Skepta and Chromatics head up Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2019, The Sherlocks new album and Olympia date, new music from Moon Diagrams

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WSTR and Bronnie will play Phase One as Sound City Korea applications open, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley has the music news this week.

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris has announced the first wave of artists to appear at the ninth edition of the festival, which will run from October 31 to November 2, 2019, at Le Grande Halle de la Villette.

This year’s festival will feature a more diverse line up than ever before, introducing two new stages focussing on up and coming talent.

Tottenham-based grime icon Skepta is known for being one of the biggest names on the UK scene and will be appearing for the first time, while Chromatics make their long-awaited return to Europe, playing their first French show since 2012.

The three-day festival will feature around 50 different artists and two new stages, La Petite Halle and the Boris Vian auditorium, bringing the total to four.

The full list of names announced so far is: Ateyaba, Barrie, Belle & Sebastian, Briston Maroney, Celeste, Charli XCX, Chromatics, Desire, Ezra Collective, Flohio, Hamza, Helado Negro, In Mirrors, Jackie Mendoza, Jamila Woods, Jessica Pratt, Kojey Radical, Korantemaa, Master Peace, Mura Masa, Nilüfer Yanya, Orville Peck, Skepta, slowthai, Weyes Blood, Yussef Dayes, the Konbini Radio stage, and many more to be announced.

Back in the UK, legendary US punks Dead Kennedys will play Hangar 34 as part of their UK and EU tour later this summer.

They’ll come to Liverpool as one of five UK dates on Wednesday, 7 August.

Sheffield quartet The Sherlocks have announced the release of their second album, Under Your Sky.

It follows their 2017 debut Live For The Moment and will be released on October 4 on Infectious Music.

It will be accompanied by a UK and Ireland headline tour that kicks off on the same day, calling in at Liverpool’s Eventim Olympia on Thursday, October 31.

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Elsewhere in gig news this week, Liverpool pop-punk outfit WSTR will head up a huge night on Friday, September 13 with special guest Bronnie.

They’ll be supported by Gen & The DegeneratesOverset and Gold Bloom at Phase One.

Meanwhile, applications are open for this year’s Sound City Korea programme, where the festival will be working with Zandari Festa to host official showcases of British artists – who are asked to apply using Gigmit.

Our new music this week comes from Moon Diagrams, the solo recording project of Deerhunter co-founder and drummer Moses John Archuleta.

Two years after his acclaimed debut album Lifetime Of Love, Archuleta returns with Trappy Bats, a mini-LP that interweaves three new tracks with radiant reworks from Shigeto, Angel Deradoorian and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.

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