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One Liners: James Blunt, Semisonic, Young Fathers, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 2 August 2023


James Blunt will release new album ‘Who We Used To Be’ on 27 Oct. Out now is new single ‘Beside You’. “It’s a bit of a celebration”, he says of the song. “An upbeat banger about finally being with the one you’ve been searching for your whole life”.

Semisonic have announced that they will release their first full length album in more than 20 years, ‘Little Bit Of Sun’, on 3 Nov. Here’s first single ‘The Rope’.

Injury Reserve’s RiTchie and Parker Corey have announced that they have formed a new duo called By Storm, following the death of bandmate Stepa J Groggs in 2020. A new double A-side single features final Injury Reserve track ‘Bye Storm’ and first By Storm track ‘Double Trio’. “To respect the specificity of all three of us as Injury Reserve, we have decided not to make new music under this name”, say the duo. “[We] have continued working together and plan to release under By Storm as a hand off from our work within Injury Reserve”.

Speedy Ortiz have shared new single ‘Ghostwriter’, from upcoming new album ‘Rabbit Rabbit’, which is out on 1 Sep. Says the band’s Sadie Dupuis: “While ‘Ghostwriter’ ruminates on the horrible realities that stoke my anger – in this song’s case, the death of our climate and the criminalisation of environmental protesters – it’s also about trying to live with less rage in the day-to-day. And not always succeeding, but not getting mad about that, either. And sometimes directing that angry adrenaline toward positive actions”.

Jaakko Eino Kalevi will release new album ‘Chaos Magic’ on 17 Nov. Out now is new single ‘I Forget’. “It is about blacking out and forgetting everything – who you are, where and why”, he says of the new single. “It might sound serious but it’s fun when it’s connected to this beat”. He will also play London’s Servant Jazz Quarters on 14 Aug.



The freshly Mercury-nominated Young Fathers have announced UK tour dates this autumn, including a show at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 21 Oct. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Skindred have announced new UK shows in March next year, including a performance at London’s Wembley Arena on 15 Mar. Tickets go on general sale on Monday.

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