I’ve been at YALC in London all day today, so if anything’s happened that I’ve missed, I’m sorry!
The publishing world:
Y’all ready for this? There’s more new releases in the world:
As it’s YALC weekend, there were some lovely cover reveals:
In other news:
- The Man Booker Prize longlist was revealed.
- Abi Elphinstone gave birth to a little boy. Congratulations!
- Electric Monkey are publishing Laura Steven‘s ‘The Exact Opposite of Okay’ in March, with a sequel following in 2019.
- Jennifer Dugan‘s debut, ‘Hot Dog Girl’, is set for publication in summer 2019.
- Stephen Barbara‘s ‘The Art of Losing’ will be coming from Soho Teen in spring 2019.
- Amber Hendricks and Raissa Figueroa‘s debut picture book, ‘Sophie and Little Star’, is being published in winter 2018.
- While Macmillan Children’s will be publishing Bethany Rutter‘s ‘No Big Deal’. Read more about it here.
- Hillary Clinton‘s memoir, ‘What Happened’, is being released on September 12th.
- George R.R. Martin announced two new books… and neither of them are ‘The Winds of Winter’. Boo!
The music industry:
This week’s new releases were on the heavier side:
While the amount of new music will keep you busy for at least a month:
Don Broco have got beef with ‘Technology’:
The Bedford lads also announced that Counterfeit and State Champs will be joining them at their Alexandra Palace headline show.
Meanwhile, Dead! were put ‘Up For Ran$om’:
And Charli XCX really wants to talk about ‘Boys’:
If you don’t want to spend money on gig tickets, look away from these tour announcements:
- Lana Del Rey is playing two UK arena shows in August.
- Marmozets are headlining an intimate UK tour in August. Support comes from Blackwaters and Strange Bones.
- To celebrate the release of ‘The Peace and the Panic’, Neck Deep have announced a series of in-store performances during August. You can catch them in both the US and the UK.
- While She Sleeps are getting ready for Reading festival by playing a handful of shows across Europe in August.
- Against The Current are playing London’s Borderline on August 24th.
- During September, Massmatiks are headlining shows across the UK. Support comes from Youth Killed It.
- Brand New have announced a one-off headline show in San Francisco on September 11th.
- Frank Iero and the Patience are headlining shows across the UK in September and October. Support comes from Dave Hause and the Mermaid, The Homeless Gospel Choir and The Paceshifters.
- Highly Suspect have announced an extensive US tour, playing shows throughout September and October.
- During September and October, Motionless in White‘s Graveyard Shift tour is heading to the US. Support comes from Miss May I and The Amity Affliction.
- Andrew Belle is touring across America from September to November.
- In October, The Spill Canvas are celebrating the 1o-year anniversary of ‘No Really, I’m Fine’ with an American tour.
- The One Hundred are playing London’s The Dome in October, before heading to Europe for a brief string of headline dates.
- From October to December, Beach Slang are headlining shows throughout the US.
- In November and December, Circa Survive and Thrice are embarking on a co-headline tour. Support comes from Chon and Balance and Composure, and is sadly only taking place in America.
There were also far too many album announcements… Take my money!:
- Mutemath‘s ‘Play Dead’ is hitting the shelves on September 8th.
- Frank Iero and the Patience have a limited edition EP coming out on September 22nd. ‘Keep the Coffins Coming’ features four new tracks.
- It looks like The Wonder Years will also be releasing an EP on September 22nd, but this has yet to be officially confirmed.
- The Killers‘ fifth album, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, is being released in September.
- August Burns Red‘s eighth album, ‘Phantom Anthem’, is being unleashed on October 6th…
- …and The Darkness‘ ‘Pinewood Smile’ is arriving that day, too.
- Stick To Your Guns are releasing ‘True View’ via Pure Noise on October 13th…
- …the same date that Tegan and Sara are releasing ‘The Con X: Covers‘, featuring the songs from their 2007 album performed by different artists…
- …and Knuckle Puck are releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Shapeshifter’. That’s a busy week!
- Stereophonics next album, ‘Scream Above the Sounds’, is being released on November 3rd.
In other news:
- The nominations for the VMAs were revealed.
- Passion Pit announced he’s going on hiatus.
- Justin Bieber cancelled the rest of his tour dates for an unspecified reason. Hmm…
- Circa Survive‘s guitarist, Brendan Ekstrom, walked off stage mid-set to assist a girl in the crowd who was being sexually assaulted. What a great guy!
- All is not good in camp Nickelback: it’s been reported that the members have apologised to Corey Taylor, and are distancing themselves from frontman Chad Kroeger.
- To celebrate the 12th anniversary of debut album ‘All We Know is Falling’, Paramore tweeted some throwback photos and released a previously unreleased track.
- Stand Atlantic are supporting New Found Glory in Australia.
- Five Finger Death Punch‘s Jason Hook appeared on ‘My Cat From Hell’.
- Stone Sour‘s bassist, Johnny Chow, proposed on stage during their set in Toronto…
- …and Corey Taylor‘s son, Griffin, made a guest appearance on one of their songs.
- More bands were added to the Warped Tour Cruise…
- …and another four names were added to Reading and Leeds festivals too.
- Avenged Sevenfold are replacing Prophets of Rage as headliners at Houston Open Air.
- Dates have yet to be announced, but Suicide Silence are going to be celebrating the ten-year anniversary of debut album ‘The Cleansing’ with a tour.
- Once upon a time, Machine Gun Kelly was arrested three times in 72 hours. That’s just exhausting.
- Counterparts vocalist had to fly home for a family emergency, so members of other bands stepped in during their set on Warped tour.
- Last, but certainly not least, Linkin Park wrote an open letter to frontman Chester Bennington following his suicide last week, and Chester’s wife Talinda also spoke out.
And that’s all for another week! I’ll see you in seven days.