A round up of music and music business events happening in the next seven days…
New releases. After numerous delays, that A$AP Rocky finally releases his debut album this week, featuring guest appearances from such diverse characters as Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Santigold, Danny Brown, Joey Bada$$ and Florence Welch. Meanwhile, right on time are Everything Everything, with their second album ‘Arc’. They have no guests. Not even Florence. Also out this week are new albums by Villagers, Yo La Tengo, former Girls frontman Christopher Owens, Dutch Uncles and Talk Normal.
Gigs and tours. One of last year’s most critically acclaimed artists, Kendrick Lamar, will be over in the UK this week, going head-to-head with this year’s big hopes Daughter, who will be heading out on a sold out tour culminating in a show at the Hackney Empire later this month. Did I just claim that Kendrick Lamar and Daughter are somehow nemeses battling it out on the live stages of the UK? I think I might have. But only because they are. Meanwhile, Sinead O’Connor will be playing an acoustic show at St Luke’s on Old Street in East London and Peter Hook will perform two New Order albums in London and Manchester this week.
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