The YA world:
There were quite a few new releases this week:
As well as some gorgeous cover reveals:
The two covers of ‘Shattered Minds’ are UK (left) and US (right) respectively.
In other news:
- The Chaos Walking adaptation had some casting news: it looks as though Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland are both on board!
- While Beth Reekles announced that ‘The Kissing Booth’ will be coming to Netflix.
- It was also announced that the screenwriter for ‘Carol’, Phyllis Nagy, is scripting the film adaptation of Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta novels. Not YA, but still exciting bookish news!
- TV writer Simon James Green announced that his debut novel, ‘Noah Can’t Even’, will be released by Scholastic in May.
- Twitter’s Brooding YA Hero is set to have his own book!
- While there was uproar over ABRAMS Kids Bad Little Children’s Books. Some people are describing the titles as racist, some are arguing that they’re purely satirical: which side of this debate do you fall on?
The music world:
After the excitement of the last month, I couldn’t find any official new releases this week. Maybe that’s me not looking hard enough, maybe it’s just the way things are as the industry starts wrapping up for Christmas and preparing for 2017.
But Better Than Never did put up an early (and free!) stream of their EP, which is being released next week.
However, there was some new music released:
Biffy Clyro released another trippy video, this one for ‘Re-arrange’:
- After teasing their reunion since January, The Sleeping finally announced a reunion show while will be held at the end of December.
- The New Year will start in style for Ronnie Radke and co., as Falling In Reverse announced a North American headline tour for January and February. Support will come from Motionless In White and Issues.
- Against The Current announced they’ll be returning to the UK and Europe throughout February and March.
- While Moose Blood will be spending that time out of the country, headlining dates across North America with support from Trophy Eyes, Boston Manor and A Will Away.
- Green Day have added two Irish dates to their previously announced UK dates, scheduled for the end of June.
In other news:
- The co-founder of Riot Fest, Sean McKeough, was found dead at just 42.
- Austin Carlile has spoken out to raise awareness of Marfan’s Syndrome…
- …while Of Mice and Men have pulled out of their Australian A Day To Remember support slot, to give Austin more time to recover.
- AFI were announced as the support for Deftones huge UK dates in May…
- …while Lower Than Atlantis announced that Young Guns, Hands Like Houses and Roam will be accompanying them on their UK tour in March…
- …and Babymetal were announced as the support for Guns ‘n’ Roses Japanese tour in January.
- Next week Kerrang! are giving away a free CD of Green Day covers, featuring With Confidence, Andy Black, Waterparks and many more!
- twenty one pilots are one of Spotify’s most streamed artists worldwide. The new was announced on frontman Tyler Joseph’s birthday and was probably the best present he received.
- The first wave of bands playing Impericon Festival 2017 was announced, including Miss May I, Thy Art Is Murder and In Hearts Wake…
- …a huge chunk of bands were announced for Download Festival 2017…
- …while the first Reading and Leeds 2017 headliner was announced: Muse! Check out the full list of bands announced so far here.
- But it wasn’t just UK festivals getting their first announcements. There was also line-up news for Rock On The Range (held in Ohio at the end of May) and Hangout Music Festival (held on the same weekend as Rock On The Range, but in Alabama).
- Lit announced they will be releasing their next album in conjunction with PledgeMusic.