This Week’s New Releases: The 1975, Clean Bandit And Neil Young

There may not be a long list of new records this week, but there are definitely some big names in the mix. The 1975 have finally put out the highly anticipated follow up to 2016’s ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It’, Clean Bandit have released their star-studded sophomore LP, and Neil Young has shared a live album made up of 22 tracks recorded during his 1976 tour across the US.

Fancy something else? There’s more below.

Alessia Cara – ‘The Pains Of Growing’ (Def Jam/EMI)

Beth Hart – ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Blake Mills – ‘Look’ (Caroline)

The Boy Least Likely To – ‘The Greatest Hits’ (Young and Stupid via Absolute)

Bryan Ferry – ‘Bitter Sweet’ (BMG)

Clean Bandit – ‘What Is Love?’ (Altantic)

Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Some Rap Songs’ (Tan Cressida/Columbia)

Ex:Re – ‘Ex:Re’ (4AD/Glassnote Records)

The Fall – ’58 Golden Greats’ (Cherry Red)

Gaz Coombes – ‘Live In Paris’ EP (Caroline International)

Gregory Porter – ‘One Night Only – Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ (Blue Note)

Jeff Tweedy – ‘Warm’ (DBPM Records)

Karmamoi – ‘The Day Is Done’ (Sonicbond/Nova)

Katherine Jenkins – ‘Guiding Light’ (Decca)

Lil Baby – ‘Street Gossip’ (Quality Control Music/Wolf Pack Global Music/Motown Records/Capitol)

Meek Mill – ‘Championships’ (Maybach Music Group/Atlantic)

Neil Young – ‘Songs For Judy’ (Shakey Pictures/Reprise)

Pizzagirl – ‘Season 2’ EP (Heist or Hit)

The 1975 – ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ (Dirty Hit/Polydor)

Various Artists – ‘Global Citizen EP 1’ (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Bob Dylan And Neil Young at BST Hyde Park, The 1975, The Chemical Brothers, Lenny Kravitz, Rod Stewart, Little Mix, Foals, Sounds Of The City, Diversity and more

Legendary artists Bob Dylan and Neil Young have been announced for next year’s British Summer Time series at London’s Hyde Park, while the 1975 will perform a massive show at Bellahouston Park in August as part of the Glasgow Summer Sessions series.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Rod Stewart and Little Mix have added arena dates to their 2019 tour plans, the Chemical Brothers have announced a new album and accompanying tour dates, Lenny Kravitz will return in the summer and Foals have announced their first show of 2019, confirming a headline performance at next year’s This Is Tomorrow festival! Head below for more.

Bob Dylan and Neil Young at BST Hyde Park

The legendary singer-songwriters will share the bill at next year’s British Summer Time series at London’s Hyde Park on July 12, with Dylan being joined by his band and Young arriving backed by Promise of the Real. Further acts are set to be added to the line up in the coming months. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 30. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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The 1975

The alt-pop band will perform a huge show as part of the Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park on August 25, with support from Twin Atlantic, You Me At Six, Pale Waves, Ten Tonnes and No Rome. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 30.

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The Chemical Brothers

Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons will release ‘No Geography’ next spring followed by a UK tour in November. They also headline an All Points East show at Victoria Park in London on May 30. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 30.

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Lenny Kravitz

The US rocker is set to take over London’s O2 Arena on June 11 supporting his recent record ‘Raise Vibration’, while the line up is also set to feature openers Corinne Bailey Rae and Brass Against. General sale begins at 9am on Friday, November 30. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Rod Stewart

The legendary singer has added four arena shows to his 2019 tour, calling at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena on November 28, Liverpool’s Echo Arena on December 10 and the O2 Arena in London on December 17 and 19. The new dates will follow up his recently confirmed run of open air concerts during summer, his first UK tour in three years. Tickets for the new dates go on general sale at 9am on November 30 (photo: Sean Hansford).

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Little Mix

The pop group, who recently released ‘LM5’, will now kick off the run on October 4 at the TECA in Aberdeen and have announced two more nights at the SSE Arena Belfast on October 6 and 7 and a third show at Dublin’s 3Arena on October 8. Tickets go on sale at 9am on November 30.

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The Oxford band will top the bill at This Is Tomorrow festival at Exhibition Park in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday, May 24, following sets from You Me At Six, Nothing But Thieves, the Pale White, Bad Sounds, Anteros, Kawala and Wild Front.

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Sounds Of The City featuring the Wombats, Elbow, the National, Kylie, the Kooks, Haçienda Classical)

The National, Elbow and Kylie are among the acts announced for Manchester’s Sounds Of The City 2019. Also set to head to the city centre’s Castlefield Bowl are Haçienda Classical, the Wombats and the Kooks, with tickets for all shows on general sale at 9.30am on Friday, November 30.

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Diversity will celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a huge UK tour in autumn 2019, kicking off the 36 show run at the Regent Theatre in Stoke on September 21 and it will conclude at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre on November 23. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 30.

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Also announced this week:

Lytham Festival with Rod Stewart, Kylie, the Human League, Michael Ball and Sheridan Smith, Hugh Jackman, Manic Street Preachers, Jawbreaker, Papa Roach, Vein, Shvpes, Weezer, Craig David, Stormzy, Slash, Hozier, Tiësto, Paul Young, Razorlight, Tears for Fears, Eddie Izzard, Josh Widdicombe, Danny Baker, Jonathan Pie, Jax Jones, the Zutons, Yasiin Bey, Lisa Stansfield, Squeeze, Armin Van Buuren, Alesso, Gerry Cinnamon, Eagles of Death Metal, King No One, Robert Forster, Stealing Sheep, the Selecter, King Crimson, Keywest, Average White Band, Jaws, Island, the Slow Readers Club, SWMRS, the Virginmarys, Songhoy Blues, Jake Isaac. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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Tour Of The Week: The 1975

The 1975 will return to the road in 2019. The 1975 tickets are on sale now, priced between £27.50 and £32.50 plus booking fees.

The alt-pop band, who have two new albums on the way, will be joined by special guests Pale Waves and No Rome in Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Cardiff, Brighton, London, Exeter, Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield throughout January.

Album one, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, the follow up to 2016’s ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It’, is out on November 30 via Dirty Hit/Interscope Records. Another album is expected to arrive in May.

The band recently shared their Sincerity Is Scary single, the fourth track to be shared from the upcoming album, following, Give Yourself a TryLove It If We Made It and TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME.

The 1975 Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed January 09 2019 – BELFAST SSE Arena Belfast
Thu January 10 2019 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Sat January 12 2019 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Mon January 14 2019 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Wed January 16 2019 – BRIGHTON Centre
Fri January 18 2019 – LONDON O2
Sat January 19 2019 – LONDON O2 Arena
Mon January 21 2019 – EXETER Westpoint Arena
Wed January 23 2019 – BIRMINGHAM Arena
Thu January 24 2019 – MANCHESTER Arena
Fri January 25 2019 – SHEFFIELD FlyDSA Arena

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Rod Stewart, The 1975, Kaiser Chiefs, Bryan Ferry, White Lies, Embrace, The Stranglers, UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro And Mickey, Strictly Come Dancing Live and more

Rod Stewart

The legendary singer-songwriter will play outdoor venues in Southampton, York, Milton Keynes, Ipswich, Wolverhampton, Aberdeen and Bolton in May and June next year, as part of world tour supporting upcoming LP, ‘Blood Red Roses’. The dates will mark Stewart’s first UK tour in three years. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets (photo: Sean Hansford).

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The 1975

The alt-pop quartet will tour the UK and Ireland in January, following up the release of their new album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, which is set to arrive on November 30 via Dirty Hit/Interscope Records. The band have also promised to release another album in May. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 21, while Pale Waves and No Rome will open.

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Kaiser Chiefs

The Leeds indie-pop band will support their recently announced seventh studio album, which is expected to come out at the start of the new year, with over 20 live dates in January and February, including a stop at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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Bryan Ferry

The former Roxy Music frontman will play London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 17 as part of his 2019 world tour. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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White Lies

White Lies have announced their upcoming ‘Five’ LP and an accompanying UK tour, with shows lined up in Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Cambridge, London and Birmingham at the beginning of January. Tickets are on sale at 9am on September 21.

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The band will celebrate the 21st anniversary of their 1998 debut album, ‘The Good Will Out’, with shows in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham, Leamington, Leeds and London, where they’ll perform at the Roundhouse, between March 5 and 16. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 21.

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The Stranglers

The legendary British new wave punks will be joined by special guests Dr Feelgood at shows in Scunthorpe, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Nottingham, Reading, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Guildford, Southend, Cambridge, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, between March 5 and 30. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey

UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey have added four dates to their A Real Labour of Love 40th anniversary tour, with the reggae legends set to call at Hull’s City Hall on March 27, Manchester’s O2 Apollo on March 31, Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on April 1 and Sheffield City Hall on April 3. General sale begins at 10am on September 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour

Choreographed by TV judge Craig Revel Horwood and presented by 2017 series winner Ore Oduba, the tour will return to arenas in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham and London throughout January and February. Tickets are on sale at 8am on September 21. Head here for pre-sales.

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Also announced this week:

Ed Sheeran, the Dandy Warhols, Amy MacDonald, the Struts, Calum Scott, Kero Kero Bonito, Steve Mason, KT Tunstall, Jordan Mackampa, Hozier, Walter Trout, Paul Smith, Perturbator, Stone Broken, Samantha Harvey, Blood Red Shoes, J Mascis, Jacob Banks, Cloud Nothings, Nervus, Tremonti, Calpurnia, Russell Kane, Omid Djalili, Arenacross and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart 2016 Countdown: Part Two

As Christmas Day edges even closer our countdown of the year’s top 50 best-selling artists on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart is well underway. We’ve been working our way from the bottom up, counting through 10 a day, until we reach the top and crown the successor to Adele, who took the top spot in 2015. Make sure to check back throughout the week to see who’s in the running for a Stereoboard Christmas #1. If you missed it, you can check out Part One here.

31. Jess Glynne
32. Black Sabbath
33. Kasabian
34. Catfish and the Bottlemen
35. Shawn Mendes
36. Kings of Leon
37. V Festival
38. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
39. Simply Red
40. The 1975

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Staff Picks: Liam Turner


The 1975 – ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’

‘I Like It When You Sleep…’ is an overproduced, overwrought and overindulgent mishmash of a thing. So, just how Matt Healey and co. have managed to take such inauspicious ingredients and turn them into the musical equivalent of a moreish Eton mess is all the more mind boggling. Indie-pop has never had it quite so good.

Bon Iver – ‘22, A Million’

Cryptic and convoluted, Bon Iver’s third full-length release may have lacked appeal on paper. However, on ‘22, A Million’ mainman Justin Vernon does what he does best by distilling raw human emotion into a delicate, finely crafted musical experience. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what the bloody hell he’s on about, only that you feel what it is that he’s saying.

Conor Oberst – ‘Ruminations’

Featuring just a guitar, harmonica, piano and, of course, Oberst’s voice, ‘Ruminations’ is easily one of the most sparse records of 2016. Such minimalism completely works in the record’s favour, though, as we are truly able to focus on the carefully-woven tales of heartbreak and tragedy that Oberst so plaintively tells. Sometimes the simplest music really is the best.

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Love & Hate’

From the epic grandiosity of opener Cold Little Heart, you know you’re in for a treat with Kiwanuka’s second full-length LP. The album certainly doesn’t hold back in terms of its scope, with pretty much everything but the kitchen sink thrown in. But rather than its scale, its Kiwanuka’s increasing ability to blend sentiment with soul that truly sets ‘Love & Hate’ apart.

David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’

A swansong like no other, ‘Blackstar’ is Bowie’s final gift to the world.The record represents the singer’s unparalleled ability to turn even the most lamentable of circumstances into something worth celebrating, while simultaneously bookending what is an incredibly vast and varied body of work. An artist in the true sense of the word.

Honourable mentions: Radiohead – ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, Teleman – ‘Brilliant Sanity’, Metronomy – ‘Summer 08’, Green Day – ‘Revolution Radio’, C Duncan – ‘The Midnight Sun’.


Francis and the Lights – Friends (feat. Bon Iver)

The 1975 – Somebody Else

Two Door Cinema Club – Bad Decisions

Warpaint – New Song

Christine and the Queens – Tilted

Honourable mentions: The xx – On Hold, VANT – PEACE & LOVE, Blossoms – Charlemagne, Mystery Jets – Bubblegum, Creeper – Suzanne

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Bon Iver Bound To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


We’re a bit tardy with your latest instalment of the Hot Ticket Chart, but you can now check out the rankings from September 12 to 18 below.

Bon Iver have bumped comeback kings Green Day off the #1 spot and down to #8. Meanwhile, we’ve got Korn and Limp Bizkit in second place, with Shawn MendesJustin Bieber and Yusuf Cat Stevens making up the rest of the top five.

Elton John is back in the top 10, followed by Olly Murs, who has dropped five places since the last chart. We also welcome newcomers Tory Lanez and The Pretty Reckless, who have entered at #10 and #18, respectively.

Over the next week we’ve got some huge names with shows on sale, including KraftwerkIron MaidenTwo Door Cinema ClubBlossoms and Jimmy Eat World. Come back and see us soon to find out if any of them beat Bon Iver to the top of the chart.

1. Bon Iver
2. Korn (co-headline with Limp Bizkit)
3. Shawn Mendes
4. Justin Bieber
5. Yusuf Cat Stevens
6. Elton John
7. Olly Murs
8. Green Day
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. Tory Lanez
11. Frankie Valli
12. David Gilmour
13. Jess Glynne
14. Catfish and the Bottlemen
15. Marvel Universe Live
16. Jamie T
17. Billy Connolly
18. The Pretty Reckless
19. The 1975
20. Twenty One Pilots

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

1. Iron Maiden

2. Kraftwerk

3. Two Door Cinema Club

4. Blossoms

5. Jimmy Eat World

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Avenged Sevenfold Hit #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Avenged Sevenfold have knocked Jamie T off the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart and all the way down to #16.  At #2 we have funnyman Greg Davies and David Gilmour is a non-mover this week at #3.  Justin Bieber has made a nice comeback, rising from #10 last week to #4 this week, and Reading Festival has returned to the chart at #5, with the event being just three weeks away.

We say hello to newcomer Bianca Del Rio, who has made her chart debut at #7. Very nice! Not having such a good week are Pixies, who, although still in the top 10, have dropped four places, and Jess Glynne, who has gone from #12 to last place on the chart.

During the next week there are some massive shows going on sale, including Joe BonamassaBrian WilsonRumerThe Jesus And Mary Chain and Jack Savoretti. Check back in with us next week to see if any of them have made it to #1.

1. Avenged Sevenfold
2. Greg Davies
3. David Gilmour
4. Justin Bieber
5. Reading Festival
6. Pixies
7. Bianca Del Rio
8. Geko
9. Beyonce
10. Rod Stewart
11. Black Stone Cherry
12. Jack Whitehall
13. Jeff Lynnes ELO
14. The Cure
15. V Festival
16. Jamie T
17. The 1975
18. Madness
19. Bryan Adams
20. Jess Glynne

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

1. Joe Bonamassa

2. Brian Wilson

3. Rumer

4. The Jesus And Mary Chain

5. Jack Savoretti

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Jamie T Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Jamie T has come back in a big way recently, announcing the release of his new album ‘Trick’ and its accompanying UK and Ireland tour. It’s been enough to knock Scottish funny man Billy Connolly off the top spot and down to #5, leaving Jamie T at #1. Meanwhile, making up the rest of the top five we have PixiesDavid Gilmour and Pet Shop Boys.

In fact, there’s been a massive reshuffle this week. The 1975 have dropped from #2 to #13, Björk has entered the chart in an impressive eighth position and Black Sabbath have gone from last place last week to #11 this week. Not bad, not bad!

In the coming week there’s a mixture of comedy and music shows going on sale, including Avenged SevenfoldGreg DaviesBlack Stone CherryThe Temper Trap and Jack Whitehall. Come back and see us next week to see if they’ve got what it takes to tip Jamie T off the top spot.

1. Jamie T
2. Pixies
3. David Gilmour
4. Pet Shop Boys
5. Billy Connolly
6. Christine and the Queens
7. Beyonce
8. Björk
9. Rod Stewart
10. Justin Bieber
11. Black Sabbath
12. Jess Glynne
13. The 1975
14. Oliver Heldens
15. The Cure
16. Catherine Tate
17. Ocean Colour Scene
18. The Lumineers
19. Simply Red
20. PJ Harvey

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

1. Avenged Sevenfold

2. Greg Davies

3. Black Stone Cherry

4. The Temper Trap

5. Jack Whitehall

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Billy Connolly At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Billy Connolly has done it! The Scottish comedian has knocked Beyonce off the top spot and is currently at #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Following closely behind him are The 1975Lovebox FestivalChristine And The Queens and the chart queen herself, Beyonce.

Making his way back up the chart this week is Bruce Springsteen, who has risen from #15 to #6. Joining in his good fortune are Stereophonics, who have shot up six places from last week. But, where one act goes up, another must come down, and Black Sabbath have dropped from #16 to last position, while Justin Bieber has also fallen, but for him it’s five places.

During the coming week there are a shedload of tickets going on sale for a number of events and tours, including Pet Shop BoysThe LumineersJamie TBjork and Against Me. Come back and see us next week to see if anyone can bump Billy off the top spot.

1. Billy Connolly
2. The 1975
3. Lovebox Festival
4. Christine And The Queens
5. Beyonce
6. Bruce Springsteen
7. David Gilmour
8. Jeff Lynnes ELO
9. PJ Harvey
10. Stevie Wonder
11. Stereophonics
12. Jess Glynne
13. Bryan Adams
14. Justin Bieber
15. Rod Stewart
16. Catfish And The Bottlemen
17. Bastille
18. Simply Red
19. Pixies
20. Black Sabbath

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

1. Pet Shop Boys

2. The Lumineers

3. Jamie T

4. Bjork

5. Against Me

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