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New Music This Week (w/e 22/09/17)

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Welcome once again to our rundown of the best new music from the past seven days

Vessels feat. John Grant – Erase The Tapes

Fresh from his appearance on the new elbow single, John Grant provides lead vocals on a new track from Leeds band Vessels. The album The Great Distraction comes out on Friday, and you can pre-order it here

Depeche Mode – Heroes

The Mode have been covering Bowie’s song in concert recently, but to mark 40 years since the single’s release, they’ve issued a studio take of it. Gahan’s voice was made to sing this

Stone Temple Pilots – Only Dying

One of the bonus tracks on the upcoming Core 25th anniversary Deluxe Edition, this song has been previously unavailable. The reissued album will be with us on October 13th

All Tvvins – Anything

One of the finest bands out of Ireland in recent years, this is the first new music from the lads since last year’s debut album. No word on when we can expect album two, but this will do nicely for now

Iron Maiden – Speed Of Light (Live)

The Irons will be releasing a live set culled from their current Book Of Souls World Tour, and have shared this live video as a taster. The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter comes out on November 17th, featuring 15 tracks from across their 40-year career

Wolf Alice – Heavenward

This is the opening track from the band’s second album Visions Of A Life, which will be released next Friday. It’s the fourth song previewed, which, apart from ‘Yuk Foo’, have all been great.

Morrissey – Spent The Day In Bed

Yup, he’s back, on his 900th record label, with the album Low In High Places due November 17th. Musically, this is a great song, but lyrically, it’s disappointing – far from the exquisite wordsmithery for which Mozzer is famed. It’s actually a bit rhyming dictionary…..

Bob Dylan – When you Gonna Wake Up? (Live in Oslo, 1981)

The next installment of Dylan’s Legendary Bootleg Series (Volume 13, if you’re counting) focuses on a much-maligned period of his career: The I Love Jesus Years, whereupon having found God as a born-again Christian, The Dylan turned his back on secular music and wrote exclusively about Things Religious. I’ve always been a fan of this music though – while the lyrics were pretty Fire & Brimstone, they were couched in some astonishing music. Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol 13, 1978 – 1981, a nine-disc swet (or a 2-disc Best Of) is out November 3rd, and Bob has released this taster:

 

Album-wise, we haven’t come across anything either new or reissued this week that we loved enough to feature. There are some corkers scheduled for the next few weeks, so we’re not too worried

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