As I’ve now officially started university, you can expect these news round-ups to be a little less in-depth. Sorry about that. When you’ve been spending all summer doing nothing but refreshing social media, it’s easier to keep up to date with the daily goings on. I promise it’ll still feature all the biggest and most relevant news, though.
This feature is likely to be going through some upgrades in the next couple of weeks. I think I can do it better… I’m going to trial a few things, but expect a new look WTF fairly soon!
Now, let’s get on with this:
The publishing world:
Look at all these new releases:
There were also some ace cover reveals:
In other news:
- Leigh Bardugo announced ‘King of Scars’, a Grishaverse novel following Nikolai Lantsov!
- Robyn Schneider revealed that she’s writing the screenplay for ‘The Beginning of Everything’, and she also sold two more YA novels to HarperCollins.
- Meanwhile, Sherry Thomas is writing the first YA adaptation of Mulan…
- …and NoNieqa Ramos‘s second novel, ‘The Book of Love’, is coming in fall 2019.
- Heidi Heilig revealed she’s pregnant with her second child following IVF…
- …and Sara Barnard got engaged! Congratulations are in order to both.
- Last, but certainly not least, the Pub for PR auction is beginning tomorrow, raising money to help folks in Puerto Rico. If you have any spares pennies, spend them before Thursday, when bidding closes.
The music industry:
I couldn’t find any new releases, but there was some new music:
‘Heaven Knows’, I love the new Holding Absence song:
It’s a ‘Necessary Evil’, featuring the new Motionless in White video on this blog:
Anti-Flag got straight to the point with ‘Racists’:
While Hoodie Allen teamed up with State Champs to release ‘All My Friends’:
Also released this week, there were new tracks from Sleep On It, Pink, I The Mighty, Can’t Swim, Sharptooth, The Night Game, Have Mercy, Like Moths to Flames, The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die and Emarosa, while PARTYNEXTDOOR teamed up with Halsey and Gwen Stefani decided it was time to release a Christmas song. Huh.
As well as a couple of album announcements:
- Movements debut album, ‘Feel Something’, is dropping on October 20th.
- Walk The Moon‘s next album, ‘What If Nothing’, is being released on November 10th.
- Milk Teeth are releasing their new EP, ‘Go Away’, on November 17th.
- Black Veil Brides highly anticipated fifth album, ‘Vale’, is being released on January 12th.
And some tour announcements too:
- Wallflower and Muskets are playing four co-headline shows together in October.
- Bry is headlining shows across Europe throughout November, with support from SayWeCanFly.
- Knuckle Puck and Real Friends are bringing back their holiday extravaganza, for two dates in Chicago in December.
- Miss May I are playing a handful of UK shows in January. Support comes from Fit For a King, Void of Vision and Currents.
- Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria are teaming up for four co-headline dates in the UK in January.
- August Burns Red are celebrating new album ‘Phantom Anthem’ with a US headline tour in January and February. Support comes from Born of Osiris, Erra and Ocean Grove.
- In February, Bowling For Soup are celebrating the ten-year anniversary of ‘Drunk Enough To Dance’ by performing it in full across the UK. Support comes from Army of Freshmen – celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary – and The Aquabats.
- During February and March, Nothing More are headlining even more shows across the US.
In other news:
- We The Kings frontman Travis Clark became a dad for the second time. Awwww.
- Marilyn Manson was hospitalised after a stage prop fell on him mid-set. Get well soon!
- While Post Malone attempted to stage dive, and failed in the most magnificent way. Oops.
- Creeper dropped out of their Silverstein support slot without an explanation, angering Canadian fans. They also revealed that they’re releasing a novel… Sp00ky.
- Meanwhile, The Color Morale dropped off of their upcoming European tour with Our Last Night, blessthefall and New Volume, due to “urgent family matters”.
- He is We were dropped from their upcoming tour with Secondhand Serenade, following those recent sexual assault allegations.
- Every Time I Die‘s drummer, Daniel Davison, left the band.
- Lollapalooza unveiled the line-up for their Brazil, Argentina and Chile dates in 2018.
- Last, but certainly not least, Eric Vanlerberghe of I Prevail caught a bottle of Captain Morgan’s thrown from the crowd. Pretty badass.