Tuesday, September 19, 2017
On Friday, during a Facebook Live Q&A, Bjork announced that her new album will be called Utopia. She said it will be out "soon" but speculation says it is coming in November. No official announcement of a release date has been made.
Andrew W.K. has announced that his yet-to-be-titled new album will come in March. I'm going for the sound of pure, unadulterated power; every emotion, every thought, every experience, every sensation, every fear, every joy, every clarity, every confusion, every up, every down... all extruded and concentrated into one thick syrup of super life-force feeling, and then psychically amplified by the celebratory spirit of glorious partying," the singer said in a press release.
Sigur Ros have given an update to their new album. “We’ve completed a few songs… they’re kind of all over the place [in terms of mood],” drummer Orri Páll Dýrason told The List. “‘Kveikur’ was dark, and these are a little bit more happy, I think… I guess it’s just the headspace we’re in. We’ve been writing these songs over a long period of time, almost two years, and the emotions are very different, kind of all over the place. Whereas’ Kveikur’ was written in really short bursts, this one has taken a longer time. We’ll see what happens when we get together for the next writing session, but maybe the world needs something happy? Maybe we all need some positive things?”
Sigur Ros are also curating their own festival in Iceland later this year and the festival's website may have accidentally revealed that My Blood Valentine will release music next year. According to the festival's site, frontman Kevin Shields, who is performing at the festival, wrote in his bio: "working on material for a new My Bloody Valentine album to be released in 2018." My Bloody Valentine have not confirmed nor denied the news.