WTF Did I Miss This Week? #36 (w/c 05/06/17)

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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!)

There were also new releases from Boston Manor, Currents, Make Them Suffer, Placebo, Separations, Seasonal, Fleet Foxes, Korn, Mutemath, The Raven Age, Our Last Night, The Front Bottoms and Tigercub.

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 BeeIn 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.
  • Barb(Boxermommyreads)

    I really need a copy of Grave Matter as soon as possible – too bad I’ll have to wait. I did add it to my wishlist though. I’m glad to hear Gym Class Heroes are back. I’ve always enjoyed them.

    • It sounds amazing! I love the fact that Juno Dawson writes such a diverse range of books – you can never anticipate what she’s going to release next. I’m also excited about the return of Gym Class Heroes: fingers crossed they’ll release some new music!