WTF Did I Miss This Week? #42 (w/c 17/07/17)

The only piece of news that really matters to me this week is the loss of Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. I hope you’ll forgive me if this post isn’t as fun as it normally is: it was a very difficult one to write.


The publishing world:

Get ready, new releases incoming!:

Just a couple of cover reveals:

In other news:

  • J.K. Rowling is releasing a pair of Harry Potter books later in the year.
  • Usborne are publishing ‘The House With Chicken Legs’ by Sophie Anderson, a middle-grade Russian folklore tale.
  • Jenny Han‘s ‘To All the Boy I’ve Loved Before’ is being made into a movie
  • …while Simon Green‘s ‘Noah Can’t Even’ has been optioned for TV…
  • Josh Malerman‘s ‘Bird Box’ is being adapted by Netflix…
  • …and Maggie Stiefvater‘s Raven Cycle is heading to SyFy. Amazing!
  • Nicki Pau Preto got a book deal with Simon & Schuster, who are publishing her debut novel, ‘Crown of Feathers’, in spring 2019.
  • The winners of the 2017 Eisner Awards were revealed.
  • The first trailer for the film adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s ‘Ready Player One’ has been released. Check it out here.
  • You can also watch the first trailer for the adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s ‘Alias Grace’.

The music industry:

I could only find one new release this week. Let me know if I’ve missed any:

But there was a lot of new music:

Nothing But Thieves wanted to say ‘Sorry’:

Courage My Love showed off their ‘Animal Heart’:

‘This Isn’t the Place’ to talk about the new Nine Inch Nails track:

But we will talk about Arcane Roots, who got ‘Off the Floor’ for their new video:

There were also new releases from Shitty Friends, Descendents, Thy Art is Murder, Prophets of Rage, Slotface, Culture Abuse, Witterquick and Milk Teeth, while Against the Current teamed up with Alex Goot for a cover of David Guetta and Justin Bieber’s ‘2U’ and Coldplay teamed up with Big Sean to release ‘Miracles (Someone Special)‘.

Are y’all ready for these tour announcements?:

  • Lana Del Rey announced a surprise show at Brixton’s O2 Academy… which is happening tomorrow and is already sold out. Sorry about that.
  • Throughout July and August, Samiam are playing shows across Spain and Germany.
  • Sleeping With Sirens are bringing ‘Gossip’ to intimate venues across the US during September.
  • Miss May I announced the Chaos Rising tour. Calling at venues across the US throughout September, the band will be joined by Ice Nine Kills, Capsize and Lorna Shore.
  • Sublime With Rome and The Offspring have announced a co-headline tour across the US throughout September. Support comes from The Menzingers.
  • The Movielife and The Early November have also announced a co-headline. With support from Heart Attack Man and Racquet Club, they’re playing dates across the US throughout September and October.
  • Also in September and OctoberModest Mouse are headlining shows across the US.
  • In This Moment revealed the dates of the next leg of the ‘Half God, Half Devil’ tour. Appearing throughout the US from September to November, they’re taking Of Mice and Men and Avatar out on the road with them.
  • Citizen are returning to the UK and Europe in October, playing five shows to celebrate the release of ‘As You Please’.
  • During October and NovemberThe Hoosiers have announced a ten-year anniversary tour to celebrate the release of their debut album, ‘The Trick to Life’.
  • Lido Beach are playing a reunion show in November.
  • Northlane are heading to the UK for a headline tour in November. Support comes from Ocean Grove, Erra and Invent Animate.
  • Vanna‘s final ever show has been scheduled for December 15th. Held in Massachusetts, attendees will be in for a long night: a massive ten bands are on the bill.
  • Continuing their tradition, Taking Back Sunday have announced two holiday shows taking place in New Jersey in December.
  • Nothing More are playing four headline shows in the UK in December.
  • You’ll be able to catch The Damned throughout the UK during January and February 2018.
  • Arcade Fire are playing arenas throughout the UK in April 2018.

There were quite a few album announcements, too:

  • Crossfaith are releasing an EP called ‘Freedom’ on August 4th.
  • On September 8th, Four Year Strong are releasing a collection of rarities and reimagined songs under the title ‘Some of You Will Like This // Some of You Won’t’.
  • The Bronx‘s fifth album, ‘V’ (also known as ‘BRVNX’) will be released on September 22nd.
  • Propaghandi‘s ‘Victory Lap’ will be released on September 29th.

In other news:

  • On Thursday, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead in his home after committing suicide. He was only 41. The band have set up a memorial page, and hundreds of tributes are flooding in. On the morning of his death, Linkin Park released a video for latest single, ‘Talking to Myself’.
  • Meanwhile, Adrenaline Mob‘s manager, Jane Train, remains in critical condition following their bus crash last week. Fingers crossed that she will make a full and speedy recovery.
  • Austin Carlile posted another update on his health, and things are seeming more optimistic.
  • The winners of the APMAs were revealed
  • …where Tiny Moving Parts announced that they’re recording their next album
  • …and Waterparks decided to walk the red carpet dressed as swamp monsters (or bushes? The jury’s still undecided).
  • Lynn Gunn revealed that the release date for PVRIS‘s second album has been pushed back to August 25th, and the band unveiled the tracklist.
  • The Academy Is… are up to something relating to their sophomore album, ‘Santi’.
  • The line-up for this year’s Self Help Fest was revealed.
  • Handguns fan was denied entry to Busch Gardens because of her shirt. Ridiculous.
  • As if you could have missed this piece of news: Ed Sheeran appeared in the season premiere of Game of Thrones, and everyone HATED it.
  • Deaf Havana are supporting Placebo on their 20-year anniversary tour in Australia.
  • Justin Bieber was banned from China. Of course.
  • Kublai Khan have been signed to Rise Records
  • …and Between You and Me signed with Hopeless Records.
  • Last, but certainly not least, Hatebreed‘s vocalist had to attend a family funeral, so a whole host of awesome vocalists filled in for him during their set.