WTF Did I Miss This Week? #34 (w/c 22/05/17)

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I will admit, I’ve been in Hatfield for the past two days, so if this isn’t completely comprehensive I’m sorry! Slam Dunk South is tomorrow, so a review of that will be coming at some point next week. That’s not the only reason I’ve been in Hatfield, though. I’m starting at the University of Hertfordshire in September, so I’ve been having a mooch around, getting to know the local area.

Enough of my life story, you’re here for the news!

The publishing world:

Far less new releases than last week, but also one of the most anticipated of this year:

 

Click on the covers to read more about the books on Goodreads!

There was also a couple of beautiful cover reveals:

The Serpent's Secret cover reveal

It Only Happens in the Movies cover

Whichwood cover

In other news:

  • Hot Key Books have acquired a new teen series from debut author Chloe Coles. The first book in the series will be released in June 2018.
  • Non Pratt will be releasing another short story for Barrington Stoke! Non describes ‘Second Best Friend’ as “personal *and* political”.

The music world:

After last weeks influx, I could only find two new releases:

Ark cover Sickness cover

More new music than I had time to listen to:

Enter Shikari are back, and collaborating with… Big Narstie?!:

Of Mice and Men have released their second single since the departure of Austin Carlile, ‘Back To Me’:

American Football released another single from that upcoming second album:

As well as new releases from Eisley, In Hearts Wake, Hundredth, Code Orange, Halsey, Memphis May Fire, Oceans Ate Alaska, Goldfinger, Deez Nuts, Twin Wild, Eighteen VisionsBleachers, The Smith Street Band and Beartooth.

Also this week: The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die covered blink-182‘s ‘Built This Pool’, there’s another video for Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Lust For Life’ (which makes me feel the exact opposite), members of The Get Up Kids and The Anniversary have combined to make Radar State, and Waterparks unveiled two new songs – ‘What We Do For Fun‘ and ‘Candy‘ – which only featured on the Japanese edition of ‘Double Dare’.

There were some very exciting tour announcements:

  • The Menzingers have announced a handful of dates across America in July.
  • Get Dead are touring Europe throughout July and August, hitting up a heck of a lot of festivals.
  • I’m very jealous of people living in North America and Canada. One OK Rock have announced a sprawling tour throughout July and August, with support from Set It Off and Palisades.
  • Tigers Jaw have announced a few warm-up dates around the UK before August’s Reading and Leeds festival.
  • Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick is returning to the UK for a solo tour in September.
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are going down under in October.
  • Fireball’s Fuelling the Fire tour is returning in October. Catch Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Mad Caddies and Sweet Little Machine (plus a local band at each date) at venues throughout the UK for only £10!
  • Stone Sour are touring Europe and the UK during November and December, and they’re bringing The Pretty Reckless along for the ride.
  • Enter Shikari have announced their biggest tour ever, playing arenas across the UK and Europe during November and December. Support comes from Astroid Boys and Lower Than Atlantis.
  • Closing the year out, Silverstein are returning to the UK in December.

As well as another influx of album announcements:

  • The Gospel Youth‘s debut album, ‘Always Lose’, is being released via Rise Records on July 14th. The album artwork is absolutely gorgeous, and you can check out the first single, ‘Moods Like English Weather’, now.
  • Lana Del Rey‘s new album, ‘Lust For Life’, is being released on July 21st. With all of the singles released recently, I’m assuming we’ve already heard the majority of it.
  • Downtown Boys will be releasing their Sub Pop debut, ‘Cost of Living’, on August 11th. Check out the first single from the album here.
  • Neck Deep‘s third album, ‘The Peace and the Panic’, is hitting shelves on August 18th (and features a guest appearance from Sam Carter of Architects). You can already listen to two tracks from the album, ‘Happy Judgement Day‘ and ‘Where Do We Go When We Go‘, which premiered last Sunday.
  • It sounds like Arcane Roots are going to be getting even more depressing (if that’s physically possible) with the release of ‘Melancholia Hymns’ on September 15th. The first song from the album, ‘Matter’, is out now.
  • While The Movielife are releasing their first album in 14 years, ‘Cities In Search of a Heart’, on September 22nd. They’ve also signed to Rise Records.

In other news:

  • There was a terror attack after Ariana Grande‘s concert in Manchester on Monday. As someone who attends a lot of concerts, this really shook me up. Why is there so much hatred in the world?
  • To raise money for the victims of the attack, PVRIS auctioned off a test pressing of their acoustic EP and Dani Washington of Neck Deep released a benefit t-shirt through his clothing line.
  • Simple Plan have announced that bassist David Desrosiers will not appear at their upcoming tour dates due to an ongoing struggle with depression. Read David’s statement here.
  • In happier news, Divides have announced that they’re now part of the Pistonhead Lager family. It’s always good to see small bands having great opportunities.
  • August Burns Red are taking Napoleon out on their UK tour. Heavy!
  • twenty one pilots won big at the Billboard Awards. Because why wouldn’t they? Then vocalist Tyler Joseph fell off his piano but kept on performing. What a badass.
  • The line-up for High and Low Festival has been revealed
  • …and The Fest 16 have released their final line-up announcement.
  • Yellowcard frontman Ryan Key has used his time since the band split to pen a comic for Marvel.
  • There was a terror attack after Ariana Grande‘s concert in Manchester on Monday. As someone who attends a lot of concerts, this really shook me up. Why is there so much hatred in the world?
  • To raise money for the victims of the attack, PVRIS auctioned off a test pressing of their acoustic EP and Dani Washington of Neck Deep released a benefit t-shirt through his clothing line.
  • Simple Plan have announced that bassist David Desrosiers will not appear at their upcoming tour dates due to an ongoing struggle with depression. Read David’s statement here.
  • In happier news, Divides have announced that they’re now part of the Pistonhead Lager family. It’s always good to see small bands having great opportunities.
  • August Burns Red are taking Napoleon out on their UK tour. Heavy!
  • twenty one pilots won big at the Billboard Awards. Because why wouldn’t they? Then vocalist Tyler Joseph fell off his pianohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAhIxfrxTj4 but kept on performing. What a badass.
  • The line-up for High and Low Festival has been revealed.
  • Yellowcard frontman Ryan Key has used his time since the band split to pen a comic for Marvel.