This Week’s New Releases: Suede, Rina Sawayama And The Mars Volta

This is the busiest week for new records we’ve had in a while. Suede have finally followed up 2018’s ‘The Blue Hour’, Rina Sawayama has dropped her sophomore LP, and The Mars Volta have returned with their first new album in a decade. Ringo Starr has also put out a four-track EP.

In the mood for something else? Head below.

Behemoth – ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’ (Nuclear Blast)

Bent Arcana – ‘Live Zebulon’ (Castle Face)

The Beths – ‘Expert In A Dying Field’ (Carpark)

Clutch – ‘Sunrise On Slaughter Beach’ (Weathermaker)

Creedence Clearwater Revival – ‘At The Royal Albert Hall (April 14, 1970)’ (Concord)

Death Cab For Cutie – ‘Asphalt Meadows’ (Atlantic)

The Devil Wears Prada – ‘Color Decay’ (Solid State)

Djo – ‘Decide’ (Djo/AWAL)

ELIZA – ‘A Sky Without Stars’ (LOG OFF/ Different Recordings)

Fletcher – ‘Girl Of My Dreams’ (Capitol/EMI)

Hauser – ‘The Player’ (Hauser/Masterworks/Sony Music)

Jesca Hoop – ‘Order Of Romance’ (Memphis Industries)

Jessie Reyez – ‘Yessie’ (Polydor)

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – ‘Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years’ (Casbah/Dark Horse/BMG)

Kings Elliot – ‘Bored Of The Circus’ EP (Verve)

Lang Lang – ‘The Disney Book’ (Deutsche Grammophon)

LeAnn Rimes – ‘God’s Work’ (EverLe Records/Thirty Tigers)

Lissie – ‘Carving Canyons’ (Lionboy)

Little Big Town – ‘Mr. Sun’ (Capitol Records Nashville/UMG)

Little Dragon – ‘Opening The Door’ EP (Ninja Tune)

Maggie Lindemann – ‘SUCKERPUNCH’ (Swixxzaudio)

Marcus Mumford – ‘(self-titled)’ (Capitol/UMG)

Marina Allen – ‘Centrifics’ (Fire Records)

The Mars Volta – ‘The Mars Volta’ (Clouds Hill)

Marxist Love Disco Ensemble – ‘MLDE’ (Mr. Bongo)

Michelle Branch – ‘The Trouble With Fever’ (Audio Eagle/Nonesuch)

Mura Masa – ‘Demon Time’ (Polydor)

NCT 127 – ‘2 Baddies’ (SM Entertainment)

No Age – ‘People Helping People’ (Drag City)

No Devotion – ‘No Oblivion’ (Equal Vision)

Noah Cyrus – ‘The Hardest Part’ (Records/Columbia)

Ondara – ‘Spanish Villager No. 3’ (Verve Forecast)

Rina Sawayama – ‘Hold The Girl’ (Dirty Hit)

Ringo Starr – ‘EP3’ (UMG)

Smith/Kotzen – ‘Better Days…And Nights (Live)’ (BMG)

Status Quo – ‘Quo’ing In – The Best Of The Noughties’ (earMUSIC)

Steve Aoki – ‘HiROQUEST: Genesis’ (DJ Kid Millionaire Ltd)

Suede – ‘Autofiction’ (BMG)

Turin Brakes – ‘Wide-Eyed Nowhere’ (Cooking Vinyl)

What So Not – ‘Anomaly’ (Counter)

Whitney – ‘Spark’ (Secretly Canadian)

Wunderhorse – ‘Cub’ (Communion)

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Top Tickets This Week: AJ Tracey, James, Imelda May, Status Quo, Fatboy Slim, The Libertines, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Katherine Ryan and more

AJ Tracey

AJ Tracey has announced the Flu Game Tour for November, with arena shows lined up in Dublin, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and London, where he’ll take over the O2 Arena. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 23. The trek shares its name with Tracey’s second album, released last week (April 16).

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James will return to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on September 9, with tickets for the show on general sale at 9am on April 23. They’re also due to appear at Playground Weekender, Deer Shed FestivalNeighbourhood Weekender and the Isle of Wight Festival, and will hit the road for a UK and Ireland arena tour with Happy Mondays in the autumn.

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Imelda May

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The Dublin singer-songwriter will embark on her Made To Love Tour in 2022, kicking off on April 4 at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and wrapping up with three homecoming performances at Vicar Street on May 13, 14 and 15. The gigs mark her first proper trek in over five years and will support her sixth LP, ’11 Past The Hour’, released last week (April 16) via Decca Records. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 23.

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Status Quo

The legendary British rockers, who put out ‘Backbone’ in 2019, will call in Belfast, Dublin, Hull, Stockton, Liverpool, Birmingham, Southend, Ipswich, Leicester, Guildford, Manchester, Cardiff, Oxford and Bath between February 27 and March 18. Tickets go on sale at 10am on April 23.

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Fatboy Slim

The Brighton DJ and producer will take over the Telegraph Building in Belfast on October 23 to help celebrate events promoter Shine’s 25th Birthday. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 23. He’ll also headline Blackpool Rocks on June 26, with tickets on sale at 9am on April 23.

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The Libertines

The band will now kick off their Giddy Up A Ding-Dong Tour at Margate’s Winter Gardens on November 20. They’ll also hit the O2 Academy Leicester on December 7. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 23.

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the group will now hit the road in summer 2022, beginning with a new stop at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena on June 26. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 23.

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Katherine Ryan

Due to demand, the Canadian comedian and star of Netflix show The Duchess has added 12 new dates to her Missus Tour. She’ll now also call in Doncaster, Manchester, Worthing, Milton Keynes, Llandudno, Bromley, Hastings, Brighton, Norwich, Torquay, Peterborough and Grimsby during spring 2022. Tickets go on sale at 10am on April 23.

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Also announced this week:

  • Culture Club have lined up four Heritage Live shows for the summer.
  • Nile Rodgers and CHIC will top the bill at Hampton Court Palace Festival on August 22, following a newly announced third performance by Tom Jones the day before.
  • Django Django have announced plans to tour the UK and Europe this autumn.
  • Waterparks have rescheduled their See You In The Future Tour of the UK to 2022.
  • Feeder have confirmed a summer date at Newport’s Tredeger Park.
  • Gemma Collins has announced The GC’s Big Night Out Tour for October.

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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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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On This Day In Music: Farewell Rick Parfitt

On December 24, 2016 Rick Parfitt died aged 68. The Status Quo guitarist, who had suffered a series of health problems including a quadruple heart bypass in 1997, passed away in hospital in Spain as a result of a severe infection following complications to a shoulder injury.

Let’s celebrate his life by rocking out extra hard this Christmas Eve!

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Black Friday Deals: Stone Sour, Creeper, At The Drive In, Five Finger Death Punch, Bill Bailey, John Bishop and more…

Stereoboard have pulled together over 100 deals across music, sport, theatre and family events for this year’s Black Friday sales. Here are some of our top picks, but check out Ticketmaster for many more. Offers are subject to availability until Monday November 24.


STONE SOUR – 2-4-1 Tickets

Stone Sour will hit UK arenas this winter in support of their latest album, ‘Hydrograd’, which arrived this summer through Roadrunner Records, with stops confirmed in Birmingham, Leeds, Brighton, Cardiff and Glasgow plus two shows at the O2 Academy in London. Support will come from the Pretty Reckless on all dates.




CREEPER – 2-4-1 Tickets

The goth-punks will be joined by special guests Nervus, Microwave and Can’t Swim at shows in Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, London and Manchester before a homecoming date at Southampton’s O2 Guildhall as part of their tour supporting ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’, which was released in March through Roadrunner Records.




AT THE DRIVE IN – 2-4-1 Tickets

At The Drive In, who released ‘in·ter a·li·a’ back in the spring, will call in London, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow in March as part of a European tour, following up their current arena support run with Royal Blood.





The Las Vegas metallers will return to the UK just before Christmas, with arena shows planned in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and London, where they’ll play the SSE Arena, Wembley. Support comes from In Flames and Of Mice and Men.




ESCAPE THE FATE – 2-4-1 Tickets

Escape The Fate will tour the UK in January and February, calling at Belfast’s Oh Yeah Music Center, the Garage in Glasgow, Manchester Academy, Bristol’s Thekla, KOKO in London and Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms.

The band, ho returned to the studio earlier this year to start work on their sixth album, will be joined by Set To Stun on all dates with Palisades joining the bill in London and Nottingham.



EXTREME – 2-4-1 Tickets

The rockers will follow December dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol with a night at the O2 Academy Brixton in London. Dan Reed Network will open.




SIKTH – 2-4-1 Tickets

SikTh, who released ‘The Future in Whose Eyes?’ in June, will be joined by Press To Meco and Devil Sold His Soul on their UK tour this December.

The Watford-based band will headline in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Belfast and London, where they will play their 2006 album ‘Death of a Dead Day’ in full at KOKO.



MY NAME IS PRINCE – 2-4-1 Tickets

My Name is Prince, the first official exhibition about Prince, has taken over the O2 Arena in London until January 7.





STATUS QUO – 50% Off Tickets

Status Quo will bring their Plugged In – Live And Rockin’ tour to Manchester, Sheffield, Cardiff, Reading, Bournemouth, Wolverhampton, Glasgow, Newcastle and London between November 26 and December 8.

The legendary British rockers played what was meant to be their last ever electric shows across Europe in October and November last year, prior to the death of guitarist Rick Parfitt last December.



BILL BAILEY – 50% Off Tickets

Bill Bailey will will bring his Larks In Transit tour to venues across the UK between the end of January and mid June.





JOHN BISHOP – 50% Off Tickets

John Bishop has extended his Winging It tour into 2018 with new dates in Sheffield, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham, Brighton, Derby and Liverpool in January, February, March and April.




JASON MANFORD – 50% Off Tickets

The Comedian will bring his Muddle Class stand up tour to venues across the UK in 2018.





MILTON JONES – 50% Off Tickets

Milton Jones will embark on his Out There tour this December.





AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – Save up to 52%

Award-winning Broadway musical, about love, hope and living your dreams, has taken the West End by storm, with standing ovations from the public and a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from UK critics.




THRILLER LIVE – Save up to 48%

Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, Thriller – Live is a spectacular, high-octane show celebrating the career of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.

To bring the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of the Jackson’s greatest hits to life on stage, Thriller Live includes eye-popping multi-media effects and dazzling choreography by the show’s award-winning director Gary Lloyd, who has previously worked with artists including Leona Lewis, Will Young, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud. Additional choreography is by five-time MTV award-winner LaVelle Smith Jnr.



WICKED – No Booking Fee

Wicked is the re-imagining of one of history’s most beloved stories, The Wizard of Oz, into what has become the 17th longest-running shows in London’s theatre history.

Described as ‘modern classic’ of the West End, Wicked has been running at London’s Apollo Theatre since 2006, and continues to captivate audiences to this day, reaching over eight million in London alone, and picking up over 100 major awards globally.




South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone teamed up with Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez to produce this award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon.

The proud owner of nine Tony Awards and four Olivier Awards, including Best Musical for both, features the story of two young Mormon missionaries heading out on a preaching trip to Africa.



42nd Street – No Booking Fee

It’s Broadway’s biggest show and it’s on the West End’s biggest stage!

Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton makes her West End debut in the all singing, high-kicking musical extravaganza 42nd Street.

A song and dance musical sensation, 42nd Street is the American dream fable of Broadway, the understudy thrust into the limelight during the sudden indisposition of the leading lady.


Bilboa BBK Live 2018, Spain – Save 10% on Package Ticket (Use Code FEST10 at Checkout)

Benicassim 2018, Spain – Save 10% on Package Ticket (Use Code FEST10 at Checkout)

NOS Alive’18, Portugal  – Save 10% on Package Ticket (Use Code FEST10 at Checkout)

Secret Solstice 2018, Iceland – Save 30% on Ticket (Use Code FEST30 at Checkout)

Don’t forget to check out Stereoboard, Ticketmaster and Festicket for more Black Friday deals across music, sport, theatre and family events!

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On This Day In Music: Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt Was Born

On October 12, 1948 Rick Parfitt, guitarist for Status Quo, was born. Sadly, he died on December 24, 2016 aged 68. He passed away in hospital in Spain as a result of a severe infection following complications to a shoulder injury.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Deadmau5, South West Four Festival, The Killers, British Summer Time Hyde Park, Foals, Citadel Festival, Little Mix And Status Quo


Deadmau5 will headline the Sunday night of London’s South West Four festival with Marco Carola, the Martinez Brothers, Gareth Emery, Nicky Romero and more joining his on the bill at Clapham Common on August 27. Further acts are to be announced in the coming months, while tickets are on pre-sale at 9am on January 25, prior to general sale at 9am the following day, priced £49.50 plus fees.

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The Killers have been confirmed as the final headliner of this year’s Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park series. The Las Vegas quartet will give fans an early glimpse of material from their upcoming new album at London’s Hyde Park on July 8 with special guests Elbow, Tears For Fears and White Lies. Tickets for the show are on pre-sale at 9am on January 25, prior to general sale at 9am on January 27, prices start at £59.90 plus fees.

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Foals will headline London’s Citadel Festival at Victoria Park on July 16, with their set representing a UK festival exclusive. Tickets are on pre-sale at 12pm on January 27, prior to general sale at 12pm on January 30, priced at £39.50 plus fees.

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Little Mix have added a show at the Twickenham Stoop to their Summer Shout Out tour plans, with the group set to perform at the home of Harlequins rugby club on June 25. Tickets are on pre-sale now, prior to general sale at 9am on January 27, priced £35.00/£50.00 plus fees.

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Status Quo have announced Aquostic Live shows at York’s Barbican and the UEA in Norwich on June 21 and 25, respectively. Tickets for the York date are on pre-sale now, prior to general sale at 9am on January 27, priced £45.00 plus fees.

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Check back for further details on pre-sale tickets and offers as and when we receive them.

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Green Day Top Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


So, Green Day have managed it, they’ve knocked festival favourites Biffy Clyro off the top spot and down to #6.  Completing the rest of the top five we have Olly MursFrankie ValliJustin Bieber and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

This week we welcome some new names to the chart, including Lucy SpragganThe Next StepJimmy Eat WorldMarvel Universe LiveShawn Mendes and Christine and the Queens, among others. The new blood has meant we’ve had to say goodbye to some acts, but we’ve still got some familiar faces who are holding firm in the top 20,  such as The CureCatfish and the BottlemenTwenty One Pilots and Dave Chappelle.

We’ve had a big re-jig this week, so it’s anyone’s guess as to what next week’s chart will look like, especially considering there are tickets going on sale for Elton JohnKorn (co-headline with Limp Bizkit), Bon IverThe Pretty Reckless and Taking Back Sunday.  Check back in with us to see if any of them manage to steal the #1 spot from the punk trio.

1. Green Day
2. Olly Murs
3. Frankie Valli
4. Justin Bieber
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Biffy Clyro
7. Lucy Spraggan
8. Twenty One Pilots
9. The Next Step
10. The Cure
11. Jimmy Eat World
12. The Courteeners
13. Marvel Universe Live
14. Dave Chappelle
15. Billy Joel
16. Shawn Mendes
17. David Gilmour
18. Catfish and the Bottlemen
19. Christine and the Queens
20. Status Quo

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Elton John

2. Korn (co-headline with Limp Bizkit)

3. Bon Iver

4. The Pretty Reckless

5. Taking Back Sunday

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The Next Step Hold On To #1 Spot On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


The Next Step have managed to hold onto the top spot on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for another week. Beating off competition from ColdplayBruce Springsteen, AC/DC and Adele, who are this week at #2, #3, #4 and #5, respectively.

Climbing the chart this week are Jeff Lynnes ELOMuseThe Tenderloins and David Gilmour, among others. While new to the chart are Seasick SteveThe EnemyThe Saw DoctorsKenny RogersJustin Bieber and James.

In the next week we’ve got some big names going on sale, including Donny OsmondArt GarfunkelBeckStatus Quo and Stereophonics.  Will any of them step up and knock the Neck Step off the #1 spot? Check back in with us next week to find out.

1. The Next Step
2. Coldplay
3. Bruce Springsteen
4. AC/DC
5. Adele
6. Jeff Lynnes ELO
7. Muse
8. Stevie Wonder
9. The Tenderloins
10. Beyonce
11. Little Mix
12. David Gilmour
13. Seasick Steve
14. Rod Stewart
15. Justin Bieber
16. Kenny Rogers
17. Kygo
18. The Enemy
19. The Saw Doctors
20. James

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Donny Osmond

2. Art Garfunkel

3. Beck

4. Status Quo

5. Stereophonics

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Top Tours This Week!!


Status Quo

Status Quo have lined up dates for their final electric tour, with arena shows in Nottingham, Bournemouth, London, Brighton, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Liverpool between December 8 and 23. REO Speedwagon will open.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on March 24, priced at £46.00 and £48.00, plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello will play their 2005 album, ‘Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike’, in full, at London’s KOKO on July 26 and 27.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 25, priced at £30.00 plus fees.

Biffy Clyro

The trio will be joined by special guests Fall Out Boy for their biggest headline show to date at this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions in Bellahouston Park on August 27.
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Tickets are on sale now, priced at £45.00 plus fees.

The Cribs

The Wakefield trio will be joined by Thurston Moore, Pulled Apart By Horses and Menace Beach at Leeds’ Millennium Square on July 22.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 24, priced at £22.50 plus fees.

Fetty Wap

Having put out his eponymous debut album last September, the New Jersey hip hop artist will hit up Birmingham’s O2 Institute on May 27 before heading to the Eventim Apollo in London two days later.
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Tickets are on sale now, priced from £25.00 plus fees.

Also announced this week, so far

Airbourne, Mike And The Mechanics, The Last Shadow Puppets, Tom Jones, Jeremy Loops, Slow Club, Architects, PAWS, Julia Holter, Afrika Bambaataa, Chris Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Har Mar Superstar, Collie Buddz, K Stewart, Devlin, Samm Henshaw, Elvis Depressedly, Alvarez Kings, Sarah Blasko, St Paul And The Broken Bones, The Oh Hellos, Sam Beam And Jesca Hoop, Beverley Knight, Vallis Alps, The Red Paintings, Joseph Arthur, Laura Doggett and many more!

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