At the start of this week, I wondered if my blogging slump might be over. Sadly, it doesn’t seem that that’s the case. However, I’m moving to university next Saturday… Hopefully that’ll give me some inspiration! Either way, the news never stops, so buckle your seatbelts and prepare for the newest installment of WTF Did I Miss This Week.
The publishing world:
Look at these shiny new releases:
In other news:
- The Man Booker Prize shortlist was announced.
And that was kind of it? Did I miss something, or did NOTHING happen this week?
The music industry:
Just one huge new release:
But a few great pieces of new music:
Fall Out Boy claim they’re ‘The Last of the Real Ones’:
Enter Shikari released the rousing ‘Rabble Rouser’:
Stone Sour were confused by a classic children’s rhyme:
While I Prevail just want to be left ‘Alone’:
Also released this week, new songs from Lights, Carly Rae Jepsen, August Burns Red, Weezer, Stick To Your Guns, Against the Current, Circa Survive, MGK, Knuckle Puck, Seaway, Lany, The Story So Far and Lana Del Rey, while All Time Low released an alternate version of ‘Good Times’, and Our Last Night covered Taylor Swift‘s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’.
Only a couple of album announcements this week:
- Echosmith have decided to delay the release of their upcoming album. Instead of a full-length, they’re releasing a seven-track EP on September 29th…
- …the same date that Demi Lovato‘s ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ is dropping.
- Marilyn Manson is releasing his next album, ‘Heaven Upside Down’, on October 6th.
- Jessie Ware‘s new album, ‘Glasshouse’ is being released on October 20th…
- …the same date that We Came As Romans are dropping ‘Cold Like War’…
- …and that Muskets are releasing their debut album, ‘Chew’.
- Tegan and Sara have released the list of guests covering songs for ‘The Con: X Covers’, hitting the shelves on October 20th.
- Like Moths To Flames next album, ‘Dark Divine’, is being released via Rise Records on November 3rd.
- Evanescence officially announced ‘Synthesis’, which has a release date of November 10th.
- Speak The Truth… Even If Your Voice Shakes will be releasing their debut album, ‘Everyone You Love Will Slip Away From You’, is being funded via PledgeMusic. If you’re a fan of Senses Fail or Finch, get on board!
A few tour announcements:
- Fall Out Boy are playing three ridiculously intimate shows across Europe in January.
- Paramore added three dates to their UK and European headline tour in January.
- In February and March, Architects are headlining shows North America. Support comes from Stick To Your Guns and Counterparts.
- During March and April, Evanescence are playing shows across the UK, accompanied by a live orchestra.
In other news:
- Sadly, Grant Hart of Husker Du passed away. RIP.
- It has also been reported that Planes Mistaken For Stars founding member Matt Bellinger has also died, but details are unclear.
- Mike Shinoda revealed that there will be a Linkin Park announcement this week.
- Fall Out Boy revealed the Fall Out Boy Fund, allowing them to donate money to help their hometown of Chicago.
- Decapitated released a statement regarding that time all four members were arrested for a kidnapping. There’s definitely going to be more to this story.
- Meanwhile, Tom Capone of Quicksand was arrested for shoplifting…
- …and Puddle of Mudd‘s Wes Scantlan got into more trouble at the airport – this time for trying to take a gun on a plane. Oops.
- Riot Fest tried to get the Sex Pistols to reunite. Pigs might fly…
- PVRIS have teamed up with The Ally Coalition to allow fans free entry to shows if they volunteer beforehand.
- Shots were fired between Marilyn Manson and… Justin Bieber? Okay, that’s not a sentence I expected to type.
- Selena Gomez underwent a kidney transplant following her struggle with lupus.
- Nada Surf are supporting Brand New at their US tour dates (who now have Kevin Devine as a touring member)…
- …while Speak Low If You Speak Love are the first support announced for Neck Deep‘s US tour…
- …Loathe were announced as the support for Bury Tomorrow‘s UK tour in October and November…
- …and You Me At Six revealed that Decade and Flash Forward would be joining them on their German tour in October.
- Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes pulled out of their current Papa Roach support slot, due to Frank Carter’s personal struggles. Read his touching statement about knowing when to ask for help here.
- Houston Open Air Festival was cancelled following Hurricane Harvey.
- Speaking in Shadows decided to call it a day.
- Last, but certainly not least, Foo Fighters opened their own pub to celebrate the release of ‘Concrete and Gold’. You can find the Foo Fighters Arms near Bethnal Green in London, but it closes on Tuesday: get down fast!