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CMU’s One Liners: AIM, Spotify x Tinder, Lady Gaga, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 21 September 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• New to the board of the UK’s Association Of Independent Music following yesterday’s AGM are your best buds over at Killing Moon (Achal Dhillon), Snapper Music (Frederick Jude), 1965 Records (James Endeacott) and Because Music (Jane Third).

• Spotify and Tinder have announced an alliance, so that’s a thing. It will help Tinder users select possible dates based on taste in music. Swipe right, and all that.

• Lady Gaga has released the video for new single ‘Perfect Illusion’. It’s sounding better now than it did at first and I can’t work out if it’s been remastered or I’m in a better mood.

• Tom Odell’s roped in Kevin Spacey for his new video.

• Toothless, aka Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash, has released a new single, featuring The Staves. Here’s ‘The Sirens’.

• Tycho has released ‘Epoch’, the first single from his new album, details of which will be announced shortly.

• Baby In Vain have released the video for ‘The Urge’, taken from their debut EP ‘For The Kids’, which is out now.

• The Coathangers have released the video for new single ‘Perfume’. New album ‘Nosebleed Weekend’ is out now.

• Wovoka Gentle have posted the video for their CMU approved single ‘When Cameron Was In Egypt’s Land Let My Cameron Go’.

• The Brighton Festival, one of the festivals that takes over the seaside city each May, will have Kate Tempest as its Guest Director next year. Past music types to do the job are Laurie Anderson and Brian Eno.

• Noisia will be playing in London on 9 Dec in support of new album ‘Outer Edges’, which you can listen to here.

• Weedeater have announced UK tour dates in October, finishing up at The Underworld in Camden.

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