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Beabadoobee on embracing collaborations: “Two heads are better than one”

Beabadoobee has spoken to NME in a new interview about embracing collaborations on her new album ‘Beatopia’.The Dirty Hit-signed artist released her second album, the follow-up to her 2020 debut ‘Fake It Flowers’, last month.The new record features collaborations with the likes of The 1975‘s Matty Healy, PinkPantheress and Bombay Bicycle Club‘s Jack Steadman (under his Mr Jukes moniker).Speaking to NME in this week’s Big Read about inviting other artists to work on ‘Beatopia’, Beabadoobee – real name Beatrice Kristi Laus – said: “At the beginning [of your career] you’re super anal, like, ‘No one fucking touch my music’. And then you’re like, ‘You know what? Collaborations are sick’.
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Panic! At The Disco share upbeat new single, ‘Local God’
Panic! At The Disco have shared an upbeat new single called ‘Local God’ – check it out below.The song is the final single to be shared from their upcoming new album, ‘Viva Las Vengeance’ after the title track was previously shared and last single, ‘Middle Of A Breakup‘.Speaking about the album’s title track recently, frontman Bronson Urie said: “’Viva Las Vengeance’ is a look back at who I was 17 years ago and who I am now with the fondness I didn’t have before.“I didn’t realize I was making an album and there was something about the tape machine that kept me honest.”The album is set to be released on August 19 via Fueled By Ramen and will focus on “the fine line between taking advantage of your youth, seizing the day and burning out,” according to a release.It’s also said to take an introspective look into the singer songwriter’s decade-plus career and his experiences with growing up in Las Vegas, love, and fame.Check out the video for the latest track here:The band have also announced that they will be celebrating their album release on August 19 with an outdoor performance at New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza as part of the Citi Summer Concert Series on NBC’s TODAY.Panic! At The Disco are also due to hit the road for a 40-date worldwide arena tour, with stops in Europe, the UK, and North America from September.The dates will mark the band’s return to NYC’s Madison Square Garden, LA’s Kia Forum, and London’s The O2. MARINA, Jake Wesley Rogers, and Beach Bunny are set to open for select dates.
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Listen to Soccer Mommy’s new “Simlish version” of ‘Shotgun’
Soccer Mommy has shared a “Simlish version” of ‘Shotgun’ as part of the new ‘High School Years’ expansion pack for The Sims 4.The original song appears on the Nashville singer-songwriter’s third studio album ‘Sometimes, Forever’, which came out in June.“Can’t believe u can hear shootbleng (aka shotgun) in sims now,” Soccer Mommy – real name Sophie Allison – tweeted to announce the updated edition. “My life has truly come full circle.”The track is accompanied by a Sims-inspired video that sees a virtual Allison play guitar and sing ‘Shotgun’ in Simlish (the fictional language featured in the long-running game series) around her house.Announced in June, the ‘High School Years’ expansion for The Sims 4 means that players can now attend classes and after-school teams, socialise with friends in the cafeteria, and decorate their lockers.The update also explores teenagers’ lives outside of the school gates, with students being able to spend time with their friends in other locations, go on dates, or get up to some mischief.“High school is a time of self-discovery! Find the confidence to ask your crush out or the guts to skip class,” said EA.Soccer Mommy, meanwhile, recently spoke to NME at Governors Ball 2022 about the different approach she took to making her latest record in comparison to her previous album, ‘Color Theory’.In a four-star review of ‘Sometimes, Forever’, NME wrote: “The reductive tags that may have previously been assigned to Soccer Mommy – sad, chill, nostalgic – have no foothold here.
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Pulled Apart By Horses unveil details of new album, ‘Reality Cheques’
Pulled Apart By Horses have unveiled details of a new album, ‘Reality Cheques’.The band’s fifth album is set for release on September 30 via Alcopop! Records.As well as this, the band have unveiled details of an extensive run of shows in October in support of the new record. Tickets go on general sale this Friday August 5 with a fan pre-sale taking place on Wednesday August 3.Check out the full list of dates below and buy tickets here.SEPTEMBER9 – Hull – AdelphiOCTOBER 1 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club2 – Liverpool – EBGB’s4 – Manchester – Factory5 – Huddersfield – Parish6 – Glasgow – Broadcast7 – Sunderland – Pop Recs12 – Cambridge – Portland Arms13 – St Albans – The Horn14 – Bridgwater – Cobblestones15 – Norwich – Waterfront Studio20 – Stoke – Underground21 – Birmingham – Asylum23 – Bristol – Rough Trade24 – Swansea – Bunkhouse27 – Milton Keynes – The Craufurd Arms28 – London – The Garage29 – Ashford – The Glass House30 – Brighton – The Hope & RuinSpeaking about the band’s new album, vocalist Tom Hudson said: “Our musical tastes change monthly, never mind over the course of the years, so we are never going to be the kind of band who’d do the same album every time.“We’ve always been that band that are ‘too heavy for the indie kids, and too indie for the heavy kids’ in industry terms, but it’s quite cool that people don’t really know where to put us, because it means no-one can easily slap a genre name upon us.
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Palaye Royale unveil details of extensive European and UK 2023 tour
Palaye Royale have unveiled details of an extensive European and UK tour for 2023 – check out the dates below.The band will tour from January to March and in the UK, they will play a night at London’s Brixton Academy.You can get tickets for the shows here from August 12 onwards.Palaye Royale European and UK Tour 2023:JANUARY21 – Krakow, Poland22 – Warsaw, Poland24 – Berlin, Germany26 – Copenhagen, Denmark28 – Stockholm, Sweden29 – Oslo, NorwayFEBRUARY5 – Cologne, Germany7 – Manchester, UK8 – Glasgow, UK10 – London, UK12 – Wolverhampton, UK13 – Paris, France15 – Barcelona, Spain17 – Lisbon, Portugal19 – Stuttgart, Germany20 – Zurich, Switzerland25 – Munich, GermanyMARCH1 – Vilnius Lithuania2 – Riga, Latvia3 – Tallinn, Estonia4 – Helsinki, Finland7 – Sofia, Bulgaria8 – Bucharest, Romania10 – Istanbul, TurkeyIt comes after the band recently announced the release of their fourth studio album ‘Fever Dream’, their first since 2020’s ‘The Bastards’.The band have released four singles in support of the album so far, including, its title track, ‘No Love In LA’, ‘Punching Bag’, ‘Paranoid’ and ‘Broken’.The album is out on October 28 via Sumerian Records and was made in collaboration with producer Chris Greatti, who has worked with the likes of Yungblud and Willow.Speaking about the new album recently, the band said: “Making this record felt like getting back to when we first fell in love with music.“This record is very much about self-belief and self-empowerment, and overcoming all the obstacles that life throws at you. It’s the first time we’ve really taken a hopeful approach in our music.”The band are currently playing festivals in Europe before they head on their North American from September.
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Listen to The Lounge Society’s breezy new single ‘Upheaval’
The Lounge Society have shared a new track called ‘Upheaval’ – you can listen to it below.The breezy, acoustic guitar-driven single serves as the latest preview of the Yorkshire band’s debut album ‘Tired Of Liberty’, which is due to arrive on August 26 via Speedy Wunderground (pre-order here).“‘Upheaval’ has a calmer atmosphere than anything we’ve done before and looking back on the album as a whole, it may in fact be one of the most important tracks on there,” the group explained in a joint statement.“In the studio Dan [Carey, producer] really helped us bring a certain vintage feel to life – with deep textured acoustic guitars, heavily impacted by the ambient room mixing we focused on in the closing stages of the album.”They continued: “This song, more than anything else we’ve ever done, feels like us together as four mates playing a song that we love.”Tune in here:‘Tired Of Liberty’ has also been previewed by the recent songs ‘Blood Money’ and ‘No Driver’. You can check out the full tracklist below.1. ‘People Are Scary’2. ‘Blood Money’3. ‘No Driver’4. ‘Beneath The Screen’5. ‘North Is Your Heart’6. ‘Last Breath’7. ‘Remains’8. ‘Boredom Is A Drug’9. ‘It’s Just A Ride’10. ‘Upheaval’11. ‘Generation Game’The Lounge Society’s 2021 EP ‘Silk For The Starving’ was named by NME as one of last year’s best EPs and mixtapes.The band have also been championed by Strokes producer Gordon Raphael.
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Blossoms unveil details of 21 date UK and Ireland tour
Blossoms have today unveiled details of a 21 date UK and Ireland tour this winter.The Stockport five-piece will head out on the road this November and December and will perform across the UK and Ireland. The dates include two nights at Manchester’s O2 Apollo and one night at London’s O2 Academy in Brixton.Tickets for the gigs go on sale at 9am on August 5 here.Check out the full list of dates below:UK & IRELAND TOUR! We're very pleased to announced our November/December tour dates including London @O2AcademyBrix & two nights at Manchester @O2ApolloManc.Fan presale begins 9am on Wednesday https://t.co/NhTKYSWrMpTickets go on general sale 9am Friday https://t.co/YFzalgMPaP pic.twitter.com/vKBYYWsvUY— B L O S S O M S (@BlossomsBand) August 1, 2022NOVEMBER 11 – Bristol – O2 Academy12 – Nottingham – Rock City13 – Aylesbury – Waterside Theatre15 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange16 – Portsmouth – Guildhall18 – Exeter University – Great Hall19 – Bournemouth – O2 Academy20 – Newcastle – O2 City Hall22 – Glasgow – O2 Academy23 – Edinburgh – O2 Academy25 – Doncaster – Dome26 – Cardiff University – Great Hall27 – Liverpool University – The Mountford Hall29 – Birmingham – O2 Academy30 – Norwich – The Nick Rayns LCR, UEADECEMBER2 – Brighton – Dome3 – London – O2 Academy Brixton5 – Belfast – Telegraph6 – Dublin – Olympia Theatre8 – Manchester – O2 Apollo9 – Manchester – O2 ApolloIn other news, Blossoms covered The Human League’s classic single ‘Don’t You Want Me’ during their headline set at Truck Festival earlier this month.
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Two Door Cinema Club share shimmering new single ‘Lucky’
Two Door Cinema Club have shared a new single, ‘Lucky’ – you can listen to it below.The track is the latest preview of the Northern Irish trio’s fifth studio album ‘Keep On Smiling’, which is due to arrive on September 2 (physical versions will come out on November 4).“‘Lucky’ is a reflection about how fast things change. Lamenting the loss of points and moments in culture,” the band explained of the shimmering, synth-heavy song in a statement.“We live in such a disposable society, we just need to take the time to think and reflect about why things are there in the first place.”Tune in here:An official video for ‘Lucky’ is set to premiere on YouTube at 7pm BST today (July 29) – you’ll be able to watch it here.Two Door Cinema Club have already previewed their upcoming record with the single ‘Wonderful Life’.Per a press release, ‘Keep On Smiling’ was written and produced by the TDCC both during and coming out of the COVID-enforced lockdowns. It features additional production from Jacknife Lee (The Killers, Taylor Swift, Bloc Party) and Dan Grech Marguerat (Halsey, Lana Del Rey, George Ezra).The full album tracklist is as follows:1. ‘Messenger AD’2. ‘Blue Light’ 3. ‘Everybody’s Cool’ 4. ‘Lucky’ 5. ‘Little Piggy’ 6. ‘Millionaire’ 7. ‘High’ 8. ‘Wonderful Life’ 9. ‘Feeling Strange’ 10.’Won’t Do Nothing’ 11. ‘Messenger HD’ 12. ‘Disappearer’Two Door Cinema Club are scheduled to preview their new material on a European headline tour this September/October.
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