This Week’s New Releases: Miley Cyrus, The Smashing Pumpkins And Palm Reader

This week is a mixed bag for sure. Miley Cyrus has put our her highly anticipated new record that features collaborations with Dua Lipa, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Billy Idol and Steve Nicks, while the Smashing Pumpkins have returned with a double LP, and Palm Reader have shared the follow-up to 2018’s ‘Braille’.

In the mood for some more new music? Head below.

AJ Tracey – ‘Secure The Bag! 2’ (AJ Tracey)

Ane Brun – ‘How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorrow’ (Balloon Ranger Recordings)

Dream Theater – ‘Distant Memories – Live In London (Bonus Track Edition)’ (InsideOut)

Exit Kid – ‘Garden’ EP (Emre Turkmen)

Flohio – ‘No Panic No Pain’ (AlphaTone)

Gary Barlow – ‘Music Played By Humans’ (Polydor)

Heavy Pettin – ‘Best Of’ (Burnt Out Wreckords/Cherry Red)

Juicy J – ‘The Hustle Continues’ (Trippy Music/Entertainment One U.S.)

Miley Cyrus – ‘Plastic Hearts’ (RCA)

Palm Reader – ‘Sleepless’ (Church Road Records)

Paul Weller – ‘On Sunset (Remixes)’ EP (Solid Bond/Polydor)

Perry Farrell – ‘The Glitz; The Glamour’ (Last Man)

The Psychotic Monks – ‘Private Meaning First’ (FatCat Records)

Seasick Steve – ‘Blues In Mono’ (There’s A Dead Skunk Records)

Shakin’ Stevens – ‘Singled Out’ (BMG)

The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘CYR’ (Sumerian Records)

Steps – ‘What The Future Holds’ (BMG)

Sundara Karma – ‘Kill Me’ EP (Chess Club Recordings)

Supergrass – ‘Live On Other Planets (Live 2020)’ (Supergrass Records)

Tim Burgess – ‘Ascent Of The Ascended’ EP (Bella Union)

Tori Handsley – ‘As We Stand’ (Cadillac Records)

Will Joseph Cook – ‘Something To Feel Good About’ (Bad Hotel)

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Things We Love This Week: Eades, Will Joseph Cook, Declan McKenna vs The Rolling Stones

Guess who’s back, back again… it’s me, Sophie Williams, Stereoboard’s resident new music obsessive. Welcome (back) to Things We Love This Week, my weekly round-up of the latest tunes that you should be wrapping your ears around, and the viral moments that you need to know about right now. 

Eades – I Want More

If you haven’t already heard, buzzy up-and-comers Eades have dropped an absolute scorcher this week. Their latest single, the woozy I Want More, swiftly follows the Leeds quartet’s debut EP, July’s ‘Microcosmic Things’, and its slow-burning, light-speckled riffs make for a sweet tribute to the lo-fi punk haze of the Velvet Underground’s seminal self-titled album.

It’s got a killer chorus that becomes more addictive by the listen, as its chugging rhythm section of soft drum beats and breathy vocals gives way to a downward spiral of tilting guitars. Stunning stuff: Eades can go anywhere from here.

Will Joseph Cook – Be Around Me

He’s a charmer, our Will. Be Around Me, the latest cut to be taken from the singer-songwriter’s forthcoming second LP, ‘Something To Feel Good About’, is a sickly sweet slice of bubbly indie-pop that revels in its cutesy sentiments, toe-tapping beats and the 23-year-old’s ability to ricochet between a warbling, swoon-worthy falsetto and characteristic, multi-layered vocals.

Be warned: the dizzying — almost headache-inducing, Bertie Gilbert-directed video is not for the faint-hearted; the clip sees the camera spin uncontrollably as Cook sings along to the track’s poppy melody. In the words of our saviour Kylie Minogue: “I’m spinning around, Move outta my way…”

Declan McKenna vs the Rolling Stones

2020: the year of coronavirus and…chart battles. Yes, you read that right. This year has played host to a series of nail-biting races for the top spot on the Official UK Albums Chart between ballsy indie heroes and pop superstars. Fontaines D.C. vs Taylor Swift! Sports Team vs Lady Gaga! DECLAN MCKENNA VS THE ROLLING STONES!!!

The indie-pop troubadour spent the past week rallying up his 145,000 Twitter followers (and beyond) in a daring attempt to to take down the Rolling Stones, whose reissue of ‘Goats Head Soup’ (first released in 1973) ended up neck-and-neck in a tight race with his new LP, ‘Zeros’, for number one. As the last-minute panic from his septuagenarian rivals — who haphazardly flogged their “luxury” CDs for a fiver — proved, it’s simply McKenna’s world and we’re all living in it.

Credit: Declan McKenna Twitter

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This Week’s New Releases: Weezer, Julien Baker And Stereophonics

This week, as has become the norm, we’ve got a massively mixed bag. Weezer have put out the follow up to last year’s ‘White Album’, Stereophonics have followed up 2015’s ‘Keep The Village Alive’ and Julien Baker has offered up her sophomore LP. Oh, and Fever Ray has returned with a new album, having only announced it yesterday.

Still not enough for ya? There’s plenty more to check out below.

Baxter Dury – ‘Prince Of Tears’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Bootsy Collins – ‘World Wide Funk’ (Mascot Records)

Fever Ray – ‘Plunge’ (Rabid Records)

George Maple – ‘Lover’ (Virgin EMI)

Gord Downie – ‘Introduce Yerself’ (Arts & Crafts/Caroline)

Gregory Porter – ‘Nat King Cole And Me’ (Blue Note/Decca)

Hollywood Undead – ‘Five’ (BMG)

Jamie Lenman – ‘Devolver’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Jayce Lewis – ‘Million’ (Caroline)

John Maus – ‘Screen Memories’ (Ribbon)

Julien Baker – ‘Turn Out The Lights’ (Matador)

Kelly Clarkson – ‘Meaning Of Live’ (Atlantic)

Majid Jordan – ‘The Space Between’ (Parlophone)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe – ‘Together Again’ (Decca)

MØ – ‘When I Was Young’ EP

Out Lines – ‘Conflats’ (Rock Action)

Slaughter Beach, Dog – ‘Birdie’ (Big Scary Monsters/Lame-O Records)

Sleeping With Sirens – ‘Live & Acoustic from NYC’ (Warner Bros.)

Snoop Dogg – ‘Make America Crip Again’ (Doggystyle Records/EMPIRE)

Stereophonics – ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ (Parlophone)

Strange Hellos – ‘Chromatic’ (Brilliance Records)

Theory Of A Dead Man – ‘Wake Up Call’ (Roadrunner)

Tourist – ‘Wash’ EP

Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Beach House 3’ (Atlantic)

The Used – ‘The Canyon’ (Hopeless Records)

Weezer – ‘Pacific Daydream’ (Crush Music)

Will Joseph Cook – ‘If You Want To Make Money’ EP

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This Week’s New Releases: Kendrick Lamar, Little Dragon And Will Joseph Cook

This week the conversation has revolved around Kendrick Lamar, who has announced his new record, ‘Damn’, the follow up to ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ and the ‘Untitled Unmastered.’ compilation. But there are a buttload of other awesome records coming out this week. Little Dragon are putting out LP #5 and Will Joseph Cook is releasing his highly-anticipated debut album.

Not enough for you? Check out some of the other new releases below.

Barenaked Ladies and The Persuasians – ‘Ladies And Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions’ (Raisin’ Records)

Fionn Regan – ‘The Meetings Of The Waters’ (Abbey Records)

John Mayer – ‘The Search For Everything’ (Columbia)

The King Blues – ‘The Gospel Truth’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Kendrick Lamar – ‘DAMN’ (Aftermath/Interscope)

Leslie Mendelson – ‘Love And Murder’ (The Royal Potato Family)

Lillie Mae – ‘Forever And Then Some’ (Third Man Records)

Little Dragon – ‘Season High’ (Because)

Little Hurricane – ‘Same Sun Same Moon’ (Mascot)

Part Chimp – ‘Iv’ (Rock Action)

Splashh – ‘Waiting A Lifetime’ (Cinematic)

The String Cheese Incident – ‘Believe’ (SCI Fidelity Records)

Tinie Tempah – ‘Youth’ (Disturbing London/Parlophone)

Will Joseph Cook – ‘Sweet Dreamer’ (Atlantic)

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