2019 even began, there was a lot of hype surrounding a new album by
Slipknot. Back in late 2018, we were treated to “All Out Life”, a
track which we all thought would end up on the final album. However,
it somehow became its own solitary track.
first official track of Slipknot’s upcoming album We
Are Not Your Kind came to us this month in fact. It’s
nu-metal nine-piece will release their new album in early August, and
leading up to this new record, there has been a tonne of
anticipation. There has even been word of Slipknot returning to the
same level of heaviness they conveyed just under 20 years ago.
at first, I didn’t pick up on the statement as much when listening
to “Unsainted”, I started to notice the similarities more and
more as the song continued to grow on me. It has now lead up to it
being one of my favourite tracks of May and one that gets me very
excited for the new album.
the release of his legendary 2017 album Flower
Boy, the bar was set incredibly high for American
Hip-Hop/R’n’B artist Tyler, the Creator’s next full-length
out of nowhere, Tyler surprised us all with the announcement of his
latest album IGOR and with this, a
new alter ego of the same name. IGOR was
then released on the 17th. Before this release date, Tyler teased
fans with four short videos which showed little snippets of a
selection of songs.
IGOR turned out to be an incredible album once it was out, and garnered praise almost instantly. Towards the end of may, IGOR became the first album by Tyler, the Creator’s first record to reach number 1 on the billboard charts.
impact this month doesn’t just stop at his new album, however. His
ban from performing in the UK has finally been lifted after 5 years.
Ironically, the UK prime minister, Theresa May happened to be the one
who set the ban into motion. And as Tyler makes his glorious return
to Britain, Theresa’s time runs out as prime minister, and she will
quit officially on 7th June.
Despite being welcomed back into the UK with open arms, his surprise show in London was shut down before it even started as a result of countless fans being “too rowdy”. Despite this however, Tyler is set to perform at the O2 Academy Brixton, London for 3 individual dates in September.