This Week’s New Releases: Taylor Swift, Evanescence And Shed Seven

This week is bonkers! Pretty much every music publication is talking about the fact Taylor Swift has a new record out, Evanescence have re-recorded tracks from their back catalogue with a full orchestra for ‘Synthesis’ and Shed Seven have put out LP #5.

If none of that floats your boat there’s plenty more to check out below.

BC Unidos -‘Bicycle’ EP (Columbia)

Billy Ray Cyrus – ‘Set the Record Straight’ (Flatwoods Records)

Cam’ron – ‘The Program’ Mixtape

The Corrs – ‘Jupiter Calling’ (East West/Warner Bros)

Dama Scout – ‘Dama Scout’ EP (Hand In Hive)

Elton John – ‘Diamonds’ (UMC)

Evanescence – ‘Synthesis’ (RCA)

Jidenna – ‘Boomerang’ EP (Epic)

Lonely The Brave – ‘Things Will Matter (Redux)’ (Hassle Records)

Metallica – ‘Master Of Puppets (Reissue)’ (Blackened/Virgin EMI)

PNAU – ‘Changa’ (etcetc)

Project Mama Earth – ‘Mama Earth’ EP (Provogue/Mascot)

R.E.M. – ‘Automatic For The People (25th Anniversary Edition)’ (Craft/Concord)

Seal – ‘Standards’ (Decca)

Shed Seven – ‘Instant Pleasures’ (Infectious)

Sleigh Bells – ‘Kid Kruschev’ (Lucky Number)

Smokey Robinson – ‘Christmas Everyday’ (Amazon Original)

Spinning Coin – ‘Permo’ (Geographic)

Taylor Swift – ‘Reputation’ (Big Machine/Virgin)

Tears For Fears – ‘Rule The Worlds: The Greatest Hits’ (Mercury)

Teen Daze – ‘Themes For A New Earth’ (Flora)

UNKLE – ‘A Night’s Interlude EP. 1 (The Road Reconstructed)’ (Songs For The Def)

Walk The Moon – ‘What If Nothing’ (RCA)

Wiz Khalifa – ‘Laugh Now, Fly Later’ (Rostrum/Atlantic)

Quicksand – ‘Interiors’ (Epitaph)

Yung Lean – ‘Stranger’ (YEAR0001)

The Zephyr Bones – ‘Secret Place’ (La Castanya)

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Top Tours This Week: Bruno Mars, Bryan Adams, Foo Fighters, Gary Barlow, Seal, Paul Heaton And Jacqui Abbott, Levellers, Walk The Moon, Tonight Alive and more…

In addition to announcements by Foo Fighters, Gary Barlow and Seal last week, we have more big ticket news to reveal. Bruno Mars has been announced as the second headliner of the British Summer Time series at Hyde Park in London, Bryan Adams is set to return to the UK in the spring, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott have announced shows as part of Forest Live, Levellers will support a new acoustic record with unplugged dates in February and March, Walk The Moon have announced plans to tour the UK in April and Tonight Alive have announced they will accompany their new LP, ‘Underworld’, with a UK tour in March. Check out the rest of our pick of this week’s tour news below:

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars will top the bill at London’s Hyde Park on July 14 as part of the British Summer Time series, with Khalid set to open.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 20.
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Bryan Adams

The Canadian pop-rocker will support his new album ‘Ultimate’ with shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle and London, where he’ll play the SSE Arena Wembley and the O2, in May.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 20.
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Foo Fighters

The rock giants will play two shows at the London Stadium and another at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium in June, following up the release of their ‘Concrete and Gold’ LP.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 20.
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Gary Barlow

The Take That member, who is set to release his new book, A Better Me, next week, has lined up 34 dates across the UK and Ireland between April 16 and June 9.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on October 20.
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The vocalist will support his new album, ‘Standards’, out on November 10, with shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gateshead, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, Nottingham, Birmingham and London in February.
Tickets are on sale at 10am on October 20.
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Paul Heaton And Jacqui Abbott

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, who kick off a tour of the UK and Ireland later this week, have announced Forest Live shows at Delamere Forest, Thetford Forest, Westonbirt Arboretum, Bedgebury Pinetum, Sherwood Pines, Dalby Forest and Cannock Chase in June. Billy Bragg is set to open.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 20.
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The band will accompany the release of their unplugged LP, ‘We The Collective’, with February shows in Wrexham, Preston, Buxton, Cheltenham, Yeovil, York, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Basingstoke, Cambridge, Leicester, Bexhill On Sea, Winchester and London, where they’ll play the Roundhouse. Support comes from Ginger Wildheart on all dates except London.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 20.
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Walk The Moon

The Cincinnati pop-rock quartet will return at the start of April for shows at the O2 Ritz in Manchester, Stylus in Leeds, Birmingham’s O2 Institute, O2 Academy Bristol, Norwich’s Waterfront Theatre, Glasgow’s O2 ABC and the O2 Forum in London.
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 20, prices start at £18.00/£21.00 plus booking fees.
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Tonight Alive

Tonight Alive will tour the UK in March next year, following up the release of their new album, ‘Underworld’, which arrives on January 12 through Hopeless Records.
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 20.
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Also announced this week, so far

Cliff Richard, Khalid, James and Ola, Nathan Carter, Bon Iver, Majid Jordan, Tom Chaplin, Nick Hayward, The Dunwells, The Wytches, Calexico, The Hunna, Amanda Palmer, Elder Island, The Pale White, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Turbowolf, Willie J Healey, As It Is, Sofi Tukker, Idlewild, Country to Country, Grumpy Old Women, Jocelyn Brown, Samantha Fish, Blind Pilot, The Magic Gang, Colter Wall, Belly, Spring King, High Tyde, Hannah Trigwell, Gengahr, Ella Mai, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Pale Seas, 36 Crazyfists and more.

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This Week’s New Releases: Faith No More, Hot Chip And Brandon Flowers


This week we are treated to some massive releases. Faith No More have finally unleashed ‘Sol Invictus’, the band’s first new album in 18 years, Hot Chip have released their sixth album, ‘Why Make Sense?’, and Brandon Flowers goes it alone for the second time on his sophomore solo album, ‘The Desired Effect’. Make sure to check out the rest of this week’s new releases below.

Faith No More – ‘Sol Invictus’ (Reclamation/ Ipecac)

Brandon Flowers – ‘The Desired Effect’ ( Virgin EMI)

Hot Chip – ‘Why Make Sense?’ (Domino)

Walk The Moon – ‘Talking Is Hard’ (RCA)

Paul Weller – ‘Saturns Pattern’ (Parlophone)

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