WTF Did I Miss This Week? #35 (w/c 29/05/17)

After my mini mental breakdown at the end of last week, I’m back and better than ever! Buckle up, it’s about to gets newsy.

The publishing world:

My shelves are bursting thanks to the amount of new releases this week:

I’m most excited about Non Pratt’s ‘Truth or Dare’. I received a signed copy in this month’s Illumicrate, so I can dive straight in as soon as I have the time!

There were also a bunch of gorgeous cover reveals:

In other news:

  • The winner of the 2017 YA Book Prize was announced. Congratulations to Patrice Lawrence, for winning with her debut novel, ‘Orangeboy’!
  • The film rights to Louise Gornall‘s ‘Under Rose-Tainted Skies’ have been optioned.
  • My Kinda Book announced that they’re going to be the UK publisher for Melissa de la Cruz‘s ‘Alex and Eliza’…
  • …and they’ll also be publishing ‘Almost Midnight’, a collection of two (previously released) short stories by Rainbow Rowell
  • …who has been announced as the writer for Marvel’s brand new series of ‘Runaways‘. So much excitement!
  • Laurie Elizabeth Flynn gave birth to a beautiful baby girl…
  • as did Tahereh Mafi. Congratulations to both her and Ransom Riggs!

The music industry:

One of the biggest weeks for new releases ever:

Some very surprising new music:

Foo Fighters are back. Hopefully Dave won’t ‘Run’ too fast – he shouldn’t risk breaking his leg again:

Because ‘Everything Now’ is a surprise, here’s another unexpected drop from Arcade Fire:

Dance Gavin Dance covered Bruno Mars’ ‘That’s What I Like’ for the first song released from the upcoming ‘Punk Goes Pop 7’:

Hawthorne Heights won’t ‘Push Me Away’ with their new track:

Broadside went to ‘Paradise’:

While Ice Nine Kills hope you ‘Enjoy Your Slay’:

There were also new releases from All Time Low, Lorde, Hey Violet, The White Noise, Eighteen Visions, Lany, Northlane, Prophets of Rage, Eskimo Callboy, Stone Sour, Area 11, Jule Vera, Allison Weiss, Liam Gallagher, Liam Payne, Miss May I, Electric Century, Rancid, Lizzy Farrall, Halsey, Carly Rae Jepsen and Radiohead, while London Grammar released both ‘Oh Man‘ and ‘Oh Woman‘ and Fifth Harmony released their first song since the departure of Camila Cabello.

I’m going to be homeless if there are any more amazing tour announcements:

  • Bleachers are touring America from June to September. Support comes from MUNA, MisterWives and Tove Styrke, who are appearing at various dates. The one UK appearance is at London’s Bush Hall on the 5th of July.
  • Linkin Park announced an “intimate” UK show, headlining Brixton’s O2 Academy on the 4th of July. If you can afford to drop £70 on a ticket, more fool you…
  • blink-182 and PVRIS are playing a one-off show together in New York on July 31st.
  • Dead! have announced headline shows across the UK throughout August, around their festival appearances.
  • This Wild Life are heading to Latin America for a string of shows in August.
  • He Is We are back! The duo are playing shows across America with The Icarus Account and Woven in Hiatus during August and September.
  • The Maine are returning to the UK in September for an extensive headline tour. Support comes from The Technicolors and Night Riots.
  • SWMRS are headlining dates across the UK in September and October.
  • In Hearts Wake are bringing Gideon and Silent Screams to UK shores in October.
  • Our Last Night are touring Europe throughout October and November, bringing Blessthefall, The Color Morale and New Volume along for the ride.
  • Neck Deep have announced their biggest headline shows yet. Touring both the UK and Europe from October to November, you won’t want to miss these dates.
  • The Pigeon Detectives are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of ‘Wait For Me’ by playing shows throughout the UK during October and November. Support comes from Little Comets.
  • New Found Glory‘s 20-year anniversary tour has been extended. The band will be playing across America from October to December.

Who’s excited for more album announcements?

  • The compilation album for Warped Tour 2017 is being released on June 16th.
  • Graduation Speech have announced ‘Quiet & Calm’, a six track EP being released on June 30th.
  • As previously mentioned, Punk Goes Pop 7 was announced this week. The next installment in the world’s favourite cover series will be released on July 14th.
  • Arcade Fire‘s ‘Everything Now’ is hitting the shelves on July 28th.
  • Hot Water Music will be releasing their new album, ‘Light It Up’, via Rise Records on September 15th.

In other news:

  • I Prevail announced the departure of their drummer Lee Runstad…
  • …while Hacktivist unveiled their new vocalist, Jot Maxi. Check out his first song with the band, ‘2 Rotten’, here.
  • ex-letlive. frontman Jason Aalon Butler is going to be a dad! His wife, Gin Wigmore, announced the news this week. Huge congratulations to them both.
  • Buddy Nielsen, frontman of Senses Fail, became a father. Lots of babies this week!
  • Bring Me The Horizon guitarist Lee Malia got married. Whoop whoop!
  • Young Guns will be supported by Holding Absence and Beyond Recall in September…
  • …while Mayday Parade have announced that they’ll be joined by With Confidence and All Get Out on their UK dates, and Waterparks on their European dates…
  • …while Waterparks will be joined by Chapel and The Bottom Line on their first UK headline tour.
  • Asking Alexandria have cancelled two of their US festival appearances…
  • …and blink-182 have cancelled their appearances at two European festivals and one of their headline shows.
  • Rock am Ring was evacuated due to a terror threat, but still went ahead after a police sweep of the area.
  • The second wave of bands playing Riot Fest were revealed…
  • …as was the final line-up for ArcTanGent festival.
  • It appears The Summer Set have gone on hiatus. Bugger.
  • Ex-Yellowcard frontman Ryan Key has announced he’s releasing a solo album. Yay!
  • Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly is back, and is as political as ever.
  • Following last week’s terror attack in Manchester, Ariana Grande organised a benefit concert for the victims. It’s taking place tonight: if you can tune in, do.