There’s a load of great music, TV, movies and sport coming up in October and, as usual, we’ve got the rundown on this month’s highlights…
Winter is coming, which means it’s time to shrug off the guilt and rug up for a new month of stellar entertainment.
See, while others may mourn the summer sun, we’re secretly excited about the prospect of cooler nights. Particularly with hot new content like Marvel’s Luke Cage now out on Netflix and a raft of brand new albums to help with the daily commute.
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Ease yourself into autumn with the latest from Bon Iver. Though not technically an October release, we couldn’t go past a second mention of ‘22, A Million’ – billed by the New York Times as the 35-year old songwriter’s “most diverse, noisiest, shortest, knottiest and most experimental album so far”. Its 30 September release means it’s on Spotify right now, and after waiting since 2011 we’re playing it on repeat. Listen to track ’10 d E A T h b R E a s T ? ?’ below…
OneRepublic also come back with new tracks this month. Their fourth studio album ‘Oh My My’ – written with inspiration from 16 countries around the world – will land on Spotify on 7 October. Check out new single A.I, featuring none other than Peter Gabriel, below:
After bursting onto the scene with ‘Habits (Stay High)’ in 2013, Swedish artist Tove Lo is set to release new album ‘Lady Wood’ this month, as a follow-up to her platinum-selling Queen of the Clouds. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lo described the new album as taking inspiration from an obsession with “minimal techno,” traversing both heartbreak and identity issues. Check out the taster below and the full album from 28 October.
Other noteworthy albums include Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ – due for release on 28 October and prompting speculation around the end of Gaga’s more eccentric antics. Kings of Leon are back with new album Walls and – for those after something a bit more mellow – Norah Jones’ ‘Day Break’ will hit Spotify on 7 October.
It’s a Titanic month for movie lovers as Netflix welcomes Jack and Rose to its compendium of classics in October. But the nostalgia doesn’t stop there; this month also sees Dazed and Confused, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Breakfast at Tiffany’s added to the streaming service.
If you’re looking for something a bit more timely, check out the new season of Charlie Brooker’s brilliantly twisted Black Mirror. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis and Bryce Dallas Howard, season three of the dystopian drama reflects on the darker side of technology and human nature. The first six episodes of season three will be available from 21 October – though only a strong soul would dare watch them in one go.
Later in the month, Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson return for season three of The Fall. Based loosely around the true story of serial killer Denis Rader, the Belfast-based crime drama with its focus on serial killer Paul Spector (Dornan) promises to take a darker turn. Tune in 29 October to see just what that means.
Sky Sports Mobile TV
With the Premier League in full swing it’s another action-filled month for football fans. And with Sky Sports Mobile TV providing on-the-go access to Sky Sports 1, 2 and Sky Sports News HQ, there’s no need to miss a match.
As arguably one of the biggest matchups in British football, you definitely won’t want to miss Liverpool vs. Manchester Utd on Monday 17 October. But it won’t be Man U’s only big game this month; they’ll face Chelsea on 23 October, as former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho returns to his old stomping ground for the very first time following last season’s unceremonious sacking.
Elsewhere, Sky Sports fans will be able to watch England’s cricketers take on Bangladesh in their first ODI on 7 October, or tune in to Sky Sports 1 as 24 of the best golfers from the United States and Europe go head to head in the Ryder Cup.
NOW TV Entertainment
Boasting live TV from 11 brilliant paid TV channels as well as over 250 on-demand box sets, your NOW TV Entertainment Pass opens the doors to more TV than you can watch in a lifetime. This month sees a bunch of new shows added, including the return of Sarah Jessica Parker in new HBO comedy The Divorce, and Ashton Kutcher in The Ranch.
Airing Tuesday 11 October on Sky Atlantic, The Divorce follows Frances (played by Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) as they grapple with the fallout from a failing marriage. Funny stuff? We’ll see.
After something a bit more gory? Everybody’s favourite zombie saga, The Walking Dead, returns to screens at 9pm on 24 October for an impressive seventh season. And it’ll finally answer that all-important question – just who did Negan kill? Like previous seasons, season seven is split in two. That means eight episodes this year and a further eight in 2017, with those dates yet to be announced. Still, there’ll be plenty of action in this half to sink your teeth into.