Sunday, 30 October 2016

#BLOGTOBER DAY 30: WTF Did I Miss This Week #4 (w/c 24/10/16)

The YA world:

Quite a few pretty new releases this week:
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With Epic Reads announcing the majority of their summer 2017 covers, this week was a brilliant one for cover reveals
Image result for fir sharon goslingCHANGES IN LATITUDES by Jen Malone - on sale July 25, 2017
CRYSTAL BLADE by Kathryn Purdie - on sale August 15, 2017
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau - on sale June 6, 2017DREAMFALL by Amy Plum - on sale May 2, 2017
ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by Francesca Zappia - on sale May 30, 2017
GRIT by Gillian French - on sale May 16, 2017How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat - on sale August 15, 2017
IF BIRDS FLY BACK by Carlie Sorosiak - on sale June 27, 2017
OBSIDIAN & STARS by Julie Eshbaugh - on sale June 13, 2017THE ART OF STARVING by Sam J. Miller - on sale July 11, 2017
THESE THINGS I'VE DONE by Rebecca Phillips - on sale August 1, 2017
WHO'S THAT GIRL by Blair Thornburgh - on sale July 11, 2017YOU DON'T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU by Rebecca Barrow - on sale August 29, 2017
I've only chosen my favourite of the Epic Read's covers - you can view the rest here. Out of all of these I'm most excited about Rebecca Barrow's debut, as she used to work for the same library service I do! Cool, right? Well, that and the second Lisa Williamson novel - 'The Art of Being Normal' is still one of my favourite books of all time.

In other news:

  • Leigh Bardugo got a hefty pay check for her next two novels. 'Ninth House' tells the story of the secret societies on Yale's campus.
  • Talking of Leigh Bardugo, the Worlds Collide tour featuring Leigh and Rainbow Rowell started on Tuesday, trending on Twitter for much of the night.
  • The winner of the Man Booker Prize 2016 is... Paul Beatty!

The music world:

New releases: 
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Actually, 'Walls' came out a couple of weeks ago and I missed it... But there were hardly any new albums released this week, so I needed to fill this section somehow!
In fact, the new Avenged Sevenfold album wasn't announced prior to release: it was dropped without any promotion on Friday. 

Three more new bands have been announced:  
  • Sumner Roots, rising from the ashes of Framing Hanley, announced their first show in January.
  • Nothing Left, the new venture from ex-members of For Today, released their first song
  • Another side project from Chiodos frontman Craig Owens, badXchannels, which came with a new song and a November/December US tour announcement.
There's a new video from One OK Rock:

Real Friends released a Halloween-themed video for 'Mess': 

NEW Highly Suspect!  

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes released a video for 'Lullaby':

Here's Danny Worsnop making his triumphant live return to Asking Alexandria!

Danny's other band, We Are Harlot, also made a statement about how shocked they were to hear about the reunion - probably doubled when it was announced that a new song has already been recorded.

Alvarez Kings released 'Cold Conscience' and announced that their debut album 'Somewhere Between' will be out early next year.
There's also a new Lower Than Atlantis song, 'Dumb', premiering on Daniel P Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show tonight. There's also a big announcement - album news, perhaps?

More tour announcements, this week including:
  • The line-up for Not So Silent Night, a two-night extravaganza in California in December, which will be headlined by both blink-182 and Green Day.
  • The Hotelier announced a very short UK run in January.
  • Seaway are returning to UK shores in January and February, supported by WSTR and The Gospel Youth.
  • Tegan and Sara touring the UK and Ireland in February.
  • Headline shows from Foxing in March.
  • The Pigeon Detectives playing a longer run of shows in March following their recent sold out tour.
  • You Me At Six are playing huge shows in April - you don't want to miss that Alexandra Palace show!
  • Deftones playing a huge arena tour in May. 
  • The first wave of bands announced for Austria's Nova Rock festival.
In other news:
  • Bands continue to be unlucky with vans. This week Knuckle Puck wrote off their minivan after a collision with a deer, but still played their show with The Wonder Years that night. (Dare I say this is karma for their beef with Jarrod Alonge? No, karma isn't real!!)
  • It looks like there's going to be a Relient K Halloween EP
  • The first Download 2017 band announcement is going to be on Thursday. Because of how close it is to Nova Rock, we might be able to expect some of those bands to crop up, so start getting excited! 
  • Mallory Knox are up to something, based on those new Twitter header and profile pictures...
  • Creeper did a cool thing on the radio, which resulted in them covering 'We Don't Believe What's On TV' by twenty one pilots.
  • Waterparks teamed up with Pandora to stream 'Double Dare' before its release. UK stream coming on Monday...
  • AFI came back and proved just how edgy they are by announcing 'AFI (The Blood Album)'.
  • There's also exciting live performances by Enter Shikari, Deaf Havana and Puppy on Daniel P Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show this Sunday.
  • Some fans got engaged on stage at an Avenged Sevenfold show! Awwh.
With that soppy note, I'm leaving you. I apologise if I've missed any news this week: I've been away for the weekend, so I haven't been exploring the internet as much as I normally do! 
Have a happy Halloween - I'm looking forward to spending mine with Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari, Don Broco and Basement. Look out for a very excited purple-haired cowgirl in the crowd...

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