I’ve been at Download Festival for the past three days, so if I’ve missed any news please forgive me!
The publishing world:
Another heck ton of new releases:
There were also some extremely beautiful cover reveals:
In other news:
- Lauren Child has been chosen as the next Children’s Laureate. Congratulations!
- Congratulations are also in order for Naomi Alderman, who won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction with ‘The Power’.
- Sad news this week: poet and novelist Helen Dunmore passed away following a brief battle with cancer.
- My Kinda Book have announced that they’re going to be publishing the debut novel from J.A. Reynolds, ‘The Opposite of Always’.
- Jennifer E. Smith‘s ‘Windfall’ is being adapted to film by none other than Lauren Graham (yes, of ‘The Gilmore Girls’ fame!).
- Harper Lee‘s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is being made into a graphic novel.
The music industry:
I haven’t been able to find any new releases this week. Have any albums come out that I’ve missed? Let me know down below!
There was a lot of new music, though:
Normandie have released ‘Ghost’, their first single since their debut album ‘Inguz’:
This Wild Life are going to ‘Break Me’ if they keep releasing such emotional tracks:
While Enter Shikari‘s ‘Supercharge’ now has a lyric video:
blink-182 revealed that ‘Home Is Such a Lonely Place’. Sad face:
While Papa Roach have written an ode to social media site ‘Periscope’:
(I know that’s not what it’s really about, but it could be!)
Tour announcements from all across the world this week:
- Have Mercy‘s Brian Swindle and Chase Huglin have announced an intimate acoustic tour, playing shows throughout America in July.
- Better Than Never and Woes are playing a few shows together across England in July, but Better Than Never aren’t appearing at the Cheltenham date.
- Crown the Empire and I See Stars have announced an American co-headline tour. The tour runs throughout July and August, and support comes from Palaye Royale and Out Came the Wolves.
- Grumble Bee, In Dynamics and Patrons are playing three dates together in August. Each act closes a different night, so make sure you get tickets to the right show!
- Dreamcar have announced two headline shows in England in August, but none for the rest of the UK or Europe (yet!).
- You Me At Six are heading back to Australia for three dates in September. Support comes from Hellions and Columbus.
- Machine Gun Kelly will be touring the UK in September.
- Against the Current have announced headline shows across Asia throughout September and October.
- PVRIS have finally announced their US headline tour. The trio will be playing shows throughout September and October, and they’re taking Lights, Party Nails and Flint Eastwood out with them.
- Placebo are touring the UK throughout October to celebrate their 20th anniversary. For some reason they’re playing my hometown, so I might need to go to that show!
- PRIDES are playing shows across Europe in October, supporting Satellite Story.
- A Wilheim Scream are celebrating the ten-year anniversary of ‘Career Suicide’ by touring the East Coast in October. Support comes from Such Gold, After the Fall and We Were Sharks.
- Tonight Alive are touring Australia during October and November. Main support comes from The Beautiful Monument, but they’re running a competition to find women in rock to open the shows.
- Blaenavon will be headlining shows throughout the UK this November, with the final date on December 1st. Support comes from The Night Cafe.
- Bry is touring throughout Europe and the UK in November.
- Lany are headlining shows across Europe and the UK in November and December.
In other news:
- Guns n’ Roses announced that the openers for their summer tour will include Royal Blood, Deftones and ZZ Top…
- …while Royal Blood are being supported by At The Drive-In and Black Honey on their UK arena tour in November.
- Roam are supporting New Found Glory on their UK tour dates. Could it BE any more pop-punk?!
- Reading and Leeds festival announced the line-up for their alternative stage and a couple more names, including a headline set from Neck Deep!
- Pete Adams left Baroness, and was promptly replaced by Gina Gleason. Yes for badass women in rock!
- Gym Class Heroes are back.
- Matty Healy of The 1975 confirmed the debut album of side-project Drive Like I Do. He didn’t confirm whether it would be a solo project, a new band, or involve all members of The 1975 working under their original name. He also mentioned that The 1975’s ‘Music For Cars’ is going to be the last in a trilogy of albums. Does this mean the end? I hope not.
- Gogol Bordello announced their new album, ‘Seekers and Finders’, will be released on August 25th.