Weekly News Round-Up: Wild Beasts, Royal Blood and more

Missed any of the week’s top news stories? Live4ever has it covered with our Weekly News Round-Up, looking back at ten of the biggest headlines we featured during the last seven days in British music.

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Wild Beasts live in New York (Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

One of Wild Beasts‘ final acts as a band will be the release of a career-spanning live album on February 16th, 2018.

Having already detailed some farewell UK shows and put out the Punk Drunk And Trembling EP, they’ve now announced Last Night All My Dreams Came True which is being previewed with The Devil’s Palace recorded, as like the rest of the LP, live at RAK Studios.

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Noel Gallagher and Jehnny Beth were both back on stage with Gorillaz as the Humanz tour reached London’s O2 Arena last week.

They were reunited with Damon Albarn for a performance of We Got The Power.

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Kasabian and Liam Gallagher are among the headliners confirmed for the Isle Of Wight festival next year.

Held between June 21st-24th 2018, the event also has Depeche Mode and The Killers at the top of its bill, while The Script, Van Morrison, James Bay and Blossoms are the other initial names.

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The Killers will play UK outdoor concerts next year in Swansea and Bolton.

Shows have been arranged for the Liberty Stadium on June 23rd and the Macron Stadium on July 13th as part of the band’s Wonderful Wonderful touring.

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Foo Fighters will be joined by some heavyweight alternative British rock when their long touring schedule behind Concrete And Gold brings them to the UK next year.

The Foos are due to play stadium shows in Manchester and London in June 2018, with Wolf Alice supporting in both cities, The Cribs at the Etihad Stadium, and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Kills and Slaves in London.

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Royal Blood live at Nottingham Arena (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Royal Blood will remain in North America after their stint supporting Queens Of The Stone Age concludes in Rochester, NY on May 25th next year.

The duo have arranged their own headline dates from there, beginning not too faraway in Brooklyn on the 28th.

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Peace have returned with a new single entitled From Under Liquid Glass which frontman Harry Koisser has described as ‘deeply personal’.

“I wrote the song during my most difficult spring in a long time,” he continues. “Peace have always been an explosion of happiness, but that isn’t reflective of every part of me or anyone for that matter.”

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Idles, Circa Waves and Little Comets are some of the first acts to be confirmed for next year’s Handmade Festival.

More early names on the event’s line-up are Dinosaur Pile Up, Protomartyr, Future Of The Left, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and The Orielles, who’ll all be performing at the O2 Academy in Leicester between May 5th-6th.

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The Manic Street Preachers have posted the first single from their next studio album Resistance Is Futile, which is due for release on April 6th, 2018.

“I’d been digesting the lyric for five years, since being in Nice and finally joining the dots between Yves Klein’s International Klein Blue and the vast open blue of the Mediterranean Sea,” Nicky Wire says of International Blue.

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Spector have premiered an official video for Untitled In D, recorded during their appearance at the Concrete And Grass Festival in Shanghai earlier this year.

The track is leading a brand new EP entitled Ex-Directory which is due in January 2018 and will comprise three more songs.

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