There's loads of great music, TV, movies and sport coming up in June, and as usual, we've got the rundown of all this month's highlights...
The beloved British summer has arrived in all its glory, complete with 20 degree highs, bright red burnt noses and picnics and barbecues as far as the eye can see. Naturally you’ll be outside enjoying the sun as much as possible, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on any of this month’s awesome entertainment.
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So, what does June have in store for us? As usual, we’re here with the rundown of all the latest and greatest music, TV and sport, starting with NOW TV…
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There’s loads going on this month, but if you pushed us to pick one show not to miss, it’d be Outcast on FOX. Never heard of it? Well, what if we told you that the show is based on a comic of the same name, penned by none other than Robert Kirkman – the creator of the original Walking Dead comics? Interested? You should be.
Outcast follows the story of of Kyle Barnes – a young man who has struggled with demonic possessions for his whole life. No longer a child, Barnes goes out into the world in search of answers, and soon discovers far more than he ever imagined possible. Tune in on Tuesday 7 June to catch the live television premiere!
And don’t forget: season six of Game of Thrones is still rolling, as is brand new drama Billions. You can still catch up of seasons 1-5 of Game of Thrones via NOW TV Box Sets, or check out our rundown of Billions right here, where we take a look at some of the best work done by co-stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti.
Spotify Premium brings a world of music to your fingertips, with millions of tracks, carefully curated playlists, and cutting edge features like Spotify Running, Discover Weekly and Spotify Concerts.
This month’s big album release comes courtesy of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who’ll drop their eleventh studio album – ‘The Getaway’ – on 17 June. Not only is this the band’s first album since 2011’s ‘I’m With You’, it’s also the first album in 25 years that the band has produced without Rick Rubin, so it promises to be something a little different for long time Chili Pepper fans. Check out the latest single, ‘Dark Necessities’, below!
There’s also the small matter of a new album from Australia rapper Iggy Azalea, who is following up 2014’s hugely successful ‘The Grand Classic’ with a second studio album, ‘Digital Distortion’. Talking to Elle Canada, Azalea said that the latest record, “has a bit of an electronic, digital influence,” adding that, “it’s still up-tempo and fun, but it’s a little more grown-up and moody.” Digital Distortion drops on 24 June, and you can stream the latest single from the album below…
There’s some great new stuff to check out UK music scene this month, too, like Tom Odell’s new album ‘Wrong Crowd’ out on 10 June, and James Blake’s deliciously atmospheric ‘The Colour In Anything out now – the latter of which is replete with artwork from Blake’s namesake, Quentin.
As a special bonus, check out our interview with the experts behind Spotify’s curated playlists, right here!
Sky Sports Mobile TV
Has it sunk in yet? Leicester City have officially completed one of the biggest shocks in sporting history, winning the English Premier League title for 2015/16 and earning themselves a place in the history books, not to mention next year’s Champions League! But how does their achievement compare to other sporting surprises?
We’ve ranked them against some of the biggest wins that shocked the sporting world, right here.
Sadly, the football season has come to a close, but if you’re feeling sport deprived, don’t fret: there’s plenty to look forward to in June. Rugby Union fans can look forward to England’s three test series against Australia, as the England rugby team head down under to take on last year’s Rugby World Cup runners-up. Tune in to Sky Sports 1 on 11, 18 and 25 June for each of the games.
Meanwhile, there’s still plenty of cricket going on too. Tune into Sky Sports on 9 June for England’s third and final test match against Sri Lanka, followed by a five-match One Day International series, which runs from 21 June to 2 July. Still not enough sport for you? You can get Sky Sports 3, 4, 5 and F1 channels for just an extra £5 a month – click here to find out more!
Nestled in amongst a massive catalogue of quality TV and movies, Netflix is the only place you can watch Netflix originals like House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black as well as Netflix’s Marvel collaborations Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
Speaking of Orange Is the New Black, the award-winning prison drama is back for a fourth season this month. Netflix has kept the plot details close to its chest so far, but eagle-eyed fans might be able to glean some details from the trailer below! Orange Is the New Black season four arrives on Netflix on 17 June.
If you can’t quite wait until then, Netflix is dropping a brand new Original Movie for you on 3 June. ‘Jadotville’ is a historical war-thriller, based on the true events of the 1961 Siege of Jadotville, where a 150-man Irish U.N. battalion defended the city against over 3,000 Congolese troops, as well as French and Belgian mercenaries. Jamie Dornan – of 50 Shades of Grey fame – stars as battalion leader Commandant Pat Quinlan, and also stars Guillaume Canet as the enemy French commander.
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