As we enter October we are leaving the 2018 summer tunes behind for good. New, different, work is on the horizon: we’ve got a collection of music some have long been waiting for. Perhaps most significant is the A Star Is Born soundtrack to be released following the official film premiere, but we have some indie work coming up too.
Twenty One Pilots – Trench
Release: October 5
A mere 3 years after the successful album Blurryface, it is now time for a new album from Twenty One Pilots. Music from this American duo cannot be categorised under one genre: it’s rock, pop, hiphop and rap. We are looking forward to album number five: Trench.
Twenty One Pilots use video clips, social media and music to tell the story of the alter-ego of singer Tyler. Blurryface was viewed as an autobiography work, focusing on issues they encountered in real life. Now, with the release of Trench, it looks like we’re getting some positivity back. The dark red of Blurryface is making way for the bright yellows of Trench.
Accompanied by this new album is the Bandito tour, which will serve some of the biggest venues of the world. Over the past few years Twenty One Pilots has built up an enormous fanbase. Growing this big this fast is almost impossible, but the question is if Trench can match up to the success of Blurryface at the time. With previews like ‘Jumpsuit’ and ‘Nico and the Niners’, we aren’t worried about it.
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Release: October 5
Beyoncé, Christian Bale, Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio; all were serious candidates for the leading roles in the remake of ‘A Star Is Born’. After years of searching, they eventually settled on a peculiar couple, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. It was a bold choice. Gaga’s acting career never really took off, and who knew that Cooper could sing? Turns out it worked out ‘pretty’ well: the chemistry between Cooper and Gaga is palpable and the public and critics are raving. Listen to the beautiful duet ‘Shallow’.
Django Django – Winter’s Beach (EP)
Release: October 12
British art rockers Django Django have not sat still this year. Earlier in 2018 they released their third studio album Marble Skies in January, went on an amazing tour around the globe, and now they are ready to release yet another record. Though this time only an EP, one cannot help but be impressed by the amount of music the band has produced this year. Django Django usually consists of cheerful upbeat tracks perfect for dancing, and The Guardian deemed their latest work 4/5 stars. Their newest single “Swimming At Night” has that familiar funky Django Django sound, so we’re looking forward to even more work from them in October… and hopefully more gigs?
Also to be released
You Me At Six / Tom Odell / Jess Glynne / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / Kurt Vile / Yoko Ono / Disturbed / Nothing But Thieves / MØ / Boy George & Culture Club / The Ting Tings / Thom Yorke / Ty Segall