This Week’s New Releases: Nova Twins, Foals And Perfume Genius

This week has some gems for your listening pleasure. English rock duo Nova Twins have released their second LP, Foals are back with their seventh studio album, and Perfume Genius has followed up 2020’s ‘Set My Heart On Fire Immediately’ with a record that arrives with a companion short film.

Fill your boots below with more new music.

Alice Merton – ‘S.I.D.E.S.’ (Paper Plan/Mom+Pop)

Alanis Morissette – ‘The Storm Before The Calm’ (RCA)

The Beach Boys – ‘Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys’ (Capilot/UMe)

Calum Scott – ‘Bridges’ (Capitol)

Flasher – ‘Love Is Yours’ (Domino)

Foals – ‘Life Is Yours’ (Warner)

Girlfriends – ‘(e)motion sickness’ (Big Noise)

Grey Daze – ‘The Phoenix’ (Loma Vista/Concord)

Hank Williams, Jr. – ‘Rich White Honky Blues’ (Easy Eye/Concord)

Horse Jumper Of Love – ‘Natural Part’ (Run For Cover Records)

Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler – ‘For All Our Days That Tear The Heart’ (EMI)

Nerina Pallot – ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Doing’ (Idaho)

Nova Twins – ‘Supernova’ (Marshall)

Perfume Genius – ‘Ugly Season’ (Matador)

RY X – ‘Blood Moon’ (BMG)

Sigma – ‘Hope’ (3Beat)

Sound Of Ceres and Marina Abramaović – ‘Emerald Sea’ (Joyful Noise/Sound Of Ceres)

Sting – ‘The Bridge (Super Deluxe)’ (A&M Records)

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Top Tickets This Week: Seasick Steve, Ry X, UB40, Tricky, Mos Def, Young Knives, Jack Dee and more

Seasick Steve

The singer-songwriter has confirmed solo shows in Bexhill, Nottingham, Birmingham, York, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, and London during November. The Just Steve, A Guitar and You Tour supports his 2020 album, ‘Blues In Mono’, and marks the 69-year-old’s first headline UK shows since 2018. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 26.

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Ry X


Photo: Kacie Tomita

Ry X has announced a headline European tour for spring 2022, including a show at London’s Roundhouse on March 20. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 26.

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UB40

The reggae legends have moved their previously rearranged March dates to the autumn Bigga Baggariddim Tour, which also includes new stops in Belfast, Kerry, Castlebar, Aberdeen, Stockton, Northampton, Cheltenham, Plymouth, and Stoke. Previously purchased tickets remain valid for the corresponding new dates, while tickets for the new gigs go on general sale at 10am on February 26.

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Tricky

The Bristol trip hop legend will play Glasgow’s Oran Mor on November 4, ahead of his rescheduled performances at Manchester’s O2 Ritz and London’s Electric Brixton on November 7 and 8, respectively. Tickets remain valid for the corresponding new dates, while the Glasgow stop goes on general sale at 10am on February 26.

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Mos Def

Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, will perform 2009’s ‘The Ecstatic’ in its entirety accompanied by a live band at the O2 Forum in London on November 16. Tickets on general sale at 12pm on February 26.

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Young Knives


Photo: Ian Wallman

Young Knives will tour the UK in November and December, with stops planned in Glasgow, Manchester, London, Brighton, Birmingham, Leeds, and Cardiff. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 26.

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Jack Dee

The comedian has added a handful of dates to his rescheduled Off The Telly Tour. Tickets remain valid with the new shows on general sale at 10am on February 26.

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Also announced this week:

Head here for a full list and to find your tickets. Check our rolling guide to cancelled and postponed events here.

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