The musical year continues into the third quarter of 2019 with some unexpected new releases and a bundle of great sounds from emerging artists. For ravers and live music lovers, the region offers some terrific opportunities to catch some of the world’s most popular performers at the Singapore F1 weekend.

Sam Fender: Hypersonic Missiles
Release Date: 9 August 2019

The winner of the 2019 BRITs Critics’ Choice Award, Sam Fender’s debut album is hugely anticipated – and it’s finally got a release date. Hypersonic Missiles was written, recorded and produced at Sam’s own self-built warehouse studio in North Shields and features previous single releases Dead Boys, That Sound and Play God, as well as a stack of emotive new tracks. Available on download, CD, cassette, mini-disc and limited edition black and white vinyl.

Slipknot: We Are Not Your Kind
Release Date: 9 August 2019

Slipknot’s eagerly awaited sixth album and the band’s first studio recording in five years will be released in August. Leading lights in the metal world since their 1990s’ breakthrough, any news about We Are Not Your Kind has sent the metal forums into a head-banging frenzy. Described by lead vocalist and lyricist Corey Taylor as “a pretty dark ride”, it promises to be something special. The lead single, All Out Life, is available now.

Westlife: Spectrum
Release Date: 6 September 2019

The masters of the comeback gig, Westlife are well and truly here again! Following the success of their two latest singles, Hello My Love and Better Man, and on the back of their fastest selling tour ever, the band have announced a new album. It’s the legendary Irish group’s first studio album in nine years, with tracks co-written and produced by the boys, as well as tracks by Steve Mac, Ed Sheeran and James Bay.

 Asia Dreams August – October 2019