This Week’s New Releases: Deftones, Idles And Public Enemy

The ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus has ramped up this week, but the calibre of new releases is more than high enough to combat the Covid blues.

Deftones have released the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Gore’, Idles’ third LP has arrived, and there’s a new Public Enemy album in the world.

Head below if you fancy some more, including new records from Fleet Foxes, Sad13, Surfer Blood and Machine Gun Kelly.

A Certain Ratio – ‘ACR Loco’ (Mute)

Action Bronson – ‘Only For Dolphins’ (Loma Vista/Concord)

Anna von Hausswolff – ‘All Thoughts Fly’ (Southern Lord)

Bad Boy Chiller Crew – ‘Full Wack No Brakes’ (Bad Boy Chiller Crew/House Anxiety)

Bob Mould – ‘Blue Hearts’ (Merge)

Cayucas – ‘Blue Summer’ (Park The Van)

Deftones – ‘Ohms’ (Reprise)

Dyble Longdon – ‘Between A Breath And A Breath’ (English Electric Recordings)

Fleet Foxes – ‘Shore’ (Anti-)

Hen Ogledd – ‘Free Humans’ (Domino)

Idles – ‘Ultra Mono’ (Partisan)

Jamie Lenman – ‘King Of Clubs’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Lou Red – ‘New York (Deluxe Edition)’ (Warner)

Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ (Bad Boy/Interscope)

Marie Davidson / L’Œil Nu – ‘Renegade Breakdown’ (Ninja Tune)

Mint Field – ‘Sentimiento Mundial’ (Felte)

The Neighbourhood – ‘Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones’ (Columbia)

Night Shop – ‘The Fountain’ (Night Shop/Salinas Records)

The Ocean – ‘Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic/Cenozoic’ (Metal Blade)

Prince – ‘Sign O’ The Times (Super Deluxe)’ (NPG/Warner Bros)

Profligate – ‘Too Numb To Know’ (Wharf Cat)

Public Enemy – ‘What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?’ (Def Jam)

Rituals Of Mine – ‘Hype Nostalgia’ (Carpark Recordings)

The Rolling Stones – ‘Steel Wheels Live’ (Eagle Rock)

Sad13 – ‘Haunted Painting’ (Wax Nine)

Shy Boys – ‘Talk Loud’ (Polyvinyl)

Sleeper and Snake – ‘Fresco Shed’ (Upset The Rhythm)

Sufjan Stevens – ‘The Ascension’ (Asthmatic Kitty)

SuperM – ‘Super One – The 1st Album’ (SM Entertainment)

Surfer Blood – ‘Carefree Theatre’ (Kanine Records)

Thurston Moore – ‘By The Fire’ (Daydream Library)

Tim Heidecker – ‘Fear Of Death’ (Spacebomb Records)

Wax Chattels – ‘Clot’ (Captured Tracks)

Will Butler – ‘Generations’ (Merge)

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Staff Picks: Laura ‘Riot Goth’ Johnson

I’ve survived another year! In the process I’ve gained a few pounds and new friends, lost my voice after screeching along at numerous gigs and a shedload of money by spending way more than I should on fantastic records and merch.

It may be a sombre subject, but I didn’t feel I could reflect on the year without commenting on how I’ve been inspired by the strength of the victims who have stood up against their abusers within the music industry, and elsewhere, throughout this year, and many more prior. It is heartbreaking that we cannot go a day on Twitter without another instance surfacing, but I am glad that the true extent of the problem is finally beginning to be seen and challenged.

That being said, I refuse to let those awful humans detract from what has been an otherwise great year for new music. Check out what caused my ears to prick and heart to swell, Grinch-like, below.

ALBUMS

Alex Lahey – ‘I Love You Like A Brother’

Beth Ditto – ‘Fake Sugar’

Bully – ‘Losing’

Diet Cig – ‘I Swear I’m Good At This’

Downtown Boys – ‘Cost Of Living’

Idles – ‘Brutalism’

Japandroids – ‘Near To The Wild Heart Of Life’

Kamikaze Girls – ‘Seafoam’

Sacred Paws – ‘Strike A Match’

Weaves – ‘Wide Open’

Worriers – ‘Survival Pop’

GIGS

Beach Slang – The Exchange, Bristol – January 20

Petrol Girls – Le Pub, Newport – March 16

Idles – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – April 5

Meat Wave – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – April 24 (pictured at the top of the page)

Japandroids – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – May 6

Kamikaze Girls (supporting Gnarwolves) – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – May 17

HCBP (debut headline show) – The Moon, Cardiff – June 1

Sad13 – The Big Top, Cardiff – June 25

Ho99o9 (ArcTanGent Set) – Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin – August 18

HCBP (ArcTanGent Set) – Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin – August 19

Asphalt (Japan) – Le Public Space, Newport – August 28

Dead Arms/Twisted Ankle/ Eva Bartok/ Salt Bath – The Moon, Cardiff – September 15

Sacred Paws – Transport Club, Cardiff – September 22

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Bournemouth International Centre – September 24

Baby In Vain – The Moon, Cardiff – October 13

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – O2 Academy Bristol – December 1

Marilyn Manson – Newport Centre, Newport (Wales) – December 8

DIY Cardiff’s Third Birthday feat Apologies, I Have None/Kamikaze Girls/The Doublecross/Masts/Esuna- Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff – December 16

THE WORST OF ALL THE AWFUL BAND NAMES I’VE HEARD THIS YEAR

Yes Lad

Elephant Stone

Evil Triplet

Mr Irish Bastard

Bum Freak In Egypt

Exactly Violent Style

Rat In  A Bucket

Spunk Volcano and the Eruptors

Hello Moth

The Buttery Trio

Warcrab

Incontinence

Cocaine Piss

Mexican Chili Funeral Party

Drug Honky

Prosthetic Cunt

Corpsefucking Art

Egomunk

Henry Metal

Soul Enema

Terror Pigeon

Glory Hole Guillotine

Spiritual Bat

Teen Mortgage

Dildo’s Panda Fight

Bed Wettin Bad Boys

Infected

Torso Murder

Septic Flesh

Pile Of Priests

Cyanide Sundae

Infected Syren

Fistula

THE BEST OF THE AMAZING BAND NAMES I’VE HEARD THIS YEAR

Foetal Juice

Tyrannosorceress

Hallouminati

OTHER STUFF I’VE ENJOYED THIS YEAR

SONG: First Aid Kit – You Are The Problem Here

TV: Big Mouth

PODCAST: My Brother, My Brother And Me – I don’t listen to nearly enough podcasts so feel free to send me recommendations!

MERCH: Kamikaze Girls’ ‘Nervous Millennials’ t-shirt and ‘I’m not your fucking sweetheart mate’ tote bag.

FOOD: Red’s Devil Wing BBQ Sauce

DRINK: Almond Butter Crunch Shake from Anna Loka in Cardiff

COMEBACK: Me: “Dad, when you die if we cremate you we can put your ashes into a vinyl record of your favourite song if you want? A band called Idles did it recently!”

Dad: “Are you joking? I don’t want to be going around in circles forever!”

**You can find Laura on Twitter and Instagram

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This Week’s New Releases: A Tribe Called Quest, Olly Murs And Sleigh Bells

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What a week! A Tribe Called Quest are releasing their final record, Olly Murs is offering up album #5 and Sleigh Bells are finally following up 2013’s ‘Bitter Rivals’ with ‘Jessica Rabbit’. You’ve also got a Bob Dylan live album consisting of “every known recording” of his 1966 tours of the US, UK, Europe and Australia.

If none of that floats your boat, check out the rest of our pick of this week’s new releases below.

A Tribe Called Quest – ‘We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service’ (Epic)

Bob Dylan – ‘Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings’ (Columbia/Legacy)

Emeli Sandé – ‘Long Live The Angels’ (Virgin EMI)

Enigma – ‘The Fall Of A Rebel Angel’ (Decca)

Julia Ruzicka – ‘This Becomes Us’ (Prescription Music)

Martha Wainwright – ‘Goodnight City’ (PIAS)

Olly Murs – ’24 HRS’ (RCA)

Sad13 – ‘Slugger’ (Carpark Records)

Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Welcome To Sideways’ (Delicacies)

Simple Minds – ‘Simple Minds Acoustic’ (Caroline)

Sleigh Bells – ‘Jessica Rabbit’ (Lucky Number/Torn Clean)

Sting – ’57th & 9th’ (Polydor)

The Wave Pictures – ‘Bamboo Diner In The Rain (Moshi Moshi)

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