In the run up to Primavera Sound 2018, so many of its headliners and artists have announced new releases, albums and singles that it’s hard to keep up. Here’s a quick overview of some of the latest news and what festival goers might expect to hear over the next week.

‘Please Don’t Lie’ by Father John Misty, and more coming soon

Father John Misty stormed to success with one of 2017’s most popular albums ‘Pure Comedy’. Now it’s been announced that he’s bringing out a new album ‘God’s Favourite Customer’. He’s also dropped a new track ‘Please Don’t Lie’.

New album ‘Singularity’ by Jon Hopkins

Jon Hopkins has now released his new album ‘Singularity’. The album has been teased for months with a trailer and two singles, and heavily influenced by trances and meditations. “Singularity is intended to be listened to in one sitting, as a complete body of work,” says Hopkins. It’s a stunning listen.

‘Colossus’ by IDLES

Today, the Bristolian punk band dropped the new track ‘Colossus’ along with a fantastically quirky new video. It’s a teaser for their coming album – very exciting for the UK band who are the UK music industry’s 2017 breakout act. The punk kicks in at the 4 minute mark, but listen too to the start of the song for a taste of what’s to come.

Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’

NME describes Arctic Monkeys as a band that’s ‘wilfully pivoted through each era […] but this is the Arctic Monkeys like you’ve never heard them before.’ Their new album is sure to be featured at their headliner slot in Primavera Sound on Saturday night.

New album announced by Lykke Li

Swedish artist and one of Primavera Sound’s leading acts Lykke Li has just announced ‘so sad so sexy’, her fourth album out June 8 via RCA. Listen below to ‘hard rain’, one of the new singles.

A$AP Rocky releases ‘Testing’

“Where hip hop meets high art” is how the Independent described A$AP Rocky. He describes his new album, featuring the likes of FKA Twigs and Skepta (who played last year’s Primavera Sound): “I prefer to experiment and have my crowd grow with me and to reach new crowds. I don’t just rap – I actually make music. That’s why it takes time. These sonics represent me.”

What other albums and releases have we missed? Be sure to catch up with what your favourite artist has been up to. Find out who’s on the lineup:



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