Watch Maggie Rogers’ vibrant new video for ‘Horses’

“I was at Real World Studios with my dearest collaborator, Kid Harpoon. On day one, I sat down at the piano and he sat down at the drums and ‘Overdrive’ came pouring out.  I knew immediately it would be the opening track of the record. We started day two with ‘That’s Where I Am,’ caught ‘I’ve Got A Friend’ after lunch, and came back for ‘Horses’ after dinner and a glass or two of wine. Tom started playing guitar and immediately I started writing. I looked up to ask him what he thought and he simply said, ‘keep going.’ I wondered if maybe it was time to call it a night and he simply said, ‘keep going.’

She added: “When I finished the words, I suggested we record in the morning and he said, ‘give it one take.’ That take is ‘Horses.’ It’s a song about letting go. About wanting to feel free in a time where I felt an overwhelming amount of numbness. Sometimes I’m singing to a loved one, sometimes a friend. Sometimes I think I’m singing to myself. And I love that I can’t always tell the difference.”

Watch the ‘Horses’ video below.

Last month, Rogers shared dates for a UK and European tour on the back of ‘Surrender’. Find ticket details here and see all upcoming dates below.

Ahead of the tour, she will play Latitude Festival next weekend (July 22).

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JULY 2022
22 – Latitude Festival, Southwold, UK

OCTOBER 2022
31 – O2 Academy, Leeds, UK

NOVEMBER 2022
1 – O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
2 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
4 – O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
5 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
7 – O2 Bristol Academy, Bristol, UK
8 – Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK
10 – Alexandra Palace, London, UK
15 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
17 – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
19 – Komplex, Zurich, Switzerland
21 – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany
22 – Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
23 – Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
25 – TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark
27 – Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
28 – Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden

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The Big Moon talk new album ‘Here Is Everything’: “ I just couldn’t believe I would ever do anything creative again”

The album pulls from both of those strands, but is largely a document of the frontwoman’s journey through pregnancy. Most of the songs on it were written before she gave birth, with four more – including the new single ‘Wide Eyes’ – penned six months after.

“So much of the album I wrote while I was pregnant and basically just wondering what the hell this was going to be like,” she explained. “When I listen to it now, I can hear myself saying all these things and having all these anxieties. Those songs are a bit more floaty and just thinking about things and the songs I wrote after are more like the reality of extreme highs and extreme lows and the whole hormonal madness.”

‘Wide Eyes’ – a glittering, emotional and skyscraping ode to companionship and love – came at a time when Jackson was struggling to write. “I was a mess but I also felt this new kind of happiness that I’ve never felt before,” she said. “I felt like I just needed to write about it.”

Teaming up with songwriter Jessica Winter, the pair turned Jackson’s ideas into “a snapshot of insane, blissed-out, hormonal joy”: “I was just having absolutely huge feelings and I needed to write a huge song about it.”

The album’s title is similarly colossal – ‘Here Is Everything’. It’s a moniker Jackson said felt necessary for the record because of the mammoth experiences it documents: “I couldn’t have given any more to this album really.”

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The artwork too – shot by photographer Pooneh Ghana – captures the enormity of what was about to happen in her life. On the cover, the musician kneels on a bed, pregnant belly on display – a Beyoncé moment for the indie star. Empowering as the image may be, the singer had her reservations about that photo being put on the sleeve at first.

“I felt like I need to be very brave for that to be the album cover,” she said. “I just felt really exposed. Beyoncé is Beyoncé, but I’m just me and it takes a lot of confidence to just be there with all your skin out and be pregnant. It took a while to get used to the idea and then, when I did, I loved it.”

When the musician took the songs she’d been working on to her bandmates, they were “amazed”. Drummer Fern Ford and bassist Celia Archer (guitarist Soph Nathan is absent from our interview) said they were struggling to stay optimistic about the future of the band – or the world – during the pandemic. “The whole world felt like it was over,” said Archer. “Fern and I did a very similar thing of being like, ‘Let’s go get other jobs or do other things because we can’t rely on this’.”

Ford added: “I couldn’t believe Jules was able to seemingly whip these songs up, and then she goes and has a baby, doesn’t speak for months and then is like, ‘OK, here’s four more!’ It was really impressive.”

At the time, Jackson didn’t feel like she was making anything impressive, though, her head and body shaken up by the act of growing new life. “I was so tired and exhausted, hormonal and just breastfeeding like crazy, I just couldn’t believe I would ever do anything creative again or that I would do anything worthwhile,” she said.

Becoming a mum has made Jackson reconsider her role not just in life, but as a musician too. Now, being in the band feels like even more her own thing, removed from her home life. “It’s really wonderful that I’ve been able to come back from going through that journey and come back to something that feels like it’s really mine,” she said.  “Some of my friends who are parents have found it really hard to go back to work or what they used to do – sometimes you take a year off for maternity leave and you come back to your life and you’re like, ‘What is this? What’s the point of all this?’”

‘Here Is Everything’ could have been very different. The Big Moon had an album ready to go in spring 2021 and were setting the wheels in motion to launch it, but something was off. “The idea originally was to get it out before Jules had the baby,” Archer explained. “We were about to shoot the video for the first single and decided to put the brakes on and give it some breathing space.”

When they returned to the record, they did so in a way that took things back to the very basic ingredients of the band – no outside producers, no expensive studios putting time constraints on their work, just the four members in the studio Ford built in her spare room. “We all have different skills we can bring to the table so we returned to the four of us and opened up these tracks and went, ‘What does this song need?’” Archer said. “We didn’t think about anything else – where it would sit on the album, if it was going to be a single. Now it’s a really special album for us – I can hear everyone’s individual fingerprints on every part of it.”

In September, the band will finally get back on the road for a headline tour that has been rescheduled several times and includes some of their biggest shows to date. “We’re so excited – some of the new songs on the album, when I listen to them and imagine we’re going to play them live, I just cry,” laughed Archer. “My only hesitation is we’ve been here before – once it’s happening I’ll be really happy.”

The Big Moon release ‘Here Is Everything’ on October 14 via Fiction Records. Pre-order it here.

The band’s upcoming tour dates are below. Visit here for tickets and more info.

JULY
17 – Finsbury Park, London (w/ George Ezra)
22 – Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight 
23 – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
24 – Leopallooza, Cornwall
29 – Kendal Calling, Cumbria
30 – Underneath The Stars, Yorkshire
31 – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
SEPTEMBER
19 – The Leadmill, Sheffield
20 – Concorde 2, Brighton
21 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
23 September – Oran Mor, Glasgow
24 September – Newcastle University
25 September – Academy 2, Manchester
27 September – Tramshed, Cardiff
28 September – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

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The Weeknd postpones opening show in Toronto: “This one hurts the most”

He added: “I’m crushed & heartbroken. Been at the venue all day but it’s out of my hands because of the Rogers outage. Operations and safety are compromised and I tried  my absolute best.

“This one hurts the most, and we will make this show happen, but unfortunately not tonight. I know how long you’ve been waiting and how hard a lot of you worked to make it to the show and experience this special moment with me. I can’t wait to see you all.”

A new date for Toronto has not yet been announced.

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— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) July 8, 2022

Earlier this week, The Weeknd announced new support acts for his upcoming North American stadium concerts – dubbed the ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ tour – after Doja Cat was forced to pull out.

Back in May, Doja Cat announced that she was to cancel all her 2022 live dates, including festival shows and the tour with The Weeknd, to recover from tonsil surgery.

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The tour will now see support on select dates from Snoh Aalegra, Kaytranada and Mike Dean.

‘After Hours Til Dawn’ will take The Weeknd next to Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more.

See the full list of dates below.

JULY
Wednesday 8 – Toronto, Rogers Centre
Tuesday 14 – Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field
Thursday 16 – New York, Metlife Stadium
Tuesday 21 – Boston, Gillette Stadium
Friday 24 – Chicago, Soldier Field
Monday 27  – Detroit, Ford Field
Thursday 30 – Washington, FedExField Thursday

AUGUST
Thursday 4 – Tampa, Raymond James Stadium
Saturday 6 – Miami, Hard Rock Stadium
Thursday 11 – Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Sunday 14 – Arlington, AT&T Stadium
Thursday 18 – Denver, Empower Field at Mile High
Saturday 20 – Las Vegas, Allegiant Stadium
Tuesday 23 – Vancouver, BC Place
Thursday 25 – Seattle, Lumen Field
Saturday 27 – San Francisco, Levi’s Stadium
Tuesday 30 – Phoenix, State Farm Stadium

SEPTEMBER
Friday 2 – Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium

According to a press release, the North American dates are just the first leg in a world tour that will also includes stops in Mexico, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and the Middle East which are yet to be announced.

The Weeknd’s latest album, ‘Dawn FM’, arrived back in January of this year. In a four-star review, NME said the follow-up to 2020’s ‘After Hours’ “feels like the first steps on a journey for The Weeknd to find peace with himself; perhaps next time we hear from him, he’ll be fully embracing the light of day”.

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The Weeknd announces new opening acts to replace Doja Cat on his tour

After its opening in Toronto, ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ will take The Weeknd to Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more.

See the full list of dates below.

JULY
Wednesday 8 – Toronto, Rogers Centre
Tuesday 14 – Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field
Thursday 16 – New York, Metlife Stadium
Tuesday 21 – Boston, Gillette Stadium
Friday 24 – Chicago, Soldier Field
Monday 27  – Detroit, Ford Field
Thursday 30 – Washington, FedExField Thursday

AUGUST
Thursday 4 – Tampa, Raymond James Stadium
Saturday 6 – Miami, Hard Rock Stadium
Thursday 11 – Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Sunday 14 – Arlington, AT&T Stadium
Thursday 18 – Denver, Empower Field at Mile High
Saturday 20 – Las Vegas, Allegiant Stadium
Tuesday 23 – Vancouver, BC Place
Thursday 25 – Seattle, Lumen Field
Saturday 27 – San Francisco, Levi’s Stadium
Tuesday 30 – Phoenix, State Farm Stadium

SEPTEMBER
Friday 2 – Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium

The Weeknd. CREDIT: Getty Images

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According to a press release, the North American dates are just the first leg in a world tour that will also includes stops in Mexico, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and the Middle East which are yet to be announced.

Additionally, the singer – real name Abel Tesfaye – has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to launch the XO Humanitarian Fund. $1 from each ticket sold on the tour will go towards the fund, which works toward ending the global hunger crisis. Tesfaye will also donate $500,000 to the fund.

“The goal with this fund is to provide immediate life-saving support to people who are on the brink of starvation,” Tesfaye commented in a statement. “I’m so thankful to have WFP as a partner and to further expand our reach to those who need it most.”

The Weeknd’s latest album, ‘Dawn FM’, arrived back in January of this year. In a four-star review, NME said the follow-up to 2020’s ‘After Hours’ “feels like the first steps on a journey for The Weeknd to find peace with himself; perhaps next time we hear from him, he’ll be fully embracing the light of day”.

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Listen to Baby Queen’s “liberating” new song ‘Nobody Really Cares’

She added: “I think it’s really liberating to know that nobody cares about your self expression as much as you sometimes think they do so filtering yourself to please them is pointless.”

Listen to ‘Nobody Really Cares’ below.

‘Nobody Really Cares’ and ‘Colours Of You’ are the artist’s first new music since the release of 2021’s “underdog’s anthem” ‘Wannabe’.

At a recent London show, the cast of Heartstopper joined Baby Queen on stage for her performance of ‘Colours Of You’.

“To be asked to be a part of a story as beautiful and culturally important as Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper was unbelievable, and still feels completely surreal,” Latham said about recording ‘Colours Of You’ when the song was released last week.

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“‘Colours Of You’ is a song I wrote about one of the lead character’s journeys through the discovery and acceptance of his own sexuality. The song means a lot to me and is different to a lot of the music people have heard from me before, so I feel like I get to show a different side to myself as an artist and a writer,” she added.

Baby Queen is currently at the tail end of a support tour with Olivia Rodrigo. Check out the remaining dates below and get tickets here.

JULY 2022
4 – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham (w/ Olivia Rodrigo)
6 – London, Eventim Apollo (w/ Olivia Rodrigo)
7 – London, Eventim Apollo (w/ Olivia Rodrigo)

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Rammstein’s huge Coventry gig heard over 10 miles away

“Some were confused at what the noise until others said it was the rock band’s gig.”

The outlet revealed that Facebook posts from local residents revealed that they could hear “loud thumping” and “a loud beat through their closed windows,” adding: “A loud boom was heard around 10:20PM as fireworks lit up the night sky to end the gig.”

See footage from Rammstein’s massive stadium show below.

The band’s new tour, which stretches throughout 2022, follows the release of the German rockers’ eighth album, ‘Zeit’, which was released earlier this year. As revealed last month, two sets of piano players, Duo Jatekok and Duo Abélard, are set to support the band’s shows in both Europe and North America.

Tickets for North American dates can be found here, while tickets for European dates can be purchased here.

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See the band’s full 2022 touring schedule below.

JUNE
30 – Cardiff, UK – Principality Stadium

JULY
4 – Nijmegen, NL – Goffertpark
5 – Nijmegen, NL – Goffertpark
8 – Lyon, FR – Groupama Stadium
9 – Lyon, FR – Groupama Stadium
12 – Turin, IT – Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
16 – Warsaw, PL – PGE Narodowy
20 – Tallinn, EE – Song Festival Grounds
24 – Oslo, NO – Bjerke Travbane
28 – Gothenburg, SE – Ulevi Stadium
29 – Gothenburg, SE – Ulevi Stadium
30 – Gothenburg, SE – Ulevi Stadium

AUGUST
3 – Ostend, BE – Park De Nieuwe Koers
4 – Ostend, BE – Park De Nieuwe Koers
21 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
27 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
31 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field

SEPTEMBER
3 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
6 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
9 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
17 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
23 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
24 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

OCTOBER
1 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
2 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
4 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol

In a four-star review of their latest record, NME wrote: “‘Zeit’ might be a more reflective album than previous Rammstein records, but it’s still an energetic, swaggering beast. Nearly 30 years into their career, the band remain as ambitious and as fiery as ever with their nightmarish, industrial rock sounding as daring as ever.”

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea wants to play Popeye in a live-action movie

Although he’s predominantly known as the bassist for the California rock titans, Flea has been acting in TV shows and major motion pictures for decades.

Some of his most notable roles include Back To The Future II and III, The Big Lebowski, Baby Driver, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, The Chase, My Own Private Idaho, and he’s voiced characters in The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad.

Created by E.C. Segar, Popeye initially started off in 1929 as a comic book. The character made its way to the big screen in a 1980 with the release of a live-action musical directed by Robert Altman and starring Robin Williams as the titular character.

Whether a new Popeye movie is in the works is not known at this point, but judging from the responses to Flea’s tweet it looks like people would be into the idea.

Hollywood Heights actor Meredith Salenger was among those in his replies, telling the bassist: “Robert Altman’s was one of my favs. Robin Williams. The set. The music – Harry Nilsson. Shelley Duvall singing ‘he needs me’ (later used in punch drunk love). Perfection. And yes… you would be perfect casting.”

Robert Altman’s was one of my favs. Robin Williams. The set. The music – Harry Nilsson. Shelley Duvall singing “he needs me” (later used in punch drunk love). Perfection. And yes… you would be perfect casting🥰

— Meredith Salenger (@MeredthSalenger) June 20, 2022

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Meanwhile, Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently in the middle of their world stadium tour in support of their new album, ‘Unlimited Love’, the band’s first since 2016’s The Getaway’ and the first to feature long-serving guitarist John Frusciante in over a decade.

You can check out the remaining dates below:

JUNE 2022
22 – Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford=
25 – London, London Stadium~
29 – Dublin, Marlay Park~

JULY 2022
1 – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park~
3 – Leuven, Rock Werchter
5 – Cologne, RheinEnergieStadium=
8 – Paris, Stade de France~
12 – Hamburg, Volksparkstadion=
23 – Denver, Empower Field at Mile High*
27 – San Diego, Petco Park*
29 – Santa Clara, Levi’s Stadium+
31 – Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium+

AUGUST 2022
3 – Seattle, T-Mobile Park^
6 – Las Vegas, Allegiant Stadium^^
10 – Atlanta, Truist Park^
12 – Nashville, Nissan Stadium^
14 – Detroit, Comerica Park^
17 – East Rutherford, Metlife Stadium^
19 – Chicago, Soldier Field^
21 – Toronto, Rogers Centre^
30 – Miami, Hard Rock Stadium^

SEPTEMBER 2022
1 – Charlotte, Bank of America Stadium^
3 – Philadelphia, Citizens Bank Park^
8 – Washington, Nationals Park^
10 – Boston, Fenway Park#
15 – Orlando, Camping World Stadium^
18 – Arlington, Globe Life Field^

=with special guests A$AP Rocky and Thundercat
~with special guests Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Thundercat
*with special guests HAIM and Thundercat
+with special guests Beck and Thundercat
^with special guests The Strokes and Thundercat
^^with special guests The Strokes and King Princess
# with special guests St. Vincent and Thundercat

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The Snuts announce second album, ‘Burn The Empire Out’

He continued: “There are songs about the highs & lows, stuff we really want to talk about and things we cannot help but feel, but have just never made the space to.”

Due out October 7 via Parlophone Records, the album has so far been previewed by three tracks: ‘End Of The Road’ featuring Rachel Chinouriri, ‘Zuckerpunch’, and the album’s title track.

Alongside the news of their second LP, The Snuts have released another track from the album, the “care-free, four to the floor, singalong indie anthem” ‘The Rodeo’. You can listen to it below.

“‘The Rodeo’ is about knowing that your life is more often than not completely out of your control,” explained Cochrane. “It is about finding merit in the madness and celebrating the journey and not just the destination. It is the musical equivalent of cowboys vs. aliens.”

He added: “We want it to encourage the feeling of absolute pure, inclusive escapism through guitar music.”

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You can see the tracklisting for ‘Burn The Empire’ below; pre-order it here.

1. ‘Burn The Empire’
2. ‘Zuckerpunch’
3. ‘The Rodeo’
4. ’13’
5. ‘Knuckles’
6. ‘End of the Road’ (feat. Rachel Chinouriri)
7. ‘Pigeons In New York’
8. ‘Hallelujah Moment’
9. ‘Cosmic Electronica’
10. ‘Yesterday’
11. ‘Blah Blah Blah’

The Snuts are set to play at a number of UK festivals this summer, including Glastonbury this weekend. They are also supporting Kings Of Leon on their UK tour – you can see their upcoming tour dates below and find tickets here.

JUNE 2022
26 – Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival
28 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro Arena*
29 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena*

JULY 2022
1 – London, O2 Arena*
9 – Glasgow, TRNSMT
19 – Glasgow, Hampden Park w/ Gerry Cinnamon
29 – Matlock, Y Not
31 – Penrith, Kendall Calling

NOVEMBER 2022
19 – Liverpool, M&S Arena +

* Supporting Kings Of Leon

+ Supporting Jamie Webster

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Roger Daltrey has two generations of Townshends in his UK solo tour band

The news comes as Daltrey embarks on his 12-date UK tour where he’ll play The Who classics and solo songs as well as host some fan Q&As.

Roger Daltrey. CREDIT: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

The remaining line-up for Daltrey’s solo band is as follows: Doug Boyle (guitar); Geraint Watkins (keyboards); John Hogg (bass); Jody Linscott (percussion); Billy Nicholls (backing vocals); Steve ‘West’ Weston (harmonica), and Katie Jacoby (violin).

Roger Daltrey UK tour dates 2022 (any remaining tickets available here):

JUNE 2022
Monday 20: Bournemouth International Centre
Wednesday 22: Brighton Centre
Friday 24 – Oxford New Theatre
Monday 27 – Portsmouth Guildhall
Wednesday 29 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

JULY 2022
Friday 01 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Monday 04 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wednesday 06 – Glasgow Armadillo
Saturday 09 – Manchester O2 Apollo
Monday 11 – Liverpool Empire
Wednesday 13 – Newcastle City Hall
Sunday 17 – London Palladium

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Daltrey’s summer UK tour dates have been rescheduled from last year.

In other news, The Who‘s recent North American tour took them to Cincinnati, Ohio for their first performance in the city for nearly 45 years after an infamous tragedy.

The midwest US city was the centre of a tragedy during the band’s tour in December of 1979. A crowd crush that occurred while fans were entering the Riverfront Coliseum left 11 dead and dozens more injured.

A documentary on the tragedy The Night That Changed Rock aired in 2019 and featured interviews with Daltrey and Townshend.

The band waived their fee for the performance, donating all ticket proceeds to local charities. The families of nine of the 11 victims were also in attendance, as they were given VIP front row tickets to the show.

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AJ Tracey officially releases freestyle track ‘Seoul’

He continues: “I’m in the VIP with a bad gyal lurkin’/ No RiRi, I got this one workin’/ Never had to take girls to the Shard or Bond Street/ But the same ting still gherkin’/ Djokovic for the love I’m servin’/ If it’s blue lights in the rear, I’m swervin’/ From the muds you can be certain/ I’ve been around crocodile teeth like Irwin.”

You can listen to ‘Seoul’ below:

Tracey’s latest track follows the release of ‘Reasonable’, the rapper’s first new solo music release of 2022, and came following his 2021 studio album ‘Flu Game’.

Meanwhile, Tracey is set to play a host of live dates this summer, including a headline show in London for Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby X event.

You can see his upcoming tour dates below and find UK tickets here.

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JUNE 2022
18 – Sonar, Barcelona, Spain
26 – Color Cafe, Brussels, Belgium

JULY 2022
1 – Wknd Fest, Helsinki, Finland
2 – Forbidden Forest, East Midlands
7 – Rolling Loud, Portimão, Portugal
9 – Crystal Palace Park, London
10 – Nass, Bath
24 – Solnaro, Braga, Portugal
31 – Loosefest, Newcastle

AUGUST 2022
6 – Sunny Hill, Kosovo
12 – Way Out West, Gothenburg, Sweden
13 – Øya, Oslo, Norway

SEPTEMBER 2022
3 – Sundown, Norwich
11 – Rolling Loud, Toronto, Canada

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Röyksopp announce ‘Profound Mysteries II’: “We want to get your senses going”

“For the keen ear, you’ll notice the heavy references. We’ve always had that in our music, but this time it’s more blatant. It’s meant as a tribute, not a rip-off. You’ll find things that could point to the likes of Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode, but also genres like Italo Disco and ‘90s UK rave.”

Berge explained how “the over-arching thing with ‘Profound Mysteries’ is to “trigger your imagination – to get your senses going” as well as posing “existential questions”. Many fans have noticed how the vivid lyricism and bittersweet sounds from ‘part one’ harked back to their seminal debut ‘Melody AM’, while also introducing new elements.

“It’s kind of what we do and what we always have done,” he said. “We hail from the club scene. The UK and mainland Europe was very influential on us in our teens – with the whole rave thing and so on; hence, the Ibiza warmth that one can detect. But also, we unintentionally have those vast soundscapes that come from the Nordic fjords and all the clichés. For whatever reason, we always return to that. We like that ambiguity in music where you’re being almost manipulated to feel happy and sad at the same time.”

Explaining how the first instalment of ‘Profound Mysteries’ was intended as Röyksopp “re-emerging”, Berge explained how ‘part two’ would develop those ideas further.

“The previous album was obviously ‘The Inevitable End’ [2014],” he said. “Although there are reoccurring themes throughout our discography, that album was dealing with loss, death and the final demise. From time to time, it was quite bleak. We wanted to have the gentle transition with ‘Profound Mysteries’ where we come out of the woods. That’s why we’ve made this project that’s this continuous, holistic experience.”

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Lyrically and in terms of songwriting, the new record sees the band reaching for something much “simpler” than their previous albums.

“In the beginning, and particularly on ‘The Understanding’ [2005], we wanted to do odd arrangements and be strange,” Berge explained. “We said, ‘Let’s be do indie that nobody gets’. On this project, we wanted to have those indie, creative pop moments, but also the more simplistic lyrical approach – accompanied by the vocal melodies.

“I don’t mean that it becomes so contemporary that it’s just one note and one word saying, ‘Gucci Gucci Gucci’, but definitely leaning more towards a simpler structure with the semantics and the vocals.”

He added: “They’re not all like that. There is one song called ‘Tell Him’ with Susanne, and that’s a bit more ‘traditional singer-songwriter’. It’s our little nod to the Fleetwood Macs and Neil Youngs of the word. It’s obviously not as good as that. It’s still Röyksopp, but it follows a more traditional recipe in terms of how to construct a track.”

Röyksopp (Picture: Stian Andersen / Press)

‘Profound Mysteries II’ is being previewed by the singles ‘Sorry’ featuring Jamie Irrepressible, and ‘Unity’ featuring Karen Harding. ‘Part two’ is another guest-packed record,  featuring collaborations with Pixx, Susanne Sundfør and Astrid S – who also featured on ‘part one’ alongside Alison Goldfrapp and Beki Mari.

“We want to work with these people because they are talented and exciting artists,” said Berge. “Some of them we haven’t worked with before, which is nice for getting a new spin on how to write music. Alison Goldfrapp doesn’t need any introduction – she’s great, fun and a thrill to work with. She has a place in electronic music history.”

He continued: “Then we have the returning Norwegian chartreuse Susanne Sundfør, who we’ve worked with in the past. I just find that when I write a certain kind of song – perhaps erring more on the more melancholic side – I tend to write them with Susanne’s voice in my head. She’s very often put to work on those tracks, because she has that vibe.

“She is just such an amazing artist in every way, shape and form. It’s so fun to work with her, because she might come across as this melancholic person, but she’s quite the opposite. She can just shift gears and put so much emotion into what she does.”

Astrid S (Picture: Press)

As for rising Norwegian artist Astrid S, Berge said: “She’s the one to have taken the most people by surprise. She comes from more of a pure pop background and is quite a lot younger than us.

“That was interesting because the people we work with, like Robyn and Alison Goldfrapp, usually have the same reference points – musically and pop-culturally. But Astrid, she comes from a different place. We like to mix it up to feel invigorated and not grow stale as artists. We need to be pushed.”

Berge explained how he came across Brit School graduate Pixx after discovering videos of her on YouTube and becoming “intrigued by her music writing and vocal talents”.

“I’ve always been a fan of most things to come from the label 4AD,” he said. “She had that 4AD-ness to her. She’s a unique talent in her own right, but she has that unusual quality. She’s a fun person with interesting takes on writing music and melodies. In my head, she has a mystic quality to her and is so enigmatic.”

Karen Harding, meanwhile, was brought on board to bring “that nod to the club scene that we grew up with”. “I use the word ‘rave’ loosely, but I mean a touch of The KLF and a touch of the classic house screamer – but dialled down,” Berge explained. “That’s why we wanted her voice for the song ‘Unity’. We actually wrote that track in 1992 in my bedroom. We thought it would be nice to bring it up and made it like we made it back then.”

Röyksopp, 2022. Credit: Angelina Bergenwall

The duo also have a number of live shows on the horizon, which Berge said they were hoping to make as “immersive as possible” having met some hiccups and logistical problems due to the COVID pandemic.

“We had to make some moves and do some adjustments, but I think we still have something that’s really nice and focusses on the full, immersive experience – rather than it being a case of, ‘OK people, here’s our next song’,” he said. “We’re leaning more towards a conceptual A-Z immersive experience that draws on club culture and the likes of Kraftwerk.”

Asked if they were planning any shows in the UK, Europe and beyond, Berge sounded optimistic.

“We’ve tried to bring something together outside of Scandinavia, and I hope that we get to do something before Christmas – otherwise it’s going to be early next year,” he said. “Currently it’s ill-shaped and half-baked, but we need to find a way to best do it.”

Röyksopp announce ‘Profound Mysteries II’

‘Profound Mysteries II’ is released on August 19. Check out the full tracklist below:

1. ‘Demiclad Baboons’
2. ‘Let’s Get It Right’ (feat. Astrid S)
3. ‘Unity’ (feat. Karen Harding)
4. ‘Oh, Lover’ (feat. Susanne Sundför)
5. ‘Sorry’ (feat. Jamie Irrepressible)
6. ‘Control’
7. ‘It Was A Good Thing’ (feat. Pixx)
8. ‘Remembering The Departed’
9. ‘Tell Him’ (feat. Susanne Sundför)
10. ‘Some Resolve’

Röyksopp will also be embarking on the below tour dates this summer:

JUNE
16 – Oslo PIP – Oslo, Norway
18 – Bergenfest – Bergen, Norway  

JULY
22 – MoldeJazz 2022 – Molde, Norway 
29 – Pørtor Pensjonat – Stabbestad, Norway

AUGUST
20 – Parkenfestivalen 2022 – Bodø, Norway
26 – Verket Festival –  Mo I Rana, Norway
27 – Rakettnatt – Tromsø, Norway

SEPTEMBER
3 – Cala Mijas 2022 – Mijas, Spain 
10 – Bolivar Beach Bar – Athens, Greece (DJ set)

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Aurora, Lucy Dacus, Sharon Van Etten to play NYC’s SummerStage 2022

“We are so happy to be back in local neighbourhood parks after a two-year hiatus and to be able to once again build our newly refurbished flagship concert venue in Central Park,” said Heather Lubov, City Parks Foundation’s Executive Director.

“Parks have always been neighbourhood gathering spaces, but the pandemic brought to light just how absolutely critical parks are to our city’s health. We are thrilled to be able to bring neighbours together in their parks to enjoy a diverse, representative line-up that is reflective of our city’s rich cultural fabric.”

Watch the announcement video below.

SummerStage officially kicks off on June 4 with a performance from Aurora at Central Park – details are available here.

NME will be partnering with Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage for a select number of shows across the city:

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JUNE
4 – Aurora and Sub Urban – Central Park
8 – Modest Mouse and The Cribs – Central Park
15 – George Clinton – Central Park
16 – Belle & Sebastian – Central Park
17 – Summer of Soul – Marcus Garvey Park
18 – Aussie BBQ – Central Park
22 – Waxahatchee – Central Park
23 – Lawrence & Misterwives – Central Park

JULY
21 – Lucy Dacus – Central Park
23 – Sampa The Great – Von King Park
24 – Black Midi – Central Park
27 – Parcels – Central Park
28 – Caribou – Central Park
30 – Saba – Central Park
31 – Sons Of Kemet – Central Park

AUGUST
20, 21 – Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen – Central Park
23 – The Decemberists – Central Park

View the full line-up and ticket details here. Check out the brochure for the series of shows here.

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Watch Maggie Rogers dance in a karaoke bar in ‘Want Want’ video

“‘Want Want’ started in Maine during the pandemic in a small studio assembled over my parents’ garage,” Rogers wrote about the track. “I wrote and produced it with my old bandmate, Del Water Gap. It was really just about the fun of it all. Some bubblegum world to escape to in the middle of the isolation and darkness. The song found its final form over the next year and a half, editing and re-editing with Kid Harpoon until we found the perfect knock-your-teeth-out drums, the right growl of the guitar tone.”

Rogers continued: “That roaring synth, it’s just a Prophet stock sound, but it always reminded me a little bit of the intro to ‘Iron Man’ by Black Sabbath. The right amount of bite that still invites you in. The video is about sensuality. About embodiment. About freedom. It was shot in one of my favorite karaoke bars. Sticky floors and fluorescent lit bathrooms. Everything in its right place.”

The track is the latest teaser from Rogers’ ‘Surrender’ which will be released by Capitol/Polydor Records on July 29.

Rogers has also shared dates for her UK, Ireland, and Germany tour. View ticket details here and upcoming dates below.

see you this fall 🤍

uk, ireland, germany – pre-order ‘Surrender’ in my store before tuesday for early pre-sale access to tickets. rest of EU can sign up for pre-sale at https://t.co/mNmtBro2qZ pic.twitter.com/n3im4W9YaZ

— Maggie Rogers (@maggierogers) June 1, 2022

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JULY
22 – Latitude Festival, Southwold, UK

OCTOBER
31 – O2 Academy, Leeds, UK

NOVEMBER
1 – O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
2 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
4 – O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
5 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
7 – O2 Bristol Academy, Bristol, UK
8 – Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK
10 – Alexandra Palace, London, UK
15 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
17 – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
19 – Komplex, Zurich, Switzerland
21 – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany
22 – Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
23 – Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
25 – TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark
27 – Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
28 – Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden

‘Surrender’ which was co-produced by Kid Harpoon and Rogers, is the follow-up to, ‘Heard It In A Past Life‘, which was released in 2019. Her last single release was  ‘Love You For A Long Time‘ from the same year.

At the time of its announcement, a statement said the upcoming release “fully captures the frenetic intensity of the last two years of her life, bringing her bracing honesty to stories of anger and peace and self-salvation, transcendence through sex and freedom through letting go.”

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong opens up about emotion of ‘Hella Mega tour’

“Coming offstage, afterwards, no-one could believe what was happening with this shared experience for all of us. And it was like that every single night. People were just grateful to be alive, to be around people again. It was awesome. We wanted to make it a special tour back in 2019, but when it ended up [happening] it was an unbelievable experience.”

Speaking about the opening night of the tour, Armstrong recalled the emotion he felt and feeling overwhelmed: “We sound-checked the day before and I was so overwhelmed by the size [of the place] – it was like the first time I ever played a stadium in my life…

“Everyone – the crew, every single person – was completely overwhelmed because no-one knew how this was going to go down. I was freaking out. Everyone was. We didn’t know what to think… the whole country had been through the fucking wringer. And here we are starting in fucking Texas.”

Green Day in the early ’90s. CREDIT: Robert Knight Archive/Redferns

The Hella Mega Tour’ was first announced back in September 2019, but was postponed multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic. See their full UK and European dates below:

JUNE 2022
1 – Berlin, Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide
3 – Nürburg, Rock am Ring
7 – Copenhagen, Forum
9 – Ålesund, Color Line Stadion
11 – Johanneshov, Tele2 Arena
15 – Milan, Milano Summer Festival
16 – Florence, Firenze Rocks Festival
18 – Hradec Králové, Rock For People
19 – Vienna, Ernst-Happel Stadion
21 – Antwerp, Sportpaleis
22 – Groningen, Stadspark
24 – London, London Stadium
25 – Huddersfield, John Smith’s Stadium
27 – Dublin, Venue TBA
29 – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park

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JULY 2022
2 – Paris, La Defense Arena

Earlier this year, Green Day previewed a snippet of new music in their latest “1972” teaser clip, with fans speculating that new music is coming soon.

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Watch Danielle Haim and Bruce Hornby’s new video for ‘Days Ahead’ video

Check out the video for ‘Days Ahead’ here:

Earlier this week (May 25), Drake shared a photo on his Instagram from his first time meeting LA sisters Haim.

“Just met the Beatles,” he wrote in the caption alongside the black and white photo which shows the rapper with Este, Danielle and Alana Haim.

Haim also shared the photo on their Instagram account, jokingly writing “We’re the Beatles” in their caption.

The band are currently on their 2022 North American tour in support of their latest album ‘Women In Music Pt. III‘. Last week, they stopped over in Drake’s hometown of Toronto, Ontario to perform at RBC Echo Beach.

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Elsewhere, Haim are due to return to the UK this summer to play Glastonbury 2022 before embarking on their COVID-delayed ‘One More Haim’ stint on these shores in July. Any remaining tickets for those dates can be found here.

Haim’s 2022 UK/Ireland tour dates are as follows:

JUNE 2022
28 – Trinity College, Dublin

JULY 2022
13 – Millennium Square, Leeds
14 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
16 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
17 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
19 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
20 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
21 – The O2 Arena, London

In March, Haim released a new standalone song called ‘Lost Track’, which arrived with a Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video. The sisters described the finished track and its accompanying visuals as being “very collaborative” and “off the cuff”.

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Watch Yard Act’s James Smith and his grandad cover Tom Jones’ ‘Green Green Grass Of Home’

“Six pints of Guinness later, there he stood. He got a ‘Dave, Dave, Dave’ chant after and was absolutely buzzing. It felt good to be home, brief though it was.”

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The Leeds four-piece also recently shared a new video for their track ‘100% Endurance’, which featured on their debut album ‘The Overload’, which arrived back in January.

They are currently in the middle of a UK tour which ends at Norwich Arts Centre on Friday (May 27).

The band will perform at several festivals including Glastonbury before they hit the road for another UK tour in November. Tickets for their shows can be purchased here.

You can see Yard Act’s forthcoming UK tour dates below.

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MAY 2022
26 – O2 Academy, Leicester
27 – Arts Centre, Norwich (SOLD OUT)
28 – Wide Awake Festival, London

JUNE 2022
24-25 – Glastonbury Festival

JULY 2022
15 – Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival, Stirlingshire
21 – Secret Garden Party, Abbots Ripton
22 – Truck Festival, Oxford
22 – Standon Calling Festival, Hertfordshire
23 – Bluedot Festival, Cheshire
24 – Tramlines, Sheffield
27 – The Cluny, Newcastle
28 – The Caves, Edinburgh
29 – Deer Shed, Thirsk
30 – Ynot Festival, Derbyshire

SEPTEMBER 2022
4 – End Of The Road Festival, Dorset
16 – The Bullingdon, Oxford (SOLD OUT)
17 – Esquires, Bedford (SOLD OUT)
18 – O2 Institute, Birmingham (SOLD OUT)
21 – Sugar Mill, Stoke
22 – The Crescent, York (SOLD OUT)
23 – Polar Bear, Hull (SOLD OUT)

NOVEMBER 2022
22 – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow
23 – NUSU, Newcastle
24 – O2 Academy, Leeds
25 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
26 – Marble Factory, Bristol
27 – Tramshed, Cardiff
29 – 1865, Southampton
30 – Chalk, Brighton

DECEMBER 2022
1 – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London

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Burna Boy announces 2022 North America summer tour

The tour announcement follows Burna Boy’s appearance at last weekend’s Billboard Music Awards, where he performed new single ‘Last Last’ and ‘Kilometre’, both taken from the forthcoming ‘Love Damini’, due for release on July 1.

Burna Boy live at New York’s Madison Square Garden. CREDIT: supplied

Tickets for Burna Boy’s North American tour go on sale Friday (May 20) at 12pm local time – get them here. You can check out the dates below.

JULY 2022

17 – Bridgetown, BB – Tipsy All White Beach Party (Festival)
21 – Detroit, MI – Aretha Franklin Amphitheater
22 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
23 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
27 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
29 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
30 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga (Festival)
31 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

Back in March, Burna Boy was named the Best Solo Act In The World at the BandLab NME Awards 2022 in Brixton, London. He beat the likes of Billie EilishDave and The Weeknd to take home the statue.

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Aitch and Big Zuu presented the award to Burna Boy, who accepted the trophy virtually. “Thank you guys very much for this. My first NME [Award], Best Solo Act In The World, you get me?” he said in his video acceptance speech.

“Sad I couldn’t be there for my first NME – I know how lit the NME Awards are. You guys are probably drinking and turning up right now but hey, anyway, thank you! Appreciate that.” Watch his full speech below.

Burna Boy will return to the UK next month to perform at Glastonbury 2022 and then again in July for Wireless Festival.

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The Shins announce ’21st Birthday’ US tour for debut album ‘Oh, Inverted World’

“You release that first record and it’s so well embraced, but you’re always trying to get that magic back, I think,” he added. “We’ve done well, certainly, but the fervour that happened around ‘Oh, Inverted World’ we never quite reached again. It’s a special moment when you’re a new band and you’ve got what was apparently kind of a new sound. This record symbolised a very special moment in my life, a watershed moment for sure.”

The ‘Oh, Inverted World’ anniversary tour will begin in San Francisco in mid-July and run through the whole of August before finishing up in the band’s hometown of Portland on September 16.

See a trailer for the tour and a full list of dates below. Pick up your tickets here.

JULY 2022
12 – San Francisco, The Warfield
15 – Sacramento, Memorial Auditorium
16 – Saratoga, The Mountain Winery
22 – Las Vegas, The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
23 – San Diego, San Diego Civic Theatre
24 – Phoenix, Marquee Theatre
26 – Morrison, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
27 – Kansas City, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
29 – Austin, ACL Live at The Moody Theater

AUGUST 2022
1 – Houston, White Oak Music Hall
2 – Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
4 – Albuquerque, Kiva Auditorium
6 – Ogden, Ogden Twilight at the Ogden Amphitheater
16 – Atlanta, The Eastern
17 – Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
19 – Washington DC, The Anthem
20 – Richmond, The National
23 – New York, Radio City Music Hall
26 – Philadelphia, Skyline Stage at the Mann
27 – Boston, Roadrunner
29 – Montreal, Quebec – L’Olympia
30 – Toronto, Massey Hall
31 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Cathedral Theatre

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SEPTEMBER 2022
2 – Cleveland, The Agora
3 – Pittsburgh, Stage AE
4 – Columbus, Kemba Live!
6 – Saint Louis, The Factory
8 – Chicago, Chicago Theatre
10 – Minneapolis, Orpheum Theatre
13 – Seattle, Paramount Theatre
14 – Vancouver, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
16 – Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square

Back in 2020, The Shins shared the single ‘The Great Divide’. Their last full-length studio record was 2017’s ‘Heartworms’, which NME gave four stars at the time, writing: “The Shins in 2017 possibly aren’t life changing, but overall Mercer’s songwriting creds are well in tact.”

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Watch Snail Mail perform ‘Valentine’ highlight ‘Glory’ on ‘Fallon’

She opened up about her road to recovery last month, saying she was “silent for the entire month” following the surgery in December, and found the experience to be “really hard”.

Watch the passionate performance of ‘Glory’ on Fallon below.

In a five-star review of ‘Valentine’NME’s El Hunt wrote: “As a songwriter, Jordan continues to cut straight through to the messy, conflicted, hopelessly infatuated guts of life. It’s a rare skill to pull it off so flawlessly in a signature track or two – let alone across the space of two concise records.”

See Snail Mail’s forthcoming UK and European tour dates below.

JUNE 2022
6 – Gebäude 9, Cologne
7 – Knust, Hamburg
9 – Oceanen, Gothenburg
11 – Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm
13 – Columbia Theater, Berlin
14 – Groovestation, Dresden 
15 – Ampere, Munich
16 – Santeria Toscana 31, Milan 
18 – Bogen F, Zürich
19 – Le Trabendo, Paris 
21 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam
23 – The Ritz, Manchester
24 – QMU, Glasgow
28 – Marble Factory, Bristol
29 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
30 – Chalk, Brighton 

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JULY 2022
5 – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon

Back in March, t her first proper gig in nearly two-and-a-half years, Snail Mail treated fans to a riveting cover of the Smashing Pumpkins’ 1995 gem ‘Tonight, Tonight’.

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Pianists to open for Rammstein on upcoming stadium tours

“Hi everyone! We are delighted to announce today our participation to Rammstein’s 2022 stadium tour!” the French concert pianists Duo Abélard announced via Instagram. “We couldn’t be more thankful to the band for inviting us, we cannot wait to see you all very soon.”

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Duo Jatekok shared their support dates on social as well, along with a piano cover of one of Rammstein’s tracks, ‘Engel’.

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Rammstein tour dates:

MAY
15 – Prague, CZ – Airport Letnany
16 – Prague, CZ – Airport Letnany
20 – Leipzig, DE – Red Bull Arena
21 – Leipzig, DE – Red Bull Arena
5 – Klagenfurt, AT – Wörthersee Stadion
26 – Klagenfurt, AT – Wörthersee Stadion
30 – Zurich, CH – Stadion Letzigrund
31 – Zurich, CH – Stadion Letzigrund

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JUNE
4 – Berlin, DE – Olympiastadion
5 – Berlin, DE – Olympiastadion
10 – Stuttgart, DE – Cannstatter Wasen
11 – Stuttgart, DE – Cannstatter Wasen
14 – Hamburg, DE – Volksparkstadion
15 – Hamburg, DE – Volksparkstadion
18 – Dusseldorf, DE – Merkur Spiel-Arena
19 – Dusseldorf, DE – Merkur Spiel-Arena
22 – Aarhus, DK – Ceres Park
26 – Coventry, UK – Building Society Arena
30 – Cardiff, UK – Principality Stadium

JULY
4 – Nijmegen, NL – Goffertpark
5 – Nijmegen, NL – Goffertpark
8 – Lyon, FR – Groupama Stadium
9 – Lyon, FR – Groupama Stadium
12 – Turin, IT – Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
16 – Warsaw, PL – PGE Narodowy
20 – Tallinn, EE – Song Festival Grounds
24 – Oslo, NO – Bjerke Travbane
28 – Gothenburg, SE – Ulevi Stadium
29 – Gothenburg, SE – Ulevi Stadium
30 – Gothenburg, SE – Ulevi Stadium

AUGUST
3 – Ostend, BE – Park De Nieuwe Koers
4 – Ostend, BE – Park De Nieuwe Koers
21 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
27 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
31 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field

SEPTEMBER
3 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
6 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
9 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
17 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
23 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
24 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

OCTOBER
1 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
2 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
4 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol

Tickets for North American dates can be found here. Tickets for European dates can be purchased here.

In a four-star review of their latest record, NME wrote: “‘Zeit’ might be a more reflective album than previous Rammstein records, but it’s still an energetic, swaggering beast. Nearly 30 years into their career, the band remain as ambitious and as fiery as ever with their nightmarish, industrial rock sounding as daring as ever.”

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Black Midi share new song ‘Welcome To Hell’ and unveil details of new album

Check out the new video for ‘Welcome To Hell’, which was directed by Gustaf Holtenäs, here:

‘Hellfire’ Tracklist
1. ‘Hellfire’

2. ‘Sugar/Tzu’
3. ‘Eat Men Eat’
4. ‘Welcome To Hell’
5. ‘Still’
6. ‘The Race Is About To Begin’
7. ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ 
8. ‘The Defence’
9. ’27 Questions’

Speaking about the new album, guitarist and vocalist Geordie Greep said: “if ‘Cavalcade’ [their last album] was a drama, ‘Hellfire’ is like an epic action film”.

A statement adds that it “delves into overlapping themes of pain, loss and anguish.”

The stories on the new album are written in the third person and “tell the tales of morally suspect characters.” A statement adds: “There are direct dramatic monologues, flamboyantly appealing to our degraded sense of right and wrong. You’re never quite sure whether to laugh at or be horrified.”

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“Almost everyone depicted is a kind of scumbag,” Greep continues. “Almost everything I write is from a true thing, something I experienced and exaggerated and wrote down. I don’t believe in Hell, but all that old world folly is great for songs, I’ve always loved movies and anything else with a depiction of Hell. Dante’s Inferno. When Homer goes to Hell in The Simpsons. There’s a robot Hell in Futurama. Isaac Bashevis Singer, a Jewish writer who portrays a Satan interfering in people’s lives. There’s loads!”

The band’s Cameron Picton said: “There’s a lot of love and things like that on Hellfire. There’s a tender flipside to every song. The dark comes out strongly, there’s Hell and Satan and murder and unsavoury things, but every song has both light and dark.”

You can check out all of Black Midi’s tour dates, which include a headline show at Somerset House, London, and one in Central Park, New York, below:

Black Midi Tour Dates

MAY
10 – Grenoble, FR – La Bobine
11 – Milan, IT – Santeria
12 – Zurich, CH – Mascotte
14 – Vienna, AT – Flex
15 – Prague, CR – Meetfactory
16 – Berlin, DE – Festsaal Kreuzberg
18 – Lille, FR – Aeronef
31 – Istanbul, TR – Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival

JUNE
30 – Bucharest, RO – Club Control

JULY
13 – London, UK – Summer Series at Somerset House
21 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
23 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
24 – New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage

Get tickets for their UK and European gigs here and tickets for US dates here.

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Kaytranada announces second London date this summer

The announcement follows the release of his recent single ‘Iced Tea’ and last year’s ‘Intimidated’ EP, a three-track project that features guest appearances from H.E.R., Thundercat and Mach-Hommy.

He also joined forces with IDK earlier this month for a new track called ‘Taco’, the first single to be released from the Maryland rapper’s upcoming new album ‘Simple’.

See Kaytranada’s second London show announcement below. Tickets are on sale now, which you can get here.

2nd date added for London!
tix: https://t.co/fy14e6uvii pic.twitter.com/zKE30ROvT1

— k. (@KAYTRANADA) April 28, 2022

Kaytranada was recently announced as one of the openers for Swedish House Mafia’s upcoming tour.

The Scandinavian dance trio – comprising Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso – released their long-awaited debut full-length ‘Paradise Again’ earlier this month (April 15).

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The group will be heading out on a world tour this summer in support of the album, with Alesso, Zhu, Vintage Culture, Grimes, and Kaytranada confirmed as opening acts at various dates. They’ve also added extra shows to the schedule – see full dates below and buy tickets here.

JULY 2022
29 – FTX Arena, Miami
31 – Amway Center, Orlando

AUGUST 2022
2 – Madison Square Garden, New York
3 – Madison Square Garden, New York
5 – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
7 – îleSoniq Festival, Montreal
9 – TD Garden, Boston
10 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
11 – Capital One Arena, Washington
13 – United Center, Chicago
17 – Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
21 – Ball Arena, Denver
25 – Moody Center, Austin
26 – American Airlines Center, Dallas
27 – Toyota Center, Houston

SEPTEMBER 2022
2 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
4 – Pechanga Arena, San Diego
9 – Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles
13 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver
14 – Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle
16 – Chase Center, San Francisco
17 – Chase Center, San Francisco
29 – AO Arena, Manchester
30 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow

OCTOBER 2022
2 – The O2, London
6 – 3Arena, Dublin
8 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
10 – Accor Arena, Paris
14 – IFEMA Madrid Live, Madrid
15 – Altice Arena, Lisbon
18 – Mediolanum Forum, Milan
19 – Hallenstadion, Zurich
21 – Tauron Arena, Krakow
22 – O2 Arena, Prague
25 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
27 – Olympiahalle, Munich
29 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp
31 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

NOVEMBER 2022
3 – Stadthalle, Vienna
5 – Festhalle, Frankfurt
6 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
8 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
9 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen
11 – Telenor Arena, Oslo
13 – Uros Arena, Tampere

Swedish House Mafia. CREDIT: Alexander Wessely

Swedish House Mafia headlined the third night of Coachella last weekend with The Weeknd, replacing Kanye West, who pulled out of his closing night headline sets earlier this month.

The Weeknd opened his set with ‘Sacrifice’ and ‘How Can I Make You Love Me’, joined by Swedish House Mafia at the end of their own full-length set. His set then ended with a performance of their collaborative 2021 track, ‘Moth To A Flame’.

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Superorganism share “deliciously obnoxious” new pop single ‘crushed.zip’

Singer Orono Noguchi added: “I was thinking about Kanye [West] and Elliott Smith a lot (which is most of the time). I wanted to do like a really depressing and personal song but with the most deliciously obnoxious pop packaging. Stuart Price’s production really elevated it to the next level.”

The London-based collective will release the follow-up to their 2018 self-titled debut on July 15 via Domino. You can pre-order/pre-save the record from here.

It boasts contributions from Stephen Malkmus, Dylan Cartlidge as well as the Japanese musician and actor Gen Hoshino.

Superorganism will showcase ‘World Wide Pop’ on a UK headline tour this autumn, which concludes with a show at Scala in London on September 21. Gigs will also take place in Europe and North America.

Before that the band will hit the road for a series of UK instore concerts to celebrate the release of their new record, which includes a stop at London’s Rough Trade East on July 15. You can view the full list of dates below and purchase tickets here.

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Superorganism’s 2022 UK tour dates are as follows:

JULY
15 – Rough Trade East, London
16 – Resident instore, Brighton
17 (afternoon) – Pie & Vinyl instore, Portsmouth
17 (evening) – Rough Trade instore, Bristol
18 – Rough Trade, Nottingham
19 – Jumbo, Leeds
20 – Pryzm, Kingston

SEPTEMBER
16 – Chalk, Brighton
17 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
18 – SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow
20 – Gorilla, Manchester
21 – Scala, London

Reviewing the band’s self-titled debut album, NME‘s Thomas Smith wrote: “It’s full of colourful characters and, for the most part, each song plays its part in this ambitious and vibrant debut record. Little before has sounded quite as unhinged but fun.”

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Sam Fender announces North American headline tour

He’s also set to play this year’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago and Quebec’s Osheaga festival.

The singer had previously teased the US tour announcement, posting a photo on social media of a ‘Seventeen Going Under’ billboard in the middle of the desert that read ‘on tour this summer’. He added an eye and American flag emoji as the caption.

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— Sam Fender (@samfendermusic) April 24, 2022

Sam Fender North American Tour Dates:

JULY
30 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
28-31 – Lollapalooza Festival – Chicago, IL
31 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC

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AUGUST
5 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY

SEPTEMBER
7 – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island – Chicago, IL *
8 – Theater at Xcel Energy Center – Saint Paul, MN *
10 – Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI *
12 – Capital One Arena – Washington, DC *
14 – TD Garden – Boston, MA *
16 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY *
22 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
24 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
25 – The Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

* dates with Florence + The Machine

Last week, Fender announced the details of an intimate charity show he’ll play in Newcastle next month. He’ll return to his native North East on May 24 for a special gig at O2 City Hall, marking the first time that he will have played live at the 2600-capacity venue.

The show will raise money for North East Homeless, who provide support to those who are vulnerable and homeless in the North East of England, as well as food and emergency equipment at street outreach sessions.

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Mick Jagger says Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly are bringing “life” to modern rock

Elsewhere in the interview, Jagger, 78, shut down the possibility of retiring following the Stones’ UK and European 60th anniversary tour which is due to kick off in June.

“I am not planning it to be the last tour. I love being on tour,” he said. “I don’t think I would do it if I did not enjoy it.”

Jagger went on: “I enjoy going out there on stage and doing my stuff. That is what I do. I want everyone to enjoy themselves and forget the troubles in their lives for a couple of hours and just chill out and have a great afternoon and evening.”

Mick Jagger performs in concert as The Rolling Stones close out their North American tour at Circuit of The Americas on November 20, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Credit: Gary Miller/WireImage

Speaking to NME back in 2019, Yungblud namechecked the legendary Stones singer while talking about his own ambitions for the future.

“I’m not arsed about being about for 10 minutes, have a hit song, get a fucking mansion, do too many drugs and kill myself,” he explained. “I want to be doing this until I look like Mick Jagger. He’s still sexy as fuck!”

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Yungblud also told NME at the time that he thought rock ‘n’ roll was “very much alive” and had been “reinvented for a new generation” of fans.

You can see the full schedule for The Rolling Stones’ forthcoming UK and European tour below and find any remaining UK tickets here.

JUNE
1 – MADRID, Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, SPAIN
5 – MUNICH, Olympic Stadium, GERMANY
9 – LIVERPOOL, Anfield Stadium, UK
13 – AMSTERDAM, Johan Cruijff Arena, NETHERLANDS
17 – BERN, Wankdorf Stadium, SWITZERLAND
21 – MILAN, San Siro Stadium, ITALY
25 – LONDON, American Express presents BST Hyde Park, UK

JULY
3 – LONDON, American Express presents BST Hyde Park, UK
11 – BRUSSELS, King Baudouin Stadium, BELGIUM
15 – VIENNA, Ernst Happel Stadium, AUSTRIA
19 – LYON, Groupama Stadium, FRANCE
23 – PARIS, Hippodrome Paris, FRANCE
27 – GELSENKIRCHEN, Veltins Arena, GERMANY
31 – STOCKHOLM, Friends Arena, SWEDEN


Earlier this month, Mick Jagger shared a new solo single called ‘Strange Game’. The “moodily strutting” track serves as the theme tune to the Apple Original series Slow Horses, which stars Gary Oldman.

Yungblud is expected to release his as-yet-untitled third studio album this year, with Machine Gun Kelly’s sixth record ‘Mainstream Sellout’ arriving last month.

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Watch Foals play recent single ‘Looking High’ for the first time

The trio returned to the venue the following night (April 21) where they debuted ‘Looking High’. Tune in here:

‘Looking High’, frontman Yannis Philippakis explained, “is looking back to a more hedonistic time in my life, and a more innocent time in society in general, pre-pandemic and before the existential threat of climate change”.

He continued: “It takes place in an alley in Oxford with two clubs – The Cellar and The Wheatsheaf – that all the city’s nightlife gravitated towards.”

Foals’ current run of UK gigs continues in Birmingham tonight (April 23) ahead of various festival appearances this summer. You can see their upcoming live schedule below and find tickets here.

APRIL
23 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham

25 – Bonus Arena, Hull
26 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
27 – Centre, Brighton
29 – Olympia, London
30 – Olympia, London

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MAY
1 – Olympia, London
2 – Olympia, London
5 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
6 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
8 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
29 – Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Coventry

JUNE
22–26 – Glastonbury Festival
27 – Fairview Park, Dublin
29 – Sounds of the City, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

JULY
8 – Sounds of the City, Millennium Square, Leeds
9 – TRSNMT, Glasgow
23 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk

Speaking to NME about the forthcoming ‘Life Is Yours’ back in February, Philippakis said that “this is our idea of a going out record”. 

“We were thinking about parties, club nights and being drunk on the bus at 2am trying to get home,” he explained.

“All of it: the excitement before you go out, meeting up with your friends, the wild abandon. ‘Who’s got the pingers? Where are we going?’ This is all of that youthful excess of going out.”

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Wiz Khalifa and Logic announce co-headlining tour

Tickets go on sale this Friday (April 22), with pre-sales available beforehand. See full dates below and buy tickets here.

SUMMER TOUR!!!! With @wizkhalifa @Logic301 @DJDRAMA 🎟 Tickets go on sale Friday, grab pre-sale access and more info at https://t.co/RitMdb2JJ4 SEE YA!!!! pic.twitter.com/8tXaLTE897

— DJ BONICS (@DJBonics) April 18, 2022

JULY
27 – FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine
28 – YouTube Theater, Inglewood
30 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

AUGUST
2 – Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque
3 – UTEP Don Haskins Center, El Paso
5 – Germania Insurance Amphitheater, Austin
6 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston
7 – Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas
8 – Walmart AMP, Rogers
10 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
11 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte
12 – Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta
13 – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach
14 – Waterfront Music Pavilion, Camden
16 – Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn
17 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel
19 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow
20 – XFINITY Theatre, Hartford
21 – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford
22 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield
23 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
25 – Darien Lake Amphitheatre, Darien Center
26 – Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville
27 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati
28 – The Pavilion at Star Lake, Burgettstown
30 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls

SEPTEMBER
1 – Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston
2 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis

Earlier this year, Logic dropped a brand new track called ‘Breath Control’. It’s the latest preview of the Maryland rapper and producer’s upcoming new album, ‘Vinyl Days’. He first announced the project last month, sharing a clip of himself in his home studio.

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Meanwhile, Wiz Khalifa just released a collaborative album with Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, and Girl Talk called ‘Full Court Press’.

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Swedish House Mafia announce Grimes and Kaytranada as tour support

In a four-star review of the new album, NME said: “Swedish House Mafia’s debut album sees the trio flexing their musical and emotional muscles across 17 brilliant, fearless and often surprising tracks. The kings of dance music are very much back.”

The group will be heading out on a world tour this summer in support of ‘Paradise Again’, with Alesso, Zhu, Vintage Culture, Grimes, and Kaytranada confirmed as opening acts at various dates. They’ve also added some extra shows to the schedule – see full dates below and buy tickets here.

JULY
29 – FTX Arena, Miami
31 – Amway Center, Orlando

AUGUST
2 – Madison Square Garden, New York
3 – Madison Square Garden, New York
5 – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
7 – îleSoniq Festival, Montreal
9 – TD Garden, Boston
10 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
11 – Capital One Arena, Washington
13 – United Center, Chicago
17 – Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
21 – Ball Arena, Denver
25 – Moody Center, Austin
26 – American Airlines Center, Dallas
27 – Toyota Center, Houston

SEPTEMBER
2 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
4 – Pechanga Arena, San Diego
9 – Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles
13 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver
14 – Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle
16 – Chase Center, San Francisco
17 – Chase Center, San Francisco
29 – AO Arena, Manchester
30 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow

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October
2 – The O2, London
6 – 3Arena, Dublin
8 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
10 – Accor Arena, Paris
14 – IFEMA Madrid Live, Madrid
15 – Altice Arena, Lisbon
18 – Mediolanum Forum, Milan
19 – Hallenstadion, Zurich
21 – Tauron Arena, Krakow
22 – O2 Arena, Prague
25 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
27 – Olympiahalle, Munich
29 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp
31 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

NOVEMBER
3 – Stadthalle, Vienna
5 – Festhalle, Frankfurt
6 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
8 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
9 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen
11 – Telenor Arena, Oslo
13 – Uros Arena, Tampere

The trio recently headlined the third night of Coachella with The Weeknd, replacing Kanye West, who pulled out of his closing night headline sets earlier this month.

The Weeknd opened his set with ‘Sacrifice’ and ‘How Can I Make You Love Me’, joined by Swedish House Mafia at the end of their own full-length set. His set then ended with a performance of their collaborative 2021 track, ‘Moth To A Flame’.

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Porridge Radio announce new album and share ‘Back To The Radio’

“The song grew out of a feeling of intense loneliness and being unprepared for what everybody was promising me was about to happen – and a strong desire to escape without knowing what I wanted to escape to,” she said in a press release. “To me, there’s a huge feeling of catharsis in this song, of letting go and letting it sweep you away.”

The song comes with a video directed by Margolin’s sister Ella and finds the singer waking up in a room where papier-mâché furniture is slowly being removed one by one. Later, she joins the rest of Porridge Radio in a room decorated with landscape scenery as people dressed all in black move her around the space. Watch it above.

‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’ is released on May 20 via Secretly Canadian.

“With this album, the feelings of joy, fear and endlessness coexist together,” Margolin said of the record as a whole, adding that its title “symbolises the ups and downs of human life, of virtue and transgression”.

‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’ artwork CREDIT: Press

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‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’ tracklist:

01. ‘Back To The Radio’
02. ‘Trying’
03. ‘Birthday Party’
04. ‘End Of Last Year’
05. ‘Rotten’
06. ‘U Can Be Happy If U Want To’
07. ‘Flowers’
08. ‘Jealousy’
09. ‘I Hope She’s OK 2’
10. ‘Splintered’
11. ‘The Rip’
12. ‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’

In May, Porridge Radio will embark on a series of in-store gigs in support of the album. Five months later, they kick off their biggest tour to date. Tickets for the in-store gigs are available here, while tickets for the headline tour will be available to purchase here from 10am this Wednesday (February 23).

Porridge Radio will play the following dates in 2022:

MAY
20 – Piccadilly Records, Manchester

22 – Brudenell Social Club (Crash Records), Leeds
24 – Rough Trade East, London
25 – Resident, Brighton
26 – Rough Trade, Bristol
26-29 – Spring Gathering Festival, Derbyshire
27-28 – Sea Change Festival, Totnes 

JULY
15 – Doune The Rabbit Hole, Cardross Estate

21-24 – Blue Dot Festival, Cheshire

SEPTEMBER
01-04 – End of the Road Festival, Wiltshire

OCTOBER
20 – Foundry Sheffield, Sheffield

21 – The 1865, Southampton
22 – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
24 – Metronome, Nottingham
25 – Trinity, Bristol
26 – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
28 – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow
29 – Academy 2, Manchester
30 – Leeds Irish Centre, Leeds

NOVEMBER
01 – The Old Market, Brighton

02 – The Old Market – Brighton
03 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – London

Last year, Porridge Radio shared three cover: first, a take on Love Of Everything’s ‘Happy In A Crowd’ in June, then a tender, lo-fi version of The Shins’ ‘New Slang’ in July.

Finally, in August, they delivered their spin on Wolf Parade’s ‘You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son’.

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Ed Sheeran announces new warm up shows ahead of UK tour

“These are very low key shows where I get to try out all the new tunes before taking them into the stadiums. Some nights there will be mistakes. But that is where the fun starts.”

You can see the new dates, plus all the other dates of Sheeran’s upcoming tour, here:

MARCH 2022
21 – Electric Ballroom, London (new date)

22 – Electric Ballroom, London (new date)
23 – Electric Ballroom, London (new date)
25 – Concorde 2, Brighton (new date)
26 – Concorde 2, Brighton (new date)
31 – Alexandra Palace Theatre, London (new date)

APRIL 2022
1 – Alexandra Palace Theatre, London (new date)

23 – Croke Park, Dublin
24 – Croke Park, Dublin
28 – Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork
29 – Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork

MAY 2022
5 – Thomond Park, Limerick
6 – Thomond Park, Limerick
12 – Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast
13 – Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast
26 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
27 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
3 – Stadium of Light, Sunderland
4 – Stadium of Light, Sunderland
10 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
11 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
12 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
16 – Hampden Park, Glasgow
17 – Hampden Park, Glasgow
24 – Wembley Stadium, London
29 – Wembley Stadium, London
30 – Wembley Stadium, London

JULY 2022
1 – Wembley Stadium, London
7 – Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
14 – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
15 – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
22 – King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
29 – Stade De France, Paris, France

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AUGUST 2022
4 – Øresundsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark
10 – Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
20 – Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland
25 – PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland

SEPTEMBER 2022
1 – Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria
10 – Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
16 – Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich, Switzerland
23 – Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt, Germany

On February 8, Sheeran teamed up with the metal group for a reworked version of his 2021 track ‘Bad Habits’ to open the BRIT Awards 2022.

The pair also teased a studio release of the song, after Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes shared a FaceTime call he had with Sheeran in which the pair discuss their live performance and an upcoming release of the song.

That version arrived earlier today (February 17), with the pair releasing an alternative studio version of ‘Bad Habits’.

Speaking about the new track, Sheeran said: “I really enjoyed the show last week and I think people will really like the new version. Excited to get it out.”

Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes added: “From receiving the email asking whether we’d like to open the brits with Ed Sheeran to us chatting and bouncing ideas to rehearsing and then performing and now releasing, this has needless to say been pretty mental.

“But we are all about pushing the boundaries of our own and other genres, so this felt like the perfect challenge.”

Released in June 2021, the original version of ‘Bad Habits’ spent 11 consecutive weeks at the top of the UK chart, becoming the longest-running consecutive Number One of last year.

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