Our recap of the main stories we featured during the past seven days includes new album news from Jamie T and Madonna.
Jamie T has returned with the lead single from his forthcoming fifth studio album and first since 2016’s Trick.
The Old Style Raiders resumes Jamie’s long-standing association with The Maccabees, produced by guitarist Hugo White.
“It’s got hope in it,” he says. “It’s fighting to find something that means enough to you that you love. The fight to find that, and to carry on striving, to find something you love enough to hold on to.”
Kasabian will release their new album The Alchemist’s Euphoria on August 5th.
Accompanying the announcement is SCRIPTVRE, one of the tracks co-produced and written by Serge Pizzorno, and mixed by Spike Stent.
“One thing about this record I feel over the other ones, is it definitely feels like a body of work that belongs together,” Pizzorno says. “It was a beautiful moment in mastering hearing it as a piece. I think it really holds up in our seven albums…The Magnificent Seven.”
Arcade Fire will go around the world later this year touring their sixth studio record WE.
With Feist on board as support, dates will start in Europe at Dublin’s 3Arena on August 30th, with UK gigs in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, and London immediately following.
The main part of the North American leg is booked for November, when Beck and his acoustic guitar will be the special guest.
Madonna will celebrate another chart milestone with the release of a new compilation entitled Finally Enough Love.
To mark a 50th number one on Billboard‘s Dance Club chart – artist-selected remixes of each chart topper have been brought together, some either previously unreleased, or available digitally or commercially for the first time.
An abridged version comprising 16 of the tracks is also being prepared.
Dolly Parton, Eminem and Eurythmics are some of the artists who will be inducted into the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
“This diverse group of inductees each had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture and helped change the course of rock & roll,” John Sykes, the Hall Of Fame’s chairman, responds. “Their music moved generations and influenced so many artists that followed.”
Parton makes the list despite saying back in March she had intended to withdraw from the shortlist – ‘not wanting the votes split because of me…I must respectfully bow out’.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have confirmed plans for new music and live shows this year.
To go with their return to the UK next month, October gigs at the Forest Hills Stadium in New York and LA’s Hollywood Bowl have been announced, while the band have also signed to Secretly Canadian with long awaited fresh material on the horizon.
“It’s with true life affirming pleasure to announce our two headline shows in our two hometowns NYC and LA supported by two wildly gifted bands Japanese Breakfast and The Linda Lindas at the Hollywood Bowl, with The Linda Lindas supporting in Forest Hills and our other support TBA soon,” Karen O says.