WTF Did I Miss This Week? #39 (w/c 26/07/17)

WTF Did I Miss This Week 39

The publishing world:

A lot more new releases this week:

There were also a large number of cover reveals:

In other news:

  • Samira Ahmed‘s debut, ‘Love, Hate & Other Filters’, is being published in the UK by Hot Key Books.
  • Zoella revealed the new titles chosen for her book club. This time around, she’s collaborating with some author friends!
  • HarperCollins are publishing two middle grade novels by Maurice Broaddus. ‘The Usual Suspects’, the first of the two, is being published next summer.
  • Disney Hyperion are publishing ‘Hollow Crown’, the first novel in a duology by Zoraida Cordova, in summer 2019.
  • Nimona‘ the movie is being released on Valentine’s Day 2020.
  • Evelyn Skye‘s ‘Circle of Shadows’, the first book in a ninja-inspired duology, is being released in fall 2019.
  • Emma Mills is releasing two more novels. ‘Famous in a Small Town’ is set to be released in early 2019, while the second book will be out at some point in 2020.
  • The Authors for Grenfell Tower auction ended Tuesday, and Philip Pullman raised over £30,000 of the total.
  • Sadly, Michael Bond, the man who created Paddington, passed away this week.

The music world:

Quite a few new releases, including one that was only just announced…:

Ready for the new music? Well YouTube won’t let me embed everything, so here’s another list for ya!:

There were also new releases from Lany, The Movielife, The White Noise, The Chainsmokers, Vanish, Modern Chemistry, Kendrick Lamar, Deerhoof, The National, Teenage Bottlerocket and Jimmy Eat World.

A heck of a lot more tour announcements:

  • The Color Morale have announced headline shows throughout North America in July. Support comes from The Plot in You, Dayseeker and Picturesque.
  • Uberyou are playing a handful of UK shows in July and August, with support from The Run Up.
  • SAINTE – the new solo project of We Are The In Crowd’s Tay Jardine – are playing their debut shows in the UK in August.
  • Ghouls are touring the UK in August and September, before heading to the US for three shows in October.
  • Foo Fighters  announced a one-off UK show in September. They’re playing the O2 Arena… and it’s already sold out. Sorry about that.
  • Skywalker are headlining shows across the UK in September. Support comes from Coast to Coast.
  • Danzig are playing a handful of headline shows in America in September.
  • PUP are playing three shows on the West Coast of American in September.
  • Pinegrove have announced an American headline tour, running through September and October.
  • The Devil Wears Prada will be playing shows across America from September to November. Support comes from Veil of Maya and Thousand Below.
  • Paramore have announced a one-off show in Mexico in October, with support from PVRIS.
  • Green Day and The Interrupters are touring together again in November, playing shows in South America.
  • Dinosaur Pile-Up are touring the UK in November, playing a series of intimate venues.
  • Nothing But Thieves are playing shows across the UK in November, with support from July Talk and Darlia.
  • Ed Sheeran has announced a huge UK and European tour. He’s playing more stadiums than you can count from May to August 2018.

In other news:

  • Chad Gilbert and Hayley Williams announced their split. I wish them both happiness in the future.
  • Culture Abuse signed with Epitaph Records…
  • …and Camp Cope have signed to Run For Cover.
  • Dayshell‘s bassist, Jordan Wooley, has left the band
  • …while Bullet For My Valentine have admitted they don’t know when drummer Moose will return.
  • Blood Youth are supporting Blessthefall on their UK tour in October.
  • Neck Deep have announced the supports for their European and UK headline tour: As It Is, Real Friends and Woes are playing in the UK, while Blood Youth replace Woes in Europe. Busy week for those boys!
  • Creeper also announced the supports for their UK tour. They’ll be joined by MicrowaveCan’t Swim and Nervus.
  • The Dickies frontman went on a misogynistic rant at Warped tour, which he attempted to justify. Douchebags.
  • Andrew McMahon now has his own hot sauce. Because… Why not?
  • Previously unseen artwork by Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain is being displayed at the Seattle Art Fair.
  • The Warped Cruise line-up has grown, now including Hawthorne Heights and Lit…
  • …while Karoondinha festival – scheduled to take place at the end of the month – was cancelled.
  • Smash Mouth have gotten involved in more Twitter beef, this time with twenty one pilots‘ fans. Certainly one way to seem relevant…
  • while the feud between Chad Kroeger and Corey Taylor continued. Why can’t we all just be friends?!
  • Tyler Carter of Issues has teamed up with SYKE to promote a tobacco-free music scene.
  • Bob Bryar, ex-My Chemical Romance drummer, has reappeared on social media after a two-year absence.
  • David Wood left Terror, and Cruel Hand‘s Chris Linkovich replaced him.
  • The Juliana Theory cancelled their 20th anniversary tour, because they’ve decided to reunite on a more permanent basis…
  • …while Adele had to cancel two shows at Wembley Stadium after damaging her vocal cords.
  • Pierce the Veil are releasing a limited edition 10-year anniversary vinyl of debut album ‘A Flair For the Dramatics’.
  • Sect – the side project of Andy Hurley from Fall Out Boy – are recording a new album
  • …while Fall Out Boy‘s vocalist, Patrick Stump, is becoming a gnome. Of course.
  • Ex-Cute is What We Aim For bassist, Fred Cimato, and current drummer Tom Falcone have teamed up to launch their new projectMason-Jar.
  • The Word Alive‘s Tyler “Telle” Smith has been teasing his solo EP
  • …while The All-American Rejects have been teasing their return with a trailer for new song, ‘Sweat’.
  • My American Heart may be reuniting.
  • Last, but certainly not least, there was more bus-related excitement this week. No one crashed their van, but Hundredth and Being As An Ocean‘s tour bus caught on fire!

That’s all for this week: see you next week for more WTF news!