Music news: Foo Fighters get reviewed and Pulp announce surprise shows

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In music news for your Sunday, the Foo Fighters new album gets some reviews and Pulp will do a short tour so that you can be happy once again. I mean, what else could you want? Two iconic bands making headlines is excellent news to wake up to.

I'll start with the Foo Fighters. Their new album, But Here We Are, will be released on June 2nd, but the reviews are already telling you this is an album you should buy. Of course, the underlying theme of the record will be how the band dealt with the loss of drummer Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins passed away in March of 2022 while the band was touring. But in true Dave Grohl and Foos fashion, the album is both a reflection of misery and a celebration of life.

New Musical Express has given the record glowing praise and that it is an "undeniable reminder of the healing, unifying power of music." The Telegraph said this is the band's "most succinct and intense album." The record has the regular bombast of previous Foo Fighters albums, but also has most of extreme beauty.

Two iconic bands, Foo Fighters and Pulp, are making headlines

Pulp, the Britpop band that never liked being called Britpop, announced they will be playing several UK shows, along with a concert in Ireland, this summer. They played their first gig on May 26th, but can be seen next in Dublin on June 9th. This is being called a "reunion" tour as the band hasn't toured extensively since 2012.

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And frankly, the world could use more of Jarvis Cocker's sardonic wit and the upbeat melancholy of Pulp. They were always able to distance themselves from other English bands of the 1990s because they basically refused to play the game for record companies. Al the while, albums like Different Class, are monuments of what music should sound like. If you live in the UK or just want to take a trip this summer, a Pulp show is must-see.