Our recap of the stories we featured during the past seven days includes big gig announcements by Primal Scream and The War on Drugs’ new title track off their forthcoming album.
They’ll be Primal Scream’s first headline gigs since December 2019.
Primal Scream will play big UK shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London next year as part of the celebrations for Screamadelica’s 30th birthday.
With a 12” Singles Box collection and a double-vinyl picture disc of the album due out this week, concerts have been announced at Queen’s Park in Glasgow on July 1st, Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on the 9th and finally Alexandra Palace Park in London on the 16th when the landmark 1991 record is to be played in full.
The Strokes will be there when TRNSMT reverts back to its July dates next year.
The Strokes, Lewis Capaldi and Paolo Nutini are all the leading the first announcement for TRSNMT Festival 2022.
Beabadoobee, Fontaines D.C., Foals, Sigrid and Wolf Alice are some of the others on the early line-up, with the festival set to take place between July 8th-10th.
Headliners The Strokes had one of those released-into-lockdown 2020 records via The New Abnormal, but it did hand the band a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album earlier this year.
Courtney Barnett releases her third album on November 12th.
“Making this clip was an interestingly experience for me,” Dalimore says. “I love how brilliantly simple Courtney’s idea was, it brought real joy shooting part of it together, just me, her and my DOP with the other part being two long days directing over zoom across the Tasman Sea.”
The War On Drugs release their new album in October.
There’s plenty of lyrical nods to Bob Dylan on the title-track of The War On Drugs’ forthcoming I Don’t Live Here Anymore LP.
Guest vocalists Lucius lend a different flavour to the band on the second track to be taken from their fifth studio record, one whose life began in the immediate of aftermath of A Deeper Understanding picking up the Best Rock Album prize at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
My Morning Jacket release their new album on October 22nd via ATO Records.
My Morning Jacket have unveiled the first single proper for their forthcoming self-titled LP.
“Love Love Love is trying to steer the ship away from everything I’m talking about in Regularly Scheduled Programming and speak toward positivity and pure love, finding truth within yourself and in the world around you,” says Jim James.
“We’re so excited about Green Man’s 20th birthday and we’re planning to celebrate his big anniversary with lots of wonderful surprises and the best party ever,” festival owner Fiona Stewart says.
Soon after its return last month, Green Man Festival organisers are looking ahead to the 2022 edition with confirmation of Michael Kiwanuka as its first headliner.
Kiwanuka has been riding high after the release of his near-self-titled album in November 2019 which went on to win the Mercury Prize the following year.