It Quietly’ (Sub Pop)

Grayscale – ‘Nella Vita’ (Fearless)

The Highwomen – ‘The Highwomen’ (Low Country Sound/Elektra)

Kindness – ‘Something Like War’ (Female Energy)

Mahalia – ‘Love and Compromise’ (Warner)

Melanie Martinez – ‘K-12’ (Atlantic)

The Messthetics – ‘Anthropocosmic Nest’ (Dischord)

Muna – ‘Saves The World’ (RCA)

Professor Green – ‘M.O.T.H.’ EP (Gang Green)

Roam – ‘Smile Wide’ (Hopeless)

Royal Trux w/ Ariel Pink – ‘Pink Stuff’ EP (Fat Possum)

Sleeping With Sirens – ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’ (Sumerian)

Status Quo – ‘Backbone’ (EarMUSIC via Absolute)

Tinariwen – ‘Amadjar’ (Wedge [PIAS])

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Biffy Clyro, Bluesfest with John Legend, Fontaines DC, Professor Green, Rammstein, Angel Olsen, William Shatner and more

Biffy Clyro

The Scottish trio will headline a Q Awards pre-show at London’s Roundhouse on October 15, with support acts to be announced. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 2.

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Bluesfest with John Legend

The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter will play London’s O2 Arena on October 25 as part of Bluesfest, which will also present Raphael Saadiq and Rickie Lee Jones at IndigO2 on October 26 and 27 respectively. Tickets go on sale at 9am on August 2.

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Fontaines DC

The Dublin post punks, who put out ‘Dogrel’ in April, will perform at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 25, 2020. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on August 2.

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Professor Green

The British rapper has lined up dates for his M.O.T.H. Tour, with 11 shows confirmed in 11 cities, kicking off on November 16 at the O2 Academy Oxford and wrapping up at the O2 Forum in London. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 2.

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Photo: Jens Koch

The German industrial metal titans, who released their untitled seventh studio album in May, will bring their spectacular live show to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on June 14, 2020. Tickets are on sale now.

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Angel Olsen

Photo: Cameron McCool

Angel Olsen will support the release of her upcoming album, ‘All Mirrors’, with a European trek in early 2020, including UK stops in Bristol, London, Manchester and Glasgow. Tickets go on sale at 9am on August 2, except the previously confirmed London date that’s already on sale.

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William Shatner

The actor, author, singer and cult icon will host a chat and Q&A session following a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre, the Eventim Apollo in London, and the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff during March 2020. Tickets go on general sale from 10am on August 2.

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Also announced this week:

Lana Del Rey, Tokio Myers, BANKS, Ben Ottewell, Judah and the Lion, Pengshui, Man and the Echo, I Prevail, Melanie Martinez, NF, Testament, Lagwagon, Orlando Weeks, Embrace, Jay1, Hiatus Kaiyote, Chronixx, Koffee, Ranveer Singh, Kyle Falconer, Maisie Peters, Gruff Rhys, Girl Ray, Therapy? Indie Daze Festival, Mikal Cronin, Trevor Nelson, Beans On Toast, Roachford (rescheduled), Mabel (rescheduled), Frankie Boyle. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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