This Week’s New Releases: Taylor Swift, Arctic Monkeys And Loyle Carner

I know we’ve been excited by the volume of new releases the last few weeks, but this week is more about the calibre than the count.

We’ve got new music from Taylor Swift, Arctic Monkeys, Loyle Carner, Architects, Dry Cleaning and loads more.

A-ha – ‘True North’ (Music For Nations/Sony)

Andrea, Matteo and Virginia Bocelli – ‘A Family Christmas’ (Decca/ Capitol)

Archers Of Loaf – ‘Reason In Decline’ (Merge)

Architects – ‘The Classic Symptoms Of A Broken Spirit’ (Epitaph)

Arctic Monkeys – ‘The Car’ (Domino)

Avantasia – ‘A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower Society’ (Nuclear Blast)

BBNO$ – ‘Bag Or Die’ (BBNO$)

Bibio – ‘Bib10’ (Warp)

Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘The Loneliest Time’ (Interscope)

Dawn Richard/ Spencer Zahn – ‘Pigments’ (Merge)

Dry Cleaning – ‘Stumpwork’ (4AD)

Fiona Brice – ‘And You Know I Care’ (Bella Union)

Frankie Cosmos – ‘Inner World Peace’ (Sub Pop)

Goat – ‘Oh Death’ (Rocket Recordings)

iLe – ‘Nacarile’ (Sony)

In This Moment – ‘Blood 1983’ EP (BMG)

Labrinth – ‘Ends & Begins’ (Columbia)

Leah Weller – ‘Freedom’ (Modern Sky)

Loyle Carner – ‘Hugo’ (EMI)

Meghan Trainor – ‘Takin’ It Back’ (Epic)

Nick Hakim – ‘Cometa’ (ATO/PIAS)

Rich Aucoin – ‘Synthetic Season 1’ (We Are Busy Bodies)

Robert De Leo – ‘Lessons Learned’ (R.E.D. Records)

Sam Sweeney – ‘Escape That’ (Hudson)

Simple Minds – ‘Direction Of The Heart’ (BMG)

Sloan – ‘Steady’ (Yep Roc)

Taylor Swift – ‘Midnights’ (EMI)

Tegan and Sara – ‘Crybaby’ (Mom+Pop)

Way Dynamic – ‘So Familiar’ (Way Dynamic/Spunk Records)

Witch Fever – ‘Congregation’ (Music For Nations)

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This Week’s New Releases: IDLES, Silk Sonic And Little Mix

There are some highly anticipted records out this week. Idles have dropped LP #4,  Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have released their collaborative Silk Sonic album, and Little Mix are celebrating their 10th anniversary with ‘Between Us’, which features greatest hits along with new material.

Head below for more of this week’s new releases, including ‘RED (Taylor’s Version)’, a new album from Courtney Barnett, and a new solo LP from Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn. 

Allen Stone – ‘Apart’ (ATO)

Claptone – ‘Closer’ (Different Recordings)

Constant Smiles – ‘Paragons’ (Constant Smiles/Sacred Bones)

Courtney Barnett – ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ (Marathon Artists)

Damon Albarn – ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’ (Transgressive)

Dave Gahan and Soulsavers – ‘Imposter’ (Columbia)

The Dodos – ‘Grizzly Peak’ (Polyvinyl)

Elvis Presley – ‘Back In Nashville’ (RCA)

Gov’t Mule – ‘Heavy Load Blues’ (Fantasy Records/Concord)

hackedepicciotto – ‘The Silver Threshold’ (Mute)

IDLES – ‘Crawler’ (Partisan)

Jon Hopkins – ‘Music For Psychedelic Therapy’ (Domino)

Kylie Minogue – ‘Disco:Guest List Edition’ (BMG)

LA Guns – ‘Checkered Past’ (Frontiers)

Little Mix – ‘Between Us’ (Warner)

Makthaverskan – ‘För Allting’ (Makthaverskan)

Michael Patrick Kelly – ‘B.O.A.T.S’ (Columbia)

Pip Blom – ‘Welcome Break’ (PIAS)

Rod Stewart – ‘The Tears Of Hercules’ (Warner)

Ronan Keating – ‘Songs From Home’ (Decca)

Silk Sonic – An Evening with Silk Sonic’ (Atlantic)

Susanna Hoffs – ‘Bright Lights’ (Baroque Folk)

Taylor Swift – ‘RED (Taylor’s Version)’ (EMI)

The Wanted – ‘Most Wanted: The Greatest Hits’ (Island)

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This Week’s New Releases: Taylor Swift, Cheap Trick And Max Richter

People have been waiting a long time for some of this week’s records. Taylor Swift has released a completely re-recorded version of her 2008 album ‘Fearless’, which also includes previously unreleased songs written during the same sessions.

Cheap Trick, meanwhile, have finally followed up 2017’s ‘We’re All Alright!’ and Max Richter has put out the follow-up and a companion piece to 2020’s ‘Voices’.

Fancy something else? Head below.

Balmorhea – ‘The Wind’ (Deutsche Grammophon)

Benny Sings – ‘Music’ (Stones Throw)

Cheap Trick – ‘In Another World’ (BMG)

Clamm – ‘Beseech Me’ (Meat Machine)

Declan O’Rourke – ‘Arrivals’ (Warner)

Ed Cosens – ‘Fortunes Favour’ (Distiller)

Luke Bryan – ‘Born Here Live Here Die Here’ (Capitol Nashville)

Matthew E. White and Lonnie Holley – ‘Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection’ (Spacebomb/Jagjaguwar)

Max Richter – ‘Voices 2’ (Universal)

Miguel – ‘Art Dealer Chic 4’ EP (ByStorm/RCA/Sony)

Muttering – ‘Don’t Think About It’ EP (Failure By Design)

The Orb – ‘Abolition Of The Royal Familia (Guillotine Mixes)’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Orions Belte – ‘Villa Amorini’ (Jansen)

PONY – ‘TV Baby’ (Take This To Heart Records)

The Reds, Pinks and Purples – ‘Uncommon Weather’ (Tough Love)

Silver Synthetic – ‘Silver Synthetic’ (Third Man Records)

Spirit of the Beehive – ‘Entertainment, Death’ (Saddle Creek)

Struggle Jennings – ‘Troubadour Of Troubled Souls’ (Angels and Outlaws)

Taylor Swift – ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ (EMI)

Winds – ‘Look At The Sky’ (Natural Music)

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This Week’s New Releases: Viagra Boys, Passenger And Jazmine Sullivan

…and we’re back! Let’s bring the first week of 2021 to a close with some majestic new music. Viagra Boys are starting the year with a bang with ‘Welfare Jazz’, the follow-up to their 2018 debut ‘Street Worms’, while Passenger has put out his 13th studio LP and Philadelphia R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan has dropped her debut full-length.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases, including a deluxe version of Taylor Swift’s latest album ‘Evermore’ that contains two bonus tracks.

Barry Gibb – ‘Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook Vol.1′ (Barry Gibb Entertainments/UMG/Capitol Records)

Dilip, Late Year and Otxhello – ‘Late Year’ (Alpha Pup Records)

Henrik Appel – ‘Humanity’ (PNKSLM Recordings)

Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Heaux Tales’ (RCA Records)

Magnum – ‘Dance Of The Black Tattoo’ (Steamhammer)

Passenger – ‘Songs For The Drunk and Broken Hearted’ (Black Crow Records/Cooking Vinyl)

Taylor Swift – ‘Evermore (Deluxe Version)’ (Taylor Swift)

Viagra Boys – ‘Welfare Jazz’ (YEAR0001)

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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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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 New Releases: Taylor Swift, Brockhampton And Sheer Mag

It may be hard to believe but this week isn’t all about Swifty’s new album. Tongues are also wagging about Brockhampton’s ‘Ginger’ and Sheer Mag’s ‘A Distant Call’, both highly anticipated releases.

You’ve also got plenty more to choose from below, including a surprise EP from Missy Elliott and new records from Jay Som and Knocked Loose, to name a few.

Bristol To Memory – ‘Wake Up’ (Wiretap Records)

Brockhampton – ‘Ginger’ (Question Everything/RCA Records)

CRX – ‘Peek’ (Headless)

The Dead Daisies – ‘Locked And Loaded’ (Spitfire/SPV)

Elvis Presley – ‘American Sound 1969’ (RCA/Legacy)

Eva Bartok – ‘Eva Bartok’ EP (Eva Bartok)

Headie One – ‘Music X Road’ (Relentless)

Jay Som – ‘Anak Ko’ (Lucky Number)

Joyero – ‘Release The Dogs’ (Merge)

Knocked Loose – ‘A Different Shad Of Blue’ (Pure Noise)

Lina Tullgren – ‘Free Cell’ (Captured Tracks)

Midland – ‘Let It Roll’ (Big Machine)

Missy Elliott – ‘Iconology’ EP (Goldmind/Atlantic)

The Night Cafe – ‘0151’ (TNC Recordings)

Noah Gundersen – ‘Lover’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Raphael Saadiq – ‘Jimmy Lee’ (Columbia)

Robert Randolph and the Family Band – ‘Brighter Days’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Sacred Reich – ‘Awakening’ (Metal Blade)

Sheer Mag – ‘A Distant Call’ (Sheer Mag)

Taylor Swift – ‘Lover’ (Taylor Swift)

Twin Atlantic – ‘Live from the World Famous Barrowlands Ballroom’ EP (Red Bull Records)

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Things We Love This Week: Julien Baker, Radiohead, Taylor Swift

Hi there friend! This weekend is going to be GOOD. Everyone in the office has exciting gigs to head to, including Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and Clutch! Let’s get in the mood for the weekend with some excellent new releases and news from the music world.


If you were about to blackmail someone, how would you do it? Target someone with lots of money, and something to lose? Probably. A well-loved band would be a good way to go… but Radiohead? Nah bro.

After hacking into the band’s storage files, the offending person managed to nab over 18 hours’ worth of footage, rare cuts, demos and recordings from their ‘OK Computer’ era. Jackpot! Give me £150, 000, Radiohead, or I leak this to the entire world! Mwahahaha!

Instead of paying the ransom, Radiohead decided to release the material themselves, with the proceeds going to Extinction Rebellion. Good on you, guys.

Julien Baker

It’s hard to believe that Julien Baker, save for her excellent Boygenius collab with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, hasn’t released any solo material since ‘Turn Out The Lights’, her 2017 LP. So, about time for some more, eh?!

Two new tracks arrived this week, which you may have already heard if you’re a vinyl enthusiast. Originally released as Record Store Day exclusives back in April, Baker has now shared Red Door and Conversation Piece. Both, like all Baker’s material, are extremely emotional and incredibly powerful, while at the same time taking on a poignant and delicate air. Good lord, its delicious. Take a listen.

Taylor Swift

[Snob alert] I know what you’re thinking: “I thought this was a good music blog!? I’m never coming back! [Storms ferociously out, slams door]” Well, yeah. I hold my hands up: musically, it ain’t all that. But it’s the message that rings through.

Tay Tay is calling out the homophobes, internet trolls and general haters, with some awesome lines: “say it in a tweet, that’s a cop-out”, “can you just not step on his gown?”, “Sunshine on the street at the parade, but you would rather be in the dark ages,” and finally the brilliantly blunt , “control your urges to scream about all the people you hate, ‘cos shade never made anyone less gay.” Damn right T-Swizzle.

‘Til next time, when after seeing Fleetwood mac (sans Buckingham, sob) I will be a different human. Good day.

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Video Of The Week: Taylor Swift – Delicate

Taylor Swift has shared a video for Delicate.

The track features on the pop megastar’s recent LP, ‘Reputation’, with Joseph Kahn returning to direct the visual.

Swift plays stadiums in the UK and Ireland this summer. Tickets are on sale now.

Head to our music video page on the official Stereoboard website for the latest video releases.

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Video Of The Week: Taylor Swift – End Game

Taylor Swift has released a video for End Game.

The track, which boasts appearances from Ed Sheeran and Future, features on the pop giant’s new album, ‘Reputation’, which was released in November. The video, meanwhile, was directed by Joseph Kahn.

Swift will support the album with the Reputation Stadium Tour, which hits the UK and Ireland in June. Click here to compare and buy Machine Head Tickets at

Head to our music video page on the official Stereoboard website for the latest video releases.

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