Maisie Peters shares ‘Body Better’, the first single from her upcoming second album

 “I wrote it after a breakup and it deals with the ugly things you think to yourself in the aftermath, when you’re painstakingly going through everything small thing you did and were and wondering what you could have changed. It’s a song about insecurity and vulnerability, about giving a lot of yourself away to someone who decides they don’t want it anymore and knowing where to go from there.”

Check out ‘Body Better’ below:

Sharing the track on Twitter, Peters said: “This is truly only the beginning and I can’t wait to exist in this era with you all.” 

During a fan Q+A, Peters revealed ‘Body Better’ is one of three songs on the new album that she’s nicknamed “The Trauma Trio”.

“It’s definitely a good taster” of what’s to come with this new era, said Peters. “But the album is so much more sonically varied than anything I’ve done before.”

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Maisie Peters is set to support Ed Sheeran on his US summer stadium tour following a headline tour of UK and Europe. 

Tickets for Peters’ UK tour can be found here, while the dates are below.

APRIL 2023
14 – Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
15 – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
18 – The Leadmill, Sheffield
19 – O2 Academy Leicester, Leicester
21 – University Of East Anglia, Norwich
22 – O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford
23 – Tramshed, Cardiff
27 – Eventim Apollo, London

MAY
02 – Trix, Antwerp
03 – Le Trianon, Paris
05 – Melkweg Max, Amsterdam
06 – Heimathafen Neukoelln, Berlin
07 – Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne

Maisie Peters is also set to headline Sound City Liverpool 2023 alongside the likes of Courting, The Goa Express, Opus Kink, Beren Olivia, Delights, Finn Foxell, Shelf Lives, SOFY, EEVAH, Malady, Mollie Coddled, Re6ce, Reignmaker, The Royston Club and Trampolene.         

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Listen to Ben Gibbard’s theme song for new Harrison Ford comedy ‘Shrinking’

The show stars Segal as the grieving therapist, with Ford playing a senior colleague.

The first two episodes of Shrinking are out now on AppleTV+ while you can check out Ben Gibbard’s theme song below.

In a two-star review, NME wrote: “In Shrinking, the writers appear never to have heard human beings talk to each other before.”

Later this year, Ben Gibbard is set to take both Postal Service and Death Cab For Cutie out on the road, in celebration of ‘Give Up’ and ‘Transatlanticism’. It’ll be the first time The Postal Service have played live in over a decade, but according to Gibbard, any new music from the band would be “drastically different” from their sole 2003 album, and may not live up to fans’ expectations.

“Anybody who’s been asking for a second Postal Service record, like really ask yourself, after 20 years, do you really think that there’s gonna be something we could make that could even satisfy half of the desire you have in your mind as to what this record would be like? I think it would be a disappointment even if we tried,” he added.

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Ahead of that, Death Cab For Cutie are set to tour the UK and Europe this March. Grab tickets here and check out the dates below:

MARCH 2023
1 – Fabrique, Milan
2 – X-Tra, Zurich
5 – Den Grå Hal, Copenhagen
6 – Filadelfia, Stockholm
7 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo
9 – Columbiahalle, Berlin
10 – 13, Tilburg
11 – Paridiso, Amsterdam
12 – E-Werk, Cologne
14 – De Roma, Antwerp
15 – Atelier, Luxembourg
16 – Salle Pleyel, Paris
18 – Rock City, Nottingham
19 – Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin
21 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
22 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
23 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
25 – Apollo, Manchester
27 – Dome, Brighton
29 – Royal Albert Hall, London

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Pet Shop Boys set to release new music in April

According to Neil Tennant (via a series of tweets on the band’s official account), the tracks, titled ‘The Lost Room’, ‘I Will Fall’, ‘Skeletons In The Closet’ and ‘Kaputnik’ were left off ‘Super’ “not because we didn’t like them, but because they didn’t fit the album.”

Tennant added that they now make up an EP together because “they all sit together quite well, production-wise, they’re all super-electronic” and “some of them are sort of relevant to the world at the moment.”

Of ‘The Lost Room’, the EP’s quasi-title track, Tennant added: “It also seems to represent a sort of larger, philosophical or political point, where there’ve been times recently where the world feels a bit lost in terms of the direction it’s going in.”

The four songs, “The lost room”, “I will fall”, “Skeletons in the closet” and “Kaputnik” were written and recorded as demos in London and Berlin in 2015 for potential inclusion on the album “Super” but weren’t included “not because we didn't like them,” according to Neil Tennant,

— Pet Shop Boys (@petshopboys) January 23, 2023

The EP takes its title “Lost” from the first song, “The lost room”, but “it also seems to represent a sort of larger, philosophical or political point, where there've been times recently where the world feels a bit lost in terms of the direction it's going in.”

— Pet Shop Boys (@petshopboys) January 23, 2023

The “Lost” CD EP and the 2023 edition of “Annually” will be released on April 15th and can be pre-ordered at the link below.https://t.co/NjNQToK28m

— Pet Shop Boys (@petshopboys) January 23, 2023

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Pet Shop Boys recently announced new UK and European dates for the ‘Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live’ tour.

The tour will kick off in Rome on June 13, 2023, with additional stops in Dublin, Paris, Helsinki and Copenhagen, before finishing up in Gothenburg on July 9.

The new dates also include an additional UK show in Brighton on June 26, while previously announced shows include the OVO Arena Wembley on June 17, with gigs following in Aberdeen, Liverpool and Leeds.

UK tour dates are on sale now from here, and you can see the full list of dates below.

JUNE 2023
13 – Auditorium Parco della Musica Cavea, Rome, Italy           
15  – L’Olympia, Paris, France
17 – OVO Arena Wembley, London, UK
19 – 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
21 – P&J Live, Aberdeen, UK
23 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, UK
24 – First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
26 – Brighton Centre, UK

JULY 2023
1 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
4 – Helsinki Ice Hall, Finland
7 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
9 – Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden

Elsewhere, a rare 2003 CD from the band has become one of the most expensive ever sold on Discogs. ‘Pop Art: The Hits – 5 Songs From Our History’ was released via Parlophone solely in Japan two decades ago, and was limited to 25 copies.

The CD collates some of the band’s best and most-loved tracks from across their career, including ‘West End Girls’ and ‘Always On My Mind’. It has sold on the platform for $2,309.15 (£1,870).

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Babymetal share thunderous new single ‘Metal Kingdom’ and reveal album tracklist

Check out ‘Metal Kingdom’ below:

In addition, the kawaii metal band has revealed the tracklist for ‘The Other One’. The album contains ten tracks, with ‘Metal Kingdom’ serving as its opener.

1. ‘METAL KINGDOM’
2. ‘Divine Attack – Shingeki’ 
3. ‘Mirror Mirror’
4. ‘MAYA’
5. ‘Time Wave’
6. ‘Believing’
7. ‘METALIZM’
8. ‘Monochrome’
9. ‘Light And Darkness’
10. ‘THE LEGEND’

According to a press release, ‘The Other One’ is a concept album and each song represents “a unique theme based on 10 separate parallel worlds that they [the band] have discovered.”

“Fossilised metal spirits left the dystopian world where chaos still continues and are still in the midst of travelling the Metal Galaxy. However, with the advent of the virtual world METALVERSE, a new chapter is about to begin,” the press release also said.

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“Through the METALVERSE, a restoration project called THE OTHER ONE will reveal a side of Babymetal we never knew existed. This is the ‘other’ story of Babymetal.”

It is the first album Babymetal have released since taking a year-long hiatus in October 2021 after 10 years of activity as a band.

The band are set to join Lordi as the openers for Sabaton on their upcoming ‘Tour To End All Tours’ in the UK and Europe in the spring – check out the full list of dates below and buy your tickets here.

APRIL 
14 – First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
15 – OVO Arena Wembley, London, UK
16 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
18 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow, UK
21 – Zénith Paris La Villette, Paris, France
22 – Festhalle Frankfurt, Germany
24 – Barclays Arena, Hamburg, Germany
25 – Rockhal Main Hall, Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
28 – Avicii Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
29 – Oslo Spektrum, Norway
30 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark

MAY 
2 – ZAG Arena, Hanover, Germany
3 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
5 – Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
6 – Quarterback Immobilien Arena, Leipzig, Germany
7 – Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
9 – Atlas Arena, Łódź, Poland
10 – Arena Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
12 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
13 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
15 – Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
18 – Saku Suurhall, Tallinn, Estonia
19 – Helsinki Ice Hall, Finland
20 – Kuopio-Halli, Finland

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes to headline 2000 Trees 2023

Last year’s edition of the festival was headlined by Jimmy Eat World, IDLESThrice and Turnstile, with the likes of Creeper, The RegrettesRolo Tomassi and more also on the bill.

See the full list of bands currently announced for 2000 Trees 2023 below. Tickets are available to buy here.

🐍 Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are the mega first headliners for 2000trees 2023, PLUS we've added over 30 new bands to the lineup for next summer!!!

🌳 Third release tickets are getting super low, so if you want one you gotta pick yours up ASAP: https://t.co/Lsfy9SYth6 pic.twitter.com/vSXQzozanm

— 2000trees Festival (@2000trees) November 22, 2022

Ahead of the 2000 Trees headline set, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are gearing up for an imminent London residency, with the punk group taking over Camden’s The Underworld next month.

The trio of gigs will kick off December 6 and run until December 8 with support coming from IDestroy, Lambrini Girls and High Vis.

Earlier this month, Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes released new single ‘The Drugs’ in collaboration with Jamie T. Speaking about the track, Carter said: “‘The Drugs’ was written after a few long conversations with some beautiful friends of mine who had been struggling with addiction. Life is a difficult journey, it’s easier with good friends around.”

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The band are currently out on a European headline tour behind their 2021 album ‘Sticky’. Check out the remaining dates below.

NOVEMBER 2022
28 – Shoko, Madrid, Spain
29 – Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain

DECEMBER 2022
01 – Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
02 – La Cigalle, Paris, France
03 – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
06 – Underworld, London (with IDestroy)
07 – Underworld, London (with Lambrini Girls)
08 – Underworld, London (with High Vis)

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Pusha T postpones UK and European ‘It’s Almost Dry’ tour to 2023 due to “production issues”

Ahead of the tour beginning, Irish promoter MCD Productions has confirmed that the tour is being rescheduled, writing: “The Pusha T tour is postponed to 2023 due to production issues, as we want to bring you the best show possible. Hold on to your tickets for news of rescheduled dates ASAP.”

No rescheduled dates have yet been announced, but you can see the list of postponed shows below.

🚨 @Pusha_T update 🚨
The Pusha T tour is postponed to 2023 due to production issues, as we want to bring you the best show possible. Hold on to your tickets for news of rescheduled dates ASAP. pic.twitter.com/x1nxgr4Moh

— MCD Productions (@mcd_productions) November 24, 2022

NOVEMBER 2022
30 – Komplex, Zurich

DECEMBER 2022
1 – Backstage Werk, Munich
2 – Fabrique, Milan
4 – Le Trianon, Paris
6 – Vega, Copenhagen
7 – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin
8 – Live Music Hall, Cologne
12 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
14 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
15 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
18 – O2 Academy, Bristol
19 – Brixton Academy, London
21 – Academy, Dublin

Pusha T released his fourth studio album ‘It’s Almost Dry’ in April. The album – which he dubs “rap album of the motherfucking year” – scored a glowing five-star review from NME.

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The review said: “Pusha T has managed to elevate his art to new heights, signalling that the artist is nowhere close to being done. Despite being longer than ‘Daytona’, there is succinct preciseness to ‘It’s Almost Dry’ with Pusha’s lyricism, in particular, never left wanting.

Read the NME Big Read cover feature with Pusha T all about the creation of ‘It’s Almost Dry’.

Across 2022, Pusha T has shared a pair of diss tracks aimed at McDonald’s. Back in March, the rapper shared ‘Spicy Fish Diss Track‘ in collaboration with Arby’s – where Pusha took aim at the chain’s Filet-o-Fish burger.

A new track, titled ‘Rib Roast’, sees Pusha T reconnect with Arby’s to diss their rivals McDonald’s, by questioning the quality of their food and McRibs.

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Shame announce new album ‘Food For Worms’, share video for single ‘Fingers Of Steel’

Frontman Charlie Steen said of the new video: “Self-obsession, social media flagellation and death can all be seen in this Oscar nominated performance. No one’s ever done a video like this before and when you watch it, you’ll see why. Think Casablanca, but in colour, and better.”

‘Food For Worms’ is described as “a celebration of life” and “an ode to friendship”. Speaking of the new album, Steen called it “the Lamborghini of shame records”.

Last month, Shame concluded a North American tour in support of ‘Drunk Tank Pink’. Earlier this year, they also supported Foals on their UK tour.

In addition to the news of the album, Shame have announced their biggest-ever European headline tour, starting in Dublin on March 1, 2023 and finishing up at London’s Brixton Academy on April 28. See full dates below and find tickets here.

MARCH 2023
1 – Button Factory, Dublin
3 – SWG3, Glasgow
4 – Boiler Shop, Newcastle
5 – Stylus, Leeds
7 – Leadmill, Sheffield
8 – Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
9 – SWX, Bristol
11 – New Century Hall, Manchester
12 – Tramshed, Cardiff
14 – Stereolux, Nantes
15 – Cabaret Sauvage, Paris
16 – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux
18 – LAV, Lisbon
19 – Nazca, Madrid
20 – La 2 de Apolo, Barcelona
22 – Paloma, Nimes
23 – Magnolia, Milan
24 – Plaza, Zurich
26 – Technikum, Munich
27 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin
28 – Markthalle. Hamburg
30 – Vulkan, Oslo
31 – Debaser, Stockholm

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APRIL 2023
1 – VEGA, Copenhagen
4 – Gloria, Cologne
5 – AB, Brussels
6 – Melkweg, Amsterdam
28 – O2 Academy Brixton, London

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Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha teams up with Algiers for new single

You can pre-order ‘SHOOK’ here. Check out the visualiser for ‘Irreversible Damage’ and the new album tracklist below.

‘SHOOK’ tracklist:

01. ‘Everybody Shatter’ (ft. Big Rube)
02. ‘Irreversible Damage’ (ft. Zack de la Rocha)
03. ‘73%’
04. ‘Cleanse Your Guilt Here’
05. ‘As It Resounds’ (ft. Big Rube)
06. ‘Bite Back’ (ft. billy woods & Backxwash)
07. ‘Out Of Style Tragedy’ (ft. Mark Cisneros)
08. ‘Comment #2’
09. ‘A Good Man’
10. ‘I Can’t Stand It!’ (ft. Samuel T. Herring & Jae Matthews)
11. ‘All You See Is’
12. ‘Green Iris’
13. ‘Born’ (ft. LaToya Kent)
14. ‘Cold World’ (ft. Nadah El Shazly)
15. ‘Something Wrong’
16. ‘An Echophonic Soul’ (ft. DeForrest Brown Jr. & Patrick Shiroishi)
17. ‘Momentary’ (ft. Lee Bains III)

Algiers are set to tour Europe in 2023, including a London show on The Dome on March 8. The band have also announced US appearances, including a special ‘SHOOK’ event at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust on December 15th and the 2023 SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, with more live announcements to follow soon – see the full list of headline tour dates scheduled so far below.

DECEMBER 2022
15 – National Sawdust, Brooklyn

FEBRUARY 2023
9 – Workman’s, Dublin
15 – Botanique Rotonde, Brussels
16 – Salzhaus, Winterthur
17 – Bronson, Ravenna
18 – Capitol, Pordenone
20 – Kino Šiška, Ljubljana
21 – Flex, Vienna
22 – Posthof, Linz
24 – Lucerna Music Bar, Prague
25 – Niebo, Warsaw

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MARCH 2023
1- Beatpol, Dresden
2 – Hole44, Berlin
3 – Forum, Bielefeld
4 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf
5 – Club Volta, Cologne
7 – Petit Bain, Paris
8 – The Dome, London

‘SHOOK’ is set to be the Atlanta band’s first album since 2020. In a four-star review of ‘There Is No Year’, NME wrote: “There are so many diverse sounds on ‘There is No Year’. It helps that the band are influenced by so many different genres that they can easily float between them without changing their sound.

“This balance means the band’s lyrical message are delivered with more clarity. The band continue to be radical, but rather than being reactionary, ‘There is No Year’ is precise, thoughtful and powerful.”

Earlier this month (October 2), meanwhile, Rage Against The Machine were forced to cancel their forthcoming North America tour dates in 2023 due to de la Rocha’s ongoing leg injury.

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Kendrick Lamar to livestream full ‘The Big Steppers’ concert from Paris this weekend

Tim Hinshaw, head of R&B and hip-hop for Amazon Music, said in a press statement via The Fader: “As a kid from the west side of Compton, hearing good kid, m.A.A.d city for the first time and seeing Kendrick’s journey from neighborhood hero to global superstar ignited a fire in me that I’m forever grateful for. It showed me that no matter where you start in life, hard work and dedication will put you where you hope and dream to be.

live from paris this saturday 10.22
8pm cest / 11am pt / 2pm et pic.twitter.com/6j2mCiAhZf

— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) October 18, 2022

“Now, 10 years later, it’s almost poetic that two kids from the same city with similar, but different dreams have landed in Paris to celebrate not just that record but Kendrick’s latest revolutionary album, ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’. We’re honoured to sponsor this tour and bring this show to fans around the world.”

Reviewing ‘Good Kid, MAAd City’ in 2012, NME awarded the record three stars and described it as lacking “the raw appeal of Kendrick’s 2011 mixtape ‘Section.80’, but it’s a big-budget reminder that the 25-year-old hasn’t forgotten his roots.”

Across October, Lamar will be performing shows in Europe, before concluding the year by touring Australia and New Zealand in December. See the full list of dates here, and the UK and European shows below.

Tickets are available for the American shows here, for Europe and the UK here, and for Australia and New Zealand here.

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He will play:

OCTOBER 2023
19 – Oslo, NO – Telenor Arena
22 – Paris, FR – Accor Arena
24 – Stuttgart, DE – Scheleyerhalle
25 – Zurich, CH – Hallenstadion
26 – Laussane, CH – Vaudoise Aréna
28 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis
30 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
31 – Frankfurt, DE – Festhalle

NOVEMBER 2023
2 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
3 – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
4 – Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
5 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
7 – London, UK – The O2
8 – London, UK – The O2
13 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
16 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena

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Babymetal announced as guests on Sabaton’s UK and European tour

“We are extremely happy to welcome Babymetal to our already much anticipated tour in Europe 2023,” Sabaton bassist Pär Sundström said in a statement. “The energy and power of this band will for sure make each night something special.”

Frontman Joakim Brodén added: “If there ever was a band that would break all the rules, it’s Babymetal with the power and precision to deliver a full-on heavy metal show! It’s not our first rodeo together, expect nothing but excellence from BABYMETAL!”

THE TIME HAS COME to announce @babymetal_japan as our special guests for the EU leg of The Tour To End All Tours. Our friends @lordiofficial will also be opening every show, setting the atmosphere! GOT YOUR TICKETS YET? Book them now & don’t miss out 👉 https://t.co/2Z7qvwswqd pic.twitter.com/0Ykh0lArMQ

— Sabaton (@sabaton) October 18, 2022

Sabaton’s ‘Tour To End All Tours’ is in support of their 10th studio album, ‘The War To End All Wars’, which was released in March. Brodén previously appeared as a guest on the track ‘Oh! MAJINAI’ from Babymetal’s 2019 album ‘Metal Galaxy’ and has appeared on stage with the duo in Japan.

Babymetal’s ‘The Other One’ will be released on March 24, 2023 and can be pre-ordered here. Five pre-release digital singles are set to be released prior to the album, with one streaming in each of October, November, January, February and March.

Tickets for the 2023 tour will be on sale at 10am on October 21 – find them here.

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Sabaton’s ‘Tour To End All Tours’ 2023:

APRIL 2023
14 – First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
15 – OVO Arena Wembley, London, UK
16 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
18 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow, UK
21 – Zénith Paris La Villette, Paris, France
22 – Festhalle Frankfurt, Germany
24 – Barclays Arena, Hamburg, Germany
25 – Rockhal Main Hall, Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
28 – Avicii Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
29 – Oslo Spektrum, Norway
30 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark

MAY 2023
2 – ZAG Arena, Hanover, Germany
3 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
5 – Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
6 – Quarterback Immobilien Arena, Leipzig, Germany
7 – Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
9 – Atlas Arena, Łódź, Poland
10 – Arena Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
12 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
13 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
15 – Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
18 – Saku Suurhall, Tallinn, Estonia
19 – Helsinki Ice Hall, Finland
20 – Kuopio-Halli, Finland

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Arctic Monkeys share funky new song ‘I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am’

Speaking about the track, frontman Alex Turner told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1: “The idea of the fight and the band trying to get out of the… Because I feel that there was some discussions to that effect. Not so much the recording I suppose, but the period after where we were mixing and putting it all together and discovering the path through it there.

“You mentioned, there’s the strings on there of course… One of the ideas with that was just to try and… It seems obvious, but everything has its space and takes its turn. I don’t know, it’s not battle between the band and this other sound or something.I think it was important for us to try and get somewhere with that, with the dynamics of that whole situation. And I suppose it’s not just between the strings and the band even, but I think in… I don’t know, we’re having a bit more fun with those types of ideas.”

The track follows recent single ‘Body Paint’ and first album taster ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’.

Reviewing their new album ‘The Car’, which was awarded five stars by NME, Thomas Smith wrote: “The band’s spectacular seventh album summarises their story so far: sharp songwriting, relentless innovation and unbreakable teamwork.”

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His review added: “Arctic Monkeys stand alone like the abandoned saloon on the rooftop: the last – and greatest – band of their generation still operating at their highest level.”

Last week, the band also added European headline dates to their 2023 world tour. ‘The Car’ will come out this Friday (October 21) and the band have already confirmed details of a UK stadium tour and North American dates with Fontaines D.C. for next year. You can purchase any remaining tickets here.

See the full list of dates below:

APRIL 2023
24 – Tipsarena, Linz
25 – Zenith, Munich
27 – Sporthalle, Hamburg
29 – Avicii Arena, Stockholm
30 – Spektrum, Oslo

MAY 2023
2 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin

3 – Rudolf Weber-Arena, Oberhausen
5 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
8 – Festhalle, Frankfurt
9 – Accor Arena, Paris
29 – Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
31 – Building Society Arena, Coventry
 
JUNE 2023
2 – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
3 – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
5 – Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
7 – Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich
9 – Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
10 – Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
12 – Swansea.com Stadium, Swansea
14 – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
16 – Emirates Stadium, London
17 – Emirates Stadium, London
18 – Emirates Stadium, London
20 – Malahide Castle, Dublin
25 – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

AUGUST 2023
25 – The Armory, Minneapolis
26 – The Armory, Minneapolis
27 – United Center, Illinois
29 – Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkston
30 –  Budweiser Stage, Toronto

SEPTEMBER 2023
1 –  Budweiser Stage, Toronto

2 – Bell Centre, Montreal
3 – TD Garden, Boston
5 – TD Pavilion at The Mann, Philadelphia
7 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia
8 – Forest Hills Stadium, New York
9 – Forest Hills Stadium, New York
11 – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, Alpharetta
12 – Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville
13 – Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville
15 – Moody Center, Austin
16 – Dickies Arena, Fort Worth
18 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison
19 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison
20 – Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City
22 – Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle
23 – Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
24 – Moda Center, Portland
26 – Chase Center, San Francisco
27 – Golden 1 Center, Sacramento
29 – The Kia Forum, Los Angeles
30 – The Kia Forum, Los Angeles

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YouTube guitar sensation Sophie Lloyd joins Machine Gun Kelly’s live band

“Adding a new friend to the band,” Kelly wrote as a caption to the clip, while clarifying that Lloyd and his band were practising ahead of Kelly’s ‘Mainstream Sellout’ tour.

Lloyd reshared Kelly’s Story on her Instagram account this afternoon, confirming her place in Kelly’s live set-up. She later shared another story, writing: “Secret’s out! I’ll be joining Machine Gun Kelly on his ‘Mainstream Sellout Tour’ this year!!”

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You can watch Lloyd’s guitar cover of Iron Maiden‘s ‘Fear Of The Dark’, the latest in her ‘Metal Monday’ cover series, above.

Kelly’s tour will visit the UK and Europe in September, with UK dates planned for October. Iann Dior and 44phantom will provide support for those gigs.

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

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September 2022
17 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, DE
19 – Sportovní Hala V Holešovicích, Prague, CZ
21 – Palais 12, Brussels, BE
23 – Festhalle, Frankfurt, DE
25 – Olympiahalle, Munich, DE
27 – Mediolanum Forum, Milan, IT
28 – Hallenstadion, Zurich, CH
29 – Zenith, Paris, FR

October 2022
1 – OVO Arena Wembley, London
4 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
6 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
7 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
9 – 3Arena, Dublin   
12 – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Kasabian announce menacing new single ‘SCRIPTVRE’

The menacing, drum-heavy teaser ends with echoey vocals that sound like mid-’90s Beastie Boys. You can check it out below.

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‘SCRIPTVRE’ is the band’s second release since the departure of Tom Meighan, following last October’s ‘ALYGATYR’. Serge Pizzorno took over as the band’s frontman after Meighan was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend in 2020.

Kasabian showcased the new single at a homecoming show in Leicester last October. The live performance saw guitarist Serge Pizzorno take lead vocals while The Music‘s Rob Harvey provided backing vocals at De Montfort Hall.

The band recently shared details of some new European tour dates set for ater this year.

Kasabian will pay dates in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and France. You can get remaining tickets for France and Netherlands here and Belgium and Germany here. See the full list of dates below.

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OCTOBER 2022 
8 – Belgium, Brussels, Cirque Royal
10 – Germany, Cologne, E-Werk
11 – Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle
13  – Netherlands, Amsterdam, AFAS Live
14 –  France, Paris, Olympia
17 – Germany, Munich, Tonhalle

The band are also due to headline Neighbourhood Weekender and Isle Of Wight Festival this year.

Meanwhile, Meighan opened up about his mental health, experience in rehab and “consequence culture” in a blog post published back in September. The singer first discussed his assault conviction during an interview in 2020. He said he took “full responsibility” for the incident. He is currently working on his debut solo album.

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Florence + The Machine share Bill Nighy-starring video for new single ‘Free’

In it, Welch plays herself, while Nighy takes on the role of Florence’s anxiety. See the pair interacting in the ‘Free’ video below.

Earlier this week, Welch and co. previewed new ‘Dance Fever’ tracks – including ‘Free’ – at a handful of intimate UK gigs, ending last night (April 19) in London.

Reviewing the London gig at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, NME wrote: “It’s apt that Florence + The Machine have chosen to wrap up an intimate tour in support of forthcoming fifth album ‘Dance Fever’ in such a grand setting. There is much religious symbolism at work: the coiled frustration of ‘Big God’ is healed by the earthly, groove-led balm of ‘What The Water Gave Me’.

“The upper register of Welch’s voice reaches a scream at ‘King’’s heaving peak, before ‘Heaven Is Here’ is blasted at the rafters.”

‘Dance Fever’ serves as the follow-up to 2018’s ‘High As Hope’, with Welch previously describing the album as “a fairytale in 14 songs”. It was co-produced by the singer alongside Jack Antonoff and Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley, the latter of whom recently remixed ‘My Love’.

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The band will embark on a full UK arena tour in November, while a huge North American tour will also take place later this year, with support from Arlo ParksSam FenderKing PrincessYves TumorJapanese Breakfast and Wet Leg on select dates.

Tickets for the shows can be found here and here, and you can see the full list of dates below.

MAY 2022
6 – New York, NY – Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center

SEPTEMBER 2022
2 – Montreal, QC – Place Bell
3 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
7 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
10 – Clarkson, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
12 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
14 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
16 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
20 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN
21 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheater
23 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
24 – Miami, FL – FTX Arena
27 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
28 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

OCTOBER 2022
1 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
4 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
6 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
7 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds
9 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
12 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
14 – Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

NOVEMBER 2022
14 – Accor Arena, Paris
16 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
18 – The O2, London
19 – The O2, London
21 – BIC, Bournemouth
22 – AO Arena, Manchester
24 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
25 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
27 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
28 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
30 – Arena, Dublin

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Evanescence and Within Temptation reschedule their 2022 UK and European tour

“As the world is slowly reopening again, we have been feeling optimistic about the tour actually taking place in March and April. However – a lot of countries still have restrictions in place, and we are forced to make a decision right now for logistical reasons,” the bands said in a joint statement.

“We are aware that many fans are preparing to make their plans to attend the shows, some of which involve travel, and given the uncertainty as to exactly when certain countries will lift their restrictions, we are left with no choice but to reschedule the tour, hopefully for the final time.”

Within Temptation and Evanescence tour, 2022. CREDIT: Press

All existing tickets and VIP packages will remain valid for the rescheduled dates and all venues remain the same – you can find out more information about the tour here, and see the rescheduled dates below.

NOVEMBER 2022
9 – Olympiahalle, Munich, DE (tickets valid from original April 15 show)
10 – Mediolanum Forum Milan, Milan, IT (tickets valid from original April 14 show)
12 – Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland(tickets valid from original April 12th show)
14 – The O2, London (tickets valid from original April 7)
15 – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham (tickets valid from original May 1 show)
17 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow (tickets valid from original April 28 show)
19 – First Direct Arena, Leeds (tickets valid from original April 30 show)
21 – Palais, Brussels, BE (tickets valid from original April 4 show)
22 – Palais, Brussels, BE (tickets valid from original April 24 show)
23 – Festhalle, Frankfurt, DE (tickets valid from original April 11 show)
25 – Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Düsseldorf, DE (tickets valid from original April 20 show)
27 – Accor hotels Arena, Paris, FR (tickets valid from original April 5 show)
29 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, NL (tickets valid from original April 21 show)
30 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, NL (tickets valid from original April 22 show)

DECEMBER 2022
1 – Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU (tickets valid from original April 26 show)
3 – Leipzig Arena, Leipzig, DE (tickets valid from original April 18 show)
5 – Arena Gliwice, Gliwice, PL (tickets valid from the original Sept 20 show)
7 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, DE (tickets valid from original April 17 show)
8 – Velodrom, Berlin, DE (tickets valid from original April 9 show)

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Evanescence will play at the Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival 2022, which is being held in July at the Ohio State Reformatory, a disused prison which featured in The Shawshank Redemption.

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Alfie Templeman announces debut album ‘Mellow Moon’: “It’s a place to get away from anxieties”

Speaking of his new single ‘Broken’, Templeman described it as “a good representation of what’s gone on in the past couple of years and how people my age are feeling”.

“It explores the smaller thoughts and fears that nobody really brings up because there are bigger things going on in the world right now but really, your mental wellbeing is just as valid as anything else,” said Templeman. “You’re alive, you deserve to know that everything’s OK.”

He continued: “I’ve spoken about mental health to friends and on social media, but I’ve never been this open about it in my music. Because of that, I didn’t want to go too emo straight away. I didn’t want to go full Elliot Smith. It’s an upbeat pop song but the lyrics are very sad.”

Templeman revealed that the Coldplay-inspired riff was first written back when he was 14, with the rest of the track taking influence from Chic disco legend Nile Rodgers.

“I’ve spoken countless times about how much of a hero of mine he is,” said Templeman. “I’ve always liked bittersweet songs though. Radiohead were another big influence on me because with songs like ‘No Surprises’ – you can’t tell if that’s a dark song or a happy song. I want to make beautiful summer pop records, but I also want to keep being honest about myself with my lyrics, so ‘Broken’ is a good starting point for that.”

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Check out the rest of our chat with Templeman below, where he opened up about inspiring teenagers to make music, mental health and why there’s positivity behind everything he creates.

Alfie Templeman Credit: Lillie Eiger

Hi Alfie. What made you want to write about your mental health on ‘Broken’?

Templeman: “I was in a pretty dark place when I was writing the lyrics for the album. ‘Broken’ came about because throughout the pandemic, I’d go into my own head, visit that dark corner and push everyone else away. I realised I needed to figure things out and address what was happening because the only person that can really change you, is you. I just became more honest and open with myself. Justin Young from The Vaccines really helped me piece this track together though. He helped me find ways to describe what was going on in my head without it sounding too morbid.”

How did that feel?

“The deeper you go, the more painful it is, but you also discover more about yourself. It’s just part of growing up but I became less interested in what other people thought about me and cared more about how I felt about myself. ‘Broken’ shaped the whole of ‘Mellow Moon’ though because after I wrote it, I was more comfortable putting other songs on the record that were deeper, darker and more honest about how I felt.”

Why the title ‘Mellow Moon’?

“Sometimes I feel like I’m on a completely different planet, so the ‘Mellow Moon’ is my safe space. It’s a place where I go to relax, to get away from whatever anxieties are going on in my head. I feel like it’s finally time to invite people into that. Hopefully they find it safe and comforting, the same way that I do.”

Is there a thread that runs through this album?

“There’s a loose concept of going through different stages of mental health but there are also songs where I let loose and just enjoy myself. Those songs still have meaning though, they just provide a break from the intensity of the rest of the record. Nobody wants an album where every song is going to make you have an existential crisis.This album is very much dedicated to people my age, who have all been through the same shit.”

And it’s all brand new songs, right? 

“I just don’t want to look back. There was talk of adding some old songs to ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’ and making that my debut but I knew, with a little more time, I could write a really great record. And here we are with ‘Mellow Moon’. I think it’s a really strong, bold, confident album that shows off who Alfie Templeman is now.”

Have you got your eyes set on a Number One album?

“It’d be nice to get a Top 40 but I’m not too bothered. A Number One is a bit like meeting the Queen, it’s just something to brag about. That said, wait until May where I’m trying to sell my left kidney to flog a few more copies of the record. I’d be happy with people relating to what I’m talking about on the record.”

Before that though, you’ve got a big UK tour with a headline show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire…

“What’s going on? I’m gonna have such a crazy existential moment when I’m on that stage, looking at all those people that have come out to see me. It’s going to be really surreal. When we did Brixton Academy with Declan McKenna it was very cool but very scary. I’m just excited for this tour though. We’ve got a lot of things up our sleeves and we’re just gonna have fun with it. If people are expecting serious, theatrical music, I wouldn’t bother coming.”

What do you hope people take from your success?

“I hope it inspires other kids my age to go off and make their own music. When I was younger, I’d listen to people like Rex Orange County and Mac DeMarco and that really inspired me, because they were young and did it themselves. They made me feel like I could give it a go. And yes, I sucked for a while but I kept trying. I’m from a small place in the middle of nowhere and I’ve made a career out of bringing the ideas that float around in my brain to life. It really can happen to anyone. I hope people see that.”

Alfie Templeman – ‘Mellow Moon’

‘Mellow Moon’ is out May 27 via Chess Club Records. Pre-order it here and check out the tracklisting below.

1. ‘A Western’
2. ‘You’re A Liar’
3. ‘Broken’
4. ‘Folding Mountains’
5. ‘3D Feelings’
6. ‘Candyfloss’
7. ‘Best Feeling’
8. ‘Do It’
9. ‘Colour Me Blue’
10. ‘Galaxy’
11. ‘Leaving Today’
12. ‘Take Some Time Away’ 
13. ‘Mellow Moon’
14. ‘Just Below The Above’

Templeman kicks off his UK tour in March, with support in the UK from labelmate Pixy. Check out his full tour dates below.

MARCH

2 – The Cluny, Newcastle
3 – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow
4 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
5 – Gorilla, Manchester
8 – Leadmill, Sheffield
9 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
10 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
11 – Thekla, Bristol
12 – Patterns, Brighton
16 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
18 – The Academy, Dublin
24 – Le Pop Up!, Paris
25 – YUCA, Cologne
26 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
28 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
29 – Molotow, Hamburg
30 – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin
31 – Kranhalle, Munich

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Bloc Party return with new song ‘Traps’ and announce sixth album ‘Alpha Games’

“From the moment we wrote ‘Traps’, we knew it had to be the first thing people heard from this album; playing it in soundchecks on our last tour before it was finished and hearing how it sounded in those big rooms and outdoors,” he said.

You can pre-order/pre-save/pre-add ‘Alpha Games’ here.

Album artwork for ‘Alpha Games’. CREDIT: Press

‘Alpha Games’ tracklist:

01. ‘Day Drinker’
02. ‘Traps’
03. ‘You Should Know The Truth’
04. ‘Callum Is A Snake’
05. ‘Rough Justice’
06. ‘The Girls Are Fighting’
07. ‘Of Things Yet To Come’
08. ‘Sex Magik’
09. ‘By Any Means Necessary’
10. ‘In Situ’
11. ‘If We Get Caught’
12. ‘The Peace Offering’

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The band have also shared details of a UK and European tour for 2022 including a homecoming show at London’s Alexandra Palace.

It will be their first tour since their 2019 shows where they performed ‘Silent Alarm’ in full across the UK, Europe and North America.

Bloc Party UK/European tour 2022 includes dates at the following:

MAY
Tuesday 10 – La Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
Wednesday 11 – L’Aéronef, Lille, France
Thursday 12 – Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
Saturday 14 – Store Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sunday 15 – Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
Monday 16 – E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday 17 – TivoliVredenburg Ronda, Utrecht, Netherlands
Thursday 26 – O2 Academy 1, Birmingham, UK
Friday 27 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Saturday 28 – Alexandra Palace, London, UK
Monday 30 – O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
Tuesday 31 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK

JUNE
Thursday 02 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle, UK
Friday 03 – The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
Saturday 04 – O2 Academy, Leeds, UK

Okereke, meanwhile, has kept busy outside of Bloc Party since 2016 with his own solo albums – ‘Fatherland’, ‘2042‘, ‘The Waves Pt. 1’, ‘The Waves Pt. 1 Live’ – as well as the soundtrack to a musical he wrote, ‘Leave To Remain‘.

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MØ announces third album ‘Motordrome’, shares two new songs

Speaking about the tracks, Andersen explained that “both songs are, in each their way, about remembering who you are. Remember that you can shine? Remember there’s a chance of breaking out of the prison that is your mind? To actively move your body out of the loop and into the world”

‘Motordrome’ is the follow-up to MØ’s 2018 ‘Forever Neverland’.

Andersen said: “I hope that people will feel that (this album) is genuine and that there are stories there that they can connect with. For me this album represents a huge change in my life. Even though I’m still doing what I love doing, it does feel like a new chapter. An era of my life is over and I’m entering a new one. That is scary, but it’s freeing.”

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The release of ‘Motordrome’ will be followed by a world tour, with tickets on sale November 17.

MØ’ will play:

FEBRUARY 2022
04 Parkteatret, Oslo
05 Debaser, Stockholm
08 NIEBO, Warsaw
09 Kesselhaus, Berlin
11 Le Trabendo, Paris
13 Orangerie – Botanique, Brussels
14 Melkweg Oz, Amsterdam
15 Heaven, London

APRIL
07 Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill
09 Sound Money Festival, Miami
10 Jannus Live, Tampa
11 Variety, Atlanta
13 Union Transfer, Philadelphia
14 Webster Hall, New York
15 Royale, Boston
17 9:30 Club, Washington DC

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JoJo announces UK and European headline tour for 2022

The news comes after JoJo had planned to embark on a UK and European headline tour this year, but in January cancelled the dates due to coronavirus concerns.

“Performing live is one of my favourite parts of being an artist,” JoJo said in a statement. “It felt so right being back onstage for those dates in October, and I can’t wait to do it on a bigger scale in more cities next year!”

LFG 2022🔥🔥🔥
Presale’s begin tomorrow in select markets. Please check IG story for more details. General on-sale is this Friday, October 29th at 10:00am local time 💙 https://t.co/ny8D1ZwfCW pic.twitter.com/VDCmcau4ua

— JoJo. (@iamjojo) October 25, 2021

Tickets go on sale on Friday (October 29) at 10:00am local time – you can get them here. Take a look at the UK and European dates below.

MAY 2022

3 – The Roundhouse, London, UK
6 – Academy, Dublin, Ireland
9 – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
10 – The Garage, Glasgow, UK
12 – Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
13 – O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK
15 – Alhambra, Paris, France
16 – Luxor, Cologne, Germany
18 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
21 – Grelle Forelle, Vienna, Austria
23 – Santeria Toscana 31, Milan, Italy
25 – Lido, Berlin, Germany
27 – DR Concert House, Studio 2, Copenhagen, Denmark
28 – Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway
30 – Fryshuset (Klubben), Stockholm, Sweden

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Back in May 2020, JoJo opened up about the support she received from Taylor Swift during the protracted legal battle she had with her former record label several years ago.

“I was literally being completely silenced,” she explained. “Taylor is in a different position in her career. I was really sidelined, and it was pretty hurtful.”

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Coldplay announce extra London and Paris shows for 2022 world tour

Today (October 20), Coldplay announced a fourth night at London’s Wembley Stadium on Friday, August 19. Special guests London Grammar will open the show, having previously been confirmed for the August 16 date.

Coldplay have also added a third Paris performance on July 19. Tickets for the UK/European dates go on general sale at 10am local time tomorrow (October 22). You can see the announcement tweets below.

🚨 FOURTH #MusicOfTheSpheresWorldTour London date just added // Friday 19 August 2022, @WembleyStadium, with special guests London Grammar // All four Wembley shows on general sale 10am tomorrow

Ticketmaster: https://t.co/i7dLgrY3yq

Gigsandtours: https://t.co/Q4vEdStM92 pic.twitter.com/D7xYzjSMST

— Coldplay (@coldplay) October 21, 2021

🚨 THIRD #MusicOfTheSpheresWorldTour Paris date just added // July 19, 2022, @StadeFrance // All three Paris shows on general sale tomorrow at 10am from https://t.co/fiyr89rvP4 and usual outlets. pic.twitter.com/uVRokc0z4X

— Coldplay (@coldplay) October 21, 2021

Discussing the idea behind the upcoming eco-friendly tour, Coldplay said in a statement: “Playing live and finding connection with people is ultimately why we exist as a band. We’ve been planning this tour for years, and we’re super excited to play songs from across our whole time together.

“At the same time, we’re very conscious that the planet is facing a climate crisis. So we’ve spent the last two years consulting with environmental experts to make this tour as sustainable as possible, and, just as importantly, to harness the tour’s potential to push things forward.”

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They added: “We won’t get everything right, but we’re committed to doing everything we can and sharing what we learn. It’s a work in progress and we’re really grateful for the help we’ve had so far. If you’d like to come to a show and sing with us, we’re so excited to see you.”

During a Big Read interview with NME, the band’s Guy Berryman said: “I think we’ve made a great start at the moment. Whatever we end up doing, will be a Phase One, but there always has to be an improvement and a continual cycle.

“If you want to pick holes, and I’m sure someone can and will, I think that’s fine: what you have to do is embrace the idea of continued progress. It has to be an ever-evolving situation.”

Meanwhile, PETA has urged Coldplay to serve only vegan food on their 2022 world tour.

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Bonobo announces new album ‘Fragments’ and 2022 world tour dates

“I remembered all over again how much I loved crowds and movement and people connecting with each other,” Green said of the new LP in a statement.

Watch the visualiser for first track ‘Rosewood’ below:

Bonobo’s tour behind ‘Fragments’ will begin in mid-February in the United States, before he heads to Europe in April. UK dates end the tour, with the three Royal Albert Hall shows taking place in mid-May.

See the full list of Bonobo’s 2022 world tour dates below:

FEBRUARY 2022
18 – Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN
19 – PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, Newport, KY
20 – EXPESS LIVE!, Columbus, OH
21 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
25 – Great Hall, Brooklyn, NY
27 – Royale, Boston, MA
28 – Echostage, Washington, DC

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MARCH 2022
2 – Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA
5 – Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
6 – Mtelus, Montreal, QC
9 – History, Toronto, ON
10 – Royal Oak Music Hall, Royal Oak, MI
11 – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
12 – The Sylvee, Madison, WI
13 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
15 – The Palace, Minneapolis, MN
17 – Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
18 – The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
19 – Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
21 – PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC
22 – Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
24 – Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

APRIL 2022
20 – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NL
21 – edel-optics.de Arena, Hamburg, DE
23 – UFO im Velodrom, Berlin, De
24 – Palladium, Cologne, De
25 – TonHalle, Munich, De
26 – Xtra, Zurich, CH
28 – Le Centquatre, Paris, FR

MAY 2022
3 – The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
4 – O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
6 – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
7 – O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
8 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
16 – Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
17 – Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
18 – Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

Check out the artwork and tracklist for ‘Fragments’ below:

Bonobo – ‘Fragments’ album artwork. Credit: Neil Krug.

1. ‘Polyghost’ (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
2. ‘Shadows’ (feat. Jordan Rakei)
3. ‘Rosewood’
4. ‘Otomo’ (feat. O’Flynn)
5. ‘Tides’ (feat. Jamila Woods)
6. ‘Elysian’
7. ‘Closer’
8. ‘Age of Phase’
9. ‘From You’ (feat. Joji)
10. ‘Counterpart’
11. ‘Sapien’
12. ‘Day by Day’ (feat. Kadhja Bonet)

Last year, Bonobo shared a new single with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs called ‘Heartbreak’. The track appeared on a 12 inch as the first release on Bonobo’s new label OUTLIER.

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Parcels announce four-date global tour set for later this year

“Can not wait to be in a venue with all you beautiful people! CAN NOT WAIT!”

See that post below.

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The band added that “Parcels Pop Shop members will get early access to tickets” while general tickets go on sale on Friday (September 24) at 10am. You can see the full list of tour dates below.

NOVEMBER 2021

2 – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
5 – La Cigale, Paris, France
6 – Metropol, Berlin
19 – Music Hall Of Williamsburg, New York, US

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News of the tour comes after Parcels recently announced details of their second album ‘Day/Night’ and shared their most recent single ‘Somethinggreater’.

Set to be released in November, the follow-up to their 2018 self-titled album is made up of “two self-contained albums” and was recorded at Paris’ La Frette Studios. It was produced by Parcels, with James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals) on mixing duty and string arrangements handled by Owen Pallett.

The record will be comprised of 19 tracks, including previous singles ‘Free’, ‘Comingback’, and the song ‘Somethinggreater’.

In 2018, NME awarded Parcels’ debut album five stars, saying: “In a time when new acts are pressured into releasing as much music as possible, it’s commendable that Parcels have taken control of their destiny with a project that’s well-thought-out and engaging from start-to-finish. It feels both timely and from a different era – a very rare feat.”

Since that record’s release, the five-piece band have also put out a live album, called ‘Live Vol. 1’, which was recorded live on tape at the iconic Hansa Studio in Berlin. Before that, they also shared the EP ‘IknowhowIfeel’.

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Iron Maiden reschedule European ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour to 2022

Tickets for Maiden’s rescheduled shows remain valid. Some venues have changed – get all the information here.

‘The Legacy Of The Beast’ European tour 2022:

JUNE
04 – Finland, Hyvinkää Rockfest
11 – UK, Donington, Download Festival
13 – Northern Ireland, Belfast, Ormeau Park Belsonic Festival
16 – Belgium, Dessel Graspop
18 – Denmark, Copenhagen, Copenhell
20 – Czech Republic, Prague Sinobo Stadium
23 – Norway, Oslo, Tons Of Rock
26 – France, Paris, La Defense Arena
27 – Netherlands, Arnhem Gelredome
30 – Switzerland, Zurich Hallenstadion

JULY
02 – Germany, Cologne Rhein-Energie-Stadium
04 – Germany, Berlin Waldbühne
07 – Italy, Bologna Sonic Park
09 – Germany, Stuttgart Cannstatter Wasen
10 – Austria, Wiener Neustadt Stadium Open-Air
20 – Germany, Bremen Bürgerweide
22 – Sweden, Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
24 – Poland, Warsaw, PGE Narodowy
26 – Germany, Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Park
29 – Spain, Barcelona, Olympic Stadium
31 – Portugal, Lisbon, Estadio Nacional

Earlier this month, Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith said they have some “very, very exciting” things in the pipeline for their fans to enjoy. He said they’ve been working on something that will leave fans “delighted” when it’s revealed.

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Smith told SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk: “I think it’ll be worth the wait, put it like that, as far as the Maiden thing goes. There are some very, very exciting things in the pipeline. So that’s all I can say, really … But I think the fans are gonna be delighted.”

Iron Maiden’s last album was 2015’s ‘The Book Of Souls‘.

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Suede are inviting fans to be part of their new album

This is the first time the band have mentioned work getting under way on a new album.

Suede’s latest LP, ‘The Blue Hour’, arrived back in 2018. In a three-star review, NME concluded: “Rest assured, Suede remain the beautiful ones, but are just looking for beauty in ever more curious places.”

Suede would like you to be part of their new record. For now, we can say no more but if you are game to proceed with this scant information then follow this link: https://t.co/hGlAYERTot

— Suede HQ (@suedeHQ) November 19, 2020

Earlier this year, Suede rescheduled their planned anniversary tour for 1996 album ‘Coming Up’ due to the coronavirus pandemic.

They were due to be hit the road in October to celebrate 25 years of their seminal third album, but it was pushed back to April 2021.

Suede’s rescheduled tour dates are as follows:

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Tuesday April 13 2021 – Belgium – Cirque Royal, Brussels
Wednesday 14 April 2021 – Germany – Tempodrom, Berlin
Friday 16 April 2021 – Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg Ronda, Uterecht
Saturday 17 April 2021 – France – France – La Salle Pleyel, Paris
Monday April 19 2021 – UK – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Tuesday April 20 2021 – UK – O2 Academy, Leeds
Wednesday April 21 2021 – UK- O2 Academy, Birmingham
Friday April 23 2021 – UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Saturday April 24 2021 – UK – Alexandra Palace, London
Monday April 26 2021 – UK – Denmark – Falconer, Copenhagen
Tuesday April 27 2021 – UK – Sweden – Annexet, Stockholm

They previously shared a series of past live performances online, including  Brett Anderson and co’s 2010 reunion show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which was held in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

It marked the band’s first concert in seven years at the time, although they performed an intimate warm-up gig at the 100 Club just days before.

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Fleet Foxes posters teasing imminent release of new album ‘Shore’ appear in Paris

“And it’s in the streets of Paris that you learn of Fleet Foxes’ return on Tuesday,” they wrote. See the tweet below now.

Et c’est dans les rues de Paris que tu apprends le retour mardi des Fleet Foxes 🙌 pic.twitter.com/6kNc5EBiDk

— François Pottier (@fpottier) September 20, 2020

 

According to Stereogum, Pecknold had already confirmed that ‘Shore’ would take the form of a full-length album and would be released on September 22. Writing on the band’s Discord channel, he also announced that Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen would appear on the record.

A teaser has also been posted on Fleet Foxes’ Instagram account, showing white flowers moving in the breeze before the word ‘Shore’ appears on a black screen. The clip is soundtracked by an acoustic-led instrumental. Watch it below.

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Last month, Pecknold debuted a new song called ‘Featherweight’ during a livestream. He was joined for the performance by Angel Olsen’s drummer Joshua Jaeger and Holy Hive’s Paul Spring.

The short set, which also featured renditions of Arthur Russell’s ‘I Never Get Lonesome’ and The Roches’ ‘Hammond Song’, was for Vote Ready – a livestream event that encouraged viewers to register to vote ahead of the US election in November.

Meanwhile, Fleet Foxes’ last album ‘Crack-Up’ received a four-star review from NME. “Some may be unconvinced by the ambitious leap Fleet Foxes have made on album three, but there’s really no doubting the first-rate intelligence behind this uncompromising and ever-changing piece of work,” the review read.

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Suede to live-stream 2010 reunion show on YouTube later this week

The next instalment will be Brett Anderson and co’s 2010 reunion show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which was held in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. It marked the band’s first concert in seven years, although they performed an intimate warm-up gig at the 100 Club just days before.

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Suede fans! Love & Poison was such a success, we thought we'd bring you more live performances from the vault in the coming weeks. This Friday at 5pm BST, we will be premiering Suede Live at the Royal Albert Hall – Suede's spectacular live comeback for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Subscribe and set a reminder via the link in the bio.. -SuedeHQ

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Suede Live at the Royal Albert Hall will air this coming Friday (September 11) at 5pm (BST). Check out a snippet of the performance above.

Suede had been scheduled to embark on a UK and European tour next month to mark the 25th anniversary of their third record, ‘Coming Up’. However, the dates were pushed back to April 2021 earlier this summer due to the coronavirus crisis.

“The good news is that the postponement means that (a) we can add a couple of shows that we couldn’t fit in before, and (b) they’ll now take place exactly 25 years from Coming Up’s release – much more numerically satisfying,” the band wrote of the postponement.

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Check out Suede’s rescheduled tour dates below:

Tuesday April 13 2021 – Belgium – Cirque Royal, Brussels
Wednesday 14 April 2021 – Germany – Tempodrom, Berlin
Friday 16 April 2021 – Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg Ronda, Uterecht
Saturday 17 April 2021 – France – France – La Salle Pleyel, Paris
Monday April 19 2021 – UK – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Tuesday April 20 2021 – UK – O2 Academy, Leeds
Wednesday April 21 2021 – UK- O2 Academy, Birmingham
Friday April 23 2021 – UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Saturday April 24 2021 – UK – Alexandra Palace, London
Monday April 26 2021 – UK – Denmark – Falconer, Copenhagen
Tuesday April 27 2021 – UK – Sweden – Annexet, Stockholm

Suede’s latest album, ‘The Blue Hour’, arrived back in 2018. In a three-star review, NME concluded: “Rest assured, Suede remain the beautiful ones, but are just looking for beauty in ever more curious places.”

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David Bowie’s rarity-packed 1999 gig in Paris set for release

Before the concert, Bowie received France’s highest artistic order – the Commandeurs of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

The new release will be a 15-track live album, featuring 12 previously unreleased recordings and three tracks used as B-sides for singles from the ‘Hours’ album.

You can see footage from the performance below:

‘Something in the Air (Live Paris 99)’ Track List
‘Life On Mars?’
‘Thursday’s Child’
‘Something in the Air’
‘Word on a Wing’
‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’
‘China Girl’
‘Always Crashing in the Same Car’
‘Survive’
‘Drive-In Saturday’
‘Changes’
‘Seven’
‘Repetition’
‘I Can’t Read’
‘The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell’
‘Rebel Rebel’

Today’s announcement comes after Bowie’s previously unreleased 1999 live album ‘LiveAndWell.com’ was issued back in May. Originally available on the now-defunct BowieNet, the record never received a commercial release after it was shared on the online platform 19 years ago.

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After this, Bowie’s live album ‘Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95)’ was released for the first time in July. 

‘Ouvrez Le Chien’ – French for “open the dog” – was recorded during a performance at the Starplex Amphitheatre in Dallas, Texas, October 13 1995. The show was part of Bowie’s Outside tour with Nine Inch Nails on support duties.

Earlier this week (August 3), it was revealed that Bowie once planned to relaunch his alter ego Ziggy Stardust in space.

According to video games designer Phil Campbell, the late icon discussed buying up old satellites orbiting the Earth during the late 1990s.

Campbell told The Mirror: “We talked about buying up a bunch of old satellites that were circling the Earth and he was going to relaunch Ziggy from space. The idea was that Ziggy would beam us transmissions – ‘Are you receiving me…?’”

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Suede reschedule ‘Coming Up’ anniversary tour dates to 2021

Today (June 26), it was confirmed that the European tour has been postponed until April 2021. The band also added shows in Leeds and Birmingham – you can see the full schedule below.

“It’s probably no surprise but we’re going to have to put back the Coming Up anniversary shows until April 2021,” the band said in a statement. “After talking with the promoters and venues it’s become clear that there’s no way of putting on the shows we’d like to do while still guaranteeing the safety of the audience. Please hold on to your tickets as they’ll remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

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Morning All, It's probably no surprise but we're going to have to put back the Coming Up anniversary shows until April 2021. After talking with the promoters and venues it's become clear that there's no way of putting on the shows we'd like to do while still guaranteeing the safety of the audience. Please hold on to your tickets as they’ll remain valid for the rescheduled dates. The good news is that the postponement means that (a) we can add a couple of shows that we couldn't fit in before, and (b) they'll now take place exactly 25 years from Coming Up's release – much more numerically satisfying. See all dates and grab tickets for the new shows at www.suede.co.uk We hope you're all staying safe and well – see you in 2021 Suede

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“The good news is that the postponement means that (a) we can add a couple of shows that we couldn’t fit in before, and (b) they’ll now take place exactly 25 years from Coming Up’s release – much more numerically satisfying.”

Suede’s rescheduled tour dates are as follows:

Tuesday April 13 2021 – Belgium – Cirque Royal, Brussels
Wednesday 14 April 2021 – Germany – Tempodrom, Berlin
Friday 16 April 2021 – Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg Ronda, Uterecht
Saturday 17 April 2021 – France – France – La Salle Pleyel, Paris
Monday April 19 2021 – UK – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Tuesday April 20 2021 – UK – O2 Academy, Leeds
Wednesday April 21 2021 – UK- O2 Academy, Birmingham
Friday April 23 2021 – UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Saturday April 24 2021 – UK – Alexandra Palace, London
Monday April 26 2021 – UK – Denmark – Falconer, Copenhagen
Tuesday April 27 2021 – UK – Sweden – Annexet, Stockholm

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Frontman Brett Anderson made headlines last year when he spoke out to describe Britpop as “a laddish, distasteful, misogynistic, nationalistic cartoon”.

“I disassociated myself from that very early on, as soon as I saw what I saw as becoming this kind of laddish, jingoistic, cartoon happening, which became Britpop, I very quickly distanced Suede from that,” he said.

When asked if it made the band look snobby, Anderson added: “I think did it make us look snobby? Probably, you know, you make lots of mistakes along the way, I’m not perfect you know what I mean? But all you do, you just go with your instincts, and I saw what was happening with Britpop and for me, it felt quite distasteful. It felt nationalistic, it felt like there was, sort of, quite a strong thread of misogyny and I didn’t think Suede should be part of that.”

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Aminé – DR. WHOEVER Lyrics

[Intro: Rickey Thompson]
Sad on your muthafuckin b-day? Bitch, what the fuck?! Don’t you realize you poppin’? Every time you walk in the room you break necks. Necks?! But you tellin’ me you sad on your muthafuckin’ b-day
Yeah
Yeah

[Verse 1: Aminé]
Yeah
I sit here and tell you my problems
That’s how this work, right?
I’m s’posed to be open and honest
But I got time, right?
My niggas having sessions and I’m doin’ sessions
Can’t man up if masculinity your only weapon
Man, I’ve thought about suicide a hundred times
But, I’d hate to disappoint and see my momma cry
Birthdays these days be the worst days
‘Cause I know I’m getting older and not happier
Me and my father love each other but we barely show it
He hates that I left home and the lawn is now his to mow it
He look at my generation and think that fashion’s over
I kill my sister if she ever model Fashion Nova (true)
I’m always on a flight, or I’m in a hurry
I miss when losing my virginity was my only worry
Back when putting on a condom had me really scary
And milkshakes were the only time we’d eat a cherry
I think learning how to eat pussy from someone who eat pussy
Is better than learning from someone who doesn’t
And that’s word to my ex
And that’s word to my tongue
And that’s word to the woman who had my heart beatin’ drums
Yeah
Love is what I cherished and Miss Parrish
Flew all the way to Paris and we made out on my terrace
I kept it on the low low, cause I was in love
And the shade I had in my room was already enough
I’m going on some dates and I’m making some plans
But it’s hard to find some love if the girl is a fan
And after we fuck, she want a picture with me
She got me feeling like Paper Boi, but I cry when she leaves

[Chorus: Aminé]
These intros ain’t meant to be bangers
They meant for you and me so we’ll never end up as strangers
Will Ferrell’s ass can’t even handle this weather
Tune in your speakers and please be my Dr. Whoever
I said, I said
These intros ain’t meant to be bangers
They meant for you and me so we’ll never end up as strangers
Will Ferrell’s ass can’t even handle this weather
Tune in your speakers and please be my Dr. Whoever

[Interlude]
Yeah, uh-huh, uh-huh, woo
Yes sir, yeah, look

[Verse 2: Aminé]
Boy, you looking big mad
When you see a young brotha up in first class
And you damn right my ego like Lavar ball
And they hate to see a black man who can’t get blackballed
I said my paper long
My paper long
You damn right, bitch
My paper long
It’s that yellow, mellow, fellow
Yeah, that Yellowstone
Play the cello for the fellows, fake as silicone
I went from plaque in my teeth
To having plaques on the wall
Gold album, with platinum records who woulda thought
Young nigga, like Jigga
Tryna make me a boss
I’ll take my momma to Louis
And take your girl to the Ross nigga
Back in the muthafuckin’ building
Your boo thing want my children
My net worth gon’ be a billion
Shorty gimme head like ceiling
Dick disappear chameleon
And like I’m muthafuckin rollin [?]
My whip bought, it’s not stolen

[Chorus: Aminé]
These intros ain’t meant to be bangers
They meant for you and me so we’ll never end up as strangers
Will Ferrell’s ass can’t even handle this weather
Tune in your speakers and please be my Dr. Whoever

[Verse 3: Aminé]
Hey doc, do I tell em how I actually feel?
Or do I see a therapist and numb the pain with the pills
They swear niggas play tough won’t even smile in mirrors
And we learn to fuck hoes off trial and error
Friday nights, where them broke niggas ball out
And Amine be the name that your girlfriend gon call out
To all my niggas with some melanin
Let your feelings settle in
If you feelin’ worthless you should probably go and tell a friend, yeah
But, I should take that advice
This year has been crazy
What the fuck is my life
My best friend got married
You can bet that I cried
I met Spike and Brad Pitt, no malls I’m Saks Fifth, nigga

[Outro: Rickey Thompson]
Get your shit together and turn the fuck up!

Nicki Minaj – Hard White lyrics

[Chorus]
Work hard, just to get half back
Used to work hard, just to get half back
Now I’m gettin’ to it that way
(Straight up, straight up)
I ain’t coming through unless the bag straight
I used to work hard just to get half back
Used to work hard, just to get half back

[Verse 1]
Ayo, just last week I told ’em to pick a side
I bust shots, don’t duck if it don’t apply
Bae out in Paris, he told me to pick a ride
Sike, made you look, I still didn’t pick a guy
I’m the trophy of the game, everybody tryna win me
Me, Olivier, Jourdan Dunn, my baby, Winnie
Partying in Paris, these bitches is embarassed
‘Cause they know I’m the queen, I still didn’t pick an heiress
Mirror, mirror, who’s the fairest?
You the motherfucking fairest, Nicki
What I drop on this watch?
I don’t know, about a hundred-fifty
I’m who they wishin’ to be
These hoes is on the ‘Gram, Nicki pitchin’ the ki’
‘Bout to cop Neverland, Michael up in the tree
You got bars and still broke? You might as well took the plea, uh
Be in the bando or would you rather move weight, Don Pablo? Uh

[Chorus]
Work hard, just to get half back
Used to work hard, just to get half back
Now I’m gettin’ to it that way
(Straight up, straight up)
I ain’t coming through unless the bag straight
I used to work hard just to get half back
Used to work hard, just to get half back

[Verse 2]
Ayo, just last week I told ’em they run done
My legacy could never be undone
I’m a prodigy, R.I.P Thun-Thun
Got these bitches shook, they shocked, no stun-gun
I’m the billy, billy goat, the goat, the goat’s here
Vintage Hermès by Jean Paul Gaultier
Lagerfeld customize my gold chair
I run the point, you bitches just go cheer
Uh, look at my knockoffs, I told ’em knock it off
Anything that Nicki do, you know they knock it off
Put my crown on again, and I’ma knock it off
Anything with Nicki in it, they gonna pocket off
I mean profit off, my plug drop it off
You see them copyin’ my hair, tell ’em, “Chop it off!”
Uh, bad gyal with the, top is off
You nuh see him downgrade when mi drop ’em off
Uh, I ain’t never played a hoe position
I ain’t ever have to strip to get the pole position
Hoes is dissin’? Okay, these hoes is wishin’
You’re in no position to come for O’s position
I ain’t movin’ weight, but I’m in the dope position
I ain’t movin’ weight, but I’m in the dope position

[Chorus]
Work hard, just to get half back
Used to work hard, just to get half back
Now I’m gettin’ to it that way
(Straight up, straight up)
I ain’t coming through unless the bag straight
I used to work hard just to get half back
Used to work hard, just to get half back

[Outro]
W-w-w-w-w-work hard
W-w-w-w-w-work hard
J-j-just last week, I told ’em to pick a side
I-I-I bust shots, don’t duck if they don’t apply