Things We Love This Week: Waxahatchee, Benjamin Clementine and Flo Morrissey, Stormzy

Hello once again young Padawans, how are you this fine day? We hope your week has been full of awesome music and general musical things. If it hasn’t, we are here to help. Read on!

Waxahatchee

Katie Crutchfield is back! We were graced with the latest cut from her new album this week. Lilacs is a delightful number perfect for taking your mind off that horrible Storm Dennis bloke that won’t leave anyone alone.

Lilacs is a folk-tinged indie-pop song with subtle elements of country melodies, reminding us of warm summers with a twinkling guitar line recalling the reflection of sunshine on water. Its video is a DIY profile of a dancer practicing in a huge warehouse. Despite the large space, the wonky close ups give the whole clip a really intimate, loving feel.

Waxahatchee will support the album with a previously confirmed spring North American tour, and newly announced summer European and UK shows. Tickets are on sale now.

Benjamin Clementine and Flo Morrissey

There ain’t nothing better than a couple making music together. It’s a life goal that’s dear to my heart, which is why Benjamin Clementine and Flo Morrissey’s new project really **ahem** strikes a chord.

Calm Down by the Clementines features vocals from both wife and husband, with the former providing a smooth, agile voice and the latter taking on vintage recording effects. The song as a whole continues this retro production in its melodies and arpeggios, which sound like something taken from the 1950s.

The track will be part of a larger body of work, but no further details have been revealed. However, we can resolutely confirm that so far it’s really, really nice.

Stormzy

Lastly, the biggest news story of the year so far. Stormzy has been awarded a Greggs Black Card. What does this mean, I hear you cry? What does this symbolise? Well, mainly, pastries FOR LIFE. The bakery chain’s Black Card service allows next-level VIPs to order Greggs whenever, and wherever they want with an exclusive concierge service. It’s strictly invite only though, which is bad news for us mere mortals.

This all happened after the Brit Awards earlier this week, at which the grime artist won the prize for Best Male Solo Artist, and received nominations for British Album and British Single. Check out the full winners list here.

In other news, Stormzy has just deleted his entire social media presence… Spooky. We hope you’re all good, Michael. For now, watch this epic clip of his performance at the awards on Tuesday. Fancy some tour dates, too?

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This Week’s New Releases: Stormzy, Harry Styles And Stone Stour

This will be our last new releases blog post of 2019. As things wind down for Christmas, so do we. Lucky we’ve got some whoppers to finish the year with then isn’t it?!

Stone Sour have shared their first live record, while Stormzy has put out the follow-up to his Mercury Prize-winning debut and Harry Styles has dropped his second solo LP.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Blake Shelton – ‘Fully Loaded: God’s Country’ (Warner)

Duster – ‘Duster’ (Muddguts)

Free Nationals – ‘Free Nationals’ (OBE Empire)

Harry Styles – ‘Fine Line’ (Columbia)

KAYTRANADA – ‘Bubba’ (RCA)

Pink Floyd – ‘Later Years [Box Set]’ (Sony)

Stone Sour – ‘Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno'(Cooking Vinyl)

Stormzy – ‘Heavy Is The Head’ (Atlantic/Merky)

YFN Lucci – ‘HIStory’ (Think It’s A Game/Warner)

We’ll see you in the new year with more new music!

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Taylor Swift, Stormzy, Michael Bublé, Dua Lipa, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Pearl Jam, Faith No More, Deep Purple, All Points East Feat. Kraftwerk, Gerry Cinnamon, Michael Bolton, Jeff Dunham and more

Taylor Swift

The pop superstar is the latest headliner announced for next year’s BST Hyde Park, topping the bill at Hyde Park in London on July 11, with special guests to be announced in due course. Tickets go on general sale at 9am GMT on December 6.

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Stormzy

The grime star will bring his H.I.T.H. World Tour to Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bournemouth and London, where he’s lined up two nights at the O2 Arena on September 3 and 4, marking his first solo shows in the city since his three-night stand at the O2 Academy Brixton in 2017. The tour takes its name from the MC’s upcoming album, ‘Heavy Is The Head’, which is out on December 13. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 6.

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Michael Bublé

The Canadian vocalis has announced a run of shows at outdoor venues for the second UK leg of his An Evening With Tour. The new dates supporting 2018’s ‘Love’ kicks off on July 24 at Bath’s Royal Crescent and runs until August 7, wrapping up at Hove First Central County Cricket Ground. Head here for pre-sale tickets. Tickets go on general sale at 9am December 6.

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Dua Lipa

The pop vocalist will hit the road in support of her new album, ‘Future Nostalgia’, due out next year, with stops confirmed in London, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow and Dublin between May 26 and June 19. Her plans also include stops across mainland Europe, with tickets for all dates on general sale at 9am on December 6.

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5 Seconds Of Summer

The Australian pop-rock quartet will return to the UK and Ireland in May for arena shows in Dublin, Belfast, London, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Liverpool as part of the European leg of their No Shame 2020 Tour. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 6.

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Pearl Jam

The Seattle grunge legends will be joined by Pixies and White Reaper at Hyde Park, London on July 10, for their only UK show of the year as part of the BST Hyde Park series. Tickets go on general sale from 10am on December 7.

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Faith No More

The experimental rock band fronted by Mike Patton will play Manchester’s O2 Apollo, O2 Academy Glasgow, O2 Academy Birmingham and the O2 Academy Brixton in London between June 10 and 16. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 6.

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Deep Purple

The legendary British rock band will be joined by Blue Öyster Cult at Manchester Arena, London’s O2 Arena, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Leeds’ First Direct Arena, and Birmingham Arena. The new dates are part of The Long Goodbye Tour which kicked off in 2017 and stopped off in Europe, North America and Japan. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 6.

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All Points East featuring Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk will play a 50th anniversary show at next year’s All Points East in London, taking over the main East Stage with digital surround sound, 3D animations and robotics on May 29. They’ll be preceded by sets from Iggy Pop, Johnny Marr, the Orb, Chromatics, Anna Calvi, Kim Gordon, Grandmaster Flash, Jehnny Beth and John Maus, with more still to be announced.

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Gerry Cinnamon

The Scottish singer-songwriter will perform at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, Cardiff Castle, Brighton Centre, Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena, Alexandra Palace in London, Manchester Arena and Cork’s Irish Independent Park ahead of his previously announced hometown show at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on July 18. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 6.

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Michael Bolton

The American singer has lined up 13 shows during October and November, including stops at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, Hull’s Bonus Arena, Brighton Centre, Glasgow’s SEC Armadillo, Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 6.

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Jeff Dunham

The American ventriloquist will bring his Seriously? Tour to Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, London’s O2 Arena, and Leeds’ First Direct Arena between May 13 and 17. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 6.

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Also announced this week:

Robbie Williams, UB40, Dionne Warwick, Billy Ocean, Orbital, Simple Minds, Luke Evans, Noel Gallagher, Rick Astley, Polaris, Jack Savoretti, the Undertones, the Australian Pink Floyd Show, the Rifles, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Carly Rae Jepson, Diana Ross, McFly, Van Morrison, David Gray, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Paw Patrol Live!, Sinead O’Connor, the National, the Libertines, AMP London, the Hoosiers, John Grant, Rachel Parris, Phil X and the Drills, Fontaines DC and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Nick Cave, Lewis Capaldi, Marina, TRNSMT Feat. Stormzy, Catfish and The Bottlemen and George Ezra, One OK Rock, Hozier, Jack Whitehall and more

The legendary Rod Stewart has added arena shows in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham to his autumn tour plans, while original shock-rocker Alice Cooper will take over arenas in October for his The Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back Tour. There’s also shows announced by Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, who puts out his long-awaited second album in March, as well as Scottish musician Lewis Capaldi, who’ll embark on his biggest headline tour to date following the release of his debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ this spring.

Marina, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, will support her new record with a spring UK tour, while the prodigious musical genius Nick Cave will bring an evening of talk and music to intimate venues in June. Alexisonfire are back with a new track, Familiar Drugs, plus a headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Japan’s One OK Rock, meanwhile, will bring their Eye Of The Storm Tour to Manchester and London this spring as part of a wider European trek in support of the recently released album of the same name. Lastly, fresh from hosting this week’s Brit Awards, comedian Jack Whitehall has announced his Stood Up UK and Ireland tour for November and December.

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart has added new shows at Manchester Arena on November 23, the First Direct Arena in Leeds on December 11 and Arena Birmingham on December 13 to his autumn UK tour plans. The legendary vocalist, who released ‘Blood Red Roses’ last year, also has open air concerts lined up throughout summer. Tickets for the three new dates go on general sale at 9am on February 22, priced from £55.00 plus booking fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Alice Cooper

Iconic shock-rocker will bring his Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back Tour to arenas in Manchester, Leeds, Brighton, Birmingham, Cardiff, Aberdeen for the first time ever, and London, where he’ll take over the O2 Arena on October 10. Support on all dates will come from the Stranglers and the MC50, original frontman Wayne Kramer’s celebration of 50 years of the MC5’s ‘Kick Out The Jams’ album. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced from £40.00 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Nick Cave

The Godfather of Goth has announced that he will bring his Conversations With Nick Cave Tour to the UK in June with stops lined up in Cardiff, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Nottingham, Liverpool and Brighton. Tickets are on sale now, priced £30.00/£75.00 plus fees.

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Lewis Capaldi

The Scottish singer-songwriter will embark on his biggest headline tour to date in November, following the spring release of his debut album, ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’. Stops include a huge show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton and two homecoming dates at the O2 Academy Glasgow. He also calls in Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Norwich, and Edinburgh. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced £19.50/£22.50 plus fees.

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Marina

Marina, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, will accompany the release of her fourth album ‘LOVE + FEAR’ with a spring UK tour. Her plans also include North American dates in the autumn. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced £25.00/£30.00 plus booking fees.

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TRNSMT Festival with Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and George Ezra

Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and George Ezra lead the first annoucement for this year’s TRNSMT, with Gerry Cinnamon, Years and Years, Example, Mabel, Bastille, Richard Ashcroft, DMA’s, Sigrid, Sundara Karma, Sam Fender, Snow Patrol, Jess Glynne, the Kooks, and more set to perform at Glasgow Green between July 12 and July 14. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 22, priced from £59.50 plus fees.

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One OK Rock

The Japanese rock band will bring their Eye Of The Storm Tour to Manchester’s O2 Ritz and London’s Roundhouse in May. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced from £29.50 plus fees.

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Hozier

The Irish singer-songwriter will tour the UK this autumn in support of his long-awaited second album, ‘Wasteland, Baby!’, which is set to arrive on March 1. Hozier also performs at Cork’s Irish Independent Park and Belfast’s Ormeau Park as part of the Belsonic series in June. Tickets for the tour, meanwhile, go on general sale at 9am on February 22, priced £29.50 plus fees.

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Jack Whitehall

Comedian Jack Whitehall has announced over 25 arena shows for the initial leg of his Stood Up Tour, with stops planned in Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Brighton, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Manchester and London, where he’ll play three nights at the O2 Arena. The tour currently runs between November 16 and December 22. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced from £20.00 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Foals, Tom Chaplin, Happy Mondays, Methyl Ethel, Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, Jeremy Loops, Roachford, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Amanda Palmer, Bikini Kill, BTS, Empire of the Sun, Pierce Brothers, Ludovico Einaudi, Ricky Gervais, Alex Lahey, Stereolab, Jack Savoretti, Bros, Bry and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Things We Love This Week: Bon Iver, Stormzy, Roísín Murphy

Another week of Brexit chaos has come and gone and we’re still no further forward. Westminster is in turmoil and Theresa, undoubtedly, needs the weekend off. Step away from the political nightmares by checking out some things that we loved this week – with some interesting festival news first and foremost.

Bon Iver at All Points East

This is going to be MASSIVE. The folk hero turned electro-experimenter otherwise known as Justin Vernon has been incredibly busy this year – basking in the long glow of ’22, A Million’, taking part in Berlin’s collaborative PEOPLE festival and releasing a joint album with Aaron Dessner from the National – I wonder how he’ll find the time to rehearse for his headlining slot at Victoria Park’s coolest festival yet.

All Points East had an amazing debut this summer with the XX, Bjork, the National, Nick Cave and LCD Soundsystem all rocking up, and the line up for next year hasn’t seemed to waver. Bon Iver will be joined by Mac Demarco, First Aid Kit, John Grant, The Tallest Man On Earth, Julien Baker and Snail Mail on June 2, as well as Chemical Brothers headlining on May 24.

This week Bon Iver also revealed a song as part of the soundtrack for Creed II.

Stormzy at Glasto

You’re never too big for your boots! Stormzy has been confirmed as the first headliner for Glastonbury. The enormously popular grime MC will take over Worthy Farm’s Pyramid stage on Friday June 28, making a thankful change from the embarrassingly white line up of the festival’s previous undertaking in 2017. Here he is at the Brit Awards earlier this year.

Roísín Murphy – The Rumble

Due to the aforementioned chaos of the week, Roisin Murphy’s latest video for track the Rumble – which celebrates the halcyon days of ‘90s club culture – is a necessary antidote. You need a good beat, a good dance and a little bit of letting go. Have fun.

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Things We Love This Week: Self Esteem, Stormzy, BLANc, Francobollo

The heatwave is here to stay! Get out your factor 50 and de-fold your rusty garden chairs, because I’ve got some sizzling hot music news treats just for you. *Tsss*

Self Esteem – Wrestling

The latest track from Rebecca Lucy Taylor beings with some edgy electronic cuttings, before her silky voice slips in, a tone we recognise from her first (Django Django produced) single Your Wife. Rhythm-wise, something she does extremely well, in the chorus are smooth and addictive. It’s a banger, and is going straight on my playlist.

Self Esteem have also announced a London show at Omeara in September, which you can grab tickets for here.

Stormzy – #Merky Project

Stormzy has started a project with Penguin Random House called #Merky Books. The new publishing imprint will give young writers the opportunity to become published authors, or at least get their work out there.

Stormzy said through Facebook:

“Reading and writing as a kid was integral to where I am today and I from the bottom of my heart can not wait to hear your stories, your poems, your novels, your sci-fis and then getting them out into the big wide world. Proper proud of this!”

It’s such a brilliant thing for a musician to take part in, so I applaud his selflessness and willingness to help young writers. There’ll also be an internship scheme available – which anyone in the writing game will know is a huge deal because many publishing internships – albeit in any field –  are so difficult to get on to. Good for you, bro.

On a side note, I just found out Stormzy’s real name is Michael Omari, and I’m kind of disappointed that it isn’t just Stormzy. I’ll get the deed poll form for you now hun x

BLANc – ‘Only One’

Will White is a former touring member and songwriter with the Maccabees, whom I love. He’s started a new solo career under the moniker BLANc, and surprised released a debut EP, ‘Only One’  today. The title track is soft and intimate, and recalls some sort of early Sting vibes with his wispy voice and a delicate underlay that could fit nicely in a soundtrack to a hazy, wistful evening walk.

Francobollo – We’re Dead

There’s a lot of commentary at the moment about the state of our environment. And about time too. But this is the first instance (that I know of) of musicians actively criticising the world’s plastic consumption in video form. Yay for the environment! Check out the video below, which features members of the band eating coffee cups, straws, and other surplus plastic, then throwing it all back up again. Lush.

He’s what they said about it:

“As a band of anxious cynics and surfers, we are concerned that we are all satisfied thinking that putting things into recycling bins is ‘job done’. Us the consumer could reduce our demand for products, but when are we ever going to do that? We love stuff! Can’t get enough of that good good stuff. It will take a massive shift in environmental policies at the top and a willingness to not profit from something to help us all help ourselves. Like your mother kicking you out and into nature away from Heroes of Might & Magic 3. It’s hard. But for the best. This is our attempt to raise awareness and join campaigners who we admire for their ceaseless work in trying to slow down our circling of the cosmic drain.”

Have a nice weekend in the sun kiddoes, and try not to use a single-use straw for your g&t x

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Queen + Adam Lambert Top Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For April

Queen + Adam Lambert have knocked Metallica off the top spot and are now at #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for April. Coming in at #2 is Bruno Mars, who will take his 24K Magic tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2018, while making up the rest of the top 10 are Migos & Lil Yachty, BananaramaWill Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Livewire Festival)ParamoreWireless FestivalEd SheeranChris Rea and Paul Weller.

At the bottom of this month’s chart we have Giggs, who last month completed his spring Landlord tour, The Next Step, which will see the live accompaniment to the CBBC TV show take in dates across the UK and Ireland, Bob Dylan, who will tour North America this summer, Steps, who hit the road in November and December for the Party On The Dancefloor arena tour, and Tori Amos, who will return to the UK and Europe this autumn for the Native Invader tour.

Check back in with us next month to see if the below are able to keep hold of their top 40 positions or if we’ll be welcoming some new names to the chart.

1. Queen + Adam Lambert
2. Bruno Mars
3. Migos & Lil Yachty
4. Bananarama
5. Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Livewire Festival)
6. Paramore
7. Wireless Festival
8. Ed Sheeran
9. Chris Rea
10. Paul Weller
11. Celine Dion
12. Linkin Park
13. Iron Maiden
14. Stormzy
15. George Ezra
16. Little Mix
17. Micky Flanagan
18. Royal Blood
19. J Hus
20. Depeche Mode
21. Take That
22. James Arthur
23. Guns N’Roses
24. Lovebox
25. The Kooks
26. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
27. Tom Jones
28. U2
29. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
30. Wet Wet Wet
31. Kasabian
32. UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey
33. Coldplay
34. Popcaan
35. Olly Murs
36. Giggs
37. The Next Step
38. Bob Dylan
39. Steps
40. Tori Amos

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 40?

1. Liam Gallagher

2. Enter Shikari

3. Stone Sour

4. Hurts

5. Tigers Jaw

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Metallica At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For March

Thrash legends Metallica have hit #1 on March’s Hot Ticket Chart, bumping Ed Sheeran into second place. Following closely behind are Steps, who hit the road in November and December for the Party On The Dancefloor arena tour, Eminem, who will headline Reading and Leeds and perform as part of the Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park in August, and Little Mix, who will kick off their Summer Shout Out tour at the end of May and head out on their Glory Days arena run in September, October and November.

At the bottom of this month’s chart we have Ricky GervaisWireless FestivalEddie VedderThe xx and Elbow. Come back and see us next month to check if they’ve been able to cling on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be waving them goodbye and welcoming some new blood.

1. Metallica
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Steps
4. Eminem
5. Little Mix
6. Jamiroquai
7. Bruno Mars
8. V Festival
9. Stormzy
10. Guns N’Roses
11. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
12. Kasabian
13. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
14. U2
15. The Weeknd
16. Micky Flanagan
17. Iron Maiden
18. Catfish And The Bottlemen
19. HIM
20. Lady Antebellum
21. Drake
22. Olly Murs
23. Phil Collins
24. The Next Step
25. Happy Mondays
26. Gorillaz
27. J. Cole
28. Tom Jones
29. Coldplay
30. Hanson
31. Robbie Williams
32. UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey
33. James Arthur
34. Tory Lanez
35. Nashville In Concert
36. Ricky Gervais
37. Wireless Festival
38. Eddie Vedder
39. The xx
40. Elbow

On sale this week – can they break the top 40?

1. Queen + Adam Lambert

2. Paramore

3. Tori Amos

4. Royal Blood

5. Gary Numan

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Ed Sheeran Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For February

Ed Sheeran has done it, he’s knocked U2 off the top spot and all the way down to #16 on February’s Hot Ticket Chart. Following closely behind in second place is Celine Dion, who will return to the UK this summer for an arena tour. At #3 is J.Cole who brings his 4 Your Eyez Only world tour to the UK and Ireland this autumn,  while Drake, who will return to the UK next week for the final dates of the UK and Ireland leg of his Boy Meets World tour, has dropped one place from last month’s chart to fourth position and Ricky Gervais, who next week continues with the UK and Ireland leg of his Humanity world tour, finishes off the top five.

At the bottom of this month’s chart we have ElbowThe ChainsmokersEminem (Reading & Leeds Day Tickets)The xxSum 41 and Rag’n’Bone Man. Check back in with us next month to see if they’re able to hold on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be bidding them adieu.

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Celine Dion
3. J.Cole
4. Drake
5. Ricky Gervais
6. Little Mix
7. Nashville In Concert
8. John Mayer
9. Stormzy
10. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
11. The Weeknd
12. Lady Gaga
13. Rod Stewart
14. Jamiroquai
15. Bruno Mars
16. U2
17. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
18. Neil Diamond
19. Wireless Festival
20. Ryan Adams
21. Olly Murs
22. Guns N’Roses
23. Leftfield
24. Micky Flanagan
25. Green Day
26. Kehlani
27. Giggs
28. James Arthur
29. Bob Dylan
30. Robbie Williams
31. Adele
32. TRNSMT
33. Kings of Leon
34. PVRIS
35. Elbow
36. The Chainsmokers
37. Eminem (Reading & Leeds Day Tickets)
38. The xx
39. Sum 41
40. Rag’n’Bone Man

On sale this week – can they break the top 40?

1. Shed Seven

2. Steps

3. Tom Jones

4. Happy Mondays

5. Penn and Teller

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This Week’s New Releases: Stormzy, Thundercat And Crystal Fairy

Okay, so this week is a good week! Stormzy has put out his highly anticipated debut album, ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’, Thundercat has finally followed up 2015’s ‘The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam’ and Crystal Fairy, a band made up of Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover of the Melvins, At The Drive-In’s Omar Rodríguez-López and Le Butcherettes’ Teri Gender Bender, have offered up their self-titled debut LP.

If none of that floats your boat then cast your eye over some more new records below.

Aaron Watson – ‘Vaquero’ (BIG Label Records)

Acceptance – ‘Colliding By Design’ (Rise Records)

Balto – ‘Strangers’ (Total Reality Meltdown)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – ‘The Tourist’ (Cyhsy Inc)

Crystal Fairy – ‘Crystal Fairy’ (Ipecac Recordings)

Dams Of The West – ‘Youngish American’ (Columbia/30th Century Records)

Dirty Projectors – ‘Dirty Projectors’ (Domino)

Future – ‘HNDRXX’ (Epic Records)

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Los Campesinos! – ‘Sick Scenes’ (Wichita)

NAV – ‘NAV’ (XO Records)

Pissed Jeans – ‘Why Love Now’ (Sub Pop)

Rhiannon Giddens – ‘Freedom Highway’ (Nonesuch)

Stormzy – ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ (Merky/Atlantic)

Summer Moon – ‘With You Tonight’ (Membran)

Thundercat – ‘Drunk’ (Brainfeeder)

Xiu Xiu – ‘Forget’ (Upset The Rhythm)

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