New music Friday: Tove Lo, Courteeners, Avenged Sevenfold and more release new albums

It’s our favourite time of the week – New Music Friday is the new tunes fix you need to get your weekend started. This week we’ll be listening to Tove Lo, Courteeners, Avenged Sevenfold and more.

What’s even better about New Music Friday is that you can also listen to a lot of the new releases live! We’ve found the artists who’ve got new records out and are about to take them on tour. Double win, you’re welcome!

Tove Lo – Lady Wood


Swedish singer Tove Lo has released her second studio album today via Island Records and it’s all about chasing all kinds of rushes. Lady Wood follows her 2014 debut album Queen of the Clouds. Tove Lo is heading for the UK to take her new record for a spin next March, get tickets here.

Courteeners – Mapping The Rendezvous


After eight years as one of Britain’s biggest underground indie bands The Courteeners have released their fifth studio album Mapping The Rendezvous today. The four-piece are about to embark on a massive UK tour and have just announced the biggest headline show of their career – at home in Manchester. There’s a few tickets left across various venues right here.

Memphis May Fire – This Light I Hold


Dallas-based metalcore rockers Memphis May Fire’s This Light I Hold is out today and the band say it is definitely one they’ll be proud of forever. In a month’s time they’ll be touring the UK with the Devil Wears Prada and Silverstein and we’ve tickets left for London and Glasgow here.

Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage


The rumours are true! Just this morning Avenged Sevenfold held a very special event at Capitol Records HQ in Los Angeles where they announced and released their seventh studio album The Stage. Next January you can catch their brilliant new live tour in the UK, get your tickets here.

The Answer – SOLAS


Northern Irish rockers The Answer have released their newest record SOLAS today. Lead singer Cormac Neeson said: “All I will say about this record is that it’s a journey and one we’ve never really taken before, so prepare yourselves for a few surprises. But don’t worry, they are ridiculously good surprises… well, I think so anyway.” The band are hitting the road later next month with last tickets here.