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CMU’s One Liners: 7digital, The Box, Weezer, more

By and | Published on Monday 18 January 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Digital music and radio services company 7digital has announced Paul McGowan as a new non-executive director of the firm. And yes, that’s Paul McGowan who heads up retail restructuring group Hilco UK, which also makes him Chairman of HMV, one of the retailers he restructured.

• Music telly channel operator The Box Plus Network last week appointed Ben Williams to the new role of Digital Director. He’ll be responsible for “the strategic direction of all elements of the digital business including editorial, product and commercial”. I hope they bought him a map.

• Weezer will release new album ‘Weezer’ (aka ‘The White Album’) on 1 Apr. They’ll also play Academy 1 in Manchester on 3 Apr and Brixton Academy in London on 5 Apr. Here’s new single ‘King Of The World’.

Here’s another new track from the final School Of Seven Bells album ‘SVIIB’. The release of that record has now been shifted to 26 Feb.

• Squarepusher will be performing some dates with his Shoebaleader One band in May, finishing up at Islington Assembly Hall on 8 May. Warp has also announced that it will be re-issuing some classic Squarepusher albums this year.

• Swans’ Michael Gira will play a solo show at the Barbican Centre in London on 30 Mar. Details here.

• The Duke Spirit have announced some live dates, starting with one at the Islington Assembly Hall on 20 Feb. Here’s new single ‘Hands’.

• Shellac will be touring the UK in May, finishing up with a show at Koko in London on 31 May. Tickets on sale now.

• Fufanu have announced some UK dates, which will close at the Sebright Arms in Hackney on 1 Mar. Here’s a reworked version of their song ‘Ballerina In The Rain’, re-recorded with Nick Zinner and DJ Flugvél Og Geimskip.

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