This Week’s New Releases: FKA Twigs, Earl Sweatshirt, And Elvis Costello and The Imposters

2022 is in full swing with a diverse range of new releases this week. FKA Twigs has dropped a guest-laden mixtape, Earl Sweatshirt has put out LP #4, and Elvis Costello and The Imposters have shared the full-length follow-up to 2020’s ‘Hey Clockface’.

Fancy some more? Head below.

Bonobo – ‘Fragments’ (Ninja Tune)

Cat Power – ‘Covers’ (Domino)

DVR – ‘Dirty Tapes’ EP (XL)

Earl Sweatshirt – ‘SICK!’ (Tan Cressida, Inc/Warner)

Elvis Costello and The Imposters – ‘The Boy Names If’ (Universal)

Fickle Friends – ‘Are We Gonna Be Alright?’ (Cooking Vinyl)

FKA Twigs – ‘CAPRISONGS’ Mixtape (Young Recordings Ltd/Atlantic)

Lady London and Murille – ‘I Kant Make This Shit Up’ (Against Da Grain Ent/Music Garden)

Lime Cordiale and Idris Elba – ‘Cordi Elba’ EP (Chugg Music Pty Ltd/7Wallace Music Limited)

The Lumineers – ‘Brightside’ (Decca)

Moist – ‘End Of The Ocean’ (Known Accomplice)

Orlando Weeks – ‘Hop Up’ (Play It Again Sam)

Punch Brothers – ‘Hell On Church Street’ (Nonesuch)

Richard Carpenter – ‘Richard Carpenter’s Piano Songbook’ (Decca)

Saint Phnx – ‘Happy Place’ EP (Atlantic)

Skillet – ‘Dominion’ (Atlantic)

The Temperance Movement – ‘Caught On Stage: Live & Acoustic’ (Earache)

Underøath – ‘Voyeurist’ (Fearless/Concord)

The Wombats – ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World’ (AWAL)



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This Week’s New Releases: Westlife, Katie Melua And Black Label Society

Less than a month until Christmas, and the new releases are still rolling in. Westlife have followed up 2019’s ‘Spectrums’, Katie Melua has released an LP of stripped back reworkings of tracks from her 2020 record, and Black Label Society have put out their 11th studio album.

Still want more? Head below.

A!MS – ‘Offshore’ (3Fifty7)

Allie X – ‘Cape God’ (Twin)

Bernie Marsden – ‘Chess’ (Conquest)

Black Label Society – ‘Doom Crew Inc.’ (Panworkz)

DAF and Robert Görl – ‘Nur Noch Einer’ (Groenland)

David Bowie – ‘Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001)’ (Parlophone)

Deep Purple – ‘Turning To Crime’ (earMUSIC)

Fool’s Garden – ‘ Captain…Coast Is Cear’ (Jazzhaus)

Gary Barlow – ‘The Dream Of Christmas’ (Polydor)

Grace Davies – ‘i wonder if you wonder’ EP (Grace Davies)

Henry and the Waiter – ‘Sweet Melancholy’ (HATW)

Howard Jones – ‘At The BBC (Live)’ (BBC/Howard Jones)

Ist Ist – ‘The Art Of Lying’ (Scruff Of The Neck Records)

Julie Doiron – ‘I Thought Of You’ (You’ve Changed Records)

Katie Melua – ‘Acoustic Album No.8’ (BMG)

Kid Bookie – ‘Cheaper Than Therapy’ (Kid Bookie)

Matt Berry – ‘Gather Up (Ten years on Acid Jazz)’ (Acid Jazz)

Nell Smith and The Flaming Lips – ‘Where the Viaduct Looms’ (Bella Union)

Orchards – ‘Trust Issues’ EP (Big Scary Monsters)

Richard Dawson and Circle – ‘Henki’ (Domino)

Rufus Wainwright – ‘Rufus Wainwright and Amsterdam Sinfonietta Live’ (BMG)

Ryan Hamilton – ‘1221’ (Wicked Cool)

Smith/Kotzen – ‘Better Days’ EP (BMG)

Spectacular Diagnostics – ‘Ancient Methods’ (Rucksack)

The Tea Party – ‘Sunshower’ EP (Coalition Music)

The Temperance Movement – ‘Covers & Rarities’ (Earache)

Westlife – ‘Wild Dreams’ (Warner)

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Winners: The Temperance Movement Tickets

Congratulations to the winners of our recent The Temperance Movement tickets competition.

Craig Whyley
Stuart Bayley
Joshua Beeson
Nicola George
Joanne Wright
Gary Phillips
Lee Worsfield
Emma Seaman
Sally Graham

They’ve each won a pair of tickets to their preferred show on the British rockers’ upcoming UK tour supporting their new LP, ‘A Deeper Cut’, which is released today through Earache Records. If you missed out on the competition, head here to buy tickets.

Visit Stereoboard’s competition pages for more prize draws and giveaways.

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The Temperance Movement Deliver Rock ‘n’ Roll With A Side Of Soul

The Temperance Movement / Shoreditch / Shot by Rob Blackham /Earache Records

Shortly after the release of their second album, ‘White Bear’, the Temperance Movement were joined by the Sheepdogs at Cardiff’s Y Plas to drive a point home: rock ‘n’ roll is doing just fine, thanks. Jon Stickler was there.

The Sheepdogs are no longer Canada’s little blues-rock secret. Having put out ‘Future Nostalgia’ last year, their fifth full length to date, the first unsigned band to make the cover of Rolling Stone rattled out a short set of tight harmonies and retro licks, making for an enticing teaser ahead of their return to Cardiff as part of a headlining tour in April.

Two and a half years since the arrival of their acclaimed self-titled debut, the Temperance Movement are back to shout about their sophomore effort, the more polished ‘White Bear’, which has seen the band overcome the difficult second album syndrome to a fanfare of praise. Many are now happy to hail them as rock ‘n’ roll’s next big thing.

Seeming genuinely excited to be back, the band have slogged long and hard since their last UK outing and their pumped up confidence beamed throughout opening newbies Three Bullets and Oh Lorraine and their debut’s Midnight Black and Be Lucky. Switching between their two albums for the next 90 minutes, fusing blues-rock, soul, funk and traits of jazz, the quintet’s unbridled set sprawls from late ‘60s soul to ‘Sticky Fingers’-era Stones and the British blues explosion, to the vintage sounds of Crosby Stills And Nash and to contemporary rock bands such as Kasabian and the Black Keys.

Led by swaggering frontman Phil Campbell, who threw some truly magnificent shapes across every inch of the stage, the band further impressed with new songs Magnify, The Sun and Moon Roll Around Too Soon, White Bear, Get Yourself Free and Battle Lines, while also striking a chord with new fans via older favourites Pride, Only Friend, Take It Back. Smouldering saw Campbell’s honeyed voice really shine, while the guitar partnership of Paul Sayer and Matt White traded licks for an extended jam.

Ending with a three song encore, I’m Hope I’m Not Losing My Mind, A Pleasant Peace I Feel and Lovers And Fighters, surprisingly a trio of softer songs, this spirited return signalled the beginning of another huge year for one of the UK’s most rousing rock bands.

Head here to check out our recent interview with the Temperance Movement.

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