Weekly News Round-Up: Royal Blood, The 1975 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 and best headlines we featured during the last seven days.

Royal Blood live in Texas (Photo: Lloyd Hendricks for Live4ever Media)

Royal Blood live in Texas (Photo: Lloyd Hendricks for Live4ever Media)

Royal Blood will build-up to their Reading/Leeds weekend with some headline UK gigs next month.

“Beyond excited to be playing some live shows in the UK this year,” Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher have said. “It’s been far too long. Playing live is the DNA of what we do as a band and nothing connects us to our music, each other and our fans more!”

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Loyle Carner has announced a headline UK and Ireland tour for October and November.

The Not Waving, But Drowning tour, named after this year’s second studio album, opens in Dublin on October 29th and starts November at the O2 Academy in Leeds. He’s busy for the next fortnight, closing on November 15th at the Alexandra Palace in London.

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Roger Waters will document his Us + Them tour with a concert film co-directed by Waters and Sean Evans.

The tour concluded last December after 150 shows over the course of nearly two years, the film dipping into it with footage of the four gigs played at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome in June 2018. It’ll be in cinemas on October 2nd and 6th.

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The Murder Capital have unveiled Don’t Cling To Life from their debut album When I Have Fears, which will be released on August 16th.

Anticipation is building towards the band’s maiden record which has been produced by Flood and will be made available on gatefold colour LP, CD and digital download formats.

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The 1975 live at TRNSMT Festival 2017 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

The 1975 live at TRNSMT Festival 2017 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

The 1975 have confirmed some end-of-year North American gigs in New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Louisiana and Colorado.

The new dates will round off a long period of world touring for the band which is on the European festival trail at the moment and played Pohoda Festival last week.

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Gruff Rhys has announced his new album Pang! for release on September 13th.

Described as ‘a pop album with a couple of verses of Zulu and an English title’, Pang! apparently developed unexpectedly over the course of 18 months and was produced and mixed by the South African electronic artist Muzi.

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There’s an appetizer for those who’ll be taking in a Foo Fighters show at a festival somewhere around the world this summer in the form of a three-track live EP entitled 00950025.

Two of the recordings, Wattershed and For All Crows, take us way back to the band’s Reading Festival appearance in 1995 not long before they’re due back there again to headline next month, while Next Year was recorded in 2000 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Queen‘s Greatest Hits collection and Billie Eilish‘s When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go are the two top selling UK albums on vinyl so far this year.

There’s a familiar look about the Top 20 thanks to enduring favourites such as Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon, Nirvana’s Nevermind and Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?.

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