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There are so many new tunes to listen to this month, it’s hard to know where to start. But here’s a little taster of what you can expect.
First up is James Bay, who’s back with brand new album, Electric Light. Described variously as ‘genre-bending’, ‘thoroughly immersive’ and ‘absolutely on the money’, Bay’s second album is a slightly different beast from his first, playing with new sounds, R&B influences, and lots of interesting ideas. Listen to the whole album below:
May sees the return of the Arctic Monkeys, too – we’ve not seen them together since 2013. Some of the members have been involved in side projects, but we can’t wait to see the band back together in their new – and hotly anticipated –Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino album.
The band’s keeping the tracks to themselves until release date, so we’ve not got any audio teasers. However, the Monkeys have shared this 41-second video, which has already clocked up more than 3 million views:
Plan B’s new album, Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose, drops on 4 May and features some cracking tunes, such as Grateful.
Born Ben Drew, the British MC and singer recently revealed he’s been sleeping in his clothes and can’t wait to get back to his four-year-old daughter in this recent interview with The Times. “But this album has to be the best because, as a father, I need to show her how hard she needs to work,” he says.
Hear for yourself with first single Grateful below:
Snow Patrol are back with their first album in seven years. Wilderness is due for release 25 May and the boys have been busy. The video clip for new song Life On Earth was filmed at the European Space Agency in Holland, and you can catch lead single Don’t Give In below:
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Benedict Cumberbatch fans (and, let’s face it, who isn’t?) will be thrilled to hear he’s coming to NOW TV from 1 May in the form of limited-series, Patrick Melrose.
With an abusive father, and a mother who did nothing to stop it, it’s fair to say Patrick had a troubled, yet privileged childhood. Some years, and many abused substances later, he’s become a narcissistic, schizophrenic, suicidal alcoholic, on a path of self-destruction. But can he be saved? We sure hope so, but you’ll have to tune in…
In the meantime, here are a couple of trailers to whet your appetite. The series starts on 1 May with weekly streaming available from 13 May.
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This month’s sporting action has already started, with the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina in full swing until 6 May. Tune into Sky Sports Golf to see a bevy of PGA Tour players, and past champions, such as Rory McIlroy, Derek Ernst, and Rickie Fowler, plus loads more.
England and Pakistan are set to face off in the first test match of the summer at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 24 May. Last time these two teams met was at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semifinal, where Pakistan won by 8 wickets. And you can catch all the action on Sky Sports Cricket at 11:00.
At the tail end of the month, England and Barbarians bump shoulders in an international rugby match over on Sky Sports Action – Sunday 27 May at 3pm.
Looking at the form of both teams, England’s last six games have seen them win three and lose three, while the Barbarians have won one, drawn one and lost four. Who’ll come out on top this time? You’ll have to watch to find out.
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Looking for more to watch? There’s a lot of exciting stuff to pay attention to.
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