This Week’s New Releases: Demi Lovato, The Fratellis And The Snuts

What a week! Demi Lovato has dropped her first album in nearly four years, The Snuts have put out their first, and The Fratellis have finally followed up 2018’s ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’.

Not your cup of tea? There’s more below.

Demi Lovato – ‘Dancing With the Devil…The Art of Starting Over’ (Island)

The Drums – ‘Mommy Don’t Spank Me’ (Island)

Dry Cleaning – ‘New Long Leg’ (4AD)

Du Blonde – ‘Homecoming’ (Daemon T.V)

The Fratellis – ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Ġenn – ‘Liminal’ (Everything Sucks)

GHLOW – ‘Slash and Burn’ (PNKSLM)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor -‘G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!’ (Constellation)

Hey, King! – ‘Hey, King!’ (Anti-)

iLL BLU – ‘The Bluprint’ (Sony)

Kelly Price – ‘Grace’ EP (Capitol)

Luca Yupanqui – ‘Sounds Of The Unborn’ (Sacred Bones)

The Snuts – ‘W.L.’ (Parlophone)


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This Week’s New Releases: Khalid, Martha And PUP

This week has seen some long-awaited albums drop. Khalid’s sophomore LP has arrived, while Martha have released their third album, as have Canadian punks PUP.

In the mood for something else? Fill your boots below.

Bella Novela – ‘Incinerate’ (Bella Novela)

Bryce Dessner – ‘El Chan’ (Chester Music)

Circa Waves – ‘What’s It Like Over There?’ (Prolifica/PIAS)

Don Felder – ‘American Rock ‘n’ Roll’ (BMG)

The Drums – ‘Brutalism’ (Anti-)

Flying Steps – ‘Flying Pictures At An Exhibition’ (Sony)

Girli – ‘Odd One Out’ (Virgin EMI)

Idlewild – ‘Interview Music’ (Empty Word)

Ioanna Gika – ‘Thalassa’ (Sargent House)

Jai Wolf – ‘The Cure To Loneliness’ (Mom+Pop)

Khalid – ‘Free Spirit’ (Columbia)

Lee Fields and the Expressions – ‘It Rains Love’ (Big Crown Records)

Lissie – ‘When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective’ (Lionboy Records/Cooking Vinyl)

Martha – ‘Love Keeps Kicking’ (Big Scary Monsters/Dirtnap)

Meil De Botton – ‘Surrender To The Feeling’ (Miel Creation via Absolute)

Molly Tuttle – ‘When You’re Ready’ (Compass)

Periphery – ‘Periphery IV: Hail Stan’ (Periphery, LLC/eOne)

Priests – ‘The Seduction Of Kansas’ (Sister Polygon Records)

PUP – ‘Morbid Stuff’ (BMG/Rise/Little Dipper)

Reba McEntire – ‘Stronger Than The Truth’ (Big Machine)

Rozi Plain – ‘What A Boost’ (Memphis Industries)

Sara Bareilles – ‘Amidst The Chaos’ (RCA)

Sego – ‘Sego Sucks’ (Roll Call Records)

Tyler Ramsey – ‘For The Morning’ (Virgin EMI)

Weyes Blood – ‘Titanic Rising’ (Sub Pop)

W. H. Lung – ‘Incidental Music’ (Melodic)

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This Week’s New Releases: Lorde, Royal Blood And Beth Ditto

This week is bonkers! You’ve got Lorde finally releasing the follow up to 2013’s ‘Pure Heroine’, Royal Blood returning with a sophomore LP and former Gossip vocalist Beth Ditto putting out her debut solo album. There’s also new records from Ride, Big Boi, Fleet Foxes and 2 Chainz.

But if none of that is up your street there’s a lot more on offer below.

2 Chainz – ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music’ (Def Jam)

Alison Moyet – ‘Other’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Beth Ditto – ‘Fake Sugar’ (Virgin EMI)

Big Boi – ‘Boomiverse’ (Sony)

Young Thug – ‘Beautiful Thugger Girls’

Broadside – ‘Paradise’ (Victory)

Com Truise – ‘Iteration’ (Ghostly International)

The Drums – ‘Abysmal Thoughts’ (Anti-)

Fleet Foxes – ‘Crack-Up’ (Nonesuch)

Hey Violet – ‘From The Outside’ (Virgin EMI)

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – ‘The Nashville Sound’ (Southeastern/Thirty Tigers)

Kevin Morby – ‘City Music’ (Dead Oceans)

Lorde – ‘Melodrama’ (Virgin)

Matthew Sweet – ‘Tomorrow Forever’ (Honeycomb Hideout)

Nickelback – ‘Feed The Machine’ (BMG)

Oh Wonder – ‘Ultralife’ (Island)

Portugal. The Man – ‘Woodstock’ (Warner)

Ride – ‘Weather Diaries’ (Wichita)

Royal Blood – ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ (Warner Bros)

Royal Trux – ‘Platinum Tips And Ice Cream’ (Domino)

Steve Earle – ‘So You Wannabe An Outlaw’ (Warner Bros)

The Strypes – ‘Spitting Image’ (Virgin EMI)

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Top Tours This Week!!

Linkin Park

Linkin Park will return to the UK this summer for shows at London’s O2 Forum, Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena and Manchester Arena on July 3, 6 and 7 respectively.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on April 7, priced £42.50/£52.50 plus fees.

Paul Weller

Paul Weller will support his 13th studio LP, ‘A Kind Revolution’, with an 11-date arena tour, culminating at London’s O2 Arena, in early 2018.
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Tickets are on sale now, priced £42.50/£45.00 plus fees.

James Arthur

James Arthur will be joined by Ella Henderson for arena shows in Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow and Bournemouth between November 16 and 30.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 7, priced between £29.50 and £30.75 plus fees.

The Libertines

The Libertines will be joined by special guests Maxïmo Park and Blackwaters at Newcastle’s Times Square on August 3.
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Tickets on general sale at 10am on April 6, priced £45.00 plus fees.

George Ezra

The singer-songwriter, who put out ‘Wanted on Voyage’ in 2015, will precede a string of summer festival appearances with shows in Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Limerick, Rhyl, Cardiff, Swansea, Barnstaple, Exeter and Bath between May 26 and June 7.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 6, priced from £19.50 plus fees.

The Drums

The Drums have announced a short October tour of the UK and Ireland, with stops planned in Bristol, Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow and London, where they’ll play the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 7, priced £16.50/£19.50 plus fees.

Regina Spektor

The Russian-born New York-based singer-songwriter will call in Cambridge, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Dublin, Liverpool and London between July 31 and August 9, following which she will head to Europe.
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Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 7, priced £27.50/£28.75/£40.00 plus fees.

Everything Everything

The Manchester four-piece will preview music from the forthcoming follow up to 2015’s ‘Get To Heaven’ at Manchester’s Albert Hall on June 20 and London’s Heaven in Charing Cross the following day.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on April 7, priced £20.00/£22.50 plus fees.

Loyle Carner

Following a run of dates last February, the south London rapper will be joined by Rebel Kleff in Dublin, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Academy Brixton, Portsmouth, Norwich, Exeter, Nottingham and Manchester between September 27 and October 12.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on April 7, priced from £17.50/£21.25 plus fees.

Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes

Having only last week closed their spring tour, Carter and band will call in Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Norwich and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, between December 1 and 8.
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Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 7, priced between £16.50 and £18.50 plus fees.


A-Ha will play an acoustic show at London’s O2 Arena on Valentine’s Day – February 14.
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Tickets are on sale general sale at 9am on April 7 priced from £36.75 plus fees.

Also announced this week, so far

Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Kasabian, Michael Bolton, The Waterboys, Margaret Glaspy, Pixx, Forest Swords, Jon Stevens, Sad13, While She Sleeps, Hazel O’Connor, Kele Okereke, Paul Kelly, Milky Chance, The Veils, Ben Ottewell, The Franklys, Fazerdaze, Little Dragon, Embrace, Nas, Tax The Heat, DJ Shadow, Haunt The Woods, Kite Base, From Sorrow To Serenity, Elaine Paige, Chastity Belt, Remembering Fred, James, The Flaming Lips, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Turnover, Citizen, Lemuria, Ulrika Spacek, Show Me The Body, Kamikaze Girls, Nervus and more.

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