Last week was a supremely busy week for me. After seeing Everything Everything and Neck Deep, I travelled to Gloucester to spend a couple of days with my best friend… All before Reading festival, which happened last weekend.
Obviously, I didn’t have enough time to put together an installment of WTF Did I Miss This Week?, which is why you’re getting a bumper issue this week. Two weeks, double the amount of news!
The publishing world:
Two sets of new releases:
There were also a lot of cover reveals:
In other news:
- Terry Pratchett‘s unfinished novels were destroyed by a steamroller.
- There’s going to be an all-female adaptation of William Goulding‘s ‘Lord of the Flies’, written by two guys. Wut.
- Twitter got The NYT Bestseller List changed after Lani Sarem seemingly bought her way into the top spot.
- The Ngaio Marsh nominees were revealed.
- The film rights for Jess Vallance‘s ‘Birdy’ were sold.
- Saadia Faruqi‘s debut chapter book series, Yasmin, is being published in fall 2018.
- Finally, V.E. Schwab revealed that she signed a $1 million, four book deal with Tor Books. Wowza.
The music industry:
A heck ton of album releases:
Of course, there was a lot of new music:
Look what you made Taylor Swift do:
30 Seconds To Mars burst back onto the scene with ‘Walk on Water’:
While there were ‘Cheers’ all round for Sleeping With Sirens new single:
Also out last week, there were new tracks from Foo Fighters, The Killers, PVRIS, Marmozets, Bowling For Soup, The Fever 333, Good Charlotte, I Prevail, LANY, Mastodon, Seaway, While She Sleeps, The Haxans, Capsize, Casey, Citizen, Hot Water Music, Propagandhi, Prophets of Rage, Sorority Noise, Tiger Army, The Night Game, Tigers Jaw and Owel.
Halsey shared the story of how she’s ‘Bad At Love’:
I The Mighty and Tillian showed their ‘Silver Tongues’:
While Maroon 5 and SZA taught us ‘What Lovers Do’:
Other big releases this week include videos from Circa Survive, Milk Teeth, Prides, Mastodon, The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Stand Atlantic, Best Ex, Beyond Unbroken, Jessie Ware and St Vincent.
Gonna collect all of the tour announcements together:
- I The Dreamer are headlining shows across the UK during September, with support from Everyday Sidekicks.
- Teenage Bottlerocket are playing four shows on the East Coast in September. Support comes from OC45 and Make War.
- Goldfinger are touring the US in September and October.
- During September and October, The Bombpops are heading to the UK and Europe.
- Red Fang are headlining dates on the West Coast throughout September and October. Support comes from Bloodclot and Fireball Ministry.
- The Night Cafe are playing intimate venues across England during October.
- Slaves “rescheduled” the European and UK dates that they cancelled in March, but are playing different places and venues during October. Expect refund information to be emailed soon…
- Modern Baseball announced their return from hiatus with a string of shows at Union Transfer near Halloween.
- The Used and Glassjaw are touring together throughout America in October and November.
- The Rocket Summer is bringing the ‘Do You Feel’ ten-year anniversary tour to intimate venues across the UK in October and November.
- VANT are playing small shows throughout the UK in October and November.
- During October and November, Microwave are embarking on their first ever headline tour. They’re playing shows across America, with support from Big Jesus and Blis.
- In November, Simple Plan are heading to Mexico to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of ‘No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls’. Support comes from We The Kings, who’ll be playing an acoustic set!
- Deaf Havana are finishing the year with some dates in Germany in November and December.
- Roam are headlining shows across Europe during November and December.
- From November to January, Say Anything are going to be playing ‘In Defense’, ‘Is A Real Boy’ and ‘Self-Titled’ in full throughout America.
- The Kerrang! tour is back! During December, The Amity Affliction, Boston Manor, Vukovi and Casey are teaming up and hitting venues throughout the UK.
- While She Sleeps are celebrating Christmas with a headline show in their hometown, Sheffield, on December 8th…
- …while Taking Back Sunday are bringing back their New Jersey Christmas celebrations on December 15th and 16th.
- All Time Low are finishing the year with three shows celebrating the ten-year anniversary of ‘So Wrong, It’s Right’, but unfortunately they’re also only in New Jersey!
- Throughout December, Prawn are headlining shows across the US. Support comes from Slingshot Dakota and People Like You.
- One OK Rock are bringing the ‘Ambitions’ tour to the UK and Europe during December.
- Hundredth are celebrating the release of ‘RARE’ in December, playing the album in full across America.
- On December 30th, The Misfits are reuniting their original line-up for a show in California.
- Paramore are starting the year right, returning to the UK to play arena shows during January.
- In January and February, Architects are playing huge shows throughout Europe – including a stop at London’s Alexandra Palace, their only UK show of 2018. Support comes from While She Sleeps.
- The Maine are heading to Australia in January and February, with support from Waterparks.
- Alien Ant Farm and Soil are teaming up to tour the UK in February. Support comes from Local H.
There were also a lot of album announcements, too:
- Emarosa‘s new EP, ‘131 Reimagined’, is dropping on September 15th.
- Macklemore‘s releasing a solo album called ‘Gemini’ on September 22nd.
- On September 29th, Racquet Club are releasing their self-titled album.
- We Came As Romans are releasing their next album at some point in October, via Sharptone Records.
- The Front Bottom‘s ‘Going Grey’ is being released on October 13th.
- GWAR‘s ‘The Blood of Gods’ is hitting stores on October 20th…
- …as is Trivium‘s ‘The Sin and the Sentence’.
- Scouting For Girls‘ ‘Ten Add Ten’ is being released on October 27th. It’ll feature ten old songs and ten new songs.
- Also on October 27th, Hotel Books are dropping ‘Equivalency’.
- Taylor Swift‘s next album, ‘Reputation’, will be released on November 10th…
- …the same date that Quicksand are releasing ‘Interiors’, their first album in 22 years.
In other news:
- Adrenaline Mob‘s tour manager, Jane Train, died a month after the van accident that killed the band’s bassist, David Zablidowsky. RIP.
- Linkin Park revealed that they’re planning a special event in tribute to Chester Bennington, who committed suicide in July.
- Meanwhile, Black Veil Brides‘ Jake Pitts covered ‘Crawling’ with his wife for their side project, Aelonia.
- Dan from Much The Same was diagnosed with cancer. Get well soon!
- Good Charlotte revealed the supports for their UK tour: nothing,nowhere, Milk Teeth and Against the Current.
- Avenged Sevenfold covered ‘God Only Knows’ by The Beach Boys. What?!
- Don Broco released a video game based on their song ‘Technology’.
- Shit went down in camp Highlives: after some inappropriate comments were made, they were dropped from supporting The Gospel Youth and Milestones in Bristol.
- A Nirvana-themed vegan cafe called ‘In Bloom’ is opening in Glasgow.
- A large amount of concerts were cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey.
- Being As An Ocean bought out their contract, and are now working independently.
- Valleyheart signed with Rise Records.
- Raw Power Management revealed that they’ve signed Boston Manor.
- Miss May I were robbed while on tour in Europe.
- Paper Houses announced the addition of Liv Jones on bass…
- …while Halflives revealed that Matt has decided to leave the band.
- Sadly, HECK announced their split. Bummer.
- Both Northstar‘s Jake Fisher and Walter Becker of Steely Dan passed away this week. RIP.
- The winners of the VMAs were announced on Sunday night.
- Misfires revealed that they’ll be supporting Coasts in October.
- Dave Kuening is no longer touring with The Killers.
- Warner Bros Records purchased Artery Recordings.
- Easy Life signed to UNFD.
- Mallory Knox were added to the British Sound Project line-up.
- The line-up for Australia’s UNIFY Gathering was revealed.
- Miranda Miller left Hey Violet.
- David Friedrich of Eskimo Callboy won The Bachelorette.
- Smash Mouth‘s vocalist, Steve Harwell, has been hospitalized due to a heart condition.
- Syren City announced their split.
- Corey Taylor stopped Stone Sour‘s set to get help for an injured fan. A nice piece of news, to end the fortnight.
Thank you for being patient with last week’s brief hiatus. I’ll see you next Sunday for another installment of WTF Did I Miss This Week!