Our three editors give you their favourite bits of this week.
Last updated: 28th Jan 2019. Originally published: 25th Jan 2019
Image: The Sugarmill
We battled through Blue Monday (and the aftermath of our Christmas do) and came out on the other side. We laughed and cringed at Fyre Festival's toe-curling demise, we announced we'd be heading to Bristol for something exciting, and all this great stuff got announced...
Another busy week has seen a wide range of gigs come on sale across the country, and below we have hand-picked a selection of the top class live music events that you can now find tickets for.
First things first, Kate Bush covering indie rockers The Futureheads who return in 2019 from a 6 year hiatus from touring and are all set to release with their first new album since 2012’s critically acclaimed Rant, with their 6th full full length release coming in 2019. Fans of the band can catch them at Stoke's Sugarmill on Saturday 4th May and you can find The Futureheads Stoke tickets below.
Added to Manchester Academy's gig calendar on Saturday 30th March are the truly brilliant Cinematic Orchestra who also have a new album released this year in the form of To Believe. Both singer-songwriter Moses Sumney and rapper Roots Manuva are involved in the new release as is producer Dorian Concept, and will be the band's first album since 2007. You can find Cinematic Orchestra Manchester tickets below.
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Also unveiled is a date for The Dualers at Sheffield's Leadmill, another show in the calendar for the industrious ska and reggae outfit on Saturday 30th November. The group have already sold out a shedload of their shows this year, and tickets for this Yorkshire date will fly out if previous tours are anything to go by. Find your Dualers Sheffield tickets below.
Henry Lewis - Live Music Editor
In a week where it was reported a DJ in Uganda was allegedly killed by party-goers for playing bad and boring music, it can be said for sure that the same won't be happening in the UK - where some of the biggest and best line ups have been confirmed.
We put got to know Marc Rebillet a little bit better too, what a guy! Watch that above.
Becca Frankland - Clubs and Electronic Music Editor
And what a week for festivals. We couldn't escape the full scandalous tale of the disaster that was Fyre Festival and were subsequently gifted potentially the most meme-able story in history (thank you Andy King).