Weekly News Round-Up: Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher and more

You’re in the right place if you’ve missed any of the week’s top news stories – here Live4ever’s Weekly News Round-Up presents a recap of the biggest headlines in British music we featured during the last seven days.

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys performing the first of two shows at Birmingham Arena in September 2018 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Albums from Arctic Monkeys, Oasis and Nirvana were among the UK’s best sellers on the vinyl format last year.

Now well established as one of music’s key markets, it was Arctic Monkeys’ 2018 LP Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino which proved the most popular on vinyl, followed by the Greatest Showman official soundtrack which so dominated the UK’s main album chart during the last twelve months.

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Everything Everything, The Blinders, Tom Grennan and more helped to ring in 2019 at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester during a special New Year’s concert hosted by Kendal Calling. Live4ever’s Gary Mather was among those ‘Auld Lang syning’ and has our live gallery.

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Slaves have premiered their video for Photo Opportunity.

There’s already been some cracking promos released for tracks from the duo’s Acts Of Fear And Love album, and this has added to the charm of an album which Live4ever named as one of our favourites of 2018.

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The build-up to Ian Brown‘s first solo album since 2009’s My Way has continued with its new single From Chaos To Harmony.

The track follows on from the release late last year of the cover of Barrington Levy’s Black Roses and lead First World Problems as Brown prepares to put out Ripples on March 1st.

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Noel Gallagher playing the House Of Blues in Houston, Texas on March 3rd, 2018. (Lloyd Hendricks / Live4ever)

Noel Gallagher and David Bowie had between them seven of the UK’s ten best selling vinyl singles of 2018.

Gallagher’s Who Built The Moon? track It’s A Beautiful World was the biggest seller of the year, with two more singles from that album – She Taught Me How To Fly and If Love Is The Law – also in the Top 10.

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Idles have been on social media confirming work has started on their third studio album.

In one of their regular Haikus, the band revealed that the start of 2019 has encouraged them to begin work on the follow-up to Joy As An Act Of Resistance – the essential album of last year.

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Newly into the 56th year since his breakout with The Beatles, Paul McCartney has wasted no time in getting some brand new material out into 2019 in the form of Get Enough.

A swift response too to last year’s Egypt Station LP, the track is a collaboration with Zach Skelton and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.

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Old Sheffield mates Joe Carnall and Matt Helders have begun 2019 by unveiling the first taste of their collaborative project Good Cop Bad Cop.

The pair go way back to when their respective bands, Milburn and Arctic Monkeys, were breaking out of their native city to make waves on the mid-noughties UK scene, and Helders has now lent his production services to the music which has been composed by Carnall.

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