Pre-Sale Tickets: Snoop Dogg Announces I Wanna Thank Me UK And Ireland Arena Tour

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Snoop Dogg has announced the UK and Ireland leg of his I Wanna Thank Me Tour, with arena shows confirmed in Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Leeds, London, and Birmingham during April.

Pre-sale tickets for select dates are available from 9am on October 4, prior to general sale at 9am on October 7.

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Things We Love This Week: Boygenius, Snoop Dogg, Sharon Van Etten

Alas, your favourite columnist is back in work after a hedonistic, magical and other-worldly weekend at Green Man. She’s knackered, covered in bruises, and is also going through the classic post-festival flu. Cheer her up by reading about the things she has lovingly conjured up for you.


Boygenius is the brainchild of three badass musicians taking the indie-rock world by storm. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus are teaming up for a new EP under the moniker, and early signs are that it couldn’t be better. Listen to three new tracks – each fronted by one of the artists in their individual styles, yet combining for a sound they all deliver impeccably – below.

Snoop Dogg – From Crook to Cook

Snoop Dogg is releasing a cookbook. Not the first rapper to release culinary literature, he follows in the footsteps of 2 Chainz and Kelis, but From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen will feature over 50 recipes from fine dining to wholesome favourites, and of course some snacks to satisfy those munchies. Oh – and of course, a recipe for gin and juice.

Sharon Van Etten covering LCD Soundsystem

As part of the BBC Proms’ annual concert series, Van Etten performed a version of New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down: fitting with the theme of celebrating a modern New York. The concert also saw sets from serpentwithfeet and Hercules and the Love Affair.

Van Etten’s recreation holds up her casual singing style against a full orchestral backdrop, rising into a huge moment of applause for the iconic song. Watch below.

Happy bank holiday weekend!

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This Week’s New Releases: The Decemberists, Snoop Dogg And Stone Temple Pilots

Spring has sprung and along with it has come a buttload of new records. The Decemberists have followed up 2015’s ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World’ LP and ‘florasongs’ EP, Snoop Dogg has released a gospel album, and Stone Temple Pilots have put out their first full-length with new singer Jeff Gutt, who follows in the footsteps of the late Chester Bennington and Scott Weiland.

If none of that tickles your fancy head below to check out some more of this week’s new releases.

Alexandra Burke – ‘The Truth Is’ (Decca)

Black Foxxes – ‘Reiði’ (Spinefarm)

Casey – ‘Where I Go When I Am Sleeping’ (Hassle Records)

Creep Show – ‘Mr Dynamite’ (Bella Union)

The Decemberists – ‘I’ll Be Your Girl’ (Rough Trade)

Fat Boy Slim – ‘You’ve Come A Long Way Baby’ (20th Anniversary Reissue)(BMG)

Fickle Friends – ‘You Are Someone Else’ (Polydor)

The Fratellis – ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Hot Snakes – ‘Jericho Sirens’ (Sub Pop)

JB Dunckel – ‘H+’ (Jive Epic)

Kim Wilde – ‘Here Come The Aliens’ (Wildeflower Records)

The Magic Gang – ‘The Magic Gang’ (Yala!/Warner Bros)

Mount Eerie – ‘Now Only’ (P.W. Elverum & Sun)

Nakhane – ‘You Will Not Die’ (BMG)

Scotty McCreery – ‘Seasons Change’ (Triple Tigers)

Snoop Dogg – ‘Bible Of Love’ (All The Time Entertainment)

Sorority Noise – ‘YNA_AYT’ (Triple Crown Records)

Stone Temple Pilots – ‘Stone Temple Pilots’ (Rhino)

Various Artists – ‘Love, Simon’ (OST) (Columbia)

Yo La Tengo – ‘There’s A Riot Going On’ (Matador)

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This Week’s New Releases: Weezer, Julien Baker And Stereophonics

This week, as has become the norm, we’ve got a massively mixed bag. Weezer have put out the follow up to last year’s ‘White Album’, Stereophonics have followed up 2015’s ‘Keep The Village Alive’ and Julien Baker has offered up her sophomore LP. Oh, and Fever Ray has returned with a new album, having only announced it yesterday.

Still not enough for ya? There’s plenty more to check out below.

Baxter Dury – ‘Prince Of Tears’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Bootsy Collins – ‘World Wide Funk’ (Mascot Records)

Fever Ray – ‘Plunge’ (Rabid Records)

George Maple – ‘Lover’ (Virgin EMI)

Gord Downie – ‘Introduce Yerself’ (Arts & Crafts/Caroline)

Gregory Porter – ‘Nat King Cole And Me’ (Blue Note/Decca)

Hollywood Undead – ‘Five’ (BMG)

Jamie Lenman – ‘Devolver’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Jayce Lewis – ‘Million’ (Caroline)

John Maus – ‘Screen Memories’ (Ribbon)

Julien Baker – ‘Turn Out The Lights’ (Matador)

Kelly Clarkson – ‘Meaning Of Live’ (Atlantic)

Majid Jordan – ‘The Space Between’ (Parlophone)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe – ‘Together Again’ (Decca)

MØ – ‘When I Was Young’ EP

Out Lines – ‘Conflats’ (Rock Action)

Slaughter Beach, Dog – ‘Birdie’ (Big Scary Monsters/Lame-O Records)

Sleeping With Sirens – ‘Live & Acoustic from NYC’ (Warner Bros.)

Snoop Dogg – ‘Make America Crip Again’ (Doggystyle Records/EMPIRE)

Stereophonics – ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ (Parlophone)

Strange Hellos – ‘Chromatic’ (Brilliance Records)

Theory Of A Dead Man – ‘Wake Up Call’ (Roadrunner)

Tourist – ‘Wash’ EP

Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Beach House 3’ (Atlantic)

The Used – ‘The Canyon’ (Hopeless Records)

Weezer – ‘Pacific Daydream’ (Crush Music)

Will Joseph Cook – ‘If You Want To Make Money’ EP

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This Week’s New Releases: Snoop Dogg, Linkin Park And The Mountain Goats

This week you really are spoilt for choice. Snoop Dogg has followed up last year’s ‘Coolaid’, Linkin Park are back with ‘One More Light’, which features appearances by Pusha T, Stormzy and Kiiara, and The Mountain Goats have released ‘Goths’, the follow up to 2015’s ‘Beat The Champ’.

None of that tickle your fancy? There’s plenty more to check out below!

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) – ‘Shake the Shudder’ (Warp)

Aldous Harding – ‘Party’ (4AD)

(Sandy) Alex G – ‘Rocket’ (Domino)

Biters – ‘The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be’ (Earache Records)

DragonForce – ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ (EarMUSIC via Absolute)

Erasure – ‘World Be Gone’ (Mute)

Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G – ‘The King & I’ (Rhino)

Jane Weaver – ‘Modern Kosmology’ (Fire Records)

The Kooks – ‘The Best Of…So Far’ (Virgin EMI)

Land of Talk – ‘Life After Youth’ (Saddle Creek)

Linkin Park – ‘One More Light’ (Warner Bros)

MisterWives – ‘Connect The Dots’ (Republic/Virgin)

The Mountain Goats – ‘Goths’ (Merge)

Papa Roach – ‘Crooked Teeth’ (Eleven Seven)

Pokey LaFarge – ‘Manic Revelations’ (Decca)

Pumarosa – ‘The Witch’ (Fiction)

Snoop Dogg – ‘Neva Left’ (Doggystyle Records/Empire)

Thomas Wynn & The Believers – ‘Wade Waist Deep’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Wavves – ‘You’re Welcome’ (Ghost Ramp)

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This Week’s New Releases: Good Charlotte, Michael Kiwanuka And Björk


If, as they say, “variety is the spice of life”, then this week things are off-the scales hot! We’ve got Good Charlotte returning with their first record in six years, Michael Kiwanuka offering up his sophomore LP and Björk putting out a live version of her 2015 album ‘Vulnicura’.

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

Amanda And Jack Palmer – ‘You Got Me Singing’ (8ft. Records)

Björk – ‘Vulnicura Live’ (One Little Indian)

Clams Casino – ’32 Levels’ (Columbia)

Good Charlotte – ‘Youth Authority’ (MDDN)

Jeff Beck – ‘Loud Hailer’ (ATCO/Rhino)

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Love & Hate’ (Polydor)

NeedToBreathe – ‘H A R D L O V E’ (Atlantic)

Snoop Dogg – ‘Coolaid’ (SPV/Caroline)

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Jess Glynne and Snoop Dogg!

Both Jess Glynne and Snoop Dogg were born on October 20, in 1989 and 1971 respectively. Happy birthday!

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This Week’s New Releases: Paul Weller, Róisín Murphy And Snoop Dogg


This week is definitely a mixed bag of releases. Paul Weller offers up ‘Saturn’s Pattern’, his first new LP in three years and 12th overall, Róisín Murphy returns with ‘Hairless Toys’ and Snoop Dogg puts out the much anticipated, Pharrell-produced, ‘Bush’. Meanwhile, check out the rest of the week’s new releases below.

Paul Weller – ‘Saturn’s Pattern’ (Parlophone)

Róisín Murphy – ‘Hairless Toys’ (Play It Again Sam)

Snoop Dogg – ‘Bush’ (Columbia Records)

David Duchovny – ‘Hell Or Highwater’ (ThinkSay Music)

Leonard Cohen – ‘Can’t Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour’ (Columbia Records)

Surfer Blood – ‘1000 Palms’ (Fierce Panda Records)

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